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A new study published in Spine compares minimally invasive and open spinal fusion for patients with spondylolisthesis. By Laura Dyrda -
Gateway Investment Advisers, owner of $2,560,000-worth Stryker shares, has cut back its stake in shares in the company.  By Adam Schrag -
USA Football is changing the game for youth athletes in response to increasing safety concerns, according to The New York Times.  By Megan Wood -

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA enhanced devices for cervical and lumbar fusion

Hear from Dr. Timothy D. Bassett and Dr. Brad G. Prybis on their early clinical experience with interbody fusion devices.
New NHL team Vegas Golden Knights hired a new director of performance medicine, according to FanRag Sports.  By Megan Wood -
The global neurology endoscopy devices market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 7 percent between 2017 and 2021, a Technavio report found.  By Megan Wood -
Fort Meyers, Fla.-based Lee County Medical Society honored community healthcare professionals through its 2017 Annual Medical Service and We Care Awards Program, according to Business Observer.  By Megan Wood -
Manalapan Township-based NJ Spine & Orthopedics welcomed Douglas Slaughter, MD.  By Megan Wood -

Scoping out a solution: IASIS Health

More than 55 million procedures were performed with GI endoscopic devices in the United States in 2009 alone.
Low back pain is fairly common among school-aged children, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics shows, according to Medical Xpress.  By Megan Wood -
On Jan. 30, 2017, a Boston jury determined a Massachusetts General Hospital spine surgeon's concurrent surgery schedule in 2012 did not result in a patient's quadriplegia, The Boston Globe reported.  By Megan Wood -
The traditional fusion material — collecting bone graft from the iliac crest — lost traction when BMP became available. Now, fewer surgeons are trained in iliac crest bone harvesting, says Dr. Bae, but BMP isn't always the best option for spinal fusion patients. By Laura Dyrda -
New research from Rice University shows more physicians are contracting with hospitals through various agreements, but the shift to tighter physician-hospital integration is more complex than originally expected. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines defensive medicine among spine and neurospine surgeons in the United States. By Laura Dyrda -
WishBone Medical is opening in Warsaw, Ind., according to Yahoo! Finance.  By Megan Wood -
Several Korean medical institutions are using IBM's Watson to help diagnose cancer patients, according to The Nation.  By Megan Wood -
OrthoIllinois is moving its Crystal Lake, Ill., facility to Algonquin, Ill., in order to expand its services and better treat patients' wide array of conditions, according to a report from the Northwest Herald.  By Adam Schrag -
The European market for spine surgery devices is expected to reach $2.99 billion by 2019, according to a report by the Europe Spine Surgery Devices Market.  By Adam Schrag -
Time Magazine reports that orthopedists earn the highest salaries of anyone in the medical field, with an average annual salary of $443,000. However, a physician's decision to enter a private practice or seek employment at a hospital will ultimately impact his or her salary and career path.    By Adam Schrag -
The Charlotte Observer gathered data from NFL teams' final weekly injury reports, official NFL box scores and pro-football-reference.com to find patterns in players' concussions.  By Megan Wood -
The global lumbar spine fusion market will likely continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 percent through 2020, according to a Market Reports World analysis.  By Megan Wood -
On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration. Under the order, Syrian refugees are not allowed to enter the United States; all refugees are barred from entering the United States for 120 days; and citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to enter the United States for 90 days, as reported by The New York Times.   By Megan Wood -
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