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  1. Dr. Chad Weber performs 1,000th robotic-assisted procedure

    Chad Weber, DO, a surgeon at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio, has performed his 1,000th robotic-assisted orthopedic procedure using Stryker Mako's SmartRobotics, according to a Jan. 24 report from the Daily Advocate. 
  2. Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics sales dip in Q4: 5 notes

    Johnson & Johnson on Jan. 24 posted $23.7 billion in 2022 revenue, a 4.4 percent decrease. Its orthopedic sales remained flat year-over-year, and its fourth-quarter orthopedic sales fell slightly.
  3. Unity MSK partners with Chicago orthopedic practice

    Management services organization Unity MSK partnered with Chicago-based Orthopaedic Associates of Riverside.

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. New York hospital adds Stryker's spine guidance system

    Surgeons with New York City-based Lenox Hill Hospital began using Stryker's Q guidance system for spine surgery, Northwell Health said Jan. 23. 
  2. 3 Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute updates

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute has grown nationally and internationally in the last four months. Here are three updates since Sept. 6: 
  3. Masson Spine Institute adds surgeon

    Phillip Behrens, MD, joined Masson Spine Institute in Orlando, Fla. according to a Jan. 23 LinkedIn post.
  4. 6 things to know about Steadman Clinic

    Steadman Clinic is a Vail, Colo.-based orthopedic clinic that was founded by J. Richard Steadman, MD, who died Jan. 20 at the age of 85. Here are six things to know about the pioneering practice: 

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. Dr. Daniel Choi performs 1st dualPortal endoscopic spinal surgery in region

    Daniel Choi, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Patchogue, N.Y.-based Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island, completed the first dualPortal endoscopic spinal surgery on Long Island, according to a Jan. 23 post on the surgeon's LinkedIn profile.
  2. 4 recent orthopedic studies to know

    Becker's reported on four key orthopedic studies since Dec. 12.
  3. 4 recent spine studies to know

    Becker's reported on four key spine studies so far in January:
  4. Icotec's 4.5mm pedicle screws earn FDA clearance

    The FDA cleared Icotec's Vader pedicle system to include 4.5 mm pedicle screws and extended carbon/PEEK rods, the devicemaker said Jan. 24. 
  1. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Below is a list of 10 spine surgeons who have made a positive impact on their organizations and the specialty. 
  2. Hackensack opens 'smart hospital' with latest orthopedic technology

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center has opened a new 530,000-square-foot, nine-story medical pavilion with the latest orthopedic 'smart hospital' technology. 
  3. 3 DISC Sports & Spine Center updates in the last 60 days

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center specializes in spine care, orthopedics, sports medicine and minimally invasive procedures. Here are three updates from the clinic since Dec. 5. 
  4. Virginia hospital hits 100 surgeries with spine robot

    LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, Va., reached its 100th surgery with the Mazor X Stealth Edition spine robot, the hospital said Jan. 20.
  5. 2-year data on cell therapy for degenerative disc disease is out: 5 things to know

    Orthobiologics company DiscGenics shared data supporting its IDCT (rebonuputemcel) allogeneic discogenic progenitor cell therapy for lumbar degenerative disc disease.
  6. Short lengths of stay associated with better ALIF outcomes, study finds

    Anterior lumbar interbody fusion patients who have lengths of stay less than 45 hours saw better outcomes, according to a study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.
  7. 8 DISC Sports & Spine Center physicians earn local recognition

    Physicians with DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. earned recognition from Southern California Super Doctors and the Orange County Medical Association's 2023 Physicians of Excellence.
  8. Dr. J. Richard Steadman dies at 85

    J. Richard Steadman, MD, who founded the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., died at age 85, the practice said Jan. 22.
  9. DePuy Synthes pays $9.75M to settle kickback allegations involving spine implants

    DePuy Synthes, Johnson & Johnson's orthopedic company, is paying $9.75 million to resolve allegations that it gave an orthopedic surgeon free spinal implants that were used in overseas cases, the Justice Department said Jan. 20.

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