News tagged with spine surgery

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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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.

Dec 02, 2014
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Surgery may not fix long-term palsy of spine disease

(HealthDay)—Duration of palsy should be considered when selecting candidates for surgical management of painless foot drop in patients with degenerative lumbar disorders, according to research published ...

Oct 17, 2014
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A new way to find out if back problems need surgery

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers from Perth and Germany have discovered that a technique commonly used in surgery on the brain is an excellent tool for determining if, and to which extent, surgery is needed ...

Nov 18, 2013
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Model can predict spine surgery complications

(HealthDay)—A new model can predict the risk of medical complications, including major complications, after spine surgery, according to a study published in the Feb. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

Jan 31, 2014
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Patient satisfaction a poor proxy after spine surgery

(HealthDay)—In a group of patients undergoing elective spine surgery to treat degenerative conditions, patient satisfaction with care received was a poor proxy and correlated poorly with outcomes, complications, ...

Oct 10, 2013
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