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  1. Illinois spine surgeon to serve as president of the American Orthopaedic Association

    The American Orthopaedic Association has named spine surgeon Alexander Ghanayem, MD, as second president-elect during its annual leadership meeting in June.
  2. 'Sad but not surprising': Spine, orthopedic surgeons react to the CMS 2023 proposal

    Many spine and orthopedic surgeons were disappointed by the proposed 2023 rules from CMS. One of the major proposed changes is a decrease in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  3. Think Surgical appoints Chris Fronk chief commercial officer

    Think Surgical, an orthopedic surgical robot producer, has appointed Chris Fronk as its new chief commercial officer after Mr. Fronk joined Think as vice president of sales in January. 

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  1. Crossroads Community Hospital expands orthopedic services in Illinois

    Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Ill., is opening a new location that will provide orthopedic care on July 20, WMIX 94 reported on July 14. 
  2. Dr. Drew Lighthart creates 3D-printed implants for hip, knee replacements

    An orthopedic surgeon at Teton Orthopaedics in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is modernizing the way doctors perform hip and knee replacements, Jackson Hole News reported July 13. 
  3. Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists and Advanced Orthopedics expands south of the city

    Los Angeles Orthopedic Surgery Specialists and Advanced Orthopedics is expanding into a new clinic in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
  4. NYU Langone Medical Center in Florida to add orthopedics

    NYU Langone Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., is expanding to accommodate additional specialties, including orthopedics, ABC affiliate WPBF reported July 13.  

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  1. New York City surgeon heals torn ACLs with BEAR implant

    Torn ACLs are usually treated with invasive surgeries requiring long recoveries, but one surgeon in the New York City borough of Staten Island is trying to change that with the BEAR implant, Staten Island Live reported July 13. 
  2. Spinal cord stimulator market expected to grow 8.7%

    The spinal cord stimulator market is expected to reach $3.27 billion in value by 2027, according to a July 13 report from the Digital Journal. 
  3. 3 orthopedic surgeons debut Exactech knee implant

    Implant developer Exactech has announced the first orthopedic surgeries using the Newton Knee, a new total knee replacement technology, in a July 14 press release. 
  4. 'The next era of spine surgery': Robot expands into 20th US hospital

    Englewood (N.J.) Health is the first hospital in New Jersey and the 20th in the country to install Globus Medical's Excelsius Ecosystem, a robotic spinal imaging and navigation system combining the Excelsius 3D and ExcelsiusGPS, according to The Robot Report.
  1. Medtronic's next-gen predictive spine surgery model cleared

    The FDA has provided 510(k) clearance for Medtronic's UNiD Spine Analyzer v4.0 planning platform, which includes a new Degen Algorithm for degenerative spine procedures.
  2. Dr. David Bellamy endorsed by former Florida State president in city commissioner bid

    Orthopedic surgeon David Bellamy, MD, is running against incumbent Jeremy Matlow for seat 3 of the Tallahassee (Fla.) City Commission, Florida Politics reported July 13. 
  3. The toughest challenges facing the spine industry

    From an increasingly demanding spine patient population to payers too often dictating care and a potential overreliance on enabling technologies, five spine leaders outline some of the biggest challenges facing the specialty.
  4. Dr. Daniel Jones performs Florida's 1st smart knee replacement

    Daniel Jones, MD, completed the first knee replacement with the Persona IQ smart implant in Florida on May 26.
  5. How Dr. Richard Wohns gives back as a spine surgeon

    Richard Wohns, MD, is involved in multiple service endeavors to educate spine surgeons and serve patients in need.
  6. Spinal fusion alternative device reaches FDA milestone

    Empirical Spine had its premarket approval Module II accepted and closed by the FDA for the LimiFlex dynamic sagittal tether.
  7. 6 new trends in orthopedic technology

    From the growth of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic to the ever improving medical technology paving the way, physicians are always looking for new ways to adapt to best serve their patients. 
  8. Chronic opioid use risk increased in spinal deformity patients with 4 or more years of pain

    A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study published in the July issue of Spine Deformity found that patients who undergo adult spinal deformity operations and use opioids for four or more years before surgery have higher odds of relying on post-surgery opioids chronically. 
  9. Insurer OKs ZimVie's spine device, Accelus lands investment and more: 5 medtech notes

    Early study data on 3D-printed implants and four more updates from spine devicemakers since July 6:

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