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Improved implants, patient selection and long-term data needed to assess true...

Anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) of skeletally immature patients is associated with satisfactory deformity correction in the majority of cases, new research has found....

CMS grants transitional pass-through payment for Carlsmed’s aprevo personalised interbody devices

Carlsmed has announced that the Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted its aprevo personalised interbody devices a transitional pass-through (TPT) payment...

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion is associated with lower adjacent segment motion...

The choice of lumbar interbody fusion approach influences adjacent segment motion in a cadaveric model, according to new research published in the journal Spine,...

NuVasive launches latest porous PEEK implant for posterior spine surgery

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NuVasive has announced the launch of its Cohere TLIF-O implant as well as the upcoming launch later this year of the Cohere TLIF-A implant....

Eurospine 2021: Artificial intelligence can “accurately and reliably” detect thoracolumbar fractures...

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the capability to accurately and reliably detect thoracolumbar fractures on sagittal radiographs, according the findings from a retrospective study that...

Eurospine 2021: Transforaminal epidural steroid injection “should be first invasive treatment...

Transforaminal epidural steroid injection (TFESI) should be considered as a first invasive treatment option, up to 12 months, for patients with sciatica secondary to...

Eurospine 2021: Surgery for adult spinal deformity is associated with long-term...

Research presented at the 2021 Eurospine annual meeting (6–8 October, Vienna, Austria) shows that there is strong evidence to suggest that surgery for adult...

Life Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for ProLift micro expandable spacer...

Life Spine receives approval from FDA
Life Spine has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the ProLift micro Expandable Spacer System. ProLift micro is designed...

ReVivo Medical raises $2 million for FDA-sanctioned clinical trial

ReVivo Medical has announced that it has raised $2 million which will allow it to complete the 500 surgical procedures of its clinical trial. Gary...

SpineGuard secures Brazilian clearance for DSG Connect products

SpineGuard has received clearance from ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária), the government regulatory authority, for authorisation to sell its Dynamic Surgical Guidance (DSG) Connect products...

Amber Implants’ VCFix spinal system receives US FDA breakthrough device designation

Amber Implants has announced that its VCFix spinal system, which aims to improve the treatment of vertebral fractures, has been granted breakthrough device designation...

First commercial cases completed using Pulse platform

Michael Kachmann and Zachary Tempel from Mayfield Brain & Spine (Norwood, USA) and Paul Holman from Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston, USA) have successfully completed...

Efficacy of liposomal bupivacaine in spine surgery indicated but high quality...

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Liposomal bupivacaine (LB) may safely decrease postoperative opioid requirements, pain scores, and length of stay in patients undergoing spine surgery, but greater evidence is needed to...

Nexxt Spine announces commercial launch of the Nexxt Matrixx standalone cervical...

Nexxt Spine has announced the commercial launch of the Nexxt Matrixx cervical standalone system—a 3D laser printed titanium implant that features varying pore sizes...

Navigation in adult spinal deformity patients leads to an increased risk...

Use of navigation in patients undergoing surgery for adult spinal deformity (ASD) is associated with higher operative time and transfusion compared to conventional surgery, suggesting that navigation...

Spineology unveils “first-of-its-kind” Duo Ti expandable interbody fusion procedure

Spineology has unveiled its Duo Ti expandable interbody fusion procedure, which combines the company’s proprietary mesh technology with porous titanium in order to deliver a...

Joimax launches NAVENTO navigation endoscopic tower

Joimax has announced the global launch of its NAVENTO navigation endoscopic tower, which can be used for endoscopic spine surgery and includes settings that...

Precision Spine launches the Dakota ACDF standalone system

Precision Spine has announced the launch of the Dakota ACDF standalone system for the treatment of degenerative disc disease (DDD). The Dakota ACDF system features...

Camber Spine launches SPIRA-P and SPIRA-T implants for national distribution

Camber Spine has initiated the full US launch of its SPIRA-P posterior lumbar spacer and SPIRA-T oblique posterior lumbar spacer devices. News of launch comes...

Revision PCDF has lower risk of ICU stay but higher hospitalisation...

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Patients undergoing revision posterior cervical discectomy and fusion (PCDF) procedures had a decreased risk of required intensive care unit (ICU) stay but greater risk...

Patients experience improvement in pain during sexual activity at one year...

A large proportion of patients undergoing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) experienced an improvement in pain during sexual activity at one year, according to the results of a...

ADVERTORIAL: BEE® cage implant optimises bone ingrowth and fusion while reducing subsidence

This advertorial is sponsored by NGMedical.  Pierce Nunley, director of the Spine Institute of Louisiana (Shreveport, USA) and associate professor at LSUHSC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, talks to Spinal News...

Biedermann Motech further expands MOSS VRS pedicle screw platform

Biedermann Motech has announced that its MOSS VRS pedicle screw platform is now available as a fully modular solution. The MOSS VRS system features Next Generation...

Joimax receives FDA clearance to market 3D-printed titanium cages in the...

Joimax has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the EndoLIF Delta-Cage and EndoLIF DoubleWedge-Cage—both of which are intended for intervertebral...

Intelivation Technologies receives FDA approval for Advantage-C PEEK cervical interbody fusion...

Intelivation Technologies has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the Advantage-C PEEK cervical interbody fusion device, which is designed to be...

Spinal Elements announces full commercial launch of Luna XD and Orbit...

Spinal Elements has announced the full commercial launch of the Luna XD multiexpandable lumbar interbody fusion device and Orbit articulating discectomy systems. Luna XD and Orbit...

PEEK-on-ceramic TDR is a ‘viable alternative’ to ACDF for single-level symptomatic...

Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-on-ceramic total disc replacement (cTDR) is a viable treatment for symptoms related to cervical disc degeneration and offers similar or superior outcomes compared with fusion, according...

Study indicates increased prevalence of depression in patients with degenerative spine...

There is an increased prevalence of depression in patients with degenerative spine disease (DSD) and, considering the relationship between depression and poor surgical outcomes,...

Boston Scientific launches FAST—a new therapy for spinal cord stimulation

Boston Scientific has announced the European launch of FAST—a new fast-acting sub-perception therapy that the company says is clinically proven to demonstrate significant and...

Patient education and new technologies can help reduce unnecessary and costly...

In an effort to reduce unnecessary patient interactions and associated costs following lumbar surgery, providers should utilise virtual visits or new technologies to monitor patient's postoperative...

MiRus receives FDA clearance for IO Expandable Lumbar Interbody

MiRus has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its IO Expandable Lumbar Interbody, a device which...

New study demonstrates long-term efficacy of prodisc L total disc replacement

Centinel Spine has announced findings of a new study that it says strongly support the long-term safety and effectiveness of its prodisc L total disc replacement...

NuVasive announces new executive leadership roles

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NuVasive has announced new executive leadership roles, with the appointments designed to strengthen the firm’s innovation and go-to-market teams while furthering the company's growth. Massimo...

Intelivation Technologies receives FDA approval for its Golden Isles Pedicle Screw...

Intelivation Technologies has announced that the company has achieved US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its Golden Isles Pedicle Screw System. The Golden Isles...

OsteoCentric Technologies secures $30m funding

OsteoCentric Technologies has announced USD$30million in growth capital funding that it says will enable new product introductions which address implant instability as well as...

Intraoperative freehand erector spinae plane block is effective and can reduce...

Intraoperative freehand erector spinae plane block (ESPB) as part of multimodal analgaesia is effective and, for posterior instrumented patients with spondylolisthesis, it can relieve...

Arthroplasty and fusion offer similar results out to five years for...

Arthroplasty and fusion are comparable treatment options for cervical radiculopathy and have similar long-term efficacy, findings from a randomised controlled trial (RCT) have shown.   The data, which were...

Cycling accidents are the most common cause of sports-related traumatic spine...

Accidents involving cycling are by far the most common cause of sports-related traumatic spine injuries (TSIs) in the USA, according to new research published...

Auctus Surgical granted FDA breakthrough device designation for vertebral body tethering...

Auctus Surgical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) breakthrough device designation for its vertebral body tethering (VBT) system, which the company says...

Stryker launches SurgiCount+ safety-sponge system

Stryker has announced the launch of SurgiCount+ safety-sponge system—its next-generation surgical sponge-counting technology. SurgiCount+ allows healthcare providers to count and scan sponges and connect to...

Decompression alone is non-inferior to decompression with instrumented fusion out to...

Spinal decompression alone is non-inferior to decompression with instrumented fusion over a period of two years in patients with degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis, according to...

Spinal surgeons can share international expertise livestreaming from the procedure room

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, Daniel Sciubba (New York, USA), discusses how the ‘new normal’ of virtual communication has transformed medical...

Large-scale multicentre RCT needed to fully establish optimal surgical intervention for...

A large, high-quality, multicentre randomised controlled trial (RCT) is needed to determine the optimal surgical intervention for thoracolumbar burst fractures, according to new research. The...

Bioventus announces definitive agreement to acquire Misonix

Bioventus has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Misonix—a provider of minimally invasive therapeutic ultrasonic technologies and regenerative medicine. The...

Surgery for degenerative cervical myelopathy leads to “significant and clinically meaningful...

Surgery for degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is associated with significant and clinically-relevant improvements across a wide range of patient-reported outcomes at one year, a...

Camber Spine receives FDA clearance for SPIRA-P and SPIRA-T lumbar spacer...

Camber Spine has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for both its SPIRA-P posterior lumbar spacer technology and SPIRA-T oblique posterior...

Orthofix announces first patient implant in the M6-C artificial cervical disc...

Orthofix has announced the first patient implant in a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption (IDE) study that will evaluate the...

IZI Medical launches Vertefix HV Cement for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures

IZI Medical has officially launched Vertefix HV Cement, a product which aims to address the need for real-time flow visualisation during cement injection for...

NuVasive receives FDA clearance for Pulse platform and announces commercial launch

NuVasive has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its Pulse platform, after receiving CE mark certification earlier...

Significant improvements in survival and developmental milestones for Type 1 SMA...

Symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) infants treated with Evrysdi (risdiplam) showed significant improvements in survival, motor milestones, and motor function compared to...

MiRus raises US$65 million for expansion of Rhenium-based devices

MiRus has raised US$65 million in a new funding round that will help the firm grow its spinal and extremity portfolios and development of...

Seven-year IDE trial results show “prolonged and significant improvements” of activL...

Aesculap Implant Systems has announced the publication of seven-year results from a randomised controlled investigational device exemption (IDE) trial for lumbar artificial discs in...

Activity-based rehabilitation interventions are ‘effective in improving function’ in patients with...

Activity-based rehabilitation interventions, including transcranial magnetic stimulation, functional electrical stimulation, and robotic-assisted treadmill training are effective in improving function in patients with spinal cord...

IU School of Medicine researchers discover new potential for functional recovery...

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis, USA) have announced the successful reprogramming of a glial cell type in the central nervous system...

Lineage set for clinical testing with OPC transplant therapy for spinal...

Biotechnology outfit Lineage Cell Therapeutics has announced that it will return to clinical testing with its investigational allogeneic oligodendrocyte progenitor cell (OPC) transplant therapy...

University of Louisville and Medtronic team up to develop epidural stimulation...

A collaborative effort between the University of Louisville and Medtronic to apply epidural stimulation therapy to those with spinal cord injury has been given...

High BMI has ‘no significant effect’ on outcomes following minimally invasive...

A high body mass index (BMI) has no significant bearing on functional and clinical outcomes for patients treated by minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody...

SeaSpine announces FDA clearance of 7D Surgical Percutaneous Spine Module

SeaSpine has announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance of its 7D Percutaneous Spine Module for minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This represents a new...

ReVivo Medical announces two new spine experts to its Board Of...

ReVivo Medical has announced that two spinal and orthopaedic experts are joining its Board of Advisors as the company get ready to recruit for...

ZygoFix receives CE mark for its zLOCK spinal fusion system

ZygoFix has obtained CE mark for its minimally invasive screwless spinal fusion system, called zLOCK, for the treatment of chronic back pain. ZygoFix completed the certification...

NuVasive receives CE Mark for Pulse platform and begins global clinical...

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NuVasive has revealed that its Pulse platform received CE Mark approval for its latest design update and clinical evaluations are now underway in multiple...

New ultra-thin Inflatable spinal implants could help treat severe pain

A team of engineers and clinicians at the University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) have developed an ultra-thin, inflatable spinal device that can be used...

joimax launches latest iteration of Shrill Shaver Drill System

joimax has announced the global launch of its new generation of Shrill Shaver Drill System — a device which is used to remove soft...

Top spine surgeons release patient guide for artificial disc replacement

Those with back and neck problems can now download a free 20-page patient guide that outlines in detail when a person should consider artificial...

Single-level interspinous implant has inferior patient outcomes compared to single-level laminectomy,...

A single-level titanium interspinous device is associated with inferior patient outcomes when compared to laminectomy alone, a new retrospective study published in the journal Spine has shown.  The study, which was...

Evrysdi approved in Japan for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy

PTC Therapeutics has announced that Evrysdi (risdiplam) has been approved in Japan by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for the treatment of spinal...

Benefits of bioresorbable polymer scaffold ‘outweigh the risks’ in patients with...

The potential benefits of a novel bioresorbable polymer scaffold in patients with complete thoracic spinal cord injury outweigh the risks, but further clinical investigation...

CoreLink announces FDA clearance for F3D Corpectomy Vertebral Body Replacement System

CoreLink has announced the commercial launch and 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its F3D Corpectomy Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR)...

Spino Modulation granted FDA breakthrough device designation for MIScoli vertebral body...

Spino Modulation, a subsidiary of Spinologics, has been granted breakthrough device designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its MIScoli system,...

ONWARD receives breakthrough device designation for ARC-IM platform

ONWARD has announced the that it has received breakthrough device designation status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their ARC-IM platform...

Ultrasonic bone scalpel ‘does not reduce blood loss’ during posterior spinal...

Ultrasonic bone scalpel (USBS) does not reduce blood loss during posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), a randomised controlled trial...

Severity of thoracic intervertebral disc degeneration increases with age

The severity of thoracic intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration and the number of degenerated levels increase with age, according to a new study published in...

Neo Medical lands FDA approval and CE certification for Pedicle Screw...

Neo Medical has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the use of its Pedicle Screw System in late stage tumour...

Gabapentin prevents harmful structural changes in injured spinal cord of mice

The widely prescribed pain-relief drug gabapentin can prevent harmful structural changes in the injured spinal cords of mice, and also block cardiovascular changes and...

AO Foundation rolls out AO Global Data spine sub-registries

AO Foundation has announced the launch of a variety of spine-specific protocols as part of its large-scale novel multinational registry, AO Global Data. AO Spine...

Majority of paediatric spinal fractures related to not wearing seatbelts

Two thirds of all paediatric spinal fractures that occur in the US are related to people not wearing seatbelts, according to a recent study...

Medtronic bags FDA approval for Vanta implantable neurostimulator

Medtronic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Vanta device—a recharge-free implantable neurostimulator (INS) with a device life that Medtronic...

Empirical Spine closes US$10 Million Series B financing round

Empirical Spine has announced the closing of a US$10 million Series B financing round, the funds of which will be used to advance its...

Spectrum Spine acquires unique surface technology for spinal trauma

Spectrum Spine has acquired what it describes as a highly unique and proprietary surface technology for spinal trauma, called BIOBraille, and has begun operations...

Medtronic receives FDA clearance for patient-specific UNiD Rods

Medtronic has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of patient-specific UNiD Rods for use with its CD Horizon...

Orthofix renews sponsorship of Olympic gold medalist and spine patient Laura...

Orthofix Medical has announced that it will continue its sponsorship of Olympic gold medalist and spine patient Laura Wilkinson as she undertakes her quest...

United Spinal Association acquires AbleThrive to better support those with spinal...

United Spinal Association has acquired online platform, AbleThrive, in a move designed to ensure people with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) have greater...

Spinal Stabilization Technologies receives CE Mark and FDA breakthrough designation for...

Spinal Stabilization Technologies (SST) has announced that it has earned the CE Mark and the FDA's breakthrough designation for its PerQdisc™ Nucleus Replacement System...

ChoiceSpine announces FDA clearance and clinical use of Blackhawk Ti cervical...

ChoiceSpine has announced that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Blackhawk Ti cervical spacer system. According...

CUREXO expands global reach after its spinal surgery robot acquires FDA...

South Korean medical robotics company CUREXO has announced that its spinal surgery robot, CUVIS-spine, has now acquired US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensing. This...

WaveWriter Alpha Spinal Cord Stimulator System wins Best Overall Medical Device...

The WaveWriter Alpha Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System (Boston Scientific) has been named Best Overall Medical Device Solution at the fifth annual MedTech Breakthrough...

New study demonstrates mild® procedure durability at five years

Vertos Medical has released the results of an independent, retrospective cohort study which found that 88% of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients avoided surgical...

Cannabis use disorder linked to increased complications after spinal surgery

The diagnosis of cannabis use disorder for patients undergoing spinal surgery is associated with higher complication rates, including substantially increased risks of stroke and respiratory complications, according...

ISASS 2021: Positive results out to four years reported for M6-C...

Orthofix Medical has announced preliminary three- and four-year functional outcomes from the M6-C artificial cervical disc single-level investigational device exemption (IDE) study which has shown that the...

First patient enrolled in RCT comparing novel radiofrequency ablation device to...

Stratus Medical and the University of Kansas Medical Center have announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the EMERALD study–a level I, prospective,...

UC San Diego Health ‘first in region’ to utilise augmented reality...

Spine surgeons at UC San Diego Health (San Diego, USA) have begun using augmented reality (AR) headsets that give them 'X-ray vision' during procedures...

American Spine Registry expands sponsors with Medtronic addition

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) have announced that Medtronic has become the latest industry...

Life Spine completes first surgical cases with TRULIFT Expandable Spacer System

Life Spine receives approval from FDA
Life Spine has announced the completion of the first surgeries with the TRULIFT Expandable Spacer System–a micro-invasive technology for use in transforaminal lumbar interbody...

4WEB Medical unveils new Lumbar Spine Plating Solution

4WEB Medical has announced the initial launch of its Lumbar Spine Plating Solution (LSTS-PS), with the first procedures performed by James Lynch, neurosurgeon and...

Metal-on-metal artificial discs in two-level ACDR result in superior clinical outcome...

The use of metal-on-metal (MoM) artificial discs in two-level anterior cervical disc replacement (ACDR) results in superior patient-reported clinical outcome scores compared to metal-on-plastic (MoP) artificial discs, a meta-analysis recently published...

Medtronic launches spinal cord stimulation therapy mobile app

Medtronic has announced the launch of CareGuidePro, a new mobile application and web portal that serves as a virtual guide for patients throughout their...

EDGe Surgical granted US patent for next-generation Awl-in-One Tap

EDGe Surgical has been granted a US patent for its next-generation Awl-in-One Tap device–a single-use spinal surgery instrument with disposable neuromonitoring electromyography (EMG) system...

The cost of spinal cord injury in low- and middle-income countries

Roger Härtl (New York, USA) discusses his research into traumatic spinal and spinal cord injuries in East African countries, looking specifically at which treatments...

Cerapedics granted breakthrough device designation for P-15L bone graft

Cerapedics has announced that it has been granted breakthrough device designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its investigational P-15L bone...

First clinical cases with V-Strut spinal vertebral implant

Hyprevention has announced the first clinical cases performed in the USA with its V-Strut vertebral implant product to treat vertebral fractures. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared V-Strut vertebral implant is indicated for use in...

Spinal cord injury patient regains ability to walk following electrical and...

The use of electrical and magnetic stimulation simultaneously has shown promising results and even helped a spinal cord injury patient regain the ability to walk.   The simultaneous stimulation...

New framework prioritising paediatric spine surgeries amid COVID-19 published

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As hospitals begin to resume elective procedures, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have outlined a framework for prioritising paediatric spine surgeries during the...

Zavation launches Z-Span expandable anterior and lateral lumbar plates

  Zavation Medical Products has announced the launch of both the Z-Span Expandable Anterior Lumbar Plate and the Z-Span Expandable Lateral Lumbar Plate, plates designed...