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  1. 6 things to know about OrthoIndy

    Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy provides services including orthopedic treatment of the neck, back, shoulder, hand and arm, foot and ankle, hip, and knee.
  2. Peachtree Orthopedics facing extortion threat in wake of patient data breach

    Atlanta-based Peachtree Orthopedics faced a data breach on April 20 that impacted patient information, including names, addresses, birth dates, driver's license numbers, Social Security numbers, medical treatment/diagnosis information, treatment costs, financial account information and health insurance claims/provider information.
  3. WinnMed receives approval for purchase of Stryker Mako robot

    Decorah, Iowa-based WinnMed has received approval from its board of trustees for the purchase of a Stryker Mako robot for orthopedic surgeries, according to a June 8 report from Decorah News.

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  1. Inspired Spine Surgery Center opens new Minnesota facility

    Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine Surgery Center celebrated the grand opening of a new, state-of-the-art facility specializing in minimally invasive spinal surgeries. 
  2. Alec Baldwin undergoes hip replacement

    Actor Alec Baldwin underwent a hip replacement on May 30, according to an Instagram post from his wife.
  3. Hospital for Special Surgery, New York Red Bulls extend partnership

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has signed a multiyear partnership extension with Major League Soccer team the New York Red Bulls. 
  4. 12 best hospitals in North Carolina for outpatient hip, knee replacements

    In May, Healthgrades released its inaugural lists of the best hospitals for outpatient hip and knee replacements nationwide. Twelve of those hospitals are located in North Carolina.

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  1. 2 WWE stars having spine surgery

    Two World Wrestling Entertainment stars said they had spine surgeries since May 12, and both were performed by Andy Cordover, MD, of Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala.
  2. Surgery planning software co-developed by NuVasive earns FDA nod

    Software, Machines and Adaptative Implants in Orthopaedics recieved FDA 510(k) clearance for its custom surgery planning software developed with NuVasive.
  3. Could spine practices implement 4-day work weeks?

    The five-day long work week is common for many professions, but reducing it by a day has become a new idea.
  4. Inpatient spinal fusion costs vs. cervical spinal fusion costs in all 50 states

    Spinal fusion tends to cost more compared to cervical spinal fusion, according to Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  1. 5 medtech notes: 3Spine, Novarad and more

    Here are four key developments from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since May 30:
  2. Biden administration launches program focused on orthobiologics

    The Biden administration launched a program under the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health focused on orthopedic tissue regeneration.
  3. WWE star Adam Scherr has cervical spinal fusion

    World Wrestling Entertainment star Adam Scherr had a one-level cervical spine fusion, according to a June 2 Instagram post.
  4. Goshen Orthopedics adds Mako robot for hip, knee replacements

    Goshen (Ind.) Orthopedics has become the only practice in the county to add a Mako robot for hip and knee replacements, and one of the select few in Northern Indiana. 
  5. Maxx Orthopedics adds 3rd executive in 3 months

    Orthopedic device company Maxx Orthopedics added Danny Metcalf as its vice president of strategic initiatives. 
  6. Woman awarded $7.6M against Cleveland Clinic over botched back surgery

    A jury ordered Cleveland Clinic to pay $7.6 million to a woman who was paralyzed after a 2018 back surgery, reported June 7.
  7. Vertos Medical raises $26M to expand spine procedure

    Vertos Medical raised $26 million in Series C funding, the medtech company said June 7.
  8. Dr. Keith Meister to operate on Texas Rangers player

    Keith Meister, MD, is slated to operate on Texas Rangers pitcher Jacob deGrom, the MLB said June 6.
  9. Dr. Phil Johnson earns USA hockey team safety award

    Phil Johnson, MD, has been awarded the USA Hockey Excellence in Safety Award, which honors those who go above and beyond to make hockey safer for participants, following his 30 years of service to the U.S. National junior hockey team. 

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