Monthly Archives: September 2013

Spine Condition of the Week- Spondylosis

Spondylosis refers to a degenerative process affecting the vertebral disc and facet joints that gradually develops with age. A common form of spondylosis is cervical spondylosis (sometimes called neck arthritis) in which the facet joints in the neck become enlarged causing the ligaments around the spinal canal to thicken and bone spurs to form. Continue reading

Measuring Value in Spine Surgery

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) there is increasing pressure to measure the value in healthcare. Patient value in spine surgery can be defined as a balance between expertise, quality, and cost. Continue reading