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Paris, France-based SpineGuard earned a U.S. patent for its Dynamic Surgical Guidance technology's bone quality measurement.  By Megan Wood -
New York City-based NYU Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases researchers analyzed the similar symptoms between spine and hip pain, and best practices for treatment.  By Megan Wood -
Timothy Hewett, PhD, and doctoral candidate Christopher Nagelli of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., argue that athletes should sit for two full years after tearing their ACLs, according to the study they published in Sports Medicine.  By Adam Schrag -

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA enhanced devices for cervical and lumbar fusion

Hear from Dr. Timothy D. Bassett and Dr. Brad G. Prybis on their early clinical experience with interbody fusion devices.
President Donald Trump has decided to keep Ronny L. Jackson, MD, Former President Barack Obama's lead White House physician in his role.    By Adam Schrag -
An investment platform and marketplace, angelMD, held a startup pitch event ahead of the 13th Annual Mazama Spine Summit in Winthrop, Wash., Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2017.  By Megan Wood -
Realtor.com dug into the make-ups of the 250 largest American cities, searching for the 10 most compassionate.  By Megan Wood -
Henry Ruiz, MD, of Gadsden (Ala.) Regional Medical Center, became the first surgeon in the state to use Israel-based Expanding Orthopedics' FLXfit 3-D Expandable Cage, according to Yahoo! Finance.  By Megan Wood -

Scoping out a solution: IASIS Health

More than 55 million procedures were performed with GI endoscopic devices in the United States in 2009 alone.
Boston Children's Hospital researchers studied whether comorbidities correlated with greater healthcare resource use in pediatric spinal fusions, according to AAP News & Journal.  By Megan Wood -
Here are five orthopedic surgeons who were involved in treating professional athletes in January:  By Adam Schrag -
Roger Härtl, MD, is the director of spine surgery at Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center in New York. His clinical practice focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery and he has published on novel techniques throughout his career, including lateral approaches and navigation. By Laura Dyrda -
Deloitte released its 2017 Global Health Care Outlook: Making Progress Against Persistent Challenges report in January.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines surgical site infection for pediatric spine surgery patients. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 11 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A new study discovered one in six people experienced pain relief after taking common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  By Megan Wood -
Australia-based University of Melbourne and Stanford (Calif.) University researchers studied the origin and roles of astrocytes, hoping to discover possible treatments for brain and spinal diseases.  By Megan Wood -
Fremont, Calif.-based Asterias Biotherapeutics has provided an optimistic update on its ongoing SCiStar clinical trial, according to Yahoo Finance. Asterias reported that the trial's success and the company's general financial achievements in 2016 will increase its ability to develop more trials and treatments in the near future.  By Adam Schrag -
Here are four spine surgeons who were in the news this past week.  By Adam Schrag -
As of September 2016, 34 percent of the physicians in the United States were female, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, and only a percentage of those physicians hold leadership positions.  By Laura Dyrda -
More than a year ago, Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., launched a unique program in healthcare: refunds for patients dissatisfied with their care. What began as a pilot program in spine and bariatric surgeries has since spread to all levels of inpatient and outpatient care throughout the expansive Geisinger footprint. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines the hospital length of stay for lumbar spinal fusion patients. By Laura Dyrda -
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