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  1. Top 10 states for orthopedic surgeons to work in 2022: Report

    While orthopedic surgeons perform the same job in every state, the work environment, salary and demand for services are not uniform across the country. 
  2. 3 recent payer battles involving spine surgeons

    In the last two weeks, three payer battles have garnered attention in the spine and orthopedic community. 
  3. 10 spine surgeons under 45 to know

    Here are 10 early career spine surgeons making news:

3 things to know about spine surgeries using personalized interbody devices

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  1. 3 recent spine devicemaker settlements

    Becker's Spine Review has reported on three spine medtech companies settling disputes and conflicts since July 5.
  2. Excelsius3D system used in 150+ cases in Q2

    Globus Medical's new imaging system, Excelsius3D, had a strong start since it debuted this year, and it is expected to grow in 2022, according to an Aug. 4 second-quarter earnings call.
  3. 5 important spine and orthopedic studies from the first half of 2022

    From hip replacements improving stability and recovery time to sports physicians working in different fields, here are the latest spine and orthopedic studies making headlines: 
  4. 5 fast facts on Orthopedic Centers of Colorado

    Here are five things to know about Orthopedic Centers of Colorado, based in Denver:

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  1. Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance: 3 fast facts

    Here are three things to know about Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance, based in Nashville:
  2. Austin Brain and Spine to open 8th location

    Austin Brain and Spine plans to open its eighth location Aug. 29 in Dripping Springs, Texas, according to an Aug. 4 report in CI Community Impact.
  3. 4 fast facts on Resurgens Orthopaedics

    Here are four things to know about Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics:
  4. Orthopedic devicemaker adds former NuVasive exec to board

    Paragon 28 added Quentin Blackford to its board of directors.
  1. Spineology single-tube endoscopic system gets limited release

    Spineology's OptiLIF Endo system was released in a limited launch, the devicemaker said Aug. 4.
  2. SpineNet names Bill McDonald COO

    Devicemaker SpineNet named Bill McDonald the company's new COO.
  3. Enovis sees 11% sales increase in Q2: 7 notes

    Medical technology company Enovis saw an 11 percent increase in net sales during the second quarter of 2022, bringing its total to $395 million, according to the company's financial results released Aug. 4. 
  4. 5 fast facts about Paragon 28's Q2 report

    Foot and ankle orthopedic medical device company Paragon 28 reported $42.5 million in revenue in the second quarter, up 19 percent from the same period last year. 
  5. New Stryker 3D printing facility in Ireland could create 600 jobs

    Stryker on Aug. 3 opened a 156,000-square-foot additive manufacturing facility in Cork, Ireland, with the capacity to create 600 high-tech positions, according to the country's Industrial Development Agency.
  6. NuVasive's Q2 revenue rises 5.3%: 4 notes

    NuVasive saw year-over-year increase in second-quarter revenue with $310.5 million, according to financial results posted Aug. 3.
  7. Surgalign reaches $2M settlement with SEC over misreported revenue

    Surgalign reached a $2 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to activities between 2015 and 2019, the devicemaker said Aug. 3.
  8. Orthopedic surgeon gets 5 years' probation for buying back oxycodone from patient

    Keith Hughes, an orthopedic surgeon whose medical license was revoked in 2021, was sentenced to five years of probation on Aug. 2 for writing fraudulent prescriptions and buying back thousands of painkillers from a patient, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
  9. The keys to widespread bundled payments in orthopedics

    Bundled payments provide a single payment for an episode of care and have been adopted by some insurers and healthcare companies.Two surgeons share their ideas on making bundled payments widely adopted in orthopedics.

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