March 12, 2015

ISASS Policy Statement – Lumbar Artificial Disc

ISASS Policy Statement – Lumbar Artificial Disc   Jack Zigler, MD Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX Rolando Garcia, MD, MPH, FAAOS Orthopedic Care Center, Aventura, FL   This paper was originally published here. A PDF version of this Policy Statement can be accessed here.   Purpose The primary goal of this Policy Statement is to educate patients, physicians, medical providers, reviewers, adjustors, case managers, insurers, and all others involved or affected by insurance coverage decisions regarding lumbar disc replacement surgery. Procedures This Policy Statement was developed by a panel of physicians selected by the Board of Directors of ISASS for their expertise and experience with lumbar TDR. The panel’s recommendation was entirely based on the best evidence-based scientific research available […]
February 24, 2015

IJSS in PubMed and Section Editor Announcement

We are pleased to announce that ISASS’s official medical journal, the International Journal of Spine Surgery, is now included in PubMed results. The Journal’s inclusion in PubMed Central is the culmination of years of fine work on the part of our authors and reviewers. The full back catalog, including volumes published as the SAS Journal, will be visible in results in the upcoming weeks. We’re far from resting after this accomplishment, however. Our Journal’s Section Editors have been chosen from the request for volunteers we sent after last year’s Annual Meeting. We’d like to introduce them: Section Editors Boyle Cheng, PhD, Drexel University Domagoj Coric, MD, Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates Ashish Diwan, PhD, FRACS, FAOrthA, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St George […]
February 13, 2015

Announcing ISASS15 Presidential Guest Speakers: Professor Jiří Dvořák, MD and Robin R. Young

ISASS is pleased to announce this year’s Presidential Guest Speakers: Professor Jiří Dvořák, MD and back by popular demand, Robin R. Young, publisher of Orthopedics This Week, will update attendees on the state of the spine industry.The guest speakers will be speaking after the Presidential Address at ISASS15 on Thursday, April 16, 2015 between 8:30 am and 10:10 am. About Professor Jiří Dvořák, MD Jiří Dvořák is Professor at the University of Zurich and Senior Consultant in Neurology at the Schulthess Spine Center in Zurich and Chief Medical Officer to FIFA. He is a senior Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine and deputy editor of SPINE and is widely published with 320 original articles and 48 books in different languages. He has contributed to […]
September 23, 2014

Inaugural ISASS Basic and Advanced Endoscopic and ASC-MIS Spine Surgery Cadaver Training Course a Success

Dear Colleagues, ISASS held its inagural Basic and Advanced Endoscopic and ASC-MIS Spine Surgery Cadaver Training Course in Phoenix, AZ, USA from September 11-14, 2014. Co-Chairs: Anthony Yeung, MD and James J Yue, MD Thanks to the dedication of the international faculty under the direction of course co-chairs James Yue, MD and Anthony Yeung, MD, the September ISASS course and cadaver lab was a success. Although the cadaver lab slots were filled early, we were able to accommodate all requests by adding observation-only attendees. Based on the attendee responses, evaluations and comments shared, we know that further courses like this are desired by spine surgeons. Planning for future courses is underway. The next ISASS course and lab are being held in […]