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  1. $108M raised by Mainstay Medical to support US launch of back pain implant

    Mainstay Medical raised $108 million to fund the launch of its ReActiv8 implant in the U.S. and pursue post-market clinical studies.
  2. Tennessee spine practice moves to 'medical mall' — 4 details

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Neurosurgery and Spine has relocated to the Erlanger Medical Mall, Chattanoogan.com reported Feb. 16.
  3. 4 hospitals, health systems expanding spine services in January

    Here are four hospitals that have expanded spine programs in January:

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  1. Drs. Leesa Galatz, Stephen Murphy and more: 3 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    From a surgeon debuting augmented reality technology for joint replacements to another winning a leadership award, here are the latest orthopedists making the news:
  2. Zimmer Biomet's spine, dental spinoff gets CEO; 3 orthopedic companies named top employers and more: 4 device company notes

    From the latest development on Zimmer Biomet's plan to spin off its spine and dental business to Conformis' plan to launch common stock, here are the latest device company notes:
  3. Idaho orthopedic clinic to deliver coronavirus vaccinations

    The Sports and Orthopedic Center at Idaho State University in Pocatello is organizing a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for priority groups in the community, beginning Feb. 18, the Idaho State Journal reports.
  4. Florida spine center seeing patients at Baptist Health complex — 4 things to know

    The Spine Center at Miami Neuroscience Institute is now seeing patients at Baptist Health's 112,000-square-foot complex in Plantation, Fla.
  1. Oklahoma hospital becomes 2nd in state to receive Zimmer Biomet robot

    Enid, Okla.-based St. Mary's Regional Medical Center added Zimmer Biomet's Rosa Knee for total knee replacements.
  2. Florida orthopedic group to add spine surgery

    Atlantis Orthopaedics, with locations in Palm Beach Gardens and Lake Worth, Fla., aims to expand with new locations and by adding spine care to its list of services, South Florida Hospital News reported Feb. 16.
  3. Revamped Colorado hospital to offer spine, orthopedic surgery

    A new-look Centennial (Colo.) Hospital, formerly Centennial Medical Plaza, will open March 1 with a number of new service lines that include orthopedics and spine surgery, the Centennial Citizen reports.
  4. How Medtronic, Stryker, Johnson & Johnson's shares performed this week

    Here's how Medtronic, Stryker and Johnson & Johnson's shares have fluctuated over the last five days.
  1. Massachusetts, Rhode Island practices to forge 60-plus physician group

    Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics is partnering with Easton, Mass.-based Orthopedic Care Physician Network to become one of the biggest orthopedic groups in New England.
  2. OrthoLazer expands franchise, seeks partnerships

    OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers has franchise opportunities available, according to Scott Sigman, MD, founder of the Rochester, N.Y.-based company.
  3. 3 spine surgeons debut high-speed drills with Mazor robot

    Spine surgeons in Minnesota, Colorado and Indiana were the first in the U.S. to perform cases with Medtronic's newly approved Midas Rex high-speed drills.
  4. Former Medtronic exec to lead Zimmer Biomet's spine spinoff

    Vafa Jamali has been appointed CEO of NewCo, a new company that will be created by Zimmer Biomet spinning off its spine and dental businesses.
  5. 29 orthopedic devices receiving FDA clearance in January

    The FDA cleared 29 orthopedic devices in January.
  6. $30M center to house North Carolina health system's neuroscience institute

    Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, N.C., is building a $30 million center to expand its residency program and house its neuroscience institute, The Fayetteville Observer reported Feb. 15.
  7. 8 orthopedic partnerships in the past month — Smith+Nephew, OrthoNeuro & more

    From a couple of private equity deals to the expansion of a Center of Excellence network, here are eight orthopedic partnerships forged in the past month:
  8. 5 key developments at The Steadman Clinic since it secured PE investment

    In November 2019, The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., affiliated with private equity-backed Orthopedic Care Partners, which is now the holding company for seven practices across the U.S.
  9. How a single-payer system would affect spine care: 5 surgeons weigh in

    Many surgeons believe a single-payer healthcare system would decrease spine payments toward current Medicare rates and payments and limit access to care. Here, five surgeons share their thoughts on how a single-payer system would affect spine practice.

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