Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Research and innovation from physical medicine and rehabilitation experts at Vanderbilt Health

Latest in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Panel Addresses Global Impact of Spinal Disabilities

SPINE20 aims to improve the health and welfare of people globally who suffer from spine conditions and disability.

Minimally Invasive Approach Makes Thoracic Discectomy Less Daunting

A rarely performed transforaminal procedure removes herniated discs without the collateral damage.

Psychosocial Support Reduces Post-Surgical Pain for Some Patients

Vulnerable lower-extremity fracture patients can be identified and helped after surgery to lower chances of chronic pain.

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Quality Improvement Metrics to Shed Light on Geriatric Workforce Training

Vanderbilt is providing feedback to assess how well MIPS measures are meeting goals for geriatric patients.

Clinic Takes Broad View in Grappling with Long COVID

With questions still outnumbering answers, physicians in a long COVID clinic help patients caught in the pandemic kaleidoscope.

4 ‘M’s Improve Care for Older Adults

Systems-wide updates aid in implementation of the 4Ms, a framework for providing high-quality care for older patients.

Depression Persistent After ICU Delirium

Analysis tracks depression in the ICU, confirming the lingering adverse impact of delirium on mental health and cognitive function.

Potential for Patient Dissatisfaction a Top Stressor for Many MDs

Consequences of patient satisfaction ratings are impacting behavior and dampening the enthusiasm of pain interventionalists.

Dual Blocks Before Neurotomy Benefit Patients and Physicians

Study makes a case for the two-step procedure to identify lumbar osteoarthritis candidates for radiofrequency ablation.