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 Becker's Healthcare is recognizing the following spine surgeons for their leadership, experience and entrepreneurship in the field.  
Here are 10 big transactions in the orthopedic and spine device market so far in 2014. 
GlobalData released an analysis of the orthopedic power tools market. 
Hospital for Special Surgery's Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, MD, announced plans to move his practice to Ghana — his native country — full time, according to an AAOS Now report. 
A study recently published in Spine examined whether obesity is associated with reduced disc height in the lumbar spine. 
Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics turned 15 on July 1. 
NuVasive Executive Vice President Russell Powers sold 3,200 company shares last Thursday, according to a WKRB News & Analysis report.  
Smith & Nephew appointed new auditors for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015, ending a 77 year relationship with previous auditors Ernst & Young. 
BioRestorative Therapies CEO Mike Weinreb wrote a letter to its stockholders updating them on company changes, including a study for the brtxDISC Program. 
 Titan Spine has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to commercially release its Endoskeleton TL system.  
  Renowned orthopedic surgeon James Andrews, MD, will appear on a Topps baseball card this year, according to a Newsday report.  
Six orthopedic and spine surgeons formerly part of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery at MedStar Good Samaritan have joined MedStar Orthopaedics. 
A group of spine surgeon researchers examined trends for thromboembolic complications in children who underwent spinal fusion and published their results in Spine. 
  Here are 20 orthopedic surgeons who recently received awards, honors or promotions in their field.  
Spine surgery is one of the more expensive procedures to the healthcare system, and payers are pushing for stricter coverage guidelines across the country. 
Payment based on episodes of care is becoming more common in bundled payment and accountable care organization situations. A new study published in The Spine Journal examines Medicare payments for episodes of spine surgery. 
The average annual salary for orthopedic surgeons is $432,013, but surgeons often have the opportunity to collect bonuses as well, according to a Salary.com report. 
Here are 10 financial articles for spine surgeons touching on entrepreneurism, physician ownership, new payment models and cost of care.  
Covidien shareholders are suing the company and Medtronic to block the impending merger, according to a Mass Device report. 
  Here are 14 key notes on major spine and orthopedic device companies.  
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