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  Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has been elected president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute and appointed chairman of orthopedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.  
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, has been named president-elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, according to a Lebanon Daily News report.  
Mazor Robotics reported second quarter net loss at $3.7 million on a non-GAAP basis, but company CEO Ori Hadmoi was positive about Mazor's development over the past quarter and anticipates growth in the future. 
A study published in the August edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the 30-day morbidity after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. 
Total compensation — salary, bonus and benefits — for orthopedic surgeons is around $576,789 on average, according to Salary.com. 
Decisions Resources Group reported on eight big trends impacting the spinal implant market, which is expected to reach $7.1 billion over the next eight years. 
  Spine surgeon leaders traditionally held a few key roles, including teaching appointments, national organization committee chairs, hospital department heads or serving on a device company board. But today, with the focus in healthcare shifting toward evidence-based medicine, the most valuable leadership position is becoming the sustainable spine care champion.  
Here are 18 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
Here are 10 orthopedic spine and neurosurgeons in the news this week. 
  Amedica reported 51 percent silicon nitride ceramic products revenue increase for the second quarter of 2014 as the company moves to grow over the next six months.  
Anthony Yeung, MD, received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Mexico. 
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons in the news this week. 
  LDR reported total revenue increased in the second quarter of 2014, up over the same period last year.  
  Hospital for Special Surgery is planning a new office in Stamford, Conn., with renovations to the new space already under way.  
  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a study analyzing deep surgical site infection in patients with growing-rod treatment for early-onset scoliosis.  
NuVasive company continues to make strategic moves toward its goal of reaching $1 billion in revenue. When the company hits that goal, they'll be in the number two position in the spine market. 
K2M reported second quarter financial results, with revenue up 18.4 percent over the same period last year. 
Here are 12 studies on lateral spine surgery examining clinical and cost-effectiveness of the procedure.  
Four spine surgeons discuss what they see as the most positive trends and advancements in spine surgery.  
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 7, 2014.  
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