Spine Surgery Today


The following articles appeared in the print edition of SPINE SURGERY TODAY.

Table of Contents

Overlapping and staggered surgeries: Is it a major problem or sign of efficiency?

Stryker introduces 3-D printed posterior lumbar cage

Findings show 5-year results with two-level cervical TDR were superior to ACDF

Radiographic ALD progression linked to long-term CADR implant motion

Patients treated for AIS showed persistent cervical malalignment signs at 30-year follow-up

Medicrea receives FDA approval for reportedly first patient-specific cervical rod

Survey: Spine surgeons have insufficient anatomy knowledge related to foot drop

Study showed 40% of patients remained nonsmokers at 1 year after spine fusion

System helped classify adverse events in spine surgery patients

5 Questions

A conversation with Gary R. Simonds, MD

Cover Story

Amid advances in DNA testing, exams and radiographs still best for AIS diagnosis

In the Journals

Asymptomatic spinal schwannomas may not need surgical treatment

Meeting News Coverage

Pedicle subtraction osteotomy failure may be mitigated by not using titanium and narrow rods

Study finds outpatient ACDF feasible based on 30-day outcomes

Patients’ insurance type, gender, race cited as predictors of surgical approach for CSM

Prealbumin check may determine SSI risk for spine surgery patients with poor nutrition

Surgeons with spine fellowships, spine-dedicated practices score higher on ASD knowledge

Study: Postoperative infection after ACDF is low

Speaker: Facility, staffing issues contribute to success of spine ASCs

Diabetes, ASA class cited among factors of readmission for CSM patients

Apex of curve migration new compensatory curve seen after surgery with Shilla growing rods

In vitro study shows effect of vancomycin powder on dural healing

Institutional pediatric spine surgery team approach led to improvements in length of stay, SSI rate

Lumbar TDR associated with improved function, no greater need for second surgery

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