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  1. Where former device company execs go to work

    Leading spine and orthopedic device companies have served as a springboard for some executives' careers. Since Sept. 1, Becker's has reported on five moves from former executives from Stryker, Medtronic and more.
  2. A timeline of Rothman Orthopaedics' Florida expansion

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute made its first foray into the Florida market in September 2020. Here's a timeline on how the expansion has progressed over the last year:
  3. 5 fast facts about Beacon Orthopaedics' CEO

    Andy Blankemeyer is CEO of Sharonville, Ohio-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

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  1. Machine-assisted orthopedic surgery could see steady growth through 2031

    The global market for computer-assisted orthopedic surgery will grow at a steady rate of 5.5 percent over the next decade, according to a survey by market research firm Fact.MR.
  2. Fewer surgeons, more assistants: 7 predictions for orthopedic surgery

    If the past decade is any indication, the field of orthopedic surgery could look dramatically different in 2031 than it does today. According to these seven orthopedic surgeons, some of the most likely changes include shifting roles for clinicians.
  3. CoreLink surpasses 5K cases with sacroiliac joint fusion implants

    Spine implant maker CoreLink has surpassed 5,000 cases with its Entasis lateral sacroiliac joint fusion system, according to a Sept. 16 news release.
  4. 6 essential tips for spine surgeons entering practice

    Establishing a practice can be daunting in the early days of a spine surgeon's career, where so many decisions are critical to ensure you're starting on the right foot, such as choosing the right orthopedic group or health system, signing a fair contract, developing your surgical technique or managing your finances.
  1. Stryker orthopedic sales rep may be next 'Bachelor' star

    A sales representative for Stryker's orthopedic products may be the next star of ABC's The Bachelor.
  2. 2 New Jersey surgeons on how independent practices can thrive

    With consolidation accelerating, some practices are strategizing how to remain independent.
  3. CMS saved nearly $24M in joint replacement bundles at HSS between 2014 and 2019

    Value-based care can improve the quality of treatment for orthopedic surgery patients and reduce overall costs, according to findings from New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.
  4. Anthem BCBS, Beacon Orthopaedics bundle saves employers $1M+ in 1st year

    Sharonville, Ohio-based Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio are piloting a bundled payment agreement that has saved employers more than $1 million in its first year, Cincinnati Business Courier reported Sept. 15.
  1. 7 places hiring orthopedic surgeons

    Seven hospitals and practices hiring orthopedic surgeons, using LinkedIn's Job Search tool:
  2. 7 places hiring spine surgeons

    Seven practices hiring spine surgeons, using LinkedIn's Job Search tool:
  3. Zimmer Biomet's spine spinoff named, product launches & more: 5 device company notes

    From Stryker's new orthopedic launch to the latest on Zimmer Biomet's spine and dental spinoff, here are five key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:
  4. Money well-spent: How 2 spine surgeons bolstered cybersecurity at their practices

    Cyberattacks increased significantly in 2020, amplified by a jump in extortion attempts against healthcare organizations and to acquire information related to COVID-19.
  5. Medical device company nabs 3 patents for sacroiliac joint procedure

    Tampa, Fla.-based medical device company PainTEQ received three patents for a minimally invasive procedure to help sacroiliac joint dysfunction patients, the company said Sept. 15.
  6. Spinal Elements launches 2 minimally invasive spine systems

    Spinal Elements' Luna XD and Orbit systems were made fully available in a commercial launch, according to a Sept. 15 news release.
  7. Optum Care Orthopaedics and Spine onboards 2 physicians

    Las Vegas-based Optum Care Orthopaedics and Spine added two surgeons, according to a Sept. 15 news release shared in Nevada Business.
  8. Medtronic loses bid to enforce noncompete against Alphatec exec

    A federal court in New York denied Medtronic a preliminary injunction in its noncompete lawsuit against Joseph Walland, former CEO of Medicrea, a New York City-based spine company that Medtronic acquired in November 2020.
  9. Former NuVasive CFO joins Augmedics

    Augmedics named Raj Asarpota as executive vice president and CFO in a Sept. 15 announcement.

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