Even while celebrating the legacy of a neurosurgery giant, this singular CME event was forward-looking above all, with powerful takeaways on everything from MIS surgery to the essence of innovation.
New state restrictions on opioid prescriptions for acute pain changed prescribing behavior after spine surgery, and patients were no worse for it. So finds a new Cleveland Clinic study.
It didn’t lead to better outcomes in a retrospective study of lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomies, but the final word is not yet in.
This 1.5-day CME course will explore six leading areas of spine surgery today while honoring the career of master neurosurgeon Ed Benzel, MD. Don’t be surprised if you’re inspired to be a better doctor as a result.
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services Policy
Study finds intraoperative neuromonitoring improves outcomes in pediatric scoliosis surgery without impacting hospital charges.
Head and neck surgeons highlight the advantages of the less invasive endoscopic endonasal approach to spine surgery.
Advances in 3-D printing permit creation of patient-specific navigation (PSN) guides that conform to complex biological shapes, helping surgeons rapidly and accurately place pedicle screws. Cleveland Clinic researchers investigated coupling PSN with an algorithm to improve fixation strength.
How leading spine centers are refining and increasingly combining these surgical advancements in pursuit of better patient outcomes and care value.
Physician quality directors for Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Spine Health outline a few initiatives behind recent quality successes — and share advice applicable to virtually any healthcare institution.
Functional status is predictive of how older patients do after surgery. Cleveland Clinic is working to help frail older adults prepare for elective procedures. Geriatrician Ronan Factora, MD, explains.