December 2017

Yoga as Therapeutic for Low Back Pain and Aquatic Possibilities

December 5th, 2017|

When practiced correctly, yoga appears to be effective in treating a wide variety of health conditions.  Iyengar yoga is most commonly found in therapy as it strives for precise anatomical alignment and uses various props to assist positioning.  The attention to precise anatomical positioning makes it well-suited to back pain, where dysfunctional alignment may be […]

July 2015

History of Spinal Deformities

July 30th, 2015|

By Christopher Good, MD, FACS
Treatment of spinal conditions dates back to ancient times. There has been a long history of treatment of scoliosis and other spinal deformities using both non-operative and operative techniques. One of the most common techniques used by spine surgeons to correct spinal problems is spine fusion. The purpose of a spinal fusion is to create a rigid […]

April 2015

Robotically-Guided Spinal Fusion Surgery Registry

April 10th, 2015|

 To establish an observational registry for systematic collection of clinical data from Renaissance-guided spine surgeries.
The key objective of this observational registry is to prospectively collect data to facilitate the quantification of potential short- and long-term benefits of Renaissance-guided spine surgery. It establishes a common framework for collaboration between surgeons performing Renaissance-guided spine surgeries in either […]

Robotically-Guided Surgery for Spinal Deformity Correction

April 10th, 2015|

 The goal of ADDRESS is to quantify potential short- and long-term benefits of robotically-guided minimally invasive (MIS) or open spine surgery in adult spinal deformity patients, in comparison to image- or navigation-guided instrumentation in a matching cohort of control patients performed using a freehand technique, both in MIS and open approaches.

SI Joint Fusion with SImmetry Device

April 10th, 2015|

 The purpose of the EVoluSIon study is to evaluate the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for fusion of the SI joint and relief of SI joint pain symptoms. This is a prospective, non-randomized post market study designed to collect data on SI joint fusion and subject back pain following implant of the SImmetry device.

SI Joint Fusion with iFuse Implant

April 10th, 2015|

  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the iFuse Implant System to treat degenerative sacroiliitis (arthritis of the SI joint) and sacroiliac disruption (abnormal separation or tearing of the sacroiliac joint). The iFuse Implant System (iFuse device) is a medical device that is surgically implanted into the sacroiliac (SI) joint during […]

Non-Surgical Regenerative Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

April 10th, 2015|

 This is a clinical study to collect safety and preliminary efficiency information on the use of NuQu chondrocytes (cartilage cells) delivered to the center of a lumbar spinal disc to treat low back pain.

Improving Spinal Fusion Outcomes through Implant Placement

April 10th, 2015|

 -During interbody spinal fusion surgeries, placing the interbody cages wider apart has a great impact on mitigating the loss of disc height after surgery.
-Maintaining disc height after a fusion surgery indicates a lower risk of revision surgery
For a specific type of spinal fusion surgery, called interbody fusions, cages are implanted into the space between two […]

Artificial Discs as an Alternative to Spinal Fusion

April 10th, 2015|

Stress on the spine can lead to damaged or degenerated spinal discs, which can cause chronic pain. Oftentimes, this is treated by removing the disc and fusing the two vertebral segments together. While this intervention can result in pain relief, it also results in more limited movement and potentially more stress on other parts of […]

Increasing Safety of Revision Surgery by Decreasing Scar Tissue

April 10th, 2015|

 The use of Amniofix in spinal fusion surgeries may reduce scar tissue formation and adhesion and lead to safer, easier revision spine surgeries.
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Scar tissue forms as part of the natural healing process. Any type of surgery can result in scar tissue formation. Promising results from the study conducted by the Spinal Research Foundation showed […]