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  1. Judge orders Zimmer Biomet to release hip implant documents: 5 things to know

    Zimmer Biomet was ordered by a judge to unseal dozens of internal corporate documents related to its metal-on-metal hip products, according to The Legal Examiner. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Firm pays $44.5M for New York medical office building housing neurosurgery, orthopedic practice

    Chicago real estate investment firm MBRE Healthcare acquired a 116,000-square-foot medical office building in Orchard Park, N.Y., for $44.5 million Feb. 12, The Buffalo News reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. North Carolina hospital completes 1st spine surgery with robotic system — 3 takeaways

    Jacksonville, N.C.-based Onslow Memorial Hospital is now offering spinal surgery with the Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic guidance system, according to WCTI NewsChannel 12. By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Drs. Owen O'Neill, Fred Harris on the importance of autonomy, value-based care at Twin Cities Orthopedics

    Last year, in the face of industry consolidation, Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics established the Infinite Health Collaborative to preserve physicians' autonomy and advance value-based care. By Alan Condon -
  2. Coronavirus outbreak disrupts drug trial for spondyloarthritis, and other Chinese studies

    Several clinical trials in China have been put on hold due to the coronavirus outbreak, including a treatment for a type of spondyloarthritis, according to Reuters. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Lon Alexander joins Louisiana neurosurgery practice

    Hammond, La.-based North Oaks Neurosurgery Clinic recently hired Lon Alexander, MD, The Advocate reports. By Alan Condon -
  4. Illinois hospital expands Brain and Spine Institute

    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., is moving its Brain and Spine Institute into a new 5,700-square-foot facility, reports Journal & Topics. By Alan Condon -
  1. Moody's: Coronavirus could lead hospitals to suspend orthopedics, other profitable services

    Coronavirus could increase demand for hospital services and drive up costs if it spreads widely in the U.S., according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Medtronic aims to bolster digital robotics, AI offerings with new acquisition — 5 details

    Medtronic is acquiring Digital Surgery, a London-based private company specializing in surgical artificial intelligence, data and analytics, and digital education and training. By Angie Stewart -
  3. Lawyers seek to dismiss kickback case against former Sanford Health spine surgeon

    Lawyers for a Sioux Falls, S.D., spine surgeon are seeking to dismiss a case on the grounds that the surgeon did not violate anti-kickback laws when he used devices from two companies he owned, the Argus Leader reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Colorado neurosurgeon, spine implant companies to pay $2.35M in anti-kickback settlement: 5 details

    A Colorado neurosurgeon and multiple distributorships paid millions to resolve anti-kickback and False Claims Act violation allegations, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office District of Colorado. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Texas hospital adds robot to new spine program — 5 things to know

    Midland (Texas) Health now owns a Mazor X Stealth robotic navigation system along with two DaVinci robots, according to the Midland Reporter-Telegram. By Angie Stewart -
  2. Mexico sues Zimmer Biomet for $2.6M & more: 10 device company notes

    Here are 10 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies:  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Core stabilization, physical therapy & more: 2 spine surgeons discuss ancillary services at their practices

    Two spine surgeons share what ancillary services they offer at their practices and what they are planning to offer in the future. By Alan Condon -
  4. Regenexx celebrates 15 years, performed 90K+ procedures — 5 things to know

    This year marks the 15th anniversary of orthobiologic physician group Regenexx. By Alan Condon -
  5. 5 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are five orthopedic surgeons making the news this week: By Alan Condon -
  6. Dr. Dominic Kleinhenz performs 1st cervical disc replacement with M6-C device in Rhode Island

    Dominic Kleinhenz, MD, was reportedly the first spine surgeon in Rhode Island to implant the M6-C artificial cervical disc in a patient suffering from cervical disc degeneration. By Alan Condon -
  7. Spinal fusion will be performed for 'decades to come': Key thoughts from 4 surgeons

    Driven by a rising geriatric population, an increase in spinal cord injuries and surgical innovations, the spinal fusion market size is anticipated to reach $8.64 billion by 2025, according to a recent market report. By Alan Condon -
  8. Challenges facing private practices in spine, and strategies to tackle them

    Rising healthcare costs, declining reimbursements and a surge in consolidation over the past decade is making it more difficult for private practices to stay competitive and maintain their independence. By Alan Condon -
  9. 10 numbers that show how big Johnson & Johnson is in spine, orthopedics

    Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies is a significant player in the orthopedic and spine marketplace, holding the No. 1 spot in orthopedics and No. 2 spot in spine. By Laura Dyrda -

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