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  1. Lehigh Valley Health Network creates neuroscience institute

    Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network created the Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute to further advance leading neurology and neurosurgery care.
  2. Dr. Ian Madom completes 300th robot-assisted surgery

    Ian Madom, MD, completed his 300th robotic-assisted surgery with the ExcelciusGPS.
  3. 5 medtech leaders to know

    A neurological surgeon serving as the chief medical officer at Spinal Simplicity and four other medtech company leaders to know:

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  1. 5 key factors expected to bring the total knee replacement market value to $14.9B by 2030

    The total knee replacement market value is expected to reach $14.9 billion by 2030, with an accelerating compound annual growth rate of 6.2 percent as a result of multiple industry developments, a Verified Market Research report published June 16 predicts.
  2. Dr. Cato Laurencin enters AOA Hall of Fame

    Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, earned the American Orthopaedic Association's Distinguished Contributions to Orthopaedics award and entered the society's Hall of Fame on June 15.
  3. Novel ACL procedure debuted in Portland region

    Nancy Yen Shipley, MD, debuted the Bear anterior cruciate ligament implant in the Portland, Ore., region, NBC affiliate KGW reported June 16.
  4. Spine surgeon climbs 'Seven Summits'

    A Michigan spine surgeon climbed the tallest peaks on every continent, ABC affiliate WXYZ reported June 16.

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  1. Ohio doctor provides training, supplies to Ukrainian surgeons

    Jonathon Forbes, MD, recently returned from a trip to Ukraine, where he was treating those wounded during Russian attacks, Local 12 WKRC Cincinnati reported June 15.
  2. Mass General Brigham names 1st medical director of sports medicine

    Boston-based Mass General Brigham has appointed Augustus Mazzocca, MD, its first medical director of sports medicine. 
  3. Texas hospital begins using patient-specific hip implants

    Mission (Texas) Regional Medical Center began using biometric patient-specific hip implants for joint replacements, the Rio Grande Guardian reported June 16.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon brings Stryker shoulder implant technology to Northern Mississippi

    Taylor Mathis, MD, recently completed the first Stryker InSpace subacromial balloon in the northern half of Mississippi. 
  1. Why this surgeon prefers freehand spine surgery

    Spine robotics and navigation technologies have grown rapidly, but not all surgeons are keen to adopt them immediately.
  2. How 3 new PE-backed orthopedic platforms compare

    Three orthopedic platforms have cropped up via private equity backing since December 2021, and all of them are headquartered in the South.
  3. Medical device company to showcase new spinal surgery retractor

    Medical device company Sure Retractors will showcase its new cervical and mini-open retractor during the Becker's Healthcare 19th annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference June 16-18. 
  4. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform elbow surgery on Toronto Blue Jays pitcher

    Hyun Jin Ryu, pitcher for the MLB's Toronto Blue Jays, will undergo left elbow surgery to repair his ulnar collateral ligament, reported June 14.
  5. 'Fully immersive' AR navigation system FDA-approved for spine surgery

    VisAR, an augmented reality surgical guidance system, received FDA approval for intraoperative spine surgery.
  6. IMAC Holdings launches spinal health wellness supplements

    IMAC Holdings, the company behind a retail spine care chain, is launching a line of spinal health and wellness products.
  7. Stryker's new R&D facility, Accelus' promotions and more: 6 device company notes

    SeaSpine's latest device launch and five more updates from spine medtech companies in the last week:
  8. Aligned Orthopedic Partners adds patient monitoring platform

    Aligned Orthopedic Partners is partnering with PatientIQ, a platform that analyzes patient outcomes.
  9. Minimally invasive spine cases find success in ASCs, but complex surgeries slow to transition

    Many minimally invasive spine procedures such as cervical disc replacement and microdiscectomies are performed at ASCs, but a significant portion of complex cases such as multilevel fusions and scoliosis are still being done in the hospital setting.

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