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What YOU Need to Know About Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury

Apr. 20, 2018

Let’s hope you’re never in a situation where you witness a possible spinal cord injury in a child. But if it does happen, here are the two things you need to know: One of the most important things you can do for the child is get prompt, qualified medical attention. If your phone is available, use it to call 911.  If not, make sure someone else is calling 911. The other important action you can take is to keep the … Continue reading What YOU Need to Know About Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury

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Dr. McCormick Honored at Spine Summit

Apr. 6, 2018

Congratulations are in order for Dr. Paul McCormick, Director of the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York. Dr. McCormick was recently honored with the Meritorious Member Spine Award at an international meeting of neurosurgeons. The meeting, called Spine Summit 2018, was a collaboration between two major neurosurgery groups: the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Each year, spine and peripheral nerve specialists from both organizations come together at the Spine Summit … Continue reading Dr. McCormick Honored at Spine Summit

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Approaching Scoliosis Surgery in Children with Myelomeningocele

Mar. 29, 2018

Surgeons face a difficult challenge when clear evidence for the best treatment is scarce. In neurosurgery, this is a common concern, as many of the conditions neurosurgeons treat are uncommon. To formulate a treatment plan in these cases, surgeons must use their own experience and judgment, combined with careful study of the work of their colleagues. While this information hasn’t undergone the rigorous scrutiny of medical research, over time, the results of these cases can accumulate to provide robust evidence. … Continue reading Approaching Scoliosis Surgery in Children with Myelomeningocele

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Winter 2018 Highlights From The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York

Mar. 20, 2018

Cold weather didn’t slow down the Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute neurosurgeons this winter. We have a spread of heartwarming patient stories, new research and one-of-a-kind videos to share with you. Enjoy our highlights of the season: 1. Klutziness Not in Susan’s Head, but in Her Neck Everyone knew Susan Tillsley for being a klutz. But when a tingling sensation spread throughout her arms, she knew something was wrong. A local neurologist ran tests and told Susan the problem was in her … Continue reading Winter 2018 Highlights From The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York

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