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  The Food and Drug Administration cleared 37 orthopedic- and spine-related devices in September.  
  An article published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the seven-year follow-up for patients who received the Prestige artificial disc in a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial.  
Can you imagine a world without "Hurt So Good," "Jack & Diane," "Small Town," "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and countless other John Mellencamp classics? 
Nevro Corp., announced an initial public offering last Friday as the company attempts to gain regulatory clearance for its pain-relief system in the United States, according to a NASDAQ report. 
Medical device manufacturer BD plans to acquire CareFusion for $12.2 billion. 
European Union regulators have begun an in-depth probe into Zimmer's planned acquisition of Biomet, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  
Mission Viejo, Calif.-based Mission Hospital will begin admitting patients to $185 million Neuroscience and Spine Institute on Oct. 13, according to an Orange County Register report.  
Here are seven orthopedic surgeons who have treated or will soon treat professional athletes.  
Healthcare is moving head-first toward shared-risk and shared-savings care delivery models. The most progressive organizations are testing accountable care organizations, bundled payments and narrow networks to reduce waste and improve outcomes. But can they work? 
Gerbsman Partners has been hired to sell AxioMed Spine, accompany that has raised more than $70 million, according to the Blog of Intellectual Capital. 
The medtech market is expected to grow over the next six year as several external factors impact markets around the world, according to a report from EvaluateMedTech.  
  Mazor Robotics reported five Renaissance robotic spine surgery systems during the third quarter.  
An article published in Spine examines the results of revision spine surgery after pedicle subtraction osteotomy for fixed sagittal imbalance with pseudarthrosis. 
The orthobiologics market in Asia is estimated to grow to around $0.7 billion by 2018, according to a MicroMarket Monitor report.  
Here are spine surgeons who made headlines this year for performing new procedures, winning awards, establishing new practices and furthering humanitarian work.  
These surgeons are among young leaders in the spine field today. Many were chief residents and underwent prestigious spine and neurological surgery fellowships.  
An article published in AAOS Now examines orthopedic bundled payment programs and key benchmarks for success.  
Here are 17 key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies.  
  Medtronic will use around $16 billion in external financing to complete its Covidien acquisition instead of cash from foreign subsidiaries, as was previously planned.  
ReporterLink released a new report on the Chinese orthopedic instrument market demand. 
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