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Here are four spine surgeons who were in the news this week:  By Adam Schrag -
A new study presented at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Forum in 2016 examines robotic pedicle screw placement for sacro-pelvic fixation with S2 alar-iliac screws. By Laura Dyrda -
San Diego-based NuVasive reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2016.  By Megan Wood -

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA enhanced devices for cervical and lumbar fusion

Hear from Dr. Timothy D. Bassett and Dr. Brad G. Prybis on their early clinical experience with interbody fusion devices.
Raymond Kim, MD, an award-winning joint replacement specialist, has joined Vail, Colo.-based The Steadman Clinic to specialize in knee and hip replacements.  By Adam Schrag -
The collaborative efforts of Toronto-based ReMAP O7 have produced the 7D image guidance system for spine surgeries.  By Adam Schrag -
Rep. Tom Price, MD, R-Ga., has transferred ownership of Chattahoochee Associates to his wife, Georgia Representative Betty Price, MD, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  By Adam Schrag -
A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine compared patient and physician perspectives on increasingly popular physician rating websites.  By Adam Schrag -

Scoping out a solution: IASIS Health

More than 55 million procedures were performed with GI endoscopic devices in the United States in 2009 alone.
New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine's Center for Comprehensive Spine Care offers spine patients a new kind of experience.  By Megan Wood -
Three spine surgeons discuss healthcare regulatory burdens.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Feb. 9, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery submitted comments to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield about coding edits, one of which is scheduled for implementation this year. By Laura Dyrda -
The American Telemedicine Association named the best states for telemedicine. By Laura Dyrda -
Castel San Pietro, Switzerland-based Medacta acquired Austrian distributor Vivamed. By Laura Dyrda -
The FDA reclassified pedicle screw systems from a class III device to a class II device. By Laura Dyrda -
Smith & Nephew reported a slight revenue growth last year and expects a stronger performance in 2017. By Laura Dyrda -
As with most things today, the orthopedic market is constantly changing. Technology improves, techniques are updated and patients’ needs evolve, making it important for any orthopedic practice to understand how and why the market is shifting. No practice can be complacent, and learning more about the factors shaping the field can help position orthopedic professionals for success in the year ahead, and beyond. Below are five trends that will impact the orthopedic market in 2017.  By Troy K. Oliphant R.T. (RT) (CT), Sr. Solution Manager: Merge PACS, Merge Healthcare, an IBM Company -
Thomas Scully, MD, of Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest NeuroSpecialists, was the first surgeon in the world to perform spine surgery with Life Spine's CALYPSO Midline Retractor System.  By Megan Wood -
BioRestorative Therapies of Melville, N.Y., received FDA clearance to begin phase two of their BRTX-100 clinical trial.  By Adam Schrag -
The global medical device technology market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5 percent during the 2015 to 2020 forecast period with IVD and orthopedic devices leading the way, according to a Markets and Markets report written about in Whatech.  By Adam Schrag -
Spine surgeon, Donald Hales, MD, retired as the longest practicing surgeon at Flagstaff, Ariz.-based Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, according to the Flagstaff Business News.  By Adam Schrag -
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