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  1. 12 recent orthopedic surgeon moves⎮2023

    Here are orthopedic surgeons who have recently taken on new roles or added to their titles.
  2. Dr. Vijay Yanamadala on 2 years of awake spinal fusion

    Vijay Yanamadala, MD, performed his first awake spinal fusion in October 2021, and almost two years later he's thinking about the next move for his practice.
  3. Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey opens flagship location

    Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey has opened its flagship location in Paramus at the former location of Paramus Fabric Center. 

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  1. Neurosurgery Medicare reimbursement down 11%

    Medicare reimbursement rates for the 20 most common neurosurgery procedures fell by 11.2 percent, adjusted for inflation, between 2002 and 2021, according to a May 4 report from Medscape.
  2. Globus Medical's merger delayed: 3 earnings call notes

    Globus Medical's planned merger with NuVasive will likely close in the third quarter of 2023 instead of mid-year, CEO Dan Scavilla said in a May 4 first quarter earnings call.
  3. 4 athletes having orthopedic surgeries in 7 days

    Becker's reported on four professional athletes who were treated by orthopedic surgeons since April 28.
  4. Dr. Fanor Saavedra-Pozo completes 100th robotic spine surgery

    Fanor Saavedra-Pozo, MD, completed his 100th robotic spine surgery at Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital in Ocoee Fla., the Orange Observer reported May 5.

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  1. Would you trust ChatGPT as your medical scribe? Here's what 9 orthopedic, neurosurgeons had to say

    The usage of OpenAI chatbot ChatGPT is increasing in the medical field rapidly. As the chatbot learns to pass medical exams, physicians are left asking how much they trust the application in the operating room. 
  2. The future of orthopedics in 1 word

    Ten surgeons connected with Becker's to describe the future of orthopedics in one word. 
  3. Sparrow Medical Group expands orthopedic care locations

    Sparrow Medical Group Orthopedics Carson City (Mich.) is expanding its services, now welcoming patients at SMG Ithaca (Mich.), according to a May 5 report from Daily News.
  4. Tenet, UCSF open brain and spine center

    Dallas-based Tenet Health Central Coast and the University of California San Francisco have partnered to open a brain and spine center in San Luis Obispo, Calif., according to a May 4 report from NBC affiliate KSBY.
  1. NFL player sues Dr. James Andrews

    Taylor Lewan, who was a lineman for the Tennessee Titans, is suing the physician who operated on him in 2020, the NFL player said in a May 2 tweet. 
  2. Stryker faces 3rd bribery investigation

    Orthopedic medical device manufacturer Stryker is under investigation by U.S. authorities for potential anti-bribery law violations, according to a May 3 report from The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. Globus Medical sees 20% increase in Q1 sales: 4 notes

    Globus Medical on May 4 posted first quarter sales of $276.7 million.
  4. Dr. Christopher Ahmed performs arthroscopic elbow surgery on Yankees pitcher

    Christopher Ahmed, MD, operated on New York Yankees pitcher Jonathan Loáisiga on May 2 in New York City.
  5. OrthoPediatrics launches scoliosis system

    OrthoPediatrics launched its Response Power system for scoliosis, the devicemaker said May 4.
  6. ZimVie sees 4.1% sales dip in Q1: 4 notes

    ZimVie on May 3 posted net sales of $225.4 million in the first quarter of 2023.
  7. Dr. Keith Meister performs season-ending surgery on MLB pitcher

    Keith Meister, MD, director of sports medicine at Arlington-based Texas Metroplex Institute for Sports Medicine, performed a season-ending Tommy John surgery on Seattle Mariners pitcher Robbie Ray, according to a May 3 report from 
  8. Hip replacement pre-op software earns FDA clearance

    Joint replacement technology company Formus Labs has earned 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its image processing software for hip replacement preoperative planning.
  9. How the wealth of a spine surgeon billionaire has changed since 2014

    Gary Michelson, MD, is the only U.S. spine surgeon listed on Forbes' 2023 World Billionaires List.

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