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MRIs are expensive, time-consuming and unnecessary for patients 40-years-old or older who are suffering from knee pain, according to a study in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Medscape reports.  By Eric Oliver -
Western Kentucky Orthopaedic and Neurological Associates, which is under the Graves-Gilbert Clinic umbrella, filed a protest against Western Kentucky University and partnering The Medical Center over a new sports medicine complex, according to a report from the Bowling Green Daily News. By Laura Dyrda -
The digital healthcare market is expected to grow substantially through 2021, according to a Research and Markets report.  By Mary Rechtoris -
This past weekend saw three bomb attempts in two states and a spate of stabbings in a Midwestern mall. A total of 29 individuals were injured in the bomb explosions and nine individuals were injured in the stabbing attack.  By Jessica Kim Cohen -
New research yielded positive results for Smith & Nephew's PICO Single use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.  By Megan Wood -
The global spine biologics market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.07 percent between 2016 and 2020, according to a Reports Web analysis.  By Megan Wood -
San Diego-based NuVasive received FDA clearance for the use of its Reline posterior fixation system to implant the MAGEC system.  By Megan Wood -

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The FDA granted 29 orthopedic- and spine-related device clearances in August. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines how human characteristics affect outcomes for spinal fusion using bone morphogenetic protein-2.  By Laura Dyrda -
Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based CNOS welcomes neurosurgeon Jason Przybylo, MD, according to Sioux City Journal.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Spine surgeon Safdar N. Khan, MD, joined the International Association of HealthCare Professionals.  By Megan Wood -
Seattle-based University of Washington released a report on Sept. 16, offering a conclusion regarding the conduct of neurosurgeon Richard Ellenbogen, MD, in relation to the National Institutes of Health's $16 million head trauma grant, according to The Seattle Times.  By Megan Wood -
On Sept. 15, the Chicago Cubs became the first MLB team to clinch a division title in the 2016 season, according to ESPN.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine examines two-year outcomes for patients with early-onset scoliosis who were treated with magnetically controlled growing rods. By Laura Dyrda -
Atlanta-based Emory University School of Medicine researchers analyzed the impact of cage angle and surgical technique on segmental lordosis. Rojeh Melikian, MD, of DISC Sports & Spine in Marina Del Rey, Calif., and his team wanted to see the degree of sagittal plane correction achievable using the lateral transpsoas approach.  By Megan Wood -
The days of the practice-to-practice salesman are dying, General Surgery News reports.  By Eric Oliver -
Next week, the House Oversight will hold a hearing for Mylan CEO Heather Bresch to answer questions regarding EpiPen's price hike, according to The Hill.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Here are eight key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Alphatec made changes to its executive leadership team as well as updated its compliance status with Nasdaq's listing requirements.  By Megan Wood -
The Journal of the American Medical Association published the pivotal trial results for Medtronic's Hybrid Closed Loop system.  By Megan Wood -
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