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Orthopedic spine surgeon Chibuikem Akamnonu, MD, joined FLH Medical, P.C. Orthopedic Surgery in Geneva, N.Y., according to a Finger Lakes Times report. 
A new Zacks report upgrades Symmetry Medical to an "outperform" rating, according to an InterCooler report. 
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons who were in the news this week. 
  Gabelli will now cover Globus Medical, a spine-focused medical device company, according to a WKRB News & Analysis report.  
  A study recently published in Spine examined the complications and mortality rate for cervical spine surgery patients and compared the rates between different racial groups.  
An article published in The Spine Journal examines polyurethane materials use in spine surgery.  
Three spine surgeons discuss strategies they have implemented to reduce costs at their medical practices.  
  Here are six key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  
The Sunshine Act passed last year, requiring medical device companies to disclose compensation or gifts given to surgeons valued at more than $10, with few exceptions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services collected data from device companies and expected to publish interactions on the CMS website starting September 2014, but everything didn't go as planned. 
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 21, 2014.  
Last week Orthofix announced the company would delay releasing second quarter financial reports until they were able to adjust issues with their calculations. Today, the company said it would restate the prior period's financial statements for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 fiscal statements as well as the first quarter ending in March, 2014. 
Michael Vitale, MD, chief of pediatric spine and scoliosis service at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York performed the first procedure in the area using the MAGnetic Expansion Control device, according to an NY Daily News report. 
A study published in Spine examines the number of sacral fractures and in-hospital complication instances for patients undergoing spine surgery. 
Medtronic CEO Ishrak Omar used the company's first quarter 2015 fiscal year financial report to explain why their recently announced acquisition of Covidien will be good for the United States economy. 
  Here are five recent spine surgeon and neurosurgeon achievements and honors.  
  Here are 10 knee injuries and surgeries that made an impact on history.  
  Michael D. Daubs, MD, was appointed chairman of the University of Nevada's orthopedic residency program, according to an AAOS Now report.  
Here are 14 orthopedic surgeons who recently announced new appointments or practice membership. 
Neurosurgeon Tien V. Le, MD, joined Tampa Bay Neurosurgery & Spine Specialists in Brandon, Fla.  
Aesculap Implant Systems made the S4 Element MIS System available for posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation systems for endoscope technology to gain direct visualization. 
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