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  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
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  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
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      Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance is opening a new location in Murfreesboro, Tenn., according to a July 15 news release shared in Rutherford County Source.
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      Neurosurgeons Timothy Wirt, MD, and Donn Turner, MD, and orthopedic surgeon Douglas Beard, MD, have signed contracts with Phoenix-based Banner Health to move their practices to Banner Health Center, the Loveland Reporter-Herald reported July 15. 

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      Orthofix Medical is entering a partnership with 3D-printing services provider LimaCorporate to provide solutions for patients dealing with hip dislocation. 
    3. UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision

      Justin Cetas, MD, PhD, chair of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, died July 13 after a motorcycle collision with a tow truck, according to ABC affiliate KGUN.
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      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.
    2. 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. 
    3. 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. 
    4. 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. 
    1. 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.
    2. 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.  
    3. 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. 
    4. 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. 
    5. 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. 
    6. '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.
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      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.
    8. 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. 
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  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
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