Beijing, China-based Peking University Third Hospital surgeons replaced five vertebrae with spine tumors in a patient with three-dimensional printed implants on June 12, according to www.3ders.org. The patient had chordoma.
In 2000, orthopedic spine surgeon Alexandre de Moura, MD, founded New York Spine Institute in New York City, which provides spine care to New York residents, according to MD News.
Michael Janssen, MD, founder of Denver-based Center for Spine and Orthopedics, has performed spinal procedures on several powerboat racing champions, according to Speed on the Water.
Last July, NY Top Doc named orthopedic spine surgeon Saad Chaudhary, MD, to its "NY Top Doc" list.
Princeton (N.J.) University and Canada-based University of Toronto researchers found a connection between spinal fluid flow disruptions and scoliosis, according to Science Daily.
Hackettstown, N.J.-based Executive Spine Surgery now offers laser spine surgery to New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System employees with Qualcare Medical Insurance.
The Leading Physicians of the World added neurosurgeon Sean Logan, MD, to its organization.
Because spine procedures are some of the most profitable procedures performed in ASCs, they can help boost a a struggling center's bottom line.
Jae Lim, MD, of Fairfax, Va.-based Atlantic Brain & Spine, demonstrates how new technologies in the surgical field are providing a better approach to spinal fusion surgery. He examined the current state of spine surgery in the United States and shares his thoughts about what the next 10 years holds as technologies expand.
Here are seven spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.

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Tacoma, Wash.-based Spectrum Research studied the effectiveness of using bone-promoting growth factor recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein for spinal fusion surgery, according to Medical Xpress.
Researchers analyzed a commercial insurance policy’s impact in North Carolina restricting lumbar fusions for specific indications, according to a Spine study.
Here, seven spine surgeons lay out how they make health and fitness a priority.
Health Outcome, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based consumer website, launched a crowdsourcing platform for patients to share their healthcare treatment experiences.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for June 9, 2016.
Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute laid off approximately 70 employees, according to Tampa Bay Times.
Baltimore-based MedStar Health appointed Zeena Dorai, MD, the new chief of neurosurgery at MedStar Union Memorial and MedStar Good Samaritan hospitals, both in Baltimore.
Oneonta, N.Y.-based A.O. Fox Hospital named Reginald Knight, MD, MHA, an orthopedic spine surgeon, vice president of medical affairs, according to an All Otsego report.
Planetree selected Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute to participate in its patient-centered outcomes research project, as a part of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's $249,000 Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award. PCORI granted the award to Planetree.
SUNY University at Buffalo (N.Y.) Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences named Kevin J. Gibbons, MD, senior associate dean for clinical affairs and executive director of UB Associates/UBMD Physicians Group.
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