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  1. Spine Align secures angel investment for visualization system

    Angel investor group Rockies Venture Club has invested in 10 startup companies this summer, including Baltimore-based medical device company Spine Align.
  2. Dr. Justin Brown creates surgical technique to reverse paralysis

    Neurosurgeon Justin Brown, MD, has developed a surgical technique to help some neurologic patients regain movement, according to a Sept. 13 Boston Herald report.
  3. SpineOvations reports final results of DiscSeal trial, eyes US pilot study

    Minimally invasive spine therapy company SpineOvations on Sept. 14 reported final results of its DiscSeal clinical trial.

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  1. Former Integra LifeSciences CCO named Orthofix president of global extremities

    Orthopedic device company Orthofix has appointed Paul Gonsalves president of its global extremities business, according to a Sept. 14 news release.
  2. Top 10 spine articles this week — Spinal issue shuts down COVID-19 vaccine trial & more

    Here are top 10 most-read stories on Becker's Spine Review between Sept. 7 and 11.
  3. 7 orthopedic partnerships in the past month — Cleveland Clinic, Rothman Orthopaedics & more

    Here are seven orthopedic partnerships that Becker's Spine Review has reported on in the past month:
  4. Drs. Joseph Cox, Muhammad Abd-El-Barr & more: 6 spine surgeons making headlines

    From the first implantation of a new limb lengthening device to the first physician to offer awake spinal fusion at his practice, here are the latest spine surgeons making the news:

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  1. 6 orthopedic surgeons on the move this week

    Here are 6 orthopedic surgeons who were reported as joining new practices this week:
  2. Dr. Todd Lanman to teach course on motion preservation

    Spinal neurosurgeon Todd Lanman, MD, will conduct an online course on motion preservation Oct. 2-3 during the 2nd Annual Advances in Motion Preservation.
  3. Dr. James Stokman joins Minnesota hospital in hometown

    Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Crosby (Minn.) has recruited James Stokman, MD, to begin a practice as the area's only spine surgeon, according to The Pilot-Independent.
  4. Texas hospital earns The Joint Commission's spine surgery certification

    The Joint Commission has awarded its Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Surgery to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake for demonstrating consistent compliance with its performance standards, Southlake Style reported Sept. 10.
  1. Dr. Dror Paley performs 1st surgery with NuVasive limb lengthening device

    Dror Paley, MD, is reportedly the first spine surgeon to use NuVasive's Precice Plating system designed for complex limb reconstruction procedures, according to a Sept. 11 report from South Florida Hospital News.
  2. Dr. Muhammad Abd-El-Barr offers awake spinal fusion at Duke

    Neurosurgeon Muhammad Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD, is the first physician to offer awake spinal fusion to patients at Duke Spine Center in Durham, N.C., according to a Sept. 9 report from the health system.
  3. New Jersey hospital 1st in region to earn robotic surgery designation

    Capital Health Medical Center-Hopewell (N.J.) was designated as a center of excellence in robotic surgery by the Surgical Review.
  4. 6 orthopedic groups kickstart Humana's 3rd value-based program

    Humana has expanded its value-based program to include total shoulder replacement, beginning with six orthopedic practices, according to a Sept. 10 announcement.
  5. 2 spine surgeons receiving honors

    Here are two spine surgeons who received honors in the past month:
  6. Why Dr. Anthony Romeo joined DuPage Medical Group and where orthopedics is headed

    In August, Anthony Romeo, MD, returned to the Chicago area to lead DuPage Medical Group's effort to develop a Musculoskeletal Institute.
  7. COVID-19 vaccine may still be ready by end of year despite suspected spinal problem that halted trial, AstraZeneca CEO says

    AstraZeneca on Sept. 8 shut down its clinical trial evaluating a potential vaccine for COVID-19, but CEO Pascal Soriot said the vaccine could still be available by the end of the year, Business Insider reports.
  8. Georgia practice expands to 10 physicians with Drs. David Love, Clark Walker

    Georgia Bone & Joint has added a spine surgeon and sports medicine surgeon, bringing its number of physicians to 10, according to a Sept. 10 report from The Citizen.
  9. PE-backed Orthopedic Care Partners completes 7th practice affiliation

    Orthopedic Care Partners, backed by private equity firm Varsity Healthcare Partners, affiliated with OrthoAspen (Colo.) on Sept. 10.

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