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  1. 4 orthopedic devicemaker mergers, acquisitions in Q3

    Here are four orthopedic medtech mergers and acquisitions from the third quarter of 2022.
  2. Southlake Orthopaedics treats pro wrestling star

    World Wrestling Entertainment star Robert Roode underwent treatment at Birmingham, Ala.-based Southlake Orthopaedics according to a Sept. 29 report from EWrestlingNews and Roode's Instagram page. 
  3. Maine orthopedic clinic hires 5th female surgeon

    Bangor, Maine-based Northern Light Orthopedics welcomed its fifth female orthopedic surgeon, Megan Richards, MD.

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  1. 4 of America's richest people associated with medtech giant Stryker

    Forbes released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in America, with four people associated with orthopedic tools developer Stryker making the list. 
  2. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds four new surgeons

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has added four new orthopedic surgeons to its medical staff, according to a Sept. 29 press release shared with Becker's. 
  3. New York surgeon pleads guilty to predatory $31M back surgery scheme

    New York City pain specialist and surgeon Sady Ribeiro, MD, pleaded guilty to two fraud charges related to a $31 million trip-and-fall scheme that "preyed upon" extremely poor people, the Justice Department said Sept. 29.
  4. Johnson & Johnson, Globus Medical and more: 12 robotic updates

    From a robotic surgery platform in space to a $21.3 million expansion, here are 12 robotic updates Becker's has reported on since July 5. 

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  1. Montana health system to open brain, spine clinic

    Kalispell, Mont.-based Logan Health will open a brain and spine clinic in Helena, Mont., according to a Sept. 29 news release in
  2. 10 highest-paying cities for early-career, mid-career orthopedic surgeons

    Savannah, Ga. is the highest paying U.S. city for early-career (1 to 7 years) orthopedic surgeons, while Louisville, Ky. is the highest-paying city for mid-career (8 to 14 years) orthopedic surgeons, based on data compiled from Medscape's 2022 salary reporter. 
  3. MIS, value-based care and more: Trends spine surgeons should follow

    From evolving surgical techniques to developments in healthcare pay, seven spine surgeons shared trends they advise their peers to keep an eye on.
  4. 3 spine, orthopedic surgeons honored in Q3

    Here are three surgeons who were recognized for their accomplishments in spine and orthopedics during the third quarter of 2022.
  1. An engineer-turned-surgeon's outlook on orthopedic robots

    The orthopedic industry is nearing an age of robotics when it comes to joint replacement robots, one surgeon predicts.
  2. Michigan health system sees 125+ robotic cases in 9 months, opens orthopedic institute

    On the heels of a strong start to its robotic joint replacement program, Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare opened an orthopedic institute, Traverse City Record Eagle reported Sept. 29.
  3. DISC Sports & Spine Center adds Dr. Vivek Babaria as physician partner

    DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. added Vivek Babaria, DO, as a physician partner.
  4. Livara debuts orthopedic care management platform

    Orthopedic health company Livara launched a virtual system connecting health systems, payers and providers to provide more comprehensive musculoskeletal care. 
  5. 16-physician orthopedic practice to build Mississippi location

    Hattiesburg, Miss.-based Southern Bone & Joint will build a facility in Laurel, Miss. costing up to $12 million, the Leader-Call reported Sept. 28.
  6. Stryker's robotic spine application, Surgalign's product launch and more: 5 medtech notes

    Medacta's software debut and four more updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since Sept. 21:
  7. 3 orthopedic leaders join devicemaker's advisory board

    Medical device developer CurvaFix has added three new specialists with experience in orthopedic traumatology, pelvis reconstruction and fragility fractures of the pelvis to its surgeon advisory board, according to a Sept. 28 report from StreetInsider. 
  8. 2 orthopedic surgeons implement robotic knee surgery at Essentia Health

    Robotic surgical assistant knee system Rosa has made its debut at Fargo, N.D.-based Essentia Health, according to a Sept. 28 report from Valley News. 
  9. Nanisx taps former Medtronic sales executive as new CEO to expand ASC spine division

    Nanisx, a device company specializing in the development of less exposure spine surgery technologies for ASCs, has appointed former Medtronic sales executive David Flickinger as its new CEO. 

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