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  1. How can value-based care improve in orthopedics? 4 surgeon insights

    Four orthopedic surgeons told Becker's how value-based care can become more effective, from improving data analysis to using a stakeholder-focused approach.
  2. 'It is changing rapidly': The must-knows for the next generation of spine surgeons

    A spine surgeon's career can be highly rewarding, both personally and financially, but the road to get there is not easy, and there are many factors to consider before deciding on a surgical specialty.
  3. More spine, orthopedic centers adopt Minolta's imaging system

    More than 10 spine and orthopedic centers have implemented Konica Minolta Healthcare's Dynamic Digital Radiography in 2021, according to a Sept. 29 news release.

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  1. Yale welcomes inaugural joint replacement fellow

    Erik McDonald, MD, became New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University's first total joint fellow, according to a Sept. 28 announcement.
  2. Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics breaks ground on Sevierville location

    Knoxville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics broke ground on a new clinic in Sevierville, Tenn., Sept. 14.
  3. An M6-C milestone, 7D Flash approved in EU and more: 6 device company notes

    From leadership appointments to product awards, here are six key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  4. Idaho specialty hospital first in US to offer surgery with Aprevo

    Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital is the first specialty hospital in the U.S. to provide spine surgery with the Aprevo device, according to a Sept. 28 news release.

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  1. Meet North American Spine Society's '20 Under 40' class of 2021

    The North American Spine Society released its "20 Under 40" list of spine care honorees under 40 years old Sept. 29.
  2. NYC's Hospital for Special Surgery named No. 1 orthopedic hospital worldwide

    The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City was named the best orthopedic hospital in the world by Newsweek in its "World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022" list.
  3. 4 device companies gaining capital investment in 2021

    Here are four spine and orthopedic device companies that gained financial investments in the last 90 days:
  4. Globus Medical marks 1st cranial surgery with ExcelsiusGPS

    Francisco Ponce, MD, completed the first cranial surgery with Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS navigation system, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
  1. Centinel spine launches new implants for total disc replacement system

    Centinel Spine launched new angled endplate implants for the Prodisc L total disc replacement system.
  2. Intelivation Technologies launches pedicle screw system

    Intelivation Technologies launched its Golden Isles Pedicle Screw System for spine procedures, according to a Sept. 28 news release.
  3. Pennsylvania Department of Health awards $1M to spinal cord injury researchers

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is awarding $1 million in grants to six recipients researching spinal cord injuries, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
  4. California health system sues neurosurgeons over alleged walkout

    Fresno, Calif.-based Community Health System is suing a physician group claiming it withheld "lifesaving" neurosurgical trauma care "in an attempt to secure leverage over" Fresno Community Hospital and Medical Center, according to a lawsuit filed Sept. 23.
  5. Dr. James Lynch 1st surgeon to perform 100 procedures with AR spine system

    James Lynch, MD, became the first surgeon to perform 100 cases with Augmedics' Xvision augmented reality spine system, according to a Sept. 28 news release from Reno-based Spine Nevada.
  6. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    A board member of the Michigan Orthopedic Society and nine other orthopedic surgeons to know:
  7. SeaSpine's 7D Flash system expands applications in EU

    SeaSpine's cranial and percutaneous spine modules for the 7D Flash navigation system received a CE mark from the European Union, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
  8. Spine Wave launches new spine system

    Spine Wave launched the Salvo 5.5/6 mm Spine System with the devicemaker's modular screw design, according to a Sept. 27 news release.
  9. Renowned UPMC orthopedic surgeon dies at 70

    Freddie Fu, MD, who created UPMC's sports medicine program, died at age 70, the hospital said Sept. 24.

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