Leading advancements in spine care and helping patients

In the years after World War II, Kenton D. Leatherman, M.D., pioneered new approaches to treating scoliosis. More than half a century later, we are doing our best to carry forward that legacy of innovative [...]

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Schroth method provides nonsurgical treatment for scoliosis

Norton Leatherman Spine and Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, offer a scoliosis exercise program based on the methods first used by German scoliosis patient Katharina Schroth. The method’s […]

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Using robotic-assisted spine surgery to improve outcomes and improve standard of care

As surgical technology advances, spine surgery will become more automated, more precise and much more standardized, providing valuable data for benchmarking and informing standard of care guidelines. Ask five surgeons to do an L4-L5 fusion [...]

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Extremely low-dose EOS orthopedic imaging available at Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s

Spine and orthopedic specialists at Norton Healthcare and Norton Children’s are using low-radiation EOS Imaging to evaluate and monitor spine conditions such as scoliosis and conditions affecting the hips and lower limbs. The EOS system […]

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Norton Healthcare named national Orthopaedic Center of Excellence

Norton Healthcare has received certification as an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, one of only 12 hospital systems in the country to receive the designation. Norton Healthcare’s Norton Orthopedic Institute and Norton Leatherman Spine received the […]

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New guidelines for bone health assessment before elective spinal reconstruction

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Systematic Review and Evidence-Based Guidelines for Perioperative Spine: Preoperative Osteoporosis Assessment recently was published in Neurosurgery. To develop these recommendations, the authors performed systematic review of the literature using national [...]

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New evidence-based guidelines published for perioperative spine surgery assessments

New evidence-based guidelines covering five key perioperative spine assessments were issued recently by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The guidelines, published in the medical journal Neurosurgery, provide insight on the following: Preoperative osteoporosis assessment Preoperative […]

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Rehab program helps patients return to driving

For individuals who have been unable to drive a vehicle due to neurological, orthopedic or other conditions, or for those who have experienced age-related changes in function, the loss of independence can be devastating. The […]

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Dual-pitch screws allow for inline revision of pedicle screws, study finds

Inline revision of pedicle screws without increasing the screw diameter can be achieved using dual-pitch screws with cancellous pitch in the vertebral body and cortical pitch in the pedicle, according to a study published in […]

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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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