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  1. 5 new devices launched in November

    Here are five devices that were launched in November:
  2. Key spine practice investments from 3 surgeons

    Three spine surgeons share key investment areas for practices that may have limited spending power due to the current economic climate.
  3. Medtronic in 2020: 5 key notes

    From a spree of medical device company acquisitions to the expansion of its Mazor X robot and a new CEO, here are five key notes on Medtronic this year:

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  1. KICVentures Group acquires NanoFuse Biologics

    Capital market company KICVentures Group has completed the acquisition of NanoFuse Biologics.
  2. Minimally invasive spine treatment with Oliff effective, study finds

    A study by Inspired Spine shows effectiveness in treating lumbar spinal stenosis through the Trans-Kambin Oblique Lateral Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion without laminectomy, according to a Dec. 22 news release.
  3. New York hospital to open orthopedic practice, recruiting surgeons

    Watertown, N.Y.-based Samaritan Medical Center plans to open an orthopedic specialty practice in 2021, according to a Dec. 22 news release.
  4. 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.

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  1. Hoag spine chief, Spinal Elements recognized for philanthropic gesture

    Neurosurgeon Burak Ozgur, MD, has been honored for a philanthropic gesture that sent a 10-year-old child diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia to a Disney resort in Hawaii.
  2. Mayo Clinic hospital addresses neighboring facility's orthopedic backlog as Wisconsin COVID-19 cases spike

    Elective surgeries such as hip and knee replacements have been paused at Mayo Clinic hospitals across western Wisconsin as healthcare workers address an influx of COVID-19 patients in the region, local news outlet WXOW reports.
  3. 92-year-old has endoscopic spine surgery in India

    A private hospital in India treated a 92-year-old woman with endoscopic spine surgery, according to a Dec. 21 report from Tribune India.
  4. New spine centers in 2020, by state

    Becker's Spine Review reported on 13 new spine centers that opened or were announced in 2020. Here is a state-by-state breakdown:
  1. 4 spine, orthopedic practice and surgical facility closures

    Since the beginning of the year, Becker's has reported on one orthopedic practice and two spine hospital closures, with another orthopedic hospital that could soon close to make way for a new facility:
  2. 3 surgeons adopting single-position approaches to spinal fusion

    Recent studies in The Spine Journal and The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine highlighted the advantages of single-position approaches to spinal fusion compared to the traditional open method.
  3. Atlanta spine surgeon opens 2nd location

    Kentrell Brown, MD, spine surgeon and founder of Kentrell Brown Orthopedics, opened a second location in Atlanta.
  4. 13 spine center openings in 2020

    Thirteen spine centers that were opened or announced this year, beginning with the most recent:
  5. 8 notable cases by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in 2020

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, stayed active this year as sports teams grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic doing several operations in 2020.
  6. Orthopedic surgeon salary drops 20% — 4 key insights

    The average salary for orthopedic surgeons in 2019 was $428,813, according to the "2020 Physician and Advanced Practice Salary Report" by LocumTenens.com.
  7. Colorado spine groups ready merger that will include 43 physicians, 3 ASCs

    Longmont, Colo.-based Front Range Orthopedics & Spine and Fort Collins, Colo.-based ​​Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies entered into a definitive merger agreement that will combine the practices Jan 1.
  8. 29-physician orthopedic group opens 9th location

    OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine opened its ninth location in Kenwood, Ohio, local news outlet WKRC reported Dec. 17.
  9. Dr. Nicholas Grosso: How CMS' cuts will hit orthopedics and care delivery changes in 2021

    Nicholas Grosso, MD, president of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., spoke to Becker's about how CMS' physician fee and reimbursement cuts will affect orthopedic surgeons and how orthopedic care delivery will change in the coming years.

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