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  1. Dr. Robert Watkins performs spine surgery on Buffalo Bills player

    Spine specialist Robert Watkins, MD, repaired a herniated neck disc on Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde in Los Angeles, according to an Oct. 12 tweet from ESPN reporter Jeremy Fowler. 
  2. OsteoCentric Technologies receives 2 orthopedic device FDA clearances

    Austin, Texas-based OsteoCentric Technologies has received FDA 510(k) clearance for two new orthopedic implant systems, the Integrity-SI Fusion System and the OsteoCentric Pedicle Screw Fastener System. 
  3. Dr. Jeffrey MacMillan brings orthopedic surgery to Kimball Hospital

    Kimball (Neb.) Health Services is adding orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey MacMillan, MD, and his assistant and business partner Karen Wenner, APRN, DNP, to its staff, marking the beginning of orthopedic care at Kimball, according to an Oct. 11 report from News Channel Nebraska.

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  1. Ohio hospital transitions orthopedic services to Crystal Clinic

    Cleveland-based St. Vincent Charity Medical Center's orthopedic surgeons will join Crystal Clinic in Fairlawn, Ohio, the practice said Oct. 12.
  2. BCBS Massachusetts' AI returned orthopedic prior authorization in under a day

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts completed its FastPass pilot, an automated prior authorization process.
  3. A new $1B spine company: Inside the Orthofix, SeaSpine merger

    SeaSpine and Orthofix entered an agreement to merge, with the deal expected to close in early 2023. Both companies boast emerging technologies in spine and orthopedics, and together they plan to rake in $1 billion in their early years.
  4. Medtech merger, ZimVie's new spine system and more: 6 device company notes

    Accelus' implant milestone and five more key updates from spine and orthopedic devicemakers since Oct. 5:

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  1. University Orthopedics adds Dr. Vamsy Bobba to spine center

    East Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics has added Vamsy Bobba, MD, to its Center for Spine Health, according to an Oct. 11 press release sent to Becker's.
  2. Dr. Geoffrey Appelboom performs first 3D-printed spinal implant surgery in New Jersey

    Geoffrey Appelboom, MD, performed the first 3D printed patient-specific spinal implant procedure in New Jersey at Paterson-based St. Joseph's Health, according to an Oct. 11 press release sent to Becker's. 
  3. Orthopedic surgeon, ASC founder joins medtech advisory board

    Jaswinder Grover, MD, an orthopedic and spine surgeon and the founder and owner of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Institute and Smoke Ranch Surgery Center, has been appointed to Harvard Medtech's medical advisory board. 
  4. Vori Health, TeleMed2U partner for holistic orthopedic care

    Musculoskeletal condition treatment company Vori Health has partnered with online appointment booking service and telemedicine provider TeleMed2U to expand holistic orthopedic treatment options. 
  1. Nexus Spine reaches 5K Tranquil implantations

    Nexus Spine celebrated the 5,000th implantation of its interbody fusion technology Tranquil. 
  2. Surgalign snags best new technology award

    Global medical technology company Surgalign has been awarded the 2022 Best New Spine Technology award for its Holo Portal surgical guidance system. 
  3. Captiva Spine partners for spine navigation, robotics

    Jupiter, Fla.-based Captiva Spine has partnered with Taiwanese robotics and navigation company Remex Medical to improve future developments in spine navigation and practical robotic solutions. 
  4. ZimVie launches new spinal navigation system

    ZimVie has launched the Virage Navigation System, an occipito-cervico-thoracic spinal fixation system with a 360 degree screw for spinal rod alignment. 
  5. Orthofix, SeaSpine strike merger agreement

    Spine and orthopedics company Orthofix has entered into a definitive, all-stock merger of equals agreement with spinal tech company SeaSpine. 
  6. Carlsmed enrolls 1st patients in personalized spine surgery study

    The first patients have been enrolled in a clinical trial evaluating the outcomes of patients who underwent spine surgery with aprevo, Carlsmed's patient-specific spine implant.
  7. Accelus' flagship spine device surpasses 15K implants

    More than 15,000 of Accelus' FlareHawk multiplanar expandable cages have been implanted in over 11,000 patients in the U.S.
  8. 5 things to know about OrthoArizona

    OrthoArizona has specialized in orthopedic and podiatric procedures since 1994, treating patients across the state. 
  9. Orthopedic device market to hit $59.6B by 2025

    The global market for orthopedic devices is expected to see a 6.3 percent increase from 2021 to 2025, according to market research from Fairfield Consultancy.

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