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  1. NuVasive exec to exit

    NuVasive's executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Massimo Calafiore, is stepping down, the devicemaker said Aug. 9.
  2. 362,000+ people affected by spine practice data breach

    Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz is investigating claims on behalf of patients whose data may have been stolen in a data breach at Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in Carmel, Ind., the consumer rights law firm said Aug. 9.
  3. 15 best medical schools for orthopedic surgeons in 2022: Report

    A new report from Kiiky has rated the top 15 universities for orthopedic surgeons in 2022. The study uses data including student-faculty ratio, tuition, clinical experiences and class activities to complete its global rankings. 

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  1. 5 orthopedic practices offering robotic surgery in nation's biggest cities

    Here are five orthopedic practices offering robotic-assisted surgery in the biggest cities in the U.S.:
  2. AxioMed nears FDA approval for total disc implant; surgeon training to start in 2023

    AxioMed completed the final steps toward FDA approval for its lumbar viscoelastic disc replacement device.
  3. Carrum Health, Novant partner for orthopedics

    Carrum Health is partnering with Novant Health for orthopedic care for North Carolina residents.
  4. Hospital, orthopedic surgeon share liability in $6.3M verdict, court rules

    A federal court ruled that Prince George's Hospital Center in Cheverly, Md., is on the hook for a $6.3 million medical malpractice verdict with an ER orthopedic surgeon who operated as an independent contractor at the facility, The Maryland Daily Record reported Aug. 8.

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  1. 6 sports medicine updates in July

    From physicians retiring from pro football teams, to new medical partnerships in basketball, six important sports medicine developments occurred in July. 
  2. MPowerHealth launches digital musculoskeletal platform

    Digital health company MPowerHealth launched a digital musculoskeletal care platform.
  3. What orthopedic, spine surgeons are most focused on for the 2nd half of 2022

    Some of the top priorities for spine and orthopedic surgeons during the second half of 2022 include staying ahead of the competition against MSOs and large hospital systems, improving patient care and recruiting staff. 
  4. Dr. Gregory Berlet debuts orthopedic suture anchors

    Gregory Berlet, MD, of Columbus, Ohio-based Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center, debuted Ossio's OSSIOfiber suture anchors in clinical practice.
  1. Dr. J.W. Thomas Byrd performs hip surgery on Tampa Bay Rays player

    The Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance's J.W. Thomas Byrd performed hip surgery on Tampa Bay (Fla.) Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier, the MLB reported Aug. 5.
  2. Orthopedic surgeon salaries in the 5 best, worst states for healthcare

    Orthopedic surgeons can make an average of $251,561 per year in the best state for healthcare and $247,521 per year in the worst, according to data from career website Zippia and WalletHub, a personal finance website.
  3. MicroPort Navibot gets FDA clearance for orthopedic robot

    MicroPort Navibot has recieved FDA 510(k) approval of its first robot-assisted platform for orthopedic use, MicroPort Orthopedics said Aug. 8.
  4. Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine names CEO

    Advanced Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Owensboro, Ky., named a new CEO ahead of a relocation, the Owensboro Times reported Aug. 6.
  5. Texas spine surgeon defending himself from 'Dr. Death 2.0' allegations

    A Texas spine surgeon is speaking out about inconsistencies in a lawsuit set to go to trial in October, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Aug. 8.
  6. OrthoAtlanta opens new Georgia location

    Atlanta-based Piedmont Orthopedics-OrthoAtlanta has opened a new location in Cartersville, Ga.
  7. Becker's Spine Review recap: This week's top 5 stories

    Here are the five most-read stories published by Becker's Spine in the last week:
  8. Alphatec's Q2 sales soar 35%: 4 notes

    Alphatec posted significant year-over-year second-quarter growth and an increase in its surgeon user base, according to results posted Aug. 4.
  9. Orthofix sees slight dip in Q2 revenue: 4 notes

    Orthofix's second-quarter revenue fell compared to the same time last year across most of its business segments, according to results posted Aug. 5.

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