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Anthony Yeung and Christopher Yeung featured in Becker's Spine Review

father-son articleAll in the family: 5 dynamic father-son, daughter duos in spine surgery

by Laura Dyrda

Some apples don't fall far from the tree. For father-son and father-daughter spine and neurosurgeon teams, that distance can sometimes be microscopic.

It's rare in healthcare to find a family with two physicians in the same specialty, especially as fewer physicians report recommending a career in medicine to their children. However, there have been a spine surgeons in recent years who not only encourage their children's interest in the family business, but ushered them into the operating room.

Yeung named 2014 Distinguished Alumni by UNM Medical School

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine has named Dr. Anthony Yeung, of Desert Institute for Spine Care in Phoenix, Arizona, as The Distinguished Alumni for 2014. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and who accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored the legacy of the UNM School of Medicine.

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*Used with permission from the UNM School of Medicine Office of Advancement & Alumni Relations and the UNM Health Sciences Center Department of Communications & Marketing.

 

The Importance of Bone Health for Spinal Procedures

bone health articleby Justin S. Field, M.D.

Having healthy bones is very important to prevent fractures. Common areas where people sustain broken bones due to fragility are in the spine, hips, and wrists. It is also very important to have healthy bone quality as it pertains to being able to undergo and recuperate from spine surgery. Whether consider- ing a smaller surgery, such as micro-decompression, or a larger reconstruction, such as a bone fusion or disc replacement, adequate bone support and bone healing is necessary for stability of the spine.

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