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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


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
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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


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


Holographic Images Increase Accuracy of External Ventricular Drain Insertion

Researchers from Beijing have developed a new technique of external ventricular drain (EVD) insertion that involves the use of a mixed-reality holographic computer headset. Wearing this headset, the neurosurgeon can visualize holographic images of...
10-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Increased Markers of Brain Injury in Response to Asymptomatic High-Accelerated Head Impacts

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that serum levels of two biomarkers of traumatic brain injury, tau and ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1, are elevated following high-acceleration head impacts, even when there is no clinical...
27-Jun-2018 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Looking Back at RFK’s Assassination: A Medical Analysis of His Injuries and Neurosurgical Care

Covers the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The authors “review the eyewitness reports of the mechanism of injury, the care rendered for 3 hours prior to the emergency craniotomy, the clinical course, and, ultimately, the autopsy.” The...
13-Jun-2018 4:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Opioid Dependence in Patients with Degenerative Spondylolisthesis is More Likely to Occur Before than After Surgery

Researchers investigated risk factors for the development of opioid dependence in patients undergoing surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis (DS). They found that, overall, patients were more likely to have a dependency on opioid medications...
15-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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AANS, CNS, & Joint Cerebrovascular Section Endorse Interventional Thrombectomy in Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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...
24-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT

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