Study shows link between low back pain and genetics in women

July 6, 2011
Researchers in the United Kingdom have identified genetics, obesity and degree of lumbar disc degeneration as assessed by MRI as the main risk…

Meeting News Coverage

Diffusion spinal imaging a feasible MRI alternative for cervical spondylotic myelopathy

February 16, 2011
SAN DIEGO — In results of a pilot study of high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging, investigators from Salt Lake City reported that it provided more…

Orthopedic study notes importance of radiographic evaluation of sacral kyphosis

April 27, 2009
DENVER — Although lumbosacral dissociation is uncommon, new research indicates a high rate of sacral kyphosis in these cases and highlights the…

Spine imaging helps predict future osteoporotic fracture risk

April 14, 2005
WASHINGTON — Combining bone mineral density measurements and radiographs of the spine can help predict a patient’s risk for developing future…

5 Questions with Spine Surgery TodayPublication Exclusive

A conversation with Baron S. Lonner, MD

Spine Surgery Today, January/February 2015
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Baron S. Lonner, MD. Since 1999, Dr. Lonner has been the Director of Scoliosis and Spine…

Specialty organizations revise 2001 document to set definitions in spine field

Spine Surgery Today, January/February 2015
Representatives from the North American Spine Society, American Society of Spine Radiology and American Society of Neuroradiology worked together to…

CommentaryPublication Exclusive

Learn a lesson from aviation: Take a surgical time-out

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2014
John C. Liu, MD
The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that the crash of Asiana Airline flight 214 resulted from the crew being too reliant on…

Cross-sectional imaging study associates cervical disc degeneration with older age

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2014
The degeneration of cervical discs commonly follows a contiguous pattern, rather than a pattern of skipped level disc degeneration, based on results…

Cover Story

Many factors can lead to wrong-level spinal surgery, but most are preventable

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2014
Evalina L. Burger, MD, BMedSc, MBCHB, can be reached at 12631 E. 17th Ave., Mail Stop B202, Academic Office 1, Room 4602, Aurora, CO 80045; email…