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Covidien, Biomet CEOs to make millions after selling companies

Covidien CEO Jose Almeida received $49 million after selling the company to Medtronic, accourding to a Southern Business Journal report

K2M gets clearance for corpectomy cage system: 5 quick facts

K2M received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to market the CAPRI Corpectomy Cage System. 

Baxano, Medtronic, Amedica & more — 18 key notes

Here are 18 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  

FDA delays UDI marking implementation for some orthopedic implants

There are additional delays for the unique device identifier requirements on single-use implantables. 

Does scoliosis surgery improve quality of life? 5 key notes

A study recently published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques examined quality of life for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients before and after surgery. 

10 things to know about Amedica’s public offering

Amedica priced a firm commitment underwritten public offering. 

10 spine, neurosurgeons in the headlines this week — Nov. 21

Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that were in the news this past week. 

Dr. Frederick Pennings joins AccelSPINE Medical Advisory Board

Frederick A. Pennings, MD, joined the AccelSPINE Medical Advisory Board. 

How much of physician income is tied to patient satisfaction?

For most physicians, compensation is not tied to patient satisfaction, according to Physicians Practice's 2014 Physician Compensation Survey.  

Hospital for Special Surgery opens New Jersey location

Hospital for Special Surgery opened a new location in Paramus, N.J. 

Is bigger really better? 5 spine surgeons on physician practice consolidation

Five spine surgeons discuss consolidation among physician practices and whether this is a positive trend for the spine industry or a negative one.  

8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Nov. 20

Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 20, 2014.  

5 thoughts on predictors for longer hospital stays after spinal surgery

Length of stay at the hospital after surgery is critically important; too-short of a stay yields poor clinical quality and high readmission rates while too-long of a stay can expose patients to increased infection risk and costs the healthcare system millions. 

Zyga Technology taps into unmet needs with Glyder Facet Restoration Device study

The first commercialized implantation of Glyder Facet Restoration Device from Zyga Technology took place recently in Germany. 

Rothman Institute, Jefferson Hospital partner with 76ers — 5 things to know

The Philadelphia 76ers partnered with Rothman Institute, who will provide the official orthopedic and urgent care needs for the team. 

8 trends in the cervical disc replacement market

The cervical disc replacement market is expected to grow through 2020, according to a Persistence Market Research report

How to grow in the era of healthcare reform & payer scrutiny: Spine destination centers

Marcy Rogers on spine surgery coverageThe freestanding spine destination center could be one of the next big trends sweeping healthcare providers today. These centers meet the goals of healthcare reform, payer scrutiny, patients and providers by guiding patients throughout their entire episode of care with top-quality outcomes. 

Adjacent segment disease: What are the risk factors for more spine surgery? — 7 things to know

A group of researchers examined the risk factors for adjacent segment disease following spinal fusion and non-fusion surgery and published their findings in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Investor notes: 6 spine device company updates

There have been several updates for orthopedic and spine device companies this past week, as financial reports are released and new products launched. 

North Shore Medical Center honors Dr. Terence Doorly

Several Salem, Mass.-based North Shore Medical Center physicians in the department of surgery were honored for their clinical excellence and professionalism, according to a Danvers Herald report
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