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The global spinal trauma devices market is anticipated to see strong growth in the near future, according to a Transparency Market Research report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Spine surgeons around the world have come together to create the International Society of Endoscopic Spine Surgery.  By Megan Wood -
A Spine study evaluated the efficacy of surgical treatment versus nonsurgical treatment for symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis treatment.  By Megan Wood -

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The cost per surgeon for spine surgery varies from surgeon-to-surgeon. But as a high-dollar procedure — accounting for $90 billion in healthcare expenditures in the United States — variation won't be tolerated in the move toward value-based care. By Laura Dyrda -
These spine surgeons excel outside of the operating room, driven by their entrepreneurial spirit into the business of medicine.  By Megan Wood -
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, researchers found female physicians made nearly $20,000 less, on average, than male physicians, according to CBS Boston.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Boston-based John Hopkins research found a combination of step-by-step checklists and a rigorous error tracking system may serve as the best tool for assessing orthopedic residents' surgical abilities, according to Health Leaders Media.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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Will robotic surgery eventually be the new normal?  By Megan Wood -
Medtronic is ready to invest an additional $20 million in Mazor Robotics, an announcement that broke just ahead of Mazor announcing its newest technology: Mazor X, according to the Star-Tribune.  By Laura Dyrda -
France-based Implanet reported revenue growth in the first half of 2016. By Laura Dyrda -
Shelton, Conn.-based Spine Wave introduced its True Position Pivoting Space System for commercial use in the United States.  By Megan Wood -
Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics' INSPIRE study surgeons recently implanted the ninth patient and 10th patient with the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, according to Street Insider.  By Megan Wood -
Corin Orthopaedics offered to purchase Wright Medical's large joint business for around $33 million.   By Anuja Vaidya -
Stryker Vice President Katherine Ann Owen sold 10,686 shares of the company's stock in a recent transaction, according to The Cerbat Gem.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A new study published in Spine examines the effectiveness and economics of open and minimally invasive posterior or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Researchers examined the cancer risk and mortality rate among patients who underwent lumbar arthrodesis with bone morphogenetic proteins, in a study published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.  By Megan Wood -
Neurosurgeon Robert L. Bailey, MD, will join Philadelphia-based Main Line HealthCare and Main Line Healthcare Neurosurgery on July 18.  By Megan Wood -
Who are the most-liked spine surgeons on the internet? Judging from the volume of Facebook Likes on their articles and videos, these 10 surgeons are all in the running.  By Spine-health.com -
Certain common surgical procedures, including total knee and hip replacements, were associated with an increased risk for chronic opioid use in the first year after surgery, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Peter Asnis, MD, repaired Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel's left knee, according to CBS Boston.  By Mary Rechtoris -
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