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Top Orthopedic Stories From 2017

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Our uniquely dynamic and impactful industry treated more patients in 2017 than ever before and did so with a new generation of technologies and clinical skill levels. The top orthopedic stories reflected those trends while also addressing key issues like the opioid crisis, corporate disruption, and an increasingly complicated and intrusive U.S. regulatory and payment system.

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Missing Spondy/Pelvic Floor Muscle Link; $6 Million for Bone Infection Research; OrthoCarolina Adds 40th Location

(L to R) X-ray of the lateral lumbar spine with a spondylolisthesis L5-S1 and the muscles of the pelvic floor. / Source: Wikimedia Commons, Lucien Monfils, and OpenStax

Are hysterectomies the missing link for degenerative spondy? Telephus Medical has received a $6 million NIH grant for translational research on bone infection. And OrthoCarolina continues to expand, now adding its 40th location.