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  1. Orthopedic supergroup subsidiary to spend $1.6M on site for new facility

    Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Sand Creek Orthopedic Associates, a subsidiary of Golden State Orthopedic and Spine, will purchase a 30,000-square-foot property in Brentwood, Calif., that previously served as a campus for Los Medanos College, according to The Brentwood Press.
  2. Dr. Robert Watkins consults with baseball All-Star on rare spine condition

    Los Angeles Angels All-Star center fielder Mike Trout was seen by Robert Watkins III, MD, for a rare spine condition, reported July 31.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon, former DePuy exec joins medtech board

    Charisse Sparks, MD, an orthopedic trauma surgeon and chief medical officer of AppliedVR, has joined Inspire Medical Systems' board of directors.

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  1. 7 spine surgeon moves in July

    Here are seven spine surgeons who joined new practices or added to their titles in July:
  2. 'Practicing medicine is an art, not a cookbook': What we heard in July

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders in July spoke with Becker's Spine Review on topics from smart knee replacements to bundled payments.
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    Orthopedic device companies are gaining traction every year due to new technologies and abilities in the field. 
  4. 7 key robotics headlines in July

    From surgeon milestones to devicemaker partnerships, here are seven key developments in spine and orthopedic robots from July:

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  1. Kentucky hospital completes 1st hip replacement with Rosa robot

    Frankfort (Ky.) Regional Medical Center completed its first total hip replacement using Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Hip System, according to a July 28 announcement published in the State Journal.
  2. Neurosurgeons urge Congress to pass bill addressing prior authorization by year's end

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons praised the House Ways and Means Committee for advancing the Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act.
  3. Sean Finnerty named NovaBone orthopedics division VP of sales

    Sean Finnerty has been named NovaBone's new vice president of sales in its orthopedics division. 
  4. RSNA to award $30K in AI spine fracture detection challenge

    The Radiological Society of North America has announced its latest AI competition, the RSNA Cervical Spine Fracture AI Challenge, which will award $30,000 between 10 entrants that create accurate machine learning models. 
  1. Novant Health hospital delays spine, other surgeries, cites spike in ER demand

    Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., has rescheduled 26 surgeries, including spine cases, over the next week that would have required an overnight stay, NBC affiliate WECT reported July 28.
  2. Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures

    A San Antonio surgeon is being sued by an insurer over allegations he performed medically unnecessary spinal injections and procedures to inflate personal injury claims, according to a lawsuit filed July 26 in the Western District Court of Texas.
  3. Spine practice merges with IPM Medical Group

    Comprehensive Spine & Sports Center, a 20-provider group with locations in California and Las Vegas, has joined IPM Medical Group.
  4. 4 fast facts on The Steadman Clinic

    Here are four things to know about Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic:
  5. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to operate on Miami Marlins' Max Meyer

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, is scheduled to operate on right-handed pitcher Max Meyer of the Miami Marlins, ESPN reported July 28.
  6. Orthopedic devicemaker adds former Zimmer Biomet leader

    Bret Schwartzhoff was named senior vice president of sales and marketing at Maruho Medical.
  7. Dr. Frederick Buechel to direct robotic-assisted knee surgery at New York hospital

    Frederick Buechel Jr., MD, was appointed director of robotic-assisted knee surgery at New York City-based Lenox Hill Hospital.
  8. Wife of late neurosurgeon donates $100K to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Urmil Gupta, wife of late neurosurgeon Surinder Gupta, MD, donated $100,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock to create an award for neurosurgery residents in her husband's honor. 
  9. How 4 spine practices recruit and retain staff

    Soaring inflation, a rising physician shortage and workers leaving the healthcare industry because of the COVID-19 pandemic are some of the factors making it difficult for orthopedic groups, hospitals and ASCs to recruit and retain top-tier clinical and administrative talent.

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