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  1. The most exciting technologies in spine from 10 surgeons

    From robotic-assisted surgery to augmented reality and potential virtual health innovations, 10 spine surgeons discuss the technologies that they see making the next big breakthrough in the field.
  2. Medtronic launches 3D-printed cage featuring Titan Spine's nanoLock

    Medtronic on Oct. 7 launched Adaptix Interbody System, a 3D-printed titanium cage equipped with nanoLock surface technology.
  3. Medtronic's Omar Ishrak to retire as chairman: 6 things to know

    Omar Ishrak, PhD, plans to retire as Medtronic's executive chairman and chairman of the board, the company announced Oct. 6.

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  1. NASS reveals winners of 2020 Recognition Awards — Drs. Richard Guyer, Jeffrey Wang & more

    The North American Spine Society on Oct. 5 announced the winners of its 2020 Recognition Awards.
  2. Dr. James Lynch performs 1st spine surgery with 4Web Medical implant

    Neurosurgeon James Lynch, MD, recently performed the first procedure with 4Web Medical's Stand-Alone Anterior Spine Truss System at Renown Medical Center in Reno, Nev., according to an Oct. 6 news release.
  3. ValleyOrtho hire 2 surgeons with 50+ years' experience to practice at new office

    Orthopedic surgeons Tomas Pevny, MD, and Mark Purnell, MD, have been recruited to ValleyOrtho's new office in Aspen (Colo.), which is set to open in late fall.
  4. OPUM Technologies, iProcedures partner to bolster orthopedic care in ASCs

    Auckland, New Zealand-based medical device company OPUM Technologies has partnered with Tampa, Fla.-based surgical healthcare provider iProcedures, according to an Oct. 5 announcement.

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  1. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. Aurora Spine receives patent for bone density-matching implant

    The U.S. Patent Office issued Aurora Spine a patent for its DEXA Technology platform, which is used to create bone density-matching implants, the company announced Oct. 5.
  3. NASS welcomes Dr. Eeric Truumees as president

    The North American Spine Society has named Eeric Truumees, MD, president during its 35th annual meeting, taking place virtually Oct. 6-9.
  4. Tyber Medical looks to bolster clinical data of its interbody fusion devices

    Spine device manufacturer Tyber Medical is investigating the use of its titanium interbody fusion devices in cervical and lumbar spine surgery in a new study.
  1. Alphatec eyes Q4 launch of novel spine surgery approach

    Spine device company Alphatec has reported that physicians have completed more than 500 prone transpsoas surgeries in the U.S., and the company aims to launch the procedure early in the fourth quarter, according to an Oct. 6 news release.
  2. AAOS 'gravely concerned' about CMS' proposal to nix the inpatient-only list

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is "gravely concerned" about CMS' proposal to eliminate Medicare's inpatient-only list, the industry group said in an Oct. 1 letter to CMS Administrator Seema Verma.
  3. 18 orthopedic surgeon moves in September

    From an incoming orthopedics chair in New Jersey to the medical director of a new robotic surgery program in Chicago, here are 18 orthopedic surgeons who were on the move in September.
  4. NuVasive retractor validates prone, single-position XLIF, study finds

    The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine demonstrated the effectiveness of prone, single-position lateral interbody fusion in a study with NuVasive's MaXcess retractor, according to an Oct. 5 news release.
  5. Orlando Health, HonorHealth & more — 12 orthopedic expansions in the past month

    Becker's Spine Review has reported on 12 orthopedic centers that have been opened or announced in the past month:
  6. 13 spine surgeons on the move in September

    From incoming presidents at professional societies to medical directors of spine programs, here are 13 spine and neurosurgeons who accepted new roles in September.
  7. Merging professional + personal lives: 6 surgeons, family members plying their trade together

    Physicians often pursue careers in the same medical specialty as family members before them. Here are six family teams that practice together in the fields of orthopedics and neurosurgery:
  8. Drs. Alexander Vaccaro, Sonia Eden & more: 9 spine surgeons making the news

    From an Iowa physician performing an innovate spine procedure to a new president at a professional society, here are the latest spine surgeons making headlines:
  9. Meet the newest PE-backed orthopedic platform: U.S. Orthopedic Partners

    Private equity firm Thurston Group formed orthopedic management services organization U.S. Orthopedic Partners through a partnership with FFL Partners and Jackson-based Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center Oct. 2.

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