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Three spine surgeons discuss which spine industry regulation they would change and why.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The use of a new drug has allowed researchers to activate the paralyzed muscles of disabled rats, according to a report by The Independent.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Medtronic announced that the Chinese Ministry of Commerce has cleared its proposed acquisition of Covidien, according to a MarketWatch report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

ISASS navigating MIS spine surgery, pediatric scoliosis, and adult deformity 

January 16-17, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  The trend and direction of spine care is increasingly going to MIS cost effective avenues of delivery. This workshop by ISASS will focus on the original pioneer spine surgeons and surgical facilities with experience and success and is presented by a worldwide MIS faculty including co-chairs Dr. Neel Anand and Dr. Chris Hardesty. Click here for information and registration! 
It's no secret among spine surgeons that patients with high deductible insurance plans wait longer to have elective procedures. The problem is, more patients now have high deductible plans and the deductibles are much higher than they were a decade ago, in most cases. By Laura Dyrda -
A Catholic health organizations purchased Mazor's Renaissance system for robotic guidance during spine surgery.  By Laura Dyrda -
A new report from Persistence Market Research examines the bone grafts market and forecast through 2020. By Laura Dyrda -
What age groups are at increased risk of complications after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion? By Laura Dyrda -
Stryker's dividend has increased 13 percent, according to a Nasdaq report. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Dec. 4, 2014.  By Anuja Vaidya -
As healthcare switches from a fee-for-service model to global payments, surgeons are seeing less compensation per episode of care. As a result, more surgeons are signing employment contracts with hospitals, and health systems are acquiring physician practices. By Laura Dyrda -
Spineart's ROMEO2 PAD Posterior Axial Device received 510(k) clearance from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Spinal Modulation completed enrollment of a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its Axium Neurostimulator System.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Lawrence Daniels, MD, a neurosurgeon at Advanced Neurosurgery Associates in Morristown, N.J., was elected to the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.  By Laura Dyrda -
Global medical device company Conventus Orthopaedics completed another round of funding for future growth and development. By Laura Dyrda -
A new study published in Spine examines preoperative and postoperative opioid use in patients undergoing spine surgery. By Laura Dyrda -
Benvenue Medical's Luna 360 Interbody Fusion System received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for spinal fusion treatment of symptomatic degenerative disc disease.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Physicians at Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock recently performed a complex fusion of the upper cervical spine through the mid-thoracic spine at its new Center for Surgical Innovation.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Neurosurgeon Aria Sabit, MD, is being detained for allegedly committing billing fraud against commercial and government payers, according to a Wall Street Journal report. By Laura Dyrda -
Robotic technology for spine surgery has evolved significantly over the past two decades in an attempt to improve accuracy, reduce radiation exposure and create better outcomes. But systems still come at a significant expense. Are they worth it now? By Laura Dyrda -
Aurora Spine reported third quarter financial results, detailing several significant achievements.  By Laura Dyrda -
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