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The Food and Drug Administration granted 39 spine- and orthopedic-related device clearances in May. 
Researchers at the Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport published a study analyzing the incidence of adverse outcomes and inpatient mortality after intramedullary spinal cord tumors and published the results in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 
  Mequon, Wis.-based Titan Spine expanded its Endoskeleton line of interbody devices to the United Kingdom and Spain.  
  In 2011, Cigna examined spinal fusion patients and found 87 percent of customers who had fusions were still experiencing pain and undergoing additional therapies or drugs two years later, according to a report from the Tampa Bay Times.  
  Here are 16 new medical devices for spine and orthopedic procedures.  
NuVasive released its next generation monitoring platform with computer-assisted surgery applications to enhance speed and efficiency. 
Kyle Colle, DO, a neurosurgeon with Regional Brain and Spine in Cape Girardeau, Mo., discusses trends in complex spine surgery. 
The Spinal Deformity journal recently published an article about postoperative recovery outcomes for adults with scoliosis surgery. 
Medacta USA has opened its new headquarters in Chicago.  
Here are five recent spine and neurosurgeon achievements and appointments.  
Researchers investigated the outcomes of minimal access spinal surgery in managing infectious spondylitis and compared the results to traditional anterior spinal surgery, with a minimum follow-up of two years, and published the results in The Spine Journal.  
In early June, six-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen was involved in an ATV accident that broke her spine and severed her spinal cord. Neurosurgeon Luis Manuel Tumialan, MD, performed successful surgery on the former Olympian. Here are five things to know about the incident.  
Jackson Healthcare released the report "51 Statistics on How Income Impacts Physicians in 2014."  
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) is a data collection initiative to measure patients' perspectives on hospital care. 
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this week.  
  Here are 17 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
  Neurosurgeons Ali Baaj, MD, and Kumar Kakarla, MD, have successfully performed corrective spine surgery on a severely deformed Ugandan orphan at the Tucson-based University of Arizona Medical Center.  
Orchid has broken ground on a new 28,400-square-foot manufacturing site in Pune, India.  
InVivo Therapeutics named Steven McAllister CFO. 
Financial issues are top-of-mind for most surgeons today. Three spine surgeons discuss the financial challenges worrying them the most and how they feel about the future.  
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