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On Jan. 30, 2017, a Boston jury determined a Massachusetts General Hospital spine surgeon's concurrent surgery schedule in 2012 did not result in a patient's quadriplegia, The Boston Globe reported.  By Megan Wood -
The traditional fusion material — collecting bone graft from the iliac crest — lost traction when BMP became available. Now, fewer surgeons are trained in iliac crest bone harvesting, says Dr. Bae, but BMP isn't always the best option for spinal fusion patients. By Laura Dyrda -
New research from Rice University shows more physicians are contracting with hospitals through various agreements, but the shift to tighter physician-hospital integration is more complex than originally expected. By Laura Dyrda -

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A new study published in Spine examines defensive medicine among spine and neurospine surgeons in the United States. By Laura Dyrda -
WishBone Medical is opening in Warsaw, Ind., according to Yahoo! Finance.  By Megan Wood -
Several Korean medical institutions are using IBM's Watson to help diagnose cancer patients, according to The Nation.  By Megan Wood -
OrthoIllinois is moving its Crystal Lake, Ill., facility to Algonquin, Ill., in order to expand its services and better treat patients' wide array of conditions, according to a report from the Northwest Herald.  By Adam Schrag -

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The European market for spine surgery devices is expected to reach $2.99 billion by 2019, according to a report by the Europe Spine Surgery Devices Market.  By Adam Schrag -
Time Magazine reports that orthopedists earn the highest salaries of anyone in the medical field, with an average annual salary of $443,000. However, a physician's decision to enter a private practice or seek employment at a hospital will ultimately impact his or her salary and career path.    By Adam Schrag -
The Charlotte Observer gathered data from NFL teams' final weekly injury reports, official NFL box scores and pro-football-reference.com to find patterns in players' concussions.  By Megan Wood -
The global lumbar spine fusion market will likely continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.9 percent through 2020, according to a Market Reports World analysis.  By Megan Wood -
On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration. Under the order, Syrian refugees are not allowed to enter the United States; all refugees are barred from entering the United States for 120 days; and citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen are not allowed to enter the United States for 90 days, as reported by The New York Times.   By Megan Wood -
German minimally invasive spine device company joimax reported 31 percent sales growth in 2016 over the previous year. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines patients who underwent spinal deformity correction with robotic guidance for S2-alar-iliac screw insertion.  By Laura Dyrda -
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, gave 30 researchers the R35 Research Program Award.  By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 15 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Untied States has an estimated $5.4 billion direct-to-consumer ad spend. An InCrowd microsurvey questioned how physicians view DTC ads in pharmaceuticals.  By Megan Wood -
The global implantable medical devices market will likely grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.4 percent through 2025, according to a Research and Markets report.  By Megan Wood -
Boston Medical Center implemented a method for holding effective team meetings, according to AMA Wire.  By Megan Wood -
Minimally invasive surgeries will spur growth of the ambulatory surgical centers market, according to a Market Reports World analysis.  By Megan Wood -
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