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Study links insurance status, race with mortality after spine trauma

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
DALLAS — Results of a recently presented study indicate that non-white and African-American patients had increased mortality rates after spine…
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ACDF with autograft, without plating led to higher reoperation rates

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
DALLAS — There was a significantly greater incidence of adjacent segment disease in patients that underwent autografting without plating during…
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Dose of rhBMP-2 in spine deformity surgery not associated with major complications

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
DALLAS — Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) was not associated with wound, superficial or deep infections in a study of…
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Higher readmission rates seen with decompression alone vs decompression with fusion

October 29, 2012
DALLAS — A population-based study of data from three states indicates higher rates of readmission and secondary surgery, but lower rates of…
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Researchers find the Scoliosis Research Society-22 Score discriminative

Orthopedics Today, December 2012
DALLAS — In a study presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting here, investigators established normative values for the…
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Satisfied patients have better outcomes, lower costs after revision ACDF

October 26, 2012
DALLAS – When patients expressed satisfaction after revision anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for adjacent segment disease, they scored…
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North American Spine Society issues fungal meningitis safety alert

October 25, 2012
DALLAS – Spine surgeons should contact all patients who may have meningitis, however, patients should use the medications recently recommended…