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The FDA granted Medtronic approval for the Prestige LP Cervical Disc System to treat single-level cervical disc disease. 
Smith & Nephew CEO Olivier Bohuon is now publicly allaying rumors the company may consider a merger or sale to another medtech giant in the near future, according to a report from The Telegraph. 
Here are eight spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new groups over the past few months. 
RTI Surgical reported $66 million revenue for the second quarter of 2014, an increase over the same period last year when revenue reached $42.3 million. 
  Dr. Marinko Rade received the 2014 Young Investigator Award from Spine for his article published in July 2014.  
Founder of NeuroSpine Institute Robert L. Masson, MD, was named to the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine scientific and medical research funding work group. 
Mesoblast, a company focused on regenerative medicine, plans to launch its first stem cell therapy product in Japan next year and then the United States in 2016, according to a report from The Australian. 
As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to pay-for-performance and risk-sharing compensation models, specialists are developing new and innovative ways to ensure their field's sustainability in the future. Spine is no different — and in many ways, spine surgeons have an uphill battle. 
The Food and Drug Administration cleared 35 orthopedic and spine devices in June. 
  Data is king in healthcare today. Outcomes and cost analysis data can prove one treatment more effective than another, show opportunities to eliminate waste and allow providers to compare themselves to others.  
  DJO Global reported second quarter net sales were up 6.5 percent over the same period last year.  
  Texas Children's Hospital in Houston sent physicians and reserachers to present at the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program conference.  
  The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation, an affiliate of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons announced the recipients of its post-residency, clinical fellowship grant program for the 2014 to2015 academic year.  
  There is room for improvement of adult spinal deformity knowledge among neurosurgeons, according to the results of a survey published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.  
  Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week.  
It is no secret that spine surgeons are facing increasing regulatory burdens and, at times, seemingly arbitrary pieces of legislation. Three spine surgeons discuss what legislation they would change and why.  
  Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons recently in the news.  
  Here are 12 new medical devices for spine and orthopedic procedures.  
  Here are findings from seven studies focused on spine or orthopedic medical devices.  
  Here are 14 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
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