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  Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  
The Sunshine Act passed last year, requiring medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons valued at more than $10, with few exceptions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collected data from device companies and expected to publish interactions on the CMS website starting September 2014, but everything didn't go as planned. 
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 21, 2014.  
Last week Orthofix announced the company would delay releasing second quarter financial reports until they were able to adjust issues with their calculations. Today, the company said it would restate the prior period's financial statements for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 fiscal statements as well as the first quarter ending in March, 2014. 
Michael Vitale, MD, chief of pediatric spine and scoliosis service at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York performed the first procedure in the area using the MAGnetic Expansion Control device, according to an NY Daily News report. 
A study published in Spine examines the number of sacral fractures and in-hospital complication instances for patients undergoing spine surgery. 
Medtronic CEO Ishrak Omar used the company's first quarter 2015 fiscal year financial report to explain why their recently announced acquisition of Covidien will be good for the United States economy. 
  Here are five recent spine surgeon and neurosurgeon achievements and honors.  
  Here are 10 knee injuries and surgeries that made an impact on history.  
  Michael D. Daubs, MD, was appointed chairman of the University of Nevada's orthopedic residency program, according to an AAOS Now report.  
Here are 14 orthopedic surgeons who recently announced new appointments or practice membership. 
Neurosurgeon Tien V. Le, MD, joined Tampa Bay Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists in Brandon, Fla.  
Aesculap Implant Systems made the S4 Element MIS System available for posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation systems for endoscope technology to gain direct visualization. 
An article published in Spine examines functional activity for patients after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. 
Here are seven hospitals and health systems opening new spine or neurosurgery centers or expanding existing services.  
Medtronic reported slight fiscal year 2015 first quarter revenue growth over the same period last year, with 6 percent revenue growth in the United States, on the heels of the company's announcement to acquire Covidien in June. 
The Affordable Care Act expanded coverage to millions in attempt to improve the quality of care in the United States. Like many healthcare professionals, surgeons are trying to find a way to navigate through the new legislation. 
A study published in Spine examines wound complication rate and risk factors for adolescent patients undergoing spinal arthrodesis. 
  Frost & Sullivan recognized spine device company Baxano Surgical with the 2014 Product Line Strategy Leadership award for its minimally invasive products.  
LDR COO James Burrows sold 19,258 shares on the open market last Friday, according to a Mideast Times report, in a $512,070.22 transaction. 
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