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Opioid use prior to spine surgery not linked with increased postoperative complications

October 17, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — Findings presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting indicate that increasing preoperative opioid use by…
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Study: Overall success rates favor nonconstrained cervical disc replacement over ACDF

October 16, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — The 5-year results of an investigational device exemption study found a nonconstrained cervical disc device had a higher rate of…
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Continuum of care concept can improve lumbar surgery outcomes for delayed recovery patients

October 15, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — A continuum of care concept that incorporates a functional restoration program and surgery can improve results in workers’…
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Continuum of care concept can improve lumbar surgery outcomes for delayed recovery patients

Orthopedics Today, November 2013
NEW ORLEANS — A continuum of care concept that incorporates a functional restoration program and surgery can improve results in workers’…
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Higher costs linked with ACDF vs cervical total disc replacement

October 15, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — Using the Blue Health Intelligence Database, investigators found higher reoperation rates and acute and long-term costs…
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One- vs two-level ACDF and disc replacement study shows trend of poorer results with two-level fusion

October 14, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — One of the first prospective studies comparing one- and two-level cervical total disc replacement with one- and two-level…
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Study supports C2 nerve root transection as viable option during lateral mass screw fixation

October 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — The results of a prospective, nonrandomized single-center study presented here indicate C2 nerve root transection during C1…
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Study highlights role of physical activity in the relationship of BMI, low back pain

October 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — A study presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting indicated that small increases in moderate physical…
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Study highlights role of physical activity in the relationship of BMI, low back pain

Orthopedics Today, November 2013
NEW ORLEANS — A study presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting indicated that small increases in moderate physical…
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Low rate found for initial posterior cervical foraminotomy revised with ACDF at index level

October 11, 2013
NEW ORLEANS — Researchers discovered the conversion rate of an initial posterior cervical foraminotomy to anterior cervical discectomy and…