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University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Vancouver-based University of British Columbia researchers studied the connection between spinal cord regeneration and aging, according to Healthcanal.
Ted Price, PhD, of University of Texas Dallas, discovered a neurological mechanism that impacts pain reduction, according to Medical Xpress. Pain published the findings.
A new study published in Spine compares cost-effectiveness of operative and non-operative treatment for geriatric type-II odontoid fractures.
Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences in Pakistan hosted a two-day "Indus Neurosciences Conference," according to Business Recorder.
The spine industry has significantly evolved over the last few decades — a transformation described as "night and day" by pediatric and adult scoliosis surgeon Behrooz Akbarnia, MD, past Scoliosis Research Society president and founder of San Diego Spine Foundation.
Here are seven spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.
Minimally invasive spinal surgery requires surgeons master microsurgical techniques. Surgeons must become well acquainted with the operating microscope and an array of microsurgical tools designed for decompression, disc preparation, implant placement and complication management through small tubular access ports.
The 2015 North American Spine Society annual meeting included a roundtable discussion on recommendations for improving the value of spine care. The panel included many different stakeholders.
Pomona, Calif.-based Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare opened its new Medical Surgical Wing on April 1, according to Champion Newspapers.
Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medical Center awarded William Thorell, MD, the Lyal G. Leibrock, M.D. Chair of Neurosurgery, according to Scottsbluff Star Herald.
Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital surgeons performed Long Island's first spine surgery using Medtronic's O-arm Surgical Imaging System, according to Northwell Health.
A Sri Lanka teen is traveling to Texas to undergo complex spine surgery, according to kxan.
The North American Spine Society developed coverage recommendations for coccygectomy, electrical stimulation for bone healing and facet joint interventions; the society is now offering a 30-day comment period on the recommendations.
William Miller, MD, and Glenn Trent, MD, joined Harris Regional Hospital, according to a report from The Sylva Herald.
A new study published in Spine examines how inpatient resources are used for adult spinal deformity patients.
Lake Health, a provider of healthcare in Northeast Ohio, entered an agreement to join EmployerDirect's network, according to Crain's Cleveland Business.
Austin, Texas-based Genesys Spine opened its on-site cadaveric lab, according to BioSpace.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 31, 2016.
Arrowhead Health Centers, a multi-disciplinary medical practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., is introducing new pain management treatments.
Spine surgeons often depend on the "art of medicine" to treat their patients. They rely on their experience, knowledge and expertise to diagnose and treat a variety of spine conditions and back pain issues. However, healthcare is moving toward evidence-based medicine and there may not be as much room for interpretation in the future.
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