In the Journals

En bloc resection of spinal sarcomas may increase patient survival

January 26, 2015
In a study analyzing different treatments for spinal sarcomas and the effects different spinal tumors have on patients’ rate of survival…

In the Journals

Cod liver oil capsules aided MRI localization for excision of spinal cord tumors

January 2, 2015
Intraoperative placement of cod liver oil capsules over patients’ spinal cord tumors may aid in MRI localization, providing a safe, noninvasive…

In the Journals

En bloc resections can decrease local recurrence and mortality

December 4, 2014
Although associated with a high rate of complications, en bloc resection of malignant and primary spine tumors reduced patients’ risk of local…

5 Questions with Spine Surgery Today

A conversation with Anthony L. Asher, MD, FACS, FAANS

Spine Surgery Today, November/December 2014
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Anthony L. Asher, MD, FACS, FAANS. Dr. Asher is Clinical Professor, Department of…

In the Journals

New tool can help estimate patients’ mean sagittal deformity risk

October 10, 2014
Spinal deformity following surgery for intramedullary tumors can be a serious complication, and researchers have developed a statistical tool that…

In the Journals

Balloon kyphoplasty technique may lead to distinct tumor-spread pattern

October 7, 2014
Although balloon kyphoplasty has been shown to be effective for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures, researchers have found a distinct…

Meeting News Coverage

Speaker: Perform post-resection follow-up of primary spinal osteochondroma

October 2, 2014
LYON, France — The long-term clinical outcomes of patients with spinal osteochondroma who were included in a multicenter, ambispective AOSpine…

The top seven items to read regarding orthopedic stem cells

July 21, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted the seven most important stories of the year to keep your practice up-to-date regarding stem cells in orthopedic…

In the Journals

Neural stem cell therapy linked to development of spinal cord mass

July 17, 2014
Eight years after undergoing implantation of olfactory mucosal cells to repair a complete spinal cord injury, a patient was found to have developed…

In the Journals

Pediatric patients with intramedullary spinal cord tumors show good prognosis

June 18, 2014
The prognosis for patients with pediatric intramedullary spinal cord tumors is positive, with long-term outcomes and sustained functional improvement…

Orthopaedic surgeons face challenges treating bone metastasis in long bones spine

June 18, 2014
Depending on their practice and specialization area, some orthopaedists need to be “sometimes” oncologists when they are responsible for…

In the Journals

Surgical fusion offers comparable outcomes in patients with, without spinal deformities

June 16, 2014
Pediatric patients who undergo surgery for intramedullary spinal cord tumors may be at risk for long-term incidence of spinal deformity; however…

Meeting News Coverage

Patients with sacral chordomas may benefit from annual follow up with MRI

May 27, 2014
NEW ORLEANS — There is an increased risk of disease recurrence and reduced survival in patients with rare sacral chordomas when they have…

Consider ambulatory status prior to metastatic spine disease treatment


Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2014
NEW ORLEANS — An array of protocols and grading scales have evolved over time to help orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons select the best treatment…

Industry News

RTI Surgical launches Streamline OCT System

April 25, 2014
RTI Surgical Inc. announced the full market launch of the Streamline OCT System, which is designed to promote fusion of the occipto-cervico-thoracic…

Computer-guided spinal surgery may be the future for treatment

April 11, 2014
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have used a new method of computer-guided spine surgery system for spinal reconstruction and to treat…

Meeting News Coverage

Study: Routine biopsy during vertebroplasty helps reveal cancer in older patients with VCF

April 9, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients not suspected of having cancer in the spine or thought to be in remission were readily identified through routine…

Meeting News Coverage

Younger children with low-grade ganglioglioma more likely to have poorer survival

April 8, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — For children with low-grade ganglioglioma, younger age is correlated with poorer overall survival and children younger than 1…

In the Journals

Researchers identify nationwide complication, mortality rate after IM spinal cord tumor resection

March 20, 2014
Researchers in this study analyzed the complications and mortality after intramedullary spinal cord tumor resection and found that factors such as…

In the Journals

New alarm point recommended for spinal cord monitoring with TcMEP

March 3, 2014
An alarm point designated at a 70% decrease in amplitude was recommended in a recent study for routine spinal cord monitoring, particularly when used…