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  1. NASS publishes guidelines for diagnosis, treatment of lumbar pain

    The North American Spine Society on Jan. 29 released guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain in adult patients. By Alan Condon -
  2. Drs. William Hozack, Leo Rozmaryn & more: 4 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons making the news this week. By Alan Condon -
  3. Cleveland Clinic to test new drug for early detection of multiple sclerosis

    Myeliviz, a new drug to help diagnose multiple sclerosis in its earlier stages was recently approved by the FDA for human clinical trials. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Former Boston Scientific executive appointed CEO of PE-backed Collagen Matrix

    Collagen Matrix, acquired by private equity firm Linden Capital Partners last year, appointed Shawn McCarthy as CEO on Jan. 29. By Alan Condon -
  2. Atlas Spine launches cervical plating system, expands deformity applications

    Atlas Spine on Jan. 28 launched its V3 Guided Segmental Plating System, expanding treatments for complex deformity and degenerative conditions of the cervical spine. By Alan Condon -
  3. Laser spine surgery isn't worth the hype, Dr. Kaixuan Liu says

    Lasers may not live up to the hype for treating spinal disorders that cause chronic back pain, according to spine surgeon Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD. By Angie Stewart -
  4. Illinois spine practice adds 4th surgeon

    Park Ridge, Ill.-based The Spine Center welcomed its fourth surgeon, according to a Jan. 28 press release. By Angie Stewart -
  1. $186M in Q4 sales delivered by Novartis gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy

    Zolgensma, Novartis' gene therapy drug for spinal muscular atrophy, totaled $186 million in fourth quarter sales, according to Stat. By Alan Condon -
  2. UnityPoint Health, Midwest Orthopedic Center open 13-surgeon orthopedic hospital

    Midwest Orthopaedic Hospital at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria, Ill., opened Jan. 28, Peoria Public Radio reports. By Alan Condon -
  3. Dr. Fred Naraghi: Cervical disc replacement, spinal fusion will continue to be dominant procedures

    Fred Naraghi, MD, of Comprehensive Spine Center in San Francisco is moving his practice to Klamath Falls, Ore., in February. By Alan Condon -
  4. HSS opens 1st Florida hospital, 2nd new facility in 1 week

    New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery opened a 60,000-square-foot hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., its first expansion into the state. By Eric Oliver -
  1. Stryker's Mako acquisition paying off, procedures up 50% in Q4

    Stryker reported strong performance by its robotic knee and hip replacement system, Mako, last year and is now ready to turn the corner with the technology, according to a report from Stryker's Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations Katherine Owen during the 2019 earnings call, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. Former Johnson & Johnson, Titan Spine executive becomes CEO of NuHope

    San Antonio-based NuHope, an outpatient treatment center focused on reducing patient opioid dependency, appointed Jeff Dunkel as CEO on Jan. 28. By Alan Condon -
  3. Renowned Rothman orthopedic surgeon appointed medical director of ValueHealth

    ValueHealth on Jan. 28 appointed William Hozack, MD, of Philadelphia-based Rothman Orthopaedics, as medical director. By Alan Condon -
  4. New center for spinal stimulation houses 5 labs, space for 50+ researchers

    A new center in East Hanover, N.J., is dedicated to spinal stimulation research and restoring function in people with paralysis. By Angie Stewart -
  5. 10,000+ kyphoplasty procedures supported by Zavation devices in 2019

    Zavation Medical Products' spine devices assisted surgeons in more than 10,000 kyphoplasty procedures last year. By Alan Condon -
  6. Encompass Health, University of Iowa Health System plan rehabilitation hospital for orthopedic conditions

    Birmingham, Ala.-based Encompass Health and Iowa City-based University of Iowa Health System signed an agreement Jan. 28 to jointly own a rehabilitation hospital for orthopedic and neurologic conditions. By Alan Condon -
  7. Texas neurosurgeon removes tapeworm from man's brain in rare procedure

    Neurosurgeon Jordan Amadio, MD, recently removed a tapeworm from a Texas man's brain in a rare neurosurgical procedure, Local21 News reports. By Alan Condon -
  8. Assure Holdings expands services into Colorado at 5-surgeon practice

    Assure Holdings on Jan. 28 signed an agreement to provide intraoperative neuromonitoring services for a five-surgeon practice based in Western Colorado. By Alan Condon -
  9. SpinalCyte rebrands to reflect focus on cell therapy treatments

    SpinalCyte changed its name Jan. 28 to FibroGenesis. By Alan Condon -

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