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Neurosurgery Adopts Position Statement on Arthrodesis of the Spine

The AANS, the CNS and AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves recently adopted a new position statement titled “Arthrodesis of the Spine by the Non-Spine Surgeon.” Increasingly, non-surgeon spine practitioners are performing interventional services, such as percutaneous instrumentation, without the requisite training or ability to handle complications. The neurosurgical groups believe optimal and safe patient care occurs when neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons — trained in the full spectrum of spinal biomechanics, including instrumentation and fusion techniques — manage surgical diseases affecting the spine.

Click here to read the position statement.