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As the Japanese population continues to age, the orthopedic device market continues to grow, according to reports from iData research.  By Eric Oliver -
Here are 17 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies over the past week.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are five spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Eric Oliver -

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SpineCenterAtlanta opened a new office in Conyers, Ga., according to Henry Herald.  By Megan Wood -
Neurosurgeon Michael Casey, DO, will join Edward Neurosciences Institute in Naperville, Ill., according to Chicago Tribune.  By Megan Wood -
Australian researchers studied whether vertebroplasty is a safe and effective procedure for relieving acute pain and disability in patients with spinal fractures.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines whether the Oswestry Disability Index is a good assessment for individual longer-term patient experience after lumbar spinal surgery. By Laura Dyrda -

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Of the 4,000 ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgeries that have been performed on Major League Baseball players since the procedures inception in 1974, nearly one-third of them have been performed in the last five years, but industry-wide the field is in the middle of an innovation cycle.  By Eric Oliver -
Virtual care centers and telemedicine are emerging as the next major wave in healthcare, U.S. News reports.   By Eric Oliver -
Surescripts network continues to see growth and expansion in the ePrescription field, according to its progress report.   By Eric Oliver -
Minimally Invasive SpineCARE is the newest member of Atlanta-based Back Pain Centers of America.  By Megan Wood -
Fee-for-service is on its way out, with the healthcare industry adopting a model of value-based care.  By Megan Wood -
JAMA published an editorial where Stanford (Calif.) University researchers claim electronic health records aren't keeping up with the major changes in healthcare data analytics.  By Mary Rechtoris -
Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics added Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine as a clinical site for its INSPIRE study.  By Megan Wood -
The global spinal implants and spinal devices market is anticipated to hit $19.54 billion by 2024, according to a Grand View Research report.  By Megan Wood -
A Transparency Market Research report found the U.S. implantable medical devices market will experience significant growth in the next few years.  By Mary Rechtoris -
SeaSpine, a Carlsbad, Calif.-based medical technology company offering spinal disorder solutions, signed a definitive agreement to acquire NLT Spine, an Israel-based medical device company creating minimally invasive spine surgery products.  By Megan Wood -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Aug. 18, 2016.  By Megan Wood -
In a Spine study, researchers examined the prevalence of pathological pain in lumbar spinal disorder patients, according to Medscape. Spinal disorders often cause pathological neuropathic pain and physiological nociceptive pain.  By Megan Wood -
A new study published in Spine examines the economic impact of revision surgery for proximal junctional failure after spinal deformity surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
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