Study finds Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols help recovery after lumbar fusion

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols have the potential to hasten recovery from lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative spine conditions, with reduced in-hospital opioid consumption and improved postoperative pain scores, according to a study published […]

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Study shows durable improvement five years after complex adult spinal deformity surgery

Five years after complex adult spinal deformity surgery, patients reported durable improvement in a range of measurable outcomes, according to a recently published study. Patients reported improvements in lower-back pain functionality (Oswestry Disability Index), overall […]

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Addressing smoking and opioid use prior to spine surgery could reduce dependence after discharge

In-hospital consumption of opioids after elective spine surgery is driven chiefly by age, previous opioid use, smoking and the number of levels fused, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Spine Surgery. […]

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Minimally invasive, robotic-assisted procedure helps Hall of Fame trainer

Hall of Fame horse trainer D. Wayne Lukas endured pain and weakness in his leg, foot and hip, from lumbar spinal stenosis, for years before seeing Jeffrey L. Gum, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon with Norton […]

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Telehealth and ‘virtual hospital’ get some spine patients home sooner

A combination of telehealth and remote monitoring is allowing some patients to go home sooner after significant spinal surgery, according to the medical director of Norton Leatherman Spine. Norton Telehealth and “virtual hospital” innovations accelerated […]

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Norton Leatherman Spine surgeon’s spinal deformity articles are most cited

Steven D. Glassman, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon with at Norton Leatherman Spine, has authored the two most frequently cited articles on spinal deformity, according to a long-term analysis published in the journal Spine. The analysis […]

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Norton Leatherman Spine’s leadership on patient-based outcomes featured

The National Spine Health Foundation recently highlighted Steven D. Glassman, M.D., and Norton Leatherman Spine’s leadership in patient-based outcome measures in its “Ask the Expert” video series. “Historically, whether a patient did well with surgery […]

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Scoliosis care offered by Norton Healthcare

Specialists with Norton Leatherman Spine and Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville can diagnose and treat pediatric patients with mild, moderate or severe scoliosis. Scoliosis may be a concern if a child’s shoulders are uneven, a […]

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Norton Leatherman Spine to pilot North American registry of quality data

This week, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons announced an historic partnership to build a national spine registry. As a recognized leader in spine care, Norton Leatherman Spine […]

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Norton Leatherman Spine physicians to present at Scoliosis Research Society meeting

Norton Leatherman Spine physicians have a history of innovation and research in areas such as spine surgery safety, spinal deformities and patient-reported outcomes. As participants in numerous studies and trials, our specialist physicians also offer access […]

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Norton Leatherman Spine receives referrals for simple and complex spine conditions

By Rebecca Hall The orthopedic spine surgeons at Norton Leatherman Spine are internationally recognized for their expertise in spine care. So, it’s no surprise that they receive referrals for complex spine conditions from physicians throughout […]

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Tiger Woods’ surgery: Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) to repair L5/S1 disc

Tiger Woods’ back surgery (Anterior lumbar interbody fusion – ALIF) was performed just less than two years before his comeback victory in the 2019 Masters. The procedure is a less invasive way to repair the […]

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