Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 14 April 2017 20:29
Alejandro J. Betancourt, MD, earned recognition as a 2017 Top Doctor in Harlingen, Texas.
Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 14 April 2017 16:50
George Ampat, FRCS, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at England-based Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, wrote a self-help book for people living with back and neck pain.
Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 14 April 2017 16:48
Richard Frieden, MD, joined Marquette, Mich.-based UP Health System, according to UPMatters.com.
Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 14 April 2017 16:46
The American Hospital Association will honor orthopedic spine surgeon James N. Weinstein, DO, with the Justin Ford Kimball Innovators Award, according to VTDIGGER.
Written by Adam Schrag | Friday, 14 April 2017 14:46
Here are 12 spine surgeons who made the news this week:
Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 14 April 2017 09:03
A new study published in Spine examines hospital-acquired infections among patients who undergo surgery for adult spinal deformity.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 14 April 2017 09:01
Morgan Lorio, MD, received the first Distinguished Service Award from the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 13 April 2017 21:02
Four spine surgeons share the most difficult conversation they have ever had to have in the workplace.
Written by Brandon Davis, Outreach Relations Manager of Blue Valley Surgical Associates | Thursday, 13 April 2017 20:45
Spinal surgery is a major and delicate surgery that is performed by highly specialized and experienced surgeons. Depending on the nature of the procedure, the main surgeon can be a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. More often than not, however, the two will work together in tandem.
10. UC San Diego adds 4 patients to Neuralstem's neural stem cell study for spinal cord injury: 6 takeawaysWritten by Megan Wood | Thursday, 13 April 2017 19:07
Germantown, Md.-based Neuralstem is involved in a Phase 1 human clinical trial testing the safety and feasibility of using NSI-566 spinal cord-derived neural stem cells to repair chronic spinal cord injury.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 13 April 2017 13:41
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for April 13, 2017.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:19
A new study published in Spine examines the reoperation rates for single-level lumbar discectomy.
13. Dr. Scott Blumenthal performs 1st US herniated disc surgery with Anchor Orthopaedics tissue kit — 5 highlightsWritten by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 12 April 2017 19:55
Scott Blumenthal, MD, of Plano-based Texas Back Institute, performed the nation's first herniated disc repair surgery with the AnchorKnot Tissue Approximation Kit by Burlington Mass.-based Anchor Orthopaedics.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:52
Scott Blumenthal, MD, co-founder of the Center for Disc Replacement Texas Back Institute in Plano, discusses big challenges and opportunities for private practice spine surgeons today.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 12 April 2017 10:18
The Cervical Spine Research Society elected new officers for the 2016-17 year.
17. How neurological deficits impact adult lumbar scoliosis surgery patient-related outcomes: 5 things to knowWritten by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:07
A new study published in Spine examines how neurologic deficits can impact patient-related outcomes for lumbar scoliosis surgical treatment in adults.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 10 April 2017 17:16
Stephen Hochschuler, MD, co-founder of Texas Back Institute in Plano, discusses bundled payments for global episodes of care and how the spine field is adapting to value-based payments.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 10 April 2017 11:36
A study published in Spine examines the impact of insulin dependence on patients who undergo spinal fusion procedures.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 07 April 2017 21:05
Here are 15 key notes on orthopedic and spine device companies from the past week.