James D. Kang, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).
Hip-Spine Syndrome: It’s Complicated (and Often Overlooked)
Hip-spine syndrome is a condition where both hip and spine problems are occurring in tandem.
An Alternative “Approach” to Hip Replacement Surgery
The anterior approach to hip replacement surgery offers a lower risk of dislocation, reduced hospital stay, faster recovery, and less post-operative pain.
How to Manage Adult Scoliosis
Most adults with scoliosis have mild forms of the condition that are easily treatable with conservative treatment. For these individuals, there are many options for managing pain and improving posture.
Back or Neck Pain? Surgery is the Last Option
Unless you are experiencing neurological problems, such as sciatica (nerve pain down the legs), weakness or numbness in their arms or legs, or severe pain, surgical treatment is the last option for back or neck pain.
Spine Surgery: When Is It Right for You?
At the Comprehensive Spine Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, spine surgeons strive to ease back pain with the least amount of surgery possible.