The smartest moves orthopedic surgeons made in 2023
Ask Orthopedic Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting orthopedic care. We invite all orthopedic surgeon and specialist responses.
Patient-reported outcomes increasingly used to evaluate joint arthroplasty success
Patient-reported outcome measures are being increasingly utilized to evaluate the success of hip and knee arthroplasty procedures for patients, according to the American Joint Replacement Registry's 2023 annual report on hip and knee arthroplasty procedural trends and patient outcomes.
Awake spinal fusion, posterior cervical laminoplasty and more: Spine procedures best poised for the ASC
ASCs and outpatient surgery have the benefit of letting patients recover at home the same day they go to the operating room. While many spine techniques are becoming less invasive, migrating cases to ASCs can take time.
What do spine surgeons hear most from patients?
Dialogue with patients often includes questions about procedures for spine surgeons. Common threads include concerns about spinal fusions and how they will feel after surgery.
Seven spine surgeons shared with Becker's common patient questions they hear and how they address them.
'The latest evolution in minimally invasive approaches': What we heard in January
Spine and orthopedic experts in January spoke with Becker's Spine Review about topics from compensation to total disc replacement.
'Not just a gimmick': 16 experts on prone lateral spine surgery
Prone lateral spine surgery offers an alternative to the lateral decubitus position and eliminates the need to move a patient during the surgery. The technique has yet to be widely adopted, and while some surgeons see potential, others don't see it taking a grip on the industry any time soon.
The Second Annual Spine by the Sea Symposium
Distinguished faculty members of the UCI School of Medicine Departments of Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery share their specialized expertise in formal lectures and Q&A discussions.
Keeping up with fourth-graders thanks to spine
Talia Ryan was 15 when she began experiencing excruciating back pain. Five years later, the young Foothill Ranch woman lasted barely one day as a student at UC Irvine in the fall of 2016 because the pain had become so debilitating.
Prone Lateral Spine Approach Benefits Patients and Surgeons
Prone lateral spine surgery is gaining acceptance among some orthopedic surgeons because it offers an alternative to positioning patients on their side and eliminates the need to move them during complex procedures.
'Not just a gimmick': 15 experts on prone lateral spine surgery
Prone lateral spine surgery offers an alternative to the lateral decubitus position and eliminates the need to move a patient during the surgery.