Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Neurosurgeons expand Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute

    Neurosurgeons, John Afshar, MD, and John Robinson Jr., MD, opened a Stuart, Fla., office as part of Palm Beach Neuroscience Institute, South Florida Hospital News reported March 31.
  2. Bioventus makes $45M acquisition

    Durham, N.C.-based medical technology company Bioventus has acquired rehabilitation solutions company Bioness for $45 million upfront consideration, with up to $65 million contingent consideration. 
  3. Which spine procedures are surgeons migrating to the ASC in 2021? 

    From endoscopic techniques to multilevel disc replacement and awake spinal fusion, nine surgeons discuss what procedures they are migrating to the ASC this year:

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  1. Aurora Spine's device used in study; Augmedics raises $36M in funding: 5 device company notes

    Here are five updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the past week:
  2. Zimmer Biomet introduces suite of tech for robotics, makes leadership changes

    Zimmer Biomet introduced the ZBEdge Connected Intelligence Suite for its digital and robotic technologies.
  3. Mets name Dr. Kathryn McElheny head team physician

    Kathryn McElheny, MD, is the new head team physician for the New York Mets.
  4. Florida orthopedic group breaks ground on HQ, surgery center with 6 operating rooms

    Coastal Orthopedics has broken ground on an 88,000-square-foot medical center that will feature a six-operating room surgery center in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
  1. Spinal arthroplasty system granted 'breakthrough device designation'

    The FDA has awarded Premia Spine's Tops facet arthroplasty system its breakthrough device designation, which expedites the time taken to reach clinical trials.
  2. Medacta eyes 2021 growth after 2.6% revenue drop amid the pandemic

    Castel St. Pietro, Switzerland-based orthopedic device company Medacta reported March 30 a slight revenue drop in 2020 and said it plans to expand its sales force this year.
  3. Medtronic exec to lead BD's Integrated Diagnostic Solutions

    Global medical technology company BD has appointed former Medtronic executive Brooke Story to worldwide president of BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions, effective April 5. 
  4. U of Miami Health System names Dr. Francis Hornicek chair of orthopedics

    Spine surgeon Francis Hornicek, MD, PhD, has been named both the chair of the department of orthopedics at University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine and the director of orthopedic oncology at Miami-based Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  1. Augmedics raises $36M in series C funding

    Augmedics, an augmented reality company, reached a new funding milestone months after closing its series B financing.
  2. DJO invests in orthopedic AR company

    DJO invested in Insight Medical Systems, which plans to launch an augmented reality system for total joint replacements.
  3. The next 3 years in spine: What will gain ground on fusion?

    Outpatient surgery and fewer fusions are likely the future of spine surgery, according to Peter Derman, MD, a spine surgeon with Texas Back Institute in Plano.
  4. 10 more orthopedic surgeons to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons to know:
  5. 7 things to know about OrthoIndy in 2021

    Here are seven things to know about Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy:
  6. 5 device mergers and acquisitions in Q1

    Device companies wasted no time jumping into merger and acquisition activity at the start of 2021, with some sealing multimillion-dollar deals.
  7. Texas hospital maintains 'gold seal' for spine surgery

    Medical City Fort Worth (Dallas) has been recertified with The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for spine surgery.
  8. Aurora Spine device used in 5,000 cases approved for multicenter study — 5 things to know

    Devicemaker Aurora Spine said March 29 that its Zip interspinous fixation device for patients with degenerative disc disease received approval for a multicenter study.
  9. 8 spine surgeons honored in Q1

    Eight spine surgeons were honored in the past few months for achievements ranging from patient care to addressing legislative hurdles for the spine industry. 

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