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A study published in Spine examines the incidence of venous thromboembolic complications and pulmonary embolism in children undergoing spinal fusion surgery.  
Expanding Orthopedics has received FDA clearance for its FLXfit. Here are three things to know about the company and its newly cleared device. 
Researchers examined subject-based three-dimensional CT lumbar models for asymptomatic subjects to measure trends in foraminal height for the healthy spine and published their results in Spine.  
Here are 20 spine-focused studies to know published within the past month.  
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has been awarded $6 million by CMS' Innovation Center for its Better Back Care program.  
  A recent study published in The Spine Journal examines and describes national trends in revision rates, complications and readmission for patients undergoing single and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures.  
Surgical technology company MedTech, based in Toulouse, France, has received CE approval to begin marketing its spinal surgery robot ROSA Spine in Europe, according to a 4-traders report. 
Synergy Biomedical, a novel biomaterial products development company, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its BIOSPHERE PUTTY as a bone graft extender used in the posterolateral spine. 
This article outlines 10 key trends that are impacting orthopedic practices. These trends affect orthopedic practices directly, as well as hospitals and surgery centers that work with orthopedic surgeons.  
  Jackson Healthcare released a report on how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has impacted physicians.  
  Healthcare is changing at a rapid pace and healthcare reform pushes consolidation. However, hospital employment isn't the only option for independent spine surgeons struggling to get by.  
Here are 10 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this past week. 
  A new Transparency Market Research report examines the surgical navigation systems market.  
Here are seven key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
Medicare currently doesn't reimburse for spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers, despite evidence appropriately-selected patients can have good outcomes. Three spine surgeons discuss if Medicare will begin reimbursing spine surgeries at ASCs and why it should.  
SpineGuard reported a 6 percent decrease in generated revenue for the first half of 2014 over the same period last year. 
A new study of pedicle screw placement with Mazor Robotics' robotic guidance system reported improved accuracy and reduced exposure to radiation for surgeons. 
A study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examined the risk factors for radiographic L5-S1 disc height reduction after lumbar posterolateral floating fusion surgery. 
  Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for July 17, 2014.  
Here are 12 statistics from the VMG Health 2012 Intellimarker ASC Benchmarking Study about revenue per case and case volume at orthopedics-driven surgery centers. 
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