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  1. Zimmer Biomet sees opportunity in spine, to tackle cultural integration issues in 2018: 4 key quotes from CEO Bryan Hanson

    Zimmer Biomet reported $7.8 billion in 2018 sales, a 3 percent increase over the previous year. However, spine sales were up 14 percent. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. 6 trends for total joint replacements in the future — revision total knees to jump 400% by 2060

    The number of total joint replacements is expected to jump between 2030 and 2060, according to a new report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Wilson dies at 88 years old

    Charles Wilson, MD, UC San Francisco professor emeritus, died Feb. 24 from natural causes, according to the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery News website. He was 88 years old. By Megan Wood -

A path forward: Adapting to new technologies and strategy within digital healthcare marketing

As players like Amazon consider the market, what are the mindsets executives must consider?
  1. Dr. Christopher Bono to be 4th editor in chief of The Spine Journal — 6 highlights

    Christopher M. Bono, MD, will be the fourth editor in chief of The Spine Journal. By Megan Wood -
  2. Pregabalin did not improve pain management after lumbar fusion, HSS researchers find — 4 insights

    Patients receiving 150 milligrams of pregabalin a day to treat pain after posterior lumbar fusion did not have reduced IV narcotic usage, improved physical therapy milestones or reduced length of hospital stay, according to a study in the HSS Journal. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Why spinal implant surface technology makes a difference: 2 key thoughts from Dr. Raphael Rey Roybal

    Raphael Rey Roybal, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates in Savannah, Ga. Dr. Roybal specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and motion-sparing techniques. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Medtronic face criticism for alleged delayed response in cybersecurity issue: 5 things to know

    WhiteScope, a provider of deep security research and security solutions, found cybersecurity vulnerabilities when doing research on Medtronic's CareLink 2090 defibrillator program, according to the Star Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Straight from the source: Incorporating patient-generated health data into clinical workflows

Learn how the CMIO of Beth Israel Deaconess uses data from patients' wearables.
  1. Missoula Bone & Joint to open outpatient center: 4 takeaways

    Missoula City Council approved Missoula (Mont.) Bone & Joint's proposal to open a new outpatient center, according to Missoula Current. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Southern Plains Medical Center partners with Oklahoma Spine Hospital to expand spine program: 4 key points

    Southern Plains Medical Center in Chickasha, Okla., affiliated with the Oklahoma Spine Hospital in Oklahoma City to expand its spine services, according to The Express-Star. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Older patients less likely to undergo minimally invasive surgery, study shows

    A study published in Surgical Endoscopy, suggests surgeons are less likely to choose minimally invasive surgery when operating on older patients. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Spine surgeons perform surgeries live: 4 highlights

    Now in its eighth year, spine surgeon leaders will be performing surgeries live for the Spine Masters Surgical Techniques Meeting May 10 to May 12 in St. Louis. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Police won't file assault charges against former Rays' team physician Dr. Michael Reilly — 6 insights

    St. Petersburg Police will not seek criminal charges against former Tampa Bay Rays' physician Michael Reilly, MD, over an alleged sexual assault, the Tampa Bay Times reports. By Eric Oliver -
  2. Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance center opens — 4 insights

    The Minnesota Vikings and Minneapolis-based Twin Cities Orthopedics opened the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan, Minn., March 5. By Eric Oliver -
  3. 7 surgeons treating professional athletes — February 2018

    Here are seven orthopedic and spine surgeons that treated professional athletes in February 2018. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Gymnast Aly Raisman sues US Olympic Committee for role in Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal

    Olympic-gold-winning gymnast Aly Raisman filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Olympic Committee, alleging the committee was aware that former physician Larry Nassar molested athletes who participated with USA Gymnastics, FOX 40 reports. By Shayna Korol -
  5. Former Swedish Neuroscience Institute Chair Dr. Johnny Delashaw claims conspiracy — 5 things to know

    Former Seattle-based Swedish Neuroscience Institute Chair Johnny B. Delashaw, MD, claims he has proof of a conspiracy to push him out of his previous employment, The Seattle Times reports. By Megan Wood -
  6. Orthofix reports positive fusion results for Cervical-Stim device — 3 takeaways

    A new study published in Bone & Joint Research reveals the effectiveness of Orthofix's Cervical-Stim device. By Megan Wood -
  7. VA fails to complete nationwide license review after hiring neurosurgeon with revoked license, malpractice allegations — 5 insights

    U.S. Senators Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to complete their national review of all VA healthcare providers' licenses by the February 2018 deadline. By Shayna Korol -
  8. Spineology receives notice of allowance for PEEK, titanium and graft containment mesh implant system: 4 highlights

    Spineology received a notice of allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its mesh spacer hybrid patent application. The allowed claims include three independent device claims covering Spineology's Duo implant, a proprietary intervertebral implant that includes PEEK intervertebral spacer elements and an expandable mesh graft containment element. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Stryker finalizes $662M Entellus Medical acquisition: 4 highlights

    Stryker completed its Entellus Medical acquisition, according to Zenopa. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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