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According to a new report from Zion Research, the future of the sports medicine market is bright with an $8.6 billion valuation projected for 2020.  By Eric Oliver -
Nasser Ani, MD, used Malden, Mass.-based SpineFrontier's biocompatible Les Arena-C(HA) cervical cage and the two-level Les Invue Max cervical plate to perform a minimally invasive spinal fusion.  By Eric Oliver -
American Medical Association President Andrew Gurman, MD, released a statement on the association's behalf regarding healthcare reform.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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With U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Expanding Orthopedics received a U.S. patent for its 3D expandable cage technology integrated in the FLXfit.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Chicago-based Premier Pain and Spine is the sponsor for the Chicago Bulls Radio Network on WLS-AM 890.  By Megan Wood -
The global spine surgery devices market is expected to grow due to an increasing aging population and a rising number of obesity cases, based on a QY Research Groups report, according to medGadget.  By Megan Wood -
Nadeen Chahine, PhD, a biomedical engineer at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., won a five-year RO1 grant from National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.  By Megan Wood -

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Spine centers of excellence deliver cost savings of 19 percent compared to other centers, according to a HealthCore study. HealthCore is Anthem's outcomes research subsidiary.  By Megan Wood -
A Cincinnati-based Mayfield Brain & Spine surgeon performed the first sacroiliac joint fusion at an outpatient surgery center utilizing Medtronic's RIALTO system in the United States.  By Megan Wood -
Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute partnered with the Thomas Jefferson University neurosurgery department and Jefferson Health in Philadelphia to open a new spine center of excellence that hosted its first procedure last week, according to a Philadelphia Business Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -
Outpatient surgery centers in general, are specialized facilities designed for outpatient surgical procedures. When a patient elects to have surgery, their procedure will either be performed in a hospital or ASC. If your surgeon is a physician partner at a neighboring ASC, chances are you’ll have your much-needed surgery in that setting. By Nicola Hawkinson DNP, RNFA, RN -
Every healthcare organization projects a brand built on how they deliver care. When integrating new technologies into the mix, an organization should not have to reinvent its whole brand.  By Megan Wood -
Here are five sports medicine physicians who have recently joined hospitals or practices or gained promotions.  By Eric Oliver -
Inglewood-Calif.-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic is opening its sixth location in Thousand Oaks to better serve the Los Angeles Rams and the southern California community.  By Eric Oliver -
Device representatives have positioned themselves in the operating room, especially during orthopedic and neurosurgery procedures, according to Kaiser Health News. Is their presence necessary and ethical, or do device reps have too much influence in the OR?  By Megan Wood -
Belgrade, Mont.-based Xtant Medical earned FDA clearance to use autografts and/or allografts in its Irix-C cervical cage.  By Megan Wood -
Austin, Texas-based Minimus Spine enrolled the 30th subject in its randomized study comparing the Triojection System to discectomy. Minimus hopes to prove using the system yields comparable outcomes to discectomy.  By Megan Wood -
The American Medical Association awarded Katie O. Orrico, JD, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.  By Megan Wood -
Michael Integlia & Co., a Providence R.I.-based real estate firm, and University Orthopedics held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical facility in East Providence, R.I. Washington Trust Company is financing the development.  By Megan Wood -
Woodford-based Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and SVMC's multispecialty physician group, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, have expanded their orthopedic practice in Bennington, Vt., according to vermont biz.  By Mary Rechtoris -
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