Norton Leatherman Spine

Norton Leatherman Spine

News and insights from the internationally known Norton Leatherman Spine. Our surgeons have pioneered many important breakthroughs in spinal treatment that are performed in the U.S. and around the world. The specialists with Norton Leatherman Spine practice a team approach in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of spine conditions.

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

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 was determined by, the doctor said you did well or said you didn’t do well,” Dr. Glassman said in the …

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Spine Scoliosis care offered by Norton Healthcare

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 curve in the spine is visible or the pelvis appears to be tilted. Depending on the type of scoliosis, it …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine to pilot North American registry of quality data

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 will be one of the initial pilot sites for the American Spine Registry (ASR), contributing data to the growing body …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine physicians to present at Scoliosis Research Society meeting

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 to ground-breaking treatments. See a list of current clinical trials. Congratulations to Norton Leatherman Spine physicians whose abstracts have been …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine receives referrals for simple and complex spine conditions

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 the region. Because of their experience in determining which patients need surgery and which patients do not, many referring physicians …

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

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 L5/S1 – lowest disc in the spine at the pelvis. Tiger had three previous surgeries to relieve pain in the …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine surgeon specializes in new minimally invasive spine fusion procedure

Norton Leatherman Spine surgeon specializes in new minimally invasive spine fusion procedure

Lateral interbody spine fusion procedure can treat leg or back pain faster and with a potentially quicker recovery than traditional surgery Joseph L. Laratta, M.D., is the newest orthopedic spine surgeon on staff with Norton Leatherman Spine. He brings experience performing an innovative minimally invasive technique called extreme lateral interbody fusion, or XLIF surgery.  XLIF …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine reveals increase in cases of osteomyelitis

Norton Leatherman Spine reveals increase in cases of osteomyelitis

Physicians are seeing more cases of an otherwise rare spine infection — osteomyelitis — that can be caused by injecting bacteria along with heroin. A recent Norton Leatherman Spine study took a closer look at osteomyelitis patients. The study revealed the number of Norton Leatherman Spine patients with spine infections that required surgery increased twelvefold …

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Research Research is spine group’s hallmark

Research is spine group’s hallmark

It’s not unusual for the presence and expertise of Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons to be requested at medical conferences around the world. This year alone, Norton Leatherman Spine physicians served as keynote speakers at spine conferences in Denmark, Spain, Argentina and Japan, where they presented findings from recent studies. “Our team considers these opportunities an …

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Spine Norton Leatherman Spine welcomes new surgeon and new procedures

Norton Leatherman Spine welcomes new surgeon and new procedures

Joseph L. Laratta, M.D. is the newest surgeon on staff with Norton Leatherman Spine. He brings his knowledge from three dedicated spine fellowships and experience with a new minimally invasive technique for lumbar interbody fusion called eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF). XLIF surgery is performed with the patient in a lateral position. A 3-centimeter incision …

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Spine Robotics technology proves successful for spine surgery patients

Robotics technology proves successful for spine surgery patients

Jeffrey L. Gum, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon with Norton Leatherman Spine, spoke with Orthopedics This Week at the North American Spine Society (NASS) annual conference about the latest in robotics-assisted surgery. Robotics technology increases reliability, accuracy and efficiency in the operation room. “We are going to make the face of spine surgery look completely different …

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CME What you missed from the 2018 Spine Symposium

What you missed from the 2018 Spine Symposium

The 2018 Spine Symposium, provided by Norton Healthcare and Norton Leatherman Spine Center took place on Sept. 14 at the Seelbach Hilton. The objectives for information presented at the symposium were to be able to: Examine adult and pediatric patients presenting with spinal problems and recommend appropriate treatment Recognize spinal conditions that require emergent referral …

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Orthopedics Severe scoliosis cases on the rise in children

Severe scoliosis cases on the rise in children

John R. Dimar, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Norton Leatherman Spine Center believes the lack of scoliosis screenings in schools across the country may be contributing to the increase in severe scoliosis cases. Many school districts stopped screening for scoliosis several years ago, when it no longer became a state requirement. “Some scientific articles suggest that …

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CME Registration is open for the 2018 Spine Symposium

Registration is open for the 2018 Spine Symposium

Registration is open for the 2018 Spine Symposium, Back to Basics: Essentials of Spinal Diagnosis and Treatment, taking place Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at The Seelbach Hilton. Spine diseases, including back pain, are one of the most common reasons that patients see their physicians. Recognizing the importance of proper treatment for these patients to improve …

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Cancer Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Top Surgeons as voted by peers

Few things are more trusted than a doctor’s recommendation – which is why being named a Top Surgeon, according to fellow doctors, is so meaningful. To all the talented and dedicated Norton Medical Group surgeons who topped the list, congratulations from all your colleagues, friends and patients at Norton Healthcare. APPENDECTOMY R. Craig DeWeese, M.D. …

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Spine Norton Healthcare purchases the Mazor X robotic surgical system

Norton Healthcare purchases the Mazor X robotic surgical system

Norton Healthcare now has the Mazor X robotic surgical system — technology that can help reduce pain and make recovery time shorter following spine surgery. The purchase of the system was made possible with funding from Norton Healthcare and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The move comes after a successful trial with the robotic technology, led by Jeffrey …

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Orthopedics Scoliosis treatment options at Norton Healthcare

Scoliosis treatment options at 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 curve in the spine is visible or the pelvis appears to be tilted. Depending on the type of scoliosis, it …

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