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  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. 
Orthofix CFO Mark Heggestad resigned due to "personal circumstances" amid controversy as the company works to update financial statements from the past few years that were based on wrong numbers. 
Here are 11 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this week. 
  Minimally invasive spine surgery has become more pervasive over the past five years with enhanced techniques and technology to achieve better outcomes and lower the cost of care. Surgeons across the country are performing these less invasive techniques, and the surgeons at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush's Minimally Invasive Spine Institute have a hand in promoting minimally invasive spine surgery education, technology and advancement.  
  Two spine surgeons discuss ways to maintain good referral relationships.  
Zyga Technology completed a round of financing to prepare the company for the future. 
A study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines the long-term outcomes after revision neural decompression and fusion for same-level recurrent lumbar stenosis. 
Baxano Surgical completed a recent subordinated convertible note of financing. 
The American Medical Association's Current Procedural Technology Editorial Panel published the 2015 Professional Edition Manual, including the newly-created CPT code for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion. 
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Sept. 25, 2014.  
  The U.S. Treasury Department announced new regulations earlier this week to discourage companies from moving their headquarters overseas through tax-inversion deals, including Medtronic's plan to move headquarters to Ireland after finishing their acquisition of Covidien, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.  
Becker's Healthcare released the 2014 "226 Spine Surgeons & Specialists to Know." 
Nanovis Spine received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its FortiCore interbody fusion devices.  
  A study published in Spine examines trends in three different surgical treatments for thoracic disc disorders for patients with myelopathy.  
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