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  1. Stryker's Q4 sales rise 10.7 percent: 5 notes

    Stryker on Jan. 31 posted net sales of $5.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  2. Spine devicemaker earns additional FDA clearance for SI joint system

    The FDA on Jan. 31 gave Alevio Spine additional 510(k) clearance for the devicemaker's SI-Cure sacroiliac joint fusion system.
  3. New York hospital to pay $25M for stake in orthopedic ASC

    St. Joseph’s Health is paying about $25 million for stake in an ASC owned by Syracuse (N.Y.) Orthopedic Specialists, Syracuse.com reported Jan. 31.

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  1. Why Florida's competitive environment is good for orthopedics: Q&A with Dr. Alex Vaccaro

    Florida offers several benefits for orthopedic patients and practices that has made it an increasingly competitive state for surgeons, according to Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.
  2. Augmedics surpasses 3,000 AR spine cases

    More than 3,000 patients have had spine surgery with Augmedics' Xvision augmented reality system, the medtech company said Jan. 31.
  3. Dr. Gregory Basil joins Aclarion as surgeon adviser

    Gregory Basil, MD, joined Aclarion as a surgeon adviser, the medtech company said Jan. 31. 
  4. 2 leadership appointments at Hospital for Special Surgery to know

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery appointed two leaders in January.

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  1. 4 spine surgeon moves in January

    Becker's reported on four spine surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in January.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon among 2 convicted in $31M Medicare fraud scheme

    An orthopedic surgeon was convicted for his role in a $31 million Medicare fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Jan. 30.
  3. AAOS grants $3.6K for diversity and equity program

    Julianne Muñoz, MD, an assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a $3,600 grant from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for her women in orthopedics initiative. 
  4. Former NFL player sues Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

    Former Philadelphia Eagles team captain Christopher Maragos is suing Rothman Orthopaedic Institute and one of its surgeons over "improper care" for an injury treated in 2018, NBC Philadelphia reported Jan. 30.
  1. 21 of the largest orthopedic groups in the US by number of physicians

    Here are more than 20 of the largest orthopedic practices in the U.S., listed by the number of physicians on the staff. 
  2. Dr. Todd Lanman presents breakthrough in total disc replacement

    Todd Lanman, MD, a neurosurgeon at ADR Spinal Restoration Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., has performed a breakthrough case in motion restoration for the spine. 
  3. 'The latest evolution in minimally invasive approaches': What we heard in January

    Spine and orthopedic experts in January spoke with Becker's Spine Review about topics from compensation to total disc replacement.
  4. ZimVie's cervical disc surpasses 200,000 implantations

    ZimVie, Zimmer Biomet's spine and dental company, reached a milestone with its Mobi-C cervical disc implant, the devicemaker said Jan. 30.
  5. Dr. Walter McClelland completes Georgia's 1st AR glenoid surgery

    Walter McClelland, MD, performed Georgia's first glenoid surgery with Enovis' augmented reality technology, according to a Jan. 28 LinkedIn post from a principal agent with the devicemaker.
  6. Dr. Peter Millett to perform shoulder operation on National Hockey League player

    Peter Millett, MD, is scheduled to perform shoulder surgery on Cole Caufield, a winger for the Montreal Canadiens, on Feb. 1, according to a report from espn.com. 
  7. 3 recent spine surgery firsts

    Here are three spine surgery debuts in January:
  8. Orthopedic surgeons by the numbers: 5 fast figures to know

    From salaries to changes in the number of physicians working, here are five orthopedic statistics to know in 2023:
  9. Florida hospital adds smart knee implant

    Miami-based Mount Sinai Medical Center became the first hospital in south Florida to use Zimmer Biomet's Persona IQ smart knee implant, according to a Jan. 30 news release shared in Miami's Community News.

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