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ISSN: 0362-2436
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Announcing the 2015 ISSLS Young Investigator Award winner

 Chelsea Lohman, PhD, MAT, ATC, CSCS received the award at the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine. Read the articles for free:

1. Cervical Nerve Root Displacement and Strain During Upper Limb Neural Tension Testing: Part 1. A Minimally Invasive Assessment in Unembalmed Cadavers.


2. Cervical Nerve Root Displacement and Strain During Upper Limb Neural Tension Testing: Part 2. Role of Foraminal Ligaments in the Cervical Spine.

Why did these papers win over other submissions? Clinical examination of neural pathology involving cervical nerve roots is difficult because of the transient nature of pathologies and examination into the biomechanical behaviors of cervical nerve roots during upper limb neural tension testing (ULNTT) has not been performed.

 
Upper limb neural tension testing caused significant inferolateral displacement and strain in cervical nerve roots C5-C8. Foraminal ligaments appear to have a protective role, reducing displacement and strain to cervical nerve roots during tension events. These results provide the mechanical foundation for the use of ULNTT in clinical evaluation of pathology in the cervical region, such as in cervical radiculopathy, entrapment neuropathies, and thoracic outlet syndrome.

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Do you know the most influential studies on surgery of the lower spine?

Dr. Samuel K. Cho and colleagues of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, analyzed and quantified the most important research papers on lumbar spine surgery in an article published in the May 15 issue. Their results raise some interesting "questions, trends and observations"—including the finding that the two most-cited studies focus on situations when spinal surgery should not be performed. Read the article for FREE  

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