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American College of Physicians offers new guidelines for how physicians should treat low back pain, in an article published in Annals of Internal Medicine.   By Megan Wood -
A physician whose patients had trouble filling prescriptions after UnitedHealth Group's OptumRx mistook his identity and placed him on a list of physicians who were barred from Medicare participation won $1.5 million in a slander suit against the company, according to a WLRN report.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines how vancomycin and gentamicin antibiotics affect human osteoblast proliferation, metabolic function and bone mineralization during spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -

PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA enhanced devices for cervical and lumbar fusion

Hear from Dr. Timothy D. Bassett and Dr. Brad G. Prybis on their early clinical experience with interbody fusion devices.
Daniel Fulkerson, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon in Indianapolis, published his first book titled, "Nothing Good Happens at…The Baby Hospital."  By Megan Wood -
Daly City, Calif.-based Seton Medical Center named John H. Velyvis, MD, medical director of robotic orthopedic surgery.  By Megan Wood -
Medtronic is one of the world's largest medical device companies.  By Adam Schrag -
Westchester, Pa.-based DePuy Synthes and Virginia Beach, Va.-based LifeNet have teamed up to create ViviGen Formable, which will aid bone formation during spine fusion surgery.    By Adam Schrag -

Scoping out a solution: IASIS Health

More than 55 million procedures were performed with GI endoscopic devices in the United States in 2009 alone.
Using its unique resources, Warsaw, Ind.-based OrthoPediatrics continues to grow the pediatric orthopedic devices market, according to Today's Medical Developments.  By Adam Schrag -
Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic unveiled its new value-based program in its Europe, Middle East and Africa region.  By Megan Wood -
A recent study conducted at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus found that spinal cord patients are often in danger of contracting infections and diseases during hospital rehabilitation, according to Digital Journal.  By Adam Schrag -
A Boston University Medical Center study investigated whether patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery experienced varied complication rates dependent on their insurance.  By Megan Wood -
Physician members of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons met with a group of legislative leaders to discuss economical value-based care for patients.  By Adam Schrag -
WalletHub studied 150 cities across the nation with four key areas in mind: healthcare, food, fitness and green space. Within those sectors, the analysts then utilized 34 indicators of good health to determine the America's healthiest cities.  By Megan Wood -
Riverhead, N.Y.-based Peconic Bay Medical Center, a part of Great Neck, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, named Robert M. Galler, DO, the new director of neurosurgery.  By Megan Wood -
Rush University Medical Center researchers investigated patients' knowledge of radiation exposure from spinal imaging, in a study published in The Spine Journal.  By Megan Wood -
The medical industry is inundated with data. Many organizations struggle to move forward with actionable insights, however, tangled in the disconnectedness between data sets.  By Megan Wood -
An article published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines the perioperative complications associated with spinal metastases surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 14 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The global interspinous spacer market is expected to continue growing between 2016 and 2024, according to a Transparency Market Research report.  By Megan Wood -
World champion goalie Hope Solo has signed on to host sports medicine show, "The Cutting Edge," according to The Hollywood Reporter.  By Adam Schrag -
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