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  1. Neurosurgeon, practice administrator to settle false claims allegations for $1M: 5 details

    A Philadelphia-based neurosurgeon and his practice administrator agreed to settle false claims allegations related to billing for an electro-acupuncture device, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
  2. Texas spine, pain management clinic opens

    Allay Spine and Pain Management in McKinney, Texas opened in June, Community Impact reports.
  3. Orlando Health to break ground on $295M orthopedic hospital in November

    Orlando (Fla.) Health expects to break ground on a 350,000-square-foot orthopedic hospital and medical pavilion in November, the Orlando Business Journal reports.

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  1. September designated as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month — 3 notes

    The U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating September 2020 as National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.
  2. 10 hospitals, practices adding robotics

    Since Aug. 1, 10 hospitals and surgical practices have added or announced plans to introduce robotics:
  3. Mississippi orthopedic practice gets PE investment, forms MSO: 4 details

    Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center formed a new orthopedic health services organization after receiving a private equity investment.
  4. Nexxt Spine releases new cervical system: 4 details

    On Sept. 21, Nexxt Spine released a next generation standalone cervical system, called the TL System, which combines the dual functionality of the cervical interbody with an anterior plate.

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  1. Orthopedic practice breaks ground on new office — 3 things to know

    Peabody, Mass.-based Sports Medicine North broke ground Sept. 1 on an office in Newburyport, Mass.
  2. Moody's elevates medical device sector to 'positive' outlook — 3 key takeaways

    Moody's Investors Service raised its outlook for the U.S. medical products and devices industry from "stable" to "positive," in part because of a bounce-back in procedure volumes.
  3. Scoliosis Research Society honors 2 surgeons with Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Scoliosis Research Society honored two spine surgeons with 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards.
  4. Medtronic CEO reports spine growth exceeds expectations, aims to keep taking market share

    Despite the pandemic, Medtronic is still focused on growth in the spine arena and CEO Geoff Martha said the company exceeded growth expectations during the 2020 Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference.
  1. Scoliosis Research Society names Dr. Muharrem Yazici president, 17 board members

    The Scoliosis Research Society welcomed a new board of directors for 2020-21.
  2. 27 orthopedic devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in August

    The FDA approved 27 orthopedic devices in August.
  3. 16 spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in August

    The FDA approved 16 spine devices in August.
  4. NewYork-Presbyterian Queens announces new chief of neurological surgery

    New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian Queens named John Park, MD, new chief of neurological surgery, according to a report on QNS, a local online news source. 
  5. Drs. Ricky Kalra, Wesley Bronson & more: 5 spine surgeons making the news

    From a novel procedure to reverse paralysis to the excision of a spinal tumor in a rare case, here are the latest spine surgeons making headlines:
  6. 'His track record speaks for itself': Ex-Medtronic, Stryker exec joins Camber Spine as VP of sales and marketing

    Camber Spine has appointed Max Painter global vice president of sales and marketing, according to a Sept. 16 news release.
  7. Scalpel, anesthesia, banana — Tennessee orthopedic surgeon operates on gorilla

    Andi the gorilla needed a knee procedure, and University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center surgeon Dr. Darryl Millis needed an extra hand, local CBS affiliate WVLT reports. 
  8. Mount Sinai to open 8-physician spine, orthopedic center

    New York City-based Mount Sinai Health System is expanding orthopedic services with a 15,000-square-foot office in Scarsdale, N.Y.
  9. $15M Emory spine, orthopedic center at Atlanta Falcons complex on track for December completion

    The Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center at the NFL's Atlanta Falcons' Flowery Branch (Ga.) facility is expected to finish construction in mid-December, The Gainesville Times reports.

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