Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee became the next clinical site for InVivo Therapeutics' spinal cord injury treatment investigational device exemption clinical trial.
Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons in the news over this past week.
A new study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines whether CT scans overestimated fusion rates after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
The implementation deadline for the ICD-10 coding system is set for Oct. 1, 2015. Pushed back by a year from the original implementation deadline in 2014, spine practices have had an additional year to prepare. But the question remains: Are they ready?
Williamsville, N.Y.-based Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine opened a new location in Batavia, N.Y., according to a Buffalo Business First report.
St. Petersburg (Fla.) General Hospital appointed several new members to the board of trustees, including spine surgeon Ahmad Nematbakhsh, DO, according to a report from Tampa Bay Newspaper.
The researchers in a new article examined the MRI for patients who underwent spinal cord injury-related scoliosis correction with pedicle screw-only constructs and published their findings in Spine.

8. 8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Feb. 19

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Feb. 19, 2015.

9. Dr. Khawar Siddique buys $24M building for practice expansion

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00
Khawar Siddique, MD, has purchased a 38,000-square-foot building for $24 million in Los Angeles, according to a Los Angeles Business Journal report.
South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard named Walter O. Carlson, MD, to the State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, according to a Sioux Falls Business Journal report.
Lumin Health affiliate SpineCARE has implemented the Lumini micro-invasive surgery.
How does insurance status impact scoliosis surgery outcomes and cost?
Titan Spine is a surface technology company focused on titanium interbody fusion implants, and is experiencing successful results.
Neil Badlani, MD, is a spine surgeon with North American Spine in Houston.
Which is better for cervical spondylolisthesis: surgical treatment with direct repair or conservative treatment?
There are a lot of changes in healthcare today, but what really makes a difference in spine care? Some surgeons and facilities are putting lots of resources into gathering data, changing treatment protocols and testing new processes for patient care. Time will tell whether these strategies pay off.
Valencia, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its spine surgery and joint replacement program, according to a SCV News report.

18. Gateway Medical Center opens a neurological surgery center

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 16 February 2015 00:00
Clarksville, Tenn.-based Gateway Medical Center opened a neurological surgery center, according to a report by The Leaf-Chronicle.
A new study published in Spine examines the cause and risk factors for unplanned readmission after pediatric spinal deformity surgery.

20. Meet the spine surgeon who also plays the blues

Written by Laura Dyrda | Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00
Orthopedic spine surgeon Daniel Ivanovich, MD, was recently featured in USA Today for his orthopedic care as well as talents outside of surgery: playing the Blues.
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