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Provocative discography may lead to more imaging and back problems in long-term

June 11, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Results of a 10-year matched cohort study showed patients who underwent provocative discography at three lower lumbar levels…

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ALIF may result in significant indirect decompression using pedicle-to-pedicle technique

June 8, 2015
A new pedicle-to-pedicle technique for anterior lumbar interbody fusion may provide significant indirect foraminal decompression and help restore…

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Generalized joint laxity at baseline does not affect fusion rate or clinical outcomes

June 5, 2015
According to findings in a recently published study, generalized joint laxity has little effect on fusion rates or the clinical outcomes of pain…

The 5 most popular items of May

June 4, 2015
Spine Surgery Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from May to keep you abreast of the current hot…

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Interlaminar stabilization a sustainable treatment for vertebral motion segment after decompression

June 1, 2015
According to the results of a recently published study, interlaminar stabilization may provide improved clinical outcomes, safety and radiographic…

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Low midline sill sign, interspinous gap change predictive of spondylolisthesis, lumbar stability

May 27, 2015
Two newly developed physical examination tests were found to effectively detect lumbar spondylolisthesis and lumbar instability and were easily…

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Conventional pedicle screw placement remains safe and accurate

May 25, 2015
Conventional methods for placing pedicle screws remain safe and accurate, especially within the lower lumbar and sacral spine, according to findings…

EOS Imaging launches 3-D imaging solution

May 22, 2015
EOS Imaging recently announced a new online service allowing hospitals to outsource 3-D modelling from EOS stereo-radiographic images. The models…

Haag-Streit USA, Sony Medical announce 3-D visualization technology

May 22, 2015
Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division and Haag-Streit USA unveiled new 3-D imaging technologies in 4-K resolution for surgery during the…

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Flexion extension MRI protocol can help reveal undetected stenosis

May 18, 2015
Researchers found dynamic MRI is an important tool that may help detect cervical spinal stenosis in cases where standard MRI may not. A total of 51…

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Spinal epidural injections may increase risk of infection

May 13, 2015
In the results of a recently published study, researchers reported findings that demonstrated a link between the receipt of spinal epidural steroid…

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Decompression with fusion may offer better results for predominant back pain

May 12, 2015
Patients with predominant low back pain and degenerative spondylolisthesis may experience better surgical results if they opt for decompression with…

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Oblique MRI can increase confidence in assessment of foraminal stenosis

April 30, 2015
According to researchers’ findings, oblique MRI views of the cervical spine resulted in a significant reduction in intraobserver and…

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Patients with low back pain may have impaired anticipatory postural adjustments despite treatment

April 30, 2015
Compared with patients who did not have low back pain, those with low back pain often exhibited impaired anticipatory postural adjustments, even…

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Clinicians can effectively deliver prescribed traction forces to treat patients with neck pain

April 29, 2015
Researchers found doctors of chiropractic were able to effectively apply standardized cervical traction forces during manual cervical distraction to…

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High reliability between low-field, high-field MRI seen for features of lumbar disc degeneration

April 24, 2015
Researchers found excellent reliability between low-field and high-field MRI for disc herniation type and severity, central canal and lateral recess…

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MCID determined for SRS-22R after surgery for spinal deformity

April 22, 2015
Researchers found, when combined with data from previous reports, the minimum clinically important difference in Scoliosis Research Society-22R…

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Disc bulging most prevalent abnormal finding on MRI in asymptomatic patients

April 21, 2015
Through the review of cervical spine MRI data, researchers found a high frequency and multiple levels of degenerative change in the spinal cord and…

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Smaller patients may lose more blood during posterior spinal arthrodesis

April 8, 2015
Researchers found patients with smaller size and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, cerebral palsy or Scheuermann kyphosis were at risk for greater…

Vertebral wedging present in early stages of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

April 6, 2015
According to researchers, vertebral wedging was present in patients at the early stages of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, which could influence…