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October 2016 - Volume 41 - Supplement 19B
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in China
With nearly two decades of development, Chinese surgeons have accumulated large amount of clinical data and invented quite a few instruments and techniques on MISS. This special issue includes 8 papers in this field authored by Chinese surgeons, with Dr. Wei Tian as Guest Editor.
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NASA Study Shows That Space Travel Affects Spine of Astronauts
How does space travel affect the spine? Astronauts on long missions in space have atrophy of the muscles supporting the spine—which don't return to normal even several weeks after their return to Earth
The results provide new insights into the elevated rates of back pain and spinal disc disease associated with prolonged spaceflight, report Dr. Douglas G. Chang of University of California, San Diego, and colleagues. "This could provide helpful physiological information to support a manned mission to Mars," the researchers write. Six NASA crewmembers were studied before and after spending four to seven months in "microgravity" conditions on the International Space Station. To read the full article for free, click HERE.
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Please read Dr. Nwosu's article on this topic in the January 15 issue and the accompanying commentary on The Spine Blog.
|What do you believe are indications for surgery for low velocity gunshot wounds causing spinal cord or nerve root injury?|
News: Big Differences in U.S. Healthcare Costs for Fixing Back Pain
How much does spinal fusion surgery cost? The answer depends on what part of the country you live in, reports a study in the September 1 issue.
Dr. W. Ryan Spiker and colleagues at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, analyzed 2012 Medicare data on the costs of two common types of spinal fusion surgery: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). Costs for spinal fusion vary substantially by region, with costs being lowest in the Midwest and highest in the Northeast. The researchers note, "This data sheds light on the actual cost of common surgeries throughout the United States, and will allow further progress towards the development of cost effective, value driven care."
January 15, 2017
- Macrophage Inhibition Factor-Mediated CD74 Dependent Extracellular Signal-Regulated Kinase Activation on the CEP Degeneration
- Does the Timing of Pre-operative Epidural Steroid Injection Affect Infection Risk after ACDF or Posterior Cervical Fusion?
- Accelerated Discharge Protocol for Posterior Spinal Fusion (PSF) Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) Decreases Hospital Post-operative Charges 22%
Affiliate Society Meeting Abstracts
Access abstracts from recent meetings of the following societies:
Cervical Spine Research Society
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Scoliosis Research Society