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  1. SI joint fusion in 2024: 5 things to know

    From new programs and procedures to changing outlooks on the surgery, here are five notes on sacroiliac joint fusion to know:
  2. Aspen Mountain Medical Center adds spine surgeon

    Aspen Mountain Medical Center in Rock Springs, Wyo., added spine surgeon Daniel Possley, DO, according to a Feb. 5 announcement in
  3. 5 places adding spine, orthopedic robots in January

    Becker's reported on five practices and hospitals adding to their spine and orthopedic robotics programs in January:

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  1. New Jersey orthopedic practice expands care for women

    Morristown, N.J.-based The Pediatric Orthopedic Center, the largest pediatric orthopedic practice in the state, has relaunched its center for female athletes. 
  2. Aurora Spine earns second patent for patient-matched implants

    Aurora Spine earned another U.S. patent for its Dexa technology for spine implants, the company said Feb. 5.
  3. Man who impersonated NBA player in $336M billing scheme sentenced

    A New York man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for orchestrating a scheme to defraud health insurance companies, the U.S. Justice Department said.
  4. Alabama surgery center performs 1st total knee replacement

    Gulf Orthopaedics surgeon Jay Savage, MD, has performed the first total knee replacement at Infirmary Health's Daphne (Ala.) Surgery Center, according to a Feb. 2 report from Gulf Coast Media.

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  1. Pickleball injuries cost US $377M

    Since 2019, pickleball, a racquet sport combining tennis, badminton and table tennis, has been classified as the fastest growing sports in the U.S. 
  2. 25 power players in spine

    Multiple spine surgeon leaders are advancing the industry through their work and innovations.
  3. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton adds spine robot

    Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (N.J.) added the ExcelsiusGPS robot for spine surgery, the health system said Feb. 2. 
  4. Here's how much Stryker's CEO is worth

    Kevin Lobo has served as CEO of medical device and orthopedic company Stryker since 2012, leading the company to a record-breaking $20 billion in revenue in 2023. 
  1. Orthopedist compensation in 5 numbers

    Here are five numbers that provide insight into orthopedist compensation:
  2. Orthopedic surgeon vs. neurologist pay: Key comparisons to know

    The national average annual salary earned by neurologists and orthopedic surgeons varies by $260,000 according to Medscape's 2023 compensation reports. 
  3. Stryker in the headlines: 5 notes

    Here are five recent developments from Stryker that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 8:
  4. Iowa system leaves out orthopedic contracts in new Mercy deal

    As part of Iowa City-based University of Iowa's takeover of Mercy Iowa City, the system will assume more than 1,000 of Mercy's contracts with vendors, suppliers and more, according to a Feb. 1 report from The Gazette. 
  5. 2 spine companies earning investor interest

    Two spine medtech companies earned multimillion financing rounds from investors in January.
  6. Spine implant company eyes Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    InVivo Therapeutics, which focuses on spinal cord injury implants, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to a voluntary petition filed Feb. 1 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
  7. Dr. William Kunkle joins HCA Florida hospitals

    Spine surgeon William Kunkle, DO, joined Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Florida Healthcare and will work at three of its hospitals.
  8. FDA OKs Theradaptive's spinal fusion trial

    Regenerative therapeutics company Theradaptive has gained FDA approval to enroll patients in its Oasis spine fusion study. 
  9. The pros, cons of private equity in spine, orthopedic surgery

    While private equity funding can support the growth of practices and enhance efficiency, some surgeons see potential drawbacks, including negative influence on research and conflict between partners.

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