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  1. SeaSpine introduces expandable cage

    Spinal implant developer SeaSpine has launched its Explorer TO system, an expandable cage for spinal fusions.
  2. Neurosurgeon beaten in Republican runoff for Georgia's US House seat

    Neurosurgeon John Cowan, MD, was defeated in the Republican primary runoff for Georgia's 14th congressional district on Aug. 11, Business Insider reports.
  3. Dr. Zarina Ali creates program to reduce opioid use post-spine surgery

    Neurosurgeon Zarina Ali, MD, of Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine has developed a program that helps decrease opioid use and length of stay after elective spine and peripheral nerve surgery.

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  1. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. Dr. Chris Dodson performs knee surgery on 76ers star Ben Simmons — 4 insights

    Chris Dodson, MD, successfully operated on the left knee of Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons, Sports Illustrated reports.
  3. Dr. Richard Easton named orthopedic surgery chair at Beaumont hospital

    Beaumont Health, Troy (Mich.) Hospital recently appointed spine surgeon Richard Easton, MD, chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery.
  4. FDA OKs Joimax's electromagnetic navigation system for spine surgery

    Spine device manufacturer Joimax received FDA approval Aug. 6 for Intracs, an electromagnetic navigation tracking and control system for spine surgery.

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  1. Dr. Greg Gullung: Commercial payers' approval process is biggest barrier to spine care

    Greg Gullung, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Birmingham-based OrthoAlabama, discusses the biggest barrier for spine providers and how medical practices can help one another push through the COVID-19 crisis.
  2. Neurosurgeon charged with manslaughter after car crash kills Alabama med student

    Police in Mobile, Ala., have charged neurosurgeon Jonathan Nakhla, MD, with manslaughter in connection with a single-car crash this month that killed a third-year medical student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Fox 10 TV reports.
  3. Shark Tank star invests in Texas spine surgeon's company

    Kevin Harrington, entrepreneur and former panel member on ABC's Shark Tank, has invested in CYRx MD Skincare, a company founded by spine surgeon Steven Cyr, MD.
  4. How PROMs can enhance clinical care, research in orthopedics: Q&A with Dr. Eric Makhni

    Eric Makhni, MD, serves as director of quality and informatics of Henry Ford Health System's orthopedic service line and clinical associate professor of orthopedic surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, both in Detroit.
  1. Dr. Raj Bhole to serve as Resurgens' board chair

    Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics named longtime orthopedic surgeon Raj Bhole, MD, board chair.
  2. 2 New York hospitals install Mako robotic arm

    A pair of New York hospitals installed Mako robotic arms to supplement their joint replacement services, The Post Star reports.
  3. Dr. Robert LaPrade repairs torn ACL on Magic's Jonathan Isaac

    Robert LaPrade, MD, operated on Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac to repair his torn left anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus Aug. 7, the NBA reported.
  4. 3 spine surgeons receiving honors — July

    Three spine surgeons received honors in July. 
  5. FDA approves 3rd drug for spinal muscular atrophy

    The FDA has cleared Genentech's Evrysdi drug for spinal muscular atrophy in adults and children 2 months of age and older, according to an Aug. 10 announcement.
  6. Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute opens ASC, clinic

    The new building housing the Steamboat Orthopaedic and Spine Institute and the Steamboat Surgery Center in Steamboat Springs, Colo., has opened, Steamboat Pilot & Today reported Aug. 10.
  7. Dr. Michael Dorsi appointed to leadership role at UCLA

    Neurosurgeon Michael Dorsi, MD, will become director of community neurosurgery at the University of California Los Angeles on Sept. 1.
  8. OrthoCarolina's testing partner delivers fast results — 6 things to know

    Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina partnered with MicroGenDX earlier this year for COVID-19 testing, according to the Charlotte Business Journal.
  9. Top 10 Spine Review articles: August 3-7

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles featured on Becker's Spine Review between Aug. 3 and 7:

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