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Lali Sekhon, MD, of Sierra Neurosurgery Group, was the first physician in northern Nevada to perform an oblique lumbar interbody fusion.

2. Bioabsorbable cervical spacers, BMP safety: 5 key findings

Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 11:08
A study conducted at Georgia Spine and Neurosurgery Center and published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery examines the safety and efficacy of bioabsorbable cervical spacers with low-dose rhBMP-2 in multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
Here are 100 statistics on compensation for orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, advanced practitioners and medical office staff from numerous reports and surveys.
A new study published in Spine examines how patient-reported insomnia in patients with chronic disabling occupational musculoskeletal disorders responded to a functional restoration program.
UC San Diego Health is recruiting patients with spinal cord injury to test a new treatment based on neural stem cell research, according to a Times of San Diego report.
A new healthcare-focused podcast in Los Angeles will feature a series including Marina Spine Center's Robert G. Watkins IV, MD, and David Chang, MD.
Little Rock-based Arkansas Spine and Pain is converting its satellite office in Conway, Ark., to a full-time practice, according to a report by The Cabin.
Santa Rosa Orthopaedics in Milton, Fla., named Christian Athanassious, MD, co-director of its total spine health program, according to a report by The Press Democrat.
Mark Foster, MD, joined the medical staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, N.C., according to a Port City Daily report.

10. Dr. Alexander Vaccaro named Rothman Institute president

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 11 August 2014 15:06
  Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD, has been elected president of Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute and appointed chairman of orthopedics at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University.
Tampa, Fla.-based Laser Spine Institute adds Jeffrey F. Shall, MD, to its newly opened Cleveland location and Thomas Francavilla, MD, to its new Cincinnati location.

12. Dr. Hooman Melamed joins DISC Sports & Spine Center

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Monday, 11 August 2014 13:11
DISC Sports & Spine Center in Newport Beach (Calif.) added Hooman M. Melamed, MD, to its medical staff, according to a Newport Beach Independent report.
Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FAANS, has been named president-elect of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, according to a Lebanon Daily News report.

14. ACDF 30-day morbidity: 5 things to know

Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 11 August 2014 10:00
A study published in the August edition of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery examines the 30-day morbidity after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
  Spine surgeon leaders traditionally held a few key roles, including teaching appointments, national organization committee chairs, hospital department heads or serving on a device company board. But today, with the focus in healthcare shifting toward evidence-based medicine, the most valuable leadership position is becoming the sustainable spine care champion.
Valdosta-based South Georgia Medical Center announced the affiliation of spine surgeon Paul D. Lane Jr, MD, according a Valdosta Today report.
Here are 10 orthopedic spine and neurosurgeons in the news this week.
  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published a study analyzing deep surgical site infection in patients with growing-rod treatment for early-onset scoliosis.

19. 12 key lateral spine surgery studies

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 07 August 2014 12:45
Here are 12 studies on lateral spine surgery examining clinical and cost-effectiveness of the procedure.

20. Good news for spine surgery: 4 surgeons on positive trends

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 07 August 2014 11:48
Four spine surgeons discuss what they see as the most positive trends and advancements in spine surgery.
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