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Healthcare providers continue to seek innovative technology to boost efficiency and ease administrative burden.  By Megan Wood -
Invibio launched PEEK-OPTIMA™ in 1999 as the world's first implantable PEEK polymer. The implant material is ideal for spinal surgery because PEEK is radiolucent and has a modulus of elasticity close to bone, reducing stress shielding.  By Staff -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines health-related quality of life after spinal deformity. By Laura Dyrda -

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A new study published in Spine examines how depression and bipolar disorder affect patients who undergo spinal surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in Spine investigated the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring for anterior cervical spine surgery.  By Megan Wood -
CMS further delayed the effective date of updates to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model.  By Megan Wood -
Menlo Park, Calif.-based Asterias Biotherapeutics announced the sixth and final patient who was administered AST-OPC1 after complete paralysis has exhibited positive signs following the six month study.  By Adam Schrag -

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A study recently presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego showed statin use lowers the risk for failure of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair requiring revision surgery.    By Adam Schrag -
A recent study presented at the 2017 AAOS Annual Meeting shows post-traumatic brain injury laws have led to increased concussion diagnoses across all sports.  By Adam Schrag -
Fibrosis, the creation of dense scar tissue, often occurs around implanted medical devices, which inhibits the devices from performing their intended duties.  By Megan Wood -
Richard H. Bundschu, MD, of Bradenton, Fla.-based Coastal Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Pain Management, is a principal investigator for a spinal cord stimulator study.  By Megan Wood -
Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare is the first healthcare system in Connecticut to utilize Caesarea, Israel-based Mazor Robotics' Mazor X for spine surgeries.  By Megan Wood -
On March 20, 2017, House Republicans revealed changes to the American Health Care Act, The Hill reports.  By Megan Wood -
Surgeons performed the first procedures using Carlsbad, Calif.-based Spinal Elements' Lucent XP expandable interbody implant.  By Megan Wood -
Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University admitted its first female black neurosurgery resident, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, on March 17, 2017, according to okayafrica.com.  By Megan Wood -
Merritt Hawkins' 2017 "Survey of Physician Appointment Wait Times" reveals trends in physician appointment wait times and highlight several U.S. cities where wait times are especially slow or fast.  By Adam Schrag -
A Medscape study found comorbidities aren't the only cost-increasing factors in knee replacement surgeries.  By Adam Schrag -
President Donald Trump promoted the AHCA at a Louisville rally attended by several prominent Kentucky lawmakers and a large crowd of supporters, according to Biz Journals.    By Adam Schrag -
A new study published in Spine examined the risk factors for postoperative hematoma that required reoperation among patients who underwent single-level lumbar fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
There are some medical professionals calling to boycott U.S. medical journals and meetings over President Donald Trump's executive order placing travel restrictions on citizens of six primarily Muslim countries.  By Laura Dyrda -
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