Spine Surgery Today


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

Table of Contents

Robotics in spine surgery: Is it a Tesla or just another plug-in hybrid car?

VIDEO: Neuromonitoring used during L4-5 interbody fusion with lateral transpsoas approach

Spinal Elements initiates warranty program for devices with specific titanium coating

Anthem begins covering two-level cervical disc replacement with Mobi-C implant

AOSpine North America elects new fellowship chair

Camber Spine Technologies receives FDA 510(k) clearance for MIS ALIF system

Eagle Surgical Products exhibits anti-stick solution for electrosurgery

VIDEO: Halm performs transpedicular hemivertebra resection and instrumented fusion for congenital scoliosis

Improvements in pain, function seen with intra-disc injection for patients with low back pain

Medtronic announces FDA approval of new cervical disc offering for two-level procedures

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for cement-augmented pedicle screws

More pain reduction seen in patients with osteoporotic spine fractures after vertebroplasty vs placebo

VIDEO: Minimally invasive OLIF performed at L3-4 for severe low back pain

Safe Orthopaedics names chairman of board of directors, permanent appointment of CEO

Speaker highlights spine injuries sustained during extreme sports

Renovis Surgical receives 510(k) clearance for 3-D printed porous titanium cervical fusion system

Spinal Elements receives FDA 510(k) clearance for interspinous process device

Titan Spine announces ICD-10 code for nanotextured surfaces on interbody fusion devices

VIDEO: Growing rod construct used to treat early-onset scoliosis

VIDEO: Combined front/back procedure usually not needed in CSM

VIDEO: Charles discusses standard treatment for spondylotic myelopathy

4Web Medical receives FDA 510(k) clearance for lateral interbody fusion device

Spine Surgery Today, Open Operating Theatre initiate collaboration to make spine surgery videos more accessible

5 Questions

A conversation with Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS

Cover Story

Study links chronic low back pain and illicit drug use in patients in community setting

FDA News

ImPACT computerized tests for postconcussion assessments gain FDA marketing OK

Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Caution: Do not hold on to Medicare overpayments

In the Journals

Study investigates lumbar fusion vs physical therapy for treatment of low back pain

No link seen between kinesiophobia, disability in older women with low back pain

Lower rates of narcotic consumption after ACDF seen with multimodal vs patient-controlled analgesia

Study: NHL players who sustained a concussion did not have performance, style of play changes

Laminoplasty may be beneficial for elderly patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy

Similar clinical outcomes seen after decompression, fusion vs decompression alone for lumbar spinal stenosis

Study cites predictors for severe cervical spine instability in patients with RA

Meeting News Coverage

Recognize, treat ‘hidden’ deformity in some patients with degenerative conditions

Founder’s Laurel Award, Distinguished Service Award presented at CNS Annual Meeting

Speaker: Neurosurgeons can help usher in new era for TBI

Stereotactic radiosurgery has advanced the treatment of metastatic spine disease

Study links readmission 30 days after elective spine surgery and race

Outpatient ACDF results showed few complications, readmissions

Movers and Shakers

ISASS names new board member

Bone Biologics names new chief medical advisor

The CORE Institute opens sports neurology clinic in Michigan

Spine Coding

Spine practices may lose money when they do not bill for consults