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Expert discusses ways to avoid, manage complications following paediatric spinal deformity surgery

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Expert discusses ways to avoid, manage complications following paediatric spinal deformity surgery

ORLANDO, Fla. Baron S. Lonner, MD discusses what spine surgeons need to do in order to avoid and manage complications following pediatric spinal deformity surgery.

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Polly discusses utility of new technology

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Polly discusses utility of new technology

LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, David W. Polly Jr., MD, professor and chief of spine surgery at the University of Minnesota, talks about new technology in spine surgery and how physicians can assess its utility.

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A look at radiograph use for prediction of postoperative sagittal alignment in spinal deformity patients

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

A look at radiograph use for prediction of postoperative sagittal alignment in spinal deformity patients

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD, discussed a study which measured the reliability of lateral intraoperative radiographs in predicting postoperative standing sagittal alignment in patients with spinal deformity.  He said orthopedic surgeons need to find the right range of alignment parameters appropriate for the patients’ age when correcting spinal deformity.

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Errico talks volume in relation to early reoperation after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

Errico talks volume in relation to early reoperation after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery

LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Thomas J. Errico, MD, discusses the relation of volume to early reoperation after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.

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Michael G. Fehlings, MD, discusses the results of the Scoli-RISK-1 study

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

Michael G. Fehlings, MD, discusses the results of the Scoli-RISK-1 study

At the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FAANS, FRCS, spoke of the results of the Scoli-RISK-1 study. In the prospective study of 276 patients who were treated at 15 sites in North America, Europe and Asia, researchers studied the neurologic complication rate following complex adult spinal deformity surgery. They identified neurologic deficit rates of about 23% at discharge, 17% at 6 weeks after surgery and 10% at 6 months after surgery for patients with complex adult spinal deformity.

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Patel discusses study on clinical outcomes of lumbar arthrodeses in degenerative disc disease

North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

Patel discusses study on clinical outcomes of lumbar arthrodeses in degenerative disc disease

SAN FRANCISCO — Vikas V. Patel, MD, discusses a study on clinical outcomes of lumbar arthrodeses in degenerative disc disease at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting.

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VIDEO: A look at allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells

SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Brian J. C. Freeman, DM, FRCS (Tr & Orth), discussed a study on whether or not allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells improve indices of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration.

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VIDEO: Artificial disc vs fusion more cost-effective for treatment of two-level degenerative disc disease

Spine Summit: 2016 CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting

VIDEO: Artificial disc vs fusion more cost-effective for treatment of two-level degenerative disc disease

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the Spine Summit 2016: CNS/AANS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves Annual Meeting, Jared D. Ament, MD, MPH, discussed a study which compared the cost of a two-level cervical artificial disc with the cost for fusion. He said two-level artificial discs were more cost-effective compared with the conventional two-level fusion.

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VIDEO: A look at SSI in spinal procedures

British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress

VIDEO: A look at SSI in spinal procedures

LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom — At the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Congress, Hassan Fawi, MBBS, MRCS Eng, discussed a study on surgical site infection in spinal procedures.

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VIDEO: A look at risk factors for proximal, distal junctional kyphosis following surgery for Scheuermann kyphosis

EFORT Annual Congress

VIDEO: A look at risk factors for proximal, distal junctional kyphosis following surgery for Scheuermann kyphosis

GENEVA — At the EFORT Annual Congress, Inês Quintas, MD, discussed the incidence and risk factors for proximal and distal junctional kyphosis following surgical treatment for Scheuermann kyphosis.

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VIDEO: A look at treatment of patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting

VIDEO: A look at treatment of patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis

SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Todd F. Alamin, MD, examined the treatment of patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis.

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VIDEO: Experts discuss importance of rod number, configuration for pedicle subtraction osteotomy

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting

VIDEO: Experts discuss importance of rod number, configuration for pedicle subtraction osteotomy

LAS VEGAS — At the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Annual Meeting, Jensen K. Henry, BA and Renaud Lefage, BS, discussed the importance of rod number and configuration for pedicle subtraction osteotomy.

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VIDEO: Boden on options for treating L4-5 degenerative spondylolisthesis

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting

VIDEO: Boden on options for treating L4-5 degenerative spondylolisthesis

SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Scott D. Boden, MD, examined a study on posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis with and without interbody arthrodesis for L4-5 degenerative spondylolisthesis.

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VIDEO: Liu discusses advanced lateral transpsoas minimally invasive surgery techniques

American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

VIDEO: Liu discusses advanced lateral transpsoas minimally invasive surgery techniques

CHICAGO — At the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, John C. Liu, MD, discussed the indications and applications for lateral lumbar interbody fusion procedures. He also discussed complication-avoidance techniques, as well as how to manage complications.

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Study examines differences in spinal vertebrae osteoblast gene transcription profiles for patients with AIS and healthy individuals

EuroSpine Annual Meeting

Study examines differences in spinal vertebrae osteoblast gene transcription profiles for patients with AIS and healthy individuals

LYON, France — Florina Moldovan, PhD, discusses the research into adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) that focused on profiling genes with altered expression at the EuroSpine Annual Meeting. She and her colleagues won the 2013/2014 Grammer/European Spine Journal Award for their work which analyzed the expression of molecules not previously described in AIS.

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Babar Kayani, MBBS, BSc, comments on rare sacral chordomas

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Babar Kayani, MBBS, BSc, comments on rare sacral chordomas

NEW ORLEANS — Babar Kayani, MBBS, BSc, addresses his research regarding the operative management of rare sacral chordomas at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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VIDEO: TLIF may offer narrow advantage over PSF for spondylolisthesis

North American Spine Society Annual Meeting

VIDEO: TLIF may offer narrow advantage over PSF for spondylolisthesis

CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Steven D. Glassman, MD, described his study which compared the relative benefit of transforminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) over posterior spinal fusion (PSF) for patients with spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and adjacent level disease.

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Edward C. Benzel, MD, discusses quality of life outcomes after lumbar surgery

Edward C. Benzel, MD, discusses quality of life outcomes after lumbar surgery

At the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, Edward C. Benzel, MD, spoke about results of the largest investigation to determine the impact of preoperative depression and patient characteristics on quality of life outcomes after lumbar surgery. The researchers found the use of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 support the assessment of depression when selecting patients for lumbar surgery.

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No difference seen at 1 year between laminoplasty, laminectomy and fusion in patients with CSM

North American Spine Society Annual Meeting 

No difference seen at 1 year between laminoplasty, laminectomy and fusion in patients with CSM

NEW ORLEANS — Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Toronto, discusses his study analyzing laminoplasty versus laminectomy and fusion for patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting.

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Bumpass talks study on stopping point for long posterior cervical fusion

North American Spine Society Annual Meeting 

VIDEO: Bumpass talks study on stopping point for long posterior cervical fusion

CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, David B. Bumpass, MD, discussed a study on whether long posterior cervical fusions could be stopped at C7 instead of the upper thoracic spine.

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Spine Surgery Today & Open Operating Theatre initiate collaboration to make spine surgery videos more accessible

Spine Surgery Today and Open Operating Theatre, which is a website that presents thematically complex spine surgery and standard spine surgery in close cooperation with the European Spine Journal, announced a collaboration between the entities that will begin in July. Through the collaboration, both entities will contribute videos from their extensive collections so spine surgeons can view different surgical techniques being performed, learn about spine research that has been conducted, or hear and view Master Lectures, symposia or presentations.

Open Operating Theatre has developed an extensive online surgical video library. Through the collaboration, some of the library’s collection will be available at no charge via the Spine Surgery Today website.

Likewise, the collaboration will result in a selection of videos that are produced by the Spine Surgery Today staff, housed at the OOT website.

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