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Top Ten 2016 Ortho Stories

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In a year of elections, tweets and disruptions, readers of Orthopedics This Week were focused on innovative technologies, the state of the orthopedic industry, prosecutions and a continued curiosity of the best ways to care for patients. According to Google Analytics, the following were the most viewed stories in OTW in 2016.

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Six New MiMedx Lawsuits (With a Twist)

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In a twist of lawsuits, MiMedx promises to sue five (now former) sales employees after two terminated employees filed lawsuits against MiMedx. Two top-ranking former MiMedx employees claim MiMedx “channel stuffs” records, faking transactions of their most expensive product to VA hospitals around the country. MiMedx says the five employees were in breach of contract.

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DePuy Synthes Slashes OR Radiation With New MIS Navigation

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DePuy’s new KICK system significantly slashes the risk of OR radiation by using 2D fluoro as part of an innovative surgical navigation system. The system comes from the partnership between DePuy Synthes and BrainLAB. Notably, it is priced for even the smaller clinics or hospitals. This was one of the more interesting products we spotted at NASS.