New development and innovation is rampant in spine, and still changing constantly. How can leaders stay at the cutting-edge? How can they move their new ideas forward?
A new multicenter investigational study examined watertight dural closure methods on patients undergoing spinal surgery, and published the findings in Spine.
Here are 12 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this week.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines a new peptide to promote lumbar spinal fusion.
Patrick Hitchon, MD, was appointed associate editor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Two spine surgeons from the United States were chosen for the ABC Traveling Fellowship.
How much stock should surgeons put into lumbar facet joint effusion on an MRI?

8. The best vacation spots for spine surgeons

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 23 April 2015 00:00
Having a healthy work-life balance is crucial for spine surgeons to be able to deliver high quality patient care and run their practices successfully. Here, five spine surgeons discuss where they go to relax.
Shawn Hermenau MD, of Desert Spine Institute in Yuma, Ariz., used Mobi-C technology to perform a one-level cervical disc replacement, reports Yuma Sun. The procedure replaces a cervical disc with a special device to promote range of motion and reduced recovery time to about two weeks.
Online platforms and electronic medical records are making a huge impact on healthcare. Health IT is an essential part of the evolving practice, and spine surgeons are seeing the impact.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 23, 2015.

12. Rockford Spine Center physicians featured in Newsweek

Written by Brandon Howard | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00
The March 30 issue of Newsweek magazine featured Rockford (Ill.) Spine Center partners Michael Roh, MD, Christopher Silva, MD, Fred Sweet, MD, and physiatrist Marie Walker, MD.

13. Metro News Canada features North American Spine

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00
North American Spine, the provider of the AccuraScope procedure, was featured on Metro News Canada.
Brian Scholl, MD, created new software for physicians and coders addressing issues with the ICD-10 coding update.
Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass., entered into a partnership for expanded pediatric neurosurgery services, according to a Hartford Business report.
University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio, will soon open a Center for Spine and Orthopaedics, according to a report by The News-Herald.
How you start the day is important; it sets the tone for everything to follow.
The second International PEEK Meeting will be held this week in Washington, D.C.

19. K-wireless percutaneous spine surgery? 5 key notes

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 00:00
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines percutaneous K-wireless pedicle screw fixation.
Harold Hess, MD, a neurosurgeon in Overland Park, Kan., developed a spinal fusion device and used it for the first time at Blue Valley Hospital earlier this week, according to a Fox 4 KC report.
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