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NuVasive announced changes to its leadership team.  By Anuja Vaidya -
PhyMed Healthcare Group has named Rona Hatter regional operations manager for it's pain management division, according to a press release.   Previously, Hatter worked as the director of PhyMed's pain management practice in Clarksville, Tennesse and PhyMed's Chief Operating Officer Michael Morgan noted that "She has the skills and expertise to help us grow our pain managment business across a multi-state footprint," according to the press release.    Hatter's promotion is part of a larger plan by PhyMed to refocus its pain management sector as it combats the negative undertones of the pain management discipline as being a "pill mill."   PhyMed, according to the press release, requires the following of its pain management division: - Physicians are board certified anesthesiologists with an extended one year fellowship for pain management - Physicians perform interventional pain medicine prodecures with the goal of decreasing pain levels as well as the use of pain medications - When applicable, the company regulary refers patients to non-drug therapies - PhyMed takes only referrerals, requires three months' worth of medical records and supportive documentation - The patient is not accepted if he or she was ever discharged from another clinic   By putting Hatter as Regional Operations Manager, PhyMed hopes to reveal its "growing focus on building a replicable, evidence-based pain management practice plan," the press release noted.   By Natalie Leoni -
A team of Swiss scientists have developed a new implant called the e-Dura, which has allowed paralyzed rats to move freely without damage or rejection, according to a Medical Daily report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Becker's hosts 13th annual spine conference 

Becker's Healthcare will host its 13th annual spine, orthopedic and pain management-driven ASC conference and the business of spine in Chicago June 11-13, 2015. Come here more than 100 surgeons and healthcare leaders speak at this event, focused on orthopedics, spine and pain!  
Spinal Simplicity received 510(k) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Minuteman system.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearance in December 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
The latest publication from the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trials shows eight-year outcomes data for patients with symptomatic lumbar stenosis. The results were published in Spine. By Laura Dyrda -
After a year of delaying financial reports, Orthofix released expectations for the 2014 net sales, which are reported at $397 million to $401 million. By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica is taking a comprehensive business review to heart, hoping it will help improve the company's financial performance, increase operational efficiency and strengthen the value proposition. By Laura Dyrda -
Bacterin reported their fourth quarter and total year preliminary financial results for 2014. By Laura Dyrda -
MiMedx reported full year revenue growth at around $117 million. By Laura Dyrda -
Wright Medical Group expects 2014 sales to increase 23 percent to $298 million, according to the company's preliminary fourth quarter and full year financial report. By Laura Dyrda -
Becker's Orthopedic Review asked its readers to nominate orthopedic surgeons they thought were outstanding in their field. Here are 59 surgeons recommended by our readers for excellence in orthopedics.  By Carrie Pallardy -
Ara Deukmedjian, MD, is now providing an unusual guarantee for spine surgeries performed at his center, reports USAnews.com.  By Nick Gaudio -
Here are 10 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here is the value of medical malpractice payments made from 2003 to 2013, according to analysis by Statista:  By Anuja Vaidya -
PorOsteon received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its new Phusion Metal Cervical Cage.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A study recently published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines pulmonary function after spinal deformity surgery in the adult population. By Laura Dyrda -
The market for minimally invasive spine surgery in the United States includes several techniques, such as spinous process fixation, facet fixation, interbody fusion, pedicle screws and sacroiliac joint fusion, according to a report from Research and Markets. By Laura Dyrda -
Three orthopedic- and spine-focused device companies recently announced inside transactions. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Laura Dyrda -
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