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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Overview)

An orthopedic surgeon who further specializes in the field of spine surgery.


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How will orthopedic spine surgery change over the next?20 years?

How will orthopedic spine surgery change over the next?20 years?

Vastly: There is tremendous variability in opinion between spine surgeons. The frequency of spine surgery has increased several fold in the past decade without significant improvement in outcomes. For a major surgical procedure such as spine surgery, the criteria will need to be better standardized and the value clearly defined, with today's increasing emphasis on value based purchasing of healthcare. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
313 doctors shared insights

Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Overview)

An orthopedic surgeon who further specializes in the field of spine surgery.


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Living with Spine Curvature (Checklist)

stretch the spine
daily
Low impact aerobics excercise
every other day
Take NSAIDS/Relaxants as needed
once
Maintain idealbody weight
daily
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What is the statute of limitations regarding "botched" spine orthopedic surgery?

Let me explian: The statute of limitations regarding any surgery is two years from the start of the treatment, unless the patient is a child that goes until the child is 18 years old.Thanks. ...Read more

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How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated. All surgery has risks. Mis can reduce some risks, but may increase other. Have a frank discussion with the surgeon recommending the procedure. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
Daily
Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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After spine surgery is there a chance of being in pain?

After spine surgery is there a chance of being in pain?

Yes: There will be pain from the surgery itself. Depending on the extent of the procedure this pain can last for days to a few months. Spine pain is not the best clinical indication for surgery. Many who proceed with surgery for back pain only may see some improvement in their pain, but should not expect complete resolution. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spine surgery?

What is the definition or description of: spine surgery?

Spine surgery: This is surgery to treat disorders of the spine. It may be a discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion. Fusion surgery usually means using special plates and screws whic typically stay in permanently. Many of these procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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Spine Surgery (Definition)

This is surgery to treat disorders of the spine. It may be a discectomy, laminectomy, or fusion. Fusion surgery usually means using special plates and screws whic typically stay in permanently. Many of these procedures can be performed ...Read more


Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more