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  1. Hourly orthopedic surgeon wages by state

    Orthopedic surgeons earn the highest hourly wages in Georgia, according to the most recent data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  2. Frye Regional Medical Center bolsters orthopedic program with robotics

    Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, N.C. added Stryker's Mako robot for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement in August, the Hickory Daily Record reported Oct. 2.
  3. Neurosurgeon joins Aclarion as surgeon advisor

    John Keller, MD, is joining Alcarion as a key opinion leader for the greater Michigan market, the medtech company said Oct. 3.

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  1. UT Southwestern adds minimally invasive spine procedure

    The UT Southwestern Spine Center in Dallas began offering the Intracept spine procedure for lower back pain, according to a Sept. 30 news release. 
  2. 'Put patient care back in the hands of the physician': What we heard in September

    Spine and orthopedic experts and leaders in September spoke with Becker's Spine Review about topics from payer negotiations to skills they want to accomplish.
  3. 10 spine surgeon moves in September

    Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in September.
  4. 4 orthopedic devicemaker mergers, acquisitions in Q3

    Here are four orthopedic medtech mergers and acquisitions from the third quarter of 2022.

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  1. Southlake Orthopaedics treats pro wrestling star

    World Wrestling Entertainment star Robert Roode underwent treatment at Birmingham, Ala.-based Southlake Orthopaedics according to a Sept. 29 report from EWrestlingNews and Roode's Instagram page. 
  2. Maine orthopedic clinic hires 5th female surgeon

    Bangor, Maine-based Northern Light Orthopedics welcomed its fifth female orthopedic surgeon, Megan Richards, MD.
  3. 4 of America's richest people associated with medtech giant Stryker

    Forbes released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in America, with four people associated with orthopedic tools developer Stryker making the list. 
  4. Hoag Orthopedic Institute adds four new surgeons

    Irvine, Calif.-based Hoag Orthopedic Institute has added four new orthopedic surgeons to its medical staff, according to a Sept. 29 press release shared with Becker's. 
  1. New York surgeon pleads guilty to predatory $31M back surgery scheme

    New York City pain specialist and surgeon Sady Ribeiro, MD, pleaded guilty to two fraud charges related to a $31 million trip-and-fall scheme that "preyed upon" extremely poor people, the Justice Department said Sept. 29.
  2. Johnson & Johnson, Globus Medical and more: 12 robotic updates

    From a robotic surgery platform in space to a $21.3 million expansion, here are 12 robotic updates Becker's has reported on since July 5. 
  3. Montana health system to open brain, spine clinic

    Kalispell, Mont.-based Logan Health will open a brain and spine clinic in Helena, Mont., according to a Sept. 29 news release in MontanaRightNow.com.
  4. 10 highest-paying cities for early-career, mid-career orthopedic surgeons

    Savannah, Ga. is the highest paying U.S. city for early-career (1 to 7 years) orthopedic surgeons, while Louisville, Ky. is the highest-paying city for mid-career (8 to 14 years) orthopedic surgeons, based on data compiled from Medscape's 2022 salary reporter. 
  5. MIS, value-based care and more: Trends spine surgeons should follow

    From evolving surgical techniques to developments in healthcare pay, seven spine surgeons shared trends they advise their peers to keep an eye on.
  6. 3 spine, orthopedic surgeons honored in Q3

    Here are three surgeons who were recognized for their accomplishments in spine and orthopedics during the third quarter of 2022.
  7. An engineer-turned-surgeon's outlook on orthopedic robots

    The orthopedic industry is nearing an age of robotics when it comes to joint replacement robots, one surgeon predicts.
  8. Michigan health system sees 125+ robotic cases in 9 months, opens orthopedic institute

    On the heels of a strong start to its robotic joint replacement program, Traverse City, Mich.-based Munson Healthcare opened an orthopedic institute, Traverse City Record Eagle reported Sept. 29.
  9. DISC Sports & Spine Center adds Dr. Vivek Babaria as physician partner

    DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach, Calif. added Vivek Babaria, DO, as a physician partner.

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