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Here are 13 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.

Mick J. Perez-Cruet, MD, is a spine surgeon at Royal Oak-based Michigan Head & Spine Institute.

Mihir Patel, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy.

Ireland-based Medtronic released the Signia Stapling System, a device expected to improve the quality of minimally invasive surgeries.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates have opened a new office in Mooresville.  

“I’m alive, which is better than the alternative,” a new patient once told me when I asked him how he was. The alternative to being alive, we are to assume, is death; being alive is better than being dead.

Researchers have published a study in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine pointing out that youth athletes are more likely to sustain injuries while playing flag football as opposed to tackle football.

Neal ElAttrache, MD, of Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, performed surgery on Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine's torn ACL on Tuesday, according to Fox Sports.

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