Liberal Transfusions & Morbidity, Surgical Benchmarks, AOSpine Practice Essentials
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Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
FEATURED CASE

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

By Reginald Q. Knight, MD, MHA
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a progressive condition presenting with a myriad of symptomatic complaints. Here, the patient has significant upper and lower extremity symptoms of paresthesia and reduced dexterity accompanied by loss of gait stability and neck pain.
 
Volume Benchmarks for Common Lumbar Spine Surgeries Defined in Recent Study
SURGICAL BENCHMARKS

Volume Benchmarks for Common Lumbar Spine Surgeries Defined in Recent Study

With Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, MSc
How many lumbar procedures does a surgeon need to perform to be defined as having “some degree of proficiency”? Also, what are the potential clinical implications?
 
AOSpine North America Practice Essentials
MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

AOSpine North America Practice Essentials

November 3-4, 2017—Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
This course covers the gamut of non-clinical competencies needed to ensure your practice thrives. Faculty includes co-chairs Joseph Cheng, MD, MS, and Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FACS.
 
Measuring Outcomes in the Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis
SRS MEETING HIGHLIGHT

Measuring Outcomes in the Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

With Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH; James Sanders, MD; Peter G. Gabos, MD
Assessing outcomes in treatment of early onset scoliosis entails more than just assessing the Cobb angle. This highlight is from the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society.
 
Liberal Transfusions Linked to Increased Morbidity Following Spine Surgery
LIBERAL TRANSFUSIONS

Liberal Transfusions Linked to Increased Morbidity Following Spine Surgery

With Daniel M. Sciubba, MD, FAANS
The impact of more liberal use of transfusions on patient outcomes in spine surgery was not investigated prior to this study. The findings may affect how you operate.
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