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  1. Medtronic proposes takeover of medical devicemaker: 3 things to know

    Medtronic offered to acquire medical device company Intersect ENT, insiders told Bloomberg.
  2. Texas hospital clinches spine surgery certification, recognized as Orthopaedic Center of Excellence

    Midland (Texas) Memorial Hospital and the Total Joint and Spine Center has been designated as an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, according to a July 8 MRT.com report.
  3. Consolidation boom expected in spine post-pandemic: 5 surgeons share insights

    Five spine surgeons discuss the impact of COVID-19 on consolidation in the spine field.

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  1. Feds, surgical groups reach $77.2M settlement over allegedly illegal referral arrangement

    Oklahoma City-based Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic and Multi-Specialty Surgery agreed to resolve allegations that it made improper payments in exchange for patient referrals over a 12-year period, the Department of Justice announced July 8.
  2. Aurora Spine shakes up leadership team & more: 10 device company notes

    Here are 10 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies:
  3. Medtronic, Centinel Spine & more — 11 CEO moves in the spine, orthopedic device industry

    Eleven spine and orthopedic device companies have appointed new CEOs so far this year:
  4. Life Spine begins clinical trial for expandable spacer implant

    Spinal implant manufacturer Life Spine began a clinical trial of its Prolift Lateral Expandable system July 7.

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  1. Happe Spine earns patent for PEEK tech

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent for Happe Spine's PEEK technology, according to a July 8 report.
  2. Spine patients prescribed most opioids 3 months post-surgery, AAOS study finds

    A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that patient-reported pain at hospital discharge is linked to increased opioid use during the 90-day postoperative period.
  3. Medtronic, DePuy Synthes in spine: 5 key comparisons

    Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson's DePuy Synthes lead the spine market and continue to make interesting moves to expand their presence in the field.
  4. Synaptive Medical recruits former Stryker VP as CEO

    Marc Buntaine on July 7 was appointed CEO of Synaptive Medical, a Toronto-based company that develops robotic surgical devices. 
  1. 7 CEO moves at spine, orthopedic practices in 2020

    Seven spine and orthopedic practices have installed new CEOs so far this year:
  2. Augmented reality in spine — Where we stand and what's to come

    Augmented reality-assisted spine surgery became a reality in June when two neurosurgeons from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore performed a pair of spine procedures with a new FDA-approved device.
  3. 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.
  4. OrthoVirginia welcomes new CEO

    Richmond-based OrthoVirginia has appointed John Phipps, MD, CEO July 6.
  5. 5-physician practice joins Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

    Chicago-based Northwest Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine joined Illinois Bone & Joint Institute July 1.
  6. Texas health system breaks ground on complex spine facility

    A new medical office is coming to Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin (Texas) according to a July 7 Connect Texas report.
  7. Setting spine practices up for success post-pandemic: 5 industry insights

    The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced many new challenges for spine practices, but industry leaders believe those that aim to thrive post-pandemic must prepare for the future now.
  8. 15 orthopedic surgeons on the move in June

    Here are 15 orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians who joined new practices or received new appointments in June:
  9. Dr. Adam Kremer becomes 2nd surgeon at Michigan practice

    Jagannathan Neurosurgery in Troy, Mich., has recruited Adam Kremer, MD, as its second neurosurgeon, according to a July 6 report.

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