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  1. 6 surgeons facing criminal charges for murder, healthcare fraud & drug distribution

    Here are six spine surgeons who were sentenced, found guilty or have ongoing criminal charges. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Mazor Robotics clocks record Q1 revenue of $15.5M — 10 highlights

    Mazor Robotics released its 2018 first quarter financial results. By Megan Wood -
  3. 10 states with most, fewest opioid prescriptions

    WalletHub analysts investigated drug use by state and District of Columbia. By Megan Wood -

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  1. Bad investments: 27% of physicians invested in stock/company that turned sour

    Medscape interviewed 20,000-plus physicians across 29-plus specialties about financial management in its "Physician Wealth and Debt Report 2018." By Megan Wood -
  2. Dr. Michael Vitale on 3rd spine surgery safety summit: 'The appetite for information regarding safety in spine surgery is seemingly endless'

    Back in 2012, Michael Vitale, MD, chief of pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery at New York City-based NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Orthopedics, realized that there was a great opportunity to improve the safety of spine surgery. To call attention to the topic, he collaborated with 24 national experts to set goals for reducing surgical site infections after spine surgery. This small forum grew into the first Safety in Spine Surgery Summit in 2016; the second annual summit occurred in 2017 with a crowd of 200 attendees. By Megan Wood -
  3. What to expect from Alphatec in 2018: 5 key quotes

    What to expect from Alphatec in 2018: 5 key quotes By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 36 orthopedic, spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in April

    36 orthopedic, spine devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in April By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Dr. Anthony Yeung: Lessons learned and predictions for endoscopic spine surgery

    Dr. Anthony Yeung: Lessons learned and predictions for endoscopic spine surgery By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Drs. Jeremy McCandless, Keith Jarbo & more: 4 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Drs. Eric Deshaies, Lane Spero & more: 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons surgeons making headlines

    Here are 10 spine surgeon and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Children's Health opens new sports medicine center: 4 insights

    Dallas-based Children's Health opened the Specialty Center 2 on its Plano, Texas campus. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Legacy Bone and Joint Orthopedics opens 2nd office — 3 notes

    Legacy Bone and Joint Orthopedics held a grand opening for a location in Bee Cave, Texas, May 10, Community Impact Newspaper reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 things to know about Xenco Medical's SETx Technology

    Xenco Medical's single-use spinal implants are based on the company's patented SETx Technology. By Shayna Korol -
  3. 98% of orthopedists would choose their specialty again if they had a redo

    The 2018 Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report revealed whether orthopedists would choose medicine and their specialty if they could do it all over again. By Megan Wood -
  4. New orthopedic implant surface technology fights infection: 3 insights

    Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee developed an orthopedic implant technology for sustained drug release, pharmabiz.com reports. By Shayna Korol -
  5. Physician suicide rate more than twice that of general population

    U.S. physicians have the highest suicide rate of any profession, according to findings presented at the American Psychiatric Association 2018 Annual Meeting in New York City from May 5 to May 9 and detailed in Medscape. By Shayna Korol -
  6. Not just allergies: Dr. Dan Surdell performs cerebrospinal fluid leak repair on patient with chronically runny nose

    Neurosurgeon Dan Surdell, MD, and rhinologist Christie Barnes, MD, performed a cerebrospinal fluid leak repair at Nebraska Medicine in Omaha on a woman whose CSF leaked out of her nose for two years, USA Today reports. By Shayna Korol -
  7. Globus Medical partners with the Society of Lateral Access Surgery: 3 notes

    Globus Medical is sponsoring the Society of Lateral Access Surgery's new Partnership Program as SOLAS' first corporate Alliance Partner. By Shayna Korol -
  8. Central Valley Medical Center to cut ribbon on orthopedic and sports medicine clinic

    Nephi, Utah-based Central Valley Medical Center will break ground on an addition to the Nephi Campus Hospital and cut the ribbon on the new orthopedic and sports medicine clinic, the Daily Herald reports. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Montecito Medical Real Estate acquires Pinnacle Orthopaedics' office: 3 things to know

    Montecito Medical Real Estate acquired the Pinnacle Orthopaedics Center in Woodstock, Ga., a Class A medical office and surgery center. By Shayna Korol -

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