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  1. 6 stats about Conmed's acquisition of Biorez: Report

    Conmed Corp. announced Aug. 2 its acquisition of Biorez for $85 million. Conmed and Biorez are both key players in the orthopedics market, and the acquisition is expected to have a large financial impact, according to a report from Yahoo Finance. 
  2. Florida Orthopaedic Institute: 6 fast facts

    Here are six things to know about Tampa-based Florida Orthopaedic Institute:
  3. Dr. Craig Mintzer operates on Orlando City SC midfielder

    Craig Mintzer, MD, operated on Orlando City SC midfielder Joey DeZart, the team said Aug. 3.

3 things to know about spine surgeries using personalized interbody devices

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  1. Montecito Medical buys building housing Florida orthopedic practice

    Montecito Medical bought the home housing Orthopaedic Medical Group of Tampa Bay in Lithia, Fla.
  2. 4 fast facts on Twin Cities Orthopedics

    Here are four things to know about Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics:
  3. OrthoVirginia: 5 fast facts

    Here are five things to know about OrthoVirginia, based in North Chesterfield:
  4. Zimmer Biomet, Smith+Nephew's Q2 results and more: 6 device company notes

    Conmed's multimillion-dollar acquisition and five more updates from spine and orthopedic devicemakers since July 27:

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  1. Youth spine patients need fewer opioids: Study

    Children and teens who have spinal fusions to treat scoliosis can be prescribed fewer opioids during recovery without compromising pain scores, researchers at Ann Arbor-based Michigan Medicine found.
  2. SeaSpine reports 19% revenue growth in Q2: 6 notes

    SeaSpine saw a 19 percent year-over-year increase in revenue during the second quarter of 2022, according to results posted Aug. 2.
  3. National Spine and Pain Centers names Jill Lentz human resources VP

    Jill Lentz has joined National Spine and Pain Centers as vice president of human resources, the Rockville, Md.-based physicians management services organization said Aug. 2.
  4. What nurses, support staff crave from employers today

    Nurses and support staff are a critical part of any spine surgeon's practice, but recruiting and retaining top-tier talent is becoming increasingly challenging in the healthcare labor market.
  1. 3 New Jersey orthopedic groups merge, form OrthoEast

    Three orthopedic groups have merged to form OrthoEast.
  2. Dr. Adam Kanter joins Hoag Specialty Clinic as neurosurgery chief

    Adam Kanter, MD, joined Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Specialty Clinic as chief of neurosurgery and associate executive medical director of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute.
  3. Repairing and replacing, not removing, is the future of orthopedics: Dr. Kevin Stone

    Although there are several new technologies and techniques improving outcomes for sports medicine and orthopedic patients, many surgeons are not incentivized to use them, according to Kevin Stone, MD.
  4. Orthofix Medical partners with biologics company

    Orthofix and CGBio partnered for the development and commercialization of Novosis, a bone growth material and regenerative products.
  5. $85M settlement reached in spinal cord stimulation lawsuits

    Nevro Corp and Boston Scientific have reached an $85 million settlement in ongoing litigation over a spinal tech patent infringement.
  6. Miniature surgical robot to be tested in space

    A device characterized as the world's first miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery platform is set to be tested in space, the Lincoln Journal Star reported Aug. 2.
  7. 8 fast facts on Conformis

    Knee and hip replacement technology company Conformis has been creating new technology in the orthopedic tech space since its inception. Its current offerings include both standard and fully personalized implants. 
  8. South Dakota health system acquires orthopedic practice

    South Dakota's Prairie Lakes Healthcare System finalized its acquisition of Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics in Watertown, S.D., Aug. 1, according to local broadcaster KXLG.
  9. New York neurosurgeon indicted for unnecessary, invasive tests in kickback scheme

    Neurosurgeon Payam Toobian, MD, and his business, America's Imaging Center, have been indicted for allegedly defrauding Medicaid by forcing patients to undergo "unnecessary and invasive medical tests," New York Attorney General Letitia James said in an Aug. 1 statement.

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