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  1. ExcelsiusGPS expands market: 6 updates in 90 days

    Globus Medical's navigational spine robot, ExcelsiusGPS, has expanded into several new markets in the last 90 days. Here are 6 updates Becker's has reported on. 
  2. 7 things to know about Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

    Chesterton, Ind.-based Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute is a specialty orthopedic clinic serving patients across the state. Here are seven things to know about the practice. 
  3. 5 orthopedic patent updates in the last 90 days

    From a patent infringement lawsuit to a new shoulder replacement tool, here are five patent updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 18. 

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  1. Texas Health hospitals awarded Joint Commission knee and hip certification

    Texas Health in Arlington has three hospitals that received The Joint Commission's Advanced Certification for total hip and knee replacement.
  2. North Carolina orthopedic surgeon to join Rothman

    Selene Parekh, MD, a foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon with Duke University and Davis ASC in Durham, N.C., is leaving North Carolina to join Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopedic Institute, according to a Nov. 18 email sent to Becker's. 
  3. Orthofix, SeaSpine tap John Bostjancic as CFO of merged company

    Medical device company Orthofix and orthopedic technology company SeaSpine named John Bostjancic the CFO of their new combined company.
  4. Cases migrating rapidly to ASCs, but hospitals will always be 'integral to spine surgery'

    CMS, commercial payers and providers continue to push surgical procedures to outpatient settings, but many spine surgeons agree that hospitals will remain critical for the specialty.

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  1. Orthopedic surgeons see more pickleball injuries as sport gains popularity

    Pickleball, an increasingly popular racket or paddle sport, is seeing a surge in injuries, physicians say, CBS affiliate WANE reported Nov. 16. 
  2. Safety grades at 10 of the best US hospitals for orthopedics

    Ten hospitals ranked as the top orthopedic hospitals in 2022 by Newsweek have been given safety grades between "A" and "F" from health safety and quality organization The Leapfrog Group. 
  3. HSS and NCH Florida partner facility receives $20M donation

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery and Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System's new partner facility has received a $20 million grant from philanthropists Jay and Patty Baker, according to a Nov. 17 report from Naples Florida Weekly. 
  4. Globus Medical partners to bring ExcelsiusGPS to UK hospitals

    Globus Medical has partnered with the National Health Service to bring the ExcelsiusGPS robot to hospitals in the United Kingdom, the medtech company said Nov. 17.
  1. Outpatient and inpatient cervical disc replacements have similar safety profiles, study finds

    There are no significant differences in complication rates between outpatient and inpatient cervical disc replacement, according to a study published Nov. 15 in Spine.
  2. Building a spine practice in the 'outcomes economy': Q&A with Dr. Alok Sharan

    Alok Sharan, MD, in October left NJ Spine and Wellness in East Brunswick, N.J., and established his own practice, Spine and Performance Institute, the next month.
  3. Conformis launches 'Made-to-Measure' total knee system

    Conformis launched its Imprint knee system, and it will be the devicemaker's primary knee offering.
  4. Augmedics to bring AR spine surgery to Veterans Health Administration

    Augmedics was awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the medtech company said Nov. 16.
  5. Oaklawn Medical Group to expand orthopedic presence in Michigan

    Oaklawn Medical Group plans to expand its presence in Battle Creek, Mich., by opening a new facility with orthopedics, family medicine, pediatrics and OB-GYN, according to a Nov. 15 report from the Battle Creek Enquirer. 
  6. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to operate on Phillies' Bryce Harper

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, is scheduled to operate on Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Bryce Harper, ESPN reported Nov. 16.
  7. Dr. Daniel Alexander named chief administrative officer at New York hospital

    Orthopedic surgeon Daniel Alexander, MD, was named chief administrative officer at Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital, Finger Lakes 1 News reported Nov. 16.
  8. OrthoCincy grows by 6 physicians in less than a year

    Edgewood, Ky.-based OrthoCincy Orthopedics & Sports Medicine has added six new surgeons since December 2021. 
  9. 'There is going to be a fundamental shift from fusion to motion preservation,' says Centinel Spine CEO

    Steve Murray joined privately held spinal tech company Centinel Spine as its CEO on March 16, 2020, just days before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the U.S. 

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