Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush conducts spine surgery study for golfers: 4 things to know

Written by Megan Wood | April 06, 2016 | Print  |

Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush and Oak Brook, Ill-based Athletico Golf are conducting a return-to-play study for golfers needing spine surgery due to back or neck pain.

Here are four things to know:


1. Spine surgeons Kern Singh, MD, and Frank Phillips, MD, will lead the study alongside Joe Estes, PT, DPT, of Athletico.


2. The study will analyze three-dimensional motion to evaluate a golfer's game before and after spine surgery.


3. Athletico's Golf Performance Center staff will evaluate a participant's swing, strength and flexibility.


4. The researchers will analyze patients before surgery, six weeks post-surgery, three months post-surgery and six months post-surgery.


"Having such detailed information will allow us to define expectations following surgery, as well as protocols for safe return to play," said Dr. Singh.


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