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ArthroCare's Three-Pronged Spine Play

Executive Summary

ArthroCare's recent purchase of Parallax gives the company a broader platform from which to build a spine business based on its innovative Coblation technology. While ArthroCare currently can play in microdiscectomies, the bread and butter of spine surgeons, its most promising opportunity: the vertebral compression market that Kyphon has had such success with.

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