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  1. Who is the best spine surgeon in the US? ChatGPT answers

    ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot from OpenAI, has become popular for its practical and entertaining applications.
  2. Mercy, St. Louis Cardinals extend sports medicine partnership through 2032

    Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy signed a 10-year sports medicine partnership extension with MLB's St. Louis Cardinals.
  3. 7 developments in artificial disc replacement

    Here are seven updates on total disc replaecment since Feb. 22:

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  1. Altru Health System surpasses 3K Mako robot joint replacement surgeries

    Orthopedic surgeons at Altru Health System in Grand Forks, N.D., have performed more than 3,000 surgeries with the Mako robot system, according to an April 15 report by Grand Forks Herald.
  2. 6 developments in SI joint technology

    Here are six updates in sacroiliac joint technology since the beginning of 2023:
  3. Here's how orthopedic physician pay compares to US inflation rates over 5 years

    Orthopedic physician pay has risen in the last five years, while the U.S. inflation rate has fluctuated.
  4. Another advisory firm supports anticipated spine company merger

    A few days after earning a vote of confidence from the Institutional Shareholder Services, proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis gave its recommendation for Globus Medical and NuVasive's merger.

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  1. What 5 Zimmer Biomet execs were paid since 2020

    Zimmer Biomet's CEO Bryan Hanson's total compensation grew to about $16.4 million in 2022, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission proxy filing.
  2. Aurora Spine's new SI joint fixation system debuts

    Aurora Spine's SiLO TFX minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fixation system debuted, the devicemaker said April 17.
  3. The trouble with robotic joint replacements

    Seven orthopedic surgeons connected with Becker's to discuss the biggest drawbacks of robotic joint replacement technology. 
  4. How the net worth of 8 orthopedic billionaires has changed in 5 years

    Eight Americans who earned their wealth in orthopedics were named to Forbes' 2023 world billionaires list. 
  1. Independent advisors support NuVasive, Globus Medical merger

    Independent proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services recommended NuVasive shareholder to vote in favor of the devicemaker's proposed merger with Globus Medical, according to an April 14 news release. 
  2. New Jersey spine practice merges with rehabilitation group

    Orthopedic and Spine Integrated Services merged with Spine and Rehabilitation Centers of New Jersey.
  3. Orthopedic surgeon compensation compared to the 5 highest-, lowest-earning physician specialties

    Orthopedic surgeons were the second-highest-paid physician specialists this year, earning $46,000 less than plastic surgeons, according to Medscape's 2023 "Physician Compensation Report" published April 14, which surveyed more than 10,000 physicians across 29 specialties.
  4. Surgalign could be delisted from Nasdaq

    Surgalign has 45 days to avoid being delisted from Nasdaq, the company said April 14.
  5. Curiteva's 3D printed cervical interbody system debuted

    The first cases with Curiteva's 3D-printed Inspire Porous PEEK HAFuse cervical interbody system were completed, the devicemaker said April 14.
  6. Here's how orthopedic pay changed over 5 years, per Medscape

    Over the last five years, orthopedic physician compensation has continued to climb, according to reports from Medscape.
  7. Orthopedic physician pay hits $573K: Medscape

    The average salary for orthopedic physicians reached $573,000, according to Medscape's Physician Compensation Report 2023.
  8. Crystal Clinic expands Warren clinic

    Fairlawn, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic is growing its clinic in Warren, Ohio. 
  9. Mercy names orthopedics, sports medicine leader

    Chesterfield, Mo.-based Mercy appointed Matt Wright to lead orthopedics and sports medicine, the health system said April 13.

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