International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine

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Genetics may predict leg pain in patients with severe sciatica

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Genetics may predetermine persistent leg pain in patients with severe sciatica, according to a recently presented study. Jon D. Lurie, MD, and his…
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Vertebroplasty for fractures with clefts may be an effective, but not superior treatment

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Percutaneous vertebroplasty remains a viable option for patients with osteoporotic compression fractures with intravertebral clefts, but may…
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SPORT study shows poor results in patients with spondylolisthesis, psychological disorders

Orthopedics Today, October 2011
Patients with psychological distress disorders — such as depression or anxiety — displayed significantly less improvement after surgery…
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RCT questions cost-effectiveness of balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral fractures

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 5
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Balloon kyphoplasty could not be demonstrated as cost effective for treating vertebral compression fractures…
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Study finds increased low back pain, MRI findings as children age

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 5
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — A prospective long-term study that followed healthy school age children through maturity showed 59% of them…
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Claims study shows greater hospital charges with BMP use in stenosis surgery

Orthopedics Today, September 2011

Richard A. Deyo GOTHENBURG, Sweden — A retrospective cohort study indicates that rates of outcomes such as 30-day re-hospitalization…
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Spine register officials: Lumbar disc herniation surgery positively affects quality of life

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Identifying and treating patients with lumbar disc herniations within 3 months of the onset of their condition…
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Multinational research links human SKT gene to lumbar disc herniation

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Three single nucleotide polymorphisms were significantly associated with human lumbar disc herniation, and one in particular…
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Posterolateral fusion with local bone vs. iliac crest bone graft occurs at similar rate

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Investigators from Chiba University in Chiba, Japan, who sought to determine whether using local bone graft is as…
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Winning paper shows that neither rehab nor booklet impacted back surgery results

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Two approaches thought to improve back surgery results — postoperative educational materials and rehabilitation programs —…