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Bone Graft Product Recalled Over TB Contamination Fears
Stryker Settles Patent Litigation for $15 Million
ConforMIS and “Stryker Parties” resolve patent infringement lawsuit for $15...
FDA Clears Via Surgical’s Suture-Based Fixation System
Via Surgical received FDA 510(k) clearance for its rotator cuff repair TissueTak™ tendon...
Texas Court Reverses Ortho Surgeon’s $9M Win
Houston ambulatory surgical center wins reversal of $9 million award in noncompete...
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Race and Ethnicity Patterns in Ortho Clinical Trials
Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed.
Onkos Surgical FDA Clearance Adds Options to Limb Salvage System
Onkos Surgical’s BioGrip® 3D-printed implant technology receives FDA 510(k)...
TJA Work Load Increased, But CMS Cut wRVUs 5%!?
Rapid recovery after total joint arthroplasty causing clinicians to “front load” a significant...
Court Sides With Spine Arthroplasty Patients in Aetna Lawsuit
U.S. District Court-Central District of California sides with patients in class certification...
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Florida Orthopedists Oppose Parents’ Bill of Rights
Stryker Sues Former Exec
Stryker sues former executive Benny Hagag, now president of MicroPort...
NJ Ortho Surgeon Admits to Performing Unnecessary Surgeries
Evangelos Megariotis, M.D. “retired” his medical license to settle 2018 New Jersey...
Spine Doc Sues SeaSpine and Alphatec Over Spine Patents
Mark Barry, M.D. has filed two separate suits against SeaSpine and Alphatec alleging several counts...
THINK Surgical’s TSolution One® Total Knee Application / THINK Surgical, Inc.
Three More Knee TKAs Get 510(k) for THINK Surgical Robotic
Ortho Surgeon Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison
Neurosurgeon gets 15 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit honest services mail/wire...
OIG Issues Favorable ASC Advisory Opinion
The Office of Inspector General has issued a favorable advisory opinion involving a proposed ASC....
ADA Opioid Allegations Cost New England Ortho Practice
New England Orthopedic Surgeon practice accused of discriminating against patients with Opioid Use...
TOPS System / Courtesy of Premia Spine
The “Last Man Standing” in Facet Arthroplasty, Breaks Through
FDA Clears Biocomposite Surgical Mesh Implant From Biorez
Biorez’s BioBrace implant surgical mesh for soft tissue augmentation now FDA 510(k)...
3 Surgeons Entangled in Bitter Health System Lawsuit
Lawsuit between three Ohio surgeons and Adena Health System heats...
Spinal Elements Fusion Device With Lid FDA Cleared
Spinal Elements, Inc.'s interbody fusion device, the Lucent 3D, has received FDA...
Australian Wound Irrigation Device Cleared by FDA
Next Science Limited receives 510(k) clearance for its single step XPERIENCE No Rinse Antimicrobial...
Another (!) Orthopedic Practice Reports Data Breach
Another data breach in New York…this time it’s Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess...
CE Mark Certification for EDG Ortho 65mm Electronic Depth Gauge
EDGe Surgical’s EDG® Ortho 65mm single-use electronic depth gauge received a CE Certificate of...
Court Denies Aegis’ Motion in Ongoing Legal Battle
Aegis spine loses its motion to stay the preliminary injunction in its legal battle with Life...
Will ICD-10 Change How We Define Comorbidities, Complications?
In 2015, U.S. healthcare transitioned to the more detailed ICD-10 coding system. Consequences...
Oops! Court Says Company Reverse Engineered Expandable Cage
Life Spine and Aegis Spine court battle over reverse engineered expandable...
Has the Mizzou BioJoint Lawsuit Returned?
University of Missouri BioJoint lawsuit transferred to court of appeals. Confused? Read...
Maryland Ortho Practice Data Breach Exposes Over 125,000 People
Over 125,000 patients and health plan members data with The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics...
Dismissed Spine Devices Lawsuit Against Medtronic Is Back
Plaintiff is appealing a dismissed False Claims Act lawsuit against...
Brainlab Surgical Robot for Spine Clears FDA
The FDA cleared Brainlab AG’s Loop-X Mobile Imaging Robot and the Cirq Robotic Alignment...
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