Blog Articles

What’s Important: Surgeon Volunteerism

In 1998, Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, an orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, established the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) and started medical mission trips to Ghana to provide spinal deformity care.
Dec 31st, 2018

Fixation of the Lumbar Spine

The technique provides three-column support of the vertebrae, contributing to the biomechanical strength of the constructPedicle screw fixation is the preferred method of posterior fusion in lumbar spinal surgery.
Jun 1st, 2016

Pre Incision HCT

Pre-donation of autologous blood prior to spine fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has been used in deformity surgery.
Jan 1st, 2016

History of Spinal Instrumentation: The Modern Era

The development of instrumentation for internal fixation of the spine has dramatically improved the surgeon’s ability to successfully provide surgical intervention for a wide variety of spinal disorders.
Jan 1st, 2015

Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Of the many potential causes of nerve compression that lead to radiculopathy, vascular etiologies remain among the most infrequent, with an estimated prevalence of only five to ten per million cases of radiculopathy.
Jan 1st, 2015

How often is adjacent segment disease reported?

After a systematic review, six prospective studies comparing TDR versus ACDF were selected. These studies had between 2–5 years follow-up and reported revisions due to adjacent segment disease.
Jan 1st, 2013

Rate of Adjacent Segment Disease

The concern for ASD has led to the development of motion-preserving technologies such as TDA. To date, however, no known study has sought to compare the incidence of ASD between ACDF and TDA in major prospective studies.
Jan 1st, 2013