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  1. 7 fast facts on the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Political Action Committee

    The American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Political Action Committee uses collected funds to lobby for the interests of orthopedic surgeons and practices through supporting candidates, ballot measures and other political interests. 
  2. Spinal fusion stimulator earns US patent

    Theragen's ActaStim-S spine fusion bone growth stimulator system received a U.S. patent.
  3. The Spine Hospital of Louisiana names CEO

    Terri Hicks was named CEO of The Spine Hospital of Louisiana at the NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report said Aug. 18.

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  1. Dr. Charles Seal completes 100th robotic-assisted spine surgery

    Charles Seal, MD, recently completed his 100th robotic-assisted spine surgery with Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS.
  2. WellSpan expands minimally invasive spine surgery program to ASC, community hospital

    WellSpan is expanding its minimally invasive spine surgery program to two new locations, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital in Lancaster (Penn.) and Parkway Surgery Center in Hagerstown (Md.). 
  3. Union Health Orthopedics expands joint replacement services

    Union Health Orthopedics is expanding joint replacement services in the Wabash Valley, thanks to a new partnership with the Indiana Joint Replacement Institute, according to an Aug. 17 report from ABC affiliate WTWO. 
  4. Hospital for Special Surgery teams with self-employed insurance group

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery is collaborating with Transcarent, an insurance company for employees of self-insured employers.

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  1. Zavation anterior cervical plate and spacer system gets FDA clearance

    Zavation Medical Products' Varisync system received FDA 510(k) clearance.
  2. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performs elbow surgery on star MLB pitcher

    Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed flexor tendon surgery on star left-handed Detroit Tigers pitcher Tarik Skubal, the MLB said Aug. 17.
  3. The changes 2 orthopedic surgeons want to see from CMS

    CMS' proposed rule for 2023 has been met with criticism from orthopedic surgeons, especially with its plans to decrease the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.
  4. Aligned Orthopedic Partners adds 14-physician group in Virginia

    Aligned Orthopedic Partners inked its third partnership of 2022 with Virginia Beach, Va.-based Jordan-Young Institute, the management services organization said Aug. 18.
  1. Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center adds 12th orthopedic surgeon

    Miguel Pelton, MD, joined Warrenton, Va.-based Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center.
  2. 10 orthopedic devices that received FDA clearance this year

    From robots to pelvic technology, orthopedic devices have seen major breakthroughs in 2022. 
  3. Investigation details tuberculosis outbreak from spinal allograft

    An investigation by the CDC and the FDA published in The Lancet reveals new details about a tuberculosis outbreak stemming from spinal allografts.
  4. Staff shortages, insurers compound spine surgeons' patient experience challenges

    From hiring the right staff in a challenging labor market to the advantages of technology and the importance of getting to know one's patients, seven spine surgeons from independent practices and health systems across the country discuss how they aim to improve the patient experience at their practices.
  5. VySpine cervical spine plate earns FDA clearance

    VySpine's VyPlate anterior cervical plate system received FDA 510(k) clearance, the devicemaker said Aug. 16.
  6. ZimVie's Q2 sales, Accelus' implant milestone and more: 4 device company notes

    Accelus reaches a milestone with a new implant and three more updates from spine devicemakers since Aug. 10:
  7. $58M orthopedic center with the ability to perform 5K surgeries a year set to open in Colorado

    Parkview Health System is opening an $85 million, 58,000-square-foot orthopedic center in Pueblo West, Colo., that can perform between 4,000 and 5,000 orthopedic surgeries every year, according to an Aug. 17 report from The Pueblo Chieftain. 
  8. US Orthopaedic Partners acquires 9th practice, expands network to 170 providers

    U.S. Orthopaedic Partners, a private equity-backed management services organization, has acquired Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists of Mississippi, its fifth practice in the state and ninth in total.
  9. No one pace for orthopedic companies' pandemic recovery, Q2 data shows

    Some orthopedic companies have recovered from the pandemic faster than others, as second quarter data shows.

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