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Here are 18 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
Here are 10 orthopedic spine and neurosurgeons in the news this week. 
  Amedica reported 51 percent silicon nitride ceramic products revenue increase for the second quarter of 2014 as the company moves to grow over the next six months.  
Anthony Yeung, MD, received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New Mexico. 
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons in the news this week. 
  LDR reported total revenue increased in the second quarter of 2014, up over the same period last year.  
  Hospital for Special Surgery is planning a new office in Stamford, Conn., with renovations to the new space already under way.  
  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a study analyzing deep surgical site infection in patients with growing-rod treatment for early-onset scoliosis.  
NuVasive company continues to make strategic moves toward its goal of reaching $1 billion in revenue. When the company hits that goal, they'll be in the number two position in the spine market. 
K2M reported second quarter financial results, with revenue up 18.4 percent over the same period last year. 
Here are 12 studies on lateral spine surgery examining clinical and cost-effectiveness of the procedure.  
Four spine surgeons discuss what they see as the most positive trends and advancements in spine surgery.  
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 7, 2014.  
The August 2014 edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery includes a study on the postoperative narcotic use and physician shopping among orthopedic trauma patients and trends to watch in the future. 
Spine surgeon Robert Watkins, MD, will perform surgery on Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, according to a Star Advertiser report. 
Globus Medical reported second quarter financial results, with worldwide sales up 6.1 percent over the same period last year. 
Hospital for Special Surgery's chief of spine service Frank Cammisa, MD, advised New York Giants running back David Wilson after he experienced adverse symptoms from a neck injury, according to a My San Antonio report.  
  A study published in the August issue of Spine examines the relationship between pain improvement and physical function and disability improvement for one year after lumbar spine surgery.  
  Integra LifeSciences reported second quarter financial results, with huge growth in the neurosurgery business.  
Future demand for hip and knee surgery will drive innovation in the future. Over the next 20 years, there is a projected 400 percent to 600 percent growth in these joint replacement procedures, and due to new innovations surgeons are able to expand indications to younger patients as well. 
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