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  1. HSS appoints new co-chiefs of spine service

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery appointed Harvinder Sandhu, MD, and Andrew Sama, MD, the new co-chiefs of HSS Spine, effective in October. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Medtronic aims to expand Infuse use to TLIF with FDA-backed clinical trial

    Medtronic has received FDA approval to move forward with a prospective, randomized pivotal clinical trial that will examine the use of Infuse in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions.  By Laura Dyrda -
  3. iFuse offers long-term treatment option for SI joint pain patients

    Lower back pain (LBP) is one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal conditions and a significant public health burden.1 Clinical publications have identified the SI joint as a pain generator in 15-30% of chronic LBP patients.2–6 The prevalence of SI joint pain in symptomatic post-lumbar fusion patients is even higher, ranging from 32-43%.7–10  By In Collaboration With SI-Bone -

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  1. Drs. Issada Thongtrangan, Mark Mikhael & more: 6 spine, neurosurgeons on what drives them to constantly improve their practice

    Six spine and neurosurgeons provide insight into what drives them to make their practice the best it can be. By Alan Condon -
  2. OrthoMed launches nitinol trial rods for spine surgery — 3 insights

    OrthoMed recently launched its reusable nitinol trial rod for lumbar fixation. By Alan Condon -
  3. Drs. William McGarvey, Al Gross & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week. By Alan Condon -
  4. Medtronic to lay off 100 employees & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -

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  1. DePuy Synthes launches degenerative spine disease implant platform

    DePuy Synthes launched its new Conduit Interbody Platform at the North American Spine Society meeting, Sept. 25-28 in Chicago. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Sanford Health invests in mixed martial arts with creation of new South Dakota team

    Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health invested in mixed martial arts and announced the sponsorship of a new team of fighters on Sept. 23., reports West Central Tribune. By Alan Condon -
  3. New York hospital names Dr. David Chalif chief of neurosurgery — 4 things to know

    David Chalif, MD, was recently appointed chief of neurosurgery at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y., reports Patch. By Alan Condon -
  4. Texas hospital adds Drs. Luv Singh and Saravanaraja Muthusamy

    Odessa (Texas) Regional Medical Center recently added orthopedic surgeons Luv Singh, MD, and Saravanaraja Muthusamy, MD, to its medical staff, reports OA Online. By Alan Condon -
  1. Altair Health names new CEO

    Morristown, N.J.-based Altair Health, a physician-managed health system focusing on spine care, named Kyle Nelson as CEO. By Alan Condon -
  2. Mass General ordered to reveal undisclosed orthopedic concurrent surgery report

    The 2015 case of an orthopedic surgeon alleging wrongful termination from Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital after raising issue with the hospital's concurrent surgery policies has taken another turn. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine, Ascension St. Vincent partner to expand neurosurgical care

    Indianapolis-based Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine and Ascension St. Vincent Health signed a letter of intent to expand their partnership at two hospitals in the city, reports Inside Indiana Business. By Alan Condon -
  4. Kuros Biosciences to launch new bone graft at NASS — 4 things to know

    Kuros Biosciences is set to unveil its new bone graft, MagnetOs, at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting in Chicago from Sept. 25 to 28. By Alan Condon -
  5. RTI Surgical launches new anterior cervical plate system — 3 insights

    RTI Surgical added to its Established Therapies spine portfolio with the launch of CervAlign, an anterior cervical plate system. By Alan Condon -
  6. Dr. Kris Radcliff on the development of endoscopic spine surgery in the US

    Kris Radcliff, MD, is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon with Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute. By Alan Condon -
  7. California hospital uses virtual reality for preoperative neurosurgery planning

    Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., is using virtual reality to plan and practice neurosurgery procedures, reports Fox La. By Alan Condon -
  8. The Spine Journal publishes DiscGenics research for back pain treatment — 5 insights

    The Spine Journal, the official journal of the North American Spine Society, published a DiscGenics study examining preclinical testing for Discogenic Cells, reports OA Online. By Alan Condon -
  9. AOFAS names Dr. William McGarvey as president — 4 things to know

    William C. McGarvey, MD, was unveiled as the new president of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Sept. 23 during the organization's annual meeting in Chicago. By Alan Condon -

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