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Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Jan. 22, 2015.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Kevin Jon Lawson, MD, a well-regarded spine surgeon at Soo Surgical Specialties in Marie, Mich., has maintained a successful practice for many years. By Laura Dyrda -
K2M received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System.  By Anuja Vaidya -

Becker's hosts 13th annual spine conference 

Becker's Healthcare will host its 13th annual spine, orthopedic and pain management-driven ASC conference and the business of spine in Chicago June 11-13, 2015. Come here more than 100 surgeons and healthcare leaders speak at this event, focused on orthopedics, spine and pain!  
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld a judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California stating that Arthrex infringed three patents that KFx Medical possessed.  By Anuja Vaidya -
John Peloza, MD, of Plano-based Texas Back Institute, performed the first surgery in the United Stated with the FLXfit, the only 3D expandable interbody cage in the world.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Spinal Elements received FDA clearance for a full line of interbody devices with Ti-Bond coating. By Laura Dyrda -
Persistence Market Research released a new report on the cervical spine disc replacement market. By Laura Dyrda -
Haemi Choi, MD, and Douglas Evans, MD, are set to be the official physicians for the women's and men's hockey teams, respectively, as they travel to Granada, Spain, in February for the Winter World University Games.  By Nick Gaudio -
Will the minimally invasive spine device market eclipse the traditional spine device market? By Laura Dyrda -
K2M filed a registration statement for a follow-on offering. By Laura Dyrda -
Northwestern Medicine recently launched a 1 million-square-foot multidisciplinary outpatient center on the health system's downtown medical campus in Chicago.  By Nick Gaudio -
A study published in The Spine Journal examines the preoperative predictors of increased hospital costs for elective anterior cervical fusions. By Laura Dyrda -
In September, the White House moved to take on the scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria through an extensive, multi-pronged battle plan. Now, one physician says by changing how antibiotics are administered, physicians could possibly reduce the rates of infection after surgery nearly tenfold, lessening the amount of antibiotics necessary throughout the world.  By Nick Gaudio -
Orthopedic device company Exactech acquired BlueOrtho, a Grenoble, France-based company focused on computer-assisted surgical technology development and manufacturing. By Laura Dyrda -
Amedica and InterMed Resources signed a purchase agreement with HealthTrust. By Laura Dyrda -
The CORE Institute is expanding into Grand Blanc, Mich., with a new clinic. By Laura Dyrda -
A new randomized, controlled study published in The Spine Journal found percutaneous laser disc decompression, then surgery if needed, had similar outcomes to surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Boston-based New England Baptist Hospital plans to move from its current Mission Hill, Mass., location, according to a Boston Globe report.  By Kelly Gooch -
The U.S. small bone and joint orthopedic device market is expected to continue growing steadily, through this year and the next, according to a new report by Research and Markets.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The Food and Drug Administration granted 43 spine and orthopedic device clearances in December. By Laura Dyrda -
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