Stephen Courtney, MD, a spine surgeon with Plano (Texas) Orthopedic Sports Medicine & Spine Center, has performed the first lateral lumbar plate surgery with Eminent Spine’s Black Diamond Rattlesnake implant system.
North Shore Medical Center honored Terence P. Doorly, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon, with its 2014 Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award.
A retrospective study published in Spine examines intraoperative neuromonitoring for single-level spine surgery for quality and cost analysis.
Could a neurosurgeon become president of the United States?

5. Prospective spine care registries: The next frontier?

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00
Gathering data is critically important in today's healthcare environment, and many surgeons are part of health systems that do so. They gather some data at their practices or surgery centers and analyze the numbers for better results.

6. Dr. Joseph Adel joins St. Mary's of Michigan

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 10 November 2014 00:00
Joseph Adel, MD, joined the medical staff of Saginaw-based St. Mary's of Michigan, according to a MLive report.

7. SI joint fusion could explode by 2020 — 5 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
A new study from iData Research shows the decision to provide a Category I CPT code to minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion beginning in January 2015.

8. Dr. Ann Marie Flannery joins Women's & Children's Hospital

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 07 November 2014 23:04
Women's & Children's Hospital in Lafayette, La., added Ann Marie Flannery, MD, to its physician team.

9. What makes spine surgeons apprehensive about the future?

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 07 November 2014 18:55
  Three spine surgeons discuss their concerns regarding the future of spine surgery and the industry.
A group of spine surgeon researchers examined whether triaging spine surgery referrals through a multidisciplinary care pathway created more value than the conventional referral process and published their findings in Spine.
Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons who were in the news over this past week.
An article published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques examines pedicle screw breaches for percutaneous screw placement.
Peter Nakaji, MD, and Peter Vajkoczy, MD, signed on as editor-in-chiefs of Thieme eNeurosurgery.

14. 8 things for spine surgeons to know for Thursday — Nov. 6

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:59
  Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 6, 2014.
A study published in Spine examines the physical and psychological comorbidity associated with spine-related disability.
Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and the Spine Center at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville have installed the EOS Imaging system at its outpatient pavilion.
Here are six spine surgeons who performed surgeries on professional athletes over the last year.
Are magnetically-controlled growing rods better than traditional growing rods for early-onset scoliosis?

19. New England Neck and Spine Institute adds Dr. Tung Nguyen

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 04 November 2014 16:46
Tung T. Nguyen, MD, joined the New England Neck and Spine Institute in Nashua, N.H., according to a report by The Telegraph.
Depending on where you live, your treatment for spinal stenosis could be different.
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