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  1. Northwestern Medicine opens renovated sports medicine and imaging center

    Northwestern Medicine has reopened its Sports Medicine and Imaging Center after undergoing renovations. 
  2. Abbott's spinal cord stimulator approved for diabetic peripheral neuropathy use

    The FDA extended its approval for Abbot's Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulator.
  3. Army medical center adds Medtronic spinal navigation system

    Brooke Army Medical Center has added Medtronic's Mazor X Stealth Edition guidance system for spinal surgery, according to a Jan. 25 report from the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service. 

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  1. 1st case with Mariner spinal deformity screw system completed

    The Mariner deformity pedicle screw system from Orthofix and SeaSpine's merged company was released in a full commercial launch, the devicemaker said Jan. 26.
  2. CoachCare acquisition adds spine, orthopedic remote monitoring

    CoachCare, a remote patient monitoring company, acquired Nvolve, according to a Jan. 26 news release.
  3. 'Cautious optimism': 6 spine surgeons on the future of disc replacement coverage

    Artificial disc replacement reached a milestone in December 2022 when Aetna settled a 239-person class-action lawsuit over its coverage of lumbar spinal fusion. By settling, insurers can no longer use "experimental and investigational" as a reason to not cover artificial disc surgery.
  4. 8 medtech notes: DePuy Synthes, Icotec and more

    Here are eight developments in spine and orthopedic medtech since Jan. 18:

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  1. 5 important arthroscopy updates in the last 90 days

    From arthroscopy camera awards to new FDA clearances, here are five important arthroscopy updates from the last 90 days. 
  2. 13 orthopedic surgeons and physicians making headlines in 2023

    A surgeon from Texas debuting new shoulder reconstruction technology and 12 other orthopedic professionals making headlines since Jan. 5:
  3. Spine robot market to hit $139.9M by 2029

    The global market for spine robots is expected to grow to $139.9 million, according to market research from Data Bridge.
  4. Dr. Kornelis Poelstra completes 1st spine surgery with BoneMRI

    Kornelis Poelstra, MD, PhD, on Nov. 11 completed the first spine surgery based on BoneMRI, MRIguidance said.
  1. Orthopedic Specialists of Southwest Florida to move headquarters

    Orthopedic Specialists of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers is working on a new headquarters and ASC Fort Myers News-Press reported Jan. 25. 
  2. Spine and Pain Institute among 1st to offer new pain management solution

    Princeton, N.J.-based Regenerative Spine and Pain Institute has become one of the first clinics in the state to offer the WaveWriter Alpha Spinal Cord Stimulator System to treat patients with chronic pain, according to a Jan. 9 report from Princeton Info. 
  3. Spine devicemaker acquired by Acrotec

    Acrotec acquired Axial Medical, a spine and orthopedic devicemaker based in Warminster, Pa.
  4. Dr. Bennie Chiles earns 4th consecutive Castle Connolly honor

    Neurosurgeon Bennie Chiles, III, MD, recieved his fourth consecutive Top Doctor honor from Castle Connolly.
  5. Orthopedic devicemaker behind BEAR implant snags $40M financing

    Miach Orthopaedics secured $40 million in financing to help expand commercialization of the Bridge-Enhanced ACL Restoration, the devicemaker said Jan. 25.
  6. New Hampshire orthopedic surgeon arrested for alleged patient abuse

    Thomas Marks, MD, an orthopedic surgeon with Claremont, N.H.-based Valley Regional Hospital, is facing allegations he sexually assaulted a patient, CBS affiliate WCAX reported Jan. 25.
  7. 10 sports medicine leaders to know

    Below is a list of 10 sports medicine leaders who have made a positive impact on their organizations and have their sights set on future growth. 
  8. Dr. Chad Weber performs 1,000th robotic-assisted procedure

    Chad Weber, DO, a surgeon at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio, has performed his 1,000th robotic-assisted orthopedic procedure using Stryker Mako's SmartRobotics, according to a Jan. 24 report from the Daily Advocate. 
  9. Johnson & Johnson's orthopedics sales dip in Q4: 5 notes

    Johnson & Johnson on Jan. 24 posted $23.7 billion in 2022 revenue, a 4.4 percent decrease. Its orthopedic sales remained flat year-over-year, and its fourth-quarter orthopedic sales fell slightly.

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