VIDEO: Single-stage total endolesional C2 spondylectomy performed for chordoma

November 22, 2016
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Petr Suchomel MD, of Hospital of Liberec, Czech Republic, treats a patient with a cervical chordoma…


VIDEO: En bloc total sacrectomy, lumbopelvic reconstruction performed for chordoma of the sacrum

November 9, 2016
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Prof. Peter Pal Varga MD, of National Center for Spinal Disorders, Semmelweis University in Budapest…


Robotics in spine surgery: Is it a Tesla or just another plug-in hybrid car?

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2016
As long as I can remember, I have been an avid car enthusiast, someone who understands the nuances between the different years of the classic Porsche…

5 Questions

A conversation with Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2016
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS. She is chair of neurosurgery at University of Michigan Health…

In the Journals

Medical, surgical specialties have moderate agreement on metastatic spine instability

October 3, 2016
Investigators of this study found there was moderate and almost perfect agreement on the assessment of metastatic spine instability with the Spine…

Meeting News Coverage

Stereotactic radiosurgery has advanced the treatment of metastatic spine disease

September 28, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Radiosurgery is a revolutionary and meaningful advance that has helped improve the outcomes of metastatic spine disease and how it…

In the Journals

Investigators found no increased cancer rate for patients who underwent spinal fusion with rhBMP

August 17, 2016
Results from a study published in Spine indicated patients who underwent spine fusion and received recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein did…

Medtronic receives FDA 510(k) clearance for cement-augmented pedicle screws

July 20, 2016
Medtronic announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its CD Horizon fenestrated screw set, which can be used in patients with advanced stage…

5 Questions

A conversation with Gary R. Simonds, MD

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2016
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Gary R. Simonds, MD. He is chief and program director of Neurosurgery at Carilion Clinic…

BRAF alterations, H3F3A gene K27M mutations may differentiate spinal cord astrocytoma grades

June 6, 2016
A study presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting indicated BRAF alterations and histone H3F3A K27M mutations are…

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush announces new spine tumor center

May 23, 2016
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush announced the opening of the Midwest Orthopaedics at the Rush Spine Tumor Center in Chicago. According to a press…

Cover Story

Intraoperative spinal neuromonitoring proves to be a new, yet controversial field

Spine Surgery Today, March/April 2016
Intraoperative neuromonitoring is used during spine surgery to monitor and limit possible injury to a patient’s nervous system. Sometimes…

In the JournalsPerspective

Asymptomatic spinal schwannomas may not need surgical treatment

February 29, 2016
Researchers of this retrospective study found patients with isointensive/high and high/rim spinal schwannomas as evidenced on T2-weighted…

Medtronic announces launch of radiofrequency ablation system

January 13, 2016
Medtronic recently announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its OsteoCool RF Ablation System. The system offers simultaneous dual-probe…

In the Journals

Model using Bauer score, ambulation may predict survival after spine surgery for metastatic disease

January 12, 2016
Researchers of this retrospective multicenter study of patients who underwent surgery for spine metastases found 48% survival at 1 year and that a…

In the Journals

Findings support chemotherapy before surgical decompression for Ewing sarcoma

January 5, 2016
Chemotherapy treatment before surgical decompression improves survivability for a patient with Ewing sarcoma in the spine, as researchers determined…

In the Journals

Preoperative Karnofsky scores may best predict quality of life after surgery for spinal metastases

January 4, 2016
Data from this recently published prospective study showed preoperative Karnofsky scores for patients with symptomatic spinal metastases may be the…

In the Journals

Anterior approach laparoscopy may be better for treatment of primary malignant sacral tumors

December 31, 2015
According to researchers of this recently published retrospective case-control study, the use of laparoscopy with an anterior approach did not…

In the Journals

Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein did not increase cancer rates

December 10, 2015
According to data from a recently published study, the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein during lumbar fusion surgery improves…

In the Journals

Preoperative spinal embolization associated with improved survival after spinal metastasis surgery

November 18, 2015
Postoperative complications, neurological deficits and progressive systematic disease are all significantly associated with worse overall survival in…