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A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines outcomes for the Prestige cervical disc compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are five key notes on the European spinal devices market according to a new report from Medical Market Research Reports. By Laura Dyrda -
Orthopedic surgeon Steven Meier, MD, performed the first stem cell/platelet-rich plasma lumbar intradiscal injection in conjunction with La Peer Health Systems. By Laura Dyrda -

Hidden opportunity to significantly increase profits

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. 
Between managing a practice, treating patients, conducting research and fulfilling committee responsibilities most surgeons don't have time to become involved with politics. But politicians are increasingly becoming involved with healthcare. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are seven key trends in physician pay, according to ECG Management Consultants' 2015 Physician Compensation Survey.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are 16 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Anika Therapeutics has appointed Richard Hague as chief commercial officer.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Integrating new expandable technologies into practice

Surgery and the technologies used to perform them are rapidly evolving to include expandable devices. These new expandable devices deliver the benefits of a minimal approach with a maximum footprint for restoration in both vertebral augmentation and spinal fusion procedures.
Aspen (Colo.) Orthopaedic Associates is closing down on Dec. 31, according to The Aspen Times.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Successful private practices are focused on the forces driving healthcare today: collaboration and integration, transparency on quality and cost, systems thinking and innovation. By Laura Dyrda -
RTI Surgical reported third quarter revenues were up 3 percent over the same period last year. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity compares the cost of traditional growing rods with magnetically-controlled growing rods for early onset scoliosis treatment. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are nine spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 11 spine surgeons to know:  By Megan Wood -
Zimmer Biomet reported net sales increased for the third quarter of 2015, shortly after the merger completed.  By Laura Dyrda -
The first spine surgery using the EVOS-HA technology from Cutting Edge Spine in the United States was successful. By Laura Dyrda -
A new article published in Spine examines the primary and revision surgery rate based on where patients undergo adult spinal deformity correction. By Laura Dyrda -
The Medicare administrative contractor Wisconsin Physician Services Insurance now covers minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Novant Health plans to break ground on its new $60 million orthopedic hospital in Charlotte, N.C., in early 2016, according to Charlotte Business Journal.  By Megan Wood -
Theodore Belanger, MD, of The Medical Center of Plano (Texas), plans to perform surgeries on a 20-year-old and 13-year-old with severe spinal disorders, according to WFAA 8.  By Megan Wood -
St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco offers spinal surgery guided by Mazor Robotics, according to abc 7.  By Megan Wood -
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