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 [...]
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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.
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 [...]
Dr. Singh talks about Derek Carr's transverse process fracture and delivers some good news for Raiders fans.
Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Flacco, and Leonard Fournette Injury Report by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rushadmin
Dr. Kern Singh and Brian Cole discuss the injuries of Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Flacco, and Leonard Fournette's injuries, and what they could mean for the rest of the season.
Chronic spinal pain is a multifactorial issue that requires a concerted effort amongst members of the multidisciplinary team in order to maximize patient outcomes while minimizing the need for narcotic medications. Oftentimes patients with spinal disability require surgical intervention. The need for spine surgery creates a significant amount of anxiety on the patient regarding the need and potential for narcotic abuse following the procedure. Although minimally invasive spinal techniques and surgical equipment have been developed allowing spine surgeons to treat [...]