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  1. How Dr. Samuel Joseph sees spine surgery becoming more efficient and cost-effective

    Samuel Joseph Jr., MD, is a spine surgeon based in Tampa, Fla. His practice focuses on treating patients with back pain operatively and nonoperatively. His surgical practice includes minimally invasive procedures, disc replacement and complex spinal reconstruction. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Tesla hires orthopedic surgeon to oversee health clinics for employees

    As large companies across the country move to provide healthcare centers and clinics, including Amazon and Apple, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hired an orthopedic surgeon to oversee new health clinics for employees, according to CNBC. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Life Spine reports 2018 Q3 revenue growth

    Life Spine experienced a 124 percent earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization growth rate in the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. Medtronic gets FDA approval for personalized chronic pain solution: 5 insights

    Medtronic received FDA approval for its SynchroMed II myPTM Personal Therapy Manager for chronic pain patients. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Evolving payment models challenge physician practices: 7 study findings

    As physician payment models become increasingly complex, physician practices have become more risk-averse, according to a study by the Rand Corporation and the American Medical Association. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Oregon practice welcomes Dr. Priscilla Pang

    Priscilla Pang, MD, joined Bend, Ore.-based The Center Orthopedic & Neurosurgical Care & Research. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Stryker, NuVasive, Simplify Medical & more: 20 device company notes

    Here are 20 key notes from orthopedic and spine device companies in the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Southern Spine & Pain Institute owner joins Physician Partners of America: 4 insights

    Tampa, Fla.-based Physician Partners of America welcomed Anthony Clavo, MD, to its Arlington, Texas, location. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Patient selection protocol lowers outpatient ACDF readmission rates, study finds

    A study in The Spine Journal examined if a standardized patient selection protocol for outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion resulted in noninferior readmission rates compared to overnight admissions. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. K2M settles acquisition lawsuit with Stryker: 5 things to know

    After filing updated financial figures with the Security and Exchange Commission, K2M settled its ongoing litigation with Stryker. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Drs. Richard Rothman, Douglas Lundy & more: 26 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 26 orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Jackie Drees -
  1. Spinal biomechanics: Key trends and concepts from Texas Back Institute's Dr. Ram Haddas

    Ram Haddas, PhD, Director of Research at Texas Back Institute in Plano, discusses the biggest trends and opportunities in spinal biomechanics research today. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Kentucky hospital partners with independent orthopedic group, closes its own orthopedic clinic: 5 things to know

    As part of a new strategy, Henderson, Ky.-based Methodist Hospital partnered with a local independent orthopedic group to provide orthopedic services after closing the orthopedic clinic it ran earlier this year, according to the Courier & Press. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. Orthopedic surgeon base salary hits $553K in 2018, total compensation up 3.2%: 5 things to know

    Orthopedic surgeons experienced a pay increase from 2017 to 2018, along with cardiologists, emergency medicine physicians and general pediatric specialists, according to a survey from SullivanCotter. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Why Dr. Elizabeth Yu is excited about advancing minimally invasive spine technology

    Elizabeth Yu, MD, assistant professor in the department of orthopedics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, discusses the biggest trends in spine today. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. 3 things to know about Viseon Spine

    Viseon Spine is a minimally invasive spine surgery technology company. By Shayna Korol -
  6. Patients who visit outpatient spine clinics experience fewer ED admissions, study finds

    A study published in Spine examined the utilization rates and predictors of emergency department use after spine surgery. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Orthobiologics company launches U.S. distributor network: 5 things to know

    BoneSupport launched its own U.S. distributor network. By Shayna Korol -
  8. Medacta appoints general manager of U.S. spine division: 3 insights

    Medacta International named Daniel Abromowitz as general manager of its U.S. spine division. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Medacta launches MySpine MC: 3 things to know

    Medacta International launched a patient-matched posterior lumbar fusion solution at the North American Spine Society 2018 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Sept. 26-29. By Shayna Korol -

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