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  1. Orthopedic surgeon sues health system for $24.7M over termination

    Paul Mason, MD, is suing Warsaw, N.Y.-based Wyoming County Community Health System over his termination more than a year ago, The Buffalo News reported March 1.
  2. ZimVie sees $30.3M net loss in Q4: 5 notes

    ZimVie on March 1 posted its fourth quarter and 2022 financial results.
  3. Alphatec sees 44% revenue jump in 2022 sales: 5 notes

    Alphatec on Feb. 28 posted record sales growth for the fourth quarter and full year of 2022.

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  1. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform knee surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers' infielder

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Gavin Lux, a shortstop for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. 
  2. IMAC Holdings sells retail spine company

    IMAC Holdings sold its retail spine company, The BackSpace, to Curis Functional Health.
  3. Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire named orthopedic surgery chief at Ascension Michigan hospital

    Jeffrey DeClaire, MD, founder of the Michigan Knee Institute in Rochester Hills, has been named chief of the department of orthopedic surgery at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, also in Rochester Hills. 
  4. Surgalign sells spine portfolio for $17M

    Xtant Medical has acquired Surgalign's Coflex product line for $17 million.

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  1. Private equity is a mainstay in orthopedics. This group aims to change that.

    Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho, Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy and Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons banded together to form an orthopedic group free of private equity, and its leaders hope others will follow their lead.
  2. Dr. Chad Campion completes 1st case combining 7D Flash and Firebird spinal fixation systems

    Chad Campion, MD, a spine surgeon at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was the first surgeon to used the 7D Flash navigation system in combination with the Firebird spinal fixation system, devicemaker Orthofix said in a Feb. 25 LinkedIn post.
  3. 5 spine surgeon moves in February

    Here are five spine surgeons who moved to new practices or changed their titles in February:
  4. Spine Care Technologies creates new advisory board

    Spine Care Technologies formed a new advisory board made up of four members.
  1. Bioventus' $450M acquisition could be nixed

    Bioventus may not acquire CartiHeal after all.
  2. Dr. Rhett Griggs joins Colorado Advanced Orthopedics

    Rhett Griggs, MD, has joined Meeker-based Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine's surgical team. 
  3. Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire reaches 30,000 knee surgeries

    Jeffrey DeClaire, MD, founder of the Michigan Knee Institute in Rochester Hills, has performed 30,000 knee surgeries in his 30 years of practice. 
  4. What kind of cars do orthopedic surgeons drive?

    Toyotas and Fords are the most popular car brands among orthopedic surgeons in 2023, according to a Feb. 24 Medscape report that looked at survey results from over 9,100 practicing physicians. 
  5. Dr. Jarrod Smith to bring orthopedic services to Ohio medical center

    Jarrod Smith, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scott Orthopedic Center in Huntington, W.V., has begun accepting patients at St. Mary's Family Care in Ironton, Ohio, according to a Feb. 27 report from the Ironton Tribune.
  6. EvergreenHealth debuts BEAR procedure in Washington state

    Two orthopedic surgeons at Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth have become the first in the state to offer the BEAR implant for torn ACL treatment, according to a Feb. 27 report from local news station KIRO 7. 
  7. FloSpine's 3D-printed cervical spine implant earns FDA nod

    FloSpine's 3D-printed Ti-Largo earned FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Feb. 28.
  8. 'Any good spine surgeon does their homework': What we heard in February

    Spine and orthopedic experts in February spoke with Becker's about topics from sacroiliac joint fusion to daily routines ahead of surgery days.
  9. Mississippi health system 1st in state to offer BEAR implant

    Pascagoula, Miss.-based Singing River Health System is the first in the state to offer the BEAR implant for torn ACL treatment.

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