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  1. Abrazo West Campus becomes first hospital in Arizona to receive Loop-X spine robot

    Goodyear, Ariz.-based Abrazo West Campus is one of nine hospitals, and the first hospital in Arizona, to receive the new Loop-X spine robot, according to an Oct. 4 report from NBC 12 News. 
  2. Theragen earns 2nd patent in 3 months for spine fusion device

    Theragen has received its second patent in three months for its ActaStim-S post-op spine fusion and bone growth stimulation device. 
  3. 15 states with less than 200 orthopedic surgeons

    Wyoming has the fewest orthopedic surgeons compared to other U.S. states, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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  1. Dr. James Andrews, Celltex Therapeutics partner to form biologics company

    Pensacola, Fla.-based Andrews Medicine, led by James Andrews, MD, is partnering with Houston-based Celltex Therapeutics to form a biotechnology company focused on stem cell research and sports medicine.
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery in Q3: 6 updates

    From leadership moves to medtech advancements, here are six updates from New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery in the third quarter of 2022:
  3. Illinois Bone & Joint Institute adds orthopedic surgeon

    Illinois Bone & Joint Institute has welcomed Richard Nicolay III, MD, to its team of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, according to an Oct. 3 report from The Daily Herald. 
  4. Stryker launches Monterey ALIF system

    Stryker launched its Monterey AL Interbody System for anterior lumbar interbody fusion, the devicemaker said Oct. 4.

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  1. Exactech adds former Zimmer Biomet exec as CFO

    Orthopedic devicemaker Exactech named Tony Collins as its new chief financial officer.
  2. HOPCo-powered Nevada musculoskeletal platform rebrands

    Spine Nevada and Tahoe Fracture changed its name to Swift Institute.
  3. Spire Orthopedic Partners hires CFO

    Spire Orthopedic Partners, a Greenwich, Conn.-based management services organization, added Patrick Seiler as CFO.
  4. 'The proof is in the results': 1 physician's perspective on MSO partnerships

    Showing the value proposition of deals and having physician leadership from the top down can help management service organizations draw interest from independent practices, according to Emil Engels, MD, CEO of Aligned Orthopedic Partners.
  1. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush expands pediatric care access

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has expanded its pediatric orthopedic presence across three locations in Illinois. 
  2. Meet the head orthopedic physicians for all 32 NFL teams

    All 32 National Football League teams have a team of trained orthopedic surgeons and physicians. 
  3. Wenzel Spine, Safe Group partner for US distribution

    Safe Medical and Wenzel Spine are partnering to distribute Safe Orthopaedics products in the U.S.
  4. New York orthopedic group adds 3 physicians

    Orlin & Cohen orthopedic subspecialty group added three physicians to its New York-based network of practices.
  5. Insurer doesn't need to defend Aziyo Biologics in tuberculosis litigation: lawsuit

    An insurer is arguing that it shouldn't cover Aziyo Biologics from lawsuits related to allografts tainted by tuberculosis, according to a lawsuit filed Sept. 30 in the U.S. District Court of Maryland.
  6. Hourly orthopedic surgeon wages by state

    Orthopedic surgeons earn the highest hourly wages in Georgia, according to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  7. Frye Regional Medical Center bolsters orthopedic program with robotics

    Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. added Stryker's Mako robot for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement in August, the Hickory Daily Record reported Oct. 2.
  8. Neurosurgeon joins Aclarion as surgeon advisor

    John Keller, MD, is joining Alcarion as a key opinion leader for the greater Michigan market, the medtech company said Oct. 3.
  9. UT Southwestern adds minimally invasive spine procedure

    The UT Southwestern Spine Center in Dallas began offering the Intracept spine procedure for lower back pain, according to a Sept. 30 news release. 

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  • Minnesota orthopedic group hit with $111M negligence verdict
  • Orthopedic patient's death highlights potential dangers of prior authorization
  • Spine surgeon killed in Oklahoma hospital shooting
  • Neurosurgeon accepted $3.3M in illegal payments to perform spine surgeries at hospital
  • Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit
  • Providence to pay $22.7M to settle unnecessary spine surgery allegations
  • 'They're on really thin ice': Why 1 insurer has drawn spine surgeons' ire
  • Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations
  • Orthopedic surgeon must face suit in patient's death
  • Connecticut hospital to appeal $12.5M verdict to family of patient who died after orthopedic surgery
  • 4 spine technologies that promised more than they delivered
  • Terminated orthopedic surgeon contracts with another New York hospital
  • Orthopedic surgeon's health system exit steeped in controversy
  • Texas spine surgeon sued by State Farm over 'unnecessary' procedures
  • 22 hospitals ranked top 25 orthopedic hospitals 3+ years in a row
  • Orthopedic surgeon convicted of battery at hospital
  • UArizona neurosurgery chair dies after motorcycle collision
  • Could Medtronic's spine business be the next medtech spinoff?
  • America's largest independent practices by number of spine surgeons
  • 41 'rising stars' in orthopedics
  • Idaho orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged misconduct at practice
  • Neurosurgeon's startup hits $1.2B valuation
  • Orthopedic surgeon indicted in $10M telemedicine fraud scheme
  • Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare
  • New Jersey hospital must pay neurosurgeons $24.3M, appeals court rules
  • Good news, bad news for orthopedic surgeons: 6 observations
  • Why private equity is bettering orthopedics, 3 physician leaders say
  • Texas spine surgeon's $11M verdict being appealed
  • Florida hospital patients say they were injured during surgeries. Now a physician faces 350 lawsuits.
  • A Rutgers physician accused of 'ghost surgeries' will return — but with fewer responsibilities
  • Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News
  • Rothman Orthopaedics to become national brand, but no 'aspirations to go beyond US'
  • Sports medicine physician fired amid misconduct allegations involving patients
  • Orthopedic surgeon asking for misconduct charges to be dropped
  • Unnecessary spine cases spur class action lawsuit
  • Jury finds neurosurgeon largely responsible for paralysis, awards $15.5M in damages
  • Colorado Supreme Court rejects hospital's bid to enforce $229K spine surgery bill
  • Dr. Jon Yoon performs NHL's 4th disc replacement in 7 months
  • Neurosurgeon named in Washington lawsuit closes Ohio practice