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A study published in Spine shows routine full-length spine radiographs during the first six months after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent scoliosis rarely detect abnormalities that requires meaningful clinical management change. 
  Spine surgery has become increasingly less invasive over the past decade. Even the more complex deformity and tumor cases now have technology allowing surgeons to perform less disruptive procedures, and despite a challenging regulatory environment there is still huge opportunity for growth and innovation in the spine arena.  
Look to the future of independent specialists with Dr. Fred Davis of ProCare Systems at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. 
Dr. Nancy Ann Vish of Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital will present on the topic of physician engagement at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting. Early registration ends Monday! 
Zachary Dodd, MD, recently joined OrthoIndy and Indiana Orthopaedic Hospital in Indianapolis. 
A study published in the April 2014 issue of The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques examines incidence of pedicle screw placement close to vital structures to identify characteristics that increased the risk of screw misplacement. 
Clorox has partnered with Ultraviolet Devices for UV surface disinfectant technology called the Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV System. 
Anaheim, Calif.-based Healthpointe Medical Group announced the addition of Charles M. Sonu, MD, to its physician team.  
Here are 12 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
Clorox's Dispatch wipes and Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant are 2 of Becker's "100 Infection Control Products to Know." 
  Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for March 27, 2014.  
Dr. Scott Hodges of the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics will present key thoughts on MIS fusion at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. 
  Director of Spinal Surgery and Co-Director of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center Roger Hӓrtl, MD, has spent a career on the forefront of spinal innovation and development. He is very involved in several spine research problems.  
Researchers recently examined factors associated with surgical decision-making for adult spinal deformity patients and published their findings in Spine Deformity: The Official Journal of the Scoliosis Research Society. 
Learn how to best benchmark and assess the financial strength of a hospital or health system; join us for a panel at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  There are less than 100 spaces left and the early registration discount ends Monday!  
The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is presenting a free webinar to cover ICD-10, reimbursement changes, and HANYS updates.   
  Jayme Hiratzka, MD, a spine surgeon at Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University's Brain Institute, will soon begin providing care at Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine in Hermiston, Ore., according to a Hermiston Herald report.  
DataGen has recently signed two new contracts to provide data and analytics support during CMS' Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative.   
Discuss top issues for spine surgeons with Dr. Rafe Sales of Summit Spine at Becker's 12th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference. 
Join Dr. Paula Stillman of Temple University Health System for a session at Becker's Hospital Review 5th Annual Meeting.  There is less than a week left to register early! 
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