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  1. Colorado orthopedic practice to open new medical campus

    Fort Collins, Colo.-based Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies is building a new medical campus on a 12-acre property in Greeley, Colo., according to an Oct. 21 report by North Forty News.
  2. Illinois court upholds $1.2M verdict over alleged botched spinal fusion

    An Illinois appeals court upheld a $1.2 million verdict against a spine surgeon who allegedly botched a spinal fusion procedure, according to court documents.
  3. 4 things to know about Johnson & Johnson's Q3 report

    Johnson & Johnson recently released its third quarter earnings report. Here are four things for orthopedic leaders to know:

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  1. Chicago surgeon treats trio of international pro athletes

    Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD, of Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, performed knee surgery on three international professional athletes, the practice said Oct. 21 in a news release.
  2. American Orthopedic Partners continues expansion in the US

    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based American Orthopedic Partners is continuing its growth in the U.S., according to an Oct. 21 news release.
  3. 7 orthopedic surgery 'firsts' in 2021

    From new knee implants to innovative navigation systems, here are notable orthopedic surgery debuts so far in 2021:
  4. AI tool aims to identify hard-to-detect spinal fractures 

    A new digital health tool called BoneBot has been licensed out to Austrian software firm ImageBiopsy Lab to accelerate its development, according to an Oct. 20 report by pharmaphorum. The technology applies machine learning to X-rays to detect hidden fractures in the spine that can remain undiagnosed in more than two-thirds of osteoporosis cases.

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  1. Neurosurgeons laud legislation to address CMS prior authorization

    The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons voiced support for a Senate bill addressing prior authorizations for some patients.
  2. Orthopedic care delivery in 2026: 4 surgeon insights

    The continued growth of digital platforms and specialty centers' increasing importance for orthopedic care delivery are just two predictions about the industry surgeons have shared with Becker's.
  3. SPR secures $37M for pain relief implant 

    Cleveland-based medical device company SPR Therapeutics raised $37 million in series D funding for its peripheral nerve stimulation system, the company said Oct. 18 in a news release.
  4. NuVasive's latest spine implant launch, J&J's Q3 revenue & more: 4 device company notes

    Johnson & Johnson's third-quarter orthopedic sales and three more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  1. Blood test predicts recovery after hip replacement surgery, study finds

    A presurgical blood test can predict how quickly hip replacement patients will recover, according to a study published Oct. 14 in Annals of Surgery.
  2. 10 spine surgeons to know

    The leader of a new spinal cord injury center and nine more spine surgeons to know:
  3. Orthopedic surgeon concerned LifePoint merger would see money leave the community

    A potential merger with Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center and Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health is concerning some surgeons, NBC, CBS and Fox affiliateKYMA reported Oct. 19.
  4. Dr. Craig Della Valle elected to Mid-America Orthopaedic Association leadership

    Craig Della Valle, MD, a surgeon at Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was elected second vice president of the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association.
  5. Beacon Orthopaedics' health system affiliation adds 10 physicians, 20 locations

    Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, with locations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky has affiliated with Cincinnati-based TriHealth as it marks 25 years in business, Cincinnati Business Courier reported Oct. 19.
  6. Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center appoints CEO, sets opening date for $100M hospital

    Daniel Ferry was named president and CEO of Akron, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, according to an Oct. 19 news release.
  7. Patient-specific spine implant nabs additional CMS reimbursement approval

    Carlsmed's patient-specific spine implant, Aprevo, received a transitional pass-through payment from CMS.
  8. Who decides 'quality' in value-based care is still unclear: Dr. Vladimir Sinkov

    Value-based care has gained traction in spine and orthopedics, and some surgeons say it can hold physicians accountable and has the potential to be more effective. However, others, including Vladimir Sinkov, MD, say more definitive consensus is required in areas of value-based care.
  9. 5 recent spine surgery 'firsts'

    Ohio's debut augmented reality-assisted spine case and four more "firsts" since Sept. 1:

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