Spinal tuberculosis – an update

Please read our recently published review on spinal tuberculosis in Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics – an initiative of the Bombay Orthopaedic Society. Chaudhary K, Dhawale A, Chaddha R, Laheri V. Spinal Tuberculosis – an Update. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jan – June 2017; 2(1):31-42. The focus of this article is on nonoperative treatment of spinal tuberculosis […]

Stem Cell Tourism: Of Promise and Peril

As a spine surgeon, I am frequently asked about the benefits of stem cell therapy by patients (and their loved ones) who suffer from spinal cord injury. India is part of a vast network of countries where “website clinics” offer stem cell therapy for such injuries. These websites publish glowing patient testimonials, and many assure patients […]

Critical Appraisal of SPORT RCT

This is a presentation on critical appraisal of SPORT RCT using the Graphic Approach to Epidemiology (GATE). It was presented at the Research methodology workshop at IOACON 2016, Kochi. The SPORT study was a large multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing discectomy versus nonoperative care for lumbar disc herniations. The results of this study are analyzed […]

Chiari Malformation (Webinar)

Dr. Robert Bohinski, a neurosurgeon with Mayfield Chiari Center, explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Chiari malformation type 1. This patient webinar originally aired January 18, 2014. For further information regarding Chiari I Malformation and for info regarding upcoming webinars, please visit: http://www.MayfieldChiariCenter.com This is a highly instructive and comprehensive talk, especially for orthopedic spine […]