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  1. Dr. Douglas Dirschl named orthopedic chair at Baylor College of Medicine

    Douglas Dirschl, MD, will be chair of orthopedics at Houston-based Baylor College of Medicine effective April 1, 2023.
  2. Insurer drops suit over covering tainted spine allograft litigation

    A Hartford, Conn.-based insurer has dropped its lawsuit that aimed to avoid defending Aziyo Biologics in litigation over tainted spine allografts.
  3. Indianapolis Colts linebacker has back surgery after consultation with Dr. Robert Watkins

    Shaquille Leonard, a linebacker with the Indianapolis Colts, had season-ending back surgery after meeting with Robert Watkins, MD.

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  1. ZimVie's Q3 sales drop, NuVasive's 'intelligent surgery' and more: 6 device company notes

    Centinel Spine's latest commercial product debut and five more updates from spine devicemakers since Nov. 9:
  2. Florida orthopedic practice 1 of 3 partners for upcoming Bayfront Health building

    St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Bayfront Health has teamed up with three medical specialists, including All Florida Orthopedic Associates, to build a four-story, 132,000-square-foot medical office building according to a Nov. 15 report from St. Pete Rising. 
  3. 6 things to know about Twin Cities Orthopedics

    Twin Cities Orthopedics provides care to patients across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  4. Assure Holdings' case volume grows 6% in Q3: 7 notes

    Neurology services provider Assure Holdings saw a 6 percent increase in volume in the third quarter, according to its newest financial report. 

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  1. How the number of female orthopedic surgeons has changed since 2008

    The number of practicing female orthopedic surgeons reached 1,099 in 2019, according to data from the Association of American Medical College's 2020 Physician Speciality Data Report. That is up from just 722 in the 2008 report. 
  2. AAOS urges Congress to pass bills on prior authorization, CMS physician fee cut

    The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons on Nov. 15 sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to pass two bills concerning pay and prior authorization.
  3. OrthoAlliance partners with 26-physician Indiana practice

    Cincinnati-based OrthoAlliance partnered with Central Indiana Orthopedics in Muncie, the management services organization said.
  4. Spine company starts clinical trial of fusion, disc replacement alternative

    Spinal Stabilization Technologies began a clinical trial for its PerQdisc nucleus replacement device.
  1. Indiana hospital adds spine robot, imaging system

    Columbus (Ind.) Regional Health added Medtronic's StealthStation S8 and O-arm systems, the hospital said Nov. 11.
  2. Orthopedic robotics company bolsters sales leadership

    Think Surgical added three members to its sales leadership team.
  3. California hospital cleared in counterfeit spine implant case

    A California jury cleared Riverside (Calif.) Community Hospital of allegations that surgeons used counterfeit spine implants, Courtroom View Network reported Nov. 14.
  4. 1st patient treated in sacroiliac joint fusion device study

    Mark Stouffer, MD, completed the first case in Tenon Medical's clinical study for the Catamaran sacroiliac joint fusion system, the devicemaker said Nov. 15.
  5. Visits to Walmart spine centers up 1,818% in Q3: 5 notes

    IMAC Holdings' retail spine locations saw a leap in year-over-year and sequential visits in the third quarter, according to financial results posted Nov. 15.
  6. Conformis, Medacta settle patent litigation

    Conformis and Medacta reached a settlement in a patent dispute, the devicemakers said.
  7. California hospital marks 200th robotic-assisted knee replacement

    Foothill Regional Medical Center in Tustin, Calif. reached a milestone with its Mako knee robot.
  8. Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute earns 2 Joint Commission certifications

    Chillicothe, Ohio-based Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute earned The Joint Commission's certification for spine and shoulder care, according to a Nov. 14 news release shared in The Highland County Press.
  9. 6 orthopedic 'firsts' this month

    From a new orthopedic hospital to a hospital's first hip replacement with a Mako robotic arm, here are six orthopedic firsts Becker's has reported on since Nov. 2. 

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