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  1. 4 surgeons open California orthopedic practice

    Four surgeons opened an orthopedic practice in Pasadena, Calif., according to an Aug. 31 announcement.
  2. Alphatech scores partial victory in lawsuit brought by NuVasive & more: 6 device company notes

    Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: 
  3. Illinois orthopedic practice acquires competing practice

    Geneva, Ill.-based Fox Valley Orthopedics added five orthopedic surgeons from Des Plaines, Ill.-based Midwest Bone and Joint Institute, the Daily Herald reports.

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  1. Dr. Robert Hotchkiss operates on Penguins' star Sidney Crosby

    Robert Hotchkiss, MD, performed wrist surgery on Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby Sept. 1, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
  2. HSS spine surgeons outline 5 keys to achieving peak performance in surgical training

    The importance of peak performance in an evolving healthcare field that demands optimal clinical outcomes was highlighted in an article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, by Philip Louie, MD, and Michael McCarthy, MD.
  3. Former Medtronic executive named Wishbone Medical's president of spine & biologics

    Spinal implant developer Wishbone Medical on Sept. 2 appointed Jodie Heggelund global president of spine and biologics.
  4. Campbell Clinic opens Tennessee surgery center with 8 operating rooms

    Memphis-based Campbell Clinic has opened a 120,000-square-foot surgery center in Germantown, Tenn.,  Murfreesboro Post reported Sept. 2.

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  1. Dr. Rick Placide implants 1st Signafuse strips during lumbar spinal fusion

    Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health spine surgeon Rick Placide, MD, implanted the first Signafuse strips in a patient during a posterolateral lumbar fusion, according to a Sept. 2 news release.
  2. 6 recent orthobiologic advancements in spine surgery

    A number of emerging biologic technologies are currently being evaluated and launched in the spine field. Here are six key developments in the past month:
  3. Neurosurgical Focus dives into anterior thoracolumbar spine surgery

    The September issue of Neurosurgical Focus focuses on anterior approaches to thoracolumbar spine surgery.
  4. 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.
  1. NuVasive loses ground to Alphatec in court battle over 2017 executive departure

    Alphatec Holdings secured a partial victory Aug. 31 in a lawsuit brought by competitor NuVasive, according to court documents.
  2. 25-physician orthopedic practice opens 5th Wisconsin clinic; ASC coming in November

    Green Bay, Wis.-based Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists has opened a clinic in Neenah.
  3. 1st patient treated in Kuros Biosciences spinal fusion trial

    Orthobiologics company Kuros Biosciences has treated the first patient in its clinical trial evaluating Fibrin-PTH for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in patients with degenerative disc disease.
  4. Mayo Clinic joins Carrum Health's orthopedic COE list

    San Francisco-based digital health company Carrum Health has added Mayo Clinic to its list of providers with Centers of Excellence for spine and joint care.
  5. Royal Biologics acquisition strengthens spinal fusion portfolio

    Orthobiologics company Royal Biologics acquired the Fibrinet system from Vertical Spine Sept. 1.
  6. 7 hospitals have achieved DNV GL's Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation

    In 2018, accreditation company DNV GL Healthcare began offering its Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation for hospitals certified in three of its four orthopedic service line programs — spine surgery, hip and knee replacement, shoulder surgery, and foot and ankle surgery.
  7. Georgia hospital board approves $2.3M for surgical robot

    Rome, Ga.-based Floyd Medical Center could be getting a robotic surgical system as early as November, the hospital's director of surgical services told the Rome News-Tribune.
  8. Aurora Spine revenue down 52% in Q2, completes 2 new implant designs

    Spine device manufacturer Aurora Spine posted $1.6 million in second-quarter revenue, representing a decrease of 52 percent for the same period last year.
  9. Meet Elon Musk's surgical robot

    Elon Musk debuted the Neuralink surgical robot during a presentation about the company with the same name, TechCrunch reports.

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