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  1. SI joint fusion in 2023: 8 developments to know

    In recent months, payers have become keener to sacroiliac joint fusion devices, and researchers are exploring the technology further.
  2. No Medtronic spinoffs planned in 2023, CEO says

    Medtronic doesn't have plans for additional spinoffs in 2023, CEO Geoff Martha said at the J.P. Morgan 41st Annual Healthcare Conference.
  3. 5 orthopedic, spine leaders who retired in 2022, 2023

    From a major practice cofounder to a devicemaker CFO, here are five major orthopedic and spine retirements since June of 2022. 

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  1. UPMC adds new orthopedic unit

    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has opened a new orthopedic unit at its UPMC Lititz, Pa., location, according to a Jan. 7 report from WGAL. 
  2. Dr. William Hutchinson operates on professional soccer star

    William Hutchinson, MD, a surgeon at the Pacific Coast Hernia Center in Santa Monica, Calif., performed a procedure to repair an entrapped hip nerve on professional soccer player Matt Miazga. 
  3. Synchron's brain implant effective in 4 patients: study

    A clinical trial from Synchron found the medtech company's brain implant was effective for long-term use in four patients with severe paralysis.
  4. 2 court cases involving orthopedic devicemakers

    Becker's reported on two lawsuits and verdicts involving orthopedic devicemakers since Dec. 1.

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  1. Wisconsin orthopedic surgeon sanctioned in patient's death

    An orthopedic surgeon with Madison, Wis.-based UW Health has been sanctioned after a patient died during shoulder surgery, according to the state medical board.
  2. Remembering 6 spine, orthopedic surgeons who died in 2022

    Becker's has reported on six spine and orthopedic surgeons who died in 2022.
  3. WellSpan Health to relocate orthopedic services in Pennsylvania

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is relocating its orthopedic services in Hanover, Pa.
  4. Dr. Rohan Lall performs 1st solo SynerFuse procedure

    Rohan Lall, MD, was the first to use SynerFuse's spinal implant in a solo procedure, the medtech company said Nov. 9.
  1. Xtant Medical appoints COO

    Xtant Medical named Mark Schallenberger as COO, the spine devicemaker said Jan. 9.
  2. Exactech knee implant caused premature degradation, lawsuit says

    A New York woman is suing orthopedic devicemaker Exactech, alleging the company knew about issues with its Optetrak total knee implant.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Eberhart retires after 36 years

    Robert Eberhart, MD, of Portsmouth, N.H.-based Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine retired, according to a Jan. 4 announcement shared by the The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth.
  4. Big Sky Medical acquires medical buildings housing orthopedic practice, ASC

    Big Sky Medical has acquired a property in Modesto, Calif., housing an orthopedic practice and an ASC, the company said Jan. 6. 
  5. OrthoPediatrics expands global presence

    OrthoPediatrics has established a direct sales organization in Germany that began operations Jan. 1 to expand the medical equipment manufacturer's global presence. 
  6. Emergency department at St. Francis to close ahead of transition to orthopedic hospital

    Charleston W.Va.-based Saint Francis Hospital's emergency department will close Feb. 1 as the facility transitions to an orthopedic hospital, WCHS reported Jan. 6.
  7. Single-use arthroscope earns FDA clearance

    Pristine Surgical's single-use arthroscope, Summit, earned FDA clearance, the devicemaker said Jan. 5. 
  8. Private equity's growth in orthopedics leads to cost, quality concerns

    As private equity investment continues to branch out in the orthopedic industry, some are worried the trend comes at a cost to patient quality and spending, Kaiser Health News reported Jan. 6.
  9. Assure Holdings acquires intraoperative neuromonitoring company serving 5 surgeons

    Assure Holdings has acquired the assets of Neuroprotect Neuromonitoring, another intraoperative neuromonitoring company.

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