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  1. Precision Spine debuts fusion systems in US

    Precision Spine commercially launched its ShurFit ACIF 2C Anterior Cervical, TLIF 2C Interbody Fusion and TPLIF 2C Posterior Interbody systems in the U.S., the company announced April 29. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Stroke, COVID-19 link is challenging how physicians understand the virus

    Pascal Jabbour, MD, chief of neurovascular surgery and endovascular neurosurgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals said that reports of strokes in younger COVID-19 patients is challenging how physicians understand the virus, The Washington Post reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. Will orthopedic volumes bounce back? 3 things must happen first, Dr. Benjamin Domb says

    Benjamin Domb, MD, founder and medical director of the American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Specialists in Des Plaines, Ill., is an advocate of lifting restrictions on procedures deemed elective. By Angie Stewart -
  1. Orthopedic group reschedules 120-plus cases from 5-week standstill: 'We anticipate working long hours'

    Johnstown-based Western Pennsylvania Orthopedics-Conemaugh Physicians Group has rescheduled 120-plus procedures since March 20, according to The Tribune-Democrat. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Orthopedic group expects 2-month backlog, aims to reinstate all 219 furloughed workers

    Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine plans to resume elective surgeries May 4 at certain locations and bring back workers who were furloughed during temporary closures, according to an exclusive report by the Cincinnati Business Courier. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Alphatec ends bid to acquire EOS Imaging & more: 7 device industry key notes

    Here are seven key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies from the past week: By Eric Oliver -
  4. Dr. Brian Gill on spine surgery ramp-up, how coronavirus will change care

    Brian Gill, MD, MBA, a spine surgeon with Nebraska Spine Hospital in Omaha, spoke to Becker's Spine Review about how his practice is preparing for the return to elective surgeries in Nebraska and how the coronavirus will change spine care. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Preparing for an imbalance in orthopedic surgery supply and demand: Insights from Dr. Brian Cole

    Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush shifted to delivering telemedicine at the practice on March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Surgeons also postponed non-urgent surgery to make sure caregivers at the front lines had the resources necessary to care for COVID-19 patients and stem the spread of the disease. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Pandemic delays proposed changes to CMS joint replacement model — 6 things to know

    The COVID-19 pandemic is delaying proposed changes to CMS' Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, Medscape Medical News reports. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Atlanta neurosurgeon develops council to facilitate COVID-19 testing, guide businesses through re-opening

    Neurosurgeon Ellen Shaver, MD, was part of a team that launched The COVID Consortium to provide guidance and testing resources to businesses preparing to reopen during the pandemic. By Alan Condon -
  4. AAOS accredits FundamentalVR surgical training platform

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently awarded accreditation for FundamentalVR's orthopedic training technology, Med-Tech Innovation News reports. By Alan Condon -
  1. Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute reopens locations, resuming elective surgeries

    Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute reopened most of its 11 locations as of April 27, coinciding with Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb's executive order allowing the resumption of elective surgeries. By Alan Condon -
  2. Stay-at-home orders, reopenings by state

    As the U.S. eyes plans to reopen society, states are taking the lead on specifics of what can reopen and when. By Anuja Vaidya -
  3. Geoff Martha, Kevin Lobo & more: 5 CEOs to know in the spine industry

    Geoff Martha has assumed the position of CEO of Medtronic after the April 26 retirement of Omar Ishrak, a pioneer in the spinal device industry. Stepping down after nine years as CEO, Mr. Ishrak will now serve as executive chairman. By Alan Condon -
  4. League CMOs, Verma discuss how to safely restart sports

    CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke with medical representatives from major sports leagues to discuss how the leagues can restart their seasons April 28. By Eric Oliver -
  5. Wright Medical inches toward sale, makes pay cuts due to pandemic: 5 updates

    Wright Medical moved closer to finalizing a transaction with Stryker and announced COVID-19-related pay reductions, according to the Daily Memphian and Reuters. By Angie Stewart -
  6. Cost-cutting, the rise of telehealth & new safety protocols: 4 key quotes from spine surgeons during COVID-19

    COVID-19 has caused a decrease in revenue for more than 97 percent of medical practices, led many private practices to double down on cost-cutting measures and forced healthcare leaders to develop new ways to protect patients and staff once elective surgeries resume. By Alan Condon -
  7. How COVID-19 has affected Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares over the last month

    Despite bans on elective orthopedic procedures, large device companies have successfully pivoted to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Texas hospital recognized for spine surgery, total joint procedures

    BlueCross BlueShield of Texas on April 27 recognized DHR Health as a Blue Distinction Center+ for spine surgery and a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip surgeries, the Progress Times reports. By Alan Condon -
  9. Life Spine gains FDA clearance for expanded indications of spine device

    The FDA on April 28 granted Life Spine 510(k) clearance to market implant and instrument additions to its ARx spinal system. By Alan Condon -

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