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Here are 19 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Here are seven spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Megan Wood -
Amedica released the silicon nitride lateral lumbar interbody fusion device, Valeo II LL interbody fusion device. By Laura Dyrda -

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Here five spine surgeons discuss the impending switch-over to ICD-10 and whether they are prepared.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Greatbatch is buying Lake Region Medical for approximately $730 million in cash and stock, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Providence Medical Technology, a cervical spine technology provider in Lafayette, Calif., reached $12 million in new financing.  By Megan Wood -
Here are nine things for spinal surgeons to know for August 27, 2015.  By Megan Wood -

Reimbursement: Pay attention to your charge master

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ApiFix is planning to open new scoliosis treatment centers in Italy, France and the Netherlands next month.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Ervie "Bud" Hawley and his wife Carolyn Hawley gave $1 million to Danbury (Conn.) Hospital to create the Ervie and Carolyn Hawley Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery.  By Megan Wood -
The prosthetic market is facing reimbursement difficulties, which could impede the growth of this market.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Xtant Medical's wholly owned subsidiary Bacterin has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its OsteoSelect PLUS Demineralized Bone Matrix Putty.  By Anuja Vaidya -
NuVasive is planning to build a new medical device manufacturing facility.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Sartell, Minn.-based St. Cloud Orthopedics has added two spine surgeons to its physician team.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Innovation, economics and clinical trends all contribute to the booming spine surgery device market, according to a MedMarket Diligence report, "Global Market for Medical Device Technologies in Spine Surgery, 2014-2021."  By Megan Wood -
ulrich medical USA in Chesterfield, Mo., will expand its workforce in the United States to meet the spine implant business demand.  By Megan Wood -
Premier Health, group of specialty care practices in Southwestern Ohio, said spinal stenosis is becoming more common with the aging baby boomer population, according to the Dayton Daily News.  By Megan Wood -
The global market for neurosurgical products is set to grow exponentially in the next seven years, according to a new report published by Persistence Market Research.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Stryker is recalling nearly 17,000 units of five of its orthopedic products, according to an FDA notice.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are four devices that were recently launched or released.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Federal Trade Commission issued a final order settling claims that Zimmer Holdings' acquisition of Biomet is anticompetitive, according to Imperial Valley News.  By Mary Rechtoris -
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