Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Life Spine gains clearance for anterior lumbar spacer

    Medical device company Life Spine has received FDA clearance for its Plateau-A Ti anterior lumbar spacer system, according to an Aug. 5 news release.
  2. Drs. Joseph Bosco, David Cashen & more: 9 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are nine orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week:
  3. AAOS urges CMS to reconsider Medicare cuts to orthopedic care

    The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons has urged CMS to reconsider its Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2021, which outlines significant cuts to reimbursement rates for orthopedic surgical services, among other specialties.

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  1. Zimmer Biomet pays $2M for electrode distribution rights — 5 details

    Zimmer Biomet paid $2 million upfront for the rights to distribute electrodes used in brain surgeries related to epilepsy treatment, according to Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
  2. Zimmer Biomet, Stryker report Q2 figures & more: 4 device company notes

    Here are four key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: 
  3. NuVasive Q2 net sales down 30%, unclear if growth will return by end of 2020: 6 insights from CEO Chris Barry

    In NuVasive's second-quarter earnings call Aug. 4, CEO Chris Barry said the spine device company remains uncertain whether its business will return to growth by the end of the year, according to Seeking Alpha.
  4. 11 orthopedic surgeons on the move in July

    Eleven orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians joined new practices or received new appointments in July:

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  1. Zimmer Biomet's worldwide knee sales plummet 46.8% in Q2, hitting $374M

    Zimmer Biomet reported sharp sales declines across all product categories in the second quarter.
  2. 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.
  3. NorthShore opens spine center at Illinois hospital

    The NorthShore Spine Center at Skokie (Ill.) Hospital is now open, according to an Aug. 4 news release.
  4. 19 orthopedic surgeons taking on new leadership roles

    Following is a list of 19 orthopedic surgeons who have accepted new leadership roles this year:
  1. Oak Orthopedics plans $15.5M surgical center

    Bradley, Ill.-based Oak Orthopedics presented plans for a $15.5 million surgical facility to the village of Bourbonnais, Ill., Aug. 3, Daily Journal reports.
  2. Dr. Larry Todd Jr. named president of OrthoNeuro

    Columbus, Ohio-based OrthoNeuro has appointed spine surgeon Larry Todd Jr., DO, as president Aug. 1.
  3. Dr. James Chappuis sues Emory Healthcare, surgeon alleging defamation: 6 details

    An Atlanta-based spine surgeon filed a lawsuit on July 29 against Emory Healthcare and Daniel Refai, MD.
  4. The Core Institute, Rothman Orthopaedics & more — 8 orthopedic groups opening new centers

    Eight orthopedic groups have opened or announced new facilities in the past month:
  5. 4-surgeon spine practice teams with Georgia hospital

    Dacula, Ga.-based Apex Spine and Neurosurgery has partnered with Reagan Medical Center in Lawrenceville to expand access to care, GwinnetCitizen.com reported Aug. 3.
  6. Andrews-trained physician returns to practice

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center will add T. Daniel Smith, MD, a non-surgical sports medicine and orthopedic physician, effective Aug. 10.
  7. 9 spine surgeons stepping into new leadership roles

    Following is a list of nine spine and neurosurgeons who have accepted new leadership roles this year:
  8. Hospital drafts $16M plan to add surgical robotics, match volume hikes

    Hartford, Ky.-based Ohio County Healthcare plans to make room for robotics and meet higher demand with a new $16 million surgical department, according to the Messenger-Inquirer.
  9. Ascension, HOPCo ink deal for clinically integrated orthopedic network in Florida

    Phoenix-based Healthcare Outcomes Performance Co., a firm focused on managing orthopedic practices, inked a partnership with Jacksonville-based Ascension Florida and Gulf Coast to develop a joint venture that will result in a new orthopedic hospital and ASC.

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