Mountainview, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital's Jeffrey Coe, MD, performed two-level disc replacement surgery on a Silicon Valley executive and athlete who had two ruptured and compressed discs.
AOSpine North America sought insights from industry leaders on the next generation of spine care.
A new study published in Spine examines the activity threshold for patients after undergoing lumbar spine surgery.
Here are 13 spine surgeons who were in the news this week:

5. New Jersey Neck & Back Institute reveals enhanced website

Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 23 February 2017 22:44
Lawrenceville-based New Jersey Neck & Back Institute unveiled a redesigned website.
Five spine surgeons discuss opportunities for clinicians under President Trump.
A European Journal of Pain study covered in The Telegraph found that elderly people with back pain are more susceptible to early deaths.
Researchers investigated whether adolescents with type 2 and type 3 spinal muscular atrophy experienced sleep disorders.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Feb. 23, 2017.
Seattle-based Virginia Mason Spine Clinic researchers studied whether a multidisciplinary team provided better care for lumbar spinal fusion patients.
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.

12. 10 spinal cord injury statistics

Written by Adam Schrag | Wednesday, 22 February 2017 19:06
Brain and Spinal Cord presented statistics on what physicians can expect from their spinal cord injury patients and what the patients can expect from their injuries.
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.
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.
Former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, MD, PhD, was sentenced to life in prison for intentionally injuring his patients, according to CBS DFW.
A new study published in Spine compares the short-term outcomes for primary and revision anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

17. Coyote follows spine surgeon into his SC practice

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.

18. 16 things to know about spinal fusions

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 20 February 2017 21:17
Here are 16 points on spinal fusions.
A new study published in Spine examines the seven and 10-year outcomes for cervical arthroplasty compared with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
“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.
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