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A recent study covered in Claims Journal revealed over 62 percent of workers who underwent spinal fusion surgery had initially reported their conditions as strains or sprains.
Zarina Ali, MD, was the first female neurosurgeon at Pennsylvania Hospital in Center City, and now she's encouraging other women to take the plunge, according to a report in The Philly Voice.
Here are 10 spine surgeons who made this week's news:
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines whether conflicts of interest influence the outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty clinical studies.
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the postoperative urinary retention rate for patients who undergo surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.
Five spine surgeons discuss the business of medicine and the knowledge that would have been useful earlier in their careers.  
Dong H. Kim, MD, shared his take on how neurosurgeons should approach the changing healthcare industry, in Neurosurgery's April supplement.
Researchers presented favorable data on San Francisco-based Cytokinetics' fast skeletal troponin activator, CK-2127107, at the MDA Scientific Conference in Arlington, Va., held from March 19 to 22, 2017.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 23, 2017.

10. Long Beach Memorial opens Spine Center doors: 5 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 22 March 2017 22:04
Long Beach (Calif.) Memorial unveiled the Spine Center.
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines health-related quality of life after spinal deformity.
A new study published in Spine examines how depression and bipolar disorder affect patients who undergo spinal surgery.
A study published in Spine investigated the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring for anterior cervical spine surgery.
Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University admitted its first female black neurosurgery resident, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, on March 17, 2017, according to okayafrica.com.

15. The 2 big risk factors for lumbar fusion hematoma

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:44
A new study published in Spine examined the risk factors for postoperative hematoma that required reoperation among patients who underwent single-level lumbar fusion.
Former NFL player Myron Rolle matched with Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University for his neurosurgery residency, according to Yahoo! Sports.
A new study published in Spine examines potential airway complications for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, of St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine, to its board of directors.
A New York City-based NYU Langone Medical Center study presented at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego shows patients with spinal deformities are more likely to suffer hip dislocation or follow-up revision surgery after total hip replacement.
Here are 12 spine surgeons who made the news this week:
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