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  1. Pennsylvania practice opens 4th location on hospital campus

    Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists opened a new location on the campus of Langhorne, Pa.-based St. Mary's Medical Center, Bucks County Herald reported June 23.
  2. Dr. Andrew Wassef completes 1,000th robotic-assisted surgery

    Andrew Wassef, MD, completed his 1000th joint replacement surgery using Mako SmartRobotics technology. 
  3. Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics' MSO 'eager to expand, partner and collaborate' with independent practices

    Earlier this month, Bethesda, Md.-based the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics launched MedVanta, the largest physician-owned musculoskeletal management services organization in the U.S. It is focused on helping independent practices thrive in the modern healthcare environment. 

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  1. Most US hospitals fail to disclose joint replacement pricing: study

    Less than half of hospital websites are sharing price information for joint replacements despite requirements that went into effect in 2021, according to a study published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
  2. Dr. Jacob Sams performs Illinois' 1st 'smart' total knee replacement

    In May, Jacob Sams, MD, performed the first smart total knee replacement in Illinois at Decatur Memorial Hospital, the Herald & Review reported June 23.
  3. Tennessee's largest orthopedic group expands

    Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance will open a Brentwood, Tenn., clinic and physical therapy facility on June 27, according to the Williamson Herald.
  4. Ridgeview, Twin Cities Orthopedics to build orthopedic facility

    Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics and Ridgeview, a four-hospital system, are developing an orthopedic institute on the health system's Chaska, Minn., campus.

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  1. University of Pittsburgh researchers' spine implants would monitor healing

    A team at University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering is creating a 3D-printed smart implant that would double as a sensor to monitor spinal healing.
  2. California practice 1st on West Coast to add Globus' 3-in-1 spinal imaging system

    DOCS Health in Los Angeles is the first West Coast facility to add Globus Medical's Excelsius3D system.
  3. Top 4 challenges for spine surgeons

    From tightening cost margins and staffing shortages in the operating room, spine surgeons are facing a number of challenges in 2022.
  4. Unity MSK adds Oregon orthopedic practice

    Tigard (Ore.) Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic partnered with orthopedic platform Unity MSK.
  1. Former DePuy Synthes exec Bob Vitoux named CEO of OrthoWorx

    Bob Vitoux has been appointed CEO of OrthoWorx, a Warsaw, Ind.-based nonprofit that aims to boost the orthopedics business in the region, Inside Indiana Business reported June 21.
  2. 'Continuing the upward trajectory': What total joint replacement will look like in 10 years

    Technology will play a major role in advancing total joint replacements over the next decade, four orthopedic surgeons predict.
  3. 'Too hard to run as nonpartisan candidate': Dr. Al Gross on late US House withdrawal

    Alaska orthopedic surgeon Al Gross, MD, has left the state's U.S. House race spinning after the third-place candidate withdrew from the special and general elections.
  4. Medtronic spine implant gets FDA clearance, breakthrough device designation

    Medtronic has received FDA 510(k) clearance and breakthrough device designation for its LigaPass 2.0 ligament augmentation system.
  5. 3Spine gets FDA exemption for implant trial

    The FDA gave an investigational device exemption to spine devicemaker 3Spine.
  6. Coastal Orthopedics adds Intracept spine procedure

    Bradenton, Fla.-based Coastal Orthopedics began offering Intracept, a nonsurgical spine treatment for back pain. 
  7. Essential skills for the modern spine surgeon: 7 insights

    From essential surgical techniques to business-oriented skills and how to navigate one's practice into the value-based care era, seven spine surgeons outline the attributes required to succeed in today's healthcare environment.
  8. SeaSpine launches 1st 3D-printed cervical interbody

    SeaSpine released its WaveForm C interbody system in a full commercial launch.
  9. AR spine navigation cleared, a spine robotics partnership and more: 5 device company notes

    A devicemaker's spine surgery milestone and four more updates from medtech companies in the last week:

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