A new study compares two polyester sublaminar bands for treating thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with CoCr rods.
Here are seven hospitals and health systems that have recently expanded their spine care programs.
Tenner Guillaume, MD, of Gillette-Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minn., is one of the first few surgeons in the region who has implanted MAGEC rods in pediatric scoliosis patients, according to a Star Tribune report.
A new study published in Spine examines the risk factors for blood transfusion in pediatric spinal fusion surgeries.
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who were in the news this week.
A new study published in Spine compares cervical disc replacement cots with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
Conflict of interest: Dr. Manchikanti has provided limited consulting services to Semnur Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated, which is developing nonparticulate steroids. Dr. Falco is a consultant for St. Jude Medical Inc. and Joimax Inc. Dr. Helm is a clinical investigator with Epimed and receives research support from Cephalon/Teva, AstraZeneca, and Purdue Pharma, LP. He has attended an advisory group meeting for Activas. Dr. Hirsch is a consultant for Medtronic.

8. Why Dr. Alexander Vaccaro went for an MBA

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00
Why are physicians seeking business degrees?

9. 10 trends in the global spine market

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:00
MarketReportsOnline released new trends in the global spine market.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 16, 2015.

11. January 2015 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

Written by Staff | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 00:00
      On the Cover Global Payments are Changing Spine Care — 5 Key ObservationsAs healthcare switches from a fee-for-service model to global payments,surgeons are seeing less compensation per episode of care. Click here to continue>> 10 Observations on Spine Tech Innovation: Are We Entering the Dark Ages?There are several big factors impacting medical device technology field today. Click here to continue>> Public Healthcare Policy 101 for Spine Surgeons — What to Know for 2015Politics and public policy has long had an impact on healthcare, which has only become more significant since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was implemented. Click here to continue >> Physicians Report Lower Compensation Increases: 6 Things to Know Increases in median total cash compensation for physicians were lower in 2014 than 2013, according to the 2014 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey from Sullivan, Cotter and Associates. Click here to continue >> Leadership Where Spine Surgery & Innovation is Headed: 10 Surgeons on Big Roadblocks & Opportunities There are several changes in healthcare impacting spine surgery and innovation in the field. Click here to continue >> How Can Orthopedic Residency Programs Improve? 5 Key Observations Orthopedic residency programs have evolved significantly over the past few years, but are the changes for the better? Click here to continue >> How Spine Patient Care Pathways are Changing — For the Better? How Spine Patient Care Pathways are Changing — For the Better?  Spine treatment plans and protocols are changing as healthcare reform puts more emphasis on high quality, cost-effective care encouraging physicians and healthcare professionals to work together on providing the continuum of care for patients while eliminating waste and improving patient satisfaction. Click here to continue >> Practice Management Spine Surgery for Medicare Patients in ASCs in 2015 — But Will Spine Make Good Business Sense? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved several new codes for spine surgery in ambulatory surgery centers, which is a big, controversial step. Click here to continue >> 10 Observations on Healthcare Merger & Acquisition Activity for the Future Here are 10 key observations on healthcare merger and acquisition activity from Managing Director at Edgemont Capital Partners Jeff Swearingen. Click here to continue >> Staying Independent Despite Healthcare Reform? 8 Tips Leadership is always difficult when massive change occurs in any particular industry. Click here to continue >> Device & Innovation Outlook for Cervical Disc Replacement: Rosy, With the Right Data Next year is looking pretty good to spine device company LDR, known for their cervical disc replacement technology.Click here to continue >> Zimmer Spine Outlook: Key Thoughts & Trends From Steve Healy In 2014, Zimmer Spine had a huge year. Click here to continue >> Minimally Invasive SI Joint Fusion: Ready for Prime Time Minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion surgery obtained a Category I CPT code beginning January 1, 2015. Click here to continue >> Spine Surgery for ‘Generation Me’: Will Customization Lead to Better Outcomes? The move toward customization is cultural for “Generation Me”; people want personalized hand towels, tailored clothes and cocktails at their wedding reception designed to match the bride and grooms' personalities. Click here to continue >> CMS Final Rule: 10 Key Concepts for Physician Pay The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Physician Fee Schedule final rule with several key changes for 2015, according to an AAOS Now report. Click here to continue >> 5 of the Biggest False Claims Act Developments in 2014 This year, there have been a number of significant False Claims Act developments that affected the healthcare industry, according to a recent report from the law firm Epstein Becker Green. Click here to continue >> 37 Spine Surgeons Under 40 to Know These surgeons are among young leaders in the spine field today. Click here to continue >> 50 Key Points on the Spine Device Market Through 2020 Here are 50 updates with regard to spine and orthopedic device markets. Click here to continue >>
What is the cost and quality of life for postoperative infections after subaxial dorsal cervical fusions?
Cincinnati-based The Christ Hospital has almost completed its $280 million Joint and Spine Center, according to a WCPO 9 Cincinnati report.

14. Dr. Martin Gryfinski joins SwedishAmerican

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 00:00
Martin Gryfinski, MD, has joined Rockford, Ill.-based SwedishAmerican, a division of UW Health.
A study published in The Spine Journal examines the radiation exposure to surgeons during minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion using novel spinal locators.
Andrew Parsa, MD, who was named neurological surgery chief at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago died suddenly, accoding to a Chicago Tribune report.
Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System has acquired the Houston Orthopedic and Spine Hospital in Bellaire, Texas.
Novant Health Pinnacle Orthopedics in Salisbury, N.C., added Eugene Eline, DO, to its physician team, according to a Salisbury Post report.
A study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines two minimally invasive surgery strategies for treating adult spinal deformity.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD, was awarded the Cortes de Cadiz Prize in the surgery category by the city council of Cadiz, Spain, according to a News-Medical report.
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