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Here are 20 new minimally invasive devices in 2016. These devices were launched, released, introduced or had their first use in the United States in the first half of this year.  By Laura Dyrda -
Physicians aren’t just clinicians today; they are business men and women running their practice in a complex market. But medical schools haven’t adapted and most physicians don’t receive any business training.  By Laura Dyrda -
In March the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain. The guidelines outline appropriate opioid prescribing to avoid overuse and addiction among chronic pain patients. By Laura Dyrda -

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Zippia analyzed the National Practitioner Data Bank to discover where physicians are most likely to get sued in the United States, according to Medscape.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Medtronic is among the key vendors in the growing spinal cord stimulation market, according to a Research and Markets report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The global neuromodulation devices market is expected to reach $7.07 billion by 2018, according to a Transparency Market Research report.  By Megan Wood -
The global medical electronics market is set to hit $60 billion by 2023, according to a Global Market Insights report.  By Megan Wood -

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Here are 18 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), a common lumbar fusion procedure, doesn't normally present a particularly long learning curve for most spine surgeons. A minimally invasive TLIF involving a muscle-sparing, muscle-splitting incision, can result in less pain and less blood loss. Patients experience a quicker recovery, often returning home the day after the procedure. However, this MIS approach has its’ own reproducibility and learning curve:  By Megan Wood -
Here are five spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
King's College London researchers pinpointed three new genes associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS involves brain and spinal cord motor neurons degenerating, which impacts muscle control.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the impact of cost valuation and cost-effectiveness among adult spinal deformity patients. By Laura Dyrda -
Three spine surgeons discuss the key trends in spine reimbursement today.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a proven yet still evolving procedure that can be extremely successful in the right patient. When it comes to interbody fusion implants, there are several challenges surgeons face with both traditional and expandable technologies. By Laura Dyrda -
The world of athletic-based training is about to get much larger as D1 Sports Training and Therapy announced its intentions to open 10 new facilities nationwide.  By Eric Oliver -
Q30 Sports Science is taking its concussion preventing collar based device through another round of investigatory study, USA Today reports.   By Eric Oliver -
airRX is an app created to help physicians provide aid in the chance a medical emergency occurs while they're 30,000 feet off the ground. Here are four thoughts:  By Eric Oliver -
Oklahoma City, Okla.-based Foundation HealthCare named Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso (Texas) winner of its Center of Excellence Award in orthopedic surgery.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are eight of the most popular specialty choices among medical students, according to a Medscape report titled Med Student Life & Education Report: Are Young Doctors Prepared?  By Anuja Vaidya -
Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics appointed Pamela Stahl to the position of chief commercial officer.  By Megan Wood -
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