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Seven orthopedic industry thought leaders predict what the future holds for big orthopedic device companies.  By Carrie Pallardy -
Here are six updates for medical device companies focused on spine and orthopedic procedures. By Laura Dyrda -
MiMedx is optimistic about next year, and already raised preliminary expectations for quarterly revenue and profit beginning in 2015.  By Laura Dyrda -

ISASS navigating MIS spine surgery, pediatric scoliosis, and adult deformity 

January 16-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  The trend and direction of spine care is increasingly going to MIS cost effective avenues of delivery. This workshop by ISASS will focus on the original pioneer spine surgeons and surgical facilities with experience and success and is presented by a worldwide MIS faculty including co-chairs Dr. Neel Anand and Dr. Chris Hardesty. Click here for information and registration! 
Expanding Orthopedics closed the first distribution agreement for the three-dimensional Expandable FLXfit Cage. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 use in spinal fusions for degenerative disc disease through 2012. By Laura Dyrda -
Baxano Surgical filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Most spine surgeons would say a successful surgery looks like this: lower postoperative pain scores, increased functional scores and images show a solid fusion; the patient isn't readmitted to the hospital and doesn't complain of any further complications. By Laura Dyrda -
Medical malpractice can have a huge negative impact on a surgeon's practice.  By Laura Dyrda -
Despite a challenging healthcare atmosphere, the demand for new medical innovation is growing and the medical device market is expected to grow significantly over the next three years, according to a Manufacturing Group report. By Laura Dyrda -
The Spine Journal published a report recently comparing the results from the SPORT lumbar disc herniation cohort with the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to identify different trends in disc herniation treatment.  By Laura Dyrda -
VertiFlex announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has scheduled an Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Devices Advisory Panel meeting on Feb. 20, 2015 to discuss and vote on its premarket approval application for the Superion Interspinous Spacer System.  By Anuja Vaidya -
K2M is opening a new headquarters in Leesburg, Va., according to an Augusta Free Press report.   By Laura Dyrda -
Is robotic technology becoming more common in spine surgery?  By Laura Dyrda -
Spine device company joimax entered into a five year distribution agreement for SDRI's SYNERGY Cervical Disc in three European countries. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 16 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  By Anuja Vaidya -
A second person in China has received 3D printed vertebrae in a first-of-its-kind surgery at Zhejiang University School of Medicine in China, according to a 3d Print report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Next year is looking pretty good to spine device company LDR, known for their cervical disc replacement technology. The Mobi-C cervical disc is the only artificial disc approved by the Food and Drug Administration for two-level procedures, a trait that will come in handy next year when a new Category 1 CPT code that supports two-level cervical arthroplasty procedures becomes effective. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 11 spine and neurosurgeons who were in the news this past week.  By Laura Dyrda -
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Physician Fee Schedule final rule was released with several key changes for 2015, according to an AAOS Now report. By Laura Dyrda -
It's no secret that the Asia Pacific healthcare market is rapidly expanding, and orthopedic device companies want in. The top companies already have established footholds in China, making it the new "wild west." So, who will win?  By Laura Dyrda -
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