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USC Spine Center physician explains “text neck”

Raymond J. Hah, MD, assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery, speaks on USC Annenberg’s TV News about text neck and how you can avoid permanent issues associated with poor posture while viewing mobile devices.

2016 USC Spine Symposium

Presented by: USC Spine Center and USC Office of Continuing Medical Education Download the PDF click here The USC Spine Symposium aims to provide information and education on management of spinal disorders to clinical practitioners and researchers. The program is an all-day event with didactic lectures, group discussions and question-and-answer sessions with the participants. Topics ...   Read More »

Learn a lesson from aviation: Take a surgical time-out

This article by USC Spine Center Co-Director John C. Liu, MD, appeared in the July/August 2014 of Spine Surgery Today.   The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that the crash of Asiana Airline flight 214 resulted from the crew being too reliant on the technology. In addition, the copilots were reluctant to question moreseasoned ...   Read More »

A conversation with Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

This interview with USC Spine Center Co-director Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Spine Surgery Today.   In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, co-director of the USC Spine Center, chief of the Orthopaedic Spine Service, and professor of orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery ...   Read More »

Many factors can lead to wrong-level spinal surgery, but most are preventable

This article in which USC Spine Center Co-Director John C. Liu, MD, is quoted appeared in the July/August 2014 issue of Spine Surgery Today.   Wrong-level spine surgery is a mistake some surgeons will make during their career, but one that many surgeons and other practitioners consider preventable. While there are several methods and practices ...   Read More »

Julie finally finds relief from years of back pain at the USC Spine Center

A visit to Jeffrey Wang, MD, sets Julie on the road to recovery. When Julie decided to move some of her furniture, the result was a little more than she had planned. She aggravated a back injury, herniating a disc, and began a years-long search for relief. A search that ended, finally, at the USC ...   Read More »

Expert surgeon to co-direct USC comprehensive spine center

USC has recruited renowned spine surgeon Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, to join its faculty as co-director of the USC Spine Center, a multidisciplinary program offering comprehensive services for spinal disorders. An international leader in spine care with expertise in the surgical treatment of all neck and back disorders, Wang joined Keck Medicine of USC on ...   Read More »