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  1. Dr. Brian Rebolledo debuts hologram technology at Scripps Clinic

    Brian Rebolledo, MD, of Scripps Clinic in San Diego, became the first surgeon in Southern California to use a mixed reality headset for shoulder replacements, the Times of San Diego reported July 5.
  2. Neuroscience institute marks 1,000th surgery with Modus V robot

    Surgeons at the Allegheny Health Network Neuroscience Institute in Pittsburgh completed their 1,000th case with Synaptive's Modus V robotic system.
  3. Dr. Pawel Jankowski, Dr. Harvinder Bedi debut standalone cervical spacer

    Pawel Jankowski, MD, and Harvinder Bedi, MD, performed the first cases with Additive Implants' SureMAX-SA standalone cervical spacer.

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  1. OrthoPediatrics completes $33M devicemaker acquisition

    OrthoPediatrics has cemented the acquisition of Pega Medical, a device company that has developed six implants and one instrument to assist surgeons treating musculoskeletal disorders and diseases.
  2. Dr. Sigurd Berven debuts interbody fusion device

    Sigurd Berven, MD, has completed the first clinical use of NovaApproach's OneLIF interbody fusion device.
  3. June's 5 orthopedic surgeon moves to know

    Here are five orthopedic surgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles since June 9:
  4. Medtronic's 1st half of 2022: 10 notes

    Medtronic has had a busy first half of 2022 as it has built its leadership team, strengthened its portfolio through acquisitions and made strides in its spine technology.

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  1. Spine devicemaker partners with manufacturer to develop implants

    Fuse Medical and Oxford Performance Materials are partnering to develop spine and orthopedic implants with the OstepFab poly-ether-ketone-ketone technology.
  2. Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization

    A negligence and medical malpractice lawsuit against an insurer has been picked up by the family of a patient who died during the litigation process. 
  3. 10 notable orthopedic surgeon developments in June

    Here's a recap of 10 noteworthy industry happenings and developments in June:
  4. Spine company agrees to $1M settlement for surgeon kickback charges

    Reliance Medical Systems, its owners and two of its physician-owned distributorships will pay a $1 million settlement to settle allegations they violated the False Claims Act by paying spine surgeons to use Reliance devices.
  1. OrthoNebraska hit by email breach

    Omaha-based OrthoNebraska was struck with a data breach that put some patient information at risk, Omaha World Herald reported June 30.
  2. The robotic surgery risks surgeons should be addressing

    Robotic-assisted surgery offers increased accuracy, efficiency and safety. However, as the technology becomes more complex, the risk of security breaches, network interruptions, latency and equipment failure need to be addressed, Semiconductor Engineering reported June 30.
  3. $200M+ orthopedic campus on track to open ASC by year's end

    Rochester, N.Y.-based UR Medicine plans to open a surgery center at a 300,000-square foot outpatient orthopedic campus by the end of the year, reported July 1.
  4. Rome Health, Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists expand access to joint replacements

    Rome (N.Y.) Health is partnering with Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists to expand access to joint replacements in the community, The Oneida Daily Dispatch reported July 1.
  5. Bon Secours plans 6-OR ASC with spine surgery

    Raleigh, N.C.-based Compass Surgical Partners partnered with Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C., and local physicians to offer ENT, spine and orthopedic procedures, including robotic joint replacements, according to a June 27 news release.
  6. Dr. Alan Daniels, Dr. Bryce Basques perform Rhode Island's 1st Mazor X Stealth surgery

    Alan Daniels, MD, and Bryce Basques, MD, who both practice out of Providence, R.I.-based University Hospital, performed the state's first spine surgery with the Mazor X Stealth edition platform.
  7. 'It's not an equal back and forth': What we heard in Q2

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders spoke with Becker's Spine Review on key topics in the second quarter from Medicare to spine navigation technologies.
  8. 1st robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew cementless knee system completed

    Cyna Khalily, MD, an orthopedic surgeon in Louisville, Ky., completed the first robot-assisted surgery with Smith+Nephew's Legion Conceloc cementless total knee system.
  9. Zimmer Biomet launches nonprofit to help decrease orthopedic care disparities

    Zimmer Biomet created an independent 501(c)(3) for Movement is Life, a coalition that aims to decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women, racial and ethnic minorities and women living in rural communities.

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Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months

  • Family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery wins $35M verdict against hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon wins $20M verdict against Johnson & Johnson
  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Spine surgeon's video hits 1 million views on TikTok
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Spine surgeon owes $17M to paralyzed patient
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • MSOs becoming attractive option for physician-owned orthopedic groups
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Spine surgeon 1 of 9 physician billionaires on Forbes' 2022 list
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Orthopedic surgeon salary vs. average household income in each state
  • 23 spine device companies to watch in 2022
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon sues Sanford Health, alleges defamation and interference with patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • Billionaire spine surgeon buys $23.9M mansion
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • Medtronic accused of stealing Globus Medical's sales team, customers
  • Ex-NFL player gets 5 years in prison for $2.9M healthcare fraud scheme
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • The spine tech surgeons say will explode in the next 5 years
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon fined for operating on wrong knee
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Former spine surgeon owes $13M to 2 women over unnecessary procedures
  • Lawsuits build against Aetna's spine surgery coverage
  • Leave spinal fusions to the surgeons, spine societies warn
  • Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • 10 power players in orthopedics
  • Outpatient orthopedic hospital to close, lay off staff
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon allegedly exaggerated patient visits to defraud insurers
  • 6 reasons neuro, spine surgeons should be the only specialists to perform spinal fusion
  • Orthopedic surgeon, wife get 5 years in prison for tax crimes