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NuVasive Incorporated
NuVasive poised for vigorous growth
NuVasive poised for vigorous growth

Former professional basketball star Bill Walton's back and leg pain was once so severe that he considered suicide. Nothing worked until he underwent spinal surgery with a procedure by NuVasive Inc. of San Diego. "I had lost everything. But now I'm back in the game of life. There is hope," said Walton, who has been a paid spokesperson for NuVasive, in company publicity materials. NuVasive is a medical device company that develops minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine. The company is the No. 3 player in the U.S., and No. 4 globally in a very competitive, $8.7-billion market for spine-related problems, said Bill J. Plovanic, an analyst for...

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