Outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion complication rates; top ASC liquidity analysis & more — 7 outpatient spine stories


Here are seven key stories on outpatient spine trends and news.

Outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion reduces complication rate
A study in Clinical Spine Surgery compared 30-day complications of inpatient and outpatient single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. The overall complication rate for the inpatient group was 2.5 percent, compared to only 1.2 percent for the outpatient group.

Key thoughts on best practices for outpatient cervical spine surgery
A panel of spine surgeons and clinicians published an article in Spine titled "Best Practices for Outpatient Anterior Cervical Surgery" to outline the best practices for selecting patients and performing cervical total disc replacement and fusion procedures in the ASC. Read the panel's thoughts here.

Outpatient spine surgery spurring global spinal implants market growth
A ResearchMoz report predicted the global spinal implants market will continue to see growth between 2016 and 2020. The market will likely grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.91 percent through 2020. Outpatient spine surgery will boost the market, as it offers cost savings.

Bonati Spine Institute opens Las Vegas location
Tampa Fla.-based Bonati Spine Institute opened a location in Las Vegas, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal report. Dr. Bonati plans to train surgeons at the Florida location and send them to work at the Las Vegas location, as he won't pursue a Nevada medical license.

Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology adds ASC
Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology in Vero Beach, Fla., opened an ASC, which will include treatment for spine, elbow, knee, foot, ankle, hand, shoulder and wrist conditions. The facility will also include sports medicine and interventional pain management.

Dr. Dante Leven implants SpineFrontier's cervical interbody for MIS procedure
Dante Leven, DO, of Malden, Mass.-based Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, implanted Malden-based SpineFrontier's A-CIFT Solofuse-P during an anterior cervical discectomy. Dr. Leven commented that the implant offers a "minimally invasive surgical technique to fuse the cervical spine." The technology features a larger graft window, which enhances graft volume. The A-CIFT Solofuse-P is a less exposure surgery technology intended for outpatient surgery.

Top ASC liquidity analysis: Statistics on cash, accounts receivable & net working capital
VMG Health conducted a 2016 Intellimarker Multi-Specialty ASC Study on liquidity analysis. Read key statistics here.

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