Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NuVasive stock spikes after news of possible takeover: 4 notes

    NuVasive's stock jumped 9 percent Nov. 15 after a report that Globus Medical made a preliminary takeover approach, according to Seeking Alpha.
  2. Connecticut surgeons perform area's 1st awake spinal fusion

    Vijay Yanamadala, MD, a Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare neurosurgeon, performed New England's first awake spinal fusion, according to a Nov. 15 News12 report.
  3. Neurosurgery of St. Louis opening 1st 3 locations

    Newly-formed independent physicians' group Neurosurgery of St. Louis opened its first three clinic locations in Illinois and Missouri, according to a Nov. 15 report in local outlet The clinics are located in O'Fallon, Ill.; St. Peters, Mo.; and Town and Country, Mo. All three locations are currently accepting new patients, according to the report.
  1. 10 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Ten hospitals and practices hiring orthopedic surgeons, using LinkedIn's job-search tool: 
  2. 10 places hiring spine surgeons

    Ten hospitals and practices hiring spine surgeons, using LinkedIn's job-search tool: 
  3. Assure Holdings closes $4.75M private placement

    Intraoperative neuromonitoring company Assure Holdings closed a $4.75 million private placement, according to a Nov. 15 news release. 
  4. Accelus, CHP Merger Corp. to combine

    Accelus, a minimally invasive spine device company, plans to merge with CHP Merger Corp., according to a Nov. 15 news release.

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  1. Medtronic unveils new head of spine division

    Harry "Skip" Kiil has been appointed president of Medtronic's cranial and spinal technologies operating unit, effective Jan. 4.
  2. Colorado surgeon performs disc replacement on NHL player

    Neurosurgeon Chad Prusmack, MD, performed an artificial disc replacement on the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights player Jack Eichel, Sportsnet reported Nov. 13.
  3. Dr. Neal ElAttrache operates on New Orleans Saints quarterback

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, operated on New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston's knee, The New Orleans Advocate reported Nov. 13.
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  1. Dr. John Shin spearheads Mass General's AR spine surgery program

    Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston has implemented augmented reality technology in its operating rooms to assist surgeons performing spine procedures.
  2. Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer Biomet & DJO: 3 medtech spinoffs in the making

    Three new publicly traded device companies are expected to enter the market in the next one to two years, according to announcements from Zimmer Biomet, Johnson & Johnson and Colfax Corp.:
  3. Surgical robots lead to lower complication rates after knee replacements, study finds

    Patients who had robot-assisted total knee replacements had lower complication rates in the first three months after surgery, researchers at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery found.
  4. 6 orthopedic facilities that cost $24M or more

    Construction in the orthopedic sector is booming once again after many projects were canceled or stalled because of economic challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. Johnson & Johnson to split into 2 companies

    Johnson & Johnson is dividing into two separate companies; one will focus on its medical devices and drugs, and the other will focus on consumer health products.
  6. The 6 most high-profile device company acquisitions in 2021

    From Johnson & Johnson's latest robotics acquisition to NuVasive's acquisition of an emerging spine technology, here are six medtech deals that caught the eye of readers in 2021.
  7. Hospital for Special Surgery researcher gets $6M to study back pain

    Chitra Dahia, PhD, received two National Institutes of Health grants totalling $6 million for research focusing on disc degeneration and chronic back pain.
  8. Zimmer Biomet, Conformis & more: 8 device company leadership moves in 60 days

    From the CFO of Zimmer Biomet's spine and dental spinoff to MicroPort Orthopedics' medical director, here are eight leadership moves since Sept. 12:
  9. IMAC Holdings reports slight revenue increase in Q3: 4 notes

    Brentwood, Tenn.-based IMAC Holdings saw a slight increase in third-quarter revenue year over year, according to financial results posted Nov. 10.

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