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Hancock, Mich.-based UP Health System-Portage embarked on a journey to streamline orthopedic implants to make their department more efficient and cost-effective: standardizing implants, according to a report from The Mining Gazette. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the postoperative urinary retention rate for patients who undergo surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. By Laura Dyrda -
Darien, Conn.-based Remedy Partners reported 7.7 percent savings achieved under Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.  By Eric Oliver -

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Surgeons at Summit Orthopedics Vadnais Heights (Minn.) Surgery Center have performed hip and knee replacements on baby boomers over the last number of years at increasing rates thanks to patients' active lifestyles and ASCs' lower costs.  By Adam Schrag -
Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Health has added four neurosurgery specialists to its new neurosurgery specialty practice, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, according to Biz Journals.  By Adam Schrag -
Researchers at Philadelphia-based The Rothman Institute presented a study at the AAOS Annual Meeting showing a correlation exists between a single-sport specialization and sports-related injuries in high school, collegiate and professional athletes.  By Adam Schrag -

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Patricia McDougall Schick, MD, will now offer pediatric orthopedic care at Prevea Sheboygan (Wis.) Health Center, as reported by WHBL.  By Adam Schrag -
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Alphatec Holdings entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement to raise around $18.9 million in private placement of common stock, Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants exercisable for common stock.  By Adam Schrag -
Washington, D.C.-based Association of Medical Device Reprocessors has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Charleston, W.Va.-based Impression Products.  By Adam Schrag -
Rep. Scott DesJarlais, MD, R-Tenn., is breaking ranks in leaning toward voting "no" on the GOP's ACA replacement bill, the American Health Care Act, according to The Commercial Appeal.  By Adam Schrag -
Five spine surgeons discuss the business of medicine and the knowledge that would have been useful earlier in their careers.    By Anuja Vaidya -
The global sports medicine market will likely reach $12.5 billion by 2025, according to a Grand View Research report.  By Megan Wood -
Dublin, Ireland-based Mainstay Medical reported its full-year 2016 results.  By Megan Wood -
Based on 17 indicators of weight-related issues, WalletHub analysts pinpointed the cities with the most overweight residents.  By Megan Wood -
A new orthopedic facility may be in the works following discussions between Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital and Lawrence-based OrthoKansas, according to ljworld.com.  By Megan Wood -
Dong H. Kim, MD, shared his take on how neurosurgeons should approach the changing healthcare industry, in Neurosurgery's April supplement.  By Megan Wood -
Researchers presented favorable data on San Francisco-based Cytokinetics' fast skeletal troponin activator, CK-2127107, at the MDA Scientific Conference in Arlington, Va., held from March 19 to 22, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
A study presented at the 2016 Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum compared concave and convex approaches in lateral lumbar interbody fusion for scoliosis correction. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 23, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
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