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Vertebral compression fractures are one of the more common sequelae of osteoporosis. Untreated VCFs predispose patients to subsequent vertebral and hip fractures, precipitating a progressive, downward spiral of deformity and disability, and elevating the risk of mortality. By Wayne J. Olan, MD, Director of Interventional & Endovascular Neurosurgery and Associate Professor, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences -
Several Salem, Mass.-based North Shore Medical Center physicians in the department of surgery were honored for their clinical excellence and professionalism, according to a Danvers Herald report. By Laura Dyrda -
Vivex Biomedical acquired assets and agreements of the University of Miami's Tissue Bank. By Laura Dyrda -

ISASS navigating MIS spine surgery, pediatric scoliosis, and adult deformity 

January 16-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  The trend and direction of spine care is increasingly going to MIS cost effective avenues of delivery. This workshop by ISASS will focus on the original pioneer spine surgeons and surgical facilities with experience and success and is presented by a worldwide MIS faculty including co-chairs Dr. Neel Anand and Dr. Chris Hardesty. Click here for information and registration! 
A huge portion of the overall bill for surgery covers device and implant costs, and hospitals are starting to take notice. With new pressure to reduce costs wherever possible, materials managers and hospital administrators are looking for ways to reduce waste and unnecessary spending. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 50 statistics on physicians in private practice, hospital employment and other arrangements about their financial situation and outlook for the future. By Laura Dyrda -
Aurora Spine received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the ZIP 51, the company's slimmest minimally invasive interspinous fixation implant for spinal fusion.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Integra LifeSciences launched two new spine products recently, strengthening its spinal implant offerings, according to a Zacks report. By Laura Dyrda -
Medtronic continues to move toward finalizing the Covidien acquisition, one of the largest of the year in the medical device space — if not the largest, according to a Wall Street Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -
Are epidural steroid injections cost-effective for acute lumbosacral radicular syndrome? By Laura Dyrda -
Zimmer extended the deadline for the European Commission to review its acquisition of Biomet to provide the commission with additional information. By Laura Dyrda -
Medtronic's second quarter financial report showed a 5 percent increase in worldwide revenue as the company prepares to finalize the Covidien acquisition.  By Laura Dyrda -
The medical device excise tax is having an impact on device companies and healthcare reform, according to GlobalData Analyst Rob Littlefield, MSc. And the new Republican Congress could be in a position to do something about it.  By Laura Dyrda -
Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute opened its new facility in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A new study presented during the North American Spine Society annual meeting showed the efficacy of the Renaissance robotic spine surgery system.  By Laura Dyrda -
Bone Therapeutics is collaborating with Kasios for two years to develop a new spinal fusion product. By Laura Dyrda -
Gowriharan Thaiyananthan, MD, discusses where he believes biologics in spine surgery is heading.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Zimmer Spine's Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System is one of the 2014 winners of the Life Science Alley New Technology Showcase.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Baxano Surgical filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a Triangle Business Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
OrthoTrophix completed the dose-finding portion of phase 2 clinical study of TPX-100, its cartilage repair therapeutic agent, in subjects with osteoarthritis of the knee.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Collaborative healthcare and accountable care organizations are on the tips of everyone's tongue today. By Laura Dyrda -
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