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  1. 6 places adding spine, orthopedic robots in April

    Becker's reported on six hospitals and health systems adding spine and orthopedic robots in April:
  2. Alphatec sees 61% revenue jump, more surgeon adoption in Q1: 4 notes

    Alphatec saw a revenue leap in the first quarter of 2022, according to financial results posted May 5.
  3. ZimVie's spine sales fall 13.9% in Q1: 5 notes

    Zimmer Biomet's spine and dental spinoff company, ZimVie, dipped in its first quarter revenue and spine sales, according to results posted May 5.

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  1. How the 'Neiman Marcus' of spine practices plans to compete with large groups, MSOs

    While some practices are looking to expand across state lines, Spine Center Atlanta plans to focus on the Georgia market, founder and spine surgeon James Chappuis, MD, said.
  2. Stryker appoints new leader for orthopedic, spine business

    Preston Wells, vice president of investor relations at Stryker, was appointed vice president and group CFO for the devicemaker's spine and orthopedic business.
  3. AI and AR-powered spinal guidance system debuts

    Surgalign's artificial intelligence and augmented reality surgical guidance system was debuted at Indiana Spine Hospital in Carmel, Ind.
  4. Accelus launches interbody cage for endoscopic, minimally invasive spinal fusion

    Accelus launched its TiHawk7 interbody cage for endoscopic and minimally invasive lumbar fusions.

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  1. NuVasive's Pulse surpasses 500 cases; robotics will be a 'key application'

    NuVasive's Pulse integrated spine surgery system was a key growth driver in the first quarter and has been used in more than 500 commercial cases, the company said in its first-quarter earnings call May 4, according to Seeking Alpha.
  2. 3 orthopedic surgeon moves in April

    An orthopedic surgeon was appointed president of the Oklahoma State Medical Association and two other orthopedic surgeons who joined new practices or assumed new titles in April:
  3. Stryker promotes new board leadership

    Stryker promoted two members of its board of directors to leadership positions.
  4. Father and son duo mark 100th robotic spine surgery together

    Sarbpaul Bhalla, MD, and his son, Amandeep Bhalla, MD, completed their 100th spine surgery using the ExcelsiusGPS robot as a team, according to a May 4 email to Becker's.
  1. Ownership loss, declining reimbursement and more: Orthopedics' biggest threats

    From reimbursement challenges to supply and demand challenges, orthopedic surgeons are concerned about threats to the specialty.
  2. Florida Orthopaedic Institute's CEO on the advantages, challenges and limits of orthopedic supergroups

    Orthopedic clinics looking to join a larger group practice should come in with an open mind and be prepared for significant changes, according to Michael Doyle, CEO of Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
  3. 5 facilities earning spine, orthopedic recognition from The Joint Commission

    The Joint Commission recognizes excellence in care at healthcare facilities. In 2022, the organization handed out multiple nods for spine and orthopedic care.
  4. NuVasive posts 7.2% revenue increase in Q1: 4 notes

    NuVasive on May 4 posted revenue growth in the first quarter of 2022 and almost $20 million in net profit.
  5. $70M deal to acquire Nextremity Solutions closes, new leadership named

    Medartis completed its acquisition of orthopedic devicemaker Nextremity Solutions.
  6. Medtech leadership shakeup: 11 CEO moves at Smith+Nephew, J&J and more

    Leadership changes are afoot in the medtech industry, with several spine and orthopedic device companies announcing new CEOs in the first four months of 2022:
  7. Robotic-assisted hip replacements debut in Hawaii

    The first robot-assisted hip replacement using the Rosa hip system was completed at Honolulu Spine Center. 
  8. Wenzel Spine names CEO, SeaSpine's new leadership and more: 9 device company notes

    Camber Spine's latest patent and eight more updates from spine and orthopedic devicemakers in the last week:
  9. How Walmart, CVS Health will affect spine care: 4 surgeon insights

    Retail giants such as Walmart and CVS Health are continuing their push into healthcare, offering cost-friendly and convenient care close to patients' homes, and more providers are taking notice.

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