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  1. Overlapping surgeries increase procedure length — 3 study insights

    Overlapping surgery – including orthopedic and spine surgery – is significantly associated with increased procedure length, according to a study in JAMA. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Vertos Medical's minimally invasive lumbar stenosis treatment receives international approval: 3 notes

    Vertos Medical received CE mark approval for its mild device kit for lumbar spinal stenosis. By Shayna Korol -
  3. 1st cases performed with Amplify Surgical's dualX expanding interbody fusion system – 5 insights

    Larry T. Khoo, MD, and Payman R. Emmanuel, MD, performed the first two surgical cases with Amplify Surgical's dualX Dual Expanding Interbody Fusion System. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Texas Spine Consultants' Dr. Andrew Park performs Intracept procedure for lower-back pain — 3 insights

    Dallas-based Texas Spine Consultants partner and surgeon Andrew Park, MD, performed the minimally invasive lower back pain Intracept procedure Jan 21. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Mercyhealth adding $5M orthopedic center to Illinois hospital — 4 insights

    Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth is adding a $5 million orthopedic center to Rockford (Ill.) Memorial Hospital, the RRStar reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 38 orthopedic devices receive FDA 510(k) clearance in February

    The FDA cleared 38 orthopedics-related devices in February. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. NASS seeks comments on 3 coverage recommendations, including interspinous fixation with fusion

    The North American Spine Society opened three revised coverage recommendations for comment. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. RTI Surgical reports $71.2M in Q4 revenue & more: 10 device company notes

    Here are 10 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  2. Orthopedic center evacuated after angry former patient shoots 'several rounds' outside California hospital: 5 key notes

    Around 80 people were evacuated from Eisenhower Health's campus in Rancho Mirage, Calif., after a former patient opened fire just outside of the hospital's orthopedic center, according to the Desert Sun. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Why Novant Health partners with Microsoft, Google & more to bring AI to orthopedics

    Bryan Edwards, MD, senior vice president of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and David Homesley, MD, chief of total joint replacement at Novant Health, discuss the big trends and opportunities for artificial intelligence and robotics in orthopedics today. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Top 10 'Spine Review' articles: Feb. 25-March 1

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles on Becker's Spine Review from Feb. 25-March 1. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Elective lumbar fusion hospital costs increased 177% over 12 years, exceeding $10B — 5 insights

    A study in Spine analyzed trends in U.S. lumbar fusion rates and associated costs by surgical indication. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Where patients develop expectations for lumbar surgery

    Patients obtain their expectations for lumbar surgery from multiple sources, according to a study in Spine. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Mighty Oak Medical named solution provider of the year: 3 things to know

    MedTech Outlook Solution named Mighty Oak Medical its Provider of the Year for 2019. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Abrazo Medical Group installs Mazor Robotics' Renaissance Guidance System — 3 insights

    Abrazo Medical Group in Arrowhead, Ariz., invested in technology to improve care in Arizona, AZBigMedia reports. By Eric Oliver -
  5. Rush victim of 3rd party data incident affecting 45,000 — 5 insights

    A third-party billing processing vendor inadvertently exposed the personal information of 45,000 Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center patients, The Chicago Tribune reports. By Eric Oliver -
  6. Activ Surgical names Todd Usen CEO — 3 insights

    Olympus Medical Systems Group's former president Todd Usen will be the first CEO of Activ Surgical, FierceBiotech reports. By Eric Oliver -
  7. MedShape launches bone fixation system — 4 insights

    MedShape commercially launched its DynaClip Bone Fixation system. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Pacira makes up to $220M acquisition: 5 key notes

    Pacira acquired Myoscience, a medical device company focused on targeted therapies for pain relief, for up to $220 million. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. 5 orthopedic, sports medicine physicians join Hoag Orthopedic Institute

    Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif., welcomed four orthopedic surgeons and a sports medicine specialist. By Laura Dyrda -

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