This is a list of 10 spine surgeons who are using stem cells to promote healing during spinal procedures in their practice or who are researching and innovating in the field of spinal biologics. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement of a surgeons' or organization's clinical abilities.
Published in Spine
The field of primary care low back pain research is progressing slowly, but there have been several important developments that could enhance the research and primary care practice, according to an article published in Spine.
Published in Spine
The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America has honored two orthopedic surgeons with awards for outstanding practice and research, according to a report in AAOS Now.
Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va., recently received a $5 million endowment for its sports medicine translational research center from the Cline Family Foundation and another $5 million from the Virginia Research Trust Fund's Bucks for Brains program, according to a WBOY report.
A new toolkit funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will help small- and medium-sized physician practices analyze their workflow with the effect of health information technology implementation, according to the AHRQ website.
As part of healthcare reform's initiative to lower the cost of healthcare, the Independent Payment Advisory Board and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute were formed to make decisions about the procedures Medicare will cover. IPAB will develop proposals guiding Medicare as to which treatment methods are necessary and acceptable for coverage while PCORI is charged with conducing evidence-based research for patients and physicians to enhance treatment pathways. Both IPAB and PCORI are led by a small number of people consisting of select medical and non-medical professionals.
Published in Pain Management
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine presented an award for excellence in research in orthopedic sports medicine to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians, according to a practice news release.
Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports medicine's annual meeting showed that baseline cognitive testing for youth athletes is an important part of concussion assessment, according to an organization news release.
Four orthopedic sports medicine physicians discuss current use of platelet-rich plasma injections for athletes and whether they think the treatment will stand up to evidence-based research.
Alexandra Kirkley, MD, will be inducted posthumously into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Hall of Fame later this week, according to an organization news release.
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