1. Dr. Hyun Bae honored as a 2016 Top Doctor: 6 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 14 December 2016 18:00
Hyun Bae, MD, earned recognition as a 2016 Top Doctor in Santa Monica, Calif.
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines the factors affecting a patient's decision to undergo surgery for spinal stenosis.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Kern Singh, MD, spine program committee chair for the society's annual meetings.
A new study published in Spine examines the readmission rates and risks for elderly patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusions.
North American Spine Society and the industry newspaper Spinal News International struck a new collaboration.

6. New neuro & spine center opens in Topeka, Kansas: 5 points

Written by Megan Wood | Monday, 12 December 2016 21:04
Cotton O'Neil Neuro and Spine Center opened its door in Topeka, Kan., this month, according to cjonline.com.
A new study published in Spine examines the impact of surgery start times for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion patients.
The global kyphosis market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.4 percent between 2016 and 2022, based on a Market Research Future report, according to Yahoo! Finance.
A new study published in Spine examines how frailty impacts complications and mortality after adult spinal deformity.

10. 4 spine and neurosurgeons in the headlines — Dec. 9, 2016

Written by Eric Oliver | Friday, 09 December 2016 15:15
Here are four spine surgeons who made headlines during the week of Dec. 9, 2016.

11. Imaging wish-list: The improvements spine surgeons most desire

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 08 December 2016 22:27
Five spine surgeons discuss spinal imaging and the advancements they would like to see.
The global minimally invasive spine surgery market will likely grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.57 percent between 2016 and 2020, based on a ResearchMoz report, according to medGadget.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Dec. 8, 2016.
A new study published in Spine compares posterolateral fusion with interbody fusion for patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis.
Chesterfield, U.K.-based Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals reported results from a study of the company's OFIRMEV (acetaminophen) injections. OFIRMEV is the only intravenous formulation of acetaminophen that is FDA approved and marketed in the United States. The study compared the use of oral acetaminophen versus use of IV acetaminophen as part of an analgesic management program for post-spine surgical pain.
An infant with spinal muscular atrophy type 1 became the first baby to receive an experimental drug, nusinersen, to treat her condition in 2013, according to Medical Xpress.
James Fish, DO, affiliated with The Hughston Clinic in Nashville, Tenn., performed Rutherford County's first two-level cervical disc replacement, according to WGNS News Radio.
Here are three spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who recently received awards or promotions.

19. 6 key notes on patients with top VAS scores: Are they different?

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 07 December 2016 11:56
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the characteristics of patients reporting maximum pain on the visual analog scale.
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examined adolescent scoliosis patients who underwent treatment with the use of growing rods to determine whether their last planned fusion was actually the final fusion.
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