Spine Surgery Pioneers: Inova Spine Program Surgeons Teach New Techniques to International Visitors

Ronald C. Childs, MD, is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon and medical co-director of the Inova Spine Program at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Spinal fusion is a common surgical procedure to treat spine pain and instability by fusing together the painful vertebrae that have degenerated or are unstable. The procedure has been around for decades,…

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Know the Signs of Stroke: Every Minute Counts

Stroke can strike at any time Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke cuts off oxygen to the brain, which causes brain cells to die. “FAST”: the most common warning signs of stroke The signs of stroke can be varied, but the…

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Spine surgery patients, doctors benefit from Inova’s new O-arm imaging tool

Seeing Is Believing O-arm Mobile Surgical Imaging System helps lessen radiation exposure and improve spine surgery results In February, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) added a new element to their award-winning surgical program: a spine surgery imaging system for the operating room called the O-arm. Manufactured by Medtronic, the O-arm is the gold standard of intraoperative spinal imaging…

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Parkinson’s patient shows inspiring improvement with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) treatment

Parkinson's patient holding a football

Regaining Control Deep brain stimulation (DBS) procedure provides new hope by keeping Parkinson’s symptoms in check For Bachir Flih (pronounced “Flee”), the symptoms happened out of the blue: a tremor in his right index finger accompanied by fatigue that lasted throughout the day. With a busy job as the dining service manager for a retirement…

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