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  1. California spine group joins study on 2 total disc replacement devices — 5 details

    The Anand Spine Group in Los Angeles is participating in an Investigational Device Exemption study examining two cervical total disc replacement devices, according to a Jan. 21 announcement published by Patch. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 30-month prison sentence handed to former Insys Therapeutics CEO for opioid fraud

    Former Insys Therapeutics CEO Michael Babich was sentenced to 30 months in prison Jan. 22 for his role in a kickback scheme encouraging physicians to prescribe more opioids, Bloomberg Law reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. Intel names former Medtronic CEO board chairman & more: 7 device company notes

    Here are seven key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies:  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. 4 sports medicine physicians on the move in December

    Here are four sports medicine physicians who joined new practices or took on new positions in December:  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Dr. William Meyers performs core muscle surgery on Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. — 4 insights

    William Meyers, MD, repaired a core muscle injury on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Jan. 21, the team reported. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Medtronic study highlights efficacy of DTM spinal cord stimulation, acquired in Stimgenics deal

    Medtronic on Jan. 21 released three-month results from a clinical trial highlighting the effectiveness of Differential Target Multiplexed spinal cord stimulation in treating back pain, compared to traditional SCS. By Alan Condon -
  4. Illinois hospital with large robotics program hires 4 orthopedic surgeons

    Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill., recently expanded services with the addition of four orthopedic surgeons, the Daily Herald reports. By Alan Condon -
  1. Should pain management physicians perform endoscopic spine surgery? 9 spine specialists discuss

    Nine spine specialists debate which physicians should and should not be able to perform endoscopic spine surgery. By Alan Condon -
  2. Drs. Answorth Allen, Kent Ellington, & more: 8 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are eight orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week. By Alan Condon -
  3. Rothman partners with esports network to promote health and wellness

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute on Jan. 21 partnered with esports network Nerd Street Gamers to promote healthy habits for gamers. By Alan Condon -
  4. Neurosurgeon did not deviate from standard of care in spine surgery that left woman paralyzed, Mississippi court rules

    The Supreme Court of Mississippi threw out a woman's medical malpractice lawsuit Dec. 4 after she failed to prove that a neurosurgeon did not deliver the standard of care required, according to Legal Newsline. By Alan Condon -
  1. Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak becomes Intel board chairman: 4 details

    The Intel board elected outgoing Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak, PhD, as chairman, the company announced on Jan. 21. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Johnson & Johnson orthopedics sales dip 0.5% in 2019: 5 things to know

    Johnson & Johnson reported worldwide orthopedic sales of $8.8 billion in 2019, a 0.5 percent dip compared to 2018. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Bundled payments in spine: 12 key thoughts for 2020

    As rising healthcare costs continue to be a burden for patients and providers, new payment models such as bundled payments are gaining traction at healthcare facilities across the country.  By Alan Condon -
  4. Inspired Spine completes 1,000 OLLIF procedures — 4 things to know

    Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine announced Jan. 20 the completion of its 1,000 oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion procedure. By Alan Condon -
  5. Former Medtronic R&D director joins Miach Orthopaedics — 3 things to know

    Stephen Wohlert, PhD, on Jan. 21 was named vice president of manufacturing for Miach Orthopaedics. By Alan Condon -
  6. 10 things to know about Hospital for Special Surgery for 2020

    In July, U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2019-2020 survey ranked New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery as the No. 1 hospital in the country for orthopedics, for the 10th consecutive year. By Alan Condon -
  7. Life Spine reports double-digit revenue growth, 7 new FDA gains in 2019

    Life Spine reported "significant growth" in 2019, with record revenues driven by high demand for micro-invasive technologies, the company announced Jan. 17. By Angie Stewart -
  8. Mount Sinai adds Dr. Dolores Hambardzumyan to department of neurosurgery, cancer institute

    Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, was recently appointed to the department of neurosurgery and The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. By Alan Condon -
  9. Mercyhealth hires adult, pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Artur Szymczak

    Artur Szymczak, MD, recently joined the surgical staff at Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth, according to the Rockford Register Star. By Alan Condon -

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