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  1. Incite Innovations acquires spinal device company

    Medical device company Incite Innovations has acquired spinal implant company NeuroStructures, OrthoSpineNews reported Jan. 7. 
  2. J&J to use Microsoft Cloud for surgical workflow

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Cos. has partnered with Microsoft to expand its digital surgery ecosystem, the medical device company said Jan. 10.
  3. Medtronic acquires cardiology medtech company

    Medtronic will acquire Affera, a company that focuses on cardiac mapping and navigation.

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  1. OrthoBethesda, Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine form 27-physician group

    OrthoBethesda (Md.) has partnered with Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Washington, D.C., to form a 27-physician group.
  2. Spinal fusions at HOPDs increase after CMS approval for ASCs

    Outpatient cervical and lumbar fusions jumped at hospital-outpatient departments after CMS approved the procedures for ASCs while the procedure rate had little or no growth in surgery centers.
  3. 'I've got bad news for you': Spine surgery delayed after patient waits 3 hours on gurney

    Nonurgent surgeries across the U.S. are being canceled as COVID-19 cases surge and hospitals face critical staffing shortages. Most of the time, the surgeries are canceled well in advance. But for one patient in California, that wasn't the case.
  4. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    Here are 10 physicians performing orthopedic surgery:

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  1. OrthoIllinois promotes new CEO

    Elgin-based OrthoIllinois has promoted Anthony Brown to CEO, according to a Jan. 7 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. 3 orthopedic practice deals in 7 days

    In the first week of 2022, orthopedic practices were quick to ink partnerships and mergers.
  3. Medtronic issues 2nd Class I recall of cranial software since 2019

    Medtronic on Jan. 6 issued a Class I recall of the company's Synergy Cranial and StealthStation S7 Cranial software.
  4. VySpine gets FDA clearance for thoracic implant system

    VySpine has been given FDA 510(k) clearance for its posterior cervical thoracic system, the medical device company said Jan. 6. 
  1. COVID-19-related surgery delays decreasing some orthopedics cases, study says

    Elective surgery delays related to the COVID-19 pandemic led to a dip in some orthopedic procedures, a study found.
  2. SpineGuard, WishBone Medical ink distribution deal for pediatric spine surgery

    SpineGuard and WishBone Medical signed a distribution agreement to broaden technology for surgeons performing spine surgery on pediatric patients.
  3. Illinois orthopedic practice begins using automated prior authorizations tool

    Barrington (Ill.) Orthopedics launched ClinicalBox's PrecisionAuth tool at its locations.
  4. How many spine specialists do the largest US orthopedic practices have?

    Becker's Spine Review in November listed 16 orthopedic practices in the U.S. with 70 or more physicians on staff. Here are the totals of spine specialists who are with each practice:
  5. How well-positioned is Stryker in 2022? 5 notes

    In 2021, Stryker continued to grow in orthopedics through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, the company hit the ground running with a multibillion-dollar deal.
  6. Orthofix, Seaspine & more: 7 device companies adding talent

    From executive leadership to board appointments, here are seven spine and orthopedic device companies that have added talent since Dec. 7.
  7. New Jersey hospital names neurosurgery chair

    Livingston, N.J.-based Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center appointed Joseph Koziol, MD, chair of neurosurgery.
  8. Former NuVasive exec among 2 new hires at Nexus Spine

    Nexus Spine appointed a vice president of quality engineering and manufacturing and vice president of marketing.
  9. Training is cheaper for orthopedic surgery residents during pandemic, study finds

    In the residency application cycle that coincided with the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, the median expenditures of orthopedic residency candidates were $5,000 lower than in the previous year, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

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