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  1. DePuy Synthes owes $12M for infringing spine patent

    A jury ruled that DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson's orthopedic business, must pay $12 million to RSB Spine for patent infringement.
  2. Neurosurgeon sentenced 5 years for accepting $3.3M in bribes

    Neurosurgeon Lokesh Tantuwaya, MD, 55, was sentenced five years for taking about $3.3 million in bribes for performing at the now-defunct Pacific Hospital in Long Beach, Calif.
  3. 3 updates from the state with the highest number of orthopedic surgeons per capita in 2022

    New Hampshire was named the state with the most orthopedic surgeons per capita in 2022 by Becker's. Here are three developments from the state this year: 

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  1. How consolidation is affecting spine practices by market: California, New York, Illinois and more

    Consolidation is rife across the healthcare industry, and it is happening among physicians, payers, corporate entities and hospital groups.
  2. 7 places adding spine, orthopedic robots in November

    Becker's reported on X places adding spine and orthopedic robots in November:
  3. OrthoSC reopens location after fire

    Myrtle Beach, S.C.-based OrthoSC will fully reopen one of its location Dec. 12 after a July fire.
  4. Excelsior Orthopaedics to open expansion in January

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based Excelsior Orthopaedics will expand its location in Niagara Falls, N.Y., Niagara Frontier Publications reported Dec. 9.

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  1. 5 insights from Dr. Alex Vaccaro in 2022

    Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, shared his expertise on a variety of spine and orthopedic topics in 2022. Here are five insights to know:
  2. Tufts becomes 1st hospital to receive new Philips MRI technology

    Boston-based Tufts Medical Center has become the first hospital in the U.S. to receive Philips' new 3T open-bore MRI technology, in partnership with Shields Health, a provider of MRI services, according to a Dec. 8 press release sent to Becker's. 
  3. Dr. Andrew Zhang debuts Mazor X spine robot at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport

    Andrew Zhang, MD, performed LSU Health Shreveport's (La.) first spine surgery with the Mazor X robot, according to a Dec. 8 announcement in the Bossier Press-Tribune.
  4. Dr. Nicholas Shepard completes Tennessee's 1st AR spine surgery

    Nicholas Shepard, MD, of Nashville-based Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, completed the first augmented reality-assisted spine surgery in the state, the practice said in a Dec. 8 tweet.
  1. 5 things to know about OrthoConnecticut

    Danbury-based OrthoConnecticut serves patients across Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. Here are five things to know about the practice: 
  2. 6 orthopedic clinics that relocated in 2022

    From expanding square footage to adding more parking, Becker's reported on six orthopedic clinics that relocated to new spaces in 2022:
  3. Minnesota hospital adds Stryker robot

    Allina Health's Owatonna (Minn.) Hospital added a Stryker Mako robotic arm to its orthopedics department, according to a Dec. 7 report from Owatonna.com. 
  4. The AAOS in 2022: 8 notes

    From developing orthopedic education to advocating for physicians, here are eight key developments from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2022:
  5. Orthopedic surgical robot market expected to grow significantly this decade

    The orthopedic surgical robot market is expected to grow by more than $4 billion USD by 2029. This growth is expected across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, as listed in a report from Grey Views. 
  6. 2 Hospital for Special Surgery milestones

    Becker's has reported on two orthopedic surgery milestones from New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery since Dec. 1.
  7. Medtech company's new analytic platform integrates smart knee implant

    Canary Medical introduced a data analytic platform for orthopedics, the medtech company said Dec. 8.
  8. Orthopedic industry nonprofit elects new chair

    OrthoWorx, a Warsaw, Ind.-based nonprofit committed to growing and preserving the orthopedic industry in Warsaw, has elected Terry Schlotterback as chair of the board of directors, according to a Dec. 7 report from the Times Union. 
  9. 6 new updates from Sanford Orthopedics in 2022

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine has expanded its facilities and team throughout 2022, adding a spine center, an orthopedic hospital and more. 

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