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Carson Wentz has fractured vertebra; 3 things to know

According to media reports, a recent CT scan revealed that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has a fractured vertebra. ESPN.com reported that with proper rest, the injury should heal on its own with no further intervention needed. What exactly is a fractured vertebra? Below are three things to know about Carson Wentz's back injury. Carson Wentz's back injury involves a fracture of his lower back. These fractures are medically referred to as compression fractures.  Compression fractures typically happen in patients [...]

Dr. Kern Singh Guest Lecturer in Japan, Talks Future of MIS

Dr. Kern Singh was invited to Japan for the 3rd time this year in 2018. He was a featured guest Lecturer at both the 2018 JASMISS (Japanese Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery) and the 3rd International MIS (Minimally Invasive Stabilization) Congress in Tokyo at the Grand Prince Hotel. Over 1,000 Japanese, Korean and Chinese Spine Surgeons attended the meeting and listened to Dr. Singh's lectures involving the Technological Advancements in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Use of Augmented [...]

Rush Occupational Therapist Back to Her ‘Old Self’ Following Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

As an occupational therapist for nearly thirty years at the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center (Rush University Medical Center), Carole Hall has devoted her career to helping patients overcome orthopedic injuries. While rewarding, her job can also be very physically demanding. Late last year while helping a patient, Carole felt a sudden pain in her lower back and became concerned that it might be a sign of something more serious. Her hunch proved correct and within the next 24 hours her [...]

5 key points on why outpatient spine surgery is here to stay from Dr. Kern Singh

Kern Singh, MD, co-founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush in Chicago, recently penned an article on the safety of outpatient spine surgery for Vertebral Columns, a publication of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. The article responds to a USA Today and Kaiser Health News article highlighting the risk of cervical hematoma after outpatient spine surgery, among other potential complications after outpatient surgery. Here are five key points. Read More at Becker's Spine Review >>

Dr. Kern Singh: Why spinal implant manufacturers will need to reevaluate pricing

Becker's Spine Review caught up with Kern Singh, MD, orthopedic surgery professor at Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center and co-director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, to find out what he sees as a challenge that still lies ahead for the spine industry this year. Dr. Singh discusses the impact value-based healthcare will have on implant manufacturers. Read More at Becker's Spine Review >>

Stem Cell Therapy: Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush – Surgeons Urge Patients to Do Research First

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeons urge patients to do their homework before undergoing stem cell therapy. They educate patients on the proper indications and expectations related to the use of stem cell therapies and other orthobiologics. In this video. Drs. Kern Singh, Frank Phillips, Brian Forsythe, Brian Cole and Nikhil Verma talk about what patients in pain or those wishing to avoid surgery need to know.

Dr. Kern Singh Discusses Opioids on ABC7 Chicago

The abuse of opioids has become a hot topic and some states have reacted by placing restrictions on how much doctors can prescribe to patients. This ABC7 report talks about the impact these regulations are having on patients with serious, painful conditions. Dr. Kern Singh talks about what his patients experience when the alternative pain control protocol he has developed is not covered by insurance.

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Dr. Kern Singh’s Research Paper Selected for 2nd Place Clinical Research Award

Dr. Kern Singh, an orthopedic spine surgeon and Co-Director of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, was recognized by the Cervical Spine Research Society for his paper entitled “The Impact Of Local Steroid Application On Dysphagia Following An Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion: Preliminary Results Of A Prospectively, Randomized, Single Blind Trial.”  The paper was selected as the 2nd Place Clinical Research Award Paper by the Cervical Spine Research Society’s Awards Committee. Anterior cervical discectomy and [...]