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1. 5-year reoperation rates for scoliosis surgery

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | Wednesday, 28 June 2017 20:35
A study published in Spine examined the revision rates after scoliosis surgery in adolescents and young adults. The study included 1,435 patients who underwent surgery from 1995 to 2009.
Good Morning America and Inside Edition featured Baron Lonner, MD, of New York City-based Mount Sinai Hospital.
A new study published in Spine examines vertebroplasty for workers compensation patients with thoracolumbar fractures.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass., welcomed Louis Jenis, MD, as new chief medical and innovation officer, the Worcester Business Journal reports.
Samaritan Neurosurgery in Corvallis, Ore., welcomed spine surgeon Wael Ghacham, MD, according to the Gazette-Times.
Khalid Kurtom, MD, of Easton-based University of Maryland Community Medical Group, will deliver a presentation on a recent mission trip to Jordan on June 29, according to myeasternshoremd.com.
The Spine Journal published a new study examining the gap between the best and worst performing hospitals for 90-day spine surgery episodes of care.
Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, an investigative journalist by trade, published a book in May examining the back pain and spine surgery industries.
Lumbar disc replacements have been available in the U.S. for more than a decade, but a new article in Clinical Spine Surgery examines why they haven't become a common procedure.
The global neurosurgery market is expected to grow through 2021, according to a Persistence Market Research analysis.
David Duffner, MD, received the honor of a 2017 Top Doctor in Palms Spring, Calif., according to MENAFN.com.
Here are 14 spine and neurosurgeons in the news this week.
New York City-based Columbia University Medical Center researchers investigated the underlying causes of chronic pain, according to AANS Neurosurgeon.
Here are seven key stories on outpatient spine trends and news.
A new study published in The Spine Journal compares transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures to treat lumbar spondylolisthesis.

16. 5 surgeons weigh in on spine surgery cost containment

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 22 June 2017 22:18
Five spine surgeons give advice on controlling the cost of spine procedures.
Dwight Saulle, MD, a neurosurgeon at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, W.Va., is using the SI-BONE iFuse Implant System to treat patients with chronic back pain, The State Journal reports.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for June 22, 2017.

19. 5 key notes on orthopedic residency chair production

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 22 June 2017 10:22
A new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the publication productivity of orthopedic surgeons who chair their departments.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals teamed up with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association to create the Pain Stewardship Program.
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