Hospital To Pay Up For Screw Left In Body

Neck fusion surgery is becoming more common in the United States as insurance companies tend to reimburse surgeons at a higher rate for it compared with other neck surgeries. However, neck fusion surgery has not been shown to be safer or more advantageous then non-fusion type neck surgery. Complications such as death, infection, disability, and…

Spinal Fusion Surgery Scandal

Spinal Fusion Surgery Scandal Greed: Your Spinal Surgeon May Be Performing Fusion Surgery Inappropriately! Spinal fusion has emerged as the treatment of choice for many kinds of unrelenting back pain. A quarter million of the procedures, in which metal rods are screwed into the spine to stabilize it, were performed this year in the United…

Anterior Cervical Surgery Malpractice

Anterior Cervical Surgery Malpractice A recent study illustrates the hazards of anterior cervical sugery. One of the complications from poor surgical skill is injury to the esophagus and hypopharanx. Management of the cervical esophagus and hypopharynx perforations complicating anterior cervical spine surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Five cases of esophageal or pharyngeal perforation diagnosed during or after…