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Patient-Related Factors Predict Satisfaction With Spine Surgery

Patient satisfaction with elective spine surgery for degenerative diseases is influenced by whether they achieve ...

Treatment Evaluation for Patients with Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures

The researchers set out to explore the efficacy of PV treatment in patients who were managing OVCFs following spinal fusion surgery for degenerative lumbar disease.

Alcohol’s Effect on Post-menopausal Bone Health

While it’s understood that moderate alcohol consumption is associated with higher bone mass in post-menopausal women, the actual mechanism that causes this is not understood.

Triple Herb Product Helps Prevent Osteoporosis in Spine and Hip

Researchers investigated the impact of a triple herb product in post-menopausal women with osteopenia.

SpineUniverse Spine Surgeon Survey Results

In an effort to better understand challenges spine surgeons face, SpineUniverse developed several viewpoint questions.

Bracing Plus Exercise to Promote Bone Mineral Growth Is Key to Managing Scoliosis in Adolescents

While brace treatment has been shown to slow down curve progression in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis, physical activity—particularly in the form of weight-bearing activities—should also be prescribed to prevent bone mineral loss and promote bone mineral gain.

What Causes Osteoporosis in Greek Men?

Researchers aimed to determine the factors that are directly associated with bone mineral density, including BMD of the spine and hip, in Greek men.

Yoga Spinal Flexion Positions Can Cause Spinal Fractures in Osteoporotic Patients

Yoga is generally thought to be a “safe” exercise. However, some positions may not be advisable for people with low bone mass—either osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Meeting Highlights from the 31st Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves—Spine Summit 2015

Six prestigious international spine societies were represented during the Spine Summit 2015 program.

Epidural Anesthesia via Catheter in Spine Surgery Effectively Reduces Postoperative Pain

The patient is comfortable and the injection allows for routine neurologic examinations. Many physicians are adopting this new technique.

Short-term Aerobic Exercise with and without a Weighted Vest: What’s the Effect on Bone Metabolism?

There were 36 women in the study; all joined voluntarily and were sedentary and postmenopausal. The researchers randomly divided them into 3 groups.

Triclosan-Coated Sutures May Reduce the Risk of Surgical Site Infection After Spinal Surgery

Use of triclosan-coated sutures instead of non-coated sutures was associated with a significantly lower incidence of surgical site infections in patients undergoing spinal surgery.

Great Job Candidate? Don't Be Too Quick to Extend the Offer

Using a multi-step approach to hiring will create a more organized and productive search.

Improving Human Resources and Productivity in Orthopaedic and Spine Practices

How spine practices can plan for the everyday stress of caring for patients while at the same time improving productivity and profitability.

Multifactorial Predictors of Work Status in Patients With Low Back Pain Identified

Simple questions that address the impact of an individual’s low back pain on home, play, and work life are critical to determining what is most important to the patient.
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