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  1. Orthopedic surgeon compensation compared to the 5 highest-, lowest-earning physician specialties in 2024

    Orthopedic surgeons were the highest-paid physician specialists this year, earning $22,000 more than plastic surgeons, who took the second spot, according to Medscape's 2024 "Physician Compensation Report" published April 12. 
  2. Texas health system adds spinal navigation, imaging tech

    Wichita Falls, Texas-based United Regional Health Care System added Medtronic's StealthStation surgical navigation system and the O-Arm imaging tool, CBS affiliate KAUZ reported May 15.
  3. 5 medtech notes: Orthofix, Aurora Spine and more

    Here are five key updates from spine and orthopedic devicemakers since May 8:

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  1. The 5 AI algorithms FDA-cleared for orthopedics

    As of May 13, the FDA has cleared 882 artificial intelligence- and machine learning-enabled medical devices, including five orthopedic products. 
  2. Dr. Adam Cota joins Olympic Medical Center

    Orthopedic surgeon Adam Cota, MD, has joined Port Angeles, Wash.-based Olympic Medical Center, according to a May 15 report from the Sequim Gazette.
  3. The 21 best ASCs for spinal fusion, per US News

    U.S. News & World Report has named 218 ASCs as the top facilities for orthopedic and spine care in 2024. 
  4. Monogram Orthopaedics merges, changes name

    Artificial intelligence-driven orthopedic robotics company Monogram Orthopaedics plans to merge its wholly owned subsidiary, Monogram Technologies, into Monogram Orthopaedics. 

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  1. An overlooked ASC issue in CON states

    Certificate-of-need requirements in certain states are posing physician recruitment challenges for single-specialty surgery centers, Janet Carlson, Executive Director of ASCs at Commonwealth Pain & Spine, said.
  2. 3 spine devicemakers operating with a net gain in Q1

    Spine devicemakers have shared their first quarter financial results this year in recent weeks. Some companies saw gains in sales, along with net gains after accounting for operational costs.
  3. 5 spine devicemakers operating with a net loss in Q1

    Spine devicemakers have shared their first quarter financial results this year in recent weeks. While many companies saw gains in sales, some also saw a net loss after accounting for operational costs.
  4. SynerFuse names spine surgeon medical advisory board chair, vice chair

    Steven Falowski, MD, was named chair of SynerFuse's medical advisory board, and Deepak Reddy, MD was named vice chair.
  1. NBA, GE Healthcare partner for orthopedic research

    GE HealthCare in collaboration with Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Health is partnering with the National Basketball Association, the National Basketball Players Association and the Next Gen Basketball Players Union for a musculoskeletal and joint health study.
  2. Precision Coating taps orthopedic sales manager

    Hudson, Mass.-based surface coatings provider Precision Coating has tapped Eric Manojlović as its manager of orthopedic sales. 
  3. Northwestern neurosurgery director earns distinguished physician award

    Drew Spencer, MD, medical director of neurosurgery at Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital in Palos Heights, Ill., has received the inaugural St. George Foundation Distinguished Physician Award for neurosurgery. 
  4. Meet the supply chain leaders of 3 top spine device companies

    Leadership teams play a crucial role in running the top orthopedic and spine device companies nationwide. 
  5. Dr. Richard Ferkel operates on Atlanta Hawks player

    Richard Ferkel, MD, operated on Atlanta Hawks guard Seth Lundy, the team said on X, formerly known as Twitter.
  6. 10 common orthopedic, spine ASC outpatient procedures

    Knee arthroscopies, hip replacements and injections for back pain are three of 10 common outpatient procedures performed at orthopedic and spine ASCs, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  7. Share of hospital outpatient knee replacements exceed 80% in Q1

    Demand for outpatient knee replacements in hospitals continued to grow in the first quarter, according to Strata's "Performance Trends Report: Market Analysis and Hospital & Patient Volume Benchmarks First Quarter 2024."
  8. Aurora Spine's Q1 2024 sales grow 35.7%: 6 notes

    Aurora Spine saw a 35.7% year-over-year increase in first quarter sales, according to financial results posted May 13.
  9. States with the most US News-ranked top orthopedic ASCs

    California, Florida and Georgia have the most top-rated ASCs for spine and orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. 

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