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  1. Rising endoscopic, outpatient surgeries & less fusions: 7 Spine surgeons predict the future of spinal fusion

    Seven spine and neurosurgeons predict how spinal fusion will develop in the next five years. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4Web Medical launches 3D-printed cervical spine system — 4 insights

    4Web Medical recently launched its Cervical Spine Truss System-Stand Alone. By Alan Condon -
  3. Drs. Lyle Cain, Jeffrey Dugas & more: 13 orthopedic surgeons making the news

    Here are 13 orthopedic surgeons making headlines this week.  By Alan Condon -

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  1. The future of robotics in orthopedic surgery — 5 key notes

    The spinal and orthopedic robotics market is developing at a rapid pace, with an increasing amount of hospitals investing in robotic arms and surgeons training in new technologies.  By Alan Condon -
  2. Trumpf unveils 3D printer that can produce 19 spinal implants in 24 hours

    Additive manufacturing company Trumpf showcased its new 3D printer for medical engineering at Formnext in Frankfurt, Germany, on Nov. 19, reports TCT Magazine. By Alan Condon -
  3. Idaho hospital CEO says 3 spine robot investments bolster patient care

    Post Falls, Idaho-based Northwest Specialty Hospital has made a number of investments in spine care technology since being identified by Dexur as a top-rated spine surgery hospital, The Neighbor reports. By Angie Stewart -
  4. SSM Health completes spine case with 7D Surgical System

    St. Louis-based SSM Health launched the first 7D Surgical program in Missouri, according to 7D Surgical Regional Vice President Jack Rhoads. By Angie Stewart -

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  1. Texas hospital completes $70M expansion of surgical suites, boosts orthopedic capacity

    Ben Taub Hospital in Houston recently completed a $70 million expansion of its operating rooms, increasing its orthopedic surgery capacity, according to Texas Medical Center. By Alan Condon -
  2. Spine implant-maker raises $8M — 3 insights

    Complex spine disorder implant-maker Curiteva sold $8 million in equity to 16 investors Nov. 18, Mass Device reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Texas hospital adds Dr. Fernando Silva to neurosciences team

    Fernando Silva, MD, joined the neurosciences team at Houston Methodist The Woodlands (Texas) Hospital, Woodlands Online reports. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Medtronic reports Titan Spine boosts revenue, further robotics penetration

    Medtronic reported its spine revenue was up 5.5 percent for the second quarter, hitting $692 million. Combined with its robotic, navigation, imaging and power surgical instruments used in spine, the revenue was up in the high single digits. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Independent practice opens new physician office in Illinois — 3 things to know

    Des Plaines-based Illinois Bone & Joint Institute opened a new office Nov. 18 in Algonquin, Ill., the Daily Herald reports. By Angie Stewart -
  2. How treatments for pro athletes influence general practice — 3 Qs with Dr. Thomas Graham

    Thomas Graham, MD, is a clinical professor in the department of orthopedic surgery and associate chief of the division of hand surgery at New York City-based NYU Langone Health. By Angie Stewart -
  3. AMA to bolster physician healthcare economics training

    The American Medical Association installed a new policy to ensure all medical students and residents receive training in healthcare economics. By Alan Condon -
  4. 1st surgeries with Life Spine's modular thoracolumbar spinal device complete

    Life Spine reported the completion of the first procedures with its Centerline modular thoracolumbar spinal system. By Alan Condon -
  5. Orthofix's M6-C cervical disc in 2019: 7 key developments

    Spinal Kinetics designed the M6-C cervical disc for patients needing an artificial disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. Orthofix acquired Spinal Kinetics in April 2018 and has since been focusing on rolling out the new technology for patients suffering from cervical disc degeneration. By Alan Condon -
  6. Physician-owned orthopedic center opens new urgent care facility in Ohio

    Fairlawn, Ohio-based Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center recently began providing QuickCare services at its new outpatient clinic in Canton, Ohio, reports The Cleveland American. By Alan Condon -
  7. Dr. Robert Brady: How the 2020 CMS final rule will affect the spine field

    CMS removed six spinal procedures from the inpatient-only list in the CY 2020 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System Final Rule, issued Nov. 1. By Alan Condon -
  8. How OrthoNY is trying to solve its recruiting problem

    When it came to recruiting, Albany, N.Y.-based OrthoNY had issues competing with nearby New York City — so much so that COO Michele Brinkman had to think outside the box, the Albany Business Journal reports. By Eric Oliver -
  9. The role and future of endoscopic spine surgery as a surgical philosophy and a cost-effective technique in spine care

    This article is a portion of a book titled "Challenges, Risks and Opportunities in Today's Spine World " edited by Stephen Hochschuler, MD, Frank Phillips, MD, and Richard Fessler, MD. You can find links to the previous chapters at the end of this article. By Anthony T. Yeung, M.D., Clinical Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Desert Institute for Spine Care, Phoenix, Arizona -

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