1. Cell-based therapy for spinal disc regeneration — Dr. Domagoj Coric discusses how far it's come & how far it has to goWritten by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:28
Discogenic pain has long been treated in the most aggressive manner, with entire disc removal. This surgery eradicates the disc's function, however, impacting a patient's range of motion and ability to absorb shock.
2. 6 things to know on spinal deformity surgery for patients 60+ years old — volume, complications & costWritten by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:42
A new study published in The Spine Journal examined whether the increase in spinal deformity patients age 60 and older was associated with more complications.
Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:04
Vishad Sukul, MD, joined Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's neurosurgery department, according to timesunion.
Written by Mary Rechtoris | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:49
The global spine surgery market is expected to rapidly expand over the next three years, a Market Research Report found, according to medGadget.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:15
A new study published in The Spine Journal examined the oblique lateral interbody fusion, examining whether the technique can overcome challenges with traditional fusion approaches.
Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | Monday, 21 November 2016 23:12
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have become increasingly controversial, after several studies appeared to demonstrate that patients treated with these procedures experienced outcomes no better than those who were treated with sham surgery. However, in the push to integrate these findings into clinical practice, some physicians worry the dialogue between how research impacts clinicians, insurers and public perception has lost its nuance.
Written by Megan Wood | Monday, 21 November 2016 19:30
Up from 12,794 in 2004, 21,393 adults in Pennsylvania received spinal fusions in 2014, based on a state-released study, according to the Post-Gazette. This rise in the number of spinal fusions is drawing concern, however, as the procedures are costly and complicated.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 18 November 2016 20:09
Fifteen spine surgeons discuss the most important technological and technique-based innovations in spine care over the last 10 years.
Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 18 November 2016 18:24
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City received a Spinal Cord Injury Model System grant from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
Written by Eric Oliver | Friday, 18 November 2016 14:46
Here are five spine surgeons in the headlines for the week of Nov. 18, 2016.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 17 November 2016 22:55
Five spine surgeons weigh in on the qualities that high-performing spine leaders possess.
13. University of Montana searches for new Neural Injury Center director with SCI expertise: 5 insightsWritten by Megan Wood | Thursday, 17 November 2016 21:02
Missoula-based University of Montana is seeking a spinal cord injury researcher to lead its Neural Injury Center in the College of Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences, according to Missoulian.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 17 November 2016 19:24
The Spine Journal published a study examining the variability between 10 MRI centers that took imaging exams of the same patient's spine during a three week period.
15. Challenges & opportunities in the spine industry: Dr. Julio Petilon on how his Afghanistan tour shaped his career & moreWritten by Megan Wood | Thursday, 17 November 2016 16:01
Julio Petilon, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Spine Center Atlanta in Georgia, discusses his career, minimally invasive spine surgery and what the future holds for the industry.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 17 November 2016 14:42
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 17, 2016.
Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 16 November 2016 19:24
Nadeen Chahine, PhD, a biomedical engineer at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y., won a five-year RO1 grant from National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.
Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 16 November 2016 19:22
Spine centers of excellence deliver cost savings of 19 percent compared to other centers, according to a HealthCore study. HealthCore is Anthem's outcomes research subsidiary.
19. AMA presents AANS & CNS Washington Office director with Lifetime Achievement Award: 6 highlightsWritten by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 15 November 2016 18:00
The American Medical Association awarded Katie O. Orrico, JD, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.
Written by Mary Rechtoris | Tuesday, 15 November 2016 17:53
Continental Who's Who recognized neurosurgeon and minimally invasive spine surgeon Kamal Woods, MD, among fellow Pinnacle Professionals in healthcare.