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As with most things today, the orthopedic market is constantly changing. Technology improves, techniques are updated and patients’ needs evolve, making it important for any orthopedic practice to understand how and why the market is shifting. No practice can be complacent, and learning more about the factors shaping the field can help position orthopedic professionals for success in the year ahead, and beyond. Below are five trends that will impact the orthopedic market in 2017.  By Troy K. Oliphant R.T. (RT) (CT), Sr. Solution Manager: Merge PACS, Merge Healthcare, an IBM Company -
Thomas Scully, MD, of Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest NeuroSpecialists, was the first surgeon in the world to perform spine surgery with Life Spine's CALYPSO Midline Retractor System.  By Megan Wood -
BioRestorative Therapies of Melville, N.Y., received FDA clearance to begin phase two of their BRTX-100 clinical trial.  By Adam Schrag -

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The global medical device technology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5 percent during the 2015 to 2020 forecast period with IVD and orthopedic devices leading the way, according to a Markets and Markets report written about in Whatech.  By Adam Schrag -
Spine surgeon, Donald Hales, MD, retired as the longest practicing surgeon at Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, according to the Flagstaff Business News.  By Adam Schrag -
Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates has agreed to partner with Pittsfield's Berkshire Health Systems, according to a report by iBerkshires.    By Adam Schrag -
The global spinal and neurostimulation intervention products market is anticipated to hit $15.8 billion by 2021, up from $12.6 billion in 2016, according to a BCC Research analysis.  By Megan Wood -

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AxioMed gathered all of the two-year follow-up data on the Freedom Lumbar Disc for its USA investigational device exemption clinical study.  By Megan Wood -
Regenerative Biologics Institute opened the doors of its new facility in Vero Beach, Fla.  By Megan Wood -
Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based MidHudson Regional Hospital welcomed Mark C. Watts, MD, according to Hudson Valley News Network.  By Megan Wood -
Researchers from the Netherlands, United Kingdom and China sought genes that played a part in the left-right differences of the nervous system, during the four-to-eight weeks post-fertilization.  By Megan Wood -
Here are four recent device company partnerships:  By Adam Schrag -
The market for reprocessed medical devices, which can save hospitals between $500,000 and $2 million a year, is earning the medical community's trust and interest, according to a report by Transparency Market Research.  By Adam Schrag -
Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., conducted a poll to discover which issues are most important to Americans today, and around 25 percent of respondents said healthcare costs are their biggest concern. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines how preoperative opioid use can predict outcomes for patients undergoing transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease. By Laura Dyrda -
Graphiq's CareerTrends gathered Bureau of Labor Statistics data to ascertain which employees in the healthcare industry bring home the largest paychecks.  By Megan Wood -
A ResearchMoz study analyzed the U.S. lateral lumbar interbody fusion market between 2016 and 2020, predicting future growth.  By Adam Schrag -
Baltimore's University of Maryland School of Medicine is spearheading its most ambitious recruitment program by opening a 450,000-square-foot research facility to attract top-notch scientists and researchers.  By Adam Schrag -
Rockville, Md.,-based NSPC has joined forces with North Carolina's IPC to offer spine and cancer care to more patients across the East Coast.  By Adam Schrag -
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