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  1. Dr. Robert Holtzman to receive Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution to neurosurgery

    Attending neurosurgeon at Neurological Surgery PC in New Hyde Park, N.Y., Robert N. Holtzman, MD, has been chosen for the Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Top Professionals for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the field, reports Life Pulse Health. By Alan Condon -
  2. Connecticut hospital adds Dr. Mark Hornyak to its staff

    Neurosurgeon Mark Hornyak, MD, has joined The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich, Conn., and the Hartford HealthCare Ayer Neuroscience Institute, also in Norwich, reports local newspaper The Day. By Alan Condon -
  3. Why Orthofix is looking ahead to growth in spine: 3 key thoughts

    During the first quarter conference call to discuss Orthofix's financial report, President and CEO Brad Mason spent time discussing its competitive advantage with the M6-C cervical disc and the company's biggest opportunity in the U.S. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Dr. Roy W. Sanders: challenges in orthopedics, new payment models and surgeon opportunities

    Roy W. Sanders, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, focused on acute trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction, as well as foot and ankle surgery. By Alan Condon -
  2. Orthofix Q1 net income plummets 82.7%, spine implant sales up 10.6%: 5 details

    Orthofix reported flat net sales during the first quarter of 2019 and net income dropped 82.7 percent. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Physician Partners of America brings on 3 more former Laser Spine Institute surgeons

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America welcomed three former Laser Spine Institute surgeons. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Dr. Frederick Harris becomes Twin Cities Orthopedics' 1st neurosurgeon

    Twin Cities Orthopedics, an independent specialty practice serving Minnesota's Twin Cities and western Wisconsin, welcomed its first neurosurgeon, Frederick Harris, MD, to its medical staff. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Misonix acquires Solys Medical for $97M — 5 Takeaways

    New York-based medical device manufacturer Misonix agreed to acquire privately held wound-healing company Solys Medical of Newport News, Va., in an all-stock transaction valued at $97 million. By Alan Condon -
  2. Texas hospital fundraises for Mobile C-Arm device for minimally invasive surgery

    The Visionaries, a Texas-based female philanthropic group, is hosting a fundraiser to buy a Mobile C-Arm device for Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center in Temple, Texas, reports The Temple Daily Telegram. By Alan Condon -
  3. Medtronic cuts senior position amid restructuring

    Medtronic's senior director of corporate communications left the company because his position was eliminated, the StarTribune reports. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Spinal artificial disc market to reach $4.8B by 2025 — 4 takeaways

    The global spinal artificial disc market is expected to reach $4.8 billion by 2025 with a compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent, according to a report published by Crystal Market Research. By Alan Condon -
  1. Pennsylvania orthopedic surgeon with past drug charges faces negligence lawsuit — 5 insights

    The wife of a deceased patient filed a lawsuit alleging negligence against State College, Pa.-based University Orthopedics Center orthopedic surgeon Kenneth Cherry, MD, the Centre Daily Times reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Neurosurgeon joins University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Ark., has added Thomas Whitfield Morris III, MD, to its staff, reports Arkansas Business. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Lawrence Lenke: The big opportunity for innovation in spine patient safety

    Lawrence Lenke, MD, surgeon-in-chief of NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine Hospital and co-chair of the Safety in Spine Surgery Summit, discusses the culture of patient safety in spine and where the best organizations are headed. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Alpahtec launches 2nd of 6 IdentiTi implant systems: 5 key notes

    Alphatec launched a new posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure that uses its AlphaGRAFT Demineralized Bone Matrix Fiber. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. New York providers break ground on $4.5M medical complex with orthopedic office — 3 insights

    Albany, N.Y.-based providers Albany Medical Center and The Bone and Joint Center partnered with Columbia Development to create a $4.5 million medical office complex, the Olean Times Herald reports. By Eric Oliver -
  6. Dr. Brian R. Gantwerker: spinal fusions, 3D printing and the future of spine surgery

    Brian, R. Gantwerker, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon, specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, as well as degenerative diseases and injuries of the spinal cord. By Alan Condon -
  7. OrthoNebraska ranks No. 1 one for hip and knee replacements on patient surveys

    CMS patient data shows 91 percent of patients surveyed rank Omaha-based OrthoNebraska Hospital the highest for patient satisfaction, reports Omaha World Herald. By Alan Condon -
  8. Dr. Stephen Badylak debates new Difusion Technologies data — 5 takeaways

    Austin, Texas-based life sciences company Difusion Technologies released promising data for its ZFUZE Immuno-Stealth Surgical Polymer. By Alan Condon -
  9. Globus Medical Q1 sales up, but net income drops 16%: 5 things to know

    Globus Medical released its first quarter financial report, showing large sales increases overseas. By Laura Dyrda -

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