Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:09
Seattle-based Virginia Mason Spine Clinic researchers studied whether a multidisciplinary team provided better care for lumbar spinal fusion patients.
2. Virginia Supreme Court rules battery claim doesn't hold in wrong-level spinal fusion — 5 insightsWritten by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 20:04
Virginia Supreme Court's Justice Stephen R. McCullough wrote an opinion that reversed a prior trial court decision on a botched spine surgery, as reported by Legal Newsline and published by Forbes.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 10:36
A new study published in Spine examines the use of wearable action cameras — including the Panasonic HX-A100 action camera, Google Glass and GoPro Hero 4 — during spine surgery.
Written by Adam Schrag | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:45
Researchers at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center's department of orthopedic surgery believe that physicians should educate their spine patients on the potential dangers of radiation exposure from spinal imaging.
Written by Adam Schrag | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 17:38
Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, was sentenced to life in prison for intentionally injuring his patients, according to CBS DFW.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:13
A new study published in Spine compares the short-term outcomes for primary and revision anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 21 February 2017 10:56
A coyote followed Steven Poletti, MD, into his Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Southeastern Spine Institute office, but didn't cause trouble while in the facility, according to a report from The Post and Courier.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 20 February 2017 11:56
A new study published in Spine examines the seven and 10-year outcomes for cervical arthroplasty compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
Written by Todd H. Lanman | Friday, 17 February 2017 20:14
“I’m alive, which is better than the alternative,” a new patient once told me when I asked him how he was. The alternative to being alive, we are to assume, is death; being alive is better than being dead.
Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 17 February 2017 16:27
Stillwater-based Oklahoma State University inducted Barry Pollard, MD, into its Hall of Fame, according to EnidNews.com.
13. Does preoperative mental health status matter for spinal surgery patient-reported outcomes? 5 key findingsWritten by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 17 February 2017 15:59
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines whether mental health status is a predictor of improvement in patient reported outcomes after spinal fusion.
14. Department of Health opens investigation into Cherry Hill Hospital's chair of neurosurgery: 5 things to knowWritten by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 17 February 2017 15:54
A few days after the Seattle Times published a report outlining concerns with Swedish Health Services' Cherry Hill Hospital Chair of Neurosurgery Johnny Delashaw, MD, the publication now reports state health regulators are investigating complaints filed against him.
15. Drs. Jan Schwab, Christopher Duntsch & more: 13 spine surgeons in the headlines this week — Feb. 17, 2017Written by Adam Schrag | Friday, 17 February 2017 15:52
Here are 13 spine surgeons who were in the news this week:
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:56
The American Medical Association praised Aetna for its efforts to eliminate prior authorization for opioids treatment beginning March 1, 2017.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 16 February 2017 20:33
Six spine surgeons share the financial challenges they are facing.
Written by Adam Schrag | Thursday, 16 February 2017 18:00
A study by Chicago-based Loyola University Health System researchers has found that spinal cord patients are plagued by many different types of ailments after injury.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 16 February 2017 16:04
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Feb. 16, 2017.
20. Guilty verdict for neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch for causing 'injury to an elderly person' — 5 things to knowWritten by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 15 February 2017 18:04
On Feb. 14, 2017, Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, a former neurosurgeon practicing in Plano, Texas, received a guilty verdict for a count of "injury to an elderly person," CBS DFW reports.