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  1. 5 spine practices to know

    Here are five spine practices to know: 
  2. Spine device company adds senior principal scientist

    Spinal Simplicity, the devicemaker behind the minimally invasive Minuteman procedure, hired a senior principal scientist.
  3. 6 orthopedic practice leadership moves in 30 days

    Six leadership appointments were named at orthopedic practices in the last month, and two come from EmergeOrtho. 

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  1. 5 recent spine surgery 'firsts'

    From new imaging systems to pedicle screw technology, Becker's reported on five spine technology debuts since April 21:
  2. 6 regenerative products launched, FDA cleared in 2022

    Several orthopedic regenerative products have been released or FDA approved in 2022.
  3. The key question for stakeholders in regenerative medicine

    Collective decision-making will be an important factor when it comes to the future of regenerative medicine in orthopedics, said Brian Larkin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and chief medical officer of Denver-based Orthopedic Centers of Colorado.
  4. 2022 Joint Replacement Award: 117 hospitals honored by Healthgrades

    Healthgrades released its 2022 Joint Replacement Award May 10, which recognized 117 hospitals across 27 states for superior clinical outcomes in total hip and knee replacement.

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  1. Corporate medicine could be 'the endgame of our system': 3 spine surgeon insights

    An increasing number of physicians are exiting private practice to join hospitals or other corporate entities, leaving just 26 percent of physicians as independent practitioners in 2022, according to an April report from Avalere.
  2. How Geisinger's Musculoskeletal Institute is bolstering the patient experience

    Physical therapy, pain management and orthopedics are often treated as separate departments, and providers at Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute are approaching musculoskeletal care in a different way: using cross-department collaboration to create a plan of care that focuses on what's most important — the patient. 
  3. Dr. Robert Watkins performs lumbar discectomy on Las Vegas hockey player

    Robert Watkins IV, MD, operated on Las Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone, the team said May 19.
  4. Surgeons ask judge to revive Johnson & Johnson false claims suit

    Two surgeons are asking a judge to reverse the dismissal of a False Claims Act case against Johnson & Johnson related to hip replacement devices.
  1. Accelus lateral spinal fusion system cleared by FDA

    Accelus' Toro-L interbody fusion system was cleared by the FDA.
  2. Dr. Keith Meister performs MLB player's second Tommy John surgery

    Keith Meister, MD, operated on Minnesota Twins pitcher Chris Paddack, the team said May 18.
  3. 2 professional athletes skip surgery, opt for regenerative orthopedic treatments

    Two professional athletes decided to forgo surgery in favor of stem cell and platelet-rich-plasma injections in the last week.
  4. 4 spine surgeons debut Globus Medical's '3-in-1' imaging system

    The first spine surgeries with Globus Medical's Excelsius3D three-in-one imaging have been completed with the ExcelsiusGPS robot, the company said May 18.
  5. CTL Amedica gets FDA clearance for navigation instrument system

    CTL Amedica was recently granted FDA 510(k) clearance for its Navigation Instrument System. 
  6. Regenerative medicine in 10 years: 5 surgeon predictions

    Regenerative medicine in spine and orthopedics is gaining momentum, and many surgeons expect further development and research for the field in the near future.
  7. 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics

    Castle Connolly's "2022 Rising Stars" list recognizes early-career physicians across several specialities for their accomplishments.
  8. Mayfield Brain & Spine taps chief strategy officer

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine appointed Christine Stuppy as chief strategy officer.
  9. Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict

    A jury has awarded a man more than $111 million in damages as a result of alleged negligent care provided by Sartell, Minn.-based St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates in relation to surgery on his left leg, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court for Minnesota on May 17.

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