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Alejandro J. Betancourt, MD, earned recognition as a 2017 Top Doctor in Harlingen, Texas.
George Ampat, FRCS, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at England-based Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, wrote a self-help book for people living with back and neck pain.
Richard Frieden, MD, joined Marquette, Mich.-based UP Health System, according to UPMatters.com.
The American Hospital Association will honor orthopedic spine surgeon James N. Weinstein, DO, with the Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award, according to VTDIGGER.
Here are 12 spine surgeons who made the news this week:
A new study published in Spine examines hospital-acquired infections among patients who undergo surgery for adult spinal deformity.
Morgan Lorio, MD, received the first Distinguished Service Award from the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Four spine surgeons share the most difficult conversation they have ever had to have in the workplace.
Spinal surgery is a major and delicate surgery that is performed by highly specialized and experienced surgeons. Depending on the nature of the procedure, the main surgeon can be a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. More often than not, however, the two will work together in tandem.
Germantown, Md.-based Neuralstem is involved in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing the safety and feasibility of using NSI-566 spinal cord-derived neural stem cells to repair chronic spinal cord injury.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 13, 2017.
A new study published in Spine examines the reoperation rates for single-level lumbar discectomy.
Scott Blumenthal, MD, of Plano-based Texas Back Institute, performed the nation's first herniated disc repair surgery with the AnchorKnot Tissue Approximation Kit by Burlington Mass.-based Anchor Orthopaedics.
Scott Blumenthal, MD, co-founder of the Center for Disc Replacement Texas Back Institute in Plano, discusses big challenges and opportunities for private practice spine surgeons today.

15. Cervical Spine Research Society names 5 new officers

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:18
The Cervical Spine Research Society elected new officers for the 2016-17 year.

16. 6 trends in cervical spinal fusion

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:17
A study presented at the Cervical Spine Research Society annual meeting in 2015 examined trends in cervical spinal fusion over the past 16 years.
A new study published in Spine examines how neurologic deficits can impact patient-related outcomes for lumbar scoliosis surgical treatment in adults.
Stephen Hochschuler, MD, co-founder of Texas Back Institute in Plano, discusses bundled payments for global episodes of care and how the spine field is adapting to value-based payments.
A study published in Spine examines the impact of insulin dependence on patients who undergo spinal fusion procedures.
Here are 15 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.
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