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  1. Why Medicare-for-All wouldn't enhance spine care: 2 surgeons explain

    Two spine surgeons discuss single-payer healthcare, and its potential effect on spine care. By Anuja Vaidya -
  2. ISSLS features presentation on 1st clinical results of VIA Disc

    The annual International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine meeting in Japan featured a presentation on the initial clinical results on VIA Disc. By Alan Condon -
  3. Kansas hospital eyes opening of rehab center focusing on orthopedics, spine

    Overland Park, Kan.-based Saint Luke's South Hospital has almost completed construction of its new rehabilitation center, reports Kansas City Business Journal. By Alan Condon -
  1. Iowa hospital to bring back orthopedics – 3 details

    UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, Iowa, will resume orthopedic services in the city, according to The Messenger. By Alan Condon -
  2. Dr. Selby Chen of the Mayo Clinic: The major challenges facing spine today

    Selby Chen, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. By Alan Condon -
  3. 6 trends in neurosurgeon compensation — is the $800,000+ average sustainable?

    The starting salary and total compensation for neurosurgeons and spine surgeons depends on experience, subspecialty focus and competition in the market, according to a Neurosurgery Market Watch report. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. 2019 Medtech Breakthrough awards honors 3 orthopedic companies

    Several medical device companies that include orthopedic products were honored at the MedTech Breakthrough Awards, which recognizes the top digital health and medical technology companies across the globe. By Alan Condon -

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  1. Orthopedic surgeon whistleblower receives big award in Biomet kickback case & more: 8 device company notes

    Here are eight key notes on spine and orthopedic device companies: By Eric Oliver -
  2. Judge grants FDA permission to regulate stem cell practice — 3 insights

    A federal judge granted the FDA authority to regulate treatments from U.S. Stem Cell Clinic and U.S. Stem Inc., NBC News reports. By Eric Oliver -
  3. South Dakota hospital building new orthopedic care clinic — 3 insights

    A new project will condense all Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health's orthopedic services onto one campus, Inforum reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. Anika to showcase hyaluronic acid-based cartilage repair scaffold

    Anika Therapeutics will present its Hyalofast hyaluronic acid-based scaffold for cartilage repair at the 2019 International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society Focus Meeting in Rome from June 5 to 7. By Alan Condon -
  1. LifeSciences spinal implant hits landmark 1,500th successful procedure — 3 insights

    HD LifeSciences recorded the successful implant of its 1500th Hive Technology cage which is utilized in interbody spinal fusions, reports Business Insider. By Alan Condon -
  2. 4 orthopedic surgeons making the news — Drs. Manny Sethi, Robert LaPrade & more

    Here are four orthopedic surgeons making the news. By Alan Condon -
  3. Zavation receives FDA approval for new spinal fusion device — 3 insights

    Zavation received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Ti3Z Interbody System for spinal fusions. By Alan Condon -
  4. Spine payer trends in 2019: 4 surgeons identify challenges, opportunities

    The spine surgeon's ability to negotiate payer contracts and approval for procedures and new technology is an important part of running an effective practice. By Laura Dyrda -
  5. Conventus Orthopaedics names Rick Epstein CEO

    Conventus Orthopaedics, a company focused on orthopedic fracture treatment, named a new CEO. By Laura Dyrda -
  6. Texas court rules lawsuit against hospital over recalled spinal cord stimulator battery can move forward: 5 things to know

    The Court of Appeals for the 12th District in Texas reversed a previous ruling about a spine device battery that was implanted in a patient a year after it had been recalled. By Laura Dyrda -
  7. Tennessee clinic donates new orthopedic procedure to 5 veterans

    In honor of Memorial Day, Champ L. Baker, MD, of the Hughston Clinic in Nashville provided a new orthopedic procedure to five veterans, reports WLTZ. By Alan Condon -
  8. Maine hospital outlines plan to correct spine, chest patient issues

    Lewiston, Maine-based Central Maine Medical Center executives have laid out a plan to fix issues raised by federal investigators on how spine, chest and emergency patients are treated, reports the Sun Journal. By Alan Condon -
  9. OrthoCarolina opens new spine, orthopedics center in North Carolina

    OrthoCarolina has opened a new center in Lincolnton, N.C., expanding its services to patients of Lincoln County. By Alan Condon -

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