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  1. Colorado Advanced Orthopedics moves into expanded facility

    Meeker-based Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine has moved into its new, expanded clinic. 
  2. 3 updates from Unity MSK in 2022

    Here are three practices management services organization Unity MSK partnered with in 2022:
  3. 5 spine, orthopedic medtch investments in 90 days

    Becker's reported on five spine and orthopedic devicemakers landing nearly $200 million in investments since July 29:

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  1. Medtronic in orthopedics: 4 updates

    From two new spinoffs to an Australian partnership, here are four Medtronic orthopedic updates Becker's has reported on in the last 30 days. 
  2. Ongoing study validates Aurora Spine's minimally invasive spinal fusion system

    Initial results from a study of Aurora Spine's Zip MIS interspinous fusion system found positive results.
  3. 7 things to know about National Spine and Pain Centers

    National Spine and Pain Centers, founded in 2011 following a rebrand of the Spine Center, is one of the largest pain management practices in the U.S. Here are seven things to know about the centers: 
  4. Centinel Spine's Prodisc C Vivo reaches 100 US cases

    Centinel Spine's Prodisc C Vivo implant has been used in 100 cases nationwide, the devicemaker said Oct. 27.

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  1. Think Surgical raises $100M to accelerate robotic portfolio

    Think Surgical raised $100 million from a new investor to accelerate commercialization of its surgical robots.
  2. SSM Health seeking 10 orthopedic physicians in Madison amid resignations

    Several orthopedic surgeons at SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wis. have resigned, and the health system is actively recruiting to fill their spots.
  3. This is why orthopedic groups are dropping out of bundled payments, 1 surgeon says

    Bundled payments, which were once adopted at many orthopedic groups, wasn't a trend that held long-term. Groups, including Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics, took them on but eventually dropped them as a payment model.
  4. From Medtronic to Johnson & Johnson: 5 spinoffs this year

    Orthopedic giants Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson have both announced company spinoffs this year, with other key leaders following suit. Here are five spinoffs Becker's has reported on this year. 
  1. SmartTrak adds chief growth officer to spur client expansion

    SmartTrak, a business and market insights company in the orthopedic medtech space, has hired Linda Bernier as its chief growth officer to spur client expansion and investment. 
  2. Unity MSK adds 6-physician Illinois practice

    Management services organization Unity MSK partnered with Chicago-based Midland Orthopedic Associates.
  3. How spine surgery competition is evolving by market: New York, Arizona, California and more

    Big players expanding into new territories, the expansion of telemedicine and patients increasingly demanding more convenient access to care are some of the major trends affecting competition among spine practices.
  4. Wellstar adds new orthopedic specialist

    Wellstar Health System has welcomed a new orthopedic specialist, Eric Kiskaddon, MD, at its Alpharetta, Ga.-based Orthopedics and Sports Medicine practice, according to an Oct. 25 report from the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald.
  5. Albany Medical Center earns departmental status for orthopedics

    Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's orthopedic surgery segment was elevated to departmental status giving it additional support and recognition.
  6. 3 leaders to know at Hoag Orthopedic Institute

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute is one of the largest orthopedic groups in the nation. Here are three leaders to know:
  7. Medtronic's spinoff, DePuy's new spine platform and more: 5 device company notes

    One-year data on a spinal facet replacement system and four more updates from spine devicemakers in the last week:
  8. North American Spine Society incoming president Dr. John Finkenberg on advocating for patients and mentoring young physicians

    John Finkenberg, MD, has served on the North American Spine Society Advocacy Council for six years; he also serves as the first vice president on the board of directors and works as an associate editor for the Spine Journal on top of running his own San Diego-based practice. 
  9. Dr. Brian Blackwood hits 3,000th robot-assisted joint replacement

    Brian Blackwood, MD, completed his 3,000th joint replacement using Stryker's Mako robotic arm.

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