Why Cleveland Clinic is turning to AI to help guide spine care decision-making, and insights from an early analysis of how AI would have improved care of a historical patient cohort.
The director of the nation’s only hybrid orthopaedic/neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship program explains how it stands out from its nonhybrid counterparts.
Even though laser spine surgery has been in use for nearly 30 years, more prospective randomized studies are needed to truly validate its potential to shorten recovery times and match the outcomes of open procedures.
Most patients with multiple myeloma will suffer a vertebral fracture. Two new papers radiographically characterize these fractures’ progression in this population for the first time. Here are the takeaways.
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Whether to proceed with instrumented fusion after thoracic spine decompression is a largely unexplored question. Recent biomechanical studies in cadavers with intact rib cages are finally shedding some light.
Patients with coexisting MS and CSM have a distinct presentation relative to those with only CSM. Cleveland Clinic data suggest surgery should be considered for patients with this unique presentation.
A Cleveland Clinic survey has found significant differences among U.S. spine surgeons on the choice of surgical treatment for recurrent lumbar disc herniations. Number of years in practice and number of surgeries per year were factors in the treatment choice.
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.