Robert LaPrade, MD, serves as the chief medical officer and co-director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colo.
Seven spine surgeons discuss the changes that they hope are forthcoming for the spine industry in 2015.
Anubhav P. Jagadish, MD, will begin to practice at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists' Schaumburg, Ill., location in February.
Neurosurgeon SEO, a new website meant to increase neurosurgeons' visibility, recently launched.
DePuy Synthes Spine received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. FDA to market its SYNAPSE Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic System with posterior cervical screws.
Do patients with diabetes have a higher reoperation rate after lumbar spine surgery?
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for Jan. 29, 2015.
We asked orthopedic surgeons around the country what they felt would be one of the most important issues this upcoming year across the industry.

9. O-arm a game-changer at Blount Memorial Hospital

Written by Nick Gaudio | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00
Maryville, Tenn.,-based Blount Memorial Hospital recently announced it purchased a new piece of imaging equipment that'll mean better results for spinal pain sufferers, reports the Daily Times.
How does financial sponsorship impact spine device clinical trials? Can we trust multicenter prospective randomized clinical trials to present the best evidence?
The first adult patient to receive the MAGEC rod for scoliosis correction is showing improvement, according to a Daily Mail report.

12. Dr. Santaram Vallurupalli joins OU Physicians

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 28 January 2015 00:00
Orthopedic spine surgeon Santaram Vallurupalli, MD, joined OU Physicians in Oklahoma, according to The Journal Record.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus is planning a $14.3 million Brain and Spine Institute, according to a Columbus Business First report.

14. 8 legislative items AANS/CNS will hit in 2015

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:00
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons released the 2015 legislative agenda for health policy action items for the new Congress.
Neurosurgeon Alan Scarrow, MD, was named president of Mercy Springfield Communities, according to a KSMU report.
A new study published in Spine examines lumbar reposition error in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain.

17. Pain-free tech gives new hope to spinal surgery patients

Written by Nick Gaudio | Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00
The Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network is six months into a clinical study on a neuro-stimulation implant known as Burst during spinal cord stimulation surgery, reports Lehigh Valley Business.
A new article published in The Spine Journal compares open and minimally invasive approaches to posterior cervical foraminotomy.

19. Who's hot and who's not in spine?

Written by Laura Dyrda | Sunday, 25 January 2015 00:00
Here are six points on who is hot, and who is not, in the spine field this past week.
The New Year is off to an eventful, if rocky, start. Here, four spine surgeons discuss where the opportunities lie for spine surgeons in 2015.
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