Spinal Fusion Techniques​

Join Dr. Jessica Aidlen as she presents “Spinal Fusion Techniques” in Medical & Life Care Consulting’s 2023 Injury Insight Series.

Release Date: September 13, 2023

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In this webinar learn about indications for lumbar spinal fusion surgery, different techniques including minimally invasive approaches, risks/benefits, and factors that affect outcomes and long-term improvement.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of:

• Who is a candidate for lumbar fusion

• Why patients may benefit from one type of fusion technique over another

• The expected outcomes and potential risks/downsides of spinal fusion
• Recent innovations and cutting-edge technology for fusion surgery

Dr. Jessica Aidlen

Orthopedic Surgery, MD

Dr. Jessica Aidlen is a board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon. She earned her medical degree from the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at UMass Medical Center and her fellowship in spine surgery at Brown/Rhode Island Hospital.

Dr. Aidlen is currently the Chief of Spine Surgery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Associate Chair of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at NWH, and Spine Consultant for Boston College Athletics.

She is the Medical Director for the Spine Center at NWH. Dr. Aidlen is an Assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts School of Medicine and is active with clinical research and teaching. She is the founder of Reactivate Your Spine, a holistic spine care initiative. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical disc arthroplasty and motion preservation, disc herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, and spine injuries in sports.

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