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  1. Virginia hospital installs AR surgery tool

    Reston (Va.) Hospital Center recently installed Augmedics' Xvision Spine System to perform augmented reality spine surgeries, Reston Now reports.
  2. Dr. Mark Malone on founding his own practice, filling the need for pain management

    Mark Malone, MD, founded Austin, Texas-based Advanced Pain Care. A former back pain patient himself, Dr. Malone turned to a spinal stimulator to resolve pain that surgeries couldn't.
  3. Dr. John Asghar introduces VR surgical training system to Florida hospitals

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based St. Mary's Medical Center and Palm Beach Children's Hospital were among the first hospitals in the state to use Immertec's Medoptic virtual reality surgical training platform, South Florida Hospital News reported Oct. 15.

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  1. 'Separating science from hope': AAOS' biologic initiative to inform surgeons of approval status

    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Oct. 15 introduced the AAOS Biologics Dashboard to help physicians keep up to date with the approval status of biologic innovations.
  2. Spine surgeon Dr. Troy Caron brings 15+ years' experience to Missouri hospital

    West Plains, Mo.-based Ozarks Medical Center onboarded orthopedic and spine surgeon Troy Caron, DO, in September.
  3. Dr. Sonia Eden returns home to 'rebirth' DMC's neurosurgery residency program, address healthcare disparities

    Becker's Spine Review spoke with Sonia Eden, MD, newly appointed chief of neurosurgery at Detroit Medical Center Harper University Hospital, about why she joined DMC and future goals.
  4. The next evolution for minimally invasive spine: OLIF in the ASC

    The oblique lateral interbody fusion is among the most innovative spine surgery approaches. It allows surgeons to achieve the same outcomes as open procedures with less tissue disruption and an accelerated patient recovery time. Becker's was able to sit down with four leading spine surgeons to learn more about how they incorporated OLIF into their practice and where they see the procedure heading in the future.

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  1. Former Stryker president joins Breg as executive chairman — 3 highlights

    Stuart Simpson was appointed executive chairman at Breg, the orthopedics-focused device company announced Oct. 13.
  2. Facet joint replacement, stem cells & AR: 9 surgeons discuss new technologies

    From advancement in stem cells to artificial facet joint replacements, here are the biggest technologies that nine spine surgeons are excited about:
  3. Where orthopedic PE partnerships stand in 2020

    The allure of high profit margins, ancillary services and an aging population demanding services is driving private equity investors to partner with orthopedic practices.
  4. Virginia hospital adds augmented reality for spine surgery

    Reston (Va.) Hospital Center is offering augmented reality technology for spine surgeries, according to an Oct. 14 report from Reston Now.
  1. Smith+Nephew's big bet on robotic knee surgery — Insights from the program's director

    Smith+Nephew entered the orthopedic robotic surgery space with its Cori robotic knee surgery system in mid-2020. Sara Schneider, Smith+Nephew's director of robotics program management, spoke to Medical Device & Outsourcing about the company's approach to robotics.
  2. Minnesota surgery center begins $11M expansion to meet demand for spine, total joint surgeries

    St. Cloud (Minn.) Surgical Center broke ground Oct. 13 on an $11 million renovation that is expected to be completed within one year, local radio station KNSI reports.
  3. Drs. Eugene Curry, Daryl Osbahr & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    From a physician who operated on an NFL quarterback to another who has raised a significant amount of money in his race for the U.S. Senate, here are the latest orthopedic surgeons making the news:
  4. Michigan health system boosts spine, total joint care

    St. Ignace, Mich.-based Mackinac Straits Health System is expanding its spine and orthopedic services due to increasing demand in the region, the Cheboygan Daily Tribune reported Oct. 13.
  5. Dr. Alok Sharan: Coronavirus, cost savings will speed adoption of awake spine surgery

    Alok Sharan, MD, was recently appointed director of spine and orthopedics at NJ Spine and Wellness in East Brunswick, N.J.
  6. Dr. Daryl Osbahr to lead Rothman Orthopaedics' Florida operations

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has appointed Daryl Osbahr, MD, as managing director and chief of orthopedic surgery of Rothman Florida.
  7. PrinterPrezz gets nod for new line of 3D-printed spine devices

    Orthopedic device manufacturer PrinterPrezz on Oct. 13 received FDA clearance for its GAIA lumbar interbody fusion device portfolio.
  8. Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics successfully implants FirstFUSE MTPJ

    Richardson, Texas-based medical device company Gramercy Extremity Orthopedics announced the first implant of its FirstFUSE MTPJ Fusion Plate, according to an Oct. 13 press release.
  9. 2 MedStar Health Hospitals first to use Cirq Robotic Arm

    Two hospitals with Columbia, Md.-based MedStar Health are among the first to use the Cirq robotic arm for spine surgeries in the U.S., according to an Oct. 13 press release.

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