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  1. Spinal Simplicity's SI joint system gets FDA clearance

    Spinal Simpicity's Patriot-SI posterior implant system for sacroiliac joint fusion earned FDA 510(k) clearance.
  2. Former WWE star needs double knee, shoulder replacement

    Former World Wrestling Entertainment and Extreme Championship Wrestling star turned commentator Taz needs a double knee and double shoulder replacement, according to a May 1 report from Wrestle Zone.
  3. West Texas Orthopedics adds Iovera treatment

    Midland-based West Texas Orthopedics has become the first practice in the area to add Iovera treatment to assist in chronic knee pain and post-op pain control for patients undergoing total knee replacement, according to a May 1 report from MRT.com.

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  1. Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health cut ribbon on $6.5M sports medicine facility

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health have cut the ribbon on a $6.5 million sports medicine and sports performance training facility at the Erie (Pa.) Sports Center, according to a May 1 report from Erie News Now. 
  2. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush adds endoscopic spine surgery

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has added endoscopic spine surgery, an ultra-minimally invasive procedure. 
  3. 5 highest-paid orthopedic surgeons in Phoenix

    The highest-paid orthopedic surgeon in Phoenix earns $937,800, according to Medscape's salary reporter tool, which is much higher than the mean annual wage of $378,250 orthopedic surgeons make according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Stryker's Mako Spine now projected for Q4 launch: 5 earnings call notes

    Stryker is making strides in its spine robot launch and saw strong spine business growth in the first quarter of 2024, leaders said in an April 30 earnings call.

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  1. How 8 spine, orthopedic billionaires built their fortunes

    Eight individuals with ties to spine and orthopedics were named to Forbes' 38th annual World's Billionaires list.
  2. 4 new OrthoIndy clinics in 1 year

    Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy has had a big year when it comes to expanding its footprint in the state. 
  3. Rothman cuts Q1 expenses by 11%

    Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute reduced its expenses 11.3% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2023.
  4. Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout to undergo knee surgery

    Los Angeles Angels player Mike Trout is set to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to an April 30 report from NBC Sports Chicago. 
  1. Cervical disc replacement vs. MIS cervical foraminotomy: Which is better?

    Cervical disc replacement may have advantages over minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy to treat cervical radiculopathy, according to a study published in the May 2024 issue of The Spine Journal.
  2. 9 medtech notes: Medtronic, Stryker and more

    From layoffs to quarterly updates, here are nine updates from spine and orthopedic medtech companies since April 24.
  3. 5 spine surgeon moves in April

    Banner Health and Hoag are among the places that promoted spine surgeons or added new physicians.
  4. Stryker sees $5.2B in Q1 sales

    Stryker saw a 9.7% year-over-year increase in sales during the first quarter of 2024, according to financial results posted April 30.
  5. Minnesota Timberwolves coach to undergo knee surgery following sideline collision

    Minnesota Timberwolves basketball coach Chris Finch is set to undergo knee surgery on May 1 to repair a ruptured right patellar tendon following a sideline collision at an April 28 game, according to an April 30 report from the StarTribune.
  6. Aurora Spine's revenue grows in Q4

    Aurora Spine saw fourth quarter growth in 2023, according to financial results posted April 29.
  7. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush promotes 5 physician leaders

    Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has promoted five physicians to new leadership roles effective immediately. 
  8. Atlantis Orthopedics, South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine merge

    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Atlantis Orthopedics and Port St. Lucie-based South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have plans to merge with a May launch.
  9. Dr. Sravan Dhulipala creates ortho-specific AI scribe

    Orthopedic surgeon Sravan Dhulipala, MD, has launched OrthoScribe, an orthopedic-specific, artificial intelligence-powered live transcription and speech analysis product. 

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