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  1. Bluegrass Orthopaedics adds 4 new physicians

    Lexington, Ky.-based Bluegrass Orthopaedics has added four new physicians to its team across six different clinic locations, according to a press release from the practice. 
  2. 6 orthopedic medical school statistics from this year

    From the top-rated orthopedic residency program to the universities with the most ongoing research grants, here are seven medical school statistics Becker's has reported on this year. 
  3. Guthrie opens new orthopedic office in New York

    Guthrie, an orthopedic provider with locations across New York and Pennsylvania, is opening a new orthopedic office in the Elmira-Corning (N.Y.) area, expanding its Guthrie Big Flats Specialties and Rehabilitation Services, according to an Oct. 5 report from the Elmira-Star Gazette. 

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  1. Specialized equipment stunting progress of 3D printing in spine surgery: 5 insights

    In the last decade, 3D printing has gathered momentum in orthopedics, but its use in spine surgery has been complicated by the challenges reproducing full spine models that require specialized and expensive equipment. Spine surgeons may also be unaware of how 3D printing could apply to their procedures, according to an article published in the September issue of Journal of Spine Surgery.
  2. Top orthopedic surgery residency programs by region, per Doximity

    Doximity has ranked the top four orthopedic surgeon residency programs by region based on factors including reputation, satisfaction ratings and reviews. 
  3. 12+ places adding spine, orthopedic robots in Q3

    Becker's reported on multiple hospitals, health systems and ASCs adding spine and orthopedic robots during the third quarter.
  4. 5 trends in awake spine surgery over 14 years

    Awake spine surgery has gained traction in recent years with several key trends emerging in patient outcomes and adoption, according to an analysis published in the October 2022 edition of The Spine Journal.

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  1. 5 orthopedic department leaders appointed in 2022

    Becker's reported on five leadership appointments at orthopedic departments so far in 2022.
  2. How the 'consumerization of healthcare' can improve patients' experience

    There are many lessons surgeons can take from the business world to strengthen the patient experience, according to one orthopedic surgeon.
  3. OrthoAlliance inks 5 partnerships, adds 50 physicians since June

    Cincinnati-based MSO OrthoAlliance has branched out rapidly in Ohio since June, adding multiple practices and physicians to its network.
  4. MicroPort Orthopedics adds 2 medtech veterans

    MicroPort Orthopedics tapped two leaders from spine and orthopedic devicemakers to join its team, according to an Oct. 6 news release.
  1. Dr. Ivan LaMotta performs first US procedure using Medacta's MySpine Anchor

    Ivan LaMotta, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Midlands Orthopedics & Neurosurgery in Columbia, S.C., has performed the first procedure in the U.S. using Medacta's MySpine Anchor, according to an Oct. 5 press release from the company. 
  2. Minnesota Vikings player has surgery at Cleveland Clinic's London location

    Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine underwent surgery at Cleveland Clinic London for a compound fracture, the team said Oct. 4.
  3. Warsaw, Indiana houses one third of world orthopedic manufacturing

    Warsaw, Ind., is known as the orthopedic capital of the world, housing one third of the world's orthopedic manufacturing companies, and two thirds of the world's hip and knee manufacturing companies, according to Ignite Orthopedics. 
  4. OrthoAlliance adds 10-physician practice

    Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton (Ohio) joined OrthoAlliance, according to an Oct. 5 news release shared with Becker's.
  5. Life Spine's 3D-printed titanium spacer earns FDA clearance

    Life Spine's Ghost spacer system received FDA 510(k) approval, the devicemaker said Oct. 5.
  6. Aurora Spine sacroiliac joint fixation system receives FDA clearance

    Spinal implant technology manufacturer Aurora Spine has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its new sacroiliac joint fixation system. 
  7. Dr. Rahul Vaidya named chair of orthopedics at Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Rahul Vaidya, MD, is Detroit-based Wayne State University School of Medicine's new chair of orthopedics, according to an Oct. 5 news release.
  8. Orthopedic company moves U.S. headquarters to Indiana

    Swiss orthopedic company Medartis has moved its U.S. headquarters to Warsaw, Ind., in the aftermath of acquiring Nextremity Solutions, which already had its headquarters set up in Warsaw Technology Park, according to an Oct. 4 report from InkFreeNews. 
  9. Stryker's new product launch and more: 4 medtech notes

    Here are four key updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since Sept. 28:

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