International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

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VIDEO: A look at treatment of patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis

August 5, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Todd F. Alamin, MD, examined the treatment of…
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VIDEO: Smuck on barriers in spine research

July 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Matthew Smuck, MD, addressed barriers he has…
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VIDEO: Alamin on PCR assay of excised intervertebral discs from patients undergoing single level primary lumbar microdiscectomy

July 16, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Todd F. Alamin, MD, discussed a study on PCR…
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Early imaging for back pain in older adults not associated with better outcomes

June 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Early imaging of older adults who visited their primary care physicians for new back pain may not lead to better treatment and…
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VIDEO: A look at allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells

June 26, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Brian J. C. Freeman, DM, FRCS (Tr &
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Physicians may underestimate patient leg pain during clinical consultation

June 23, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Physicians accurately deciphered the location of the main source of patients’ pain and the differential between back and…
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Manual spine manipulation may provide more short-term low back pain relief than other methods

June 18, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Compared with mechanical-assisted manipulation and usual medical care, manual-thrust manipulation provided patients with more…
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Interspinous spacer for lumbar stenosis likely not inferior to existing device

June 15, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — An interspinous device designed to treat patients with lumbar spinal stenosis implanted using a minimally invasive technique…
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Long-term bisphosphonate use had minimal effect on bone fusion in PLIF at 2-year follow-up

June 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Typical bone union rates after posterior lumbar interbody fusion may be expected in women who take bisphosphonates for longer…
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Incidental durotomy occurred more often in older patients lengthened hospital stays

June 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Results of an analytical study presented here showed that among 17,232 cases of primary, short posterior fusions for lumbar…