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  1. Spine surgeon cleared in malpractice case

    A jury ruled Kingsley Chin, MD, and Miami-based LESS Institute innocent in a malpractice case involving a spondylolisthesis patient, the practice said Jan. 11.
  2. 8 medtech notes: Medtronic, Arthrex and more

    Here are eight developments from spine and orthopedic devicemakers since Jan. 4:
  3. NextAR for spine, orthopedic surgeries debut in Japan

    The first procedures using Medacta's NextAR augmented reality surgical platform have been performed in Japan, according to a Jan. 10 report from MarketScreener.

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  1. Missouri clinic to add Mako arm for hip, knee replacements

    Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains, Mo., has become the first healthcare system in the region to add a Mako robot for hip and knee replacement surgeries, according to a Jan. 10 report from Ozark Radio News.
  2. Orthopedic provider Vori Health partners with Allstate for insurance benefits

    Nationwide orthopedic care provider Vori Health has partnered with Allstate Benefits, a leader in health and supplemental insurance, to lower healthcare costs for their businesses and employees. 
  3. 9-physician spine practice gets private equity investment

    Triton Pacific Capital Partners has added Killeen, Texas-based Integrated Pain Associates, the private equity firm said Jan. 10.
  4. Dr. Nicholas Theodore joins Harvard MedTech medical advisory board

    Neurosurgeon Nicholas Theodore, MD, joined the medical advisory board for Harvard MedTech. 

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  1. 5 orthopedic practices to know

    Here are five orthopedic practices to know:
  2. Orthopedic surgeon arrested in Florida on allegations of patient abuse

    An orthopedic surgeon was arrested in Florida on accusations he abused patients during checkups and procedures, NBC affiliate WBBH reported Jan. 10.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  1. 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. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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.
  5. 2 court cases involving orthopedic devicemakers

    Becker's reported on two lawsuits and verdicts involving orthopedic devicemakers since Dec. 1.
  6. 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.
  7. Remembering 6 spine, orthopedic surgeons who died in 2022

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

    York, Pa.-based WellSpan Health is relocating its orthopedic services in Hanover, Pa.
  9. 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.

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