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Here are 12 studies on lateral spine surgery examining clinical and cost-effectiveness of the procedure.  
Four spine surgeons discuss what they see as the most positive trends and advancements in spine surgery.  
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 7, 2014.  
The August 2014 edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery includes a study on the postoperative narcotic use and physician shopping among orthopedic trauma patients and trends to watch in the future. 
Spine surgeon Robert Watkins, MD, will perform surgery on Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, according to a Star Advertiser report. 
Globus Medical reported second quarter financial results, with worldwide sales up 6.1 percent over the same period last year. 
Hospital for Special Surgery's chief of spine service Frank Cammisa, MD, advised New York Giants running back David Wilson after he experienced adverse symptoms from a neck injury, according to a My San Antonio report.  
  A study published in the August issue of Spine examines the relationship between pain improvement and physical function and disability improvement for one year after lumbar spine surgery.  
  Integra LifeSciences reported second quarter financial results, with huge growth in the neurosurgery business.  
Future demand for hip and knee surgery will drive innovation in the future. Over the next 20 years, there is a projected 400 percent to 600 percent growth in these joint replacement procedures, and due to new innovations surgeons are able to expand indications to younger patients as well. 
Orthofix delayed its second quarter financial report release to spend additional time evaluating items related to entries in the previous restatement of the first quarter's financial results. 
Wright Medical Group reported second quarter losses at $24 million, or $0.48 per share. 
Canton, Ohio-based Apollo Implants is seeking funding from two crowdfunding sources to pursue its new technology for minimally invasive spine surgery. 
Baxano Surgical received good news this week: two additional patents for the VEO Direct Lateral and AxiaLIF Minimally Invasive Interbody Fusion systems. 
Researchers recently published an article in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine to assess the predictive value of preoperative depression on two-year postoperative outcomes. 
Symmetry Surgical will make strategic company moves in the near future, including selling part of the business and spinning off into another. 
Computed tomography is effective in the detection of clinically significant cervical spine injuries in adults, according to a study published in JAMA Surgery.  
Here are 15 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons with recent honors or promotions in the field. 
As part of the Symbion acquisition, Chicago-based Surgery Partners will purchase the Honolulu Spine Center for $5.82 million, according to a Pacific Business News report. 
Three years after a pilot bundled payment program was implemented at California, a RAND Corporation study shows the program failed to meet its cost-saving goals. 
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