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  1. Assure Holdings' Q2 case volume grows 36%

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring company Assure Holdings saw its second quarter 2022 managed case volume jump by about 36 percent year-over-year.
  2. Spine company sees 207% sequential quarter growth at Walmart locations in Q2

    IMAC Holdings reported $5 million in revenue in the second quarter and sequential quarterly growth at its retail clinics at Walmart locations.
  3. 'A great leveling of the playing field': How Dr. Richard Berger built orthopedics' 'BEST' telehealth service

    Richard Berger, MD, created a telehealth program for total joint replacement patients. He calls it Berger's Elective Surgical and Telemedicine Experience, or BEST, and the concept was conceived long before COVID-19 accelerated the use of telehealth.

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  1. Accelus' new spinal fusion device tops 150 implants

    Accelus has announced the first spinal surgeries using its minimally invasive TiHawk11 Interbody Fusion System. 
  2. Mayo Clinic LaCrosse performs 1,000th robotic surgery

    A general surgeon at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wis., has performed the clinic's 1,000th robotic surgery, according to an Aug. 14 report from the La Crosse Tribune.
  3. Novartis' spinal muscular atrophy drug leads to 2 patient deaths

    Novartis reported that two patients have died because of acute liver failure following treatment with Zolgensma, the company's gene therapy used to treat spinal muscular atrophy.
  4. 'Private equity doesn't know the business better than you': Why 1 physician prefers practice independence

    While many spine and orthopedic practices have turned to consolidation or private equity investments to leverage their position in the market, Eric Freeman, DO, is remaining private.

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  1. Exactech recalls 40K more hip implants

    Devicemaker Exactech is recalling 40,000 hip implants, the Sarasota Legal Examiner reported Aug. 14.
  2. 8 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are eight places posting openings for orthopedic surgeons since July 15.
  3. 3-practice merger forms orthopedic group with 5 spine surgeons

    Wayne, N.J.-based University Spine Center, Academy Orthopaedics and High Mountain Orthopedics have merged to form OrthoEast.
  4. Globus Medical vs. Smith+Nephew vs. ZimVie: How they compare in Q2

    Globus Medical, Smith+Nephew and ZimVie shared their second-quarter results. Of those three companies, one reported a year-over-year increase in revenue.
  1. Spine surgeon shake ups in August

    Here are four spine surgeons who joined new practices or added to their titles in August:
  2. How orthopedics, spine surgery will evolve at ASCs in the next 2 years, per 1 administrator

    Expansion of procedures, new technology and physicians taking back autonomy are three ways one ASC administrator sees orthopedic and spine surgery changing in the next two years. 
  3. 6 3D printing developments in spine, orthopedics

    From printed casts to implants, 3D printing is offering spine and orthopedic surgeons new ways to create solutions for their patients.
  4. New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules

    An appellate court on Aug. 9 upheld a $24.3 million  award to a group of neurosurgeons who found the Valley Hospital in Ridgeview, N.J., breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing with them when it signed an exclusive agreement with another surgical group, according to Law.com.
  5. Osteopathic surgeons honor Dr. Brian Fiani

    Brian Fiani, DO, a neurosurgeon in New York City, has been named a recipient of a 2022  resident achievement award from the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
  6. 7 places hiring spine surgeons

    Here are seven places posting opportunities for spine surgeons since July 12.
  7. Stryker vs. Johnson & Johnson vs. Zimmer Biomet: How they compare in Q2

    Stryker, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet all saw year-over-year total revenue increases during the second quarter, but their spine and orthopedic sales varied in growth.
  8. Dr. Phillip Patterson performs region's first robotic total knee replacement

    Salem, Va.-based LewisGale Medical Center's orthopedic surgeon Phillip Patterson, MD, performed the region's first robotic total knee replacement, The Roanoke Star reported Aug. 12.
  9. Q2 revenue for 14 orthopedic, spine companies

    Revenues for the second quarter have been announced, and orthopedic and spine tech companies have reported mixed results, with some seeing double-digit increases from the same quarter last year, and others seeing large revenue declines.

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  • 'The numbers don't lie': Endoscopy to become more prominent among next generation of spine surgeons
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
  • Neurosurgeon named in Washington lawsuit closes Ohio practice