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More than 300,000 people over age 65 suffer from a hip fracture in the United States each year. A hip fracture can have a significant impact on a person's life.
With recent advances in technology, spine surgeons are now able to repair a number of back problems in a minimally invasive way, accessing the spine through small openings rather than a large incision.
Back pain is one of the most common health problems in the United States, with eight out of 10 Americans experiencing an aching back at some point in their lives.
Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, is a common medical condition, affecting about 6 million people in the United States.
Between 250,000 and 500,000 Americans over age 50 have spinal stenosis: a narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on nerves in the back.