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  1. 10 spine surgeons to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeons to know:
  2. How hospitals will fight to remain competitive in spine surgery: 7 surgeon insights

    Hospitals continue to lose spine procedures to the outpatient setting as CMS and commercial payers look to reduce healthcare costs and minimally invasive technologies allow for shorter surgeries with fewer complications.
  3. Medtronic boosts spine portfolio, NuVasive's Pulse debuts and more: 5 device company notes

    From leadership moves to technology debuts, here are five key updates from spine and orthopedic device companies in the last week:

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  1. Orthopedic surgeon to challenge for Florida city commissioner seat

    Orthopedic surgeon David Bellamy, MD, is challenging incumbent Tallahassee, Fla., City Commissioner Jeremy Matlow in the 2022 election, Florida Politics reported Oct. 6.
  2. Dr. Eric Chehab hosts Illinois Bone & Joint Institute's new patient education podcast

    The Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Des Plaines has launched a podcast to educate patients.
  3. Cement punctures heart of spine surgery patient

    A 56-year-old man had emergency surgery days after spine surgery after medical cement hardened in his heart, according to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  4. 6 orthopedic surgeon moves in September

    A surgeon was named CEO of a Canadian healthcare company, and five more orthopedic surgeons joined new practices or added to their titles in September:
  1. 3D-printed sacroiliac joint system gets FDA approval

    ChoiceSpine's Triton sacroiliac joint fixation system received FDA approval, according to an Oct. 5 news release. 
  2. 4 fast facts about Resurgens Orthopaedics' CEO

    Alex Bateman was named CEO of Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics in June 2020.
  3. NASS recognizes Dr. Frank Phillips

    The North American Spine Society awarded Frank Phillips, MD, with the 2021 Leon Wiltse Award, according to a news release shared with Becker's on Oct. 5.
  4. Vizient recognizes spine device company's surgical navigation system as innovative tech

    Healthcare services company Vizient has awarded Carlsbad, Calif.-based SeaSpine Holdings an innovative technology contract for its 7D Flash Navigation System, SeaSpine said Oct. 4.
  1. Spinal fracture system earns breakthrough designation from FDA

    Amber Implants' VCFix spinal system for treating vertebral fractures received a breakthrough device designation from the FDA, according to an Oct. 5 news release.
  2. Montecito acquires building that houses Rhode Island's largest orthopedic practice

    Montecito purchased a medical office building in East Greenwich, R.I., housing University Orthopedics.
  3. CEO to steer 'new course' at Hoag Orthopedic Institute

    Kim Mikes, BSN, RN, has been appointed CEO of Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, Calif.
  4. Dr. C. Lowry Barnes named medical director of MicroPort Orthopedics

    Medical device company MicroPort Orthopedics appointed orthopedic surgeon C. Lowry Barnes, MD, as medical director, according to an Oct. 5 news release.
  5. 'Patients will demand it': How awake spine surgery will develop in the next decade

    Neurosurgeon Vijay Yanamadala, MD, made history on Oct. 1 when he became the first surgeon to perform an awake spinal fusion in New England.
  6. 5 spine centers to know

    Here are five spine centers to know:
  7. 6 practices opened or announced in the last month

    Becker's has reported on four six? spine and orthopedic practices that opened or were announced since Sept. 1.
  8. IMAC Holdings acquires Louisiana orthopedic practice

    IMAC Holdings acquired Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Rehab Institute in Baton Rouge, according to an Oct. 4 news release.
  9. 7 key robotics updates from Q3

    From a revealing study about surgical robot technology to debut surgeries, here are seven key updates on spine and orthopedic robots in the third quarter.

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