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  1. Accelus lateral spinal fusion system cleared by FDA

    Accelus' Toro-L interbody fusion system was cleared by the FDA.
  2. Dr. Keith Meister performs MLB player's second Tommy John surgery

    Keith Meister, MD, operated on Minnesota Twins pitcher Chris Paddack, the team said May 18.
  3. 2 professional athletes skip surgery, opt for regenerative orthopedic treatments

    Two professional athletes decided to forgo surgery in favor of stem cell and platelet-rich-plasma injections in the last week.

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  1. 4 spine surgeons debut Globus Medical's '3-in-1' imaging system

    The first spine surgeries with Globus Medical's Excelsius3D three-in-one imaging have been completed with the ExcelsiusGPS robot, the company said May 18.
  2. CTL Amedica gets FDA clearance for navigation instrument system

    CTL Amedica was recently granted FDA 510(k) clearance for its Navigation Instrument System. 
  3. Regenerative medicine in 10 years: 5 surgeon predictions

    Regenerative medicine in spine and orthopedics is gaining momentum, and many surgeons expect further development and research for the field in the near future.
  4. 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics

    Castle Connolly's "2022 Rising Stars" list recognizes early-career physicians across several specialities for their accomplishments.

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  1. Mayfield Brain & Spine taps chief strategy officer

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine appointed Christine Stuppy as chief strategy officer.
  2. Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict

    A jury has awarded a man more than $111 million in damages as a result of alleged negligent care provided by Sartell, Minn.-based St. Cloud Orthopedic Associates in relation to surgery on his left leg, according to documents filed with the U.S. District Court for Minnesota on May 17.
  3. SI-Bone's CMS boost, Zimmer Biomet's new exec and more: 6 device company notes

    Medtronic finalizes a $1.1 billion acquisition and five more updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  4. The 'musical chairs' playing out in orthopedics

    Grant Zarzour, MD, is observing private equity, management service organizations and other forms of partnerships in orthopedics closely.
  1. Zimmer Biomet CFO joins medtech board

    Zimmer Biomet Executive Vice President and CFO Suketu Upadhyay was elected to Vertex's board of directors.
  2. Intraoperative neuromonitoring company sees 83% jump in Q1 cases

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring company Assure Holdings posted 5,100 managed cases in the first quarter of 2022.
  3. Kuros Biosciences adds to MagnetOS bone graft line

    Kuros Biosciences launched the MagnetOs Easypack Putty in the U.S.
  4. New Tennessee hospital will mostly cater to orthopedic surgeries

    West Tennessee Healthcare's North Hospital has opened and will primarily be used to perform orthopedic surgeries, such as joint replacements and sports medicine procedures, the Jackson Sun reported May 17.
  5. Spine surgeons' biggest threats

    Fighting for the approval of minimally invasive alternatives to spinal fusion; non-surgeons performing certain spine procedures; and insurers too often dictating care decisions are some of the biggest threats to spine surgeons today, three specialists told Becker's.
  6. Spine surgeon completes 100th robotic-assisted surgery

    Andrew Kokkino, MD, recently completed his 100th robotic-assisted spine surgery with the ExcelsiusGPS robot in Springfield, Ore. 
  7. Baptist Memorial expects partnership to streamline spine center payments

    Baptist Memorial Health Care's Brain & Spine Network Center of Excellence in Memphis, Tenn., partnered with Cedar Gate Technologies to support its Brain and Spine Center of Excellence.
  8. Spinal imaging system hits 1K US cases

    Viseon's MaxView intraoperative spinal imaging system surpassed 1,000 cases in the U.S., the company said May 18.
  9. 657 medical devices earn breakthrough designation, 71 for orthopedics

    Since its inception in 2015, the FDA's breakthrough designation has been awarded to 657 products across 19 areas. Orthopedics is among the top-earning specialties.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon sues Sanford Health, alleges defamation and interference with patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Medtronic accused of stealing Globus Medical's sales team, customers
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 10 power players in orthopedics
  • Outpatient orthopedic hospital to close, lay off staff
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion
  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes