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The following articles appeared in the print edition of SPINE SURGERY TODAY.

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Commentary

Robotics in spine surgery: Is it a Tesla or just another plug-in hybrid car?

Renovis Surgical receives 510(k) clearance for 3-D printed porous titanium cervical fusion system

More pain reduction seen in patients with osteoporotic spine fractures after vertebroplasty vs placebo

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for cement-augmented pedicle screws

Safe Orthopaedics names chairman of board of directors, permanent appointment of CEO

Medtronic announces FDA approval of new cervical disc offering for two-level procedures

Spinal Elements initiates warranty program for devices with specific titanium coating

Speaker highlights spine injuries sustained during extreme sports

Camber Spine Technologies receives FDA 510(k) clearance for MIS ALIF system

AOSpine North America elects new fellowship chair

Anthem begins covering two-level cervical disc replacement with Mobi-C implant

Eagle Surgical Products exhibits anti-stick solution for electrosurgery

4Web Medical receives FDA 510(k) clearance for lateral interbody fusion device

Improvements in pain, function seen with intra-disc injection for patients with low back pain

VIDEO: Halm performs transpedicular hemivertebra resection and instrumented fusion for congenital scoliosis

Spinal Elements receives FDA 510(k) clearance for interspinous process device

VIDEO: Charles discusses standard treatment for spondylotic myelopathy

Titan Spine announces ICD-10 code for nanotextured surfaces on interbody fusion devices

VIDEO: Neuromonitoring used during L4-5 interbody fusion with lateral transpsoas approach

VIDEO: Minimally invasive OLIF performed at L3-4 for severe low back pain

VIDEO: Growing rod construct used to treat early-onset scoliosis

VIDEO: Combined front/back procedure usually not needed in CSM

Spine Surgery Today, Open Operating Theatre initiate collaboration to make spine surgery videos more accessible

5 Questions

A conversation with Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS

Cover Story

Study links chronic low back pain and illicit drug use in patients in community setting

FDA News

ImPACT computerized tests for postconcussion assessments gain FDA marketing OK

Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Caution: Do not hold on to Medicare overpayments

In the Journals

Laminoplasty may be beneficial for elderly patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Lower rates of narcotic consumption after ACDF seen with multimodal vs patient-controlled analgesia

Study investigates lumbar fusion vs physical therapy for treatment of low back pain

No link seen between kinesiophobia, disability in older women with low back pain

Study: NHL players who sustained a concussion did not have performance, style of play changes

Similar clinical outcomes seen after decompression, fusion vs decompression alone for lumbar spinal stenosis

Study cites predictors for severe cervical spine instability in patients with RA

Meeting News Coverage

Study links readmission 30 days after elective spine surgery and race

Outpatient ACDF results showed few complications, readmissions

Recognize, treat ‘hidden’ deformity in some patients with degenerative conditions

Speaker: Neurosurgeons can help usher in new era for TBI

Founder’s Laurel Award, Distinguished Service Award presented at CNS Annual Meeting

Stereotactic radiosurgery has advanced the treatment of metastatic spine disease

Movers and Shakers

The CORE Institute opens sports neurology clinic in Michigan

ISASS names new board member

Bone Biologics names new chief medical advisor

Spine Coding

Spine practices may lose money when they do not bill for consults

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