NASS announces new coverage recommendations

October 19, 2016
The North American Spine Society recently announced it will be rolling out new coverage recommendations for spine treatments every few months and…

Meeting News Coverage

Study: Coccygectomy effectively manages pain for patients with chronic coccydynia

March 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — The pain of chronic coccydynia was effectively managed with total coccygectomy in about 70% of patients through 2-year follow-up…

Meeting News Coverage

Low-dose pediatric O-arm scans prove safe, effective for screw placement

March 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — When a variety of settings are used for O-arm imaging in conjunction with pedicle screw placement in pediatric patients with…

In the Journals

Arab adults share similar coccyx traits with individuals of other ethnicities

September 18, 2014
Researchers have found that Arab adults share some similarities and differences with people of other ethnicities with regard to coccygeal morphology…

Commentary

Spine Surgery Today welcomes chief medical editors

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2014
  Scott D. Boden   John C. Liu We welcome new Chief Medical Editors with this issue of Spine Surgery Today, a…

In the Journals

Eliminating high-dose, unnecessary pediatric CT scans could reduce imaging-related cancers by two-thirds

June 11, 2013
Efforts to reduce the highest radiation doses administered to children who undergo CT scans, as well as the elimination of unnecessary scans, may…

Industry News

DJO Global introduces new splinting, spinal bracing product lines

April 4, 2013
DJO Global Inc. recently launched a new splinting and spinal bracing product line that uses patented Exos thermoformable technology. “Exos is…

In the Journals

Hip and buttock pain improved after removal of iliac screws

June 12, 2012
Patients who underwent elective removal of iliac screws placed during fusion to the sacrum experienced a significant improvement in hip and buttock…

Whole-body CT scans can prove but not exclude trauma injuries

March 6, 2012
In the assessment of severe trauma, single-pass whole-body CT can prove but not definitively exclude the presence of injuries, according to a study…

In the Journals

Male patients with massive bleeding, multiple pelvic fractures have higher mortality rates

March 2, 2012
Higher mortality rates in patients with pelvic fractures are likely to occur in males with multiple fractures and massive bleeding, according to this…

Sacral Fractures

October 1, 2010
Sacral fractures occur in approximately 45% of pelvic fractures. An associated neurologic injury of the lumbosacral plexus may occur in 25% of sacral…