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Here are 19 key notes from spine and orthopedic device companies this week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Medicrea launched the new generation of LigaPASS, the company's band connector technology for posterior thoraco-lumbar fixation, in the United States.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Integra LifeSciences has announced the appointments to its new spin-off spine business, SeaSpine.  By Anuja Vaidya -

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The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named H. Hunt Batjer, MD, FAANS, as its 2015-2016 president.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Alphatec Spine appointed Donald A. Williams to its board of directors. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in The Spine Journal examines the complication rates for revision adult spinal deformity surgery among high-volume hospitals and surgeons. By Laura Dyrda -
Christopher Shaffrey, MD, was named the American Association of Neurological Surgeons secretary for 2015 to 2016, according to a Newswise report. By Laura Dyrda -

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Alphatec Spine reported higher consolidated net revenue in the first quarter of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
Public tendering is driving down the orthopedic trauma device market in Europe, according to a new iData Research report. By Laura Dyrda -
Mobile health applications for mobile devices, from tablets to watches, are offering patients and physicians more accessible healthcare and new ways to manage billing and coding.    By Brandon Howard -
Here are the stock reports from five spine device companies for April 30, 2015 and how they compare to their numbers last week on April 23. By Laura Dyrda -
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has a new chief of spine service: Frank Schwab, MD. By Laura Dyrda -
Orthofix reported the fourth quarter 2014 and fiscal year financial results, with increased full year sales but operating loss. By Laura Dyrda -
Zimmer released first quarter financial results, with net revenue decreasing and the Biomet acquisition not yet finalized. By Laura Dyrda -
St. Jude Medical intends to acquire Spinal Modulation.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Most orthopedic surgeons only discuss cost with patients occasionally, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The biggest orthopedic device companies in the market today are DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Zimmer and Medtronic, according to a new Kalorama Information report, but will they remain there in the future? By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines the MRI rate in patients with spinal cord stimulation. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 30, 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Six orthopedic and spine surgeons discuss what music they use in the operation room to pump them up — or calm them down — during cases.  By Laura Dyrda -
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