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Here are 10 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.
The likelihood of injured workers getting back surgery depends on the area of the country in which they seek treatment, according to a new study from the Workers Compensation Research Institute.
Richard Fessler, MD, was elected to the Lawrence University Board of Trustees, according to a Winnetka Talk report.

4. 5 key notes on what's new in cervical spine surgery

Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 26 June 2015 00:00
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery published an article about recent treatment trends in cervical spine disorders.
Albert Telfeian, MD, of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital, performed the first endoscopic extraction of a spinal tumor of a patient while the patient was awake, according to Cancer Therapy.
Clinical Professor of Surgery, Director, Spine Trauma at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center Neel Anand, MD, discusses how spine surgeons are thinking about population health, and who is responsible for educating patients about proper spine care in the future.
Ali A. Baaj, MD, is joining the department of neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College-New York Presbyterian Hospital in August.
A new study published in Spinal Deformity examines patient-reported outcomes for adult spinal deformity.
Physicians at Sandra and Malcolm Berman Brain & Spine Institute in Baltimore have devised the STAR tumor ablation system, a device reducing pain from spinal tumors and enhancing patients' quality of life, according to News-Medical.Net.
Here six spine surgeons discuss the moments in their career that have inspired and stayed with them.
The Supreme Court ruled nationwide tax subsidies for health insurance exchanges are here to stay, according to a report from The New York Times.
Here are seven things for spinal surgeons to know for June 25, 2015.
A new study published in The Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques examines navigation and O-arm-guided pedicle screw placement with navigation compared to pedicle screw placement with fluoroscopy.
Patients suffering from ankylosing spondylitis have a great risk of developing acute anterior uveitis, according to MedPage Today.
The National Athletic Trainers' Association is requesting a change in the way providers treat sports-related spine injuries, according to the Tampa Tribune.
The neurosurgery department at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is offering tele-consultations for patients all over the world, according to a Canyon News report.
United Regional hospital in Texas acquired the Mazor Renaissance robotic spine surgery system.

18. Kiva vs. balloon kyphoplasty: Is one better? 5 key notes

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:00
The KAST study — Kiva Safety and Effectiveness Trial — was a multicenter, randomized controlled trial to evaluate treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures with the Kiva system.
Orthopedic spine surgeon James Rice, MD, joined Clark Regional Medical Center, according to the Central KY News.
How are physicians — especially specialists — interacting with population health?
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