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  1. NBA draft prospect James Nnaji has spine surgery

    James Nnaji, who was a draft pick for the Charlotte Hornets, had lumbar spine surgery, Sports Illustrated reported June 5.
  2. Spine surgery outcomes better predicted with new machine learning

    Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis developed a machine learning method to better predict recovery from lumbar spine surgery.
  3. 4 medtech notes: Stryker, Accelus and more

    From an acquisition to leadership changes, here are four key developments from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since May 30.

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  1. Medtronic issues Class I recall for neurosurgery system

    A Class I recall has been issued for Medtronic's StealthStation System with StealthStation Cranial software, which is used for locating anatomical structures during neurosurgery.
  2. U of Miami Miller School of Medicine gifted $3.75M in memory of former orthopedic surgeon

    A $3.75 million gift has been given to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in memory of orthopedic surgeon Ronald Hinds, MD. 
  3. 5 things spine surgeons should know about devicemaker partnerships

    Some spine surgeons are involved with devicemakers to support and develop new technologies. 
  4. Orthopedic devicemaker closes $70M financing

    Orthopedic implant company restor3d raised $70 million in financing, according to a June 5 news release.

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  1. Hospital for Special Surgery earns $12M gift, honors 2 physicians

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery honored two physicians and announced a $12 million multiyear gift from billionaire Kenneth Griffin.
  2. ZSFab's new lumbar interbody system debuted at Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital

    ZSFab's InterConnect 3D-printed Ti lumbar interbody system was used in its first U.S. clinical cases at Tulsa (Okla.) Spine & Specialty Hospital, the devicemaker said June 4.
  3. 5 orthopedic, spine biologics updates

    From product debuts to new research, here are five key developments in orthobiologics since May 6.
  4. 7 noncompete ban updates for spine leaders

    At the end of April, the Federal Trade Commission took steps to ban noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers. Since then, the ban has faced challenges from a number of organizations and feedback from surgeons nationwide. As it stands, the rule is set to take effect for healthcare providers June 1, 2025.
  1. Orthopedic surgeon pay in the 10 best states to practice medicine

    Orthopedic surgeons in Wisconsin, named the best state to practice medicine in for 2024 by Medscape, earn an average of $534,270 annually, according to the newest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  2. Lumbar decompression with and without fusion: Which is more cost effective?

    Spinal decompression on its own is more cost-effective than the procedure combined with spinal fusion in patients with lumbar stenosis with associated degenerative spondylolisthesis, according to a study in the June 15 issue of Spine.
  3. Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery adds bundled payments

    Vancouver, Wash.-based Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery partnered with HealthME for bundled payments.
  4. The best orthopedic ASCs in the Northeast: US News

    U.S. News & World Report announced May 14 its first ratings of the best ambulatory surgery centers, including more than 200 for orthopedics.
  5. Dr. Keith Meister operates on Baltimore Orioles pitcher

    Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means underwent his second Tommy John surgery, the team said June 3. 
  6. 4 recent spine settlements to know

    Settlements were reached in four spine-related federal cases and a patient lawsuit in May.
  7. Maury Regional Health's orthopedic institute breaks ground

    Maury Regional Health broke ground on an orthopedic institute on Maury Regional Medical Center's campus in Columbia, Tenn., according to a June 3 announcement in Maury County Source.
  8. Stryker to acquire orthopedic company

    Stryker signed a definitive agreement to acquire Artelon, a company that makes soft tissue fixation products for foot and ankle and sports medicine.
  9. Why Wisconsin is the best state for orthopedic surgeons to practice

    Wisconsin has been named the best state for physicians to practice medicine in for 2024, according to Medscape's "Best & Worst Places to Practice 2024" report, published May 30. 

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