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Endoscopic Spine Surgery May 9th, 2021

Laparoscopic surgery (abdominal surgery utilizing micro-sized incision and a tiny camera [endoscope] for visualization) and Arthroscopic surgery (like laparoscopic surgery but in musculoskeletal joints) are the gold standard for performing many general and orthopedic surgical procedures, respectively. These techniques became popular because of their associated minimal soft tissue injury and...

Cervical Spine Deformity Jun 29th, 2020

Background When you look at a model of the spine, there should be couple of things that stand out to you. If you look closely, there are 3 different sections of the spine. There is the cervical portion (neck), the thoracic portion (mid-back), and the Lumbar portion (Lower back). You...

Sacroiliac Dysfunction: Causes and Treatments for SI Joint Pain Apr 15th, 2020

WHAT IS THE SI JOINT? The sacrum is 5 fused vertebral segments and is attached to the lumbar spine and the pelvis. The 2 Sacroiliac joints are where the pelvis and the sacrum meet. It often gets overlooked, as a cause of pain, by spine surgeons, but is still important...

Osteoporotic Compression Fractures Mar 23rd, 2020

OSTEOPOROTIC COMPRESSION FRACTURES   As a spine surgeon, it’s important for me to be well versed in all treatment modalities for spinal conditions. One of the most common conditions that I see in my patients is osteoporosis. Osteoporosis literally means porous bone, hence, this is a disease where the quality...

Spinal Stenosis or Hip Osteoarthritis? Feb 19th, 2020

There are often subjective complaints in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and hip arthritis. The signs and symptoms are very similar and can be difficult to diagnose for physicians, which is why I believe it's so important to listen to patients and their predominant pain generators. For example, a patient...

Robotic Spine Surgery Jan 15th, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Nwosu and the entire team at NeoSpine! Dr. Nwosu was the first provider to complete a surgery using the new ExcelsiusGPS robotic navigation platform at St. Francis Hospital. This is the only ExcelsiusGPS in all of King County. This revolutionary robotic navigation platform from Globus Medical...