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LDR CEO Christophe Lavigne sold 25,000 shares of the company's stock on the open market yesterday. 
Orthopedic and spine device companies are hot in healthcare investment today, and many investors are looking for the next best opportunities. 
  In 2010, the Integrated Health Association launched a bundled payment program for orthopedic procedures in the state that would cover commercially-insured individuals younger than 65. At the time, the program was widely accepted at hospitals across the state and stakeholders hoped it would improve quality and lower costs.  
  Medtronic acquired Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation for around $200 million in an all-cash transaction.  
An article recently published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined whether surgeon experience had an impact on outcomes for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction. 
The National Football League medical professionals are partnering with their counterparts in FIFA for better identification, management and treatment in athletes with concussions, according to a Times Free Press report. 
Amedica named B. Sonny Bal, MD, JD, MBA, chairman of its board of directors. 
Here are 50key points on radiation exposure during spine surgery from studies and expert articles on the topic.  
Massachusetts Healthcare Reform, instated in 2006, was the model for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010. While there are clear differences between the two, the primary goal of providing insurance for an entire population, improving quality and reducing healthcare costs are consistent. 
  Spine surgeons in Texas examined Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeVonte Holloman after he incurred a preseason neck injury and advised against returning to play, according to a Dallas News report.  
The BCC Research released a new report on the advanced orthopedic technologies market. 
  An article published in Spine examines preoperative serum albumin levels as a predictor of postoperative spinal fusion complications.  
Christopher Yeung, MD, of Desert Institute for Spine Care performed spine surgery on Colorado Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson, according to a Denver Post report. 
Adebukola Onibokun, MD, recently opened a new spine center in San Jose, Calif.  
George Martin, MD, a spine surgeon at Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso performed his 200th minimally invasive spine surgery using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System. 
  Here are four new medical device updates for spine and orthopedic procedures.  
Quality has always been extremely important in healthcare, but the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act refocused providers toward data-driven results. 
Here are 10 spine surgeons and specialists in the news this week. 
Priority Health (Michigan) updated its Lumbar Fusion Medical Policy to cover for SI-BONE's minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion procedure. 
The China orthopedic industry is expected to grow through 2017, according to a Research in China report. 
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