1. Dr. Kalid Kurtom to lead medical mission trip to Jordan

Written by Adam Schrag | Wednesday, 01 March 2017 18:57
Kalid Kurtom, MD, of Baltimore-based University of Maryland Community Medical Group will lead a medical mission trip to Jordan, where he will treat Syrian refugees free of charge, according to The Star Democrat.
Here are three spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations, received promotions or moved locations in February 2017.
A new study published in The Spine Journal examined whether patient reported outcomes are predictive of patient satisfaction five years after anterior cervical spine surgery.
Alexander Ghanayem, MD, of Maywood, Ill.-based Loyola University Medical Center department of orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation has treated Maywood fire chief Tracy Kenny who had suffered from leg, hip and back pain for over a decade.
A recent study published in Spine found cervical disc arthroplasty treats pain more effectively than ACDF.

6. 50 things to know about the spine industry | 2017

Written by Megan Wood | Monday, 27 February 2017 12:06
With a potentially new era of healthcare upon us, spine surgeons are bracing for more change in 2017. One trend, however, is not losing steam this year, as spine surgeons continue to struggle with falling reimbursements.
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:

11. 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.

18. 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.
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