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An article recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery tracks the demand for total joint replacement in the United States, showing the recent economic downturn did not impact the demand for TJR, according to an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons news release. 
A study published in the April issue of Spine examines the "July Effect" in elective spine surgery. 
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for April 3, 2014.  
Register for Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting today and network with top names in the healthcare field.  
Hospital for Special Surgery has named Todd J. Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director, effective July 1.  
Current research supports cervical disc replacement as well as fusion, but not much research exists on whether performing a disc replacement at a level adjacent to fusion. Tapan K. Daftari, MD, a spine surgeon with Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics, and his team are working on biomechanical studies around that question today, with good results. 
Discuss the business of spine with a panel of leading experts at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. 
What are the main challenges and opportunities for anesthesia leaders going forward? Dr. Andrew Greenfield of Sheridan Healthcare analyzes the issues here. 
The market for U.S. image guided systems is expected to rise to more than $200 million by 2020, according to a recent report released by iData Research.  
Charles Rich, MD, has successfully performed spine surgery on golfer Tiger Woods, according to a New York Daily News report.  
Sheridan Healthcare leaders share how physicians can make a big difference in the healthcare world by championing hospital initiatives.   
A study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Disease examines the burden of low back pain due to occupational exposure and ergonomic risk factors. 
A retrospective study of Medicare claim-level data examined the cost of care for patients who were treated non-surgically for sacroiliitis and published their findings in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 
VMG's William Teague shares the rarely heard viewpoint of health insurance companies on the impact of the Affordable Care Act.   
Spinal innovations and techniques have grown tremendously over the past decade, especially within the last few years. 
VMG Founder Greg Koonsman addresses details that are often overlooked in hospital mergers and acquisitions.   
Here are eight statistics on orthopedic and spine surgeon salaries based on a Healthcare Salaries report. 
A study recently published in Spine examines whether anchor density is associated with curve correction and patient-reported outcomes in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery. 
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Directors has adopted a new strategic plan, according to an AAOS Now report. 
Dr. Brent Lambert, President of ASCOA, has been named to Becker's list of "40 of the Smartest People in Healthcare." 
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