Medications should be coupled with physical therapy, exercise programs and treatment of the underlying degenerative disease process and medical illness.
As medicine continues to embrace machine learning, a new study suggests how scientists may use artificial intelligence to predict how cancer may affect the probability of fractures along the spinal column.
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is widely used to treat spinal disorders. The fusion involves placing a bone graft or “cage” and/or implants where the surgically removed damaged disc was originally located to stabilize and strengthen the area. The risk factors for cage migration are multifactorial and include patient, radiological characteristics, surgical techniques and postoperative factors. A study is the first to evaluate the effect of the range of motion, cage migration and penetration using variable angle screws and cervical spine models. The plate developed and tested by the researchers provided directional stability and excellent fusion, showing promising clinical outcomes for patients with degenerative cervical spine disease.
A new study finds that some children with cerebral palsy scoliosis do not require pelvic fixation when undergoing growing rod treatment. Researchers say if the pelvic tilt and lower lumbar spine tilt are small enough, screws may not need to be inserted into the pelvis to anchor growing rods, potentially avoiding several complications.
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.
Announcement of articles in the June 2021 issue of Neurosurgical Focus.
Two thirds of all pediatric spinal fractures, especially in the adolescent population, occur in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) where seatbelts are not utilized, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Routinely collected data on patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery do not provide a valid basis for assessing and comparing hospital performance on patient safety outcomes, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
For patients undergoing spinal surgery, the diagnosis of cannabis use disorder is associated with higher complication rates, including substantially increased risks of stroke and respiratory complications, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Rush University’s Center for Innovative and Lifelong Learning (CILL) is leading the way in innovative education in the field of orthopedics. Launching the Rush International Spine Education (RISE) initiative, the world’s first academically supported, international program in blended learning for spine specialists.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco has added an innovative operating room technology aimed at improving patient safety during spine surgery.
MONTCLAIR, New Jersey (September 8, 2020) – Mountainside Medical Center has announced that Robert. F. Heary will take on the new role as Medical Director of the Spine Program. In this new role, Dr. Heary will oversee the Montclair Spine Center at Mountainside Medical Center to ensure the organization and delivery of excellent, timely, evidence-based care.
Many studies published by major spinal surgery journals do not include full disclosure of researchers’ financial conflicts of interest (COIs), reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
Latest technology and minimally invasive approach to correct most common form of scoliosis
In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue.
Researchers showed in animal models that spinal discs’ default injury response can be temporarily stopped to allow for better treatment
Most states reimburse less for spinal surgery in Medicaid patients, compared to Medicare reimbursement for the same procedures, reports a study in Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.