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Three renowned spine surgeons are joining New York-Presbyterian Hospital this summer to establish a comprehensive spine hospital.
The medical management of muscular skeletal disorders and injuries remains the most prevalent and costly service of the U.S. healthcare system.

3. 10 pain physicians in the headlines — March 26, 2015

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00
Here are 10 pain management physicians who were in the news over the past month.

4. Study: 4 new risk factors for low back pain

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00
Nicotine dependence, obesity, alcohol abuse and depressive disorders are risk factors for low back pain, according to new research presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 24 to March 28 in Las Vegas.

5. 5 key points on spine fellowship academic productivity

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 25 March 2015 00:00
How academically productive are spine surgeon faculty members of spine fellowship programs?
Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast in Florida now has the Mazor Robotic Spine System, according to a My Panhandle report.
Sacroiliac joint fusions are a relatively new area for spine surgeons to treat, and a few different companies are developing technology to treat SI joint dysfunction through minimally invasive procedures.
Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute has donated more than 25,000 meals through its Give & Grub food truck program, according to an NHL News report.
South Texas Spinal Clinic in San Antonio recently established a new division dedicated to stem cell therapy treatments, called The Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas in San Antonio, according to a San Antonio Express-News report.
Ben Carson, MD, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and potential presidential candidate, joined the board of directors for HomeCentris Healthcare, according to a 12 spine, neurosurgeon JDs to knowin the Baltimore Sun.
A new study published in Spine examines implant materials for spinal surgery.

12. New scoliosis treatment, faster patient recovery

Written by Brandon Howard | Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00
Lee Segal, MD, of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is seeing recovery times of spine surgery improve over the years, reports Courier Post Online.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine announced its 2015 Pain Medicine Fellowship Excellence Award Recipients — Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and Boston-based Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN Sanjay Gupta, MD, received the Alfred I. duPont Award for his coverage of medical marijuana, according to a Newswise report.

15. 6 key points on adult spinal deformity outcomes scores

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00
A new study published in Spine examines the minimum clinically important difference threshold for Scoliosis Research Society-22R patients.
Successfully running a spine practice can be much harder than most physicians expect.
Here are 10 spine and neurosurgeons who were in the news this week.
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons support the House of Representatives' legislation that would repeal and replace Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula.
A new study published in The Spine Journal examines risk factors for surgical site infection in pediatric scoliosis surgery.
Outcomes measures for patients with back pain in Minnesota could change, and the North American Spine Society hopes a recent letter to the measure development team could influence broad implementation.
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