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  1. February is Black History Month: 10 Black spine surgeons to know

    Out of the more than 19,565 orthopedic surgeons in the U.S., only 1.8 percent are Black. Here are 10 Black spine surgeons working to increase representation in the field.
  2. Dr. Craig Mintzer to operate on Florida pro soccer star

    Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute surgeon Craig Mintzer, MD, will perform surgery on Orlando Pride defender Carrie Lawrence to repair an ACL tear in her left knee. 
  3. Former Philadelphia Eagles player wins $43.5M verdict in knee injury case

    Former Philadelphia Eagles team captain Chris Maragos won a $43.5 million jury verdict in his lawsuit naming an orthopedic surgeon, CBS Sports reported Feb. 13.

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  1. Oklahoma hospital earns Orthopedic Center of Excellence designation

    Hillcrest Hospital South in Tulsa, Okla. earned DNV's Orthopedic Center of Excellence designation.
  2. Centinel Spine reaches 500th implant with total disc devices

    Centinel Spine reached the 500th case with prodisc C Vivo and prodisc C SK, the devicemaker said Feb. 14.
  3. A road map to running a strong ASC, per 5 orthopedic leaders

    From benchmarking to "SMART" goals, five orthopedic specialists recently connected with Becker's to share what they would add to their own successful ASC management cheat sheet.
  4. Orlando orthopedic institute 1st in state to receive new imaging technology

    Orlando Health has become the first health system in Florida to receive Siemens' deep resolve MRI technology for faster scans, according to a Feb. 13 press release sent to Becker's. 

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  1. Increased demand for spinal fusion could strain global healthcare systems, study says

    Healthcare systems could be strained by growing demand for spinal fusion cases, according to a study published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research — a Wolters Kluwer publication.
  2. 3 hospitals adding smart knee replacement in 2023

    Three hospitals have added Zimmer Biomet's smart knee implant, Persona IQ, so far in 2023. The device monitors patient metrics after surgery and shared the data through a wireless connection.
  3. Spire Orthopedic Partners adds 24-physician practice in New York

    Spire Orthopedic Partners addeded Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County and the practice's affiliated ASC, The Surgery Center at Orthopedic Associates.
  4. Dr. Howard An receives Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award

    Howard An, MD, a spine surgeon at Chicago-based Midwest Orthopedics at Rush, was awarded the 2023 Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine.
  1. Indiana orthopedic surgeon settles Medicaid fraud allegations for $700K

    An orthopedic surgeon settled allegations he fraudulently filed 13,101 false claims to Indiana's Medicaid program, the state's attorney general's office said Feb. 10.
  2. $3B surgical robot market to soar over 10 years

    The global surgical robot market has hit $3 billion and is expected to grow in the next decade, especially in othopedics and neurosurgery, according to a report from Bain & Company. 
  3. What orthopedic leaders should avoid to be successful

    Four orthopedic and spine surgeons recently connected with Becker's to discuss what leaders in their field should avoid to be successful. 
  4. 4 orthopedic research awards

    Multiple orthopedic surgeons and research groups earned awards for their work, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons said Feb. 10.
  5. What to know about 2 spine devicemaker deals

    The year kicked off with a splashy merger between spine medtech companies, and another key acquisition is on the horizon.
  6. Globus Medical's shares plunge amid news of $3.1B NuVasive buy

    Globus Medical's shares fell 18 percent following news that it is acquiring NuVasive, valuing the spine devicemaker at $3.1 billion, Seeking Alpha reported Feb. 9.
  7. Dr. Kris Radcliff's spine practice adds digital scheduling tool

    Kris Radcliff, MD, added the CaseCTRL platform at his practice, Spinal DISC Center. according to a Feb. 7 LinkedIn post from the medtech company.
  8. Elon Musk's brain implant company under investigation

    Elon Musk's brain implant company, Neuralink, is under investigation over allegations it unsafely packaged and transported materials with infectious pathogens at research facilities at the University of California Davis. 
  9. Baldwin Bone & Joint to open new location

    Daphne, Ala.-based Baldwin Bone & Joint is expanding by opening a new facility in Spanish Fort, Ala.

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