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Open TLIF associated with longer hospital stay, higher rates of ASD at 5 years

October 23, 2014

BOSTON — Minimally invasive fusion, rather than open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, is recommended for single-level disc degeneration, according to a speaker here.

Vinay R. Deshmukh, MD, and colleagues conducted a study in which open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) was associated with a nearly three-times-higher rate of surgery for symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration (ASD) compared with minimally invasive surgery (MIS) at 5 years after surgery (22.7% vs. 9.3%, respectively). Deshmukh presented the study results during the Congress of Neurological Surgery Annual Meeting.

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Pediatric physical therapist talks emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of ACL injuries

October 23, 2014
DEAL, N.J. — Maureen C. Suhr, PT, DPT, PCS, talks about the emerging trends in treatment and rehabilitation of pediatric athletes who sustain an ACL injury at…

Morale rises, but more physicians feel overextended

October 23, 2014
An increasing number of physicians reported they are overextended or at full capacity, according to results of a national survey conducted this year of more than 20,000…

Life Spine announces FDA clearance of Long Bow interbody system

October 23, 2014
Life Spine announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) marketing clearance to the Long Bow Expandable Lateral Interbody System.The…
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Lyme Arthritis of the Pediatric Ankle

Orthopedics, October 2014, Volume 37 Issue 10
Lyme arthritis results from acute inflammation caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. The number of cases per…
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Adjacent Segment Disease

Adjacent Segment Disease
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Best detection methods for dorsal screw penetration in treating distal radius fractures

October 21, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. — At the Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Lisa K. Cannada, MD, spoke about her study on…
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