1. 20 Recent Spine Surgery Studies and Findings

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 14:33
  Here are 20 articles on spine surgery study findings within the last month.

2. Dr. Greg Poulter to Join OrthoIndy

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:02
Greg Poulter, MD, will soon join Indianapolis-based OrthoIndy, according to a Summit Daily report.
Healthcare economics is an important part of providing patient care and shaping healthcare policy going forward. Here are eight ways spine surgeons can positively impact healthcare economics.
Researchers recently compared 90 female patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with two different methods of incision closure. Their results were published in Spine.
Aesculap Academy is offering a surgical skills course for neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons with a special interest in spine surgery.
Spine Institute Northwest's Solomon Kamson, MD, is speaking on minimally invasive spine surgery procedures at the World Congress of the World Federation of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Turkey.
  A new study published in Spine examines whether the surgical first assistant's level of training matters in scoliosis outcomes.
Here are 33 spine surgeons who perform artificial disc replacement procedures.
Patrick A. Roth, MD, chairman of neurosurgery at Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, has been named has been included in Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition, a publication that highlights the professional lives of individuals who have contributed significantly to their field.
Marina del Rey, Calif.-based DISC Sports & Spine Center has established a new division — the Newport Beach Spine Group — at its Newport Beach location.

11. ISASS Participates in SGR Repeal Discussion

Written by Laura Miller | Friday, 11 April 2014 09:28
The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery participated in a conference call with the American Medical Association addressing the SGR repeal legislation.
A group of researchers recently examined 54 patients undergoing L4/5 posterior lumbar interbody fusion to identify the risk factor for adjacent segment disease and efficacy of simultaneous decompression for symptomatic ASD. The results were published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.

13. Brain Orthopedic Spine Specialists Names Robert Still CEO

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:38
Lancaster, Pa.-based Brain Orthopedic Spine Specialists has named Robert T. Still CEO, according to a Lancaster Online report.

14. Neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Fager Dies

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:36
Charles A. Fager, MD, a pioneering neurosurgeon, died Tuesday, according to a Boston Globe report.
Here three spine surgeons discuss what they would like to see Congress do with Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula in an ideal world.
Data collection on minimally invasive spine surgery techniques is more common today than in the past, and long term data on several procedures will be available over the next decade to show efficacy.
Researchers examined 253 adult deformity correction patients to examine whether preoperative narcotics use had an impact on surgical outcomes and complications. The researchers published their findings in The Spine Journal.

18. AANS Names Dr. H. Hunter Batjer President-Elect

Written by Laura Miller | Thursday, 10 April 2014 09:00
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons named H. Hunter Batjer, MD, FAANS, president-elect for 2015 to 2016.
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 10, 2014.
Stefano Sinicropi, MD, has begun seeing patients at Apple Valley (Minn.) Medical Center, according to a Herald Online report.
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