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  1. 4 orthopedic surgeons' goals for 2022

    Just over halfway through 2022, orthopedic surgeons are thinking ahead about what they want to achieve by the end of the year.
  2. ExcelsiusGPS expands use in Australia

    Physicians have employed Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robot in Sydney, Australia for the first time.
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    Here are five things to know about Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, based in Des Plaines:
  2. AOSSM honors injectable bone substitute

    Anika Therapeutics earned the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine's ACE award for cutting-edge innovation for its Tactoset product.
  3. 5 orthopedic surgeons part of scientific board for regenerative medicine company

    Five orthopedic surgeons are part of a new regenerative medicine scientific advisory board for Mimedx.
  4. Think Surgical's new hire, Study validates NuVasive device and more: 5 device company notes

    Centinel Spine's latest product launch and four more updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since July 20:

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  1. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush named best orthopedic program in Illinois

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has been named the top orthopedic program in Illinois on U.S. News & World Report's 2022-23 list. 
  2. MSU Health Care welcomes orthopedic surgeon focused on non-opioid research

    Toufic Jildeh, MD, has joined the team of surgeons at East Lansing, Mich.-based MSU Health Care, where he will continue his research in eliminating opioid use during recoveries. 
  3. Stryker sees 4.6% jump in Q2 revenue: 5 notes

    Stryker posted increased second-quarter sales and year-over-year growth across all business segments, according to July 26 financial results.
  4. New trial required for Missouri neurosurgeon's kickback case

    A Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based neurosurgeon and his then-fiancee who were fined nearly $5.5 million in a kickback case will face a new False Claims Act trial after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Missouri ruled the jury that awarded damages didn't get full instructions, the Southeast Missourian reported July 27.
  1. SynerFuse progresses with spinal fusion, neuromodulation implantation study

    Michael Park, MD, PhD, and Rohan Lall, MD, completed the fifth procedure using SynerFuse's spine implant as part of a proof-of-concept study combining spinal fusion with the implant of a neurostimulator.
  2. Bioactive interbody devices in lumbar fusions prove cost-effective: study

    NuVasive's porous interbody implant and synthetic bone graft substitutes are a cost-effective option for later lumbar interbody fusions, a study in the Journal of Neurosurgery found. 
  3. Top orthopedic hospital in every state: US News

    U.S. News & World Report has released its 2022-2023 list of the 50 best orthopedic hospitals in the US. The annual list showcases nationwide excellence in hospital care, from orthopedics to emergency services. 
  4. Former Stryker, Zimmer Biomet leader joins Think Surgical

    Parikshit "Park" Mehendale has joined Think Surgical as its new vice president of operations. 
  5. 17 orthopedic hospitals on US News' top 25 for 3+ years in a row

    Every year, U.S. News & World Report produces a list of the top orthopedic hospitals in the nation. Between 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, a total of 17 orthopedic hospitals were ranked in the top 25 for all three years. 
  6. OrthoAlliance adds 2 Ohio practices

    OrthoAlliance, a management services organization, added two Ohio practices: Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center and Clintonville Foot & Ankle Group, both in Columbus.
  7. Centinel Spine launches anterior cervical plating system

    Centinel Spine launched its Fortos-C anterior cervical plating system.
  8. Dr. Tomas Ellis debuts Orthofix orthopedic autograft substitute

    Orthofix's Virtuos Lyograft allograft was debuted by neurosurgeon Thomas Ellis, MD.
  9. Dr. Shahram Majidi implants first device from Neuralink competitor Synchron

    Synchron, a medtech company developing a brain implant, completed its first patient case in a U.S. trial.

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