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  1. Xtant Medical appoints COO

    Xtant Medical named Mark Schallenberger as COO, the spine devicemaker said Jan. 9.
  2. Exactech knee implant caused premature degradation, lawsuit says

    A New York woman is suing orthopedic devicemaker Exactech, alleging the company knew about issues with its Optetrak total knee implant.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Eberhart retires after 36 years

    Robert Eberhart, MD, of Portsmouth, N.H.-based Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine retired, according to a Jan. 4 announcement shared by the The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth.

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  1. Big Sky Medical acquires medical buildings housing orthopedic practice, ASC

    Big Sky Medical has acquired a property in Modesto, Calif., housing an orthopedic practice and an ASC, the company said Jan. 6. 
  2. OrthoPediatrics expands global presence

    OrthoPediatrics has established a direct sales organization in Germany that began operations Jan. 1 to expand the medical equipment manufacturer's global presence. 
  3. Emergency department at St. Francis to close ahead of transition to orthopedic hospital

    Charleston W.Va.-based Saint Francis Hospital's emergency department will close Feb. 1 as the facility transitions to an orthopedic hospital, WCHS reported Jan. 6.
  4. Single-use arthroscope earns FDA clearance

    Pristine Surgical's single-use arthroscope, Summit, earned FDA clearance, the devicemaker said Jan. 5. 

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  1. Private equity's growth in orthopedics leads to cost, quality concerns

    As private equity investment continues to branch out in the orthopedic industry, some are worried the trend comes at a cost to patient quality and spending, Kaiser Health News reported Jan. 6.
  2. Assure Holdings acquires intraoperative neuromonitoring company serving 5 surgeons

    Assure Holdings has acquired the assets of Neuroprotect Neuromonitoring, another intraoperative neuromonitoring company.
  3. Montecito Medical acquires Indianapolis building with orthopedic center

    Montecito Medical acquired the medical office building housing the Midwest Center for Joint Replacement in Indianapolis.
  4. Dr. Michelle Carlson operates on Detroit Pistons' Marvin Bagley III

    Michelle Carlson, MD, operated on the Detroit Pistons' Marvin Bagley, III, The Detroit Free Press reported Jan. 5.
  1. 5 things to know about Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute is an international orthopedic practice serving patients from Florida to Abu Dhabi. Here are five things to know about the institute: 
  2. American Orthopedic Partners implements PatietIQ platform

    Management services organization American Orthopedic Partners partnered with PatientIQ, the medtech company said Jan. 5.
  3. Ventura Orthopedics partners with OBERD for patient data collection

    Ventura (Calif.) Orthopedics has partnered with OBERD for digital patient-reported outcomes collection.
  4. Dr. Steven Shin operates on Miami Heat player

    Steven Shin, MD, operated on Miami Heat player Duncan Robinson to repair a ligament of the second finger in his right hand.
  5. Dr. Marc Matarazzo joins Center for Bone and Joint Surgery

    Orthopedic surgeon Marc Matarazzo, MD, has joined the Center for Bone and Joint Surgery in Jupiter and Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  6. Ballad Health pulls independent orthopedic groups from ER care at Tennessee hospital

    Watauga Orthopaedics in Johnson City, Tenn., will no longer provide trauma care at Johnson City Medical Center's emergency department, the practice said in a Jan. 4 Facebook post.
  7. WishBone Medical names new interim CEO and 3 more orthopedic surgeon moves

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices or added to their titles in December:
  8. Life Spine's ARx spinal fixation system debuted

    Life Spine's ARx spinal fixation system was debuted, the devicemaker said Jan. 5.
  9. University of Toledo Medical Center orthopedic chair to retire, investigation ongoing

    Dr. Nabil Ebraheim, who was suspended from the University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center in December, will retire Jan. 23, the university said in a Jan. 5 email to Becker's.

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