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  1. The robotic surgery risks surgeons should be addressing

    Robotic-assisted surgery offers increased accuracy, efficiency and safety. However, as the technology becomes more complex, the risk of security breaches, network interruptions, latency and equipment failure need to be addressed, Semiconductor Engineering reported June 30.
  2. $200M+ orthopedic campus on track to open ASC by year's end

    Rochester, N.Y.-based UR Medicine plans to open a surgery center at a 300,000-square foot outpatient orthopedic campus by the end of the year, rochesterfirst.com reported July 1.
  3. Rome Health, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists expand access to joint replacements

    Rome (N.Y.) Health is partnering with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists to expand access to joint replacements in the community, The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported July 1.

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  1. Bon Secours plans 6-OR ASC with spine surgery

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners partnered with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C., and local physicians to offer ENT, spine and orthopedic procedures, including robotic joint replacements, according to a June 27 news release.
  2. Dr. Alan Daniels, Dr. Bryce Basques perform Rhode Island's 1st Mazor X Stealth surgery

    Alan Daniels, MD, and Bryce Basques, MD, who both practice out of Providence, R.I.-based University Hospital, performed the state's first spine surgery with the Mazor X Stealth edition platform.
  3. 'It's not an equal back and forth': What we heard in Q2

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders spoke with Becker's Spine Review on key topics in the second quarter from Medicare to spine navigation technologies.
  4. 1st robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew cementless knee system completed

    Cyna Khalily, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, Ky., completed the first robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew's Legion Conceloc cementless total knee system.

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  1. Zimmer Biomet launches nonprofit to help decrease orthopedic care disparities

    Zimmer Biomet created an independent 501(c)(3) for Movement is Life, a coalition that aims to decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women, racial and ethnic minorities and women living in rural communities.
  2. Twin Cities Orthopedics CEO sees 'regional play' as next big growth opportunity

    Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics and Ridgeview, a four-hospital system, are building the Orthopedic Institute on the health system's Chaska, Minn., campus.
  3. Spine practice in Walmart stores grows patient visits 100% in Q2

    The Back Company, a spine care franchise from Brentwood, Tenn.-based IMAC Holdings that launched in Walmart stores, reported more than 100 percent visit growth compared to the first quarter.
  4. Spine surgeons limiting Medicare patients due to cost-cutting: What needs to change?

    Ahead of Medicare's regulatory and reimbursement proposals for 2023, three spine surgeons suggested updates that would expand access to care and reduce the economic burdens that many independent providers face today.
  1. Enovis CFO to retire in 2023

    Chris Hix, CFO of orthopedic devicemaker Enovis, will step down to an advisory role Jan. 1, 2023, and retire later that year, Enovis said June 30.
  2. 4 spine surgeon moves in June

    Here are four spine surgeons who joined new practices or assumed new titles in June:
  3. The areas of regenerative medicine with the most promise in orthopedics

    Biologic treatments in orthopedics are gaining attention as options for patients. Four physicians shared the most promising areas of regenerative medicine for the specialty.
  4. 5 orthopedic practices to know

    Here are five orthopedic practices to know:
  5. ExplantLab develops algorithm that predicts joint replacement surgery outcome

    Scientists from ExplantLab developed an algorithm that uses patient genotype and other factors to accurately predict joint replacement surgery outcomes, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News reported June 27.
  6. 2 healthcare trends Dr. Chester Donnally follows

    Preventive medicine and shifts in healthcare ownership are two key trends Chester Donnally, MD, is keeping an eye on.
  7. 3Spine completes 1st US cases with Motus device

    The first cases with 3Spine's Motus device for the lumbar spine were completed as part of an Investigational Device Exemption trial.
  8. The topics Dr. Bobby Bhatti approaches with elected officials

    Bobby Bhatti, MD, pays attention to healthcare legislation across the U.S. and has discussed topics with elected leaders.
  9. 7 key robotics developments in Q2

    From Globus Medical's new imaging system debut to Accelus' new leadership, here are seven key spine and robotics headlines to know from the second quarter of 2022:

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