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Minimally invasive technique limits common cervical spine surgery complication: 4 takeaways

Becker's Spine Review—October 25, 2017

Becker’s Spine Review reported on a recent study that analyzed the minimally invasive technique’s impact on dysphagia, a common cervical spine surgical complication.  According to the article, HSS researchers tested the effect of local intraoperative steroids on limiting this complication. The study won "Best Paper" at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society.

Study authors included HSS research coordinator Daniel Stein, BS; HSS spine surgeon Han Jo Kim, MD; HSS spine surgeon Darren R. Lebl, MD, MBA; HSS spine surgeon Russel C. Huang, MD; HSS radiologist Shari T. Jawetz, MD; HSS senior director of spine research Virginie Lafage, PhD; and HSS surgeon-in-chief Todd J. Albert, MD.

Read the full article at beckersspine.com


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