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Implanet reported a jump in spine sales for the first half of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
A new article published in Spine examines blood transfusion after posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. By Laura Dyrda -
Materialise partnered with Arcam to integrate the software and metal three-dimensional printer. By Laura Dyrda -

Decoding managed care contracting 

When was the last time you looked at your contracts? Really REALLY looked at your contracts?
Ellipse Technologies appointed Jeff Rydin chief sales officer and Bob Krist as chief financial officer. By Laura Dyrda -
Last week, the medical equipment industry was overvalued by 14 percent to 28 percent in respect to the fair value, according to a Seeking Alpha report. By Laura Dyrda -
Spinal Elements received FDA clearance to market the Lotus Posterior Cerivcal/Thoracic Spinal System with expanded indications for posterior cervical screw placement. By Laura Dyrda -
Researchers found that fetal spina bifida surgery may be more effective for fetuses with smaller ventricles, according to Medical Xpress.  By Megan Wood -

Sustaining a predictable referral pipeline 

Today’s healthcare market is tough. Reimbursements are getting squeezed, your facility is counting on doctors bringing their patients to your facility and not others and most facilities are needing to generate more procedures.
Zimmer Biomet introduced the Subchondroplasty technology for foot and ankle disorders.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are 8 important trends in the foot and ankle devices market, according to a MarketsandMarkets report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Safe Orthopaedics appointed Thierry Lambert as CFO.  By Anuja Vaidya -
According to Merritt Hawkins' 2014 Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives Review of Physician and Advanced Practitioner Recruiting Incentives, the average base salary (not including production bonus or benefits) for orthopedic surgeons has decreased slightly over the last five years.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Medtronic Plc purchased the right to name a plaza near U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings play home games, according to a Star Tribune report.  By Laura Dyrda -
Nearly 17 percent of physicians plan on retiring in the next three years, according to Physicians Practice's 2015 Great American Physician Survey.  By Anuja Vaidya -
"Normal spines have lordotic curves in the cervical and lumbar spine and a kyphotic curve in the thoracic spine for equal distribution of force across the spinal column. This allows people to stand in an upright posture and achieve forward gaze with minimal effort. But, when the spine is imbalanced in the sagittal plane, it takes more energy to stand erect, ambulate and maintain a horizontal gaze. This results in pain, functional disability and deformity," explains Steven J. Tresser, MD, a neurosurgeon at Neurological Specialties in Tampa, Fla.  By Staff -
Transparency Market Research released a new report identifying key trends in the global minimally invasive surgery market.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Kaywan Gamadia, DO, joins Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., according to a Southeast Missourian report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Spine Care and Pain Management, based in Atlanta, is accepting patients at four new locations.  By Megan Wood -
Northwest Health System will open a new spine center in Bentonville, Ark., in September, according to nwahomepage.com.  By Megan Wood -
A new study examining the complications associated with adult spinal deformity surgery was published in Spine. By Laura Dyrda -
Pressures from patients and the healthcare system at large for shorter hospitalization, quicker return to function, and reduced overall expense demand that today's spine surgeon develop expertise in anatomy conserving surgical techniques. The conservation of anatomy by limiting incision, dissection, and retraction can reduce post-operative morbidity and profoundly impact these metrics.  By Dwight Tyndall, MD, Orthopaedic Specialists of Northwest Indiana -
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