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Patients view full access to their medical records as critical to receiving high-quality care, based on a Transcend Insights survey.  By Megan Wood -
Zion Research analysts anticipate the global sports medicine market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.7 percent through 2020.  By Megan Wood -
Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic reported its third quarter financial results, ended Jan. 27, 2017, on Feb. 21. The company's Memphis, Tenn.-based spine division reported its best performance in seven years, according to Memphis Business Journal.  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.
Austin, Texas-based Wenzel Spine acquired Addison, Texas-based OsteoMed's PrimaLOK SP Interspinous Fusion System as well as its PrimaLOK FF Facet Fixation System.  By Megan Wood -
Americans' life expectancy may jump to more than 80 years old by 2030, an England-based Imperial College London's School of Public Health study found, according to U.S. News & World Report.  By Megan Wood -
Seattle-based Virginia Mason Spine Clinic researchers studied whether a multidisciplinary team provided better care for lumbar spinal fusion patients.  By Megan Wood -
Virginia Supreme Court's Justice Stephen R. McCullough wrote an opinion that reversed a prior trial court decision on a botched spine surgery, as reported by Legal Newsline and published by Forbes.  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.
A Pediatrics report covered in Health Day investigates the rapid rise of ACL tears among kids and points out why girls may suffer the injury at higher rates than boys.  By Adam Schrag -
Windsor, Conn.-based Meridian Medical Management announced that it will provide revenue cycle management and healthcare analytics services to The Polyclinic in Seattle.  By Adam Schrag -
Wilmington, N.C.-based TranS1 announced the launch of the Capital Bone Graft Harvester, a minimally invasive bone-capturing device.  By Adam Schrag -
Brain and Spinal Cord presented statistics on what physicians can expect from their spinal cord injury patients and what the patients can expect from their injuries.  By Adam Schrag -
The direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty is gaining popularity, with some surgeons finding it decreases postoperative pain and quickens recovery due to muscle sparing and fewer dislocations.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in JAMA examines physician rating websites. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines the use of wearable action cameras — including the Panasonic HX-A100 action camera, Google Glass and GoPro Hero 4 — during spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in The Journal of Arthroplasty shows that total joint arthroplasty patients are highly susceptible to periprosthetic joint infection based on a number of factors.  By Adam Schrag -
A recent Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery study found that MLB pitchers who undergo two UCL reconstruction surgeries are better off than those who only go through one.    By Adam Schrag -
Researchers at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center's department of orthopedic surgery believe that physicians should educate their spine patients on the potential dangers of radiation exposure from spinal imaging.  By Adam Schrag -
Pediatric scoliosis patients have been exposed to lower levels of radiation since Pittsburgh-area clinics have adopted the EOS X-ray system, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  By Adam Schrag -
Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, was sentenced to life in prison for intentionally injuring his patients, according to CBS DFW.  By Adam Schrag -
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons named Thomas E. Arend Jr. CEO. By Laura Dyrda -
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