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Pre-op opioid use tied to higher post-op dependence

(HealthDay)—Greater preoperative opioid use predicts increased immediate postoperative opioid demand and decreased incidence of postoperative opioid independence among spine surgery patients, according ...

Dec 15, 2014
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Higher blood clot risk in longer surgeries

The longer the duration of surgery, the higher the risk of a life-threatening blood clot, according to the first large-scale, quantitative national study of the risk across all surgical procedures.

Dec 03, 2014
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Is a brace necessary for spinal fracture healing?

Compression fractures in the spine due to osteoporosis, a common condition causing progressive bone loss and increased fracture risk, are especially common in older women. A new study appearing in the December 3rd issue of ...

Dec 03, 2014
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Medicare spine surgery payments vary widely

(HealthDay)—There is wide variation in Medicare payments for episodes of spine surgery across hospitals, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Minimally invasive disc surgery is a pain in the neck

McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord in the neck or lower ...

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