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ISASS Policy Statement – Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
The sacroiliac (SI) joints are paired diarthrodial articulations of the sacrum and ilium and serve as the connection between the spine and pelvis. The small amount of motion in the joint (2-4Expand
Utilization of Minimally Invasive Surgical Approach for Sacroiliac Joint Fusion in Surgeon Population of ISASS and SMISS Membership
According to performed survey, MIS SIJ fusion is preferred over open technique, and incorporation of the MIS technique into the spine surgeon's specter of skills would allow an increased number of surgical options as well as possible increase in outcome quality. Expand
Review of Vertebral Augmentation: An Updated Meta-analysis of the Effectiveness
A meta-analysis comparing outcomes between vertebroplasty (VP), balloon kyphoplasty (BKP), vertebral augmentation with implant (VAI), and nonsurgical management (NSM) for treating vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) found BKP had significantly better and VP tended to have better pain reduction compared with NSM. Expand
ISASS Recommendations/Coverage Criteria for Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization - Coverage Indications, Limitations, and/or Medical Necessity
Broadly defined, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the progressive narrowing of the spinal canal and neural foramen resulting in pressure upon the nerve(s) leading to pain and/or numbness in theExpand
International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery Guideline—Intraosseous Ablation of the Basivertebral Nerve for the Relief of Chronic Low Back Pain
RATIONALE This International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery guideline is generated to respond to growing requests for background, supporting literature and evidence, and proper codingExpand
Management Protocol for Unreamed Interlocking Tibial Nails for Open Tibial Fractures
It is the authors' recommendation that statically locked unreamed tibial nails be dynamized and/or bone grafted at 6-8 weeks postinjury to enhance union and reduce the time of fracture healing. Expand
Paired Comparison Survey Analyses Utilizing Rasch Methodology of the Relative Difficulty and Estimated Work Relative Value Units of CPT® Code 27279
A Rasch analysis of two separate surveys of surgeons indicates that the current work RVU assigned to CPT® 27279 is undervalued at 9.03. Expand
Outcomes of posterior cervical fusion and decompression: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Posterior cervical fusion with decompression resulted in significant clinical improvement, as indicated by the changes in patient-reported outcomes, and high fusion rates and low rates of revision and of complications and adverse events were found. Expand
Intraoperative hemostasis during spinal reconstructive procedures.
CoStasis may provide effective hemostasis in spinal reconstructive procedures such as instrumented fusion where blood loss is excessive, and total transfusion requirements and operative duration were less among CoStasis patients. Expand
Work intensity in sacroiliac joint fusion and lumbar microdiscectomy
The work RVU for minimally invasive SIJF should be adjusted upward as the relative amount of work is comparable, and after taking into account intensity, intraoperative workloads showed substantial overlap. Expand