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NuVasive opened the European Center of Excellence in Amsterdam, the latest in a string of moves to expand its international presence. 
Amedica named B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, president and CEO, effective Sept. 30.  
Camber Capital Management surged its exposure to Orthofix in the middle of the company's ongoing efforts to correct financial reports over the past few years and release accurate 2013 reports, according to an Insider Monkey report. 
According to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, Medtronic may ask to cut it's $43 billion offer to acquire Covidien after new Treasury Department regulations were introduced to stymie tax-inversion deals. 
The Sunshine Act, passed last year, requires medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons. The data collected by CMS went live yesterday, showing that from August to December 2013, device companies paid around $3.5 billion to physicians.  
Medical device company SI-BONE formed GmbH to expand the company's European operations and appointed Eric Schaber general manager of Germany. 
Healthcare is an exciting field to work in as technology evolves to improve patient outcomes and rules change to grant broader access to medical care across the United States.  
Can orthopedic specialty private practices feasibly provide comprehensive care and compete with hospital-employed surgeons in new care and payment models? 
NEMARIS received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the next-generation SURGIMAP 2.0 platform.  
A study published in Spine examines the hospital readmission rates after spine surgery for primary metastatic spine tumors. 
Although the lateral approach to spine surgery has been around for a few decades, surgeons are just beginning to fully realize its benefits. Technology has also advanced over time to make the procedure better and offer several benefits for patients and the healthcare system in general. 
Spine device company K2M, which went public earlier this year, is at a critical moment for investors, according to an Equities report. 
Providence Medical Technology received three new United States patents for spinal procedures, according to a report from The Herald. 
  Amedica appointed Anan Natarajan vice president of business development.  
The Spine Journal recently published an article examining surgical site infection after spinal surgery. 
Here are 30 orthopedic surgeons recently joining new practices, hospitals and surgical centers. 
Minimally invasive spine surgery is becoming more common in spinal practices. There are studies showing clinical benefits and long-term cost savings when compared with open procedures. 
Kris Parchuri, MD, a spine surgeon at Spine & Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, recently wrote a column for Tulsa World on finding personal success. 
  Here are 23 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  
A study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Diseases examines the risk profile and complications associated with K-wire anterior vertebral body breach during percutaneous pedicle screw insertion. 
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