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Growth of Outpatient Spine Surgery: What to Watch for Surgeons

Growth of Outpatient Spine Surgery: What to Watch for Surgeons

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The changing tides of the healthcare industry have shown a significant decrease in inpatient care and surgical procedures. This isn’t merely a blip in the radar, either. Over the last 16 years, there have been measurable decreases in inpatient visitation across the board. The reasons and incentives for this change in patient access abound, as innovation meets patient demands and needs. Convenience, cost, and care are all main drivers in this trend toward outpatient spine surgeries as patients are given an equal level of quality to past inpatient procedures.

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06 Apr, 16
Innovations and Developments for Spine Surgery Patients in 2016

Innovations and Developments for Spine Surgery Patients in 2016

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One of the most exciting parts about being in the Spine Industry today are all of the innovations and developments that are becoming a way of life for patients across the country and the world. Here at Amendia, we know that you, as a spine patient, find these developments encouraging, too! Are you a patient who is considering spine care in 2016?

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04 Feb, 16
  • 5 Observations on Spine Surgery-image-3

5 Observations on Spine Surgery

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1. Outpatient spine surgery has been proven effective, and is growing. There have been several advances within the spine systems and surgical technology to perform minimally invasive spine surgery; equally as important are the advancements in anesthesia, pain ...

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28 Jan, 15

What is Spondylolisthesis

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Spondylolisthesis is a Greek term, and it essentially means “slippery vertebra.” While the name is long and foreign, the condition it describes is a relatively common one. Spondylolisthesis occurs when one vertebra slips forward over the vertebra below it. This condition occurs most often in the lower region of the back. It can be caused by many things, which include: a weak, degenerative joint; a stress fracture created by a demanding activity or sport; a fractured vertebra caused by an accident or trauma; a disease such as arthritis; and even congenital birth defects

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27 Jan, 15