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Local anesthetic improves pain scores after fusion

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 2
Single-dose epidural injections of ropivacaine decreased postoperative pain scores when administered preoperatively in patients undergoing…
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Small percentage of providers perform most interventional spine procedures

Orthopedics Today, February 2012
According to an award-winning study, a minority of providers perform a disproportionately high percentage of interventional spine procedures…
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Epidural steroid injections do not improve outcomes in patients with lumbar stenosis

Orthopedics Today, February 2012
A subgroup analysis of the SPORT study found that patients with spinal stenosis who received epidural steroid injections had significantly less…
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Infection risk after instrumented lumbar fusion linked to patient comorbidity

Orthopedics Today, January 2012
Recently presented research on the Medicare population shows infection rates between 9% and 12% after primary and revision instrumented lumbar…
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Results of surgery for spondylotic myelopathy unaffected by diabetes, study finds

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
CHICAGO — Diabetes does not appear to impact the outcomes of surgery for patients undergoing treatment of symptomatic spondylotic myelopathy …
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BMP-2 use during posterior lumbar fusion linked with cancer

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
CHICAGO — An analysis presented here by Eugene J. Carragee, MD, indicates that use of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 in posterior…
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Cervical disc arthroplasty is on the rise in United States, study finds

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
CHICAGO — Although anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is the most popular operative treatment for cervical disc disease, one study has found…
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Variability in elective spine surgery is high throughout Californian referral areas, study finds

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
CHICAGO — Elective spine surgery varies heavily between referral areas in California and is consistent with the variability found in other areas…
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Comparable outcomes seen with unipedicular, bipedicular balloon kyphoplasty

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
CHICAGO — Unipedicular balloon kyphoplasty can yield clinical and radiographical results similar to bipedicular balloon kyphoplasty while…
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Preoperative vitamin D deficiency common in patients undergoing spinal fusion

Orthopedics Today, December 2011
CHICAGO — Researchers from St. Louis found an “alarmingly high” vitamin D abnormality rate in adults undergoing spinal fusion, according to a study…