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  1. Drs. Todd Lanman, Linda Liau & more: 8 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines

    Here are eight spine and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Vertebral augmentation superior to conservative management for symptomatic compression fractures, study finds

    Vertebral augmentation is superior to nonoperative care in reducing lower back pain due to osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures, according to a study in Clinical Spine Surgery. By Shayna Korol -
  3. LifeNet Health unveils moldable osteobiologic solution for spine: 5 insights

    LifeNet Health launched the PliaFX Prime allograft surgical solution. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. OrthoPediatrics earns FDA clearance for small stature scoliosis system: 4 details

    OrthoPediatrics received FDA 510(k) clearance for its new Response 4.5/5.0mm small stature scoliosis system. By Jackie Drees -
  2. Court rules New York hospital properly denied neurosurgeon privileges for poor interpersonal skills: 5 things to know

    A panel of judges found New York City-based Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center properly denied neurosurgeon Syed Aftab Karim, MD, privileges because of poor interpersonal skills and difficulties working with subordinates, according to New York Law Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. South Denver Surgery Center becomes 1st ASC in U.S. to perform machine-vision image guided surgery

    Littleton, Colo.-based South Denver Surgery Center installed 7D Surgical's spine navigation system, according to a LinkedIn post by Scott Young, regional vice president at 7D Surgical. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Louisiana hospital opens 1st facility in the region to offer robotic surgery: 3 takeaways

    Covington, La.-based Avala Hospital opened a new medical facility in Covington, according to 4WWL. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Spine provider First Choice Healthcare names 3 board members

    First Choice Healthcare Solutions, a delivery platform for orthopedic and spine care, welcomed three new board members, Gary Augusta, Thomas Gill, MD, and James Renna, according to Space Coast Daily. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. The Core Institute, UCLA & more: 8 spine programs expanding

    Here are eight hospitals, health systems and private practices expanding spine and neurosurgery programs.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. What to expect from Paradigm Spine in the future: 5 Qs with CEO Marc Viscogliosi

    While Paradigm Spine's coflex has been available for several years, in 2018 several major payers announced favorable coverage decisions, including most recently Priority Health of Michigan, BlueCross BlueShield of North Dakota and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina. This is additive to the previously approved payers, BCBS Michigan, BCBS Highmark, and Health Alliance. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Simplify Medical adds VP of general counsel: 4 key points

    Simplify Medical appointed Cindy Lynch vice president of general counsel. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Medtronic executive to become NuVasive CEO: 5 things to know

    NuVasive named J. Christopher Barry as its new CEO, effective Nov. 5. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. SpineEx receives FDA clearance for personalized lateral lumbar cage: 3 things to know

    SpineEx earned FDA 510(k) clearance for its Sagittae lateral lumbar interbody fusion device. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Court overturns ruling in orthopedic medical malpractice case –– 7 things to know

    The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled in favor of orthopedic surgeon Jeff Almand, MD, and several other defendants in a medical malpractice case, according to Legal NewsLine. By Shayna Korol -
  4. 3 things to know about Intelligent Implants

    Intelligent Implants uses electric fields to spur bone growth in high-risk spinal fusion patients, Chron Business reports. By Shayna Korol -
  5. Kuros Biosciences seeks spinal fusion product expansion: 4 things to know

    Kuros Biosciences submitted an FDA 501(k) clearance regulatory package for its Fibrin-PTH (KUR-113). By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Viseon earns FDA clearance for minimally invasive spine surgery system: 5 highlights

    Viseon received FDA 501(k) clearance for its Voyant System for minimally invasive spine surgery. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. UVA Neurosurgery opens new practice: 4 takeaways

    Charlottesville-based University of Virginia Health System opened a new neurosurgery clinic in Haymarket, Va. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 1st neurosurgeon to use 3D implant technology for cervical spine surgery shares experience

    Neurosurgeon Juan Jimenez, MD, of Bourbonnais, Ill.-based Riverside Healthcare, is the first surgeon to use a new 3D-printed implant technology for cervical spine surgery, according to WGN Radio. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Big advancements and opportunities for growth in complex spine surgery: Q&A with Dr. Tobias Mattei

    Tobias Mattei, MD, a neurospine surgeon with SLUCare Physician Group based in St. Louis, has a practice focused on complex spine surgery as well as artificial disc replacement. By Laura Dyrda -

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