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  1. North American total joint replacement market to hit $4.2B in 4 years — Key trends to watch as knee implant price may decline

    The North American total knee replacement market is expected to make huge strides over the next five years, according to a GlobalData report. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Stryker organic sales growth increases for 6 years, hits 6.4% by 2018 Q3

    Over the past six years, Stryker has consistently reported higher organic sales growth than the medtech market, according to a Seeking Alpha report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Key thoughts on patient selection for outpatient spine surgery

    Eight spine surgeons discuss patient selection for spine surgery in outpatient settings. By Anuja Vaidya -

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  1. Spine expert joins biologics company's board of directors: 3 details

    Carmell Therapeutics, a developer of plasma-based bioactive materials to accelerate bone and soft tissue healing, welcomed Wendy DiCicco to its board of directors. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. OrthoPediatrics files sanction request against former employee, WishBone Medical in trade secret lawsuit

    OrthoPediatrics filed a lawsuit against former employee Robert von Seggern and WishBone Medical, alleging the two violated Indiana's and federal trade secrets statues. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Miach Orthopaedics appoints industry veteran as CEO, president: 5 takeaways

    Miach Orthopaedics, a company that develops bio-engineered implants for connective tissue repair, welcomed Martha Shadan as president and CEO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Pennsylvania hospital acquires spine center: 3 insights

    Penn Medicine Lancaster (Pa.) General Health purchased Lancaster Neuroscience & Spine Associates for an undisclosed amount, according to Lancaster Online. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Patient billed $470K for medical flight to Massachusetts neurosurgeon: 5 highlights

    Kristina Cunningham suffered a stroke and was left with two blood clots in the base of her brain. To receive proper care, emergency medical technicians put her on a medical flight to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, according to Kaiser Health News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Sintx releases 30-year report on spine fusions, silicon nitride implants — 4 insights

    Sintx Technologies, formerly named Amedica, published a clinical outcomes report that analyzed results of lumbar fusion surgeries performed with silicon nitride implants 30-years postoperatively. By Jackie Drees -
  3. 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know. By Jackie Drees -
  4. NuVasive's new CEO restructures executive leadership

    NuVasive CEO J. Christopher Barry selected a new executive team to lead the company's next growth phase. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Do ACOs improve spine surgery outcomes? 4 key findings

    A new study published in The Spine Journal examined the impact of ACOs on outcomes for spine surgery.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Effective political advocacy — Key thoughts for orthopedic surgeons from Dr. Chip Hummer

    Chip Hummer, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and partner at Premier Orthopaedics based in Media, Pa. He is also the chief medical officer for the Philadelphia Union Major League Soccer team. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 24 spine surgeon promotions, appointments in 2018

    Here are 24 spine surgeons receiving honors and promotions in 2018. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Dr. Robert Watkins examines Titans' Marcus Mariota's neck injury: 4 details

    Robert Watkins, MD, examined MRI results of Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's neck injury, ESPN reports. By Jackie Drees -
  5. Excelsior Orthopaedics purchases New York medical office building for $3.1M

    Amherst, N.Y.-based Excelsior Orthopaedics paid $3.1 million for a medical office building in Orchard Park, N.Y., according to The Buffalo News. By Jackie Drees -
  6. Retired orthopedic surgeon returns to medicine as CMO of Tennessee hospital

    Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital hired retired orthopedic surgeon Richard Rogers, MD, as interim CMO, according to the Murfreesboro Post. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. U of Arizona cashes $2M grant to study bone regrowth technology: 5 insights

    The Department of Defense granted a team of researchers at the University of Arizona in Tucson $2 million to study bone regrowth technology, according to The Brunswick News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. New Jersey neurosurgeon shares simple 3-step morning routine

    Mark McLaughlin, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Princeton (N.J.) Brain & Spine Care. In a contributing piece with the Times Union, Dr. McLaughlin discussed his three-step morning routine. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Risk factors in opioid use pre & post spine surgery

    A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons explored the risk factors for prolonged postoperative opioid use after spine surgery. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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