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VIDEO: Presenter discusses management of vertebral fractures caused by spinal metastases

March 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph H. Schwab, MD, spoke about the management of vertebral…

Greater health care utilization, opioid use seen in patients with low back pain who smoke

February 21, 2019
Patients with low back pain who smoke had higher rates of health care utilization and opioid use compared with patients who did not smoke, according…

Perspective

High-protein diets do not affect GFR in healthy individuals

January 10, 2019
A high-protein diet likely does not adversely influence kidney function or glomerular filtration rate in healthy adults, according to recently…

Abnormal spinopelvic motion may cause late dislocation after THA

December 28, 2018
According to recently published study results, patients with a late dislocation after total hip arthroplasty had abnormal spinopelvic motion that…

Zimmer Biomet recalls spinal fusion and long bone stimulators

November 27, 2018
Zimmer Biomet Inc. reported a recall of the EBI Osteogen Implantable Bone Growth Stimulator, the SpF Plus-Mini Implantable Spinal Fusion Simulator…

Meeting News

Standardized multimodal pain protocol reduced pain, opioid consumption after fusion

November 13, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed significant improvement in patients’ average…

Shukla medical announces upgrade of universal spine implant removal system

September 24, 2018
Shukla Medical announced the upgrade of the Xtract-All Spine universal implant removal system. “The system includes over 115 unique drivers and…

In the Journals

MRI follow-up after cervical spine trauma yielded lower health benefit, higher cost

August 23, 2018
A cost-effectiveness analysis showed a lower health benefit and higher cost when MRI was used after a normal finding for spine instability on CT scan…

Video

VIDEO: Treatment of thoracic spine hyperextension injury

July 18, 2018
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Andreas Pingel, MD, professor from the BG Unfallklinik, Center for Spine Surgery and

Video

VIDEO: Percutaneous stabilization of a T9/10 fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

June 13, 2018
The patient is placed in the prone position and fluoroscopy is used to make the pedicles visible. Jamshidi needles are then placed and K-wires are

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VIDEO: Presenter said GABA analogues reduced postoperative pain, opioid use after posterior spinal fusion

April 3, 2018
NEW ORLEANS At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Thomas J. Errico, MD, said use of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)…

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VIDEO: Presenter says action plan is needed to prevent spine injuries in athletes

March 9, 2018
NEW ORLEANS At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Andrew C. Hecht, MD, spoke about on-field management of spine…

Meeting News

Incidence of cervical sprains, fractures due to sport differ between men, women

March 7, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Cervical injuries and fractures due to sports differ among men and women, with a higher incidence found among men, according to…

Bioventus, LifeLink to co-develop next generation bone allograft for spine, trauma surgery

March 4, 2018
Bioventus announced it has entered into an agreement with LifeLink Tissue Bank to co-develop a next generation bone allograft for spine and trauma…

In the Journals

Lidocaine seen as useful component for balanced anesthesia during spinal surgery

February 13, 2018
During multilevel spinal fusion, lidocaine may be used for balanced anesthesia with little impact on the monitoring of motor-evoked potentials and…

Ohio implements new rule for reimbursement of back surgery in workers’ compensation patients

January 29, 2018
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation created a new rule, effective Jan. 1, 2018, for reimbursement of lumbar fusion surgery for the…

Video

VIDEO: Percutaneous stabilization of a T12 fracture and L5 fracture

December 20, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Matti Scholz, MD, from the BG Unfallklinik, Center for Spine Surgery and Neurotraumatology

Video

VIDEO: Transthoracic mini-open approach for anterior mono-segmental stabilization and fusion in the thoracolumbar spine

December 5, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Andreas Pingel, MD, professor from the BG Unfallklinik, Center for Spine Surgery and

Meeting News

Implementation of BPCI in private practice did not significantly lower costs for lumbar spine fusion

October 26, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla. — Use of the CMS Bundled Payment for Care Improvement model in a private practice setting was not associated with significantly…

Stryker to acquire control of Vexim

October 24, 2017
Stryker Corporation announced in a press release that it has acquired control of Vexim, a French medical device company that specializes in the…