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  1. Stryker in 2019: 6 things to know

    Stryker focused on growth this year with multiple acquisitions, while it continued integrating K2M, a spine-focused company it acquired in 2018 for $1.4 billion. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Zimmer Biomet in 2019: 6 things to know

    Zimmer Biomet spent the past year focused on remediation efforts at its Warsaw (Ind.) North Campus, enabling technology and preparing a pipeline of new technology for the next year. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Augmedics launches augmented reality spine guidance system & more: 3 device company notes

    Here are three key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -

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  1. Kansas hospital launching orthopedic partnership

    Emporia, Kan.-based Newman Regional Health will begin its partnership with Lawrence-based OrthoKansas in early 2020, local news provider KVOE reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. 3 spine surgeons discuss what technologies they are most excited about in 2020

    Three spine and neurosurgeons discuss what developing technologies they are most excited about in 2020. By Alan Condon -
  3. Augmedics gets FDA clearance for spine system: 5 things to know

    Augmedics received FDA clearance for the xvision Spine System, which it launched in the U.S. on Dec. 23. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Dr. Fernando Peña operates on Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker — 4 insights

    Fernando Peña, MD, repaired the fractured right fibula of Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker, the Minneapolis StarTribune reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. Lehigh Valley Health Network acquires Coordinated Health for orthopedic sports medicine program — 4 insights

    Lehigh Valley Health Network acquired Bethlehem, Pa.-based Coordinated Health, in a move that caused current Coordinated Health CEO Emil DiIorio to leave the company, The Morning Call reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. How Stryker plans to grow Mako — 4 insights from chief technology officer Robert Cohen

    The next decade of orthopedics will be defined by technologies like 3D printing and robotic navigation systems. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 3 spine surgeons share their 2020 practice goals

    Three spine surgeons discuss what goals they hope to achieve in their practice in 2020. By Alan Condon -
  4. Life Spine gains FDA clearance for titanium ALIF spacer

    Life Spine received FDA 510(k) clearance Dec. 23 to market its Titanium Stand-Alone ALIF System. By Alan Condon -
  1. Reduced Stark limitations, more Centers of Excellence: How Dr. Ciro Randazzo sees value-based care developing in spine

    Ciro Randazzo, MD, is a neuroendovascular specialist and chief of neurosurgery at Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus, N.J. By Alan Condon -
  2. Spinal Resources appoints Dr. Todd Abel as head of scientific advisory board

    Spinal Resources appointed Todd Abel, MD, as chair of its scientific advisory board Dec. 20. By Alan Condon -
  3. 29 spine, orthopedic device company acquisitions in 2019

    Here are 29 spine and orthopedic device company acquisitions in 2019. By Alan Condon -
  4. Medtronic Spine 2019: The year in review

    Medtronic's spine division had a big 2019 with several device launches, clinical trials, acquisitions and significant financial returns.  By Alan Condon -
  5. Drs. Terrence Kim, Jeffrey Wang & more: 10 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  6. Dr. Terrence Kim, Cedars-Sinai see robotic spine surgery as the way of the future

    The Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles recently purchased a Mazor X Stealth Edition and completed its first spine procedure with the device Dec. 16. By Alan Condon -
  7. Prosecutors charge orthopedic surgeon with avoiding taxes, concealing offshore bank account

    Orthopedic trauma surgeon Brian Mehling, MD, is facing an 11-count federal indictment charging him with failing to pay taxes and failing to report a foreign bank account, reports the Daily Voice. By Alan Condon -
  8. Texas hospital using radiation-free spine surgery system — 3 insights

    Medical City Frisco (Texas) installed the Machine-Vision Image Guided Surgery platform, which helps physicians properly position their tools without radiation, CBSDFW reports. By Eric Oliver -
  9. 14 notable orthopedic practices expanding in 2019

    Here are 14 notable orthopedic practices that made significant expansions in 2019: By Alan Condon -

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