Osteopenia vs osteoporosis; Sacroiliac joint treatment study results
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BONE GROWTH STIM SLIDESHOW
Bone Growth Stimulation After Neck or Back Spinal Fusion
By Khoi Than, MD

Is there something in your medical history that may prevent your fusion from healing completely? Bone growth stimulation (BGS) is not a new concept—variations of the technology have been around since the 1950s. Advanced BGS devices help many patients’ bone heal better after a cervical (neck) or lumbar (back) surgery involving spinal fusion.
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TECHNOLOGY FEATURE
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FRACTURE PREVENTION
Bisphosphonates: Osteoporosis Medications That May Help Prevent Spinal Fractures
By Daphne E. Smith-Marsh, PharmD, CDE
There are many types of medications available to help prevent osteoporosis-related fractures. Bisphosphonates (pronounced, bis-fos′fō-nāts) is a specific class of drugs that help increase bone mineral density in the spine and may help reduce the risk of fracture.

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WORDS OF WISDOM
Diagnosis and Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint
SI-Bone
By Neel Anand, MD
“I think the early perception is that orthopaedic surgeons make a lot of money and are often in the media spotlight, aspects that are enticing to a young medical student pulling all-nighters and struggling to make ends meet. But I’ll tell you what, this field of medicine is ONLY for those willing to do two things—put in the incredibly hard work on a daily basis and most importantly, have a heart for healing patients.”

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DIAGNOSTIC FEATURE
iFuse System For Sacroiliac Joint Pain Shows High Success Rate and Patient Satisfaction
View the steps a spine specialist takes to accurately diagnose an SI joint problem.
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SPINAL PAIN PUMPS
Pump it Up: How Spinal Pumps Work
By Lawrence Kamhi, MD, FIPP

Who is a good candidate for a spinal pump? How does the pump get medication to where you have back pain? How's a pump different from other pain management treatment options? These and other questions answered.
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