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  1. Stryker vs. Johnson & Johnson vs. Zimmer Biomet: How they compare in Q4

    Stryker, Johnson & Johnson and Zimmer Biomet posted their fourth quarter financial results, and data on their orthopedic sales.
  2. Connecticut orthopedic surgeon fined, reprimanded for operating on wrong hip

    A Connecticut orthopedic surgeon was fined $25,000 for operating on the wrong hip of a patient, the Hartford Courant reported Feb. 21. 
  3. 28 states with under 400 orthopedic surgeons

    While California has over 2,000 orthopedic surgeons — the most of any state — according to 2022 data from Definitive Healthcare, 28 states in the U.S. have under 400 practicing surgeons. 

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  1. Dr. Michael Wagner operates on former Detroit Tigers world champion

    Michael Wagner, DO, a surgeon at Mount Clemens, Mich.-based McLaren Macomb Hospital, performed a left knee replacement on former Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain. 
  2. 9 things to know about MD West One

    MD West One has been serving the Omaha, Neb., area for over 70 years. Here are nine things to know about the practice: 
  3. Crystal Clinic opens new location

    Fairlawn, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center opened a new location in Ashtabula, Ohio.
  4. Chicago Cubs head team physician retires

    Stephen Adams, MD, head team physician and medical director for the Chicago Cubs, retired, the MLB said Feb. 21. 

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  1. Non-screw-based lateral cage system earns FDA approval

    Spinal implant company Expanding Innovations has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its X-Pac Expandable Lateral Cage System, a non-screw-based implant that addresses the core principles of lateral lumbar interbody fusion. 
  2. Spinal muscular atrophy solution earns FDA fast-track designation

    Biopharmaceutical company Biohaven has earned fast track designation from the FDA for its spinal muscular atrophy treatment taldefgrobep alfa.
  3. Think Surgical names chief technology officer

    Peter Verrillo was named Think Surgical's chief technology officer, the orthopedic robotics company said Feb. 21.
  4. 5 orthopedic practices using BEAR implants to know

    Here are five orthopedic practices that were the first to complete ACL repair procedures using bridge-enhanced ACL repair implant technology in their area:
  1. NuVasive's cervical interbody implant earns additional FDA indications

    NuVasive's Modulus cervical interbody implant was approved by the FDA for use with a bone void filler, the devicemaker said Feb. 21.
  2. OrthoAlliance adds South Bend Orthopaedics

    Cincinnati-based OrthoAlliance added South Bend (Ind.) Orthopaedics.
  3. Smith+Nephew to implement strategies to 'regain momentum' in orthopedics: 5 notes

    Smith+Nephew on Feb. 21 posted revenue growth in the fourth quarter and full year of 2022 and plans to deploy a 12-point plan to bolster its orthopedics segment.
  4. Medtronic sees $1.1B in spine sales during Q3 of fiscal year 2023

    Medtronic on Feb. 21 posted $7.7 billion in revenue during the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.
  5. Northwestern opens 12K-square-foot pain and spine facility

    Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine has opened a new Center for Pain and Spine Health in Bloomingdale, Ill., according to a Feb. 20 report from the Daily Herald.
  6. Shenandoah Medical Center adds new orthopedic specialists following MD West One partnership

    The Shenandoah (Iowa) Medical Center is adding four new orthopedic providers to its team, in part due to a new partnership with Omaha, Neb.-based MD West One, according to a Feb. 20 report from local radio station KMALand. 
  7. Spinal stimulation helps stroke patients move arm

    Spinal stimulation helped two stroke patients regain movement in their arm and hand, NPR reported Feb. 20.
  8. South Florida hospital becomes first to use Rosa system for deep brain stimulation

    Hollywood, Fla.-based Memorial Neuroscience Institute became the first hospital in South Florida to use the Zimmer Biomet Rosa system to perform deep brain stimulation.
  9. 5 recent developments in orthobiologics

    Here are five updates in regenerative medicine since the end of December:

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