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One-level ACDF patients had better 5-year outcomes than multi-level patients

January 8, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — One-level and two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures offered patients with…
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Vertebral body sliding technique for OPLL may be safer than traditional treatment

January 7, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. – A vertebral sliding technique can safely help expand a stenotic spinal canal in patients with
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Low failure rate seen with nonoperative treatment of cervical facet fractures

January 6, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla.  — The low failure rate seen in a recent study when physicians nonoperatively treated unilateral facet fractures that were…
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Disc herniations in NFL players occur at higher spine levels, may not affect RTP

December 10, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — National Football League athletes were found to have a higher rate of upper-level disc herniations; however, the injuries may…
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Age and smoking status linked with patient satisfaction scores after spinal care

December 8, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Young patients, active smokers and patients with less formal education reported less satisfaction after spinal care, according…
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Vertebral artery anomalies can exist in patients without cervical abnormalities

December 8, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Vertebral artery and osseous anomaly at the C1-2 level were existent in patients with normal cervical spines, according to data…
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Treatment of cervical spine deformities may depend on several factors

December 6, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Preoperative measurements of patients with cervical spinal deformities can affect the surgical decision-making processes and…
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Smoking can be risk factor for dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery

December 6, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients who are regular smokers have a higher rate of dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery, according to data…
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Chronic steroid use, higher BMI among risk factors found to increase spine SSI rate

December 5, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — While the literature reports the surgical site infection rate can be as high as 18% for patients following posterior cervical…
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Prevalence of abnormal MRI findings of cervical spine increased with age

December 5, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — As asymptomatic individuals aged, their rate of cervical spine abnormalities increased, according study results presented at…