Cleveland Spine Review: Hands-On 2015 returns with its unique format to emphasize the fundamentals of spine surgery and the surgical decision-making process.
The Center for Spine Health’s Check Please program allows surgeons to review, compare and analyze online the costs of surgeries they perform (and the costs of disposable items used) in near real-time. The goal is to reduce costs of surgery while maintaining or improving outcomes.
In skilled hands, surgery for selected intramedullary spinal cord tumors can be curative but the procedure is not without definable, often substantial, risk.
In adults, spinal deformity mostly involves the lumbar spine and pain is the dominant complaint. While treatment options abound, the stakes are high, so judicious choice is the rule. Here’s some practical guidance.