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  1. Minimally invasive SI joint fusion procedure gets CPT code

    A category 3 CPT code for sacroiliac joint fusion was created and will be released in July, according to the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
  2. Medical robotics market to reach $44.45B in value

    As medical technology continues to advance, demand is increasing around the world for medical robots that can offer faster, less invasive surgeries and procedures.
  3. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, MPowerHealth launch bundled payments program

    Musculoskeletal digital health platform MPowerHealth has teamed up with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to launch a retrospective bundled payment program for knee and hip replacement surgeries. 

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  1. 8 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Here are eight health systems and practices looking for orthopedic surgeons, using LinkedIn's job search tool:
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery opens 2nd New Jersey location

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery opened a location in Saddle River, N.J.
  3. Physician uses AI to predict postoperative pain outcomes

    Spine surgeon Corey Walker, MD, is collaborating with the Cedars-Sinai Department of Computational Biomedicine to use AI and machine learning for predicting postoperative pain management in patients. 
  4. Smith+Nephew introduces smart glasses to support surgeons in the OR

    Smith+Nephew has partnered with Rods&Cones to offer smart surgery glasses and digital remote assistance to its customers.

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  1. Novum Orthopedics invests in 13-physician Texas practice

    Practice management organization Novum Orthopedic Partners invested in Fort Worth-based North Texas Orthopedics & Spine Center.
  2. Top 4 neurosurgery residency programs in 2022, per Doximity

    Here are the top four neurosurgery residency programs, from Doximity's 2022-2023 Residency Navigator.
  3. Top 4 orthopedic residency programs in 2022, per Doximity

    Here are the top four orthopedic residency programs, from Doximity's 2022-2023 Residency Navigator.
  4. 7 ongoing orthopedic projects totaling $1B+

    Several multimillion-dollar orthopedic projects got under way in the first half of 2022.
  1. Patients, physicians, insurers and the internet: How 1 spine surgeon says patient care is evolving

    The increasing demands of patients is making it difficult for surgeons to meet their expectations, according to one spine surgeon. 
  2. St. Louis Children's Hospital names Dr. Lindley Wall orthopedic surgeon-in-chief

    Lindley Wall, MD, is the new director of pediatric and adolescent orthopedics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and orthopedic surgeon-in-chief at St. Louis Children's Hospital. 
  3. How is orthobiologics developing in 2022? 4 observations

    Regenerative medicine in orthopedics has developed in the first half of 2022, and many surgeons have a positive outlook toward it.
  4. 14 acquisitions in the orthopedic device industry in 2022

    After a brief lull in mergers and acquisitions among orthopedic device companies because of the COVID-19 pandemic, market activity is picking back up again.
  5. Cleveland Clinic expands employer programs to include orthopedic center of excellence

    Cleveland Clinic expanded its direct-to-employer offerings to include a Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence. 
  6. Signature Orthopedics adds cervical and lumbar specialist

    Qasim Zaidi, MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical and lumbar procedures, has joined St. Louis-based Signature Orthopedics, the practice said July 5.
  7. 15 spine, orthopedic center openings in the 1st half of 2022

    Hospitals and independent practices are branching out spine and orthopedic care with new locations across the country in 2022.
  8. Michigan spine group to add 1st neurosurgeon: 4 things to know

    Livonia, Mich.-based Mendelson Kornblum group will welcome Brian Fiani, DO, as its first neurosurgeon in 2023.
  9. Indiana orthopedic practice expands partnership with patient monitoring platform

    South Bend (Ind.) Orthopaedics expanded its partnership with PatientIQ, an education and patient outcomes platform.

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