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  1. Orthopedic surgeon income offers up 16.7% year over year: 15 insights

    Orthopedic surgeons were the 15th most-requested specialists from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020, according to Merritt Hawkins' "2020 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives and the Impact of COVID-19."
  2. Medtronic to buy Medicrea for 22% above share price: 6 details

    Medtronic entered into an agreement to acquire Medicrea, a spine device company that includes artificial intelligence, predictive modeling and patient-specific implant offerings.
  3. Kahtnu Surgical raises $2M+ to boost spine, orthopedic implant development

    Spinal implant developer Kahtnu Surgical has raised $2.15 million in a Series A financing round, according to a July 15 announcement.

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  1. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  2. Spineart lines up Meditech Spine as 1st acquisition

    Medical device company Spineart signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atlanta-based Meditech Spine, according to a July 14 announcement.
  3. 2 hospitals with new spine surgery programs

    Two hospitals have added spine surgery programs in the past month:
  4. Smith+Nephew introduces robotic system for knee replacement

    The FDA granted Smith+Nephew 510(k) clearance for its Cori Surgical System on July 14.

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  1. 76% of orthopedic surgeons say Q4 volumes look bleak: 7 study findings

    Surgeons aren't optimistic that orthopedic surgery volumes will return to normal by the end of the year, according to new survey results from Canaccord Genuity, an investment banking and financial services firm.
  2. Most orthopedic surgeons expect 2nd COVID-19 wave to knock volumes + 8 more insights

    Canaccord Genuity's latest survey results indicated that the "sharp bounce-back" in orthopedic surgery volumes to end the second quarter may be unsustainable, an analyst from the investment banking and financial services firm told Medical Device And Diagnostic Industry.
  3. 30-physician orthopedic group teams with Renown Health to boost access to care

    Reno (Nevada) Orthopedic Clinic, a 30-physician practice, has teamed with Renown Health to expand access to care, according to a July 14 Fox11 report.
  4. Intralink-Spine expands clinical trials for injectable product

    Spinal device company Intralink-Spine has expanded clinical trials of its Rejuve device in Australia, according to a July 14 news release.
  1. Coronavirus delays trial of spine surgeon who fled US after allegedly performing 500+ unnecessary surgeries

    Former Cincinnati-based spine surgeon Atiq Durrani, MD, fled to Pakistan in 2013 after he was charged with performing unnecessary surgeries on more than 500 patients, local NBC affiliate WLWT5 reports.
  2. Alabama hospital 'tops off' $250M orthopedic & spine tower

    The Orthopedic & Spine Tower at Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital has reached its structural completion, according to a July 14 Huntsville Business Journal report.
  3. Ulrich Medical USA launches posterior fixation system

    Spinal implant manufacturer Ulrich Medical USA launched its Momentum posterior spinal fixation system July 13.
  4. Medacta gets nod for AR knee system, plans applications for spine

    The FDA provided 510(k) clearance for Medacta's NextAR system for total knee replacements July 13.
  5. Dr. Christopher Tomaras completes 100th robotic spine surgery at Atlanta ASC: 4 details

    Christopher Tomaras, MD, performed the 100th robotic spinal fusion at Atlanta-based Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery in May.
  6. $5M given to Connecticut hospital to develop neuroscience program

    Greenwich (Conn.) Hospital received a $5 million gift to establish The Jean and David W. Wallace Medical Director Neurovascular Surgery Program, according to a July 12 report by Greenwich Time.
  7. Spine societies award $240K to fund spinal deformity research

    The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Scoliosis Research Society and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America have awarded $240,000 in research grants to fund spinal deformity studies, according to a July 13 announcement.
  8. OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports to open new clinic

    Birmingham-based OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports is opening a clinic in Hoover July 15, the Birmingham Business Journal reports.
  9. Nexxt Spine bolsters sales team with former NuVasive, Stryker executives

    Spine device manufacturer Nexxt Spine has strengthened its sales team with two new hires.

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