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  1. SeaSpine launches 1st 3D-printed cervical interbody

    SeaSpine released its WaveForm C interbody system in a full commercial launch.
  2. AR spine navigation cleared, a spine robotics partnership and more: 5 device company notes

    A devicemaker's spine surgery milestone and four more updates from medtech companies in the last week:
  3. Aziyo Biologics names Dr. Randal Mills interim president and CEO

    Aziyo Biologics co-founder Randal Mills, PhD, was named interim president and CEO.

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  1. ​​Theradaptive's regenerative implant earns 3rd breakthrough designation for spinal fusion

    Theradaptive's OsteoAdapt SP implant received its third FDA breakthrough designation.
  2. Orthopedic physician wealth: 5 report takeaways

    A quarter of orthopedic specialists have a net worth of at least $5 million, while 14 percent have a net worth under $500,000, according to Medscape's 2022 "Physician Wealth & Debt Report."
  3. How Genesis Orthopedics' payment model expands care access

    Genesis Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in St. Charles, Ill., developed a payment model that serves primarily Medicaid patients to expand value and access, CEO Andrew Shadid told Becker's. 
  4. Spine devicemaker surpasses 1,500 OLLIF cases

    Inspired Spine reached more than 1,500 oblique lateral lumbar interbody spinal fusion procedures.

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  1. Pro football health organization partners with UPMC

    UPMC is partnering with Hall of Fame Health, an organization that helps provide care for former professional football players and their families.
  2. Bozeman Health 1st in Montana to get orthopedic Center of Excellence designation

    Bozeman (Mont.) Health became the first in the state to receive an orthopedic Center of Excellence designation from DNV.
  3. North Carolina health system adds Medtronic spine robot

    Statesville, N.C.-based Iredell Health System is bolstering its robotics services, adding Medtronic's Mazor X, according to a June 19 announcement in The Statesville Record and Landmark.
  4. Spine robot market to approach $1B by 2028

    The spine surgical robot market, estimated to be worth $331.2 million in 2022, is projected to reach $988.8 million by 2028, according to a market report released June 20.
  1. Orthopedic surgeon ends run for U.S. House

    Alaska Orthopedic surgeon Al Gross, MD, has withdrawn from the special and general elections for the U.S. House.
  2. Rothman Orthopaedics: How joint replacements are faring outside of Medicare program

    Despite early success in Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced program for total hip and knee replacement, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute withdrew from the initiative because of concerns around target price methodology and financial penalties.
  3. Spine devicemaker, robotics company partner

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based ChoiceSpine is partnering with France-based eCential Robotics to combine their technologies into one system.
  4. Posterior approach to SI-joint fusion shows improvement after 6 months: study

    A posterior approach to sacroiliac joint fusion led to improved pain scores over three to six months, a study found. 
  5. EmergeOrtho Wilmington rebrands

    EmergeOrtho Wilmington (N.C.) is now called EmergeOrtho Coastal Region.
  6. The next generation of spine technology: 17 notes

    From a spine-specific operating table to new navigation systems, here is what to know about five technologies that have recently debuted and cleared or approved by the FDA.
  7. Meet the father-son duo tackling spine cases together

    When spine surgeon Sarbpaul Bhalla, MD, is with patients at Long Beach (Calif.) Medical Center, he often is asked, "Is your son going to be there?"
  8. Frye opens new orthopedic, neurosurgery practice

    Hickory, N.C.-based Frye Regional Medical Center celebrated the opening of FryeCare Orthopedics & Neurosurgery on June 1.
  9. Lehigh Valley Health Network creates neuroscience institute

    Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network created the Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute to further advance leading neurology and neurosurgery care.

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