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  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
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  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
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  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
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  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
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  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
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  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
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