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Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Odell Beckham Jr., Joe Flacco, and Leonard Fournette Injury Report by Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

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.

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New Postoperative Spine Anesthesia Protocol Reducing the Need for Post-Surgical Narcotics

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 [...]

65 orthopedic surgeons recommended by orthopedic surgeons

"Here are 65 surgeons recommended by other orthopedic surgeons. If you have any questions about this list, please contact Eric Oliver at eoliver@beckershealthcare.com. Surgeons could recommend their colleagues anonymously. The list is presented alphabetically." Read the List at Becker's Orthopedic Review >>

Three Things to Know About Tiger Woods’ Latest Back Surgery

Tiger Woods underwent back surgery on Thursday. The surgery was his fourth back surgery since 2014. Woods detailed the operation on his website Thursday afternoon: "Due to previous herniations and three surgeries, Woods' bottom lower-back disc severely narrowed, causing sciatica and severe back and leg pain. Conservative therapy, which included rehabilitation, medications, limiting activities and injections, failed as a permanent solution, and Woods opted to have surgery. The procedure was a minimally invasive Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS ALIF) at L5/S1. The surgery [...]

Dr. Kern Singh Chairs ISASS Annual Meeting, Research Team Awarded Best Poster

Dr. Kern Singh recently chaired the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) in Boca Raton, FL. The ISASS Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of spine surgeons and their clinical support staff for a weekend of education and collaboration. The ISASS 2017 annual meeting was a huge success, with over 570 scientific papers presented," said Dr. Singh. "The presented papers covered the entire spectrum of spinal surgery topics, from basic science to cutting-edge minimally [...]