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  1. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds Smith + Nephew robot

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has added Smith + Nephew's CORI surgical robot at its Aliso Viejo, Calif., surgery center, according to a June 27 press release sent to Becker's. 
  2. 5 highest-paid orthopedic surgeons in San Diego

    The highest-paid orthopedic surgeon in San Diego earns $948,500, according to Medscape'sMedscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $378,250 orthopedic surgeons make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Orthopedic, spine practice activity ramping up in the Midwest: 7 moves

    Here are seven orthopedic and spine practice openings, partnerships, relocations and more in the Midwest that Becker's has reported on since April 30:

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  1. ZimVie weighing potential sale: Bloomberg

    ZimVie, the former spine spinoff of Zimmer Biomet, is reportedly weighing options for a potential sale, Bloomberg reported June 25.
  2. The trends poised to shake up the industry

    Whether it be the transition of procedures to the ASC or the addition of new technology, the musculoskeletal industry seems to be in a state of constant change. 
  3. 'A fool with a tool is still a fool': How spine surgeons should approach robots

    Spine surgery robots are on the rise, but they're no substitute for mastering spinal anatomy, Brian Gantwerker, MD, said at Becker's 21st Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC +The Future of Spine Conference.
  4. 'The industry will have to get creative': What we heard in June

    During the month of June, spine and orthopedic experts spoke with Becker's about topics from outpatient spine care to private practice management.

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  1. Center for Interventional Pain and Spine accused of billing fraud

    Wilmington, Del.-based Center for Interventional Pain and Spine, a medical group with 11 offices in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, has been accused of billing the government for unnecessary patient testing, according to a June 26 report from PBS affiliate WHYY.
  2. What 4 spine surgeons accomplished in the first half of 2024

    Halfway through the year, four spine surgeons reflect on what's gone well for them in 2024 and what's ahead.
  3. Orthopedics' 'million-dollar question'

    Learning how to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to bolster orthopedic practice operations is going to be key to growth, spine surgeon Ronjon Paul, MD, said at Becker's 21st Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC +The Future of Spine Conference.
  4. Maine hospital adds 4 orthopedic surgeons

    Waterville, Maine-based Northern Light Inland Hospital has added four new orthopedic surgeons to Northern Light Orthopedics. 
  1. 4 orthopedic, spine recalls to know

    Several major medtech companies, including Stryker and Medtronic, have been the focus of musculoskeletal product recalls and warnings in 2024. Here are four major recalls and alerts from this year for spine and orthopedic leaders to know: 
  2. Reno Orthopedic Center closes express clinic

    Reno (Nev.) Orthopedic Center has closed its express clinic in Sparks, Nev.
  3. The cons of working with a large health system

    There are pros and cons for physicians to consider when debating starting a private practice or working with a large, already established health system. 
  4. What to know about noncompetes in 2024

    Noncompetes have been a hot topic in healthcare, particularly since the Federal Trade Commission voted to ban noncompete clauses for most U.S. workers in April.
  5. Medtronic CFO to depart

    Karen Parkhill, who is Medtronic's CFO, will resign from her role in August and assume the same position at HP.
  6. The 29 NFL teams participating in 2024's Diversity in Sports Medicine initiative

    Twenty-nine of 32 NFL teams have announced their intention to participate in the league's 2024 NFL Physicians Society and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society's Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative. 
  7. The 10 best orthopedic practices in Arizona

    The 2024 edition of Arizona's largest and most comprehensive business opinion poll, Ranking Arizona, has named the 10 best orthopedic practices in the state for the year. 
  8. Targeted interventions could benefit spine patients' mental health: Study

    A study in the July 2024 issue of The Spine Journal examined how patients think about health-related quality of life over 12 months after spine surgery.
  9. Spire Orthopedics partners with 35-physician Rhode Island practice

    Spire Orthopedic added Providence-based Ortho Rhode Island and its affiliated ASC, the management services organization said June 26.

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