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  1. Benefits of scoliosis surgery outweigh risks for cerebral palsy patients: 5 key insights

    The benefits of scoliosis surgery outweigh the risks for patients with cerebral palsy, according to a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Drs. David Cech, John Henry Schneider & more: 8 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are 8 spine and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Drs. Frances Cormier, Peter J. Marchisello & more: 14 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 14 orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. 29 orthopedic surgeon moves in the first quarter of 2018

    Here are 29 orthopedic surgeons that joined new organizations, moved locations or received promotions in the first quarter of 2018. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Titanium or PEEK?: 4 trends in spinal fusion implant material selection

    Titanium and PEEK are the major players in the spinal fusion implant material debate. In an interview with Orthopedic Design & Technology, Titan Spine's Vice President of Marketing Andrew Shepherd identifies key trends in implant material selection. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Dr. Robert Watkins III repairs herniated disc of Ottawa Senators forward Marian Gabornik

    Robert Watkins III, MD, performed herniated disc repair surgery for Ottawa Senators forward Marian Gabornik on April 5 at the Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based Marina Spine Center, ESPN reports. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Dr. Gregory Belcher sentenced to 12-month prison term for healthcare fraud: 5 things to know

    Saratoga, Calif.-based orthopedic surgeon Gregory Belcher, MD, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for making a false statement to a healthcare benefit program, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. 15 orthopedic, spine device companies that may be affected by Trump's 25% tariff proposal

    President Donald Trump recently proposed a 25 percent tariff on a list of products from China. Some of the items on the list include magnetic resonance imaging electro-diagnostic apparatuses, orthopedic or fracture appliances and artificial joints. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Globus Medical launches 2 expandable lateral spacer systems: 4 insights

    Globus Medical launched Elsa AL and Elsa-ATP, two expandable interbody spacers with screw fixation. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Hawaii faces physician shortage — Orthopedic surgeons desperately needed

    Physicians on Hawaii have been expecting a shortage of medical professionals for a while now, and as the state's aging population continues to grow, there are not enough physicians to provide care, according to Khon 2. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Bionic baby boomers — Orthopedic surgeons struggle to keep up with joint replacement demands

    Remaining active is a lifestyle necessity for older adults and due to continuous advancements with medical devices and implants the opportunities to remain active are high. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Dr. Todd Lanman to speak on artificial disc replacement: 4 things to know

    Todd Lanman, MD, of Beverly Hills, Calif.-based Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery, will lead an artificial disc replacement presentation at the Marina Del (Calif.) Rey Hospital April 17. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 8 surgeons treating professional athletes — March 2018

    Here are eight orthopedic and spine surgeons that treated professional athletes in March 2018. By Eric Oliver -
  3. Trial date set for Colorado spine surgeon indicted for bankruptcy fraud: 5 key points

    In December 2017, a federal grand jury indicted spine surgeon Cathleen Van Buskirk, MD, for bankruptcy scheme allegations. Daily Camera Boulder News reports she is scheduled for a federal court trial in May.  By Megan Wood -
  4. Medicrea registers 8% drop in 2017 sales; Q1 2018 sales jump 25% from Q1 2017 — 9 observations

    The Medicrea Group reported its 2017 full-year and 2018 first quarter results. By Megan Wood -
  5. 5 observations on spine surgery robots — and where they're headed

    5 observations on spine surgery robots — and where they're headed By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Denver hospital may have exposed spine, orthopedic patients to HIV, hepatitis in infection control breach: 7 things to know

    An infection control breach at Denver-based Porter Adventist Hospital may have put orthopedic and spine surgery patients at risk for surgical site infections or hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV, according to a statement from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. By Shayna Korol -
  7. The best advice for entering the outpatient spine field

    Five spine surgeons weigh in on best practices for providing outpatient spine care. By Anuja Vaidya -
  8. US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issues advisory on opioid overdose-reversing drug — 5 insights

    On April 5, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, MD, issued an advisory on regarding naloxone. By Megan Wood -
  9. Stryker employee admits to accepting $75k bribe to secure contract: 5 things to know

    Alleged Stryker employee Daniel Lawrynowicz pled guilty to one count of violating the Federal Travel Act, according to Patch. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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