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The Joint Commission gave Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast's Spine Center the Gold Seal of Approval, according to a NWF Daily News report.
New York Mets captain David Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis earlier this year and recently met with renowned sports injury and spine specialist Robert Watkins, MD, in Los Angeles this past week, according to an SB Nation report.
The spine field landscape is changing in many ways, including patient demographics and how surgeons are reaching those patients.
A new study published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines free-hand screw placement accuracy using a new method that includes localized entry points.
This article is sponsored by Medtronic.   Lateral spine surgery has been an effective procedure for the past decade; now, Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF at L2-L5) gives surgeons lateral access while preserving the psoas and avoiding the iliac crest.
While opioids are a go-to strategy for pain management after spine or orthopedic surgery, there is an opioid-reducing strategy that has been employed successfully.
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines the most common misconceptions patients have about spine surgery.
FirstHealth Neurosurgery is using a new device for two-level cervical disc replacement surgery, according to a Your Daily Journal report.
Here are 10 spine surgeons who were featured in the news this week.
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, GW Hospital and The GW Medical Faculty Associates appointed Raj Rao, MD, department of orthopedic surgery chair.

11. 8 key thoughts on improving spine surgery meta-analyses

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 21 May 2015 00:00
How can spine researchers improve their meta-analyses?
David Siambanes, MD, was featured in a WMAZ 13 report discussing a unique spine surgery he performed on a young patient to remove a tumor from his spine.
A new report in Uncover California examines a study conducted at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center comparing the oral steroid prednisone to a placebo for patients with sciatica.
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for May 21, 2015.
Deion Sanders, Bill Walton and Billy Beane will give keynote addresses at the 13th Annual Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC Conference + The Future of Spine, held in Chicago on June 11 to 13.
Spine surgeon and Lumin Health Founder Douglas Won, MD, awarded a scholarship for academic achievement to a local high school student.
Scott Nelson, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Loma Linda University Medical Center, was recently providing medical care to the earthquake victims in Nepal when aftershocks rocked his operating room, according to a report from The Sun.
The first patient was treated with an anatomically-adapted three-dimensional printed titanium fusion implant.
The Spine Journal published a study examining the non-medical factors for spine trauma patient transfer at Level III and Level IV trauma centers.
The bone morphogenetic protein market shows sluggish growth in some areas, according to a Research and Markets report.
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