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Vail (Colo.)-Summit Orthoapedics welcomed new CEO John Polikandriotis, PhD. By Laura Dyrda -
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis voted unanimously to overturn a ruling from a chief federal judge in Minnesota that threw out a case against Medtronic related to its spinal fusion material Infuse, according to a Star Tribune report. By Laura Dyrda -
OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates, based in Phoenix, expanded to include two new locations in North Phoenix and Chandler, Ariz. By Laura Dyrda -

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Volunteers from five continents came together to establish World Spine Care, an organization dedicated to providing evidence-based spine care to low- and middle-income countries. The organization aims to use resources and care integrated with the local culture, according to an article published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare granted NuVasive approval for the instruments used in the eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion procedure. By Laura Dyrda -
Managing patient care takes surgical skills that extend beyond the operating room. Orthopedic surgeon at Chicago's Midwest Orthopedics at Rush and team physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Brian Cole, MD, shared his thoughts on a surgeon's intuition on DocThoughts with Nirmal Gosalia.  By Eric Oliver -
The FDA approved Spinraza, the first approved drug to treat patients with spinal muscular atrophy, according to Circleville Herald.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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Parsippany, N.J.-based Precision Spine obtained FDA 510(k) clearance for its AccuFit lateral plate system, according to Mass Device.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A Transparency Market Research report projects the global orthopedic trauma fixation will rapidly expand over the next four years.  By Mary Rechtoris -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines the national trends for surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 40 statistics on spine surgeon and neurosurgeon salary, compensation and work RVUs.  By Laura Dyrda -
JAMA published a study analyzing where Americans and payers spent the majority of their healthcare dollars from 1996 through 2013.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Chicago's Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush will be the exclusive care provider for Lockport, Ill.-based Bo Jackson Elite Sports Center.  By Eric Oliver -
Simon Görtz, MD, will head The CORE Institute and Banner Health's, both based in Phoenix, academic sports medicine program.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Orthopedic surgeon Donald Condit, MD, opened Condit Hand Clinic in Grand Rapids, Mich., according to the Grand Rapid Business Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Jeffrey Carlson, MD, a spine surgeon practicing in Newport News, Va., penned an article titled "Do I Really Need to Have Surgery? " in the Daily Press, which addresses the many confusions patients have about pursuing surgery and whether spine surgery is the best course of action.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Robert Anderson, MD, is scheduled to perform surgery on Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, according to a report published in Oak Ridger. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are six things to know about nanotechnology in healthcare, based on a market report from Persistence Market Research. By Laura Dyrda -
A study presented at the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum in 2014 compared minimally invasive and open lumbar laminectomy. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examined intraoperative neuromonitoring for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion patients.  By Laura Dyrda -
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