Dr. Lori Karol

Jul 24, 2019 / Research & Innovation

Karol Represents the Hospital at International Spine Meeting

Last week, Assistant Chief of Staff Lori A. Karol, M.D., traveled to Amsterdam to attend the 26th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). Sponsored by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), this annual conference brings together spine surgeons, researchers and other medical professionals from across the world to discuss leading-edge treatment techniques for patients with spinal deformities. Throughout the three-day meeting, attendees collaborated, presented latest research and participated in hands-on sessions. 

The hospital has a consistently strong showing every year with multiple projects selected for presentation. Below is the presented research:
  • Safety of Pedicle Screw Placement in a Large Series of AIS Patients: Is Navigation Necessary? Whitecloud Award Nominee for Best Paper
  • Same Old Pain for Posterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Quality Safety Value Journey to Less Inpatient Opioids
  • Incidence of PJK with Pedicle Screws at Upper Instrumented Vertebrae in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • One and Done Surgical Fusion for Skeletally Immature Idiopathic Scoliosis: Leads to Equivalent PROs at 5-years Despite High Rates of Adding-on
  • A Prone Thoracoscopic Anterior Release and Fusion as Part of a Combined Anterior
  • Posterior Surgery: Is There a Role in 2019 and How Does it Compare to Open?
  • Psychological Implications of Pain in Presurgical AIS Patients
  • Severe Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Which Approach to Choose?
“IMAST always provides a great platform for the team to share their knowledge and expertise to others in the field,” says Karol. “As an active member of this organization, I can see the impact the research has in improving how we care for spine patients. It is meetings like this that allow us to contribute to advancing the standard of care, both for the children we treat and patients across the world.”

Learn more about the hospital’s spine research.  

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