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Patterns of disc degeneration play a role in incidence of low back pain

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 1
Individuals with consecutive multilevel lumbar disc degeneration were more likely to develop low back pain than individuals with skipped level…
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Greater spondylolisthesis pain relief found with bilateral vs. unilateral pedicle screws

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 6

Yasuchika Aoki GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Japanese researchers found that bilateral pedicle screw fixation lead to greater reductions in back…
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Algorithm using coding systems may identify surgical site infections in spinal surgery

Orthopedics Today, November 2011
Investigators using a combination of administrative claims data to study patients who underwent spinal surgeries at a high-volume center discovered…
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Genetics may predict leg pain in patients with severe sciatica

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Genetics may predetermine persistent leg pain in patients with severe sciatica, according to a recently presented study. Jon D. Lurie, MD, and his…
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Vertebroplasty for fractures with clefts may be an effective, but not superior treatment

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Percutaneous vertebroplasty remains a viable option for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures with intravertebral clefts, but may…
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SPORT study shows poor results in patients with spondylolisthesis, psychological disorders

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Patients with psychological distress disorders — such as depression or anxiety — displayed significantly less improvement after surgery…
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RCT questions cost-effectiveness of balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral fractures

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 5
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Balloon kyphoplasty could not be demonstrated as cost effective for treating vertebral compression fractures…
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Study finds increased low back pain, MRI findings as children age

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 5
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — A prospective long-term study that followed healthy school age children through maturity showed 59% of them…
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Claims study shows greater hospital charges with BMP use in stenosis surgery

Orthopedics Today, September 2011

Richard A. Deyo GOTHENBURG, Sweden — A retrospective cohort study indicates that rates of outcomes such as 30-day re-hospitalization…
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Spine register officials: Lumbar disc herniation surgery positively affects quality of life

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Identifying and treating patients with lumbar disc herniations within 3 months of the onset of their condition…