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Here are six spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations or received promotions in December 2016.
Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Head Men's Basketball Coach Mike Kzyzewski is planning to undergo spine surgery on Friday, according to Duke Sports Information, and Allan Friedman, MD, is scheduled to perform the procedure.

3. 10 most popular spine stories of 2016

Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | Friday, 30 December 2016 20:19
Breaking news and surgeon honors captured the attention of Becker's Spine Review readers in 2016.
Here are five spine surgeons making headlines last week.

5. 5 things to know about OLIF spine surgery patients

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 30 December 2016 10:43
A new study published in Spine examines the complications for patients who underwent oblique lateral interbody fusion between April 2013 and May 2015.
April A. Erwin, MD, a board-certified neurologist at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge, La., provides six key strategies for enhancing overall neurological health.
Through 2020, a Market Report Worlds analysis found the lumbar spine fusion market will likely grow substantially, according to medGadget.
Volunteers from five continents came together to establish World Spine Care, an organization dedicated to providing evidence-based spine care to low- and middle-income countries. The organization aims to use resources and care integrated with the local culture, according to an article published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
The FDA approved Spinraza, the first approved drug to treat patients with spinal muscular atrophy, according to Circleville Herald.

10. 6 trends on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery: 1998 to 2011

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 28 December 2016 14:18
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines the national trends for surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

11. 40 statistics on spine surgeon and neurosurgeon pay

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 28 December 2016 04:38
Here are 40 statistics on spine surgeon and neurosurgeon salary, compensation and work RVUs.
Jeffrey Carlson, MD, a spine surgeon practicing in Newport News, Va., penned an article titled "Do I Really Need to Have Surgery? " in the Daily Press, which addresses the many confusions patients have about pursuing surgery and whether spine surgery is the best course of action.
A new study published in Spine examined intraoperative neuromonitoring for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion patients.
A new study published in Spine examines dynamic stabilization against adjacent segment disease after patients undergo posterior lumbar interbody fusion.

15. 4 spine surgeons in the headlines — Dec. 23, 2016

Written by Eric Oliver | Friday, 23 December 2016 13:07
Here are four spine and neurosurgeons making headlines for the week of Dec. 23, 2016.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Dec. 22, 2016.
A study published in The Spine Journal examines the Timed Up and Go test for objective functional impairment in lumbar degenerative disc disease patients. 
The NeuroMedical Center's The Spine Hospital of Louisiana in Baton Rouge is the first hospital in Louisiana to offer minimally invasive laser spine surgery.

19. 4 neurosurgery market drivers through 2020

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 21 December 2016 19:17
Technavio analysts identified the major drivers of growth in the neurosurgery market, which will likely grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9 percent between 2016 and 2020.
The Expert Network inducted board-certified orthopedic surgeon Randall F. Dryer, MD.
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