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  1. Orthopedic surgeons sound off: Where CMS' proposed payment changes are going wrong

    The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons has issued formal comments to CMS on the agency's proposed payment policy changes for 2022.
  2. Precision Spine launches degenerative disc disease system

    Precision Spine launched its Dakota ACDF standalone system, the devicemaker said Sept. 27.
  3. SeaSpine cannot confirm 2021 revenue guidance due to COVID-19: 3 notes

    SeaSpine isn't able to confirm its previously issued revenue guidance for 2021 due to COVID-19 and its impact on spine surgery volumes,Seeking Alpha reported Sept. 27.

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  1. Orthofix surpasses 60K M6-C disc cases worldwide

    More than 60,000 M6-C artificial discs have been implanted worldwide, Orthofix said Sept. 27.
  2. Implanet reaches agreement to sell total knee implant

    Implanet entered exclusive negotiations with the Menix Group to divest its knee prosthesis, the company said Sept. 23.
  3. Dr. Trevor Pickering debuts hip replacement robot

    Trevor Pickering, MD, of Mississippi Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Jackson, performed the nation's first robotic hip replacement surgery with Zimmer Biomet's Rosa system, according to a Sept. 23 LinkedIn post.
  4. Dr. Robert Bray Jr. operates on Pink's husband Carey Hart

    Robert Bray Jr., MD, of Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center, performed a lower disc replacement on retired motorcycle racer Carey Hart, according to a Sept. 23 Instagram post.

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  1. 'Rivals encourage us to be more competitive': What we heard from surgeons this week

    From Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's Florida expansion to the place of outside forces in healthcare, here are three surgeon quotes that caught the attention of Becker's readers this week:
  2. 10 spine surgeons to know

    A college athlete turned physician and nine more spine surgeons to know:
  3. Orthopedic device maker acquires CatapultMD, adds 24 team members

    Lehigh Valley, Penn.-based orthopedic device company Tyber Medical acquired Bonita Springs, Fla-based medical device company CatapultMD, the firm said Sept. 23.
  4. Dymicron's artificial cervical disc wins Best New Spine Technology Award

    Dymicron's Triadyme-C artificial cervical disc won the 2021 Best New Spine Technology Award from Orthopedics This Week.
  1. Virginia partnership brings top spinal cord injury care designation to the state

    A partnership in Virginia has earned unique spine care designation for the state, NBC 12 reported Sept. 22.
  2. Orthofix adds former Roche exec to board of directors

    Lewisville, Texas-based spine and orthopedic device company Orthofix named Wayne Burris to its board of directors and appointed him to its audit and finance committee, the company said Sept. 23.
  3. NuVasive opens training center in New York

    NuVasive opened its East Coast Experience Center in New York City, according to a Sept. 23 news release.
  4. Dr. James Lynch debuts Augmedics' Xvision with Perc Pin

    James Lynch, MD, performed the first spine surgery with Augmedics' augmented reality navigation system, Xvision using the newly-cleared Perc Pin.
  5. Alabama hospital opens $150M orthopedic & spine tower

    Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital opened its $150 million Orthopedic & Spine Tower in August, AL.com reported Sept. 22.
  6. Walmart, Amazon & more: 2 orthopedic surgeons on outside forces in healthcare

    Amazon, Walmart and Walgreens have all taken steps into healthcare, but their lasting impact remains to be seen. Two orthopedic surgeons told Becker's how they feel about the companies' hand in healthcare.
  7. FDA grants market clearance for new Kleiner spinal fusion device

    The FDA cleared Incline Village, Nev.-based Kleiner Device Labs' new KG2 Surge flow-through interbody system for market use, the company said Sept. 22.
  8. Camber Spine launches 2 spinal implants

    Camber Spine launched its Spira-P posterior lumbar spacer and Spira-T oblique posterior lumbar spacer devices nationally, according to a Sept. 22 news release.
  9. Fast facts on Texas Back Institute's executive team

    Plano-based Texas Back Institute has provided spinal care since it opened in 1977. Today, it's one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary academic spine centers in the world.

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