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  Here are 11 spine and orthopedic practices that have expanded recently.
  Rockford (Ill.) Spine Center has expanded its physical therapy department with the addition of Kim Alexander, ATC, PT, MPT.
A study published in Spine examines nonoperative treatment for discogenic low back pain.

4. 5 Findings on Spinal Sarcoma Patients

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:45
A study recently published in The Spine Journal examines how spinal sarcoma is treated and the impact of en bloc or intralesional resection on patient outcomes.

5. Sonoran Spine Relocates Mesa Office in Arizona

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:32
Phoenix-based Sonoran Spine is relocating its Mesa, Ariz., office to Tempe, Ariz., in August.
Marquette (Mich.) General Hospital Neurosurgeon Richard Rovin, MD, has been accepted into the Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program.
A study published in Spine examines the incidence of venous thromboembolic complications and pulmonary embolism in children undergoing spinal fusion surgery.
Researchers examined subject-based three-dimensional CT lumbar models for asymptomatic subjects to measure trends in foraminal height for the healthy spine and published their results in Spine.

9. 20 Recent Spine-Focused Studies to Know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 21 July 2014 08:11
Here are 20 spine-focused studies to know published within the past month.
Paul M. Brisson, MD, has been named to The Leading Physicians of the World publication of the International Association of HealthCare Professionals, according to a MotoeMag report.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has been awarded $6 million by CMS' Innovation Center for its Better Back Care program.
  A recent study published in The Spine Journal examines and describes national trends in revision rates, complications and readmission for patients undergoing single and multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures.

13. 8 Strategic Moves for Independent Spine Surgeons Today

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 17 July 2014 18:00
  Healthcare is changing at a rapid pace and healthcare reform pushes consolidation. However, hospital employment isn't the only option for independent spine surgeons struggling to get by.
Medicare currently doesn't reimburse for spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers, despite evidence appropriately-selected patients can have good outcomes. Three spine surgeons discuss if Medicare will begin reimbursing spine surgeries at ASCs and why it should.
A new study of pedicle screw placement with Mazor Robotics' robotic guidance system reported improved accuracy and reduced exposure to radiation for surgeons.
A study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examined the risk factors for radiographic L5-S1 disc height reduction after lumbar posterolateral floating fusion surgery.
  Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for July 17, 2014.
The Abington (Pa.) Health Orthopaedic & Spine Institute has opened a new unit at Abington Memorial Hospital.

19. 10 Key Updates From Professional Spine Societies

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 12:42
  Here are 10 important updates from professional spine and orthopedic societies in the last two months:
Duke University Hospital neurosurgeon Oren Gottfried was recently featured in the News Observer for his work as a medical advisor for television shows.
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