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  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. Conformis inks personalized orthopedic implant deal with Vizient

    Conformis, a company offering personalized hip and knee replacements, has signed a multiyear agreement with Vizient, a healthcare performance improvement company. 
  3. 2 Hartford HealthCare hospitals lauded for total hip, knee replacement

    Backus and Windham hospitals have become the first two hospitals in eastern Connecticut to earn The Joint Commission's gold seal of approval for advanced certification for total hip and knee replacement.
  4. Dr. Peter Maiers named Indianapolis Colts head team physician

    The NFL's Indianapolis Colts named hip and knee specialist Peter Maiers, MD, to succeed Thomas Klootwyk, MD, as head team physician.

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  1. Conmed to acquire orthopedic devicemaker for up to $250M

    Conmed Corp. on Aug. 1 announced a definitive agreement to acquire Biorez, a startup focused on advancing the healing of soft tissue using its BioBrace implant technology.
  2. Zimmer Biomet's orthopedic, total revenue increases in Q2: 5 notes

    Zimmer Biomet saw increased second-quarter sales and revenue growth in the first half of 2022, according to results posted Aug. 2.
  3. Kerlan-Jobe's Dr. Bert Mandelbaum to perform knee surgery on soccer star

    Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute orthopedic surgeon Bert Mandelbaum, MD, will perform knee surgery on Felipe Mora, a forward for Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers, the team said Aug. 1.
  4. SeaSpine launches new lumbar interbody device

    Spinal devicemaker SeaSpine is launching an anterior lumbar interbody fusion device featuring the Reef A interbody.
  1. Rothman Orthopaedics inks 10-year partnership with CarePoint Health

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and CarePoint Health have cemented a 10-year partnership that will create an orthopedic Center of Excellence at Hoboken (N.J.) University Medical Center and Christ Hospital in Jersey City, expanding their partnership that began in March 2021. 
  2. Smith+Nephew orthopedic revenue dips in Q2: 5 notes

    Smith+Nephew saw year-over-year decreases in second-quarter revenue, according to financial results posted July 28.
  3. Think Surgical, Curexo ink deal for international distribution of orthopedic platform

    Think Surgical signed a deal with Curexo to distribute its orthopedic technologies.
  4. Dr. Anders Cohen debuts Kleiner Device Labs interbody system

    Anders Cohen, DO, performed the first cast with Kleiner Device Labs' KG 2 Surge flow-through interbody system.
  5. OrthoCarolina: 6 fast facts

    Here are six things to know about Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina:
  6. 4 fast facts on EmergeOrtho

    Here are four things to know about Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho:
  7. OrthoLoneStar: 3 fast facts

    Here are three things to know about Houston-based OrthoLoneStar:
  8. Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.

    A retired orthopedic surgeon who worked at Jacksonville, Fla.-based Ascension St. Vincent's Riverside Hospital has faced hundreds of complaints that went ignored by the hospital, NBC News reported July 29.
  9. Neurosurgeon arrested for allegedly groping unconscious patient

    Ogden (Utah) Regional Medical Center neurosurgeon Bryson Smith, MD, was arrested for allegedly groping an anesthetized patient during surgery, ABC affiliate KFOR reported July 30.

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