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  1. Dr. Amber Randall joins Granite Orthopaedics

    Amber Randall, MD, joined the orthopedic surgery team at Prescott, Ariz.-based Granite Orthopaedics, according to a March 19 report by Arizona Daily Sun.
  2. Dr. David Altchek operates on New York Mets player

    David Altchek, MD, performed knee surgery on Edwin Díaz, a pitcher for Major League Baseball's New York Mets, on March 16 in Florida.
  3. Dr. Kevin Farmer named football conference physician of the year

    Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Farmer, MD, team physician for the Florida Gators college football team at Gainesville-based University of Florida, has been named the 2023 Southeastern Conference Team Physician of the Year. 

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  1. Spinal surgeons Dr. Mitchell Reiter and Dr. Mark Drzala launch metal allergy test device

    Two spinal surgeons, Mitchell Reiter, MD, and Mark Drzala, MD, have developed the first wearable metal allergy testing device. 
  2. Dr. Chris Hill completes his 50th AR spine surgery

    Chris Hill, DO, completed his 50th case using Augmedics' Xvision augmented reality spine system, the medtech company said in a March 21 tweet.
  3. 2 key developments for spine, orthopedic robots

    Becker's reported on two key developments from spine and orthopedic robots in March.
  4. Dr. Hamid Abbasi to teach OLLIF in Ecuador

    Hamid Abbasi, MD, PhD, chief medical officer of Inspired Spine, is planning another trip outside the U.S. to teach the oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion procedure.

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  1. 4 orthopedic practices moving into shopping malls

    Thirty-two U.S. malls have been turned into healthcare facilities, with one-third turning as a result of the pandemic. Orthopedic providers are joining the trend, with four practices moving to empty mall spaces in the last year. 
  2. OrthoCincy adds Ortho Louisville to group

    Edgewood, Ky.-based OrthoCincy added Ortho Louisville (Ky.) Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine under a new partnership. 
  3. Dr. Michael Gallizzi 1st in Colorado Rockies to incorporate 3 major endoscopic spine techniques

    Michael Gallizzi, MD, is the first spine surgeon in the Colorado Rockies region to incorporate three major endoscopic spine techniques in his practice.
  4. Former Cleveland Browns orthopedic surgeon Dr. Malcolm Brahms dies at 103

    Malcolm Brahms, MD, orthopedic practice founder, founding member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, and former Cleveland Browns team surgeon, died on March 19 at the age of 103, according to a March 20 report from Cleveland Jewish News.
  1. Cohen Orthopedics buys 47 acres for healthcare facility development

    Cohen Orthopedic, a Chillicothe, Ohio-based practice owned by Brian Cohen, MD, has purchased 47 acres of land to develop a new healthcare facility that will provide orthopedics, urgent care, primary care, cardiology, vascular surgery and general surgery, according to a March 20 report from Scioto Valley Guardian. 
  2. Aetna's total disc settlement may not happen

    Aetna's total disc replacement settlement could be on thin ice, according to court documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
  3. Study supports Medacta's MySpine preoperative planning system

    Medacta's MySpine software was found to be effective and safe in pedicle screw placement, according to a study in Surgical Technology International.
  4. Dr. Keith Meister set to perform elbow surgery on Washington Nationals player

    Keith Meister, MD, is set to perform elbow surgery on Washington Nationals pitcher Cade Cavalli on March 22.
  5. 5 things to know about Novant Health's orthopedic, spine department

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health offers orthopedic and spine care at 39 of its locations throughout the state. Here are five things to know about Novant Health: 
  6. 100% of orthopedic positions filled in 2023 residency match

    All available positions for orthopedic surgery residences were filled in 2023, according to data from the National Resident Matching Program. 
  7. Novant Health opens North Carolina spine clinic

    Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health has opened a new spine clinic in Mount Airy, N.C., according to a March 17 report from The Mount Airy News.
  8. IMAC Holdings to merge with Brain Scientific

    IMAC Holdings is merging with Brain Scientific.
  9. Surgalign launches upgrade to spine system

    Surgalign launched its next generation of the Holo Portal spine guidance system, the medtech company said March 20.

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