Hospital for Special Surgery - Archive (Hughes)

2019
March
29,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
Orthopedics This Week reports on an HSS study presented at the annual AAOS conference that looked at the incidence of osteopenia in spine fusion patients. Senior investigator Alexander P. Hughes, MD, spine surgeon at HSS, explains, "I think the mo...
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March
15,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
A new study by HSS investigators, presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting, found that a significant number of lumbar spine surgerypatients had previously undiagnosed osteoporosis.The study enrolled  patients undergoing lumbar spine fusion for a degenera...
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2018
March
06,
2018
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
For years, bone mineral density (BMD) -- a measure of how much actual bone mineral a bone contains -- has been used to determine which patients are candidates for spinal surgery and which are not. It was assumed that a low BMD, found in patients with...
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