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Houston-based Rice University researchers developed graphene nanoribbons, intended as a treatment for spinal cord injuries, according to Tech Times. The researchers tested the ability of Texas-PEG, a compound of customized graphene nanoribbons in polyethylene glycol, to heal a rodent's damaged spinal cord.  By Megan Wood -
The American Medical Association's CPT 2017 Codebook included the first endoscopic spinal surgery code no. 62380.  By Megan Wood -
The global spine surgical robots market is expected to hit $2.77 billion by 2022, based on a MarketResearchReports.biz analysis, according to medGadget.  By Megan Wood -
A study published in The Spine Journal examines how the American Society of Anesthesiology classification system affects 30-day morbidity after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.  By Laura Dyrda -
St. Louis, Mo.-based Washington University School of Medicine researchers analyzed feasibility of osteogenic instrumentation for interbody fusion in vivo, in a study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. The study compared osteogenic instrumentation to standard spinal instrumentation with autograft for interbody fusion.  By Megan Wood -
Spine Team Texas added Neil Patel, MD, to its team.  By Megan Wood -
Robert Talac, MD, PhD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Richmond, Texas-based Center for Advanced Surgical Treatment, discusses the future of spinal care.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -

Microsurgery of the Cervical Spine: Advantages for the Patient and Surgeon

Learn new techniques for exposing the posterior cervical spine, along with techniques for doing minimally invasive anterior procedures and maximally invasive anterior decompressions.
Columbus-based Ohio State University is opening Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute, according to The Columbus Dispatch.  By Mary Rechtoris -
athenahealth introduced athenaInsight, a reporting hub on American healthcare.  By Megan Wood -
Data breaches are becoming commonplace in the healthcare industry, and efforts to prevent hackers from accessing that data should be at the forefront of any organizations.  By Eric Oliver -
Zimmer Biomet gave a large donation pledge to the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. By Laura Dyrda -
Bordeaux, France-based Implanet reported its financial results for the first half of 2016, ending June 30.  By Megan Wood -
Here are 12 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
Here are five spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this week.  By Eric Oliver -
Payers have posed as obstacles for spine in ambulatory surgery centers, but the recent additions and proposals of ASC payable codes for spine procedures should ease up some of the difficulties surgery centers face.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines acute complications among spinal deformity surgical patients who are 70 years old or older. By Laura Dyrda -
Cleveland Clinic named Michael Steinmetz, MD, chairman of the neurosurgery department, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.  By Megan Wood -
University of California San Francisco researchers analyzed the impact of human neurons transplanted into mice with spinal cord injuries, according to Medical Xpress.  By Megan Wood -
Global Spine Outreach is hosting its third Annual Gala Fundraiser on Oct. 8 in Oak Brook, Ill.   By Megan Wood -
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had a torn meniscus in his knee surgically repaired by Chris Larson, MD, of Twin City Orthopedics, NFL.com reports.  By Eric Oliver -
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