• Spinal implant shown to reduce chance of disc reherniations to 10%

    A spine device that received FDA premarket approval 72 hours before the cessation of elective surgeries in the U.S. in March 2020 has been shown to reduce the chance of disc herniations in patients who have already herniated a disc, The News Times reported July 13.
  • 6 trends gripping the spine industry

    Spinal procedures shifting from inpatient to outpatient settings, evolving payer-provider relationships and a minimally invasive surgery boom are some of the key trends dominating the spine industry this year.
  • How provider-payer relationships will evolve in spine: 4 surgeons weigh in

    New partnership models with aligned goals, an increased push toward orthopedic Centers of Excellence and heightened calls for a single-payer system are among the major trends these four spine surgeons see over the next five years.
  • Florida governor names neurosurgeon to university board of trustees

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appointed Andrew Shaw, MD, to the Florida State College at Jacksonville district board of trustees, according to a July 12 news release.
  • 5 spine surgery 'firsts' in the past month

    From a milestone lumbar disc replacement to the first augmented reality-assisted pediatric spine surgery completed in the U.S., here are five spine surgery "firsts" that Becker's has reported on in the past 30 days:
  • Mayfield Brain & Spine adds Dr. Lauren Ostling

    Lauren Ostling, MD, a specialist in minimally invasive spine surgery and image-guided neurosurgery, has joined Norwood, Ohio-based Mayfield Brain & Spine, the Cincinnati Business Courier reported July 6.
  • 7 spine surgeon moves in June

    From the new leader of a medical society to a neurosurgeon growing an Arkansas program, here are seven spine surgeons joining new practices or adding to their titles in June:
  • Texas hospital marks 100th fetoscopic spine surgery

    Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has performed 100 two-port fetoscopic surgeries for spina bifida, according to a June 30 announcement.
  • Dr. Christopher Good performs region's 1st two-level lumbar disc replacement

    Christopher Good, MD, debuted a two-level lumbar disc replacement in the Washington, D.C., area, according to a June 30 news release.

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