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  1. Saluda Medical's spinal cord stimulator effective in 36-month study

    A long-term study of Saluda Medical's Evoke spinal cord stimulator found most patients had significant pain reduction and no explants, the devicemaker said Jan. 17.
  2. VySpine lumbar fusion device gets FDA clearance

    VySpine's LumiVy NanoVy Ti lumbar interbody fusion system earned FDA clearance, the devicemaker said Jan. 17.
  3. Idaho hospital adds spinal navigation system

    The North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, Idaho, has added Globus Medical's robotic spinal surgery navigation system, Excelsius GPS, to its practice, according to a Jan. 16 report from Twin Falls, Idaho, CBS affiliate KMVT.

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  1. Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein named orthopedic chair at Illinois hospital

    Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., has appointed Jeffrey Goldstein, MD, as its new chair of the department of orthopedic surgery, according to a Jan. 16 report from the Daily Herald. 
  2. Texas hospital to add 6 orthopedic operating rooms

    The Christus Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute's NorthPark campus in Longview, Texas, plans to add six orthopedic operating rooms, according to a Jan. 15 report from the Longview News-Journal. 
  3. NFL player fined $13K for shoving Detroit Lions physician

    Green Bay Packers linebacker Quay Walker was hit with a fine of $13,261 after shoving a physician from the Detroit Lions, reported Jan. 14. 
  4. UPMC acquires orthopedic hospital in Ireland

    Pittsburgh-based UPMC is acquiring the Sports Surgery Clinic in the Dublin suburb of Santry, Ireland, marking its fourth hospital in the country. 

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  1. Campbell Clinic plans 3rd Mississippi location

    Memphis, Tenn.-based Campbell Clinic plans to open a location in Oxford, Miss., The Oxford Eagle reported Jan. 16.
  2. Twin Cities Orthopedics opens bioengineering lab

    Golden Valley, Minn.-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened a bioengineering lab in Eagan, Minn. Jan. 16.
  3. Dr. Mark Prevost debuts total disc replacement at Alabama hospital

    Mark Prevost, II, MD, completed the first total disc replacement at Jasper, Ala.-based Walker Baptist Medical Center in November, according to a Daily Mountain Eagle report shared by Centinel Spine.
  4. Dr. George Frey appointed as Aclarion adviser

    George Frey, MD, is the latest spine surgeon to join Aclarion as an advisor.
  1. Dr. Norman Waldrop operates on retiring WWE star

    Norman Waldrop, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Andrews Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., performed ankle surgery on retiring World Wrestling Entertainment star Stephanie McMahon, according to a Jan. 13 post on the wrestler's Twitter.
  2. Surgery linked to lower costs, mortality in spinal stenosis: study

    Treating spinal stenosis with surgery instead of opting for conservative approaches is linked with lower two-year mortality rates and lower costs, according to a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
  3. 7 things to know about Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

    Carmel, Ind.-based Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine has been serving patients in Indiana since 1970. Here are seven things to know about the practice, according to its website and Becker's coverage: 
  4. No. of active orthopedic surgeons dips 3.7% from 2016-2021: report

    Orthopedic surgery as a specialty saw a dip between 2016 and 2021, while sports medicine saw a significant jump, according to the Association of American Medical College's "2022 Physician Specialty Data Report."
  5. Hospital for Special Surgery Florida appoints CEO

    New York City-Based Hospital for Special Surgery appointed Tara McCoy as CEO of its Florida division.
  6. The potential of haptic interface drills in spine surgery

    Tools with haptic interfaces can be an efficient tool for preventing complications when drilling into the bone near spinal nerves and organs, a study in Scientific Reports found.
  7. Virtual orthopedic practice partners with MDsave

    The world's first virtual orthopedic practice, ViewFi Health, has partnered with Nashville, Tenn.-based online healthcare services platform MDsave to streamline virtual care for orthopedic and musculoskeletal patients. 
  8. SoutheastHealth opens new Missouri orthopedic facility

    SoutheastHealth's new Cape Girardeau, Mo.-based facility, the Southeast Center for Integrated Health Services, celebrated its ribbon cutting, according to a Jan. 12 report from KFVS.
  9. 45+ places adding spine, orthopedic robots in 2022

    Becker's reported on more than 45 hospitals, health systems and practices adding spine and orthopedic robots in 2022.

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