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First Edition: February 25, 2014

First Edition: February 25, 2014

Sedation before nerve block significantly increases false-positive results, shows study

Sedation before nerve block significantly increases false-positive results, shows study

DePuy Synthes Spine signs representative agreement for marketing LifeNet Health's cellular allografts

DePuy Synthes Spine signs representative agreement for marketing LifeNet Health's cellular allografts

DePuy Synthes Spine announces the U.S. launch of new tissue implant for spine fusion surgery

DePuy Synthes Spine announces the U.S. launch of new tissue implant for spine fusion surgery

DePuy Synthes develops CONFORM SHEET allograft implant for spinal fusion surgery

DePuy Synthes develops CONFORM SHEET allograft implant for spinal fusion surgery

Research roundup: Long-term care use varies dramatically by state; health spending slowdown explained

Research roundup: Long-term care use varies dramatically by state; health spending slowdown explained

Research paper provides first evidence-based recommendations for using PRP in orthopaedic care

Research paper provides first evidence-based recommendations for using PRP in orthopaedic care

Questions about medical necessity for some surgeries, screenings

Questions about medical necessity for some surgeries, screenings

Amedica signs distribution agreement with K2M

Amedica signs distribution agreement with K2M

BMP linked to increased risk of benign tumors, not cancers

BMP linked to increased risk of benign tumors, not cancers

Indicators of poor preoperative health predict risk of major medical complications

Indicators of poor preoperative health predict risk of major medical complications

Professional athletes can return to competition after vertebral fusion surgery

Professional athletes can return to competition after vertebral fusion surgery

OHSU analysis finds previous studies have overstated effectiveness of bone growth product used in spinal surgeries

OHSU analysis finds previous studies have overstated effectiveness of bone growth product used in spinal surgeries

Study reports that less-invasive option for spinal stenosis poses 'trade-off' in outcomes

Study reports that less-invasive option for spinal stenosis poses 'trade-off' in outcomes

RBCs stored longer than 3 weeks begin to lose the capacity to deliver oxygen-rich cells to tissue

RBCs stored longer than 3 weeks begin to lose the capacity to deliver oxygen-rich cells to tissue

New implantable sensor holds promise for advancing personalized medicine

New implantable sensor holds promise for advancing personalized medicine

Study looks at natural history of cervical spondylolisthesis

Study looks at natural history of cervical spondylolisthesis

FDA approves K7 LLC's K7C Cervical Spacer for use as IBF device

FDA approves K7 LLC's K7C Cervical Spacer for use as IBF device

Study finds negligible effect on periprocedural outcomes among patients after spine surgery

Study finds negligible effect on periprocedural outcomes among patients after spine surgery

Cervical disc replacement: an interview with Joe Ross, VP of U.S. Marketing at LDR

Cervical disc replacement: an interview with Joe Ross, VP of U.S. Marketing at LDR