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A new study published in Spine examines how depression and bipolar disorder affect patients who undergo spinal surgery.
A study published in Spine investigated the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring for anterior cervical spine surgery.
Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University admitted its first female black neurosurgery resident, Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, on March 17, 2017, according to okayafrica.com.

4. The 2 big risk factors for lumbar fusion hematoma

Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:44
A new study published in Spine examined the risk factors for postoperative hematoma that required reoperation among patients who underwent single-level lumbar fusion.
Former NFL player Myron Rolle matched with Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard University for his neurosurgery residency, according to Yahoo! Sports.
A new study published in Spine examines potential airway complications for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons appointed Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, of St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine, to its board of directors.
A New York City-based NYU Langone Medical Center study presented at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego shows patients with spinal deformities are more likely to suffer hip dislocation or follow-up revision surgery after total hip replacement.
Here are 12 spine surgeons who made the news this week:
A new study published in Spine examines the health-related quality of life for adult spinal deformity patients who undergo surgical correction.

11. 5 spine surgeons on key practice investments

Written by Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:02
Five spine surgeons share the most successful professional investments they have made over the course of their careers.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has joined the investigation of Swedish-Cherry Hill's neurosciences institute in Seattle, The Seattle Times reports.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 16, 2017.

14. Spinal fusion price in 30 largest US cities

Written by Laura Dyrda | Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:25
Of the 30 largest cities in the U.S., San Jose, Calif., is the most expensive place to receive cervical spine surgery, according to Healthcare Blue Book.
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery researchers studied the effect of using bone morphogenetic proteins in pediatric spinal fusion. The FDA has not approved BMP use in children, however, up to 17 percent of pediatric spinal fusions use BMP off-label.
A new study published in Spine examines the costs associated with anterior cervical fusions based on the volume of procedures the surgeon performs.
Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital researchers investigated the impact of combined physician-patient orthopedic treatment decisions, according to Medical Xpress.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently reclassified semi-rigid spinal stabilization systems from Class III to Class II offering a regulatory pathway to 510(k) clearance in the United States for innovative devices using PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer based rods from Invibio Biomaterial Solutions.
Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director for New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, recently discussed the future of orthopedics in an interview with Medscape.
To Fuse or Not to Fuse: How Artificial Disc Replacement, Hybrid Fusion, and Fusion Alternatives are Changing the World of Spinal Fusion, by Karsten Ritter-Lang, MD, and Jan Spiller, MD, has become an Amazon #1 bestseller.
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