Here are five spine surgeries for patients with high stakes and miraculous recoveries.

2. Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center to conduct seminars

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 31 March 2015 00:00
The Irvine (Calif.) Stem Cell Treatment Center is conducting a series of free public seminars on the use of adult stem cells for a number of degenerative and inflammatory conditions.
Baton Rouge-based Louisiana Back Institute added two new pain management specialists, Stephen Wyble, MD, and Eric Lonseth, MD, to its team.
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the short term percutaneous pedicle screw fixation with cement augmentation for patients with tumor-induced spinal instability.
Glenn B. Anderson, MD, recently joined Houston Methodist Neurological Institute at Willowbrook and celebrated the opening of his practice, according to a Cypress Creek Mirror report.
Michael Glover, MD, has been named Flagstaff (Ariz.) Medical Center's 2015 Nathan Avery Physician of the Year, according to an AZ Daily Sun report.
A new study published in Spine examines the cost and effectiveness of three corpectomy techniques for destructive thoracolumbar spine disease.
Reprinted with permission.   From: 1Pain Management Center of Paducah, Paducah, KY, and University of Louisville, Louisville, KY; and 2Mid Atlantic Spine & Pain Physicians, Newark, DE, and Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA.
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news over this past week.
Spine surgeon and inventor Gary Michelson, MD, received the Albert B. Sabin Humanitarian Award from the Sabine Vaccine Institute, according to a Vaccine News Daily report.
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines EOS posteroanterior and anteroposterior views, comparing radiation exposure during spine surgery with standard imaging techniques.
Scoliosis Research Society leaders are calling for a consensus definition for using "early onset scoliosis" to describe scoliosis development in young children. 
Reginald J. Davis, MD, FACS, joined Laser Spine Institute.

14. What are spine surgeons' most underrated qualities?

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00
Spine surgeons must acquire and hone numerous qualities and skills over the course of their career — but what are their most underrated qualities?
DePuy Synthes Companies announced the addition of four new products to its adult deformity portfolio as well as a new education offering.

16. Dr. John Jacquemin joins Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 26 March 2015 00:00
Edgewood, Ky.-based Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers added John B. Jacquemin, MD, to its physician team, according to a Cincinnati article.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 26, 2015.
The National Association of Spine Specialists supports the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015.
The Keck Hospital of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles has become another site for the InVivo Therapeutics Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Clinical Trial examining a solution for patients with spinal cord injury.
A new study published in Spine examines a clinical trial for midcervical pedicle screw insertion using a new patient-specific intraoperative screw guiding device.
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