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  1. 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion

    Technological innovations have made it possible for nonsurgeon clinicians, such as physiatrists and pain management anesthesiologists, to perform less invasive spinal fusions in outpatient settings, but spine societies are warning against the potential dangers of such specialists performing these procedures without the same anatomical training surgeons have.
  2. Pioneering orthopedic surgery professor honored for lifetime achievements

    Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD, a professor of orthopedic surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine, has earned the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Orthopedic Research Society International Section of Fracture Repair.
  3. Spine device company sees milestone growth in sacroiliac joint division

    Austin-based devicemaker Genesys Spine reported 184 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its sacroiliac joint division in 2021.
  1. Vuze's spinal stabilization surgery system gets FDA clearance

    Vuze Medical's proprietary software-only guidance system received FDA 510(k) clearance.
  2. 4 surgeons join New Mexico orthopedic practice

    Albuquerque-based New Mexico Orthopaedic Associates hired four physicians, Albuquerque Journal reported Jan. 15.
  3. MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups

    Aligning with musculoskeletal management services organizations is becoming a more attractive strategic option for some orthopedic practices as economic, payer and administrative hurdles continue to challenge physician-owned groups to maintain independence.
  4. Augmedics names new CEO

    Augmedics, which develops the Xvision augmented reality surgical system, named Kevin Hykes president and CEO.

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  1. Dr. Martin Boyer named director-elect of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Martin Boyer, MD, an orthopedic surgery professor at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been named director-elect of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
  2. New president, CEO takes helm at orthopedic device company

    Catalyst OrthoScience, a medtech company focused on the upper extremity orthopedics market, has appointed Carl O'Connell president and CEO.
  3. Tennessee orthopedic practice expands with acquisition

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based 7 Springs Orthopedics acquired Hendersonville, Tenn.-based Sport Ortho Urgent Care.
  4. AI-driven augmented reality spine system gets green light

    Surgalign Holdings received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Holo Portal surgical system for lumbar spine surgeries.
  1. Medtronic's spinal cord stimulation shows strong pain relief results

    Medtronic's spinal cord stimulation therapy system showed meaningful pain relief results in a three-month study, the medical device company said Jan. 14. 
  2. Florida children's hospital gets $75K to support neurosurgery program

    Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida received a $75,000 donation it will use to support its neurosurgery program, South Florida Hospital News reported Jan. 14. 
  3. 3 practices adding surgical robots

    Three practices have recently added orthopedic surgery robots from Johnson & Johnson, Smith+Nephew and Stryker.
  4. Indiana health system adds orthopedic surgeon

    Noblesville, Ind.-based Riverview Health welcomed Heather Williams, MD, to its orthopedic and sports medicine practice, the Hamilton County Reporter reported Jan. 14.
  5. Ohio healthcare system opens orthopedic center

    The Genesis Healthcare System in Zanesville, Ohio, recently opened an orthopedic center, WHIZ, an NBC affiliate, reported Jan. 12. 
  6. 190+ ASCs with spine surgery | 2022

    Here is a state-by-state breakdown of more than 180 ASCs that perform minimally invasive spine surgery in the U.S.:
  7. Amazon signals expanded healthcare push, but extent of its reach unclear

    Amazon is poised to build out more specialty care programs this year to complement its virtual and primary care services, Tom Kiesau, leader of digital health at healthcare advisory firm The Chartis Group, told Managed Healthcare Executive.
  8. 5 updates on sacroiliac joint procedures in 6 months

    Here are five key clinical, policy and device updates regarding sacroiliac joint care since July 13:
  9. As Neuralink aims for human trials, 3 spine surgeons weigh in on practicality

    Elon Musk's Neuralink brain implant has been in development for years and tested in animals in 2020 and 2021. Mr. Musk said he aims to use Neuralink in humans this year, and its first applications would help spinal cord injury patients.

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