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  1. Wenzel Spine names CEO, SeaSpine's new leadership and more: 9 device company notes

    Camber Spine's latest patent and eight more updates from spine and orthopedic devicemakers in the last week:
  2. How Walmart, CVS Health will affect spine care: 4 surgeon insights

    Retail giants such as Walmart and CVS Health are continuing their push into healthcare, offering cost-friendly and convenient care close to patients' homes, and more providers are taking notice.
  3. AANS names new president, president-elect

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons has named Ann Stroink, MD, its president, and Anthony Asher, MD, its president-elect, the association said May 3.

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  1. Stryker releases 2-year shoulder implant data: 5 details

    Data for a two-year trial of Stryker's InSpace subacromial balloon found the device was a viable option for patients with massive irreparable rotator cuff tears.
  2. SeaSpine sees 21% revenue jump in Q1, names new leadership

    SeaSpine's first-quarter sales grew across its spinal implants and orthobiologics, and the company named new leadership.
  3. Zimmer Biomet reports $1.7B in sales during Q1: 4 notes

    Medical device company Zimmer Biomet reported $1.7 billion in first quarter net sales during the first quarter of 2022.
  4. 4 technologies exciting spine surgeons

    Innovation continues to pick up steam across the spine industry as surgeons look for more minimally invasive methods to operate on their patients, reduce the risk of complications and accelerate recovery.

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  1. New leadership steps in at Wenzel Spine after former CEO's death

    Wenzel Spine appointed William Wilson as CEO almost two months after the devicemaker's former CEO died.
  2. Spine devicemaker's partnership aims to improve reimbursement

    Genesys Spine is partnering with Pria Healthcare to improve patient coverage for its sacroiliac joint fusion products.
  3. Orthofix expands partnership with biologics nonprofit

    Orthofix is renewing its partnership with MTF Biologics for marketing and development of products.
  4. AAOS commits $1M to diversity projects in orthopedics

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons formed a $1 million grant program for diversity, equity and access in orthopedics.
  1. Orthopedic surgeon vs. CEO pay: 5 notes

    Orthopedics remains one of the highest-paid physician specialties, but how does it compare to CEOs in the field?
  2. Dr. Alex Cruz on the 'Golden Age' of spine surgery, the lasting effects of COVID-19 on orthopedics

    Advances in surgical technology have established a "Golden Age" of spine surgery, according to Alex Cruz, MD. 
  3. Biologics company promotes CFO from within

    Xtant Medical named Scott Neils as CFO starting June 1.
  4. Connecticut hospital 1 of 6 to get advanced certification for spine surgery

    Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn., earned advanced certification in spine surgery from The Joint Commission.
  5. Orthopedic surgeon sees increase in adult limb lengthening procedures

    Orthopedic surgeon Shahab Mahboubian, DO, has seen an increase in limb lengthening procedures since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, BuzzFeed News reported April 29.
  6. Texas spine practice adds endoscopic services

    Plano-based Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas is adding endoscopic spine surgery to its arsenal. 
  7. Ohio orthopedic practice promotes CEO from within

    Tim Smith, CEO of Columbus, Ohio-based Orthopedic ONE, is retiring, and his successor was promoted from inside the practice.
  8. 'They'll get tired of getting sued': What we heard in April

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders spoke with Becker's Spine Review on key topics in April from consolidation to artificial disc replacement.
  9. New Jersey orthopedic surgeon faces opioid distribution, conspiracy charges

    The Justice Department has accused a New Jersey orthopedic surgeon of conspiring to distribute opioids and other controlled substances without performing physical exams or even seeing some patients, the Daily Journal reported April 29.

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