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  1. Surgalign revamps anterior cervical plate system

    Surgalign relaunched a new generation of its CervAlign anterior cervical plate for anterior cervical discectomy and fusions.
  2. Cervical interbody system designed by Dr. Jeffrey Hoskins launches

    Nexus Spine launched the Stable-C cervical interbody system for spinal fusions.
  3. Average cost of spinal disc replacement in 13 US cities

    The costs of spinal disc replacement can be expensive nationwide. 

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  1. Robotic versus conventional total knee replacement: 2 doctors' opinions

    While conventional knee replacement options have been proven for decades with over 600,000 procedures performed successfully every year, robotic knee replacements are gaining popularity among the orthopedic surgery community. 
  2. WNBA Chicago Sky renews partnership with the University of Chicago

    The WNBA team Chicago Sky and the University of Chicago Medicine have renewed their partnership through the 2024 season. 
  3. Can spine bundles succeed in value-based care?

    Spine surgery bundled payments are more challenging to navigate than similar value-based arrangements in total joint replacement because of the wide variation of surgeries, the approaches and levels that may be operated on in any given diagnosis, as well as the significant cost differences in inpatient versus outpatient settings.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon's VR company to double in size by 2023

    Osso VR, a virtual reality surgical training company, now employs more than 200 people and aims to double in size by 2023.

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  1. Spine surgeon gets jail time for abusing patient during hospital visit

    Woojin Cho, MD, a former attending orthopedic surgeon and chief of research at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, was sentenced on July 19 to nine months in prison for sexually abusing a patient who had gone to him for an appointment.
  2. Johnson & Johnson orthopedic business sees Q2 sales dip

    Johnson & Johnson saw a year-over-year decrease in its orthopedic sales, but totals for the entire first half of 2022 didn't change significantly, according to financial results posted July 19.
  3. Dr. Pierce Nunley completes 1st commercial cases with Spinal Elements' MIS system

    Pierce Nunley, MD, of Specialists Hospital of Shreveport (La.), completed the first two commercial cases with Spinal Elements' Karma MIS system.
  4. United Musculoskeletal Partners merges with Novum Orthopedic Partners

    United Musculoskeletal Partners, led by Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics CEO Alex Bateman, merged with Dallas-based management services organization Novum Orthopedic Partners.
  1. What 1 spine surgeon sees for the future of surgical outcomes

    Standards of care for spine surgery will become increasingly aligned as surgeons become more reliant on patient outcome data to drive treatment, one spine surgeon predicts.
  2. Bradley Niemann named Conventus Flower Orthopedics CEO

    Bradley Niemann has been named the CEO of Conventus Flower Orthopedics, effective immediately. 
  3. Dr. Matthew Leibman operates on Boston Red Sox star

    Matthew Leibman, MD, performed surgery on Red Sox left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on July 18, WDEA reported. 
  4. Enovis launches augmented reality surgical system for hip, knee replacement

    Medical technology company Enovis has announced the launch of Arvis, an augmented reality system that allows orthopedic surgeons to visualize precision when performing hip and knee surgeries. 
  5. Regenerative procedures for joint problems can cut patient costs in half

    A new report conducted by the Validation Institute, an organization that validates healthcare claims, shows that patients who undergo procedures with Regenexx, a regenerative orthopedic procedure to treat joints, can cut their costs in half by reducing the chances of needing surgery. 
  6. 5 travel healthcare providers and their salaries

    Several medical professions provide the opportunity to work not out of one clinic but as a traveling medical professional, giving workers more freedom and agency from day to day. 
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers head orthopedic surgeon joins AOSSM hall of fame

    James Bradley, MD, head orthopedic surgeon of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's hall of fame, according to a July 19 tweet from the team.
  8. Spine robot brings 'exciting opportunities' to Monument Health

    Rapid City, S.D.-based Monument Health has bought an ExcelsiusGPS robotic spine surgery platform from Globus Medical.
  9. Dr. Daniel Alexander to join hospital-affiliated orthopedic practice

    Daniel Alexander, MD, on Oct. 3 will join Auburn Orthopedic Specialists Practice, which is affiliated with Auburn (N.Y.) Community Hospital.

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