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  1. How 2 regional orthopedic practices view larger groups

    Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho and Spine Center Atlanta both have locations in North Carolina and Georgia, respectively. As some larger orthopedic practices set their sights on expansions, leaders of both groups recently addressed collaboration and competition.
  2. 2 recent orthopedic cases decided in court

    Becker's reported on two cases involving an orthopedic settlement or verdict in the last two weeks.
  3. 5 developments in regenerative medicine

    From patent updates to grants, here are five developments in orthopedic biologics over the last 30 days:

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  1. Arkansas specialty clinic adds spine surgeon

    Arkansas Surgical Hospital Specialty Clinic in Little Rock added a spinal neurosurgeon.
  2. 14 professional athletes undergoing spine, orthopedic surgery in 60 days

    Multiple professional athletes have seen leading spine and orthopedic surgeons for surgery in the last 60 days.
  3. 2 spine devicemakers see record Q1 revenue

    Two spine medtech companies saw their best first-quarter sales in 2022.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon pay has 2nd highest increase among specialists: Report

    From 2019 to 2021, orthopedic surgeon compensation increased 6.88 percent, the second highest among specialty physicians, according to a May 2022 MGMA report.

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  1. Campbell Clinic spine surgeon named president of orthopedic society

    The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America has named Jeffrey Sawyer, MD, as the next president of the society, stepping into the role in 2023.
  2. Kerlan-Jobe's Dr. Daniel Kharrazi performs knee scope on NBA star

    Daniel Kharrazi, MD, performed arthroscopic knee surgery on Khem Birch of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Toronto Star reported May 26.
  3. Spine device company opens robotic research, surgical training labs

    Medical technology company Accelus opened its new robotic research and development lab in Louisville, Colo., and clinical education and surgical training lab in Carlsbad, Calif., bringing it one step closer to its goal of making minimally invasive surgery the industry standard for spine care.
  4. Medtronic has record sales for spine robots in Q4

    Medtronic saw record sales for its spine robots in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022 even as the market is loaded with competition.
  1. Zimmer Biomet names communications, administration exec

    Zimmer Biomet named Keri Mattox as chief communications and administrator officer.
  2. Geisinger breaks ground on $180M orthopedic center

    Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger broke ground on its $180 million orthopedic center, WKOK reported May 25.
  3. Meet the leaders of 8 of the biggest orthopedic groups in the US

    Many of the largest orthopedic practices have grown in recent years with multiple physicians and locations across the country.
  4. Illinois orthopedic group names new CEO

    Geneva, Ill.-based Fox Valley Orthopedics has appointed John Brady as its CEO, the Daily Herald reported May 25.
  5. Medtronic Q4 spine sales fall, full-year sales grow: 5 notes

    Medtronic on May 26 posted a dip in spine sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022.
  6. Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy

    Two members of the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors in Warsaw, N.Y., said claims that a box of human resource documents contained negative information about orthopedic surgeon Paul Mason, MD, were not true, Livingston County News reported May 21.
  7. Policy reform, increased residency space & more: Solving the orthopedic surgeon shortage

    An orthopedic surgeon shortage is impending. By 2030, the specialty is expected to be down 5,050 physicians.
  8. How orthopedic practices can get ahead of workforce shortages

    Healthcare workforce shortages have increased dramatically since the COVID-19 pandemic as hospitals and health systems across the country battle to attract and retain talent, including primary and specialty physicians, nurses and administrative staff.
  9. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Two physicians debuting technology and eight more spine surgeons to know:

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