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  1. Where's the silver lining? How 8 spine surgeons altered their personal, professional lives during the pandemic

    Eight spine surgeons and one physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist discuss how they balanced their personal and professional lives during the pandemic and how they're faring in their new routines.
  2. Drs. Ayman Daouk, Charles Jordan & more: 8 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    From a new practice opening in California to a physician suing his former employer, here are the latest orthopedic surgeons making headlines:
  3. 505 hospitals, ASCs designated as Blue Distinction Centers+ for Knee and Hip Replacement

    Blue Distinction Centers+ for Hip and Knee Replacement are hospitals and ASCs recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield for demonstrating safe, cost-effective and efficient care.

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  1. Stryker could divest assets to acquire Wright & more: 5 device company key notes

    Here are five key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week: 
  2. The evolution of MIS SI joint: 6 key developments since CMS upped rates 27%

    CMS' 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule increased the payment rate for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusions by 27 percent.
  3. Meet the leader of Hackensack Meridian Mountainside's spine program, Dr. Robert Heary

    Robert Heary, MD, was appointed medical director of Montclair, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center's spine program.
  4. The Steadman Clinic formalizes deal involving 14-surgeon team, planned ASC — 6 details

    Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic and Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital formalized a partnership months in the making.

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  1. Former Medtronic Spine and Biologics exec appointed DiscGenics CFO

    Biopharmaceutical company DiscGenics has named Jeff Poole as its first CFO, according to a Sept. 9 news release.
  2. NuVasive launches limb lengthening system for reconstruction surgery

    Spinal implant manufacturer NuVasive on Sept. 9 launched the Precice Plate for limb lengthening and reconstruction procedures.
  3. 4 recent acquisitions in the spine device industry

    Four acquisitions have been completed in the spine device industry in the past month: 
  4. Dr. Raymond Golish named CMO of Florida hospital

    Atlantis, Fla.-based JFK Medical Center has appointed spine surgeon Raymond Golish, MD, PhD, CMO, South Florida Hospital News reported Sept. 8.
  1. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. Losing its orthopedic provider to a competitor, New York system taps new partner

    Canandaigua (N.Y.) Orthopaedic Associates' years-long partnership with Canandaigua-based UR Medicine Thompson Health is coming to an end, according to the Finger Lakes Times.
  3. Orthopedic rankings, robotics & more: 6 key developments at Mayo Clinic during the pandemic

    Renowned for surgical care and treating patients with complex conditions, Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic operates in five states and provides care for more than one million patients a year. 
  4. 5 orthopedic practice M&As in the past month

    Here are five mergers and acquisitions announced in the orthopedic space in the past month:
  5. 7 spine surgeons on the move in August

    Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons who joined new organizations or moved locations in August.
  6. Medtronic launches ultrasonic system with orthopedic applications in India

    India Medtronic, a subsidiary of Medtronic, on Sept. 8 launched the Sonicision curved jaw cordless ultrasonic dissection system.
  7. Nebraska hospital acquires Strasburger Orthopaedics

    Syracuse (Neb.) Area Health has acquired Strasburger Orthopaedics in Lincoln, according to a Sept. 8 news release.
  8. 11 new orthopedic centers in August: The Steadman Clinic, Rothman Orthopaedics & more

    Eleven spine or orthopedic centers opened or were announced in August:
  9. Dr. Joseph Cox performs novel MISS technique at Mississippi practice

    Ocean Springs, Miss.-based Singing River Health System and Gautier-based Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists are reportedly the first in the state to offer a new minimally invasive spine surgery technique, according to local news outlet WLOX.

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