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  1. Dr. Scott Falci to lead Colorado hospital's spinal cord injury center

    Scott Falci, MD, has launched and will lead the Falci Institute for Spinal Cord Injuries at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.
  2. Judge tosses lawsuit alleging New York orthopedic surgeon set former office manager up for arrest

    A civil lawsuit that alleged a NYU Langone orthopedic surgeon set his office manager up for a charge of grand larceny has been thrown out by a Manhattan judge, The Madison Leader Gazette reported Oct. 2.
  3. 5 spine, orthopedic device acquisitions in Q3 totaling $2B+

    Two landmark deals from Bioventus and three more acquisitions announced or closed in the third quarter:

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  1. 7 spine surgeon moves in September

    Here are seven spine surgeons who joined new practices or added to their titles in September:
  2. Patient-specific spine implant secures CMS reimbursement boost

    Carlsmed's newly launched patient-specific spine implant, Aprevo, has been granted the New Technology Add-On Payment by CMS.
  3. How Dr. Edward Dohring plans to transform NASS

    Strengthening spine surgeon education is just one of many things Edward Dohring, MD, wants to accomplish as he steps into the role of president for the North American Spine Society. He also wants to grow diversity among leadership and engagement.
  4. 8 spine, orthopedic surgeons honored in Q3

    From an entrepreneur to an advocate, here are eight spine and orthopedic surgeons who were honored in the third quarter of 2021:
  1. Hoag opens advanced imaging center at neuroscience institute

    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian opened the Hoag Center for Advanced Visualization and Immersive Therapeutics at Hoag's Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute.
  2. Twin Cities Orthopedics opens clinic

    St. Paul, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened its Stillwater, Minn., clinic, Hometown Source reported Sept. 30.
  3. Former Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet exec named CEO of spine company

    Jeff Cambra, a medtech executive who spent 12 years at Medtronic and most recently worked for Zimmer Biomet, has been appointed CEO of SpinaFX Medical, a Toronto-based minimally invasive image-guided therapy startup.
  4. 3 NYC hospitals among top 10 in world for neurosurgery

    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was named the best hospital for neurosurgery in the world on Newsweek's World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 list.
  1. 'The perfect fit where we want it': How patient-specific implants can revolutionize spine surgery

    In September, a Connecticut neurosurgeon became the second in the world to perform spine surgery with a newly approved patient-specific implant, which he believes can reduce complications and achieve superior outcomes over traditional implants. 
  2. 5 fast facts about Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's CEO

    Christopher Olivia, MD, was named CEO of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, replacing Mike West in April.
  3. Dr. Sheeraz Qureshi operates on Whoopi Goldberg at Hospital for Special Surgery

    Spine surgeon Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, operated on daytime television host Whoopi Goldberg, she said on The View.
  4. Alphatec launches new spinal fixation system

    Alphatec launched the InVictus OsseoScrew expandable spinal fixation system, according to a Sept. 29 news release.
  5. Medtronic adds to minimally invasive spine portfolio

    Medtronic has announced three new additions to its minimally invasive spine surgery offerings.
  6. 1st commercial cases performed with NuVasive's spine platform

    The first commercial cases using NuVasive's Pulse Platform for spine surgery have been completed in Ohio and Texas.
  7. 47% of young orthopedists satisfied with pay, most satisfied with career path: 5 notes

    Almost half of younger orthopedists are happy with their salary, according to Medscape's Young Physician Compensation Report 2021.
  8. How can value-based care improve in orthopedics? 4 surgeon insights

    Four orthopedic surgeons told Becker's how value-based care can become more effective, from improving data analysis to using a stakeholder-focused approach.
  9. 'It is changing rapidly': The must-knows for the next generation of spine surgeons

    A spine surgeon's career can be highly rewarding, both personally and financially, but the road to get there is not easy, and there are many factors to consider before deciding on a surgical specialty.

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