Written by Laura Miller | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:40
Eight spine surgeons discuss their observations on the spine field heading into 2014 and what the healthcare field will demand of spine surgeons in the future.
Written by Heather Linder | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:40
In 2012 orthopedists maintained the top spot as highest paid physician specialty, earning an average income of $405,000 annually, according to Medscape's Orthopedist Compensation Report 2013.
Written by Heather Linder | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:30
R. William Petty, CEO of Exactech, sold 10,000 shares of the company stock in a Dec. 5 transaction.
Written by Heather Linder | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:18
Here are six key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:25
Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., announced the appointment of Oran Aaronson, MD, as medical director of Vanderbilt Spine Center at VUMC.
Written by Laura Miller | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 09:32
A new article in The Spine Journal recently examined the long-term change in health-related quality of life for patients undergoing surgical treatment for focal lumbar spinal stenosis compared with patients who underwent surgery for hip or knee osteoarthritis.
Written by Laura Miller | Monday, 09 December 2013 14:32
Several spine device companies and spine business lines of larger orthopedic device companies reported a net loss or decreased sales during the third quarter of 2013.
Written by Heather Linder | Monday, 09 December 2013 11:38
Israel-based Mazor Robotics sold a Renaissance spine system to a hospital in the southeastern U.S. that provides integrated care from birth to hospice.
Written by Laura Miller | Monday, 09 December 2013 11:23
A group of surgeons and researchers studied 265 consecutive patients with scoliosis treated by posterior spinal fusion to examine how often postoperative images detected an implant-related complication that prompted a revision surgery, and published their results in Spine.
11. Dr. Dante Implicito: Novel Extended Release Infiltration Analgesic May Improve Recovery Outcomes Following Laminectomy
Written by Dr. Dante Implicito, Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgeon at New Jersey Spinal Medicine & Surgery | Friday, 06 December 2013 15:56
In the 125 years since Dr. Victor Alexander Haden Horsley performed the first laminectomy at University College London, the procedure has undergone vast improvements ranging from less invasive techniques and higher success rates, to shorter recovery times and the shift to an outpatient setting.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 06 December 2013 12:16
Brian Cole, MD, and Charles Bush-Joseph, MD, performed knee surgery on Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose.
Written by Heather Linder and Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 06 December 2013 11:33
Here are 15 spine surgeons who are editors-in-chief and deputy editors of prestigious professional journals in the spine field. If you would like to recommend another surgeon for inclusion on this list, please contact Anuja Vaidya at
Written by Laura Miller | Friday, 06 December 2013 08:29
Steve J. Fineberg, MD, and Kern Singh, MD, partnered with researchers Sreeharsha Nandyala and Miguel Pelton to conduct a study on the learning curve for minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion that was published recently in The Spine Journal.
Written by Laura Miller | Friday, 06 December 2013 08:27
Around 32 percent of physician practices say they participate with six to 10 insurers, according to a Medscape Insurer Ratings Report 2011.
17. How to Apply Data for Better, Cost-Effective Spine Care: Spotlight on Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Dr. William Abdu
Written by Laura Miller | Thursday, 05 December 2013 15:46
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's Spine Center in Lebanon, N.H., opened in 1997 with a mission to provide patient-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, interdisciplinary and cost-effective care.
Written by Heather Linder | Thursday, 05 December 2013 14:59
Here are four spine surgeons on their current research focuses, as well as where reimbursements are headed.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:56
The orthopedic devices market is expected to reach $19.2 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 5.8 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to report released by MarketsandMarkets, a market research and consulting company.
Written by Laura Miller | Thursday, 05 December 2013 11:14
While hospital acquisition of medical groups continues to grow, the rate at which hospitals and independent delivery systems are acquiring medical groups has slowed over the past few years, according to reports from Deloitte and Jackson Healthcare.