International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

Healio brings you the highlights fromInternational Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from ISSLS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

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Systemic blood biomarker levels higher in patients with moderate-to-severe lumbar degeneration

June 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — It may eventually prove more cost-effective to determine whether a patient has lumbar degenerative disc disease by identifying…
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Improvement in leg pain at 3 months postoperatively may indicate improved function at 1 year

June 11, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Early improvements in leg pain after surgery for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis are often associated with improved…
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Addressing potentially modifiable risk factors may help reduce low back pain

June 11, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Obesity, sleep, physical activity and psychological pathology can have an impact on a patient’s degree of low back pain…
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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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Score developed to identify SI joint dysfunction, mitigate need for injection

June 10, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A simple, nine-point sacroiliac joint score developed by investigators from Japan may help distinguish sacroiliac joint…
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Chances of accurate lumbar spinal stenosis diagnosis increase when key questions are asked

June 10, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — An International Delphi Study conducted by The International Taskforce on Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis…
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Link possible between running, swimming and lumbar disc degeneration

June 10, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Intense swimming and running at a younger age was associated with more lumbar disc degeneration later on among young Finnish…
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Study: Potential need for nutritional consultation with spine surgery patients

June 3, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Researchers with the University of Massachusetts found that more than 70% of patients undergoing elective spine surgery had…
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Significantly lower infection rates, hospital stays found with BMP use for fusion

May 21, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Use of bone morphogenic proteins in anterior and posterior lumbar fusion procedures was significantly associated with…
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Significantly lower infection rates, hospital stays found with BMP use for fusion

Orthopedics Today, June 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Use of bone morphogenic proteins in anterior and posterior lumbar fusion procedures was significantly associated with…