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  1. Bilateral vs. unilateral pedicle screw fixation for lumbar degenerative diseases: Which is best?

    Compared with bilateral pedicle screw fixation, unilateral pedicle screw fixation significantly reduced total blood loss and operation time for lumbar degenerative disease surgeries, according to a study in the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. By Shayna Korol -
  2. 3 things to know about Spinal Elements

    Spinal Elements is a spine technology company. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Top 10 'Spine Review' articles: Dec. 3-7

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles on Becker's Spine Review from Dec. 3-7. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Evidence-based care bundles reduce spine surgery SSI risk by 82 percent in study

    Evidence-based care bundles minimized bacterial load, maximized methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus protection and significantly reduced surgical site infection rates without topical vancomycin powder in high-risk spinal instrumentation cases, according to a study in Spine. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Kuros Biosciences' MagnetOs equivalent to autograft in spinal fusion, study finds: 5 notes

    Kuros Biosciences' MagnetOs is a suitable alternative to autograft for spinal fusion when used as a standalone graft, according to an animal study in JOR Spine. By Shayna Korol -
  3. NuVasive earns FDA approval for PEEK cervical spine interbody: 5 insights

    NuVasive received FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded use of its Monolith Corpectomy System. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. ZygoFix begins human clinical trial of spinal facet joint fixation system: 4 things to know

    ZygoFix is ramping up its human clinical study of its zLOCK spinal facet joint fixation system. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Ohio hospital opens $60M spine-focused expansion: 3 details

    Centerville, Ohio-based Miami Valley Hospital South held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its $60 million expansion project, according to ABC 22 Now. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Neurosurgeon joins St. Luke's

    St. Luke's University Health Network in Bethlehem, Pa., welcomed Roy Hwang, MD, according to The Morning Call. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Wyoming neurosurgeon performs new spine procedure: 4 takeaways

    Neurosurgeon Steven Beer, MD, was among the first surgeons in the U.S. to perform spinal surgery using the OsseoScrew spinal fixation system, according to ShortGo. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. White Sox name senior medical advisor & 3 more appointments — 4 highlights

    The Chicago White Sox are shaking up the team's major league athletic training staff after longtime head trainer Herm Schneider transitioned to a new role, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. By Angie Stewart -
  1. Dr. Kern Singh: 3 big business & healthcare trends heading into 2019

    Kern Singh, MD, is co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush and a partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, both in Chicago. He is an internationally known expert in minimally invasive spine surgery and has earned recognition for his research in less invasive treatments and motion-sparing techniques. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. What Morgan Stanley thinks of Smith & Nephew's new CEO: 5 things to know

    Morgan Stanley analysts recently upgraded Smith & Nephew to "overweight," predicting the company's new CEO will help "reinvigorate top-line performance," according to a Proactive Investor report. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Federal government sues Wisconsin neurosurgeon over $5M owed tax penalty: 4 things to know

    The federal government sued a Kenosha, Wis.-based neurosurgeon to recover a $5 million tax penalty assessed against him in 2013, according to the Journal Sentinel. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 3 most important areas for spine surgeons to grow their practice from Dr. Kern Singh

    Kern Singh, MD, is co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush and a partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, both in Chicago. He is an internationally known expert in minimally invasive spine surgery and has earned recognition for his research in less invasive treatments and motion-sparing techniques. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Drs. Peter Stasikelis, Nandan Lad & more: 7 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines

    Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  6. 26th private payer establishes positive exclusive coverage for SI-Bone's iFuse Implant System

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona now exclusively covers minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion with SI-BONE's iFuse Implant System. By Shayna Korol -
  7. AAOS supports Trump administration's efforts to increase healthcare competition: 4 details

    The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons commended the Trump administration for issuing a report that outlined policies to increase choice and competition in healthcare. By Jackie Drees -
  8. Drs. Kola Jegede, Mark Hadley & more: 7 spine & neurosurgeons recently receiving honors — November

    Here are seven spine and neurosurgeons who recently received honors, promotions or published work. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Moody's report shows positive outlook for US medical device sector in 2019 — 5 insights

    The outlook for the U.S. medical devices sector in 2019 appears positive, with an expected EBITDA growth increase and new product expansions, according to Moody's Investors Service global healthcare outlook report. By Jackie Drees -

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