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Microbes on Explanted Pedicle Screws: Possible Cause of Spinal Implant Failure

In this paper, the authors demonstrate a significant association between pedicle screw loosening and the presence of low-virulent pathogens on spinal implants.
21-May-2019 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Simple Test Can Indicate Prolonged Symptoms Following Pediatric Sports-Related Concussion

Researchers have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion.
9-Apr-2019 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Awake Lumbar Interbody Fusion

This article provides the reader with a glimpse of how effective lumbar surgery in select patients can be when performed without general anesthesia, open surgery, or a long convalescence in the hospital.
27-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Enhanced Recovery After Spine Surgery: 15 New Articles in the April Neurosurgical Focus

The April issue of Neurosurgical Focus contains 15 new articles on the principles of enhanced recovery after surgery and how these principles relate to spine surgery.
28-Mar-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Golf as a Contact Sport? How a Golf Swing can Lead to Early Lumbar Degeneration

The authors describe how the modern golfer repeatedly experiences minor traumatic injuries to the spine, which over time can result in a pathogenic process termed “repetitive traumatic discopathy.”
31-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Training the Prescriber: An Institutional Effort to Reduce the Amount of Opioids Prescribed Following Lumbar Surgery

The authors assess the effect of a mandatory educational program and new institutional prescriber guidelines on the behavior of physicians who prescribe opioid medications following lumbar surgery
31-Jan-2019 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Quality of Life in Adolescents Recovering from Sports-Related Concussion or Extremity Fracture

Researchers conducted a prospective study of health-related quality of life in young athletes with a sports-related concussion or sports-related extremity fracture during the recovery period.
9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Pseudarthrosis Following Single-Level ACDF Is Five Times More Likely When a PEEK Interbody Device Is Used

Researchers found pseudarthrosis (lack of bone regrowth) to be five times more likely after a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody spacer device had been used to bridge the gap between vertebrae during cervical spine surgery than after a structural...
23-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Joint AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section strongly endorse interventional thrombectomy in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke based on findings of the...
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