The lateral flexors of the spine move the spine laterally (i.e. to the side), and need to be strong to work in conjunction with our spinal flexors, extensors and rotators so that we may move safely, freely and functionally. This lateral flexion exercise focuses upon flexing the spine from the base of the rib cage…Details
Richard Kube II, MD, performed the first procedure using the coflex Interlaminar Implant in Illinois, as well as the first two level coflex implant, both at the Southern Illinois Surgery Center in Marion, according to The Southern Illinoisan.
A new procedure offering an alternative to spinal fusion is gaining traction in the medical community, and a Southern Illinois facility has the distinction of being the first to perform the procedure in Illinois. Dr. Richard A. Kube is among a handful of doctors nationwide to introduce the Coflex Interlaminar Implant to his patients at…Details
Dr. Kube works to reduce implant costs for patients and has been featured in a new Becker’s ASC Review article. Dr. Kube is one of three surgeons from around the country featured in the article. It also includes insights from other industry and medical professionals discussing five ways to save on spine surgery materials costs. Dr. Kube…Details
Minimally invasive spine surgery has been available for several years, but the trend has just begun picking up steam across the country. Many surgeons who learned traditional open surgery are content with those procedures, but more spine fellows are seeking to learn minimally invasive techniques and will begin incorporating them into their practices at a…Details