Spine Procedures, Practices and News
An electronic health record alert that reminded physicians to administer pediatric flu vaccinations increased the odds of children receiving the vaccine, according to a study sponsored by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Published in Health Information Technology
July 06, 2011
Selective segmental transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion can be used to correct lumbar lordosis, segmental deformity and translation, which means it can have good outcomes for patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis, according to an article published in Spine.
The success rates of total disc arthroplasty for military patients is now approaching 80 percent, according to a new study published in The Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques.
July 12, 2011
Biomet reported net sales of $715.2 million during the fourth quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, which is an increase of 2 percent over the same period last year, according to a company news release.
Published in Spine and Orthopedic Devices and Implants
July 11, 2011
Hospital for Special Surgery researchers, led by Bryan T. Kelly, MD, co-director of the Center for Hip Pain and Preservation, identified a group of patients who have increased difficulty for surgical treatment of snapping psoas, according to a hospital news release.
Published in News and Analysis
Conservative treatment is not ideal for patients with mild to moderate scoliosis because it could strain the patients' mental health, according to a study published in Spine.