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  1. Avala becomes 2nd hospital to receive DNV's orthopedic, spine center of excellence designation

    Covington, La.-based Avala Hospital has become the second hospital in the nation to earn the Advanced Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation from DNV, according to an April 13 press release sent to Becker's. 
  2. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences adds to neurosurgery department

    Deanna Sasaki-Adams, MD, joined the department of neurosurgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Center in Little Rock.
  3. Dr. Richard Broderick completes 50th case using Augmedics' spine navigation system

    Richard Broderick, MD, a neurosurgeon at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., has completed his 50th procedure using Augmedics' Xvision spine navigation system, according to an April 13 tweet from Augmedics. 

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  1. Fremont Orthopedic surgeons bring care to Wyoming ASC

    Lander, Wyo.-based Fremont Orthopedics surgeons Ben Francisco, MD, and Cory Lamblin, MD, are going to offer outpatient orthopedic surgeries at Western Wyoming Medical in Lander, according to an April 12 report from County 10. 
  2. Spine company earns $150M equity funding

    Saluda Medicine, which is behind the Evoke spinal cord stimulation system, received a $150 million equity financing round, the company said April 13.
  3. OrthoAlliance adds Midwest Center for Joint Replacement

    Cincinnati-based OrthoAlliance added Indianapolis-based Midwest Center for Joint Replacement of Central Indiana, the management services organization said April 13. 
  4. Dr. Keith Meister performs Tommy John surgery on MLB pitcher

    Keith Meister, MD, performed elbow surgery on Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher JT Brubaker on April 12, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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  1. New Jersey spine practice rebrands

    NJ Spine and Wellness in Freehold is rebranding to Alliance Orthopedics, the practice said April 13.
  2. Spine surgeons on the screen: What entertainment gets right, wrong about the job

    The words "medical drama" make many people think of Grey's Anatomy and its beloved neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd. Many shows on the big and small screens have tried to provide a glimpse into what spine surgeons and neurosurgeons do.
  3. 5 numbers orthopedic surgeons should know

    Here are five figures that offer insight into the orthopedic industry:
  4. 4 systems earning orthopedic certifications in the last 7 weeks

    Here are four health systems that have earned certifications for orthopedic and spine care since Feb 24.: 
  1. Dr. Robert Nolan joins Auburn Orthopedic Specialists

    Spine surgeon Robert Nolan, MD, has joined Auburn (N.Y.) Orthopaedic Specialists, an affiliate of Auburn Community Hospital. 
  2. Former Stryker leader joins life sciences company

    Stryker spine's former Vice President and General Manager Lane Major was named president and CEO of Grenova, a life sciences company.
  3. Cervical disc sales help drive Centinel Spine's strong Q4

    Centinel Spine's global motion preservation sales reached $13 million in the fourth quarter of 2022, the devicemaker said April 12. 
  4. Dr. William Hamilton completes Maryland's first outpatient knee replacement with Velys robot

    William Hamilton, MD, performed the first outpatient knee replacement using the Velys robot in Maryland.
  5. 7 athletes ending, missing their seasons due to orthopedic injuries

    From professional golfers to baseball players, here are seven athletes who will miss or end their 2023 sports seasons early due to orthopedic injuries: 
  6. Steadman Clinc's Dr. Sonny Gill to serve US Olympic team

    Sonny Gill, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Vail, Colo.-based Steadman Clinic, has been appointed the head team physician for the U.S. men's and women's freestyle ski team. He will serve in the role through the 2026 Winter Olympic Games in Milan, Italy. 
  7. 4 surgeons, health systems reaching spine and orthopedic robotic surgery milestones

    Here are four surgeons and health systems who recently reached robotic surgery milestones that Becker's has reported on since March 22:
  8. Dr. Keith Meister performs shoulder surgery on Texas Rangers pitcher

    Keith Meister, MD, performed shoulder surgery on Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Odorizzi on April 5 in Arlington, Texas.
  9. 7 steps to an AAAHC advanced orthopedic certification

    The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has updated its three-year standards for orthopedic practices seeking an advanced orthopedic certification, according to an April 10 press release. 

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