IBD and L-fusion outcomes; Long-segment C-fusions; Pseudarthrosis in ACDF; Spine technology news highlights
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Post-surgical Radicular and Neuropathic Pain
FEATURED CASE

Post-surgical Radicular and Neuropathic Pain

By Jason M. Highsmith, MD
A 42-year-old man on Workers' Compensation underwent spine surgery to treat a severely herniated and degenerated lumbar disc and left leg pain. Following surgery, new pain was reported in the right leg.
 
Does Inflammatory Bowel Disease Complicate Lumbar Fusion Outcomes?
KEY TAKEAWAYS

Does Inflammatory Bowel Disease Complicate Lumbar Fusion Outcomes?

With Joseph Tanenbaum, PhD; Reginald Q. Knight, MD, MHA; Samuel K. Cho, MD
Key takeaway points from this study about IBD becoming increasingly more common among patients undergoing lumbar fusion.
 
Optimal End Level for Long-Segment Cervical Fusion to the Thoracic Spine?
FUSION ENDPOINT

Optimal End Level for Long-Segment Cervical Fusion to the Thoracic Spine?

With Eeric Truumees, MD, and Saad B. Chaudhary, MD
Study analysis reviews outcomes of extending posterior cervical fusions for degenerative spine conditions into the thoracic spine and potential pros and cons.
 
Pseudarthrosis Found in Half of Patients With PEEK Implants for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
AANS/CNS HIGHLIGHT

Pseudarthrosis Found in Half of Patients With PEEK Implants for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

With Khoi D. Than, MD, and commentary by Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
Finding from a retrospective study showed PEEK cages in ACDF was linked to a fivefold increase in incidence of pseudarthrosis compared with use of allograft materials, and a nearly twofold increase in the rate of subsequent revision surgery for pseudarthrosis.
 
Spine Technology News Highlights June 2018
NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Spine Technology News Highlights June 2018

By Susan Spinasanta
News snapshots with links for more information—investigational PEEK-on-ceramic cervical artificial disc, registration deadline for online academic pain medicine programs, and the NASS spine registry.
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