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  1. Merging professional + personal lives: 6 surgeons, family members plying their trade together

    Physicians often pursue careers in the same medical specialty as family members before them. Here are six family teams that practice together in the fields of orthopedics and neurosurgery:
  2. Drs. Alexander Vaccaro, Sonia Eden & more: 9 spine surgeons making the news

    From an Iowa physician performing an innovate spine procedure to a new president at a professional society, here are the latest spine surgeons making headlines:
  3. Meet the newest PE-backed orthopedic platform: U.S. Orthopedic Partners

    Private equity firm Thurston Group formed orthopedic management services organization U.S. Orthopedic Partners through a partnership with FFL Partners and Jackson-based Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Oct. 2.

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  1. Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute adds Dr. Stephen Quinnan

    Orthopedic surgeon Stephen Quinnan, MD, recently opened his practice at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla., according to South Florida Hospital News.
  2. Dr. Neil Wright touts impact of spine robot at Illinois hospital

    Quincy, Ill.-based Blessing Hospital has installed a Mazor X robot to assist surgeons during spine procedures, NBC affiliate WGEM reported Oct. 2.
  3. Stryker pedicle screw exceeds 1M implantations

    Stryker's Mesa pedicle screw system has surpassed one million implantations worldwide, according to an Oct. 5 news release.
  4. HOPCo buys Stryker's value-based care convener business

    Phoenix-based Healthcare Outcomes Performance Company acquired Stryker Performance Solutions' BPCI-A value-based care convener business and segments of the SPS health system orthopedic service line analytics subscription business.

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  1. Top 10 spine articles this week — Los Angeles Chargers physician punctures QB's lung, surgeon allegedly collected 5,000+ patient bones & more

    Here are the top-read stories on Becker's Spine Review between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2:
  2. Robotics is the next step for spine, total joints: 3 administrators weigh in

    Robotics is picking up steam in spine and orthopedics, with emerging surgeons particularly drawn to the latest technologies in their specialties.
  3. Virginia hospital names CEO, plans outpatient spine surgery center

    Nathan Vooys will lead expansion plans at Dulles, Va.-based StoneSprings Hospital Center, when he assumes the role of CEO Nov. 1, Washington Business Journal reports.
  4. Drs. Stella Lee, Michael Florack & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons on the move this week

    Here are five orthopedic surgeons who were reported as joining new practices this week:
  1. Houston Physicians Hospital begins 3-floor expansion

    Houston Physicians' Hospital broke ground on a three-story expansion in Webster, Texas, according to a Sept. 1 press release.
  2. Dr. Michael Kachmann performs milestone robotic spine surgery at Ohio surgery center

    Neurosurgeon Michael Kachmann, MD, was reportedly the first physician to perform a robotic-assisted spinal fusion with the Mazor X Stealth Edition at an outpatient surgery center in Ohio.
  3. Dr. Venkat Kavuri joins Community Healthcare System

    Munster, Ind.-based Community Healthcare System recently onboarded spine surgeon Venkat Kavuri, MD, according to The Times of Northwest Indiana.
  4. Dr. Alexander Vaccaro on the 'secret sauce' behind Rothman Orthopaedics' Florida expansion

    Becker's Spine Review spoke with Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, about the secret behind the group's Florida expansion and key markets for orthopedics today.
  5. How a 3D-printed bone screw is improving sacroiliac joint fusion procedures — and what you should know

    Traditional sacroiliac joint fusion surgery procedures require long hours in the operating room with patients often facing a lengthy recovery afterwards, but through minimally invasive surgical treatments, the procedure and recovery times have been drastically cut.
  6. SI-BONE transforms into comprehensive sacropelvic solutions company

    Established as the market leader in the minimally invasive approach to sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion, SI-BONE, is now transitioning into a comprehensive sacropelvic solutions company.
  7. North Shore University Hospital boosts spine team with Dr. Athos Patsalides

    Interventional neuroradiologist Athos Patsalides, MD, has joined the spine team at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y.
  8. 11-physician orthopedic practice joins Northwestern Medicine

    DeKalb, Ill.-based Midwest Orthopaedic Institute became part of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine Oct. 1.
  9. 6 win national pediatric medical device competition, share $250k in grants

    The National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation announced six winners in its annual "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition, according to a statement Sept. 30 from Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

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