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  1. University of New Mexico adds orthopedic surgery hub

    Albuquerque-based University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center added an orthopedic surgery and rehab clinic, CBS affiliate KRQE reported Dec. 1.
  2. Dr. Robert Watkins performs back surgery on NBA player Brook Lopez

    Robert Watkins IV, MD, performed back surgery on Brook Lopez, an NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a Dec. 2 news release.
  3. NuVasive resumes sales of Precice devices

    NuVasive has lifted its voluntary ship hold on Precice titanium devices in the U.S. months after the FDA raised concerns about them in July.
  1. IMAC Holdings names 3 new leadership appointments

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based IMAC Holdings named two new hires and a promotion within the company, according to a Dec. 2 news release.
  2. 4 spine, orthopedic surgery 'firsts' in November

    Becker's Spine Review reported on four first-time surgical cases that were completed in November.
  3. CoreLink launches midline fixation system

    CoreLink launched the CentraFix midline fixation system, according to a Dec. 2 news release.
  4. Spine Wave launches 2 spinal fusion devices

    Spine Wave launched two products for spinal fusions Dec. 2.

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  1. Ohio spine practice settles HIPAA violations, agrees to 2 years of monitoring

    Cincinnati-based Advanced Spine & Pain Management was among five providers that recently agreed to pay a settlement and begin a corrective action plan for potential HIPAA violations.
  2. Will physicians flock to large, independent orthopedic groups?

    Large independent orthopedic groups are becoming more prominent across the U.S. as small and solo practices continue to decline amid economic challenges that show no signs of slowing down.
  3. The payer obstacles 2 orthopedic surgeons anticipate in 2022

    Two orthopedic surgeons weigh in on payer obstacles they expect to see in 2022, from reimbursement issues to payer investment in health programs.
  4. 500,000+ people could have been exposed in 11 data breaches at orthopedic practices

    Here are 10 spine and orthopedic practices that submitted data breach reports in 2021 by the number of individuals affected:
  1. Carrell Clinic physician performs spine surgery on Denver Nuggets forward

    Denver Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. had spine surgery at Dallas-based Carrell Clinic, the team said Dec. 1.
  2. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:
  3. Medtronic exec among 2 additions to Paragon 28 board

    Orthopedic devicemaker Paragon 28 added B. Kristine Johnson and Kristina Wright to its board of directors, according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  4. Big data in healthcare: 3 spine surgeons weigh in

    The use of big data is growing across several industries, and healthcare is no exception.
  5. Medtronic's Q2 performance, J&J's latest orthopedic launch & more: 5 device company notes

    Here are five updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last 14 days:
  6. Spine surgeon opens clinic in Houston

    Thomas Cartwright, MD, opened a spine clinic in Texas, according to a Dec. 1 news release.
  7. $5.5M grant awarded for spinal stem cell research

    The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded a $5.5 million grant to a University of California Irvine professor to study the use of stem cells to treat chronic cervical spinal cord injury.
  8. 7 spine surgeon moves in November

    Here are seven spine surgeons joining new practices in November:
  9. Royal Philips expands AR spine surgery system globally

    Royal Philips' ClarifEye augmented reality system for spine surgery debuted in Spain and Oman, the company said Dec. 1.

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