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  1. The essential robotic, freehand skills spine surgeons should know

    As spine navigation and robotics grow, some surgeons are concerned about newer generations becoming over-reliant on the technology. At the same time, some experienced surgeons are thinking about the key robotics skills they should add to their practices.
  2. This is how complex spine surgery will change in 5 years, 1 surgeon says

    Although what qualifies as complex spine surgery will stay the same, how it's performed will change in the near future, according to Vladimir Sinkov, MD.
  3. Former Philadelphia Phillies team physician dies at 93

    Phillip Marone, MD, orthopedic surgeon and former team physician for the Philadelphia Phillies MLB team, hasdied at 93. 

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  1. Aclarion adds Dr. Roger Hartl as key opinion leader

    Healthcare technology company Aclarion has added Roger Hartl, MD, professor of neurological surgery and director of spinal surgery at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in New York City and co-director of NewYork-Presbyterian Och Spine, as the 10th and final member of its key opinion leaders panel. 
  2. Robots begin to play a bigger role in total knee arthroplasty

    Robots are becoming more commonplace in total knee arthroplasties, according to the American Joint Replacement Registry's 2023 annual report on hip and knee arthroplasty procedural trends and patient outcomes.
  3. Katy Pain & Spine physicians spearhead medical office development

    Two Katy Pain & Spine physicians, Nimish Dave, MD, and Karan Madan, MD, are part of a team of five physicians spearheading the development of a three-story medical office building in Katy, Texas, according to a Nov. 4 report from the Katy Times.
  4. Spine surgeons uneasy amid CMS's pay drop

    Spine surgeons are unhappy with CMS after plans for 2024 physician pay were revealed last week.

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  1. Hospital that fired orthopedic leader put on probation

    Torrance, Calif.-based Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which is facing lawsuits related to a former orthopedic leader, has been placed on probation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, The Daily Breeze reported Nov. 3.
  2. DOCS Health breaks ground on $123M hospital

    Los Angeles-based DOCS Health, which focuses on spine and orthopedics, is breaking ground on a $123 million surgical hospital, Los Angeles Business Journal reported Nov. 6. 
  3. Orthofix launches WaveForm L interbody system

    Orthofix's WaveForm L interbody sytem is out in a full commercial release, the company said Nov. 6.
  4. Patient-reported outcomes increasingly used to evaluate joint arthroplasty success

    Patient-reported outcome measures are being increasingly utilized to evaluate the success of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures for patients, according to the American Joint Replacement Registry's 2023 annual report on hip and knee arthroplasty procedural trends and patient outcomes. 
  1. Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute adds 6 physicians

    Orlando (Fla.) Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, the state's first orthopedic specialty hospital, added six  physicians to its team, according to a Nov. 3 news release shared with Becker's.
  2. The power of mentorship in orthopedic surgeons' careers

    Mentorship can be a powerful force in a surgeon's career. 
  3. Ohio surgery center sees uptick in robotic knee procedures

    The Greater Dayton (Ohio) Surgery Center is experiencing an increased demand for outpatient, robotic-assisted knee replacement surgeries, according to a Nov. 2 report from the Dayton Daily News.
  4. 3 orthopedic surgeons named to Nanovis' scientific advisory board

    Nanovis, a creator of nanotechnology surface solutions for orthopedic, spine and dental applications, has created a scientific advisory board that includes three orthopedic surgeons. 
  5. Veyond Metaverse completes 1st remote digital spine surgery

    In September, Veyond Metaverse completed the world's first digital spine surgery remotely, from Paris to Yangon, Myanmar, using the Veyond Connect XR technology platform. 
  6. Collaboration, research among top priorities for NASS' 2024 president

    Zoher Ghogawala, MD, president of the North American Spine Society, is looking at the year ahead as an opportunity to unite specialties amid increased economic headwinds and CMS challenges.
  7. Ventura Orthopedics notifies patients of data breach – 3 years later

    In August 2020, the ransomware gang Maze alleged that it had stolen patient data from Ventura (Calif.) Orthopedics and planned to post the information online. At the time, the orthopedic practice refused to confirm or deny the claims, according to a Nov. 2 report from DataBreaches.net.
  8. Spine Center of Excellence opens in Louisiana

    A new spine facility, the Spine Center of Excellence, has opened its doors in Bossier City, La., according to a Nov. 2 report from ABC affiliate KTBS.
  9. What to expect from Stryker's spine robot

    Stryker is gearing up for its next robotic applications for spine surgery, and CEO Kevin Lobo provided updates on what to expect during a third quarter earnings call on Nov. 2.

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