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The North American spine surgery market is expected to grow over the next five years, according to a new report from Research and Markets. By Laura Dyrda -
The first surgery performed with the Minimus Spine Triojection System was performed in Italy.  By Laura Dyrda -
How does sagittal balance relate to clinical outcomes after spine surgery for cervical spondylotic myelopathy? By Laura Dyrda -

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Endoscopic spine surgery has been around for many years, but the technique is just beginning to become more refined and more accessible to surgeons and patients in the United States. It's becoming more popular around the world as well. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are the percentage changes in physician income from 2013 to 2014, according to Physicians Practice's 2014 Physician Compensation Survey:  By Anuja Vaidya -
Mazor Robotics received three purchase orders for its Renaissance robot-assisted systems.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Aurora Spine received the Health Canada Medical Device License for its ZIP Interspinous Fusion System.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Physicians sit on the Food and Drug Administration's panel for device clearances, and some of those physicians have financial ties to device companies. Does that influence their decisions? By Laura Dyrda -
The OtisMed plea agreement with the government over distributing their knee system without Food and Drug Administration clearance includes a side "non-prosecution" agreement with Stryker, which purchased OtisMed without knowledge of this incident, according to Corporate Crime Reporter. By Laura Dyrda -
Physician relationships with pharmaceutical and device companies are under scrutiny again, this time among eye surgeons. By Laura Dyrda -
What will happen in the medical device industry over the next few years? Zacks Equity Research analyzed the current situation and where the field is headed in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
The Scoliosis Research Society SRS-22 Questionnaire is used to show increasing deformity in young people with idiopathic scoliosis, and researchers sought to consider whether scoliosis interferes with these patients' lives before diagnosis. They published their results in The Spine Journal. By Laura Dyrda -
Stryker will pay a little over $79 million to end civil and criminal investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice into the sales and marketing of the OtisKnee before Stryker acquired its parent company, OtisMed.   By Anuja Vaidya -
Spine treatment plans and protocols are changing as healthcare reform puts more emphasis on high quality, cost-effective care encouraging physicians and healthcare professionals to work together on providing the continuum of care for patients while eliminating waste and improving patient satisfaction.  By Laura Dyrda -
Elmhurst (Ill.) Hospital names Richard Byrne, MD, medical director of neurosurgical services, according to a Chicago Tribune report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Healthcare reform is changing the landscape in the United States and the specialty physician population is changing as well. By Laura Dyrda -
Consolidation is huge in the medical device space this year, and experts are not expecting the action to slow down. By Laura Dyrda -
Photovoltanic modules, solutions and services company Trina Solar acquired a 28 percent stake in Shuntai Leasing.  By Laura Dyrda -
The North American intraoperative neuromonitoring market is expected to grow over the next four years, according to a ReportsNReports analysis. By Laura Dyrda -
A study published in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the spine procedures performed during orthopedic and neurological surgery residency training to find the variability.  By Laura Dyrda -
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