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  1. 5 things to know about Synergy Orthopedic Specialists

    San Diego-based Synergy Orthopedic Specialists recently acquired San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopedic center to create an orthopedic group with over 25 physicians. 
  2. DePuy Synthes to restructure orthopedic segments

    DePuy Synthes plans to restructure to grow its sports medicine and shoulder surgery businesses, former executive Rajit Kamal said in a March 5 LinkedIn post. 
  3. Dr. Christopher Battista performs South Carolina's first spine case with patient-specific implant

    Christopher Battista, MD, of Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Summerville, S.C., performed the state's first surgery using a 3D-printed custom implant.

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  1. Claxton Hepburn Medical Center adds orthopedic surgeon

    Michael Magee, MD, joined the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center orthopedic surgery team, according to a recent LinkedIn post from the hospital. 
  2. Orthopedic surgeons' biggest inspirations

    Four orthopedic surgeons connected with Becker's to discuss the biggest inspirations to their orthopedic careers.
  3. Study finds correlation between telomere length and spine surgery complication risk

    Short telomere length was linked to an increased risk of complications after spinal deformity surgery, according to a study in the Journal of Nerosurgery.
  4. 2 California orthopedic practices form 25+ physician group

    San Diego Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center is joining Synergy Orthopedic Specialists in San Diego to form a group with more than 25 physicians.

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  1. Inova Sports Medicine partners with Major League Soccer club

    Fairfax, Va.-based Inova Sports Medicine partnered with D.C. United, a Major League Soccer team.
  2. Walmart-based spine chain changes hands: A timeline of The Back Space

    Retail spine chain The Back Space was previously under Brentwood, Tenn.-based IMAC Holdings until it was sold.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon sues Vanderbilt over alleged discrimination

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center is being sued by an orthopedic surgeon who's alleging discrimination, Nashville Scene reported March 2.
  4. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Freeman joins Axis as chief medical advisor

    Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Mark Freeman, MD, has joined Axis Research and Technologies, a bioskills, cadaver lab and surgical training company, as its chief medical advisor. 
  1. Centinel Spine is now covered by all major payers

    Access to Centinel Spine's Prodisc L lumbar total disc replacement system is expanding as Aetna has updated its guidelines to include one-level lumbar total disc replacement in its coverage. 
  2. Proprio introduces surgical navigation system into operating rooms

    Proprio has introduced its flagship system, Paradigm, into operating rooms around the U.S.
  3. ZimVie to partner with Brainlab for spine portfolio

    ZimVie, Zimmer Biomet's spinoff company, plans to use a new partnership to strengthen its spine business, President and CEO Vafa Jamali said in a March 1 earnings call.
  4. 19 medical centers designated 'orthopedic centers of excellence' in the US

    Nineteen hospitals have received an orthopedic center of excellence designation from health accreditor DNV Healthcare.  
  5. Texas hospital adds Holo Portal spine system

    Medical City Frisco (Texas), an HCA Healthcare affiliate, has added Surgalign's Holo Portal Surgical Navigation System for lumbar spine procedures to its clinical toolkit. 
  6. Mayfield Brain & Spine opens 5th location

    Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine has opened its fifth location in the region on Cincinnati's east side, according to a March 1 report from the Cincinnati Business Courier. 
  7. Aurora Spine to launch study for color-coded cervical implants

    Aurora Spine earned Institutional Review Board approval to begin a multicenter study of its Dexa-C cervical interbody system, the devicemaker said March 2. 
  8. The issues spine surgeons are advocating for outside of the operating room

    Many spine surgeons do work to push for awareness and advocacy for their colleagues and patients. Ten spine surgeons told Becker's about the issues that matter to them.
  9. OrthoVirginia to open $50M facility

    Lynchburg-based OrthoVirginia will open a new location in Midlothian, Va. in 2024, the practice said March 2.

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