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Paris, France-based SpineGuard reported its fiscal year 2016 revenue hit $7.95 million.  By Megan Wood -
Here are eight key stories on minimally invasive spine surgery devices.  By Megan Wood -
Shane Nho, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Chicago's Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, conducted a study examining the ability of workers’ compensation patients to return to their jobs after hip arthroscopy. It was recently published in the Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery.  By Eric Oliver -

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Thomas Graham, MD, of New York-based Northwell Health, surgically repaired University of Kansas center Udoka Azubuike's torn ligaments in his left wrist, ESPN reports.  By Eric Oliver -
Bordeaux, France-based Implanet received a new patent for its JAZZ implant's universal tensioning system.  By Megan Wood -
In the fourth quarter of 2016, Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor Robotics received 21 system purchase orders. The quarter ended Dec. 31, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
The North American Spine Society named F. Todd Wetzel, MD, president-elect at the 2016 annual meeting in October. Dr. Wetzel is a professor of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and has been a NASS member for 26 years. By Laura Dyrda -

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Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Jan. 5, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
The Orthopedic Center of Illinois in Springfield has a new requirement: patients with insurance through the State Employees' Group Insurance Program must pay at least half of their expected bill upfront, according to a report from The State Journal-Register. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the risk factors for venous thromboembolism in spine surgery patients. By Laura Dyrda -
Global Internet of Things spending is expected to come in at $737 billion in 2016, according to the International Data Corporation's "Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide."  By Megan Wood -
Atlanta-based Medovex Corp. received SGS' compliance certification for its DenerveX System.  By Megan Wood -
The global spinal and neurostimulation intervention products market will likely hit $15.8 billion by 2021, according to Reportbuyer.  By Megan Wood -
Researchers sought to compare instrumented fusion outcomes with two decompression procedures for lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis, in a study published in Spine.  By Megan Wood -
The American College of Physicians implored the U.S. Senate to vote no on a budget resolution which would begin the ACA appeal process.  By Eric Oliver -
Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) introduced the Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2017 to permanently repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax enacted on Jan. 3, 2017, the Minnesota Star Tribune reports.  By Eric Oliver -
Here are four outpatient orthopedic surgery centers that were announced or opened in December 2016.  By Eric Oliver -
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association examined changes in quality, internal hospital costs and postacute care spending for lower extremity joint replacement bundled payments.  By Eric Oliver -
A study presented at the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum 2016 compared minimally invasive spine surgery to open procedures for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction.  By Laura Dyrda -
According to a Kaiser Health News report, top Republicans see frivolous law suits contributing to the high cost of care because physicians are forced to pay high medical malpractice insurance premiums and practice defensive medicine. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, President-elect Donald Trump and Rep. Tom Price, MD, report "tort reform" is a key aspect of their ACA replacement plan. By Laura Dyrda -
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