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William Myers, MD, performed bilateral core muscle surgery on Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun, MLB Trade Rumors reports. Here's what you need to know.  By Eric Oliver -
Across the nation, hospitals have been charging more for prescriptions given to total joint replacement patients, according to research from Hospital Pricing Specialists.  By Eric Oliver -
Here is young physician compensation by region based on the Medscape Young Physicians Compensation Report 2016. By Laura Dyrda -

Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine: Advantages for the Patient and Surgeon

Learn new techniques for exposing the posterior cervical spine, along with techniques for doing minimally invasive anterior procedures and maximally invasive anterior decompressions.
A Morning Consult poll found almost 25 percent of registered American voters reported their medical conditions become worse after they delayed seeking care at an emergency department. Voters said they delayed care because they were worried payers would not cover the costs.  By Mary Rechtoris -
After the Australian government issued a warning about Stryker's LFIT Anatomic CoCr V40 femoral heads, physician/lawyer Shezad Malik believes a recall could be "imminent," Qmed reports.  By Eric Oliver -
Belgrade, Mont.-based Xtant Medical reported its expected third quarter 2016 revenue, according to EIN News.  By Megan Wood -
The global wearable medical devices market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8.1 percent between 2015 and 2020, based on a Wise Guy Reports analysis, according to medGadget.  By Megan Wood -
Frost & Sullivan's Visionary Healthcare research pinpointed technologies with potential to transform the healthcare industry by 2025, according to Forbes.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines premarket approval for class III spine devices in the United States from 2000 to 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
Sgt. Andrew Alcorn, a Frederick, Md.-based police criminal investigation division supervisor, reported Sandeep Sherlekar, MD, likely committed suicide, based on review of evidence, according to The Frederick News-Post.  By Megan Wood -
In an effort to ensure employees with back pain received correct and timely treatment, Walmart developed the spine centers of excellence program in 2012. The centers included Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., and Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. By Laura Dyrda -
Nevada, Iowa-based Story Medical Partners is partnering with Iowa Ortho.  By Eric Oliver -
New Haven, Conn.-based Yale University researchers found 67 percent of surgical specialists reported having a Republican party registration, according to The New York Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The American Medical Association recently unveiled online tools to help physicians transition to the new payment model introduced by the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, according to Medscape. According to a Merritt Hawkins survey, about 56 percent of physicians are unfamiliar with MACRA.  By Megan Wood -
The average salary of physician assistant totals $87,342 annually, according to PayScale data.  By Megan Wood -
Mazor received purchase orders for 25 system orders in the third quarter of 2016, including pre-launch orders for the Mazor X. By Laura Dyrda -
Implanet reported its sales from the third quarter, ending Sept. 30, as well as total sales for the first nine months of 2016.  By Megan Wood -
SpineNevada's InMotion Diagnostics provides an imaging platform to measure instability through spinal motion.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine examines the cost and length of stay associated with lumbar spinal fusion patients who are treated for adverse events. By Laura Dyrda -
The only approved stem cell treatments in the United States include stem cell transplants from bone marrow or blood intended for patients with some cancers, according to Kaiser Health News. Despite the promise of stem cells, many treatments are still unproven.  By Megan Wood -
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