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  1. June's 5 orthopedic surgeon moves to know

    Here are five orthopedic surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles since June 9:
  2. Medtronic's 1st half of 2022: 10 notes

    Medtronic has had a busy first half of 2022 as it has built its leadership team, strengthened its portfolio through acquisitions and made strides in its spine technology.
  3. Spine devicemaker partners with manufacturer to develop implants

    Fuse Medical and Oxford Performance Materials are partnering to develop spine and orthopedic implants with the OstepFab poly-ether-ketone-ketone technology.

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  1. Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization

    A negligence and medical malpractice lawsuit against an insurer has been picked up by the family of a patient who died during the litigation process. 
  2. 10 notable orthopedic surgeon developments in June

    Here's a recap of 10 noteworthy industry happenings and developments in June:
  3. Spine company agrees to $1M settlement for surgeon kickback charges

    Reliance Medical Systems, its owners and two of its physician-owned distributorships will pay a $1 million settlement to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act by paying spine surgeons to use Reliance devices.
  4. OrthoNebraska hit by email breach

    Omaha-based OrthoNebraska was struck with a data breach that put some patient information at risk, Omaha World Herald reported June 30.

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  1. The robotic surgery risks surgeons should be addressing

    Robotic-assisted surgery offers increased accuracy, efficiency and safety. However, as the technology becomes more complex, the risk of security breaches, network interruptions, latency and equipment failure need to be addressed, Semiconductor Engineering reported June 30.
  2. $200M+ orthopedic campus on track to open ASC by year's end

    Rochester, N.Y.-based UR Medicine plans to open a surgery center at a 300,000-square foot outpatient orthopedic campus by the end of the year, reported July 1.
  3. Rome Health, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists expand access to joint replacements

    Rome (N.Y.) Health is partnering with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists to expand access to joint replacements in the community, The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported July 1.
  4. Bon Secours plans 6-OR ASC with spine surgery

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners partnered with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C., and local physicians to offer ENT, spine and orthopedic procedures, including robotic joint replacements, according to a June 27 news release.
  1. Dr. Alan Daniels, Dr. Bryce Basques perform Rhode Island's 1st Mazor X Stealth surgery

    Alan Daniels, MD, and Bryce Basques, MD, who both practice out of University Orthopedics in Providence, R.I., performed the state's first spine surgery with the Mazor X Stealth edition platform.
  2. 'It's not an equal back and forth': What we heard in Q2

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders spoke with Becker's Spine Review on key topics in the second quarter from Medicare to spine navigation technologies.
  3. 1st robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew cementless knee system completed

    Cyna Khalily, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, Ky., completed the first robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew's Legion Conceloc cementless total knee system.
  4. Zimmer Biomet launches nonprofit to help decrease orthopedic care disparities

    Zimmer Biomet created an independent 501(c)(3) for Movement is Life, a coalition that aims to decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women, racial and ethnic minorities and women living in rural communities.
  5. Twin Cities Orthopedics CEO sees 'regional play' as next big growth opportunity

    Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics and Ridgeview, a four-hospital system, are building the Orthopedic Institute on the health system's Chaska, Minn., campus.
  6. Spine practice in Walmart stores grows patient visits 100% in Q2

    The Back Company, a spine care franchise from Brentwood, Tenn.-based IMAC Holdings that launched in Walmart stores, reported more than 100 percent visit growth compared to the first quarter.
  7. Spine surgeons limiting Medicare patients due to cost-cutting: What needs to change?

    Ahead of Medicare's regulatory and reimbursement proposals for 2023, three spine surgeons suggested updates that would expand access to care and reduce the economic burdens that many independent providers face today.
  8. Enovis CFO to retire in 2023

    Chris Hix, CFO of orthopedic devicemaker Enovis, will step down to an advisory role Jan. 1, 2023, and retire later that year, Enovis said June 30.
  9. 4 spine surgeon moves in June

    Here are four spine surgeons who joined new practices or assumed new titles in June:

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