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  1. 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.
  2. OrthoVirginia to open $50M facility

    Lynchburg-based OrthoVirginia will open a new location in Midlothian, Va. in 2024, the practice said March 2.
  3. 7 states where orthopedic surgeon is the highest paying job

    There are seven states in the U.S. where orthopedic surgeons make more than any other profession, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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  1. 69 hospitals and health systems with an advanced hip, knee replacement certification

    Sixty-nine hospitals and health systems have received an advanced certification for hip and knee replacements from health accreditor DNV Healthcare. 
  2. Orthopedic surgeon sues health system for $24.7M over termination

    Paul Mason, MD, is suing Warsaw, N.Y.-based Wyoming County Community Health System over his termination more than a year ago, The Buffalo News reported March 1.
  3. ZimVie sees $30.3M net loss in Q4: 5 notes

    ZimVie on March 1 posted its fourth quarter and 2022 financial results.
  4. Alphatec sees 44% revenue jump in 2022 sales: 5 notes

    Alphatec on Feb. 28 posted record sales growth for the fourth quarter and full year of 2022.

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  1. Dr. Neal ElAttrache to perform knee surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers' infielder

    Neal ElAttrache, MD, is set to perform knee surgery on Gavin Lux, a shortstop for Major League Baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers. 
  2. IMAC Holdings sells retail spine company

    IMAC Holdings sold its retail spine company, The BackSpace, to Curis Functional Health.
  3. Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire named orthopedic surgery chief at Ascension Michigan hospital

    Jeffrey DeClaire, MD, founder of the Michigan Knee Institute in Rochester Hills, has been named chief of the department of orthopedic surgery at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, also in Rochester Hills. 
  4. Surgalign sells spine portfolio for $17M

    Xtant Medical has acquired Surgalign's Coflex product line for $17 million.
  1. Private equity is a mainstay in orthopedics. This group aims to change that.

    Durham, N.C.-based EmergeOrtho, Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy and Seattle-based Proliance Surgeons banded together to form an orthopedic group free of private equity, and its leaders hope others will follow their lead.
  2. Dr. Chad Campion completes 1st case combining 7D Flash and Firebird spinal fixation systems

    Chad Campion, MD, a spine surgeon at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was the first surgeon to used the 7D Flash navigation system in combination with the Firebird spinal fixation system, devicemaker Orthofix said in a Feb. 25 LinkedIn post.
  3. 5 spine surgeon moves in February

    Here are five spine surgeons who moved to new practices or changed their titles in February:
  4. Spine Care Technologies creates new advisory board

    Spine Care Technologies formed a new advisory board made up of four members.
  5. Bioventus' $450M acquisition could be nixed

    Bioventus may not acquire CartiHeal after all.
  6. Dr. Rhett Griggs joins Colorado Advanced Orthopedics

    Rhett Griggs, MD, has joined Meeker-based Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Spine's surgical team. 
  7. Dr. Jeffrey DeClaire reaches 30,000 knee surgeries

    Jeffrey DeClaire, MD, founder of the Michigan Knee Institute in Rochester Hills, has performed 30,000 knee surgeries in his 30 years of practice. 
  8. What kind of cars do orthopedic surgeons drive?

    Toyotas and Fords are the most popular car brands among orthopedic surgeons in 2023, according to a Feb. 24 Medscape report that looked at survey results from over 9,100 practicing physicians. 
  9. Dr. Jarrod Smith to bring orthopedic services to Ohio medical center

    Jarrod Smith, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Scott Orthopedic Center in Huntington, W.V., has begun accepting patients at St. Mary's Family Care in Ironton, Ohio, according to a Feb. 27 report from the Ironton Tribune.

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