18 Recent Spine Surgery Studies and Findings


Here are 18 articles on spine surgery studies and their findings within the last month.

Patients that underwent surgery for discogenic back pain showed greater improvement at one year than those that underwent non-surgical treatment, according to a study published in The Spine Journal.


An article recently published in The Spine Journal found that survival rate for primary spinal fusion in adult scoliosis patients was 89.8 percent at one year postoperatively.


Psychological distress can have an impact on outcomes for spinal disorder treatment, and a new article in The Spine Journal has identified clinical predictors of psychological distress.


The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery recently published a retrospective matched case control study examining the association between perioperative allogeneic transfusion volume and postoperative infection for lumbar spine surgery patients.


Findings from a new study published in The Spine Journal question off-label use for BMP in primary cervical spine fusions.


A new article in The Spine Journal recently examined the long-term change in health-related quality of life for patients undergoing surgical treatment for focal lumbar spinal stenosis compared with patients who underwent surgery for hip or knee osteoarthritis.


A group of surgeons and researchers studied 265 consecutive patients with scoliosis treated by posterior spinal fusion to examine how often postoperative images detected an implant-related complication that prompted a revision surgery, and published their results in Spine.


Donald S. Corenman, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at The Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., has completed research on the effects of failed less invasive spine surgery on lumbar spinal fusion outcomes.


A team of researchers recently published an article in Spine examining posterolateral instrumented lumbar fusion using rhBMP-2.


Ambulatory lumbar discectomy access is most common among white, male patients with private insurance and in a higher volume hospital setting, according to an article recently published in The Spine Journal.


Spine surgeons and researchers from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine department of neurosurgery published an article in The Spine Journal earlier this year analyzing current trends in surgeon and hospital fee distribution for lumbar laminectomy.


A study recently published in Spine compares the outcomes and cost of spinal fusion for cervical spinal trauma when patients are admitted on the weekday versus the weekend.


Spine surgeon researchers recently published an article in the Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques comparing axial and anterior interbody fusions of the L5-S1 segment.


Several factors could predispose patients older than 60 years to have further injury found on MRI but missed on CT scans after cervical spine fractures, according to a report in The Spine Journal.


A study recently published in The Spine Journal compared the neurologic deficits among patients undergoing lateral lumbar interbody fusion with and without recombinant bone morphogenetic progtein-2.


A study published in the recent issue of The Spine Journal analyzed the perioperative costs associated with single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.


Patients with mild, moderate and severe cervical spondylotic myelopathy showed improvement in functional, disability-related and quality-of-life outcomes one year after undergoing surgical decompression surgery, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


An article published in the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques compared the clinical and radiologic outcomes of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures with and without pedicle screw support in patients with degenerative disc disease.

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