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  1. 3 orthopedic practices joining health systems

    Becker's has reported on three orthopedic groups joining health systems since Dec. 21:
  2. 22 Resurgens Orthopaedics physicians recognized by Castle Connolly

    Twenty-two physicians with Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics were named as Top Doctors for 2023 by Castle Connolly, the practice said Jan. 19.
  3. 2 spine cases going to trial

    Becker's reported on two ongoing court cases involving spine surgery in the last 7 days.

2 new fusion studies highlight benefits of first fully porous PEEK

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  1. Rothman Orthopaedics, AdventHealth partners with Orlando Magic

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics and Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth inked a partnership with the Orlando Magic NBA team.
  2. Neurosurgery of St. Louis adds 3 locations

    Neurosurgery of St. Louis has doubled the number of locations, the practice said Jan. 10.
  3. St. Vincent's Orthopedics to join Hughston Clinic

    Birmingham, Ala.-based St. Vincent's Orthopedics will join Hughston Clinic Orthopedics beginning March 1. 
  4. Top 19 states for orthopedic surgery in 2023, per Healthgrades

    Healthgrades evaluated 19 states for orthopedic surgery rankings, according to data updated Jan. 17.

How Conway Regional achieved sepsis program quality, cost improvements in 4 months

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  1. 5 Coastal Spine physicians earn local recognition

    Five spine physicians with Coastal Spine in Mt. Laurel, N.J., were recognized by NJ Top Docs, the publication said Jan. 19.
  2. 'Not just a gimmick': 16 experts on prone lateral spine surgery

    Prone lateral spine surgery offers an alternative to the lateral decubitus position and eliminates the need to move a patient during the surgery. The technique has yet to be widely adopted, and while some surgeons see potential, others don't see it taking a grip on the industry any time soon.
  3. Neurosurgeon faces trial in patient death case

    A woman is suing Casper-based Wyoming Medical Center and two physicians for wrongful death on behalf of her husband who had spine surgery in 2018, K2 Radio reported Jan. 18.
  4. Why 2 Chicago-area orthopedic powerhouses became one

    Brian Cole, MD, managing partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and Brian Bear, MD, president of OrthoIllinois have a longstanding friendship. They have known each other for almost 30 years and were in the same residency class at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.
  1. Companion Spine acquires Backbone SAS

    New York City-based devicemaker Companion Spine acquired Backbone SAS, a medtech company in Bordeaux, France.
  2. Dr. April Armstrong named vice president of orthopedics at Penn State Health

    April Armstrong, MD, was named vice president for orthopedics at Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health Medical Group.
  3. 4 medtech notes: Saluda Medica, VySpine and more

    Here are four updates in orthopedic and spine medtech since Jan. 11:
  4. Orthopedic surgeons with higher surgical volume see improved outcomes, lower patient costs, study finds

    Orthopedic surgeons with high surgical volume were found to have better patient outcomes, according to research from Clarify Health Institute.
  5. Spine practice leader among 2 buying medical office building space for $1.1M

    Tamer Ghaly, MD, a pain management specialist and owner of Waterbury, Conn.-based iSpine and his partner, Marian Ghaly, bought four office units a Waterbury medical office complex for $1.1 million, Hartford Business Journal reported Jan. 17.
  6. Spine patient sues UC San Diego, alleges he woke up during surgery

    A man who had spine surgery in 2017 is suing University of California San Diego alleging he woke up during the four-hour procedure, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Jan. 17.  
  7. New CPT code for 2-level lumbar disc replacement goes into effect

    The American Medical Association issued a CPT add-on code for the second level in lumbar total disc procedures, devicemaker Centinel Spine said Jan. 18.
  8. 7 things to know about Novant Health's new neuroscience institute

    In January, Novant Health opened its new Neurosciences Institute-New Hanover in Wilmington, N.C., to treat patients with brain and spine injuries from Southeastern North Carolina. Here are seven things to know about the institute: 
  9. Saluda Medical's spinal cord stimulator effective in 36-month study

    A long-term study of Saluda Medical's Evoke spinal cord stimulator found most patients had significant pain reduction and no explants, the devicemaker said Jan. 17.

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