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  1. Pedicle screw system market to reach $724M by 2023: 3 notes

    The pedicle screw system market is predicted to exceed $724.2 million by 2023, according to a Markets and Markets report. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know

    Here are 10 orthopedic surgeon leaders to know: By Jackie Drees -
  3. K2M earns FDA clearance to boost complex spine surgery system: 5 notes

    K2M received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Dual Differential Correction Philosophy and Technique, which is designed to enhance the Mesa Platform Technology. By Jackie Drees -

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  1. Dr. Jared Ament joins Sierra Neuroscience Institute: 5 things to know

    Jared Ament, MD, recently joined Los Angeles-based Sierra Neuroscience Institute. By Laura Dyrda -
  2. SeaSpine prices public offering to raise $50.4M: 5 key notes

    SeaSpine revealed pricing for its public offering of 3.2 million shares of common stock. By Laura Dyrda -
  3. How to optimize orthopedic surgery patients for ERAS: 6 Qs with Dr. Daniel Hoeffel

    Daniel Hoeffel, MD, is a private practice orthopedic surgeon based in St. Paul, Minn. At the Becker's ASC 25th Annual Meeting: The Business and Operations of ASCs on Oct. 18-20, 2018 in Chicago, Dr. Hoeffel will give a presentation titled "Optimizing the Orthopedic Patient for ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery): Importance of Pathway & Partnership" sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies. By Laura Dyrda -
  4. Dr. Richard Fessler: The top practice challenge + 5 pieces of advice for new spine surgeons

    Richard Fessler, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center. He has focused his practice on minimally invasive spine surgery as well as treating spinal cord injury patients. By Laura Dyrda -

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  1. Male patients with ankylosing spondylitis respond better to biologics, study finds

    Female ankylosing spondylitis patients do not respond as well to biologic treatment as their male counterparts, according to a study presented at the International Congress on Spondyloarthritides 2018 in Gent, Belgium, Oct. 4-8, and reported in Medscape. By Shayna Korol -
  2. Medical device company names former Laser Spine executive as CEO: 4 insights

    Medovex Corp., named William Horne CEO and board of directors chairman.  By Shayna Korol -
  3. Top 5 hospitals for spinal cord injury from spine specialists in Medscape survey

    Medscape surveyed 11,549 U.S. physicians on where they would choose to receive treatment for 10 conditions or procedures. By Shayna Korol -
  4. 3 things to know about Spinal Balance

    Spinal Balance develops sterile orthopedic implants. By Shayna Korol -
  1. Stryker, NuVasive, Globus Medical & more: 13 device company notes

    Here are 13 key notes from orthopedic and spine device companies in the past week. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Wright Medical completes $435M Cartiva acquisition: 5 insights

    Orthopedic device manufacturer Wright Medical completed its acquisition of Cartiva. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Virginia Spine Institute surgeons perform 1st endoscopic spine surgery at Reston Hospital Center: 5 takeaways

    Two spine surgeons performed the first endoscopic spine surgery at Reston (Va.) Hospital Center. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Veteran told to wait 9 months for spine surgery; seeks care outside of VA: 7 things to know

    U.S. Marine Corps veteran Bain Tally began experiencing severe back pain in January 2016. He called his primary care physician through the Department of Veterans Affairs who prescribed painkillers over the phone, according to ABC 7. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Utah neurosurgeon is using his MD to fight air pollution: 5 things to know

    Salt Lake City-based neurosurgeon John Macfarlane, MD, is using his medical background and personal experience to help eliminate air pollution in Utah, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Drs. T. Andrew Ehmke, Jamie Antoine & more: 7 orthopedic surgeons making headlines

    Here are seven orthopedic surgeons making headlines. By Jackie Drees -
  7. The spine technology trends on the horizon: 3 Qs with Dr. Harel Deutsch

    Harel Deutsch, MD, is co-director of the Rush Spine Center at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. His practice focuses on spinal procedures, with a particular research interest in motion preservation. By Laura Dyrda -
  8. Montana health system, orthopedic group pays $24M to settle Anti-Kickback violation allegations: 5 things to know

    Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Healthcare, along with subsidiaries including Kalispell-based Flathead Physicians Group and Northwest Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, reached a settlement with the Department of Justice to resolve allegations the health system violated the False Claims Act. By Laura Dyrda -
  9. Dr. Gurvinder Deol: Key trends in spine reimbursement and value-based care

    Gurvinder Deol, MD, is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Wake Orthopaedics based in Raleigh, N.C. His practice focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery, and in 2016, he was president of the North Carolina Spine Society. By Laura Dyrda -

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