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  1. Mayo surgeon becomes 1st to use Wright Medical's new software in shoulder arthroplasty

    An orthopedic surgeon at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic completed the first shoulder arthroplasty procedure using Wright Medical's Blueprint Mixed Reality technology, according to a July 15 announcement.
  2. DME owner pleads guilty in kickback, fraud case totaling millions of dollars: 4 details

    The owner of a Georgia-based durable medical equipment company pleaded guilty to participating in a multimillion-dollar Medicare kickback and telemedicine fraud scheme, the Department of Justice announced July 14.
  3. Spine Wave introduces new allograft

    Spinal implant developer Spine Wave has launched its Tempest Allograft Bone Matrix, according to a July 14 news release.

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  1. Johnson & Johnson's Q2 knee sales tumble 50% in the US — 6 earnings insights

    Johnson & Johnson's second-quarter orthopedic sales in the U.S. were down 34.7 percent year over year, at $869 million.
  2. UAMS Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine opens 2nd center with 7 physicians

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock opened a second Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine center in Lowell, according to a July 15 Arkansas Business report.
  3. 12 insights on orthopedic surgeon net worth, debt & compensation

    Medscape has published its "Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2020" and "Physician Compensation Report 2020," shedding light on the economic situation for physicians in more than 20 specialties.
  4. UAMS to build proton therapy center for spine, brain tumors

    Arkansas' first proton therapy treatment center is being planned for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Radiation Oncology Center in Little Rock, according to a July 15 KATV report.

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  1. Bioventus invests $15M in CartiHeal with option for acquisition

    Orthobiologics company Bioventus said July 16 that it has invested $15 million in CartiHeal and agreed on an option structure to acquire the company pending approval of its Agili-C implant. 
  2. RTI Surgical OKs $480M sale of OEM business, names new CEO

    RTI Surgical shareholders have approved the sale of its original equipment manufacturer business to a private equity firm in a $480 million cash deal, according to a July 15 announcement.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon arrested, charged with possession of opioids with intent to deliver

    A Nebraska orthopedic surgeon was arrested after a seven-month investigation into his prescribing practices with one patient, Lincoln Journal-Star reports.
  4. Drs. Richard Morgan, Thomas DiStefano & more: 5 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Five orthopedic surgeons making the news this week:
  1. The Core Institute nears move-in for new medical office

    Phoenix-based The Core Institute is preparing to move into a new medical office in Gilbert, Ariz., which completed construction this month, AZ Big Media reports.
  2. Louisiana hospital surpasses 1,000 robotic surgeries in under 2 years

    Covington, La.-based Avala Hospital has completed more than 1,000 robotic surgeries in less than two years, according to a July 15 news release.
  3. Zimmer Biomet not yet in the clear for allegedly stolen trade secrets — 3 details

    The U.S. International Trade Commission plans to review an earlier ruling that Zimmer Biomet didn't violate the intellectual property rights of another bone cement maker, according to Bloomberg Law and a notice posted on the ITC website July 13.
  4. 6 surgeons on the next big breakthrough in spine: Advanced imaging, new robotic applications & more

    Six spine surgeons discuss emerging technologies and what advancements will provide the most value in the field.
  5. Is Medtronic on a shopping spree? & more: 7 device company key notes

    Here are seven key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week:
  6. Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio boosts spine, orthopedic care at local hospital

    Lima-based Orthopaedic Institute of Ohio is expanding services at Mary Rutan Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Bellefontaine, Ohio, according to a July 15 Bellefontaine Examiner report.
  7. Dr. Erin Kiehna removes rare brain tumor from pediatric patient

    Erin Kiehna, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Charlotte, N.C.-based Novant Health, recently performed a novel procedure to remove a rare brain tumor from a 2-year-old patient, WBTV reports.
  8. The Core Institute adds 7 providers to 180+ team

    Phoenix-based The Core Institute has added orthopedic traumatologist Amanda Wright, DO, and six physician assistants to its practice, according to a July 14 Daily Independent report.
  9. 7D Surgical radiation-free spine surgery system gets European approval

    Medical device company 7D Surgical on July 15 achieved CE Mark certification for its Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery system for spine surgery.

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