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  1. Patient Preferred Physicians & Practitioners honors Dr. Robert Kerr: 5 details

    Robert G. Kerr, MD, PhD, was recognized as Patient Preferred Physicians and Practitioners' 2019 Patient Preferred Neurological and Spine Surgeon for the State of New York, according to KLKN-TV, a local ABC News affiliate. By Jackie Drees -
  2. Medtronic, Life Spine, SpineEx & more: 6 device company notes

    Here are six key notes from orthopedic and spine device companies in the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Drs. Steven Heithoff, Samantha Muhlrad & more: 26 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 26 orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Jackie Drees -

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  1. Colorado surgeons complete nation's 1st spinal disc implant via belly button: 5 highlights

    Ernest Braxton, MD, and Jonathan Schoeff, MD, of Frisco, Colo.-based Vail-Summit Orthopaedics completed the country's first trans-umbilical implantation of a lumbar artificial disc, according to the Summit Daily. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 3 key trends in spine today from Dr. Kelley Banagan

    Kelley Banagan, MD, is an assistant professor of orthopedics and assistant residency director in the department of orthopedics at Baltimore-based University of Maryland School of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Dr. Death podcast chronicling Dr. Christopher Duntsch to become TV show

    The story of infamous neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, could soon become a TV show. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 5 tips for creating an opioid policy

    The opioid epidemic has put orthopedic practice professionals in a quandary – balancing patient needs with the needs of the practice amidst growing regulations to address the opioid crisis. Opioid legislation varies from state to state and continues to change at a rapid pace.  By American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives -

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  1. Where spine and orthopedic surgery is headed in 2019: 50 surgeon Q&As

    The coming year holds tremendous promise for orthopedic and spine surgeons in both clinical innovation and independent practice. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph: 3 big challenges for growing orthopedic practices today

    Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, is a professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and associate director of the Rush Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. OrthoPediatrics, In2Bones Global & more: 6 device company launches, releases

    Here are six orthopedic and spine device companies that recently launched or released devices. By Jackie Drees -
  4. Kentucky orthopedic group, hospital launch joint replacement program: 4 notes

    Evansville, Ind.-based Orthopaedic Associates and Methodist Hospital in Hendersonville, Ky., will launch a new orthopedic department and joint replacement program at the hospital in January. By Jackie Drees -
  1. Tennessee hospital installs new robotic system for spine surgery: 3 details

    Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital added the StealthStation S8, a surgical navigation system for neurosurgery and spine procedures, Rutherford Source reports. By Jackie Drees -
  2. 2 spine surgeons join Vincent Healthcare neuroscience center: 4 notes

    Broomfield, Colo.-based SCL Health welcomed Louis Ross, MD, and Robert Lynagh, DO, to its St. Vincent Healthcare Neuroscience Center for Brain and Spine in Billings, Mont., according to Billings Gazette. By Jackie Drees -
  3. Life Spine awarded 10 device clearances in 2018 — 3 insights

    Life Spine received 10 510(k) clearances in 2018, covering a range of procedures and pathologies. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Orthopedics in 2019: Key reimbursement trends, technology & where The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics is headed

    Nicholas Grosso, MD, president of Bethesda, Md.-based The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, discusses the biggest challenges and best opportunities for the practice in the coming years. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Private equity firm acquires orthopedic technology company: 4 things to know

    Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm Linden Capital Partners completed the acquisition of Avalign Technologies, a Bannockburn, Ill.-based provider of implants, specialty surgical instruments, cutting tools and cases and trays for orthopedics and acute care, according to PE Hub. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Spine device company completes 1st set of 60 cervical discs: 4 key points

    Spine device company AxioMed completed production on the initial 60 cervical discs for implantation at a new Boston-based facility. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. How value-based care will evolve in orthopedics: 4 Qs with Northwestern's Dr. David Kalainov

    David M. Kalainov, MD, is a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery at Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Dr. Jonathan Rasouli: Key thoughts on the spine fellowship process + the most important considerations for emerging spine surgeons

    Jonathan J. Rasouli, MD, is a neurosurgery chief resident at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Dr. Scott Gillogly: 3 thoughts on value-based care and artificial intelligence in orthopedics

    Scott Gillogly, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in sports medicine. He has dedicated his career to arthroscopic procedures and biologic cartilage restoration, pioneering the use of autologous chondrocyte cells for cartilage repair. By Laura Dyrda -

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