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  1. Former orthopedic clinic, owners pay $7.1M settlement over alleged unnecessary knee injections, braces: 4 details

    Seven former Osteo Relief Institutes and their owners will pay millions of dollars to settle fraud allegations. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Smith+Nephew CEO Namal Nawana steps down

    Smith-Nephew CEO Namal Nawana will depart the company over the next few months as part of a "mutual decision" to pursue other opportunities, according to a statement from the company. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Drs. Andrew Sama, Howard Colman & more: 7 spine, neurosurgeons making headlines

    Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Stryker, Synaptive Medical strike marketing deal to expand robotic device

    Synaptive Medical signed a co-marketing collaboration with Stryker's advanced guidance technologies business to expand access to its Modus V device. By Alan Condon -
  2. Kansas surgeon, spine center settle sexual harassment lawsuit — 3 insights

    Glenn Amundson, MD, a surgeon at Kansas City Spine and Sports Medicine Center, settled allegations that he sexually harassed and abused at least one female employee, the Kansas City Star reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. David Altchek operates on Braves' Freddie Freeman — 4 insights

    David Altchek, MD, performed an arthroscopic surgery on the right shoulder of Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, MLB.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. DePuy, Sectra collaborate to expand orthopedic trauma planning system — 3 things to know

    Medical imaging and cybersecurity company Sectra is using 3D templates from DePuy Synthes to expand its preoperative orthopedic planning system for trauma cases, reports ITN Online. By Alan Condon -

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  1. University of New Mexico School of Medicine to drop neurosurgery residency program

    The neurosurgery residency program at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque will be scrapped next year, Albuquerque Journal reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. 'Great patient care is great business': Dr. Matthew Goodwin on patient, price transparency in spine

    Matthew Goodwin, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis. By Alan Condon -
  3. 7 big moves for Hospital for Special Surgery in 2019

    U.S. News & World Report's most recent Best Hospitals 2018-2019 survey ranked New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery as the No. 1 hospital in the U.S. for orthopedics for the tenth successive year. By Alan Condon -
  4. 5 highest paying physician specialties — Neurosurgeon No. 1 at $401k

    PayScale reports real-time salary data from over 54 million reports from job seekers, fact checking the data against private and public compensation data. By Rachel Popa -
  1. Dr. Thomas Loftus: How a single-payer system would harm spine practice in the US

    Thomas Loftus, MD, founded the Austin (Texas) Neurological Institute in 2003. He treats a wide range of neurological disorders with a special focus on complex spine and minimally invasive techniques. By Alan Condon -
  2. Court denies motion for new trial after finding neurosurgeon did not have to disclose financial ties to spine device company

    A jury found that neurosurgeon Robert Replogle, MD, did not have to disclose his connection with spinal device company Spineology before receiving a patient's consent to a spinal fusion using one of the company's implants. By Alan Condon -
  3. Hospital for Special Surgery gets $3M grant for pain management research, physician education

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery received a $3 million to from The Starr Foundation to create the C.V. Starr Endowed Chair in Pain Management. By Alan Condon -
  4. CarboFix to launch carbon fiber vertebral body replacement device

    CarboFix will launch CarboClear, its new carbon fiber vertebral body replacement system, at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons event in San Francisco from Oct. 21 to 23. By Alan Condon -
  5. Xtant Medical launches 3 new spinal implants — 3 things to know

    Xtant Medical launched two cervical interbody spacers and one PEEK implant last month. By Alan Condon -
  6. Florida health system eliminates orthopedics at 2 clinics after $6.8M loss last year

    Two clinics that added orthopedics at the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine lost millions of dollars last year, according to the Orlando Sentinel. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. The impact of population health programs: 2 spine surgeons weigh in

    Two spine surgeons outline population health programs established in their practices. By Alan Condon -
  8. Drs. Judith Baumhauer, Benedict Nwachukwu & more: 10 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons making the news this past week. By Alan Condon -
  9. Johnson & Johnson reports 1.2 percent sales increase in Q3 & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -

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