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  1. Curasan to launch hyaluronic acid product to treat spinal facet syndrome

    German orthobiologics company curasan AG will launch Spinevisc at the German Orthopedic and Traumatology Congress in Berlin from Oct. 22 to 25. By Alan Condon -
  2. Duke receives $24M in federal grants for opioid crisis research — 4 things to know

    More than $24 million in federal grants was awarded to researchers from Durham, N.C.-based Duke University, reports WRAL Techwire. By Alan Condon -
  3. Arthroscopy Association of North America to open orthopedic education center

    The Arthroscopic Association of North America is opening an orthopedic education facility in Rosemont, Ill., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 4. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Twin Cities Orthopedics' new collaborative aims to preserve physician autonomy — 5 takeaways

    Twin Cities Orthopedics and three other private practices are partnering to form the Infinite Health Collaborative, a group designed to preserve physicians' autonomy in the face of industry consolidation, the StarTribune reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Zimmer Biomet adds to leadership ranks

    Zimmer Biomet brought Carrie Nichol on board to serve as the company's vice president, controller and chief accounting officer. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Scott Blumenthal on specialty hospitals

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World " edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article. By Scott L. Blumenthal, MD, Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute -
  4. Nebraska orthopedic clinic locked out of EHR after ransomware attack

    The orthopedic clinic of CHI Health's Lakeside Hospital in Omaha was hit with a ransomware attack that locked computer system access, according to a report from Live Well Nebraska. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Zimmer Biomet makes license deal worth up to $5M — 3 things to know

    Zimmer Biomet entered into a global license agreement with Bactiguard, an infection prevention technology company based in Sweden. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Sanford Health, Emory & more: 4 orthopedic partnerships with professional sports teams

    Here are four health systems and orthopedic groups partnering with professional sports teams. By Alan Condon -
  3. 7 updates on 3D printing for spine, orthopedics

    Here are seven key developments in 3D printing for spine and orthopedics in the past month. By Alan Condon -
  4. Texas spine, pain practice earns center of excellence award — 4 things to know

    Privately held medical device company Stimwave Technologies named the Advanced Spine and Pain Center of San Antonio a Stimwave Center of Excellence. By Alan Condon -
  1. Dr. Kurtis Auguste uses VR to prepare for surgeries at California hospital

    Pediatric neurosurgeon Kurtis Auguste, MD, is using virtual reality to plan procedures at University of San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. By Alan Condon -
  2. Study: Physicians reimbursed less for Medicaid spine patients than Medicare spine patients

    Physicians are reimbursed at a lower rate when performing spinal surgery on Medicaid patients than Medicare patients, according to a study published in Spine. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Florida spine practice expanding

    Aventura, Fla.-based Spine and Wellness Centers of America will expand into Northern Palm Beach County, Fla. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Raymond Gardocki: Endoscopic spine surgery in the US — will it catch up to other countries?  

    Raymond Gardocki, MD, joined Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic Orthopedics after completing a spine surgery fellowship at the Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute in 2004. By Alan Condon -
  5. Dr. Jonathan Godin returns to The Steadman Clinic to join surgical steam

    Orthopedic surgeon Jonathan Godin, MD, and former fellow of Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute is joining the practice Oct. 1. By Alan Condon -
  6. Misonix acquires Solys Medical — 4 things to know

    Misonix completed the acquisition of Solys Medical. By Alan Condon -
  7. Clifton Orthopedic Associates owner charged with illegally prescribing 1.4M+ opioid tablets

    Federal prosecutors charged Evangelos Megariotis, MD, the owner and operator of Clifton (N.J.) Orthopedic Associates, with prescribing large quantities of controlled substances "outside the usual course of medical practice and without a legitimate purpose," the Justice Department announced. By Angie Stewart -
  8. DeGen Medical gains clearance of new modular pedicle screw for spine procedure

    DeGen Medical recently received FDA clearance for its F1 MPS modular pedicle screw system for the Joust minimally invasive procedure. By Alan Condon -
  9. Life Spine receives FDA clearance for new laminoplasty system — 3 things to know

    The FDA recently granted 510(k) clearance for Life Spine's Hinged laminoplasty system. By Alan Condon -

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