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  1. 36 orthopedic & spine device companies to know | 2018

    The medical technology landscape is changing, with orthopedic and spine device companies growing, developing new technologies and partnering for unique innovations. By Shayna Korol and Angie Stewart -
  2. Spine journal disruption: How visual abstracts and social media are changing the landscape

    Healthcare is becoming digital; patient medical records are now on EMRs, physicians can make telemedicine visits and patients have wellness apps and wearables to track their progress and digitally navigate their health. The next frontier could be study abstracts. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. 5 most active venture capital firms in healthcare in Q4 2017

    5 most active venture capital firms in healthcare in Q4 2017 By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. CNN political analyst David Gergen spoke at AAOS — Here's what he said

    Political commentator and CNN senior political analyst David Gergen spoke at the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in New Orleans March 8. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Knute Buehler wins straw poll in bid for Oregon governor: 4 things to know

    Orthopedic surgeon and State Rep. Knute Buehler, MD, R-Ore., beat Greg Wooldridge by one vote in a gubernatorial straw poll held by the Washington County Republican Party, according to Oregon Public Broadcasting. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Stem cells or total joint replacement for hip, knee pain? 3 thoughts from Dr. Kevin Plancher

    Kevin Plancher, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in New York City and Greenwich, Conn. Here are his insights on joint replacement versus growth factors and stem cell therapy for the treatment of hip and knee pain. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Engineering safer surgery: Dr. Hoon Choi on the promise of technology to transform spine surgery

    Neurosurgeon Hoon Choi, MD, is the director of spine surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin Green Bay, and an assistant professor of neurosurgery in the department of neurosurgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Choi has a background in mechanical engineering and performs robotic-assisted surgery. By Shayna Korol -

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  1. 4 key points on surface treatment for spinal implants

    Christopher Chaput, MD, the director of spinal trauma and orthopedic research at Temple, Texas-based Scott & White Medical Center, offered a biological perspective on surface treatments for spinal implants in an article in Spine. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Pre-spine surgery daily opioid users face 690% greater odds of daily opioid use at 2-year follow up — 6 things to know

    Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers investigated the impact of opioid use on adult spinal deformity spine surgery patients. By Megan Wood -
  3. Safe Orthopaedics sells 10k surgical kit: 4 highlights

    Safe Orthopaedics has sold more than 10,000 of its SteriSpine surgical kits. By Megan Wood -
  4. US could be short up to 120k physicians by 2030: 5 things to know

    By 2030, the U.S. may be short as many as 120,000 physicians, according to an Association of American Medical Colleges report. By Megan Wood -
  1. AMA, American Society of Addiction Medicine introduce alternative payment model for opioid use disorder treatment: 5 insights

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Medical Association unveiled a concept paper for a new payment model regarding opioid use disorder treatment. By Megan Wood -
  2. Maryland orthopedic surgeons performing surgery without opioids: 5 things to know

    Robert Fisher, MD, of Frederick (Md.) Surgical Center, is encouraging patients to choose outpatient surgery that does not require opioid use for knee replacement operations, according to the Frederick News Post. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dr. Joshua Hackel injects regenerative stem cells into Giants' pitcher Mark Melancon — 4 insights

    Joshua Hackel, MD, injected regenerative stem cells into the forearm of San Francisco Giants pitcher Mark Melancon, MLB.com reports. By Eric Oliver -
  4. 3 key factors driving growth in the intraoperative imaging market

    As Medtronic, Siemens Healthcare and GE Healthcare continue to develop new intraoperative imaging equipment, demand for new equipment continues to rise. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. OrthoPediatrics earns Best Places to Work award: 4 takeaways

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Best Companies Group honored OrthoPediatrics as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Discrepancies between self-employed and employed physicians: 5 key findings

    In recent years, there has been an increasing shift in physicians opting for employment over being self-employed, according to Medscape's 2018 Physician Compensation Report. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. ISASS names Belgian spine surgeon 2018-19 president: 5 key notes

    ISASS names Belgian spine surgeon 2018-19 president: 5 key notes By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Drs. Neal ElAttrache, Gregory Shankman & more: 11 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are 11 orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -
  9. Drs. Daniel Resnick, Akram Mahmoud & more: 5 spine surgeons making headlines

    Here are five spine and neurosurgeons making headlines. By Shayna Korol -

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