Although originally developed for degenerative pathology, indications for minimal access LLIF have increased and it has become an important tool in lumbar spine deformity surgery.
A new magnetically controlled spinal growing rod promises less suffering and lower overall treatment costs for kids with severe early-onset scoliosis. Here’s how the rod was used in one of its first U.S. recipients.
Many pregnant women have low back pain but few receive treatment for it. Shared medical appointments at Cleveland Clinic teach husbands/partners to perform gentle manipulation to help reduce the pain.
Cleveland Clinic’s spine experts are developing computational models of the human spine to study its behavior under various boundary and loading conditions. They also can aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Cleveland Clinic has joined with other leading orthopaedic providers to launch an unprecedented physician-managed specialty alliance for direct-to-employer contracting. Is your provider group a potential member?
Spine defects causing vertebral slippage often require activity restriction plus other therapies, but typically not surgery. Wise management focuses on pain control to allow healing and activity resumption.
Adolescent athletes and their parents want to know if and when they can return to play after spine fusion surgery. The news is increasingly — but not always — what they’re hoping to hear.
There’s no arguing that rhBMP-2 forms bone. The latest research aims to learn whether its adverse effects outweigh its benefits, and in which types of spine fusion procedures the risk-benefit ratio is most favorable.