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  1. Eli Lilly sees positive results in 2 ankylosing spondylitis treatment trials

    Eli Lilly and Co., presented positive results from two phase 3 studies of ixekizumab for ankylosing spondylitis treatment at the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago, Oct. 23. By Shayna Korol -
  2. 1st cases of Life Spine's expandable TLIF/PLIF spacer system performed: 3 observations

    Richard Weiner, MD, and Bryan Barnes, MD, performed the first cases using Life Spine's Prolift Post Pack Expandable Interbody System. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Mayo Clinic, FundamentalVR team up: 3 things to know

    FundamentalVR partnered with Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic to jointly develop surgical virtual reality simulation and education products. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Top 22 hospitals for orthopedics, from Women's Choice Award

    Women's Choice Award released its list of the best hospitals in the nation for orthopedics. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Infection after spine surgery remains rare, occurs during hospitalization: 5 study findings

    A study published in the American Journal of Infection Control assessed the rate of surgical site infection after spinal surgery. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Medical Sales College partners with Osso VR: 3 details

    Chicago-based Medical Sales College partnered with virtual reality surgical training technology company Osso VR, becoming the first medical device educational institution to offer the technology, according to a LinkedIn post. By Jackie Drees -
  4. Zimmer Biomet CEO Bryan Hanson: 7 updates on robotic technology, new innovation & what to expect in 2019

    Last week Zimmer Biomet reported that its third quarter net sales increased 1.3 percent year-over-year, hitting $1.8 billion. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Orthobiologics market to reach $10.1B by 2025 — 6 key market players

    The global orthobiologics market is projected to reach $10.1 billion by 2025, according to Market Insights Reports. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Dr. Donald Whiting investigating artificial joint replacement for spine

    Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network neurosurgeon Donald Whiting, MD, is developing an artificial spinal joint, according to CBS Pittsburgh. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Epidural block & general anesthesia combination improves lumbar spine surgery pain management, study finds

    For patients undergoing elective lumbar spine surgery, single-shot, low-thoracic epidural anesthesia combined with general anesthesia provides better pain control than general anesthesia alone, according to a study in Spine. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Top 10 Spine Review articles: Oct. 22-26

    Here are the top 10 most-read articles on Becker's Spine Review from Oct. 22-26. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Surgical robots market to experience 22.75% CAGR — 3 key robots

    The global surgical robots market is expected to increase at a 22.75 percent compound annual growth rate through 2023, according to a Market Research Future report. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Wyoming Medical Center acquired neurosurgeon-owned facility for added beds, not services: 6 insights

    In June, Casper-based Wyoming Medical Center acquired Casper-based Mountain View Regional, according to Casper Star Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. pTLIF patients reported positive results in outpatient setting: 5 study findings

    A study published in The Spine Journal examined the efficacy and safety of percutaneous transforaminal interbody fusion for lumbar spinal fusion at an outpatient center. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. The big shifts in healthcare to watch for 2019: Q&A with Dr. Louis Levitt of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics

    Louis Levitt, MD, vice president of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics in Bethesda, Md., is a leader at one of the largest orthopedic practices in the country. Here, Dr. Louis examines the trend toward value-based care and alternative payments in orthopedics, as well as outlines where his practice will be headed in the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Drs. Evalina Burger, Lawrence Lenke & more: 6 spine & neurosurgeons making headlines

    Here are six spine and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  6. UCSF invests in 3D-printed medical devices — 4 things to know

    Three professors in UC San Francisco School of Medicine's orthopedic surgery department founded EDGE Labs to make 3D printing more accessible. By Shayna Korol -
  7. Kentucky hospital dismisses orthopedic surgeon for allegedly operating under the influence: 6 things to know

    Winchester, Ky.-based Clark Regional Medical Center and Winchester-based Kentucky Orthopedic Associates suspended Michael Heilig, MD, for allegedly operating while under the influence, according to Lex 18. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dr. Lawrence Lenke performs patient's 18th scoliosis surgery, says patient was 'bending by the hour'

    John Sarcona was diagnosed with scoliosis and kyphosis at the age of 5, according to CNN. By the age of 16, Mr. Sarcona had already undergone 16 spine surgeries to treat his disease. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Zimmer Biomet reports $1.8B Q3 sales: 5 things to know

    Zimmer Biomet reported $1.8 billion in net sales for the third quarter of 2018, a 1.3 percent increase over the same period last year.  By Laura Dyrda -

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