Skip to main content
Top
Published in: HSS Journal ® 2/2020

01-07-2020 | Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion/Editorial

The Advances in the Science and Clinical Practice of Spinal Fusion Are Real

Author: Charles N. Cornell, MD

Published in: HSS Journal ® | Issue 2/2020

Login to get access

Excerpt

Welcome to volume 16, issue 2 of HSS Journal®. This special issue addresses recent advances in the science and clinical practice of spinal fusion. The incidence of surgical treatment of spinal disorders has been rising over the past decade, and although the increase in spinal procedures performed in ambulatory centers has made it difficult to document the exact incidence, it is estimated that nearly 500,000 spinal fusion procedures were performed in the USA in 2011, more than twice the number performed in 1998. In addition, despite a rise in the average age of patients undergoing these procedures, the length of hospital stay has shortened since 1998 (although the associated costs have risen dramatically, due mostly to orthobiologics and instrumentation). …
Appendix
Available only for authorised users
Metadata
Title
The Advances in the Science and Clinical Practice of Spinal Fusion Are Real
Author
Charles N. Cornell, MD
Publication date
01-07-2020
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
HSS Journal ® / Issue 2/2020
Print ISSN: 1556-3316
Electronic ISSN: 1556-3324
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11420-020-09756-6

Other articles of this Issue 2/2020

HSS Journal ® 2/2020 Go to the issue

Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion/Review Article

New Strategies in Enhancing Spinal Fusion

Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion/Commentary

Technologies to Enhance Spinal Fusion: Bench to Bedside

Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion/Review Article

Advances in Spinal Fusion Strategies in Adult Deformity Surgery

Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion/Guest Editorial

Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion: A Special Issue

Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion / Review Article

History of Spinal Fusion: Where We Came from and Where We Are Going