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  1. Is Zimmer Biomet well-positioned in 2022? 4 notes

    Zimmer Biomet's business saw strong performances in 2021 with revenue increases. The company also made moves to grow in the spine and orthopedic spaces.
  2. U.S. Orthopaedic Partners to grow brand, double in size in 2022

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center is the latest practice to join U.S. Orthopaedic Partners, a private equity-backed management services organization in the Southeast.
  3. 6 key robotics headlines in Q4 of 2021

    Johnson & Johnson's international robotics debut and five more key updates in orthopedic robotics from the fourth quarter of 2021:

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  1. 6 spine, orthopedic surgeons honored in Q4 of 2021

    Here are six spine and orthopedic surgeons who received honors and recognition in the fourth quarter of 2021:
  2. California hospital plans $58M spine, neuroscience center

    Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, Calif., plans to build a $58 million neurosciences center with 50 beds, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
  3. 'The overarching view is vast': 5 surgeons' predictions on outpatient orthopedics

    Outpatient orthopedic procedures have become more normalized in recent years, and some surgeons believe that trend will continue to accelerate. Growth in the ASC market, the COVID-19 pandemic and physician ownership opportunities are among the factors surgeons believe will grow outpatient orthopedics.
  4. OrthoAlliance's newest partnership adds 8 physicians, 2 Ohio locations

    Cincinnati-based management services organization OrthoAlliance inked a partnership with New Albany, Ohio-based JIS Orthopedics, according to a Jan. 3 news release.

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  1. Arkansas hospital completes its 1,000th robotic joint replacement

    Orthopedic surgeons at White River Medical Center recently completed the hospital's 1,000th joint replacement surgery using Stryker's Mako system, The Jonesboro Sun reported Dec. 30. 
  2. A state-by-state breakdown of 30+ new orthopedic centers in 2021

    Becker's Spine Review reported on more than 30 spine practices that opened in 2021. Here is a state-by-state breakdown:
  3. 5 spine surgeon moves in December

    Here are five spine surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in December:
  4. Surgical robot allows Kentucky hospital to take on more complex orthopedic cases

    Owensboro (Ky.) Health Regional Hospital added Stryker's Mako robot for joint replacements, the Messenger-Inquirer reported Dec. 30. 
  1. Essential qualities for successful orthopedic leaders: 5 executives weigh in

    Today's healthcare leaders are required to perform their duties while navigating a difficult and changing environment.
  2. 28 flagship orthopedic facilities opened, announced in 2021

    Orthopedic expansions picked up steam in 2021, particularly those designed for outpatient services, as Medicare, commercial payers and patients continue to push procedures from inpatient settings to the ambulatory environment.
  3. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:
  4. Stryker, Medtronic & more: 16 device company acquisitions in 2021

    Spine and orthopedic medtech companies jumped on multiple deals in 2021 to strengthen their portfolios and expand their scopes.
  5. $26M donation to create orthopedic professorship at Penn State College of Medicine

    A $26 million commitment from philanthropists will help create an early career professorship in orthopedics at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, Pa.
  6. 10 medtech stories that grabbed readers' attention in 2021

    From spinoffs to leadership moves, here's the spine and orthopedic medtech news that caught the eyes of Becker's Spine Review readers this year:
  7. 'Risk' replacing 'value': 5 surgeons discuss the future of orthopedic care delivery

    After some initial success in bundled payment models, many orthopedic providers are dropping out of such Medicare programs as the continuous challenge to reduce costs and maintain high-quality care becomes a "race to the bottom."
  8. 'We will need to make some hard choices': 3 spine practices' priorities for 2022

    Implementing minimally invasive technologies, enhancing the patient experience and weighing whether to scale back Medicare consults are among the biggest priorities for spine practices next year.
  9. Orthopedic hospital performs 2,000 robotic surgeries in under 4 years

    Covington, La.-based Avala Hospital has completed more than 2,000 robotic-assisted surgeries since it began offering the technology in 2018.

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