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  1. Stryker reports Mako utilization up 40% year-over-year & why the company thinks the K2M integration will be smooth: 7 executive quotes

    Stryker reported a 7.9 percent sales increase in the third quarter of 2018, hitting $3.2 billion. The company reported success with its Mako Total Knee technology as well as discussed the future of its spine business after acquiring K2M during the quarterly earnings call. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. The spine technology 12 early-career surgeons are most excited about

    Twelve spine surgeons who launched their practice over the past 10 years discuss the technology advancements and techniques they are most excited about for the future. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Stryker's sales up 7.9% in Q3 after major acquisitions, reports 33 Mako installations: 6 things to know

    Stryker reported a 7.9 percent sales increase in the third quarter of 2018, in which the company also announced several new acquisitions. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. SpinalCyte's CybroCell shows positive results for degenerative disc disease pain relief: 5 insights

    Degenerative disc disease patients who received intradiscal injections of SpinalCyte's CybroCell showed sustained pain relief improvement and greater back mobility after 12 months, according to the results of a phase 1/2 clinical trial. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Bioventus appoints industry veteran to board of managers: 4 insights

    Bioventus named Susan M. Stalnecker to its board of managers. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Trump signs bipartisan opioid legislation into law

    President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan bill to tackle the opioid crisis Oct. 24, The Washington Post reports. By Shayna Korol -
  4. NorthShore University HealthSystem to focus on spine & specialty care in $300M+ hospital transformation — 3 insights

    Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore University HealthSystem will reposition Skokie (Ill.) Hospital as a center for orthopedic and spinal care, according to the Chicago Tribune. By Shayna Korol -
  1. 1st fetal spina bifida surgeries performed in the UK: 3 things to know

    Surgeons from University College London, UCL Hospitals and London-based Great Ormond Street Hospital performed the first fetal spina bifida surgeries in the U.K. By Shayna Korol -
  2. 10 spine surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 spine surgeon leaders to know. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Dr. Scott Glaser continues medical mission work at Honduras hospital — 6 insights

    CEO and President of Pain Specialists of Greater Chicago Scott Glaser, MD, his wife, Anne, and daughter, Elise, will travel to Siguatepeque, Honduras, in November to continue providing interventional pain management care at Hospital Evangelico. By Jackie Drees -
  4. How 8 successful spine surgeon leaders cultivate these skills

    Eight spine surgeons discuss the key traits of leaders in the spine care arena. By Anuja Vaidya -
  1. Be the Mother Teresa & Sherlock Holmes of the opioid epidemic — Coastal Orthopedics' Dr. Richard Bundschu tells physicians how

    While legislators and physicians continue to develop new policies for opioid prescriptions, the epidemic remains alive. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know. By Jackie Drees -
  3. Camber Spine reaches $1M milestone with cervical interbody: 5 details

    Camber Spine has generated $1 million from the Spira-C interbody device within six months of its commercial launch. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 3D printing, robotic surgery top Cleveland Clinic's 2019 innovation list

    Cleveland Clinic released its top 10 medical innovations for 2019 during its 2018 Medical Innovation Summit, the 16th annual event organized by Cleveland Clinic Innovations. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Connecticut spine institute launches total joint program: 5 insights

    Danbury (Conn.) Hospital Joint and Spine Institute rolled out a total joint program, according to Danbury's Hamlet Hub. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Cervical disc arthroplasty in an ASC decreases OR time, blood loss: 5 study findings

    Outpatient spine surgery continues to be safe and effective for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. A study in the International Journal of Spine Surgery tested the safety and efficiency of one-level and two-level cervical disc arthroplasty in an ambulatory surgery center compared to a hospital setting. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Spine surgeon Dr. Evalina Burger named U of Colorado chair of orthopedics: 5 insights

    Aurora-based University of Colorado School of Medicine tapped Evalina Burger, MD, to serve as its chair of orthopedics, effective Nov. 1. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Exparel may decrease pain & reduces opioid consumption after rotator cuff repair, study shows

    Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair patients treated with Exparel consumed 64 percent fewer opioids, according to research presented at the 2018 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting in Chicago, Oct. 11-14. By Shayna Korol -
  9. The evolution of value-based spine care: Dr. Dwight Tyndall on the key challenges & opportunities

    Dwight Tyndall, MD, a spine surgeon with Munster, Ind.-based Spine Care Specialists, has spent his career focused on advancing the spine field with minimally invasive surgery, motion preservation and outpatient procedures. By Laura Dyrda -

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