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  1. 'Private equity doesn't know the business better than you': Why 1 physician prefers practice independence

    While many spine and orthopedic practices have turned to consolidation or private equity investments to leverage their position in the market, Eric Freeman, DO, is remaining private.
  2. Exactech recalls 40K more hip implants

    Devicemaker Exactech is recalling 40,000 hip implants, the Sarasota Legal Examiner reported Aug. 14.
  3. 8 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are eight places posting openings for orthopedic surgeons since July 15.

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  1. 3-practice merger forms orthopedic group with 5 spine surgeons

    Wayne, N.J.-based University Spine Center, Academy Orthopaedics and High Mountain Orthopedics have merged to form OrthoEast.
  2. Globus Medical vs. Smith+Nephew vs. ZimVie: How they compare in Q2

    Globus Medical, Smith+Nephew and ZimVie shared their second-quarter results. Of those three companies, one reported a year-over-year increase in revenue.
  3. Spine surgeon shake ups in August

    Here are four spine surgeons who joined new practices or added to their titles in August:
  4. How orthopedics, spine surgery will evolve at ASCs in the next 2 years, per 1 administrator

    Expansion of procedures, new technology and physicians taking back autonomy are three ways one ASC administrator sees orthopedic and spine surgery changing in the next two years. 

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  1. 6 3D printing developments in spine, orthopedics

    From printed casts to implants, 3D printing is offering spine and orthopedic surgeons new ways to create solutions for their patients.
  2. New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules

    An appellate court on Aug. 9 upheld a $24.3 million  award to a group of neurosurgeons who found the Valley Hospital in Ridgeview, N.J., breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing with them when it signed an exclusive agreement with another surgical group, according to
  3. Osteopathic surgeons honor Dr. Brian Fiani

    Brian Fiani, DO, a neurosurgeon in New York City, has been named a recipient of a 2022  resident achievement award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
  4. 7 places hiring spine surgeons

    Here are seven places posting opportunities for spine surgeons since July 12.
  1. Stryker vs. Johnson & Johnson vs. Zimmer Biomet: How they compare in Q2

    Stryker, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet all saw year-over-year total revenue increases during the second quarter, but their spine and orthopedic sales varied in growth.
  2. Dr. Phillip Patterson performs region's first robotic total knee replacement

    Salem, Va.-based LewisGale Medical Center's orthopedic surgeon Phillip Patterson, MD, performed the region's first robotic total knee replacement, The Roanoke Star reported Aug. 12.
  3. Q2 revenue for 14 orthopedic, spine companies

    Revenues for the second quarter have been announced, and orthopedic and spine tech companies have reported mixed results, with some seeing double-digit increases from the same quarter last year, and others seeing large revenue declines.
  4. Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi named Hospital for Special Surgery's co-chief of spine

    Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, will be co-chief of spine services at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery starting Oct. 2.
  5. Washington University tops off $616M neuroscience center

    St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine's $616M neuroscience center, which began construction in spring 2020, has reached its structural completion, St. Louis Business Journal reported Aug. 11.
  6. Dr. Rafael Serrano to lead new Iowa orthopedic, sports clinic

    Rafael Serrano, MD, will lead a new orthopedic and sports medicine clinic opening in Waterloo, Iowa, according to an Aug. 11 report from The Courier.
  7. 4 critical priorities for this 22-office orthopedic practice

    Increasing patient access and incorporating value-based care are among the top priorities the Orthopedic Centers of Colorado has for the second half of this year, according to Brian Larkin, MD.
  8. Former Johnson and Johnson, DePuy Spine executive joins Sure Retractors' board of directors

    Max Reinhardt has been elected to the board of directors at Sure Retractors, a medical device company specializing in spinal surgery solutions. 
  9. Orthopedic surgeon who had double lung transplant to return to work

    An orthopedic surgeon who had a successful double lung transplant after contracting COVID-19 in 2020 is expected to return to his job in September, Erie News Now reported Aug. 10.

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