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  1. The most important spinal trauma surgery trends today

    Three spine surgeons weigh in on the trends they are seeing in the spinal trauma arena. By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. Global spinal fusion devices market to grow at 3% CAGR through 2024

    The global spinal fusion devices market is predicted to increase at a 3 percent compound annual growth rate through 2024, according to a Research and Markets report. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters welcomes neurosurgeon

    Norfolk, Va.-based Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters added Kimberly Mackey, MD, to its neurosurgery team, according to the Suffolk News-Herald. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Smith & Nephew Q3 revenue up 2% to $1.17B: 5 things to know

    Smith & Nephew reported a 2 percent revenue increase in the third quarter of 2018. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Top of mind concerns for 4 spine surgeons amid practice growth

    Four spine surgeons who are on the front ends of their careers discuss their biggest practice concerns. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. RTI Surgical to acquire Paradigm Spine for up to $300M: 5 things to know

    To further establish itself in the spine market, RTI Surgical plans to acquire Paradigm Spine in an up to $300 million deal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Device companies continue to pursue value-based partnerships

    The Advanced Medical Technology Association submitted suggestions to the HHS’ Office of the Inspector General to encourage the medical device industry to fully participate in the shift from fee-for-service to value-based care. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Amedica rebrands with name change

    Amedica changed its corporate name to SINTX Technologies. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Patients undergoing ACDF in an ASC receive fewer narcotics than hospital surgery centers, study finds

    With the opioid epidemic front of mind for ambulatory surgery center leaders, a study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery researched if hospital surgery centers or ASCs prescribed more narcotics after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. RTI Surgical revenue surges 4% to $69.1M in Q3: 5 details

    RTI Surgical released its 2018 third quarter financial results. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Neurosurgeon who treated Stevie Wonder passes

    Neurosurgeon Courtland Davis, MD, 97, passed away Oct. 16, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Why NuVasive made Q3 partnerships + is robotics on the horizon? 7 quotes from Chairman Gregory Lucier

    Here are seven quotes from NuVasive Chairman and CEO Gregory Lucier on the third quarter financial report and what to expect in the future. He discussed these points during the third quarter conference call, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. What are big data and predictive analytics

    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 Richard Fessler, MD, of Rush University Medical Center -
  3. Vancomycin may prevent SSI after spine surgery, study finds

    Intrawound application of vancomycin can prevent instrument-related surgical site infection after internal spinal fixation, according to a study in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. By Shayna Korol -
  4. OrthoCarolina named 3rd healthiest employer in U.S. — 3 insights

    Healthiest Employers recognized Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina as one of the top five Healthiest 100 Employers in America in 2018. By Shayna Korol -
  5. Zimmer Biomet names industry veteran as orthopedics president — 4 key insights

    Zimmer Biomet appointed Ivan Tornos as group president of orthopedics, effective Nov. 1. By Shayna Korol -
  6. Drs. Clifford Jones, Ryan Price & more: 13 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 13 orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Jackie Drees -
  7. Central Maine Healthcare & Central Maine Orthopaedics establish new partnership to expand orthopedic care: 5 notes

    Lewiston-based Central Maine Healthcare expanded its partnership with Auburn-based Central Maine Orthopaedics, to increase its range of orthopedic care. By Jackie Drees -
  8. Dr. Roger Härtl to direct neurosurgery fellowship in East Africa, position still open

    New York City-based Weill Cornell Medicine spine surgeon Roger Härtl, MD, will direct a Global Health neurosurgery fellowship, which is still open to applications, in East Africa. By Jackie Drees -
  9. New titanium interbody for spinal fusions earns FDA clearance: 4 things to know

    Innovasive received FDA 510(k) clearance for its DualX technology. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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