Ken Chapman, MD, is a pain management physician with The Spine & Pain Institute of New York, in Manhattan and Staten Island. He is board certified in pain management and anesthesiology and serves as the director of pain management at Staten Island University Hospital, North Shore LIJ Health system as well as assistant clinical professor at SUNY Downstate. He discusses eight things to know about minimally invasive lumbar decompressions for patients with spinal stenosis.
Published in Pain Management
Frank Phillips, MD, a spine surgeon and partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, discusses five points on minimally invasive spine surgery.  Dr. Phillips is a founding member and Past-President of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS).
Published in Spine
A larger amount of fat is associated with high levels of low back pain intensity and disability, according to a study published in Spine.
Published in Spine
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 15:42

10 Spine and Neurosurgeon Inventors

Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons who have invented and hold patents for spine devices.
Published in Spine
The full-endoscopic interlaminar bilateral decompression with a unilateral approach is sufficient and safe as an alternative to traditional procedures for patients with spinal stenosis, according to a study published in Spine.
Published in Spine
Insurance carriers across the country are scaling back the coverage indications for spine surgery, which could potentially leave spine surgeons without the ability to treat thousands of patients who could benefit from surgical intervention. Spine surgeons and societies have been working to increase awareness of the efficacy of surgical intervention for the appropriate patients, but it hasn't been an easy road.
Published in Spine
A critical review of 13 industry-sponsored studies on recombinant bone morphogentic protein-2 found that the actual risk of adverse events was 10-15 times higher than the study estimates originally reported, according to a release from the North American Spine Society.
Published in Spine
New data shows that neurologic deficits are inherent potential complications of spine surgery, even among skilled spinal deformity surgeons, according to a study published in Spine.
Published in Spine
InVivo Therapeutics appointed Jonathan R. Slotkin, MD, a neurosurgeon at Washington Brain & Spine Institute in Washington, DC, as the company's new medical director, according to a company news release.
The Food and Drug Administration granted 510(k) clearances to 12 spine-related devices in June, according to an FDA report.
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