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National spine surgery databases may have large amounts of missing data

December 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A sample of spine surgery patients from a national database showed large amounts of missing patient data, which can significantly…
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Pediatric cervical facet dislocations are rare and severe neurological injuries

December 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Pediatric cervical facet dislocations are a rare occurrence that offer little neurological recovery, according to the results of a…
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Greater risk of falls and fractures seen in patients with cervical myelopathy vs controls

December 7, 2015
Patients with cervical myelopathy have a significantly higher risk of sustaining falls, lower extremity fractures and head injuries compared with…
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Operative time has greatest effect on length of stay after cervical disc replacement, ACDF

December 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO Patients who experienced greater operative time had double the risk for an extended hospital stay after anterior cervical…
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Lack of hyperreflexia not seen as surgical contraindication for patients with cervical myelopathy

December 4, 2015
SAN DIEGO Certain physical signs, such as the absence of patellar tendon reflex hyperreflexia, in elderly patients with cervical myelopathy…
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Lower cost-effectiveness found for ACDF in morbidly obese patients

December 4, 2015
SAN DIEGO Although results of a study presented here showed elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion yielded significantly improved…
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Early preoperative steroid injection may lead to higher infection rates after cervical fusion

December 4, 2015
SAN DIEGO The timing of preoperative epidural steroid injection influenced 90-day postoperative infection rates after posterior cervical…