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Will Spinal Surgery Change with 3D Printed Implants?

With the advancement of technology, 3D printed medical implants are increasingly more common. These individually printed implants are in use in joint reconstruction and now […]

By |December 29th, 2016|Back Pain, Disc Replacement, Fusion, Surgery, Tantalum|

SI Fusion: Arthrodesis vs. Skeletal Fixation

The following is Dr. Paul Saiz’s article: SI Fusion: Arthrodesis vs. Skeletal Fixation, which was published in the 2015 September/October publication of Spineline.

Sacroiliac pathology has […]

What is Spine Surgery?

When describing surgical options to patients, I often divide procedures into 2 basic concepts. “Unpinch what is pinched” vs “Stop moving parts that hurt from […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Fusion, Laminectomy, Laminotomy, Neck Pain, Surgery|

Treating Spinal Pain: Fusion vs. Disc Replacement

Traditionally, neck, lower back or spinal pain that cannot be alleviated by aggressive, non-surgical treatment has been treated by spinal fusion. Although there are a […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Disc Replacement, Fusion, Neck Pain|

SI Joint Pain and Fusion Surgery

Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion surgery is a surgical procedure that improves stabilization and treats SI pain by fusing the spine and the pelvis, or iliac […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Back Pain, Fusion, Joint, Leg Pain, Sacroiliac Joint, Surgery|

Is Spine Fusion Bad?

Simply put, a spine fusion is where the body attempts to grow new bone in an area that had no prior bone. Surgeons typically perform […]

By |September 4th, 2015|Fusion, Surgery|

Ambulatory Surgical Center vs Hospital Surgery

Neck Surgery can be More Cost Effective and Just as Safe at Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) vs Hospital
A recent study presented at the Congress of […]

By |March 31st, 2015|Fusion, Surgery|

Options for Neck Surgery – Disc Replacement vs. Fusion

When considering options for neck surgery, consider several things. Cervical disc disease results from damage to vertebrae in the neck, which can lead to neck […]

By |December 12th, 2014|Disc Replacement, Fusion, Neck Pain, Surgery|

Spinal Fusion Surgery – Imperfect, But Often Necessary

Spinal fusion surgery procedures are complex and are often undertaken to treat spinal imbalance and instability, painful discs, infections, or even tumors. Essentially, two vertebrae […]

By |November 6th, 2013|Fusion, Surgery|

Treatment of Pinched Nerves and Painful Movement of the Spine

Treatment of Pinched Nerves and Painful Movement of the Spine
In order to fix what is commonly called pinched nerves, surgeons must remove anatomy to clear […]

By |June 25th, 2013|Back Pain, Fusion, Laminectomy, Laminotomy|