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  1. Florida podiatrist charged with abusing patient

    A 77-year-old podiatrist in Palm Beach, Fla. was charged with sexual battery involving a patient, and investigators believe he may have abused others, NBC affiliate WPTV reported Oct. 25.
  2. Bone Biologics, UCLA to begin bone graft substitute trials

    Bone Biologics and the University of California Los Angeles plan to begin their joint venture clinical trial testing the efficacy of their bone graft substitute treatment for spinal fusion, trauma, osteoporosis and other bone-related indications in 2023.
  3. Dr. Laith Jazrawi on untethering orthopedic surgeons with wireless technology

    Wireless surgical cameras can create a safer, more efficient environment for orthopedics, and a "boom" in the technology is on the horizon, said Laith Jazrawi, MD.

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  1. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds 3 surgeons

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute added three spine and orthopedic surgeons, reaching a record year for staffing.
  2. Medtronic partners with Australian medtech company for spine sensor

    Medtronic partnered with Australian medtech company DorsaVi to develop wearable sensors for patients with spinal cord injuries, Au Manufacturing reported Oct. 25.
  3. Robot competition ramps up as orthopedic surgeons ponder a new standard of care

    Robots in orthopedics are becoming more commonplace, as major market players including Stryker, Zimmer Biomet, Smith + Nephew and Johnson & Johnson have launched their own products for surgeons. 
  4. Healthgrades names orthopedic surgery excellence award winners for 2023

    Healthgrades has named the recipients of its Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Awards for 2023, using data from patient outcomes and patient surveys. 

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  1. Orthopedic surgeons at SSM Health resign, plan to start independent group

    Several orthopedic surgeons at SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wis. are resigning, saying they want to start an independent practice, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Oct. 25.
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery launches independent orthopedic company

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery received a $21 million series A funding round to launch RightMove, a company focused on virtual physical therapy.
  3. Why Dr. Adam Kanter joined Hoag after 15 years at a 40-hospital academic system

    After 15 years at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, Adam Kanter, MD, left the 40-hospital academic health system, where he was chief of spine surgery and a tenured professor, to become associate executive medical director of the Hoag Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute in Orange, Calif. 
  4. Healthgrades' best hospitals for spine surgery: 2023

    Healthgrades shared its lists for excellence in specialty care Oct. 25.
  1. 3 recent orthopedic practice mergers

    Orthopedic practices have banded together through mergers, growing their footprint in their markets. Here are three mergers announced since Aug. 15:
  2. Georgia orthopedic practice opens new location

    Gainesville, Ga.-based Specialty Orthopaedics held a ribbon cutting for its new expansion, DawsonCountyNews reported Oct. 21.
  3. 9 things to know about Mayfield Brain & Spine

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine has been serving patients in Ohio and Kentucky since 1937. Here are nine things to know about the practice: 
  4. Double checking ICD coding can improve safety, for spine patients: study

    Spine clinics can save money by taking a closer look at ICD-10 coding, according to a study in the October edition of The Spine Journal.
  5. Medtronic to spin off 2 businesses

    Medtronic plans to separate its combined patient monitoring and respiratory interventions businesses, which are part of the company's medical surgical portfolio.
  6. Dr. Janet Conway performs 1st case with Cerament G bone graft

    Janet Conway, MD, completed the first U.S. cases using Bonesupport's Cerament G for osteomyelitis.
  7. Maryland orthopedic center adds 2 sports medicine specialists

    Easton, Md.-based The Orthopedic Center, added Michael Foster, MD, and Sheila Taylor, DO, The Star Democrat reported Oct. 23.
  8. Dr. Sigurd Berven joins Aclarion as surgeon adviser

    Sigurd Berven, MD, became the second spine surgeon to join Aclarion as a surgeon adviser in October.
  9. Dr. Alexander Butler joins Lenox Hill Orthopaedic Institute

    Alexander Butler, MD, joined New York City-based Lenox Hill Orthopaedic Institute and plans to focus on technological innovation in spine surgery.

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