SEPTEMBER OCTOBER 2009 S PINEL INE
NORTH AMERICAN SPINE SOCIETY
THE CLINICAL AND NEWS MAGAZINE FOR SPINE CARE PROFESSIONALS
LASERS IN SPINE SURGERY
An overview of laser physics and implications of
the technology in spinal procedures.
Case presentation, images and a review examining
the incidence, pathophysiology, evaluation and
treatment options of spinal hemangiomas.
SURVEY RESULTS: CURRENT ANTIBIOTIC
NASS survey reveals antibiotic prophylaxis
protocols used in spine surgery.
NEW FROM THE JOURNALS
Commentary on two recently published RCTs on
vertebroplasty and another on acupuncture.
SOCIOECONOMICS & POLITICS
HEALTH POLICY REVIEW AND PERC
NASS announces Professional, Economic and
Regulatory Committee, new Policy E-publication.
CODING Q & A:
CODING FOR SURGICAL CORRECTION
OF SPINAL DEFORMITY
Several deformity correction scenarios are provided
with examples of accurate coding.
NASS FOCUSES ON LEGISLATIVE
HEALTH CARE REFORM
Advocacy efforts on the hill, communicating with
Congress and working with AMA.
NASS ANNUAL MEETING PREMEETING
COURSES, SYMPOSIA, SPECIAL EVENTS