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  1. Insurer sues Zimmer Biomet over coverage in patient death lawsuit

    Evanston Insurance Co. is suing Zimmer Biomet because the insurer argues it should not cover the devicemaker in a lawsuit involving a patient's death, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.
  2. Hip replacement market to hit $8.6B by 2031: 6 notes

    The global hip replacement market is projected to hit $8.6 billion by 2031, increasing at a 4 percent compound annual growth rate from 2022 through 2031, according to Allied Market Research.
  3. Skills all orthopedic surgeons should have

    Orthopedic surgeons take different paths when going through medical school, but there are some skills many agree all should have in common.

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  1. 10 things to know about Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic

    Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic opened 50 years ago, and since has become a preeminent provider across Florida and Georgia.
  2. 3 orthopedic surgeon moves

    The first surgeon to use OSSIOfiber suture anchors and two more orthopedic surgeon developments reported by Becker's since July 27:
  3. NYC hospital acquires Stryker Mako SmartRobotics technology

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has acquired the Stryker Mako SmartRobotics system, which allows the hospital to offer its patients a minimally invasive option for hip and knee replacements. 
  4. 4 biggest business challenges facing orthopedic practices

    With U.S. inflation hitting 9.1 percent, the highest it has been in 21 years, overheads and staff wages on the rise, and reimbursement and physician fees continuing to be cut by insurers, the next year is set to be particularly challenging for orthopedic practices. 

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  1. Dr. Yair Kissin debuts smart knee implant in New Jersey

    Yair Kissin, MD, performed the first smart knee implant in New Jersey at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center, New Jersey Business reported Aug. 10.
  2. Top 10 biggest spine, orthopedic articles halfway through 2022

    Some of the most-read articles reported by Becker's Spine Review this year covered surgeon lawsuits, management services organizations and a Texas spine surgeon with a large TikTok following.
  3. CMS lifts prior authorization for some orthopedic braces

    CMS has suspended prior authorization requirements for some orthoses products under limited circumstances, according to an Aug. 9 update.
  4. NuVasive leader to step down, Stryker's Ireland facility and more: 6 device company notes

    AxioMed's artificial disc nears FDA approval and five more key updates from spine devicemakers since Aug. 3:
  1. Dr. Michael Suk joins healthcare business board

    Orthopedic surgeon Michael Suk, MD, is among five additions to Doctivity's board of directors and advisory board.
  2. 2022 orthopedist compensation report: 12 survey results

    A 2022 report from Medscape highlights compensation survey results from the last year for U.S. orthopedic surgeons. From average income to incentive bonuses, here are 12 of those survey results.
  3. Competition spurs spine practices to meet consumers in new ways

    As consumerism in healthcare continues to rise, so too will competition between practices. Five spine surgeons discuss how practices can stand out in a crowded and increasingly consumer-focused market. 
  4. 7 artificial intelligence updates this year

    From robotic joint replacements to predicting pain outcomes, artificial intelligence is being used in a variety of ways in orthopedics.
  5. Surgalign aims to have Holo Portal system in 10-15 sites by 2023

    Surgalign's artificial intelligence and augmented reality surgical guidance system, Holo Portal, debuted in the second quarter, and the devicemaker plans to grow its footprint by 2023.
  6. Surgalign sees Q2, half-year revenue dip

    Spine devicemaker Surgalign reported year-over-year revenue decreases in the second quarter and the first half of 2022, according to results posted Aug. 9.
  7. Dr. Randal Mills named Aziyo Biologics' CEO

    Randal "Randy" Mills, PhD, co-founder of Aziyo Biologics, assumed the role of president and CEO of the company.
  8. NuVasive exec to exit

    NuVasive's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Massimo Calafiore, is stepping down, the devicemaker said Aug. 9.
  9. 362,000+ people affected by spine practice data breach

    Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz is investigating claims on behalf of patients whose data may have been stolen in a data breach at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Carmel, Ind., the consumer rights law firm said Aug. 9.

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