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A study recently published in Spine examines whether using femoral heads from patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for spinal fusion as a source of allograft bone is cost-effective. 
Spine device company NuVasive plans to open an international operations center in Waterford, Ireland, according to a Silicon Report article. 
A study recently published in Spine examines the variation in spine surgery costs and the implications that variation could have on evidence-based bundled payments. 
More than two months after Zimmer announced intentions to acquire Biomet, the United States Federal Trade Commission requested additional information on the companies. 
The first surgery using Aurora Spine's Discovery interbody cage with TiNano plasma spray coating was performed in California today. 
Mazor Robotics reported four Renaissance Systems were sold during the second quarter of 2014. 
OrthoGeorgia and Forsyth Street Orthopaedics, both located in Macon, Ga., have merged, according to a report by The Telegraph.  
When it comes to new technology, Christensen’s model of disruptive innovation can be fairly well understood.  
Research and Markets released a new report forecasting the international sports medicine device market through 2019.  
Stryker acquired assets of Small Bone Innovations in a cash transaction of $375 million. 
Zimmer launched the Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System designed for posterior fixation surgery. 
Amedica secured $26 million in funding for the future. 
  Bacterin International appointed Robert Di Silvio as president of the company.  
In the July 2014 Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine issue, several spine surgeons contributed to the guideline updates for lumbar spinal fusion procedures. 
Earlier this month the first clinical use of the Avance MIS Pedicle Screw System from Baxano Surgical was performed in North Carolina. 
  Richard Francis, MD, of Houston-based Spine Associates, is certified to provide training for spine surgeons in the use of the Mazor Robotics' surgical guidance system.  
Here are 20 spine surgeons who received new leadership positions or appointments over the past seven months. 
The global orthopedic device market is expected to grow over the next five years, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research. 
After two years of operation, the National Neurosurgery Quality and Outcomes Database was used in a study to examine the effectiveness of lumbar surgery for disc herniation, according to a report in Pain Medicine News. 
The Spine & Pain Physicians Surgery Center has opened in Smyrna, Tenn. Here are three things to know about the new facility and its founder. 
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