Children and teens getting spinal surgery don’t need so many opioids, study suggests

Children and teens with scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion can be prescribed fewer opioids while still receiving adequate pain control after surgery, a new study finds. Patients receiving preoperative education on the risks of opioids and the importance of nonopioid pain management options consumed fewer opioids after surgery.

HSS Study Evaluates Robotic- and Navigation-Assisted Pedicle Screw Placement in Adult Degenerative Spinal Surgery

Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery launched a study to evaluate the accuracy of robotic- and navigation-assisted technology in the placement of pedicle screws in spine surgery. They also set out to determine the extra time needed in the operating room when implementing the new system.