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  1. Drs. Matthew Pifer, Ryan Calfee and more: 4 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons making headlines over the past week:
  2. Hoag becomes 1st West Coast hospital to offer Mazor X robot for spine surgery

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute became the first West Coast hospital to use Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition robotic platform.
  3. Spinal fusion devices market to hit $8.9B by 2027: 4 insights

    By 2027, the worldwide spinal fusion devices market is projected to reach $8.9 billion, according to Emergen Research.

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  1. $20M project expands orthopedic care at North Dakota hospital

    Grafton, N.D.-based Unity Medical Center opened a $20 million expansion that bolstered orthopedics, among other specialty services, the Grand Forks Herald reports.
  2. 160-physician orthopedic group streamlines surgical scheduling with new platform

    The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., is installing a Surgimate Practice platform to facilitate surgical scheduling across its 28 divisions in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  3. SeaSpine's revenues fall 3 percent in 2020 — 5 insights

    Full-year 2020 revenue for SeaSpine declined 3 percent year over year to $154.3 million, according to the company's March 1 earnings report.
  4. 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.
  1. Spine, total joint bundles lead to cost savings of 10.7%, study finds

    When cost-sharing is waived for patients using bundled payment programs for spinal fusion and total joint replacement, surgery costs can decrease by an average of $4,229, or 10.7 percent, according to a study by nonprofit organization Rand Corp.
  2. Surgeon consensus grows around disc replacement for lumbar degenerative disc disease, study finds

    There is a growing consensus that lumbar total disc replacement is a viable option for the treatment of lumbar degenerative disc disease, according to a study published in The Spine Journal.
  3. 1st FDA-approved stem cell clinical trial for spina bifida gets underway

    UC Davis Health in Sacramento, Calif., on March 1 announced the launch of the first FDA-approved human clinical trial using stem cells before birth to treat spina bifida, a defect that occurs when the spine and spinal cord do not form properly.
  4. Bioventus settles billing fraud allegations for $3.6M: 4 details

    Bioventus, a medical technology company, will pay millions of dollars to resolve allegations it violated the False Claims Act.
  1. Smith+Nephew, Arthrex patent dispute continues in Supreme Court

    An upcoming Supreme Court decision stemming from the patent dispute between Arthrex and Smith+Nephew could affect patent cases going forward, according to The New York Times.
  2. Ohio orthopedic surgeon gets 3 years in prison for overprescribing opioids

    A Green Township, Ohio, orthopedic surgeon was sentenced March 1 to 40 months in prison for prescribing an excessive amount of opioids, reports.
  3. Maine multispecialty group consolidates orthopedic workflows with EHR system

    Spectrum Healthcare Partners, a multispecialty group with more than 200 physicians in South Portland, Maine, installed NextGen Healthcare's EHR system to streamline workflows in its orthopedics division.
  4. Aurora Spine the latest company to launch sacroiliac joint system

    Devicemaker Aurora Spine on March 1 launched its Silo posterior sacroiliac joint fusion system.
  5. MpowerHealth invests $7M toward orthopedic value-based programs

    Over the past two years, Addison, Texas-based MpowerHealth has invested more than $7 million to develop data analytics and information technology to support clinically integrated networks in Texas, Ohio and Georgia, among other states.
  6. Texas hospital adds robotic imaging for complex spine procedures

    Harlingen, Texas-based Valley Baptist Medical Center is reportedly the first hospital in the region to install Brainlab's robotic imaging system,KRGV reported March 1.
  7. Empirical Spine seeks premarket approval for spinal tension band

    Devicemaker Empirical Spine initiated the premarket approval process for use of the LimiFlex paraspinous tension band with a decompression for patients suffering from degenerative spondylolisthesis with lumbar spinal stenosis.
  8. Drs. Todd Lanman, Sonia Eden and more: 5 spine surgeons making headlines

    From two surgeons debuting an interbody device to another joining a new practice, here are five spine surgeons making the news over the past week:
  9. NuVasive Q4 sales dip 6%, submits Pulse for approval: 6 notes

    NuVasive posted net sales of $291.8 million in the fourth quarter, a 6 percent decrease compared to the same period in 2019.

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