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  1. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs successful knee surgery on New York Jets QB

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on the New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson, Newsday reported Aug. 16. 
  2. A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities

    A neurosurgeon with Rutgers University's two medical schools in New Jersey is returning to work less than a year after he was put on leave amid allegations of professional misconduct, according to the university.
  3. Dr. Hasham Alvi debuts new Exactech hip replacement system

    Exactech's Spartan stem and Logical cup system for hip replacements was released in a commercial launch.

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  1. 9 athletes who underwent orthopedic surgery this year

    During the 2022 sports season, orthopedic surgeons were busy operating on a variety of athletes, from NFL to MLB stars.
  2. America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons

    Here are 15 of the largest independent groups in the U.S. ranked by the number of spine surgeons that practice with them. 
  3. Breast cancer risk higher for orthopedic surgeons, small study finds

    A 2022 small study from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery shows that female orthopedic surgeons suffer from breast cancer at higher rates than the general population.
  4. Adena Health expands Orthopedic and Spine Institute

    Adena Health System has expanded its Orthopedic and Spine Institute, opening a new location in Circleville, Ohio, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Circleville Herald. 

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  1. $40M raised for world's 1st shock absorber knee implant

    Devicemaker Moximed has raised $40 million to develop what the company says is the world's first implantable shock absorber for the knee.
  2. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform season-ending surgery on Dodgers pitcher

    L.A. Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler will undergo an elbow surgery next week, performed by Neal ElAttrache, MD, that will end his baseball season, according to an Aug. 15 report from the Los Angeles Times. 
  3. Number of orthopedic surgeons in the best, worst states for healthcare

    The best and worst ranked states for healthcare vary in the number of orthopedic surgeons in each state. 
  4. Florida Orthopaedic Institute to pay $4M to settle claims it did not protect patient data

    Tampa-based Florida Orthopaedic Institute has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations it failed to protect consumers in a 2020 ransomware attack, Top Class Actions reported Aug. 15.
  1. Integra LifeSciences founder Dr. Richard Caruso dies

    Richard Caruso, PhD, founder, former CEO and former chair of Integra lifeSciences, has died, the company said Aug. 16.
  2. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds knee robots at 2 ASCs

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has added two total joint replacement robots at its ASCs, the hospital said Aug. 15.
  3. Alabama's Andrews Sports Medicine adds 2 surgeons

    Charles Pitts, MD, and Christopher Beaumont, MD, have joined Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., according to a press release sent to Becker's. 
  4. Assure Holdings' Q2 case volume grows 36%

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring company Assure Holdings saw its second quarter 2022 managed case volume jump by about 36 percent year-over-year.
  5. Spine company sees 207% sequential quarter growth at Walmart locations in Q2

    IMAC Holdings reported $5 million in revenue in the second quarter and sequential quarterly growth at its retail clinics at Walmart locations.
  6. 'A great leveling of the playing field': How Dr. Richard Berger built orthopedics' 'BEST' telehealth service

    Richard Berger, MD, created a telehealth program for total joint replacement patients. He calls it Berger's Elective Surgical and Telemedicine Experience, or BEST, and the concept was conceived long before COVID-19 accelerated the use of telehealth.
  7. Accelus' new spinal fusion device tops 150 implants

    Accelus has announced the first spinal surgeries using its minimally invasive TiHawk11 Interbody Fusion System. 
  8. Mayo Clinic LaCrosse performs 1,000th robotic surgery

    A general surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., has performed the clinic's 1,000th robotic surgery, according to an Aug. 14 report from the La Crosse Tribune.
  9. Novartis' spinal muscular atrophy drug leads to 2 patient deaths

    Novartis reported that two patients have died because of acute liver failure following treatment with Zolgensma, the company's gene therapy used to treat spinal muscular atrophy.

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