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Marco A. Rodriguez, MD, unveiled the International Spine Institute in Baton Rouge, La.  By Megan Wood -
A recent study found patient specific rods developed using Medicrea's UNiD ASI technology reduce the incidence of postoperative rod breakage in adult complex spine surgical cages, according to Market Insider.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
OrthoPediatrics launched its initial public offering of 4 million shares of common stock.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg opened its new brain and spine clinic, according to The Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
Charlotte, N.C.-based OrthoCarolina ranked No. 2 on Healthiest 100 Workplaces' 2017 Healthiest 100 employers in America list for its employee wellness program.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
William Hunter, MD, a neurosurgeon at The Spine Clinic at Neuroscience and Spine Center of the Carolinas, discusses transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions and how NuVasive's MAS TLIF 2, TLX, Reline and iGA platforms coupled with the NuvaMap have advanced the procedure.  By Laura Dyrda -
Zimmer Biomet launched the Avenue T TLIF Cage in the U.S.  By Laura Dyrda -

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Operating room efficiency and cost reduction is a focus area for streamlining hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. The advent of single-use, disposable instruments and sterile packed procedural kits for orthopedic implants dramatically reduces instrument inventory, lost and out of calibration instruments, and lifecycle costs. They also curb surgical site infection and ensure accurate precision instruments and implants with every procedure.  By Staff -
Sports medicine specialists Mark Wagner, MD, opened the Seattle Sports and Regenerative Medicine.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
A new study investigates inpatient and 90-day post-discharge outcomes for elective Medicare spine fusion. The study included 874 hospitals with elective cervical and non-cervical spine fusions in the 2012 to 2014 Medicare limited dataset. Researchers focused on 167,395 cases.  By Megan Wood -
Asterias Biotherapeutics reported 12-month data for its Phase 1/2a SCiStar study on spinal cord injury treatment.  By Megan Wood -
TranS1 is partnering with CU Innovations and Aurora-based University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus' orthopedic surgery department.  By Megan Wood -
Alphatec named Patrick Miles its new executive chairman and Quentin Blackford a new board member, effective Oct. 2.  By Megan Wood -
HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD, resigned Sept. 29 in the midst of an inspector general investigation, according to The New York Times.  By Megan Wood -
Seattle-based Swedish Cherry Hill Campus will continue to take part in the Medicare program, following a regulatory investigation, according to The Seattle Times.  By Megan Wood -
Castle Rock (Colo.) Adventist Hospital is the first in the state to adopt Synaptive Medical's BrightMatter technology.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
Contact sports cost high school and college athletes thousands of injuries each year. The New York Times reported making contact sports noncontact would save 49,600 injuries among athletes per year.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
Anesthesia & Analgesia published a new study examining the results of the Accuro image guided spinal navigation system. Researchers at Stanford (Calif.) University conducted the study.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
Medscape surveyed physicians to find out the how they communicate with patients outside of the office.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines malpractice litigation after spine surgery.  By Laura Dyrda -
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