Edward S. Jeffries, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit.

University of Pittsburgh department of orthopedic surgery Chair Freddie H. Fu, MD, will evaluate and treat international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's knee, according to The Telegraph.

MIS technology developer Inspired Spine published an ebook titled, Distinguishing Between the Spinal OLIF and OLLIF Procedures – Confusion with the War of the LIFs.

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    NuVasive reported a revenue increase in the first quarter of 2017.

    A new study published in Spine examines the impact of preoperative depression on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems scores among lumbar fusion patients.

    The healthcare delivery system in the United States is considered the most expensive in the world, and the future need for joint replacements is sure to worsen the economic pressures. Same-day surgery for hip and knee replacements has been shown to be safe and effective — when done in the setting of a comprehensive approach to patient engagement, modern pain management, vetted pathway selection methods and cloud-based systems for homecare and patient reported outcomes. Accordingly, there is a growing interest among patients and payers alike in transitioning joint replacement to the more cost-effective, ambulatory settings.

    Last week, Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute announced a strategic affiliation with New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health, which will expand their geographic footprint.

    Spine surgeon Sukhbir "Sonny" Guram, MD, joined Hendersonville, N.C.-based Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics last week.

    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Erlanger Health System hosted an orthopedic symposium earlier this month. The conference, which took place on April 8 at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, covered a wide variety of orthopedic topics and specialties.

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