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An article published in Spine examines the effectiveness of anterior lumbar interbody fusion for degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. 
Ronda Stryker, who serves as Stryker's director, sold 7,000 shares of the company on the open market Monday, July 7, according to a WKRB News & Analysis report. 
Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown, N.Y., named Mark J. Hornyak, MD, chief of neurosurgery, according to a report from The Business Journal News Network. 
MarketReportsOnline.com released a new report on the global spinal fusion market with analysis on the future. 
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu named Craig M. Ono, MD, chief of staff. 
Device company Paradigm Spine has published two separate independent prospective clinical studies that examine the short- and long-term durability of coflex interlaminar stabilization. Here are four things to know about the two studies. 
Here are 12 orthopedic surgeons who recently performed surgery on professional baseball, basketball and soccer players. 
Stryker's Director Ronda E. Stryker sold 14,000 shares of the company on July 3, according to a WKRB News & Analysis report. 
More than half of orthopedic surgeons feel their compensation will decrease as health insurance exchanges are utilized in the future, according to the Medscape Orthopedist Compensation Report. 
Medtronic plans to cut 40 jobs in Minnesota, according to a Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal report. 
Stryker has sold its bone morphogenetic protein-7 assets to Mariel Therapeutics. The companies entered into a definitive agreement announced yesterday. 
Benvenue Medical named 20-year industry veteran Jeffrey Jones chief operating officer. 
A group of researchers recently compared trends in primary cervical fusion procedures for patients with rheumatoid arthritis against the general population and published their results in Spine. 
  Here are 15 surgeons, hospitals and providers in the spine field who received awards and recognition over the past few months.  
Around 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives and it's estimated that back pain costs more than $90 billion per year in lost productivity and work days, according to an ABC News report.  
NuVasive named Carol Cox executive vice president of strategy and corporate communications, reporting directly to chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov. 
A study published in The Spine Journal examined how a person's wealth impacted their back problems and comorbidities. 
Exactech Executive Vice President Gary J. Miller sold 12,392 more shares of the company's stock last Tuesday, according to a Mideast Times report. 
  Here are 30 hospitals and health systems opening new spine centers or expanding existing spine services.  
The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons named Todd J. Albert, MD, FACS, a board member as the editor's voting representative, according to an AAOS Now report. 
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