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A new study published in Spine examines the impact of preoperative depression on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores among lumbar fusion patients. By Laura Dyrda -
Last week, Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute announced a strategic affiliation with New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, which will expand their geographic footprint. By Laura Dyrda -
The healthcare delivery system in the United States is considered the most expensive in the world, and the future need for joint replacements is sure to worsen the economic pressures. Same-day surgery for hip and knee replacements has been shown to be safe and effective — when done in the setting of a comprehensive approach to patient engagement, modern pain management, vetted pathway selection methods and cloud-based systems for homecare and patient reported outcomes. Accordingly, there is a growing interest among patients and payers alike in transitioning joint replacement to the more cost-effective, ambulatory settings.  By Laura Dyrda -

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Spine surgeon Sukhbir "Sonny" Guram, MD, joined Hendersonville, N.C.-based Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics last week.  By Adam Schrag -
Foot and ankle specialist Richard D. Ferkel, MD, of Los Angeles-based Southern California Orthopedic Institute will treat Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin's toe, according to The Los Angeles Times.  By Adam Schrag -
American Medical Response announced Angela Fiege, MD, of Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital is NASCAR's new safety team medical director.  By Adam Schrag -
American Sports Medicine Institute Chairman James Andrews, MD, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, announced the Inaugural Sports Medicine Conference for Sports Agents.  By Adam Schrag -
Many physicians hope HHS Sec. Tom Price, MD, will help small practices benefit from potential changes to MACRA, according to a report by The Hill.  By Adam Schrag -
Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Los Angeles-based Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, will offer a second opinion on an Arizona Diamondbacks' elbow pain, according to dbacks.com.  By Megan Wood -
Lone Tree, Colo.-based Sky Ridge Medical Center acquired the state's first Mazor X system.  By Megan Wood -
Medtronic launched the new installment of its StealthStation technology.  By Megan Wood -
Amendia will continue its strategic partnership with Global Spine Outreach, a charity committed to training spine surgeons in developing countries.  By Megan Wood -
WalletHub researchers assessed the best and worst states for children's healthcare, based on cost, quality and access.  By Megan Wood -
Andrew Moulton, MD, of Sarasota (Fla.) Orthopedic Associates, went on a mission trip in the Dominican Republic, according to Herald-Tribune.  By Megan Wood -
WHOOP and the NFL Players Association have agreed to improve player health together by distributing a wearable health monitoring device called WHOOP Strap 2.0s to every NFL player.  By Adam Schrag -
EOS imaging announced its EOS systems have been installed in two leading Chinese hospitals.  By Adam Schrag -
Becker's 15th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine includes more than 235 speakers with 131 physician speakers and 126 sessions focused on the biggest issues in spine and orthopedic surgery today.  By Laura Dyrda -
Titan Spine experienced several milestones in the first quarter of 2017 as a company and with the Endoskeleton titanium interbody fusion device that includes nanoLOCK surface technology. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spinal Deformity compares new and old protocol for circumferential minimally invasive surgery outcomes for patients with adult spinal deformity. By Laura Dyrda -
San Jose, Calif.-based SI-BONE reported the publication of a six-year study on its iFuse implant.  By Megan Wood -
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