Category Archive for: ‘Spine Fusion’

Spinal Surgery to Get You on Your Feet Faster

DECEMBER 29, 2008, 10:10 P.M. ET By LAURA JOHANNESThe Wall Street Journal A new minimally invasive spinal surgery trims hospital stays and affords a shorter recovery time than traditional methods, says a company that sells equipment used in the procedure. Physicians say the surgery trims recovery times but say more research is needed on its efficacy. More…PainCareMD

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Cost-effectiveness of Spine Fusion Questioned in Dartmouth-led Study

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press ReleasePosted 12/16/08 • Media Contact: Deborah Kimbell • (603) 653-3602 Rates of spinal fusion have increased by more than 250 percent in the last 15 years. But is the surgery cost-effective? New research published in the December 16th issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that for patients with spinal stenosis …

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