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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.
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.
Vishad Sukul, MD, joined Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's neurosurgery department, according to timesunion.
The global spine surgery market is expected to rapidly expand over the next three years, a Market Research Report found, according to medGadget.
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.
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.
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.

8. Top priorities in 2017 for 19 spine surgeons

Written by Staff | Monday, 21 November 2016 11:14
Nineteen spine surgeons discuss their top priorities for 2017.
Fifteen spine surgeons discuss the most important technological and technique-based innovations in spine care over the last 10 years.
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.
Here are five spine surgeons in the headlines for the week of Nov. 18, 2016.
Five spine surgeons weigh in on the qualities that high-performing spine leaders possess.
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.
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.
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.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 17, 2016.
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.
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.
The American Medical Association awarded Katie O. Orrico, JD, with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.
Continental Who's Who recognized neurosurgeon and minimally invasive spine surgeon Kamal Woods, MD, among fellow Pinnacle Professionals in healthcare.
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