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Here are six spine and neurosurgeons making headlines.
Here are 11 spine surgeons and neurosurgeons that joined new organizations, moved locations or received promotions in November 2017.

3. The regulatory challenges curtailing spine care

By Anuja Vaidya | Thursday, 30 November 2017 21:06
Four spine surgeons discuss the regulations that they believe stand in the way of patient care.
Five hospitals joined NeuroPoint Alliance's Quality Outcomes Database.

5. 10 spine surgeon leaders to know

By Mackenzie Garrity | Thursday, 30 November 2017 16:43
Here are 10 spine surgeon leaders to know.
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for Nov. 30, 2017.
Physicians at Froedtert Hospital & the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, are using a new app to improve brain mapping, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Roswell, Ga.-based North Fulton Medical Center will pay a patient $8 million as a result of a seven-day trial in the Fulton County State Court, according to Daily Report.
A new study published in Spine examines the trends in chiropractic care for back pain based on a 2012 National Health Interview survey.
New technologies and techniques continue to benefit spine surgeons and spine patients and will help drive the industry in the future.

11. 3 spine surgeons give thanks

By Anuja Vaidya | Tuesday, 28 November 2017 20:08
Three spine surgeons share what they are most thankful for, professionally and personally.
Despite being barred in 2014 and fired in 2016, Mohamed Eleraky, MD, is still on staff at the Montgomery (Miss.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center and being paid his $339,177 without performing surgeries for three and a half years, the Clarion Ledger reports.
Jay Jagannathan, MD, joined the Helen Newberry (Mich.) Joy Hospital Specialty Clinic.
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery compares outcomes for orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons for various spine procedures.
Pathological sacral fractures, such as sacral insufficiency fractures, are common among certain subsets of the population. Sacral insufficiency fractures are typically diagnosed in a frail elderly patient who experiences pain preventing or limiting ambulation. The most common cause is osteoporosis. Many other conditions lead to weakening of the bones that predispose to these insufficiency fractures. The most common are people on chronic steroids, poor nutrition, radiation exposure, and in those with cancer.
Frank Phillips, MD, director of spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has been on the forefront of spine care and development throughout his career. He was an early proponent of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and is now turning his attention to value-based care in the spine space.
Neel Anand, MD, received the Andrew M. Swanson, MD, Memorial Spine Award from New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery's alumni association.
Resurgens Spine Center welcomed Uzondu Agochukwu, MD, to its team, according to South Metro Neighbor.
Amid speculation of when Columbia-based University of Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr. would return, the fresman opted to undergo spine surgery performed by Andrew Dossett, MD, missing the rest of the season, according to St. Louis Post-Disptach.
A new study published in Clinical Spine Surgery examines how anemia and blood transfusions affect the length of stay and readmission rates for spine surgery patients.
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