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The Food and Drug Administration granted 52 orthopedic- and spine-related device exemptions in July.  
 Here are 100 takeaways from leading spine device-focused companies from the second quarter of 2014.  
An article published in Spine examines the cost of treating axis fractures in the United States. 
An article recently published in The Spine Journal examines conventional supine magnetic resonance imaging as well as standing lateral and flexion-extension radiographs. 
Smith & Nephew announced a new sales model, called Syncera, geared toward hospitals to lower prices on hip and knee implants, according to a Health Point Capital report. 
Here are 13 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  
Here are 12 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who were in the news over this past week. 
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news over the past week. 
A study published in Spine Deformity — the journal of the Scoliosis Research Society — examines the effectiveness of preoperative three dimensional CT scans in adolescent scoliosis patients. 
The New Economy Magazine awarded Oxford Performance Materials among the best three-dimensional healthcare innovations. 
  The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering gave first place in a competition for engineering undergraduate design competitions to a spinal project addressing postoperative neurological or vascular complications from incorrect screw placement.  
Joe Sam Robinson, MD, a neurosurgeon, donated a television station to Mercer University for local programming, according to a K2 WMAZ report. 
Scientists at Northwestern Medicine developed a new model for predicting blood transfusion during spine surgery and published their findings in the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 
Six spine surgeons offer advice to medical residents who are considering taking up spine.  
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 14, 2014.  
Here are 15 sports medicine physicians who recently joined new practices, were promoted or are retiring in the near future. 
The Journal of Spine will publish a study on Advanced Biologics' OsteoAMP examining the different variables between allograft donors used in the product that was implanted during spinal fusion procedures. 
StemCells reported more than $12 million in net losses for the second quarter of 2014, significantly higher than the $5.8 million net loss reported last year. 
Retired neurosurgeon and potential Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, MD, is building his political credentials by not only speaking out on healthcare and economic issues but also addressing social issues, such as the recent rioting in St. Louis on The O'Reilly Factor," according to Breitbart.  
Lali Sekhon, MD, of Sierra Neurosurgery Group, was the first physician in northern Nevada to perform an oblique lumbar interbody fusion. 
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