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How do you address patients’ questions on use of CBD oil for treatment of musculoskeletal pain?

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
CBD is one of the most recognized, and certainly one of the most heavily marketed, cannabinoids or cannabis-derived compounds. It is…
Cover Story

Physicians explore cannabinoids as pain management solution

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
In 2018, WHO reported musculoskeletal conditions accounted for a greater proportion of persistent pain, with more than 150 diagnoses that affect the…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
Meeting News

High incidence of non-thoracolumbar orthopedic events found with symptomatic lumbar scoliosis

November 3, 2019
CHICAGO — Patients with adult symptomatic lumbar scoliosis experienced a high non-thoracolumbar orthopedic disease burden requiring surgery…
Meeting News

Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…
In the Journals

Spinal chondrosarcoma resection may lead to complications, reoperations

October 30, 2019
According to recently published results, spinal chondrosarcoma impacts quality of life and function. In addition, researchers found that after…
Meeting News

Tandem use of health care technology, communication provides benefits

October 29, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Physicians and patients who communicate by utilizing health care–related technology both benefit, according to a…
In the Journals

High complication rate, superior HRQoL outcomes seen after surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity

October 28, 2019
According to results, patients with adult spinal deformity who were treated surgically compared with those who underwent nonoperative treatment had a…
Meeting News

Anterior approach, additional drains preoperatively may mitigate cerebrospinal fluid leaks

October 24, 2019
CHICAGO — Spine surgeons may be able to mitigate some dural tears and subsequent cerebrospinal fluid leaks by taking steps preoperatively and…
FDA News

Oncologist could be next FDA commissioner nominee

October 24, 2019
The Trump administration is expected to announce that Stephen M. Hahn, MD, chief medical executive and professor of radiation oncology at The…
Meeting News

Everyday solutions to reduce implicit bias in health care

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Unconscious biases remain pervasive in everyday interactions between health care providers and patients and lead to worse…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Imputation methods successfully evaluate long-term outcomes after total disc replacement

October 17, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Vikas V. Patel, MD, discussed a study that compared imputation methods for the…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Laboratory markers may be useful prognostic measures for survival after spinal metastases

October 15, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, discussed his paper, which was won the 2019 Outstanding…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Female gender was protective against positive cultures in revision spine surgery

October 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Among 51 patients with pseudarthrosis who underwent revision lumbar spine surgery and had intraoperative cultures, investigators…
Meeting News

Increased age, injury level linked with greater in-hospital mortality after spinal cord injuries

October 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Among elderly patients with a spinal cord injury, researchers found the risk of morality was greater when patients had an increased…
In the Journals

Two types of electrical stimulation therapy may enhance spinal fusion

October 11, 2019
A systematic review and meta-analysis found electrical stimulation therapies significantly increased spinal fusion rates in patients, according to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: NASS president discusses leadership and inclusion strategies

October 8, 2019
CHICAGO — William J. Sullivan, MD, said he plans for continuity of leadership, relationships and ideas during his term as 35th president of the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…