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  1. Laser Spine Institute in Oklahoma City to shut its doors

    Oklahoma City-based Laser Spine Institute will close Nov. 30. By Shayna Korol -
  2. American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery selects Dr. Douglas Lundy as president: 4 key insights

    The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery elected Douglas Lundy, MD, to serve as president. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Neurosurgeon joins Lake Regional Hospital: 3 key points

    Osage Beach, Mo.-based Lake Regional Hospital welcomed Fassil Mesfin, MD, PhD, according to Lake Expo. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Drs. Christopher Birch, Steven Blackwood & more: 20 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 20 orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Jackie Drees -
  2. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute opens new office in New Jersey: 3 notes

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute will open the new Trenton Orthopaedic Group at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute office in Princeton, N.J. By Jackie Drees -
  3. MRI Interventions partners with Clinical Laserthermia Systems to develop spine & navigation platform: 3 notes

    MRI Interventions entered into an agreement with Lund, Sweden-based Clinical Laserthermia Systems to develop global navigation and laser ablation platforms for spine and neurosurgery. By Jackie Drees -
  4. Stryker, K2M, Zimmer Biomet & more: 17 device company notes

    Here are 17 key notes from orthopedic and spine device companies in the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. PE firms continue to invest in orthopedic practices, Edgemont reports — 4 recent investments

    The orthopedic industry is desirable for private equity firms because of its ancillary service offerings, increasing outpatient surgical volume and the growing importance of orthopedics in healthcare, according to Edgemont Capital. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Transforaminal endoscopic decompression safe in outpatient settings: 5 study findings

    A study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery examined whether transforaminal decompression for lumbar foraminal and lateral recess stenosis was safe and effective in the outpatient setting. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Neurosurgeon opens practice in New York: 5 takeaways

    Nicholas Qandah, DO, opened a private practice in Canton, N.Y., according to North Country Now. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Dr. Kris Radcliff: The biggest concerns for value-based spine care

    Kris Radcliff, MD, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute. His practice focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. How Dr. David Bumpass is transforming his practice to meet value-based care needs

    How Dr. David Bumpass is transforming his practice to meet value-based care needs By Laura Dyrda -
  2. CoreLink Surgical earns FDA clearance of 3D-printed interbody fusion device: 3 notes

    CoreLink Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance for its M3 Stand-Alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion System. By Shayna Korol -
  3. FundamentalVR adds 2 executives: 5 things to know

    Surgical simulation company FundamentalVR expanded its executive team following the launch of its Fundamental Surgery virtual reality software. By Shayna Korol -
  4. 'A new dawn' for orthopedics: Dr. Jason Arora on the promise of biologics

    Platelet-rich plasma injections and stem cell therapies are ushering in a "new dawn" in orthopedics, according to Jason Arora, DO, a board-certified interventional spine and pain management physician at West Orange, N.J.-based Atlantic Spine Center. By Shayna Korol -
  5. Preoperative & postoperative opioid use linked to adverse spinal fusion outcomes — 5 study findings

    For cervical or lumbar spinal fusion patients, postoperative pain management with opioids is associated with higher postoperative pain scores and decreased quality of life, according to a review presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2018 Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Oct. 13-17. By Shayna Korol -
  6. Orthopedic practice management & the shift to outpatient care – 3 Qs with Dr. Daniel Larose

    Daniel Larose, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and CEO of Omaha, Neb.-based Advanced Surgery Center. By Shayna Korol -
  7. What are spine surgeons most excited about? Dr. Christopher Summa answers 3 Qs

    Christopher Summa, MD, is a spine surgeon at Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Sutter Health. An experienced surgeon, Dr. Summa highlights his excitements in spine surgery and its transition to the outpatient setting. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. North Carolina hospital is 1st in region to implement Mazor X: 3 notes

    Hendersonville, N.C-based Park Ridge Health is the first hospital within its region to implement the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform in its spine center. By Jackie Drees -
  9. Judge rules in favor of orthopedic surgeon in $209K Aetna reimbursement case: 5 things to know

    A New Jersey judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit between an orthopedic surgeon and Aetna for the insurer's failure to reimburse the surgeon $209,000, according to Law 360. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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