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  1. Smith+Nephew discloses completion of 1st procedures with new knee device

    The first procedures with Smith+Nephew's Journey II Unicompartmental Knee System were reported Dec. 3. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 Northwell hospitals, 7 orthopedic surgeons participate in robotics program for total joints

    New York City-based Northwell Health recently launched a robotics program for total joint replacements at four of its hospitals in Long Island, N.Y., reports The Island Now. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Frank Phillips: The meaningful steps for a successful spine practice in 2020

    Frank Phillips, MD, director of the section of minimally invasive spine surgery and the spine surgery division at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, outlines where his practice is headed over the next year. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. OrthoIndy's Dr. Dean Maar dies during home invasion

    Dean Maar, MD, a former vice president and board member of OrthoIndy, was shot and killed in his home last week, according to an RTV6 Indianapolis report.  By Laura Dyrda -
  2. RTI Surgical receives FDA clearance for spinal fixation device

    RTI Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Streamline MIS Spinal Fixation System on Dec. 2, reports Seeking Alpha. By Alan Condon -
  3. Spinal fusion devices market to hit $8.45B by 2026 — 4 takeaways

    The spinal fusion devices market is expected to reach $8.45 billion by 2026, according to a market report by Fortune Business Insights. By Alan Condon -
  4. NASS, The Spine Journal honor Indian research team for lumbar disc disease paper

    The spine research team at Ganga Hospital in India recently received the NASS Research Award 2019 for its paper on lumbar disc disease, reports The Hindu Times. By Alan Condon -

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  1. North Carolina patient sues Medtronic over failed spinal fusion

    Medtronic is being sued by a man from North Carolina after an implanted pedicle screw allegedly broke and caused him to undergo revision surgery, reports The Times News. By Alan Condon -
  2. Neurosurgeon Dr. Muhammad Janjua joins Mercyhealth

    Janesville, Wis.-based Mercyhealth recently onboarded neurosurgeon Muhammad Janjua, MD, reports The Rockford Register Star. By Alan Condon -
  3. Spine-focused Altair Health opens new location — 4 things to know

    Morristown, N.J.-based Altair Health recently opened a new location in Bridgewater, N.J., reports Central Jersey. By Alan Condon -
  4. Mayo Clinic exploring spine-facing stem cell therapy — 5 insights

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic is in the midst of analyzing a stem cell therapy for spine injuries, the Minneapolis StarTribune reports. By Eric Oliver -
  1. Cleveland Clinic appoints Dr. Thomas Mroz as chair of its Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute

    Spine surgeon Thomas Mroz, MD, was appointed chair of the Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic, effective Jan. 1, 2020. By Alan Condon -
  2. South Dakota center hires Dr. Mark Harlow as CMO

    Orthopedic surgeon Mark Harlow, MD, was recently appointed CMO of Oyate Health Center in Rapid City, S.D., reports the Rapid City Journal. By Alan Condon -
  3. 3 Illinois spine surgeons gain national recognition

    Three surgeons from Rockford (Ill.) Spine Center made the American Registry's "America's Most Honored Professionals" list in 2019, according to rrstar.com. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Texas orthopedic surgeon pays $300,000 to settle kickback allegations over 'medical directorship' arrangement

    A Friendswood, Texas-based orthopedic surgeon will pay $300,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations related to OK Compounding. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Medtronic's Mazor X robot for spine surgery launches in India

    India Medtronic recently launched the Mazor X Stealth Edition with spine surgeons at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in New Delhi performing the first cases with the robotic system, reports Express Healthcare. By Alan Condon -
  6. Stryker subsidiary completes $52M acquisition of sterilization technology company

    A Stryker subsidiary recently acquired low-temperature sterilization technology company TSO3, reports Cleanroom Technology. By Alan Condon -
  7. Prosecutors charge former MiMedx CEO and COO with accounting fraud

    Pete Petit, founder and former CEO of MiMedx, and the company's former COO William Taylor were charged Nov. 26 with accounting fraud, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle. By Alan Condon -
  8. Epilepsy surgeon, OBGYN & more: 5 spine surgeons discuss different career paths they were considering

    Five spine and neurosurgeons discuss different career paths they were considering pursuing in medical school. By Alan Condon -
  9. ACGME revokes DMC's neurosurgery residency accreditation: A timeline of events so far

    Detroit Medical Center could lose its neurosurgery residency program after the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education decided to withdraw its certification, effective June 30, 2020. By Alan Condon -

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