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  1. 29 orthopedic devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in October

    The FDA granted 29 orthopedic and spine related clearances in October. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Dent Neurologic Institute, U at Buffalo open 1st phase of $40M spine center — 5 insights

    Amherst, N.Y.-based Dent Neurologic Institute and the University at Buffalo (N.Y.) cut the ribbon and opened the first phase of their multiyear joint venture Comprehensive Neuroscience Center in Amherst Nov. 14, local ABC affiliate WKBW reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 5 big orthopedic, spine developments at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in 2019

    Here are five key orthopedic and spine developments at Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush this year. By Alan Condon -

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  1. 4 orthopedic mergers in the past month

    Here are four orthopedic group mergers in the past month. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. William Meyers operates on Penguins' Sidney Crosby — 4 insights

    William Meyers, MD, performed a core muscle surgery on Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby Nov. 14, the team reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 6 sports medicine physicians on the move in October

    Here are six sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices or took on new positions in the past month: By Eric Oliver -
  4. Astura Medical receives FDA clearance for anterior cervical corpectomy spacer

    The FDA provided Astura Medical 510(k) clearance for its Alta anterior cervical corpectomy spacer system. By Alan Condon -

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  1. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reduces opioid prescriptions through provider, patient education

    The Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences established a committee to explore ways to reduce opioid prescriptions in 2016, Healio reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Saba Pasha identifies spinal patterns that may predict scoliosis in teenagers

    Saba Pasha, PhD, recently published a study exploring how variation in spinal patterns may lead to spinal deformities seen in scoliosis, reports Medical Xpress. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Kee Kim: the trends that will have the biggest impact on spine in 2020

    Kee Kim, MD, is chief of spinal neurosurgery at Sacramento-based UC Davis School of Medicine and co-director of the UC Davis Spine Center. By Alan Condon -
  4. Hospital could scrap orthopedic, spine focus for $91M tower, pivot to heart care instead

    Wilmington, N.C.-based New Hanover Regional Medical Center wants to dedicate its new $91 million patient tower to heart and vascular procedures instead of orthopedic and spine care, WilmingtonBiz reports. By Angie Stewart -
  1. DOJ alleges Dr. Wilson Asfora performed unnecessary spinal surgeries: 4 details

    Late on Nov. 13, the Department of Justice filed a complaint that alleges former Sanford Health neurosurgeon Wilson Asfora, MD, profited from performing "aggressive, unnecessary surgeries" and implanting devices from a company he had ownership in, according to the Argus Leader. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. HHS requires Sanford Health to hire auditor after $20M fraud settlement: 3 key notes

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health reached an agreement with the federal government to continue Medicare participation after the health system settled a whistleblower lawsuit alleging one of its neurosurgeons committed fraud, according to KFGO. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Detroit Medical Center neurosurgery residents claim bullying, patient safety issues: 5 details

    Complaints to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education paint a hostile environment for neurosurgery residents at Detroit Medical Center, according to The Detroit News. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. PE firm invests in The Steadman Clinic after new affiliation: 5 key points

    The Steadman Clinic partnered with a private equity-backed orthopedic practice company. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. The uncertainty of pain

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World " edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article. By Andrew R. Block, PhD, ABPP, Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX -
  6. Spine surgeon Dr. Christopher Edwards to chair Georgia's medical marijuana program

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Christopher Edwards, MD, as chair of the Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission, reports Atlanta Business Chronicle. By Alan Condon -
  7. Texas sports medicine institute readies for groundbreaking — 4 insights

    Tyler, Texas-based Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System is expected to break ground on the Christus Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Tyler Nov.14. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Drs. Dennis Burke, Robert Madlinger & more: 9 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are nine orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week. By Alan Condon -
  9. Physician-owned Missouri group to leaseback $56M medical facilities, includes orthopedic center

    Real estate company Newmark Knight Frank recently arranged the sale-leaseback of two Jefferson City (Mo.) Medical Group facilities for $56.1 million, reports Rebusiness Online. By Alan Condon -

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