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  1. Smith+Nephew introduces new total knee replacement system

    Smith+Nephew introduced the Journey II Rox total knee system, a reverse hybrid construct for knee replacement.
  2. OrthAlign debuts improved revision knee replacement technology

    Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based OrthAlign has added its new technology, Balance, to its Lantern platform to aid surgeons in soft tissue balancing during knee replacement procedures. 
  3. 2 orthopedic hospitals facing Medicare readmission penalties

    Two orthopedic hospitals are among 17 that are facing the maximum 3 percent Medicare cut under its hospital readmissions reduction program.

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  1. 8 MSO megadeals in 2022

    From a private-equity-backed MSO to a two-practice addition in Ohio, here are eight orthopedic MSO megadeals Becker's has reported on this year. 
  2. 2 recent spine, orthopedic chief medical officer moves

    Becker's reported on two chief medical officer appointments since September 1.
  3. Dr. Vonda Wright partners with Florida hospital to provide arthroscopic technology

    Vonda Wright, MD, an orthopedic sports surgeon and president at Hughston Orthopaedics Southeast in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., has partnered with UCF Lake Nona Hospital in Orlando to bring new arthroscopic technology to central Florida. 
  4. Jury awards $9.2M in botched spine surgery case

    A jury has awarded over $9.2 million to Larry Jones in a botched spinal surgery case against Arlington, Texas, based Bianco Brain and Spine and surgeon Nikhil Patel, MD. 

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  1. Proposed wRVUs for 9 spine procedures

    The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery shared CMS' 2023 proposed work relative value units for nine spine procedures compared to expert recommendations.
  2. Stryker developing spine, shoulder applications for Mako robot

    Stryker is working on more applications for its flagship surgical robot, CEO Kevin Lobo said in an Oct. 31 third-quarter earnings call.
  3. 11 spine surgeon moves in October

    Here are 11 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who moved to new practices or added to their titles in October:
  4. Barrow Brain and Spine relocates office to 6K-square-foot location

    Phoenix-based Barrow Brain and Spine has relocated its office in the city's Deer Valley neighborhood to a new 6,100-square-foot space, according to an Oct. 31 press release sent to Becker's. 
  1. 4 things to know about Rothman's Florida Orthopaedic Institute

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute opened a new Florida clinic in September as part of its partnership with Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based healthcare system AdventHealth. Rothman's Florida Institute serves patients at several locations across the state. Here are four things to know about the practice: 
  2. Bundled payments pose a challenge, opportunities remain in orthopedics: Dr. Paul Slosar

    Bundled payments haven't worked for some orthopedic surgeons because they aren't providing enough savings, according to Paul Slosar, MD.
  3. Iowa orthopedic practice adds surgical robot

    Fort Dodge, Iowa-based UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics has acquired a ROSA orthopedic care robot, according to an Oct. 29 report from local news site The Messenger. 
  4. Ohio neurosurgeon facing wrongful death suit

    Neurosurgeon Daniel Elskens, MD, former employee of Sandusky, Ohio-based Firelands Physician Group, is facing a wrongful death lawsuit, the Sandusky Register reported Oct. 29. 
  5. 'Putting profits before patient care': What we heard in October

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders in October spoke with Becker's Spine Review about topics from bundled payments to private equity.
  6. Virginia Spine Institute president heads up opioid research initiative

    A team of physicians at Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute, led by spine surgeon and President Christopher Good, MD, conducted research on the number of prescription opioids ending up on the street, according to an Oct. 28 report from DC News Now. 
  7. 6 things to know about Virginia Spine Institute

    Reston-based Virginia Spine Institute has been serving patients since 1992. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  8. 2 orthopedic CFO moves in October

    A orthopedic devicemaker and management services organization added CFOs to their teams in October.
  9. Growing market: 8 Florida orthopedic updates

    From a physician merger to robotic debuts, here are eight orthopedic updates in Florida Becker's has reported on since Aug. 31. 

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