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Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news over this past week. 
  Four spine surgeons discuss the most important lessons they have learned during their careers.  
The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine published a study investigating the surgical strategies and outcomes for different lengths of spinal ependymomas. 
Surgical Frontiers closed on a $7 million fund for the company's future growth. 
Medtronic gained Food and Drug Administration clearance for the SHILLA Growth Guidance System for patients with severe early-onset spinal deformities. 
A report from BCC research estimates growth in the surgical navigation systems market through 2018. 
 HIPAA violations can be disasterous for physician-owned spine practices, and the risks are high.  
Which American jobs pay the most? The answers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, are surgery and anesthesiology.  
Here are 10 orthopedic practices and hospital departments entering into new partnerships over the past few months. 
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 28, 2014.  
Exactech Director Albert H. Burstein sold 8,852 shares of the company's stock on Monday, Aug. 25, according to an InterCooler report. 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported two Republican lawmakers are profiting from Medtronic's acquisition of Covidien and subsequent headquarters move from Minnesota to Ireland in a tax inversion strategy. 
LDR CEO Christophe Lavigne sold 25,000 shares of the company's stock on the open market yesterday. 
Orthopedic and spine device companies are hot in healthcare investment today, and many investors are looking for the next best opportunities. 
  In 2010, the Integrated Health Association launched a bundled payment program for orthopedic procedures in the state that would cover commercially-insured individuals younger than 65. At the time, the program was widely accepted at hospitals across the state and stakeholders hoped it would improve quality and lower costs.  
  Medtronic acquired Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for around $200 million in an all-cash transaction.  
An article recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined whether surgeon experience had an impact on outcomes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction. 
The National Football League medical professionals are partnering with their counterparts in FIFA for better identification, management and treatment in athletes with concussions, according to a Times Free Press report. 
Amedica named B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, chairman of its board of directors. 
Here are 50key points on radiation exposure during spine surgery from studies and expert articles on the topic.  
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