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  1. Nebraska spine practice opens satellite location

    J. Brian Gill, MD, will see patients at Omaha-based Nebraska Spine + Pain Center's satellite office in South Sioux City, Neb.
  2. Overland Park Regional Medical Center opens orthopedic unit

    Overland Park (Kan.) Regional Medical Center has opened a new orthopedic unit, according to a Feb. 1 report from the Shawnee Mission Post. 
  3. 7 medtech notes: Stryker, Augmedics & more

    Here are seven updates from spine medtech companies since Jan. 26:

2 new fusion studies highlight benefits of first fully porous PEEK

Spine surgeons want better performing interbody cages. A new porous PEEK technology will become the gold standard. See this white paper with key findings from in-vitro and in-vivo studies.
  1. RCM company, physician take ownership of 'The Ortho Show' podcast

    Koha Health, a revenue cycle management company for orthopedic and ASC practices, is taking ownership of "The Ortho Show" podcast alongside surgeon and host Scott Sigman, MD.
  2. UAMS spine lab introduces 3D-printed cadavers

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock established a "green spine lab" with 3D-printed cadavers, the university said Feb. 1.
  3. Spine, orthopedic hospital reaches 50K surgery milestone

    Addison, Texas-based Methodist Hospital for Surgery, a hospital specializing in spine, joint and orthopedic surgery, has performed its 50,000th surgery since its opening in December 2010. 
  4. Stryker expects Mako spine application to launch in 2024

    Stryker's spine and shoulder applications for the Mako robot are expected to launch in 2024,  according to a Jan. 31 earnings call.

How Conway Regional achieved sepsis program quality, cost improvements in 4 months

Achieving sepsis quality improvements shouldn't take long. This hospital saved $384,000K + boosted compliance by 20% in just 4 months. Here's how.
  1. Stryker had 'record quarter' of Mako installations in Q4, plans new software

    Stryker's Mako robot for total joint replacements had "a record quarter of installations" in the U.S. and abroad, according to a Jan. 31 earnings call.
  2. Kentucky hospital adds smart knee replacement

    Jennie Stuart Health in Hopkinsville, Ky. began using Zimmer Biomet's Persona IQ smart knee implant, WKDZ Radio reported Feb. 1.
  3. George Goodwin takes over as CEO of Multi-Specialty Healthcare amid rebranding

    Physical therapy and injury care group Multi-Specialty Healthcare, recently rebranded as Excelsia Injury Care, appointed George Goodwin its CEO.
  4. The Center for Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care names interim CEO

    Brett Hazlett will serve as interim CEO of The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care, based in Bend, Ore.
  1. Stryker's Q4 sales rise 10.7 percent: 5 notes

    Stryker on Jan. 31 posted net sales of $5.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2022.
  2. Spine devicemaker earns additional FDA clearance for SI joint system

    The FDA on Jan. 31 gave Alevio Spine additional 510(k) clearance for the devicemaker's SI-Cure sacroiliac joint fusion system.
  3. New York hospital to pay $25M for stake in orthopedic ASC

    St. Joseph’s Health is paying about $25 million for stake in an ASC owned by Syracuse (N.Y.) Orthopedic Specialists, reported Jan. 31.
  4. Why Florida's competitive environment is good for orthopedics: Q&A with Dr. Alex Vaccaro

    Florida offers several benefits for orthopedic patients and practices that has made it an increasingly competitive state for surgeons, according to Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.
  5. Augmedics surpasses 3,000 AR spine cases

    More than 3,000 patients have had spine surgery with Augmedics' Xvision augmented reality system, the medtech company said Jan. 31.
  6. Dr. Gregory Basil joins Aclarion as surgeon adviser

    Gregory Basil, MD, joined Aclarion as a surgeon adviser, the medtech company said Jan. 31. 
  7. 2 leadership appointments at Hospital for Special Surgery to know

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery appointed two leaders in January.
  8. 4 spine surgeon moves in January

    Becker's reported on four spine surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in January.
  9. Orthopedic surgeon among 2 convicted in $31M Medicare fraud scheme

    An orthopedic surgeon was convicted for his role in a $31 million Medicare fraud scheme, the U.S. Justice Department said Jan. 30.

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