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  1. Neurosurgeon completes 1st robotic-assisted tumor biopsy in Colorado

    A Colorado neurosurgeon recently completed the first tumor biopsy in the state using Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS Cranial Solutions technology.
  2. Dr. Erkan Alci completes 100th robot-assisted surgery

    Erkan Alci, MD, recently completed his 100th robotic-assisted surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS.  
  3. Spine and brain clinic opens at Nebraska hospital

    North Platte, Neb.-based Great Plains Health Brain & Spine moved to a space at Great Plains Health's main campus in the same city, North Platte Bulletin reported June 13.

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  1. 10 places hiring spine surgeons

    Here are 10 practices and health systems looking for orthopedic surgeons using LinkedIn's job search tool:
  2. Spinal anesthesia tied to increased opioid use after hip surgery

    Spinal anesthesia is increasingly being used instead of general anesthesia to improve patient comfort and reduce opioid use, but it could be having the opposite effect on hip fracture patients, according to research published June 13 in Annals of Internal Medicine.
  3. Stryker to sell orthopedic surgical system

    Onkos Surgical, a devicemaker specializing in musculoskeletal oncology and complex orthopedics, on June 13 entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Stryker's Juvenile tumor system.
  4. Texas orthopedic group joins private equity-backed MSO

    Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin (Texas) has joined Growth Orthopedics, a management services organization backed by Miami-based Trivest Partners.

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  1. Top 50 hospitals for pediatric orthopedics, per US News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report released its 2022-2023 rankings of the best children's hospitals in 10 specialties June 14.
  2. Why this spine surgeon says the future is bright for artificial disc replacements

    As designs improve and the cost advantages become clear, patients and providers may in the future choose artificial disc replacements over other kinds of surgeries, according to Jack Zigler, MD. 
  3. Orthopedic Institute for Children renamed to honors donors' $15M gift

    The Orthopaedic Institute for Children, a children's orthopedic hospital in Los Angeles, was renamed the Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children after receiving a $15 million gift from Renee and Meyer Luskin. 
  4. Connecticut hospital adds Modus V spine robot

    Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn., added Synaptive's Modus V 3D exoscope technology for spine and brain surgery.
  1. Accelus promotes leaders to senior sales team

    Accelus promoted three people to its sales team leadership, and all have backgrounds at large devicemakers.
  2. Neurosurgeon and notable car collector Dr. Frederick Simeone dies

    Former chief of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital Frederick Simeone, MD, died at age 86, NBC Philadelphia reported June 12. 
  3. Aurora Spine's motion-preserving patent granted

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office gave Aurora Spine a patent for its interlaminar single implant technology for motion preservation or fusion. 
  4. Dr. Steven Shin operates on New Orleans Pelicans forward

    New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram, a former NBA All-Star, had surgery on his right pinky finger, BasketNews reported June 11.
  5. Orthopedic Institute to build new South Dakota clinic

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Orthopedic Institute is building a new clinic in Mitchell, S.D., the practice said June 13.
  6. Ohio hospital adds Loop-X imaging robot

    Springfield (Ohio) Regional Medical Center added the Loop-X mobile imaging robot for spine and brain procedures.
  7. 5 statistics making orthopedic surgeons optimistic

    Although orthopedic surgeons face many challenges, there are also many numbers showing the specialty is growing stronger.
  8. 10 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are 10 practices and health systems looking for orthopedic surgeons using LinkedIn's job search tool:
  9. Michigan hospital expands spine program, adds robot

    Sheridan (Mich.) Community Hospital increased investments in its spinal care and acquired a Mazor X Stealth Edition robot, local news source the Daily News reported June 10.

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