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Haemi Choi, MD, and Douglas Evans, MD, are set to be the official physicians for the women's and men's hockey teams, respectively, as they travel to Granada, Spain, in February for the Winter World University Games.  By Nick Gaudio -
Will the minimally invasive spine device market eclipse the traditional spine device market? By Laura Dyrda -
K2M filed a registration statement for a follow-on offering. By Laura Dyrda -

Becker's hosts 13th annual spine conference 

Becker's Healthcare will host its 13th annual spine, orthopedic and pain management-driven ASC conference and the business of spine in Chicago June 11-13, 2015. Come here more than 100 surgeons and healthcare leaders speak at this event, focused on orthopedics, spine and pain!  
Northwestern Medicine recently launched a 1 million-square-foot multidisciplinary outpatient center on the health system's downtown medical campus in Chicago.  By Nick Gaudio -
A study published in The Spine Journal examines the preoperative predictors of increased hospital costs for elective anterior cervical fusions. By Laura Dyrda -
In September, the White House moved to take on the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria through an extensive, multi-pronged battle plan. Now, one physician says by changing how antibiotics are administered, physicians could possibly reduce the rates of infection after surgery nearly tenfold, lessening the amount of antibiotics necessary throughout the world.  By Nick Gaudio -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 43 spine and orthopedic device clearances in December. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are stock report updates for five major public spine device companies according to the report for January 20, 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
The idea of using a digital program to predict the position and sizes of the implants once seemed like a panacea. By Robert Burkhart, PA-C , OPA-C (retired) -
Mohammad Diab, MD, and his longtime patient, Carol Tran, are working together to design an app that helps sufferers of scoliosis parse through some of the more difficult aspects of pre- and postoperation life, reports KTVU news.  By Nick Gaudio -
The U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market is expected to continue growing steadily, through this year and the next, according to a new report by Research and Markets.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital plans to move from its current Mission Hill, Mass., location, according to a Boston Globe report.  By Kelly Gooch -
A new randomized, controlled study published in The Spine Journal found percutaneous laser disc decompression, then surgery if needed, had similar outcomes to surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
The CORE Institute is expanding into Grand Blanc, Mich., with a new clinic. By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica and InterMed Resources signed a purchase agreement with HealthTrust. By Laura Dyrda -
Orthopedic device company Exactech acquired BlueOrtho, a Grenoble, France-based company focused on computer-assisted surgical technology development and manufacturing. By Laura Dyrda -
The term "text neck" describes a physical condition that's caused by a person's poor posture as a result of habitually looking down at his or her cell phone. Though the term was originally penned by Dean Fishman, DC, it's recently picked up a good deal of public traction in the media as a result of a study conducted by Spinal and Orthopedic surgeon Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD.  By Nick Gaudio -
To some spine surgeons, a good beside manner comes naturally. However, there are certain tips that can help one improve the patient's experience. By Richard Guyer, MD, Co-Founder, Texas Back Institute, Chairman, Texas Back Institute Research Foundation -
Spine surgeon Kenneth Cheung, MD, is running the London Marathon to raise money for scoliosis. By Laura Dyrda -
Aurora Spine completed a non-brokered private placement of common shares. By Laura Dyrda -
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