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  1. Zavation Medical unveils PEEK expandable cage

    Spinal implant manufacturer Zavation Medical Products on Aug. 25 launched its PEEK posterior lateral expandable interbody fusion cage.
  2. So long, orthopedics: 3 leaders retiring

    Three individuals retiring from orthopedic practice and/or leadership roles:
  3. Maine system's 1st full-time orthopedic surgeon is retiring

    Ed White, MD, is retiring at the end of August after a 35-year career in orthopedic surgery, according to the Boothbay Register.

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  1. 11 spine surgeons on the evolution of telemedicine, patient evaluations during the pandemic

    Eleven spine surgeons and one physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist discuss how their patient evaluation considerations have changed during the pandemic and how their practice has evolved to telemedicine.
  2. How orthopedic surgeons are raising the bar with more collaboration post-pandemic

    The effects of the pandemic and subsequent elective surgery bans across the U.S. highlighted the need for flexibility and practice models and the advantages of economies of scale.
  3. Dr. David Hanscom, physician workgroup call for a new approach to treating COVID-19 patients

    An eight-person physician workgroup led by retired spine surgeon David Hanscom, MD, is advocating for a new approach to treating COVID-19 patients.
  4. Smith+Nephew introduces Aria platform to boost orthopedic patient care

    Smith+Nephew has launched its Aria digital platform to connect delivery of patient care with providers throughout the surgical and clinical episode, according to an Aug. 25 announcement.

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  1. Camber Spine CEO named in final of 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award

    Camber Spine Technologies CEO Daniel Pontecorvo has earned a spot in the finals of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 Greater Philadelphia Award.
  2. Dr. Scott Heithoff offers anterior hip replacement: 3 details

    Scott Heithoff, DO, is now offering anterior hip replacement for select patients at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron (Mich.).
  3. Illinois orthopedic practice to add spine surgeon

    Geneva, Ill.-based Fox Valley Orthopedics will add Lauren Matteini, MD, to its practice Sept. 1.
  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. $50M raised by DiscGenics to support expansion plans, clinical trials

    Biopharmaceutical company DiscGenics has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round, according to an Aug. 25 news release.
  2. FDA approves 3rd drug for disease affecting spinal cord

    The FDA has approved the third drug for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, which affects the optic nerves and spinal cord, according to an Aug. 17 news release.
  3. Total Orthopedics Sports & Spine, American Airlines 1st to gain EPA approval for COVID-19 surface cleanser

    The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 24 gave emergency approval for the use of a new COVID-19 cleanser that claims to kill the virus on surfaces for up to seven days, The Washington Post reports.
  4. Medtronic Q1 spine revenue down 14% to $1.8B; CEO reports 'faster than expected recovery'

    Medtronic on Aug. 25 reported first quarter revenue decreased 13 percent year over year to $6.5 billion.
  5. Rothman Orthopaedics loses $120M in revenue during pandemic; end-of-year revenue expected to be down 20%-30%

    Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has lost $120 million in revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic and is anticipating revenue to be down between 20 percent and 30 percent by end of year, Burlington County Times reports.
  6. 2 female neurosurgeons making waves in the industry

    Here are two female neurosurgeons making the news in the past month:
  7. Drs. Joseph Maroon, Jeffrey Cantor & more: 8 spine surgeons making the news

    Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons that made headlines last week:
  8. Dr. Daryll Dykes joins New York hospital

    Spine surgeon Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, joined the orthopedic team at Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital, according to auburnpub.com.
  9. Dr. Marcus Newton joins Ohio practice, plans spine surgery program

    Wooster, Ohio-based Bloomington Orthopedic Specialists has welcomed spine surgeon Marcus Newton, DO, to its team, This Week Community News reported Aug. 23.

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