Written by Mary Rechtoris | Monday, 28 November 2016 19:52
Orthopedic spine surgeon Kam Raiszadeh, MD, wrote a book titled, "Take Back Control: A Surgeon's Guide to Healing Your Spine Without Medications or Surgery," as chronic back pain continues to gain prevalence globally, according to Rancho Santa Fe Review.
Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:41
Michael Roh, MD, and Fred Sweet, MD, of Illinois-based Rockford Spine Center, attended the Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting & Course in Prague, Czech Republic.
Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:34
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has entered into a partnership with Oxford University Press.
Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:32
Researchers investigated the prevalence of undiagnosed osteoporosis in patients receiving transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, according to Medscape. Spine published the study.
Written by Dr. Todd H. Lanman | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 17:00
In the last half of the 20th century, patients who needed surgery for two-level cervical disease almost certainly were treated with anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).
Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:33
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 23, 2016.
9. Cell-based therapy for spinal disc regeneration — Dr. Domagoj Coric discusses how far it's come & how far it has to goWritten by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 14:28
Discogenic pain has long been treated in the most aggressive manner, with entire disc removal. This surgery eradicates the disc's function, however, impacting a patient's range of motion and ability to absorb shock.
10. 6 things to know on spinal deformity surgery for patients 60+ years old — volume, complications & costWritten by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 23 November 2016 09:42
A new study published in The Spine Journal examined whether the increase in spinal deformity patients age 60 and older was associated with more complications.
Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 18:04
Vishad Sukul, MD, joined Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center's neurosurgery department, according to timesunion.
Written by Mary Rechtoris | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 17:49
The global spine surgery market is expected to rapidly expand over the next three years, a Market Research Report found, according to medGadget.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 22 November 2016 11:15
A new study published in The Spine Journal examined the oblique lateral interbody fusion, examining whether the technique can overcome challenges with traditional fusion approaches.
Written by Jessica Kim Cohen | Monday, 21 November 2016 23:12
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty have become increasingly controversial, after several studies appeared to demonstrate that patients treated with these procedures experienced outcomes no better than those who were treated with sham surgery. However, in the push to integrate these findings into clinical practice, some physicians worry the dialogue between how research impacts clinicians, insurers and public perception has lost its nuance.
Written by Megan Wood | Monday, 21 November 2016 19:30
Up from 12,794 in 2004, 21,393 adults in Pennsylvania received spinal fusions in 2014, based on a state-released study, according to the Post-Gazette. This rise in the number of spinal fusions is drawing concern, however, as the procedures are costly and complicated.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Friday, 18 November 2016 20:09
Fifteen spine surgeons discuss the most important technological and technique-based innovations in spine care over the last 10 years.
Written by Megan Wood | Friday, 18 November 2016 18:24
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City received a Spinal Cord Injury Model System grant from the National Institute of Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research.
Written by Eric Oliver | Friday, 18 November 2016 14:46
Here are five spine surgeons in the headlines for the week of Nov. 18, 2016.
Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 17 November 2016 22:55
Five spine surgeons weigh in on the qualities that high-performing spine leaders possess.