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September 26, 2014
 
FEATURED CASE STUDY
Presented by: Gisela Murray, MD and Juan Uribe, MD
Traumatic Odontoid Fracture in an Elderly Female
This type of case often presents real decision-making challenges for the clinician. "A plethora of literature is devoted to this topic, yet there remains no precise standard for treatment of Type II dens fractures in the elderly," stated Ali A. Baaj, MD.

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TECHNOLOGY CASE
Presented by: Stephen L. Ritland, MD
Facet Arthropathy with Back Pain, Stenosis, Synovial Cyst and L5 Radiculopathy
Dr. Ritland's patient was a 67-year-old female with intermittent back pain that became severe for one year. Despite treatment by a physiatrist, and undergoing pain blocks, non-operative therapies did not adequately resolve her pain and symptoms. This case demonstrates the benefits of intra-operative imaging
(O-arm® Surgical Imaging System, Medtronic, Inc.)
in multiple planes.

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TECHNOLOGY FEATURE
O-armĀ® Surgical Imaging System
Medtronic Neurosurgery marks the following global milestones: more than 500 O-arm® imaging systems, 2,000 AxiEM electromagnetic StealthStation® navigation systems, and 7,000 optical StealthStation® systems. The StealthStation solution has served more than 2,250,000 patients through the hands of 5,300 surgeons. The O-arm system enjoys more than 1,200 surgeon users, and has benefitted more than 191,000 patients.
NEWS UPDATE
Commentary by:
Steven Richeimer, MD


On September 16, 2014, the FDA approved Movantik (naloxegol), an oral treatment for opioid-induced constipation in adults with chronic non-cancer pain.

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