We have avoided wrong-level spine surgery errors for nearly three years thanks to a stepwise quality improvement process culminating in real-time intraoperative image review by radiologists.
The first large randomized trial of competing surgical approaches to this common cause of spinal cord dysfunction provides reassurance but little guidance on surgical decision-making.
We share how a woman from the U.S. Southwest with refractory leg pain used our digital platforms to plan a surgery in Cleveland that has yielded long-sought relief.
A medical spine specialist explains why frailty looms especially large in patients with spine disease, why it doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with age, and proactive ways to reduce it in this population.
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Can a shift from 10 vendors of nonspecialized spinal implants to a single vendor reduce procurement costs without compromising care quality? Our findings put conventional wisdom to the test.
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.
Study finds intraoperative neuromonitoring improves outcomes in pediatric scoliosis surgery without impacting hospital charges.