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The ProDisc-C total disc replacement was compared with single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in a new Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery article. By Laura Dyrda -
Vertebral Technologies closed the first tranche of a $2.5 million Series B financing with the EB-5 immigrant investor program. By Laura Dyrda -
Nvision launched four initial proprietary products for distribution, focusing on the spine. By Laura Dyrda -

Hidden opportunity to significantly increase profits

As providers survey the landscape today, there aren't many opportunities to improve profitability. You have little control over the rates in your managed care contracts, and no control over Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. 
In today's world where technology is advancing at a mile a minute, healthcare providers who don't adapt will be left behind.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The National Institute of Health's PubMed Library of Studies indexed Alexandria, Minn.-based Tristate Brain and Spine Institute's recent study on oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion.  By Anuja Vaidya -
CMS recently finalized a new bundled payments initiative for hip and knee replacements; however, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons several of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' concerns have not been addressed.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore studied the risk of cardiac arrest in children receiving spine surgery.  By Megan Wood -

Integrating new expandable technologies into practice

Surgery and the technologies used to perform them are rapidly evolving to include expandable devices. These new expandable devices deliver the benefits of a minimal approach with a maximum footprint for restoration in both vertebral augmentation and spinal fusion procedures.
Technology and healthcare are increasingly intertwining, fostering a more personalized delivery of care. Embracing technology trends gives providers the edge to offer patient-centric healthcare.  By Megan Wood -
In the value-based healthcare system, providers may have to accommodate patients' growing demands for more medical treatments options.    By Mary Rechtoris -
A new study published in Spine examined urinary tract infections in patients after posterior lumbar fusion procedures. By Laura Dyrda -
Zyga Technology completed a $20 million round of financing. By Laura Dyrda -
CMS has finalized a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgery in acute-care hospitals.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 39 orthopedic- and spine-related clearances in October. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examined the clinical improvement for adult spinal deformity and which patients benefit most from surgical intervention. By Laura Dyrda -
K2M CFO Gregory S. Cole sold 41,574 shares of stock in a recent transaction, according to a Dakota Financial News report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna, Tenn., opened a new spine surgery institute.  By Anuja Vaidya -
SeaSpine reported a 3 percent revenue drop for the third quarter of 2015. By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica reported a drop in product revenue for the third quarter due to a decline in the non-silicon nitride product sales. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examined the risk factors for blood transfusion with primary posterior lumbar fusion. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 23 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
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