The Food and Drug Administration granted 11 spine-related device clearances in February.
The American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel voted to establish a Category I CPT Code for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion.
An article published in Spine examines the three-year outcomes for patients who underwent microendoscopic posterior decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis.
Back pain is traditionally treated first with non-surgical management — physical therapy, pain medications and injections — before the patient potentially becomes a surgical candidate. However, many of these non-operative treatments are for pain relief and may not actually heal a chronic issue.
A new study published in Spine examines five-year outcomes after three-column osteotomies.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has named the 2014-2015 class of the Leadership Fellows Program, according to an AAOS Now report.
The North American Spine Society participated in the National Day of Action to Repeal the SGR yesterday to urge congressional representatives to enact a permanent solution to the sustainable growth rate, according to a NASS Blog report.
Over the years, surgery in most specialties has become less invasive to preserve the patient's natural anatomy and achieve quality outcomes. Spine is no different; however, the explosion of minimally invasive techniques over the past decade has caused controversy as well as realized benefit.
The Orthopaedic Trauma Association named new board members and officers, according to a report from AAOS Now.
The Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine recently published a report examining opinions about the conflict of interest between physicians and industry-sponsored education.