Written by Laura Miller | Friday, 21 March 2014 09:56
A new prospective multicenter study evaluating whether freehand pedicle screw fixation in pediatric spinal deformity correction reduced surgeon radiation exposure was published in Spine.
Written by Laura Miller | Thursday, 20 March 2014 16:28
Spine surgeons trained on traditional open procedures are transitioning to less invasive procedures as quality and cost-effectiveness studies show MIS not only has advantages for the patients but also healthcare spending.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:46
Here four spine surgeons discuss how spine industry leadership is evolving.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:17
Andrew Moulton, MD, of Sarasota (Fla.) Orthopedic Associates, has returned from a humanitarian mission trip to the Dominican Republic, according to a Herald-Tribune report.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 20 March 2014 13:14
In a Texas Back Institute blog post, the physicians of the institute shared their opinion on which teams they expect will make the "Final Four" of the NCAA college basketball tournament.
Written by Laura Miller | Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:23
An article recently published in Spine identified the factors impacting hospital length of stay after elective posterior lumbar fusion.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 20 March 2014 07:55
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 20, 2014.
Written by Laura Miller | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:57
Entrepreneurial-minded spine surgeons have a long history of opening and succeeding with their own private practices; some even built large specialty groups with multidisciplinary services.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 10:48
Here are four spine and neurosurgeons who recently assumed new leadership positions.
Written by Laura Miller | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:53
UCLA Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery Arya Nick Shamie, MD, performed spine surgery yesterday that was broadcast to Tehran University of Medical Services in Iran, according to a UCLA Center for World Health news release.
Written by Laura Miller | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:51
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines the cost savings of using intrawound vancomycin during posterior instrumented spine surgery.
14. Dr. Zoher Ghogawala to Lead 3-Year Study That Compares Cervical Spondolytic Myelopathy TreatmentsWritten by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:42
Zoher Ghogawala, MD, is leading a three-year study at 10 U.S. medical centers to compare three different surgical techniques to treat cervical spondolytic myelopathy and will create a national outcomes registry to serve as a guide for surgeons performing CSM procedures, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Written by Laura Miller | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 09:37
Caring for adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis is a field ripe for development. In advanced cases, surgeons have few surgical options: fusions or complex procedures with growing systems.
Written by Laura Miller | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 08:54
The March 15 issue of Spine includes an analysis of the current trends and demographics in cervical spine surgery outcomes.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 17 March 2014 15:20
Increasing surgical duration for single-level lumbar fusion is associated with a wide array of complications, according to a study in Spine.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 17 March 2014 11:42
Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Sanford Health announced the establishment of a personalized wellness program for spine surgery patients — the Sanford Center for Spine Success.