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  1. Rising overheads, decreasing reimbursements: Dr. Martin Quirno on the biggest challenge for spine surgeons today

    Martin Quirno, MD, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City. By Alan Condon -
  2. Pain physician, nurse in Tennessee charged in controlled substance distribution scheme: 4 notes

    The DOJ unsealed an indictment against a Tennessee-based pain physician and nurse for unlawful controlled substance distribution. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Stryker Q3 net sales hit $3.6B; spine sales up 35%: 5 key notes

    Stryker reported a 10.6 percent net sales increase during the third quarter as it continues to add to its portfolio. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. SpineCenterAtlanta names Robbie Allen as new CEO — 3 things to know

    SpineCenterAtlanta appointed Robbie Allen as its CEO on June 1. By Alan Condon -
  2. Orthofix reports $40.5M net loss in Q3, Jon Serbousek to become CEO: 5 details

    In the third quarter of 2019, Orthofix reported a net loss of $40.5 million, a 3,244 percent decrease year-over-year. By Alan Condon -
  3. New York orthopedic center to introduce robot for total knee replacements

    The Center for Orthopedic Care at Oswego (N.Y.) Health Orthopedics is unveiling its robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty on Nov. 5, reports NNY 360. By Alan Condon -
  4. Dr. Vincent Fowble performs Florida hospital's 1st total knee replacement with new robot

    Orthopedic surgeon Vincent Fowble, MD, performed Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center's first total knee replacement surgery using robotic technology in October, reports The Meridian Star. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Baptist Memorial Health Care, OrthoSouth team to develop new orthopedic facility

    Memphis, Tenn.-based OrthoSouth and Baptist Memorial Health Care are partnering to build the Institute for Orthopedic Excellence, Memphis Business Journal reports. By Alan Condon -
  2. California court tosses portion of labor suit against Zimmer Biomet — 4 insights

    A California court dismissed a portion of a labor lawsuit against Zimmer Biomet and its affiliates because the person bringing the case was found to be exempt from federal and California labor laws, Bloomberg Law reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Hospitals could see major shortages of orthopedic, heart surgery supplies, FDA says: 3 things to know

    Several plants that sterilize essential surgical tools with ethylene oxide have shut down, leaving hospitals vulnerable to supply shortages, CBS News reports. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Healthgrades: 100 best hospitals for spine surgery in the US

    Healthgrades unveiled its list of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care. By Alan Condon -
  1. Johnson & Johnson partners on spine, trauma robot in China

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Shanghai entered into a co-marketing agreement and research and development agreement with the orthopedic robotics market leader in China, Tinavi.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Orlin & Cohen onboards 3 sports medicine specialists

    Merrick, N.Y.-based Orlin & Cohen added Eric Putterman, MD, Dorothy Scarpinato, MD, and Linda Martin, MD, to its group. By Alan Condon -
  3. DiscGenics gets go-ahead for clinical study for degenerative disc disease

    Biopharmaceutical company DiscGenics is enrolling 24 patients in a clinical study for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, reports HJ News. By Alan Condon -
  4. Neurosurgery, orthopedics-focused health system wins award for anti-burnout program

    Kankakee, Ill.-based Riverside Healthcare won the 2019 Optimas Award Silver for Innovation for its workforce management program, reports Workforce. By Alan Condon -
  5. Spineway issued patent for minimally invasive spinal surgery technology

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted Spineway a patent for its minimally invasive surgery technology Mont-Blanc MIS. By Eric Oliver -
  6. Hospital for Special Surgery expanding Sports Medicine Institute West — 3 insights

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Institute West is adding an 18,662-square-foot expansion onto its center, Commercial Observer reports. By Eric Oliver -
  7. Dr. Glen Ross operates on Jets' Kelechi Osemele despite team's protest — 3 insights

    Dr. Glen Ross performed surgery on New York Jets offensive guard Kelechi Osemele's right shoulder despite the team not approving the procedure, the New York Post reports. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Drs. John Berry-Candelario, Celina Crisman join Massachusetts group

    UMass Memorial Medical Group in Worcester, Mass., added neurosurgeons John Berry-Candelario, MD, and Celina Crisman, MD, to its group, reports Worcester Business Journal. By Alan Condon -
  9. Kenai Spine brings new nanotechnology, artificial disc to Alaska

    Kenai Spine is using new spinal implants developed by Nanovis for spinal fusion procedures in Alaska. By Alan Condon -

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