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  1. How robots boosted volume, expanded patient populations at 2 orthopedic groups

    Stryker's Mako robot costs about $1 million, but the payoffs for two centers that acquired it are priceless.
  2. 3 spine surgeon moves in May

    Here are three spine surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in May:
  3. DNV Orthopaedic Centers of Excellence can now participate in Blue Distinction program

    The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation from accreditation body DNV GL Healthcare can now be used to obtain a Blue Distinction Specialty Care designation.

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  1. Duke neurosurgeon features in NBC medical drama

    A spinal neurosurgeon and professor at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., will feature in the operating room in the season finale of NBC's Chicago Med, which airs June 2, WRAL.com reports.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon on staff at Oregon hospital for 1st time in 10 years

    An increasing demand for orthopedic care has led Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise, Ore., to hire an orthopedic surgeon for the first time in 10 years, according to the Wallowa County Chieftain.
  3. Additive Orthopaedics' 3D-printed total talus replacement implant system acquired

    Paragon 28, an orthopedic device company, bought Additive Orthopaedics' 3D-printed total talus replacement implant and pre-operative surgical planning application June 1.
  4. Maryland health system expands and renovates orthopedic center

    Easton-based University of Maryland Shore Regional Health expanded and renovated its orthopedic center in partnership with The Orthopedic Center at Easton.
  1. OrthoPediatrics launches 36th surgical system for scoliosis patients

    OrthoPediatrics has launched its Response Neuromuscular Scoliosis System, according to a May 28 release. 
  2. Medacta gets green light for AR spine system in Europe

    Medacta's NextAR augmented reality surgical system has received CE marking for spine surgery, as well as for shoulder and knee applications.
  3. Zimmer Biomet robot clinches medtech award: 4 notes

    Rosa Knee has won Orthopedic Product Innovation of the Year at the 2021 Healthcare Asia Medtech Awards.
  4. Dr. April Armstrong named chair of orthopedic and rehabilitation department at Penn State Health

    April Armstrong, MD, was named chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, according to a May 27 release. 
  1. Medtronic aims to transform spine from an art to a science with robotic, AI tech

    Medtronic reported spine and biologics revenue was up 40 percent in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year, with projections for sustained growth.
  2. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush expands to 13 offices

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is adding a location in Joliet, Ill.
  3. Titan Medical collects another $10M under Medtronic agreement

    Titan Medical has received $10 million after completing the second technical milestone under its development and licensing agreement with Medtronic.
  4. Pennsylvania hospital strikes health system partnership after orthopedic surgeon retires

    Six orthopedic surgeons from Coordinated Health will provide care at Endless Mountain Health System in Montrose, Pa.
  5. Orthopedic surgeon, former Trump advisor seeks Alabama healthcare reform

    Chad Mathis, MD, former HHS senior advisor during the Trump administration, has become a distinguished fellow at the Alabama Policy Institute, a nonprofit conservative think tank, according to the Alabama Political Reporter.
  6. 10 orthopedic surgeons to know

    Michigan Medicine's new orthopedic surgery chair and nine more surgeons to know:
  7. Orthopedists in private practice were more productive than their counterparts in hospitals last year, survey finds

    Independent orthopedic surgeons generally saw more patients than hospital-employed orthopedists in 2020, according to the MGMA DataDive Provider Compensation Survey released May 26.
  8. $25M Colorado hospital to bring orthopedic surgery to local community

    Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health will open a hospital in Leadville, Colo., in July that will provide orthopedic surgery and general surgery, among other services, the Herald Democrat reports.
  9. DISC Sports & Spine welcomes SCU Health

    SCU Health, a division of Southern California University of Health Sciences, has opened a location at DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif.

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