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Recent Advancements in Image-Guided Robotic Spine Surgery

The use of real-time images in spine procedures isn’t entirely new. This technology has already been used during many minimally invasive procedures. However, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital have recently developed the ability to perform image-guided robotic surgery to do things like insert screws into a patient’s spine with incredible accuracy. A breakthrough in technology […]

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New Results After Phase II of Mesoblast’s Stem Cell Therapy

Mesoblast, an Australian-based regenerative medicine company, recently announced results from the second phase of a clinical trial on stem cell therapy. The study involved patients with chronic low back pain (CLBP) due to disc degeneration, also known as degenerative disc disease (DDD). Subjects were given an injection containing millions of stem cells to determine if […]

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New Study on Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

Australian-based regenerative medicine company Mesoblast recently announced results of the second part of an ongoing clinical trial. The research involves cell injections given to patients with chronic lower back pain related to degenerative disc disease (DDD). Initial results suggest the company’s cell therapy may provide sustained relief for patients who haven’t responded well to non-surgical […]

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Study on Monkeys Shows Promise for Wireless Spine Implant

With nearly 20,000 new spinal cord injuries occurring in the United States each year, any encouraging research involving possible treatment options is welcome news. From getting a Coflex implant to receiving spinal cord stimulation, the options have increased over time. Now, a wireless spine implant that is working well in monkeys is one such innovation […]

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Dr. Bae Recognized as 2016 Top Doctor

It is with great pride that we announce that Orthopedic Surgeon Hyun Bae, MD, has been recognized as a 2016 Top Doctor in Santa Monica, CA. This prestigious award is given to select healthcare practitioners that exemplify clinical excellence in the field of medicine while delivering the best possible care to patients. The selection process […]

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New Research Finds Vibrations Can Turn Stem Cells into Bone

Scientists at the University of Glasgow and the University of West Scotland have found that vibrations may be an effective way to transform stem cells into bone, which could be good news for patients in need for healthy bone tissue. It’s another step toward finding a way to effectively treat conditions that don’t always respond […]

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Leads to Better Recovery

The growing trend towards minimally invasive back surgery has resulted in reduced recovery times and fewer complication risks for many patients. This is also true of minimally invasive lumbar fusion, a common procedure to correct instability of the lower spine, which often results in a reduced, and more productive, recovery. Keeping Patients Awake A newer […]

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Chronic Low Back Pain Tied to High Illicit Drug Use

Patients dealing with chronic low back pain may face another problem that can also impact quality of life, an increased instance of illegal drug use. This conclusion comes from the results of a University of Minnesota study recently read by spine surgeons in Beverly Hills that noted a link to the use of an assortment […]

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New Studies Show Pain Killers May Increase Chronic Pain

Back pain is the most common form of chronic pain, frequently experienced by nearly 80 million Americans at any given time. If you’re among those living with chronic pain, painkillers may be prescribed after pain is first reported to a board-certified orthopedic doctor. The problem with pain medications, other than the well-documented risk of addiction, […]

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