St. Joseph’s Health presents 8 research papers at spine specialists’ 2022 annual meeting

St. Joseph’s Health said it recently presented eight research papers at the National Association of Spine Specialists meeting in Chicago.

Spine specialists from around the country come together for the annual event to discuss all aspects of surgical and nonsurgical research related to spine health. NASS is a global, multidisciplinary medical organization dedicated to fostering the highest quality, ethical, value-based and evidence-based spine care through education, research and advocacy.

“At St. Joseph’s Health, our orthopedic surgeons are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of all cutting-edge research and advancements in spinal cord surgery,” Dr. Arash Emami, chairman of orthopedics and chief of spine surgery at St. Joseph’s Health, said. “The eight research papers represent the largest number of submissions by any health system in New Jersey at this year’s conference. We are honored to share our research with our colleagues in order to help improve surgical outcomes for our patients.”

One abstract featured a seven-year study of a patient who was recovering from a minimally
invasive procedure to repair a damaged disc. Additional papers highlighted other minimally
invasive procedures developed to improve patient outcomes by reducing recovery time and
preventing further complications.

“I want to commend Dr. Emami and his research team for representing our dedication to
providing exceptional patient care at this year’s NASS meeting,” Kevin Slavin, CEO and president, St. Joseph’s Health, said. “These abstracts showcase our commitment to high-quality research at St. Joseph’s Health and the wide range of orthopedic services our team of experts provides.”