Spinal News International Issue 22 – March 2012



Highlights: -Positive signs for gene therapy in slowing the course of disc degeneration
-No consensus among spinal surgeons on tests for predicting success of spinal fusion surgery for chronic low back pain -Is there a role for vertebral augmentation in the treatment of symptomatic vertebral compression franctures? Comment by Isador Lieberman -Profile: Steven Garfin