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  1. Stryker shares dip 7.6% in last 3 months: 4 things to know

    Many spine and orthopedic device companies are witnessing declining share value as the industry has seen a 7.1 percent decline, according to Zacks. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Sheridan Memorial Hospital to purchase $1.2M ExcelsiusGPS: 5 highlights

    Next month Sheridan (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital's board will finalize the decision to install Globus Medical's robotic system for spine surgery, The Sheridan Press reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dr. Mark McLaughlin discuses lasers in spine surgery — 95% of spine procedures are without lasers

    With an increasing demand for minimally invasive surgery, many device companies are continuing to develop lasers for spine surgery. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. SERMO Drug Ratings platform houses 3M+ data points — 6 highlights

    SERMO, a global physician social network, reported its Drug Ratings platform surpassed 3 million data points. By Megan Wood -
  2. The Andrews Institute's Dr. Adam Anz: 5 things to know about stem cell use for cartilage regeneration

    Adam W. Anz, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He is the director of the Andrews Institute Regenerative Medicine Center and oversees the ATC Fellowship Program at the Andrews Research & Education Foundation, where he serves as a board member. By Adam W. Anz, MD -
  3. BPCI Advanced includes outpatient spine episodes; Best advice for entering outpatient spine field & more — 10 outpatient spine stories

    Here are 10 key stories on outpatient spine trends and news. By Megan Wood -
  4. 5 findings on adult spinal deformity adverse events after discharge, costs

    5 findings on adult spinal deformity adverse events after discharge, costs By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Saving pediatric pain patients from the opioid epidemic

    A spotlight on opioid abuse is burning brighter as opioid-related deaths continue to plague the nation. In October 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. More than 350,000 people died from overdoses involving opioids between 1999 and 2016, according to the CDC. By Megan Wood -
  2. Larry Nassar fined $1M, medical license permanently revoked: 4 things to know

    The Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery permanently revoked Larry Nassar's medical license and fined him $1 million, reports. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Denver hospital to offer blood testing after spine, orthopedic surgery infection control breach

    Denver-based Porter Adventist Hospital is offering to test patients who had orthopedic or spine surgery performed during an 18-month period for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after an infection control breach, reports. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Dr. Kern Singh: Why spinal implant manufacturers will need to reevaluate pricing

    Becker's Spine Review caught up with Kern Singh, MD, orthopedic surgery professor at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center and co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, to find out what he sees as a challenge that still lies ahead for the spine industry this year. By Megan Wood -
  1. Dr. Michael Hisey to present findings from Zimmer Biomet Mobi-C post-hoc analysis — 5 highlights

    Michael Hisey, MD, will deliver a podium presentation on Zimmer Biomet's Mobi-C Cervical Disc. By Megan Wood -
  2. OrthoAtlanta opens 14th location by Atlanta Braves park: 5 notes

    OrthoAtlanta opened the doors of its new location, OrthoAtlanta The Battery Atlanta, April 2, according to Markets Insider. By Megan Wood -
  3. 3-year outcomes published for SI-BONE's iFuse System

    SI-BONE published results from its study on three-year long-term outcomes for its iFuse Implant System, titled "Long-term prospective outcomes after minimally invasive trans-iliac sacroiliac joint fusion using triangular titanium implant." By Megan Wood -
  4. Orthopedic surgeon under review after making crude gestures toward nurses with amputated toes

    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario in Canada is investigating orthopedic surgeon Bill Smyth, MD, after reports of sexual harassment and "threatening" behavior toward nurses, The Star reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Medtronic taps new VP of global clinical research and analytics: 4 highlights

    Medtronic named Laura Mauri, MD, its new vice president of global clinical research and analytics, according to the Star Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Palmetto Bone & Joint opens new $9M outpatient clinic: 4 points

    Clinic, S.C.-based Palmetto Bone & Joint opened a new clinic in Chapin, S.C., according to The Lexington Ledger. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Time to do some soul searching — 15% of patients less satisfied after knee replacement procedures

    Orthopedic surgeons must continue asking patients serious questions before undergoing hip and knee replacements, according to The Shiny Sheet. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. We've entered the 'Anabolic Era of Orthopedics': Dr. Kevin Stone talks biologic solutions

    For nearly three decades, Kevin Stone, MD, has been refining the BioKnee program he launched at The Stone Clinic in San Francisco to help patients with arthritis delay or avoid total knee replacement. By Angie Stewart -
  9. 5 trends in spinal implant nanotechnology & bioactive implants

    5 trends in spinal implant nanotechnology & bioactive implants By Laura Dyrda -

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