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  1. Physician-owned Ohio group opens spine, orthopedic facility

    Akron, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 3 for its new facility in Jackson Township, Ohio, reports The Suburbanite. By Alan Condon -
  2. 9 big developments in stem cell research for spine in 2019

    Here are nine key developments in stem cell research for spine this year: By Alan Condon -
  3. 24 hospitals expanding spine, neurosurgery services in 2019

    Here are 24 hospitals expanding their spine and neurosurgery services in 2019: By Alan Condon -

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  1. $2.1M spinal muscular atrophy drug administered to 1-year-old girl at Michigan hospital

    Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Helen DeVos Children's Hospital provided a $2.1 million gene therapy drug for spinal muscular atrophy to a one-year-old girl in November, reports Fox 47 News. By Alan Condon -
  2. Arkansas hospital opens neurosurgery center featuring husband-wife team

    Mercy Fort Smith (Ark.) opened a new neurosurgery center at the hospital in October, reports the Times Record. By Alan Condon -
  3. AI tool analyzes images to determine spine surgery candidates

    UC Los Angeles and Theseus AI partnered to commercialize an artificial intelligence tool that can help determine if patients are good candidates for spine surgery, MedCityNews reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. WVU Medicine, PARS Brain and Spine Institute begin robotic surgery program — 4 insights

    WVU Medicine Camden Clark and PARS Brain and Spine Institute partnered to acquire Globus Medical's Excelsius Robot, a minimally invasive spine operating robot, the Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. Dr. Kevin Farmer: The future of orthopedics depends on joint-preserving implants

    Kevin Farmer, MD, is an associate professor at the University of Florida Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation in Gainesville. He also serves as team physician for the UF Athletic Association. By Angie Stewart -
  2. 10 retired NFL players charged in $3.9M health benefits fraud scheme: 5 things to know

    Ten former NFL players were charged Dec. 12 for allegedly defrauding a health benefits plan for retired players, according to the Department of Justice. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Dr. Todd Lanman details the 8 spine surgeries he underwent as a neurosurgeon

    Todd Lanman, MD, is founder of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery in Beverly Hills, Calif. By Alan Condon -
  4. MIS SI joint fusion in 2020: Key trends after CMS boosts rates 27%

    The 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes a big win for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusions: a 27 percent rate increase by CMS. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. State-by-state breakdown of spine, neurosurgeon moves in 2019

    The following is a list of spine and neurosurgeons that joined new practices or hospitals in the past year. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Indiana orthopedics group to open $10M MOB, quadrupling in size: 4 notes

    Munster, Ind.-based North Point Orthopaedics aims to quadruple its space with a new medical office building, according to The Times. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Spinal fusion outcomes: The patient characteristics that close the gap between hospitals, surgeons

    A study published in Spine examined how the characteristics of patients affect spinal fusion outcomes, according to a report published in U.S. News & World Report. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 4 acquisitions that rocked the spine world in the 2010s — and where they are now

    The past decade has brought multiple billion-dollar acquisitions in the spine device and technology space as the largest orthopedics-focused companies grow even bigger. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 3D printing in orthopedics: 5 observations on the present and future

    The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently published an article outlining key observations about 3D printing technology. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Rothman New York adds 2 physicians

    New York City-based Rothman Orthopaedics New York added neurosurgeon Michael Smith, MD, and orthopedic spine surgeon Grigoriy Arutyunyan, MD, to its staff. By Eric Oliver -
  7. American College of Sports Medicine taps new CEO

    Kristin Belleson will serve as the new CEO of the American College of Sports Medicine, effective Feb. 3. By Eric Oliver -
  8. Impeachment could impede year-end repeal of 2.3% medical device tax: 4 insights

    A tight year-end legislative schedule and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump could prevent lawmakers from repealing a 2.3 percent tax on medical devices before it takes effect, MedTech Dive reports. By Angie Stewart -
  9. 5 sports medicine physicians on the move in November

    Here are five sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices or took on new positions in the past month: By Eric Oliver -

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