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  1. Tubular decompression effective in lumbar interbody fusion: study

    Researchers with New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine successfully performed seven single-stage lateral lumbar interbody fusions with seven levels of decompression without complications. 
  2. 5 spine practices to know

    Here are five spine practices to know:
  3. Maine spine center put on 90-minute lockdown after threat against employee

    Maine Medical Partners Neurosurgery & Spine in Scarborough returned to normal operations after a 90 minute lockdown Nov. 8 due to a threat, according to police.

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  1. Dr. Gabriel Dassa opens 4th New York office

    Orthopedic surgeon Gabriel Dassa, DO, opened a new practice location in Middletown, N.Y.
  2. In case you missed it: 17+ orthopedic surgeon moves in October

    Here are 17 orthopedic surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in October:
  3. 4 orthopedic practice openings in October

    Here are four new orthopedic practice locations that opened in October:
  4. OmniVision debuts new endoscopy image sensor for orthopedic use

    Digital imaging technology creator OmniVision has debuted its OH02B image sensor for disposable endoscopes. 

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  1. MedCraft Investment Partners acquires South Bend Orthopedics building

    MedCraft Investment Partners has acquired the building housing South Bend (Ind.) Orthopedics' medical offices and Allied Physicians Surgery Center. 
  2. Penn Highlands Healthcare to open $24.3M outpatient center with orthopedics

    Penn Highlands Healthcare is opening a $24.3 million complex on its Penn Highlands DuBois (Penn.) West campus, according to a Nov. 8 report from GANTNews.
  3. 10 orthopedic surgeons join Crystal Clinic

    Fairlawn, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic added 10 orthopedic surgeons, and nine were previously affiliated with Cleveland-based St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.
  4. The potential of AR in minimally invasive TLIF procedures

    Researchers with New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine were able to complete 10 minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions using augmented reality with no complications.
  1. Do higher-paying states have more orthopedic surgeons per capita?

    New Hampshire has the highest number of orthopedic surgeons per capita, according to an August report from Becker's. It also has the fifth highest yearly wage for orthopedic surgeons, at $256,380. 
  2. UC San Diego Health receives spine surgery certification

    UC San Diego Health has received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery. 
  3. 4 hospitals adding spine, orthopedic robots

    Becker's reported on four hospitals onboarding spine and orthopedic robots in October:
  4. 1-year data on Zimmer Biomet's Apple Watch integration is out: 5 notes

    Zimmer Biomet's mymobility platform for the Apple Watch was found to be effective in helping knee replacement patients recover compared to traditional care, according to one-year data.
  5. 6 things to know about Steamboat Orthopedic and Spine Institute

    The Steamboat Orthopedic and Spine Institute provides care to residents of Northwest Colorado and the surrounding region. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  6. Johnson & Johnson MedTech names R&D leader

    Ahmet Tezel, PhD, was named Johnson & Johnson MedTech's company group chair and global head of medtech innovation and R&D.
  7. Mississippi hospital adds ExcelsiusGPS robot

    Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Miss. became the first hospital in northern Mississippi to install Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robot.
  8. NuVasive launches minimally invasive spine system

    NuVasive launched the NuVasive Tube System and Excavation Micro for minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions and decompressions, the devicemaker said Nov. 7.
  9. Utah hospital adds Cori surgical robot

    Kevin Sagers, DO, the only orthopedic surgeon certified in robot-assisted knee revision procedures, is using Mountain Point Medical Center's newest technology.

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