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  1. Do higher-paying states have more orthopedic surgeons per capita?

    New Hampshire has the highest number of orthopedic surgeons per capita, according to an August report from Becker's. It also has the fifth highest yearly wage for orthopedic surgeons, at $256,380. 
  2. UC San Diego Health receives spine surgery certification

    UC San Diego Health has received The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery. 
  3. 4 hospitals adding spine, orthopedic robots

    Becker's reported on four hospitals onboarding spine and orthopedic robots in October:

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  1. 1-year data on Zimmer Biomet's Apple Watch integration is out: 5 notes

    Zimmer Biomet's mymobility platform for the Apple Watch was found to be effective in helping knee replacement patients recover compared to traditional care, according to one-year data.
  2. 6 things to know about Steamboat Orthopedic and Spine Institute

    The Steamboat Orthopedic and Spine Institute provides care to residents of Northwest Colorado and the surrounding region. Here are six things to know about the practice: 
  3. Johnson & Johnson MedTech names R&D leader

    Ahmet Tezel, PhD, was named Johnson & Johnson MedTech's company group chair and global head of medtech innovation and R&D.
  4. Mississippi hospital adds ExcelsiusGPS robot

    Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven, Miss. became the first hospital in northern Mississippi to install Globus Medical's ExcelsiusGPS robot.

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  1. NuVasive launches minimally invasive spine system

    NuVasive launched the NuVasive Tube System and Excavation Micro for minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions and decompressions, the devicemaker said Nov. 7.
  2. Utah hospital adds Cori surgical robot

    Kevin Sagers, DO, the only orthopedic surgeon certified in robot-assisted knee revision procedures, is using Mountain Point Medical Center's newest technology.
  3. Stryker vs. Johnson & Johnson vs. Zimmer Biomet: How they compare in Q3

    Stryker, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet posted their third quarter financial results, along with data on how their orthopedic segments performed.
  4. Hospital for Special Surgery's 2nd Florida collaboration: 3 details about the facility

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has announced a collaboration with Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System to build a facility in North Naples. This will be the hospital's second facility in Florida. 
  1. 4 spine surgery milestones in October

    Here are four spine surgery milestones Becker's reported on in October:
  2. Hospital for Special Surgery to collaborate with Florida nonprofit system

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery will collaborate with Naples, Fla.-based NCH Healthcare System to bring orthopedic care to Naples and Southwest Florida. 
  3. Alphatec sees 43% revenue jump in Q3: 4 notes

    Spine devicemaker Alphatec reported a 43 percent year-over-year increase in third quarter revenue on Nov. 3.
  4. Dr. Dean Chou to lead NewYork-Presbyterian's spine division

    Dean Chou, MD, was named chief of the spine division at NewYork-Presbyterian's neurosurgery department.
  5. Inside Stryker's $4.5 billion 3rd quarter

    Medtech giant Stryker finished the third quarter with $4.5 billion in net sales. Here are 10 Stryker updates Becker's reported on in the third quarter. 
  6. Integrated Endoscopy launches single-use device for arthroscopy

    Medtech company Integrated Endoscopy launched the second generation of NUVIS, its single-use endoscope for arthroscopic surgical procedures. 
  7. Dr. Michael Wang completes his 50th Xvision case

    Michael Wang, MD, of University of Miami Health, completed his 50th case with Xvision, Augmedics said in a Nov. 4 tweet.
  8. Orthopedic surgeons leaving SSM Health will partner with HOPCo for independent group

    Eleven orthopedic surgeons who resigned from SSM Health Dean Medical Group in Madison, Wis., plan to open a specialty hospital and multiple ASCs in the next two years, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Nov. 3.
  9. Dr. Michael Bisogno 1st to use surgical robot at New York hospital

    Michael Bisogno, MD, performed the first hip replacement using a Mako robotic arm at Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital, Huntington Now reported on Nov. 3. 

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