Study showed 40% of patients remained nonsmokers at 1 year after spine fusion
Patients who cease smoking before undergoing spine fusion surgery tend to have better postoperative outcomes, but the rate of recidivism was high in the first 3 months following the procedure, according to results of a recently published study.
When Allan Treadwell views patient charts on his computer, a yellow alert sometimes pops up�a handy feature that tells him when a patient is due for vaccines for hepatitis B, influenza or other ailments.
Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. It may be due to a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. But most of the time, upper or lower back pain develops during the course of day-to-day life. Repet...