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Surgalign receives FDA clearance for AI-driven HOLO Portal system for spine...

Surgalign Holdings has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its HOLO Portal surgical guidance system for...

Risdiplam associated with significant improvements in motor function in type 2...

The use of once-daily risdiplamin in type 2 and non-ambulant type 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients leads to a significant improvement in motor...

Vast majority of scoliosis patients who develop a major neurological deficit...

Almost 90% of scoliosis patients who develop a major neurological deficit after corrective surgery either partially or completely recover within two years, a recent...

Amber Implants closes US$10milliom Series A financing round

Amber Implants has announced the successful closing of its US$10 million Series A financing round, the funds of which will be used to boost the company’s...

VUZE system gets US FDA 510(k) clearance

VUZE Medical has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its VUZE system—a software-only solution that overlays...

Whole spine MRI should be used to assess children with suspected...

Whole spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rather than cervical spine MRI should be used in children with suspected abusive head trauma in order to...

FDA grants StimuLux system breakthrough device designation

Wavegate Corporation has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough device designation for its StimuLux optical reflectometry system for...

DTM spinal cord stimulation endurance therapy associated with meaningful pain relief...

Differential Target Multiplexed (DTM) spinal cord stimulation (SCS) endurance therapy provides meaningful pain relief according to three-month data from the DTM-LE trial—the findings of...

First patient implanted in integrated spinal fusion and DRG neuromodulation proof-of-concept...

SynerFuse has announced the first implantation in the company's proof-of-concept study, which will evaluate the safety and tolerability of simultaneously implanting spinal fusion hardware and...

Inspan interspinous plate fixation device granted FDA clearance for fusion and...

Inspan LLC has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its interspinous plate fixation device to be used...

Nvision Biomedical Technologies and Watershed Idea Foundry launch first 3D-printed anterior...

Nvision Biomedical Technologies and Watershed Idea Foundry have received FDA clearance for what they say is the first-ever completely additive manufactured titanium anterior cervical plate, the Quantum...

Artificial disc replacement has no long-term benefit over fusion following anterior...

There is no clear benefit associated with artificial disc replacement (ADR) compared with fusion surgery when it comes to patient satisfaction, sustainability, and protection...

Orthofix appoints Thomas West to board of directors

Orthofix has announced that Thomas West has been appointed to the company’s board of directors as well as to its compensation and talent development...

VySpine bags FDA clearance for the VySpan posterior cervical thoracic system

VySpine has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VySpan posterior cervical thoracic (PCT) system. The system features...

Spinal News International’s top 10 most popular stories of December 2021

A whole host of research, on topics ranging from sciatica surgery and spinal cord stimulation to vertebral augmentation and laminectomy plus instrumented fusion, dominated...

NuVasive announces expanded indications of use for Attrax Putty

NuVasive has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indications of use for Attrax Putty with its...

Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulation system gets expanded MRI compatibility boost

Abbott has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new expanded magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatibility for its Proclaim XR spinal cord...

Postoperative neurological deficit linked to intraoperative somatosensory-evoked potential changes

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Patients who have postoperative neurological deficit following lumbar spine surgery are 22 times more likely to have exhibited intraoperative somatosensory-evoked potential (SSEP) changes. This...

Increased curve flexibility is ‘strongly associated’ with increased initial in-brace correction...

A recently published systematic literature review has suggested that increased curve flexibility is strongly associated with initial in-brace correction in patients with idiopathic scoliosis...

Camber Spine unveils new chief medical officer

Camber Spine has named Edward Vresilovic—a man with more than 36 years of experience in orthopaedic surgery—as its new chief medical officer. A board-certified orthopaedic...

Surgical treatment for degenerative cervical myelopathy is associated with long-term improvements...

Surgical treatment for degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) leads to a satisfactory improvement of functional outcome which is maintained out to 10 years, a recent...

Enrolment completed for Up-LIFT pivotal trial of ARC Therapy for spinal...

ONWARD has announced that it has completed enrolment in the Up-LIFT study, a pivotal trial that aims to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of...

Laminectomy plus instrumented fusion associated with higher costs and no superior...

Surgical treatment with instrumented fusion as an adjunct to laminectomy is not associated with superior long-term clinical outcomes compared with laminectomy alone for patients...

Longer-term data needed to fully assess potential superiority of minimally invasive...

There is no clear superiority between minimally invasive posterior cervical foraminotomy (MIS-PCF) and either anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or cervical total disc...

Spire Orthopedic Partners recruits first chief marketing officer

Spire Orthopedic Partners has hired orthopaedic marketing executive Nicole Monsky as the company’s first chief marketing officer. “We are thrilled to welcome Nicole to our...

Vertebral augmentation surgeries demonstrate positive clinical outcomes for cancer-related spinal compression...

Vertebral augmentation surgeries—such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty—for the treatment of cancer-related spinal compression fractures are associated with statistically significant positive outcomes, particularly when compared to nonsurgical...

Over-the-arch technique is safe and feasible for C1 screw fixation in...

The over-the-arch (OTA) technique is a safe and feasible alternative for C1 screw fixation in patients in whom conventional techniques cannot be employed, according...

Effect on leg pain is biggest factor for patients considering sciatica...

The effect on leg pain is the most important factor for patients when it comes to deciding whether or not to undergo surgery for...

Premia Spine appoints three new board advisors ahead of TOPS system...

Premia Spine has announced the appointment of three new advisors—Stephen Hochschuler, Peter Wehrly and Nicholas Pachuda—to its board of directors. Bringing decades of clinical,...

New research highlights importance of early surgery for those with chronic...

Patients with chronic sciatica secondary to lumbar disc herniation who receive delayed surgery following prolonged, standardised non-operative care have inferior outcomes to those who...

Spinal News International’s top 10 most popular stories of November 2021

Research presented at the Global Spine Congress annual meeting (3–6 November 2021, Paris, France), a video on the effects of Covid-19 on spine care...

Passive recharge burst spinal cord stimulation provides sustainable improvements in pain...

Passive recharge burst spinal cord stimulation (B-SCS) can alleviate pain intensity, psychological distress, and improve physical function and health-related quality of life out to two years,...

Spine Wave launches Defender anterior cervical plate and Stronghold C 3D...

Spine Wave has announced the launch of both the Defender anterior cervical plate and the Stronghold C 3D titanium interbody device featuring TiCell 3D...

Philips expands global presence of augmented reality spine navigation solution

Philips has announced that the first patients have been successfully treated using its 3D augmented reality (AR) spine navigation solution, ClarifEye, at Sant Joan...

Low education and low income are “clear independent contributors” to poorer...

Low educational attainment and low income status are clear independent contributors to poorer outcomes following lumbar spine surgery, a new study, published in The...

CoreLink announces commercial launch of CentraFix midline fixation system

CoreLink has announced the commercial launch and 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its CentraFix midline fixation system—which features...

Initial use of spinal manipulative therapy reduces adverse drug event risk...

The use of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) as initial treatment of chronic low back pain (cLBP) in older patients is associated with a substantial...

Meta-analysis reveals key risk factors for postoperative urinary retention following spine...

Older age, male sex, benign prostatic hyperplasia, diabetes mellitus and a history of urinary tract infection are all risk factors for postoperative urinary retention...

First dualPortal endscopic spine procedure performed

Amplify Surgical has announced the completion of the first endoscopic spine procedure using its dualPortal solution—a novel two-portal endoscopic approach that the company says...

SeaSpine announces full commercial launch of the Admiral ACP system

SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of its Admiral ACP system—a spinal implant system which is designed to create a more efficient and...

New bone cutting technology from Surgify gets first surgical use

Finnish startup, Surgify, has announced that its bone cutting technology—which is designed to allow surgeons to perform operations on bones faster and safer—has been...

DePuy Synthes unveils next-generation power tool system for spine surgery

DePuy Synthes has launched its next-generation UNIUM power tool system which can be used in spine, thorax and small bone procedures. Funda Haine, worldwide vice...

Novoron Bioscience raises US$3 million to boost neuroregeneration therapy for spinal...

Novoron Bioscience has secured US$3 million in seed funding which will go towards advancing the development of its of neuroregeneration therapy for spinal cord...

Protected: Why the Pulse platform is a “game-changer” for spinal surgery

This advertorial is sponsored by NuVasive. The field of spinal surgery has seen some major developments over the past few years, with new technological advances...

Greater patient support needed to tackle persistent opioid usage following lumbar...

Patients who are either persistent opioid users, or are at risk of developing persistent opioid use, should be identified and offered counselling and support...

Precise blood pressure control may aid patient recovery from spinal cord...

High or low blood pressure in patients undergoing surgery to repair a spinal cord injury may contribute to poorer outcomes and maintaining an optimal...

Neuroplast secures €10 million in funding to boost clinical development of...

Neuroplast has raised a total of €10 million in a Series B funding round, the money of which will be used to obtain conditional...

Theradaptive’s Osteo-Adapt SP spinal fusion implant granted FDA breakthrough device designation

Theradaptive has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakthrough medical device designation to its Osteo-Adapt SP Spinal Fusion implant...

Cortical bone trajectory technique shows “remarkable superiority” compared with traditional trajectory...

The use of the cortical bone trajectory (CBT) technique has not only shown similar intra-pedicular accuracy compared to traditional trajectory (TT) but also “remarkable...

Fewer surgical risks with robotic guidance than fluoroscopic guidance in adult...

Robotic guidance (RG) is associated with a lower risk of both surgical complications and revision surgery when compared with fluoroscopic guidance (FG) in adult...

Spineart announces IDE milestone and Australian partnership

Spineart has revealed that the 100th surgery has been performed in their combined single-level and two-level US investigational device exemption (IDE) clinical trials of...

New CPT add-on code accepted for second level of lumbar total...

In an effort to increase the availability of two-level lumbar total disc replacement (TDR) to individuals experiencing degeneration of the intervertebral discs, the American...

MedTech Insights: Covid-19 has “served as a catalyst” for a shift...

 Carlton Weatherby (Memphis, USA), vice president and general manager of spine and biologics at Medtronic, talks to Spinal News International about his own early...

Long-term outcomes for minimally invasive TLIF in elderly patients are comparable...

Elderly patients undergoing minimally invasive (MIS) transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) not only had similar perioperative outcomes compared to younger patients, but also achieved...

HSS scientist awarded $6 million in grants for disc degeneration and...

A scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), Chitra Dahia (New York, USA) has received two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants totalling $6 million for translational...

Spinal Elements announces first clinical use of the Lucent 3D lumbar...

Spinal Elements has announced that the first clinical cases using the Lucent 3D lumbar interbody system have been successfully completed. The first cases were...

Neuroplast announces successful clinical Phase I trial with Neuro-Cells stem cell...

Dutch biotech company, Neuroplast, and the Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo in Spain have announced positive clinical Phase I results after analysis of ten patients...

HAPPE Spine raises US$3.35 million to launch new interbody spinal fusion...

HAPPE Spine has announced the closure of a US$3.35 million Series A funding round, the proceeds of which will be used to help launch...

Table-mounted retractors can improve operative efficiency without leading to inferior outcomes

With proper application, the use of a table-mounted retractor can help improve operative efficiency without leading to inferior outcomes in patients undergoing anterior cervical...

Minimally invasive spine surgery associated with significantly lower incidence of dural...

Minimally invasive spine surgery results in a significantly lower incidence of dural tear and complications when compared to open surgery in patients with degenerative...

Existing guidelines to change as research shows early surgical decompression following...

Surgical decompression within 24 hours of acute spinal cord injury (SCI) improves neurological recovery, and current guidelines on surgical management of SCI are being reviewed...

Premia Spine’s Tops spinal arthroplasty system yields positive patient outcomes

Intermediate clinical study results, which were presented at the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) annual meeting (28–30 October, Las Vegas, USA) by...

Surgery is associated with a greater likelihood of neurologic recovery in...

Brian Goh (Boston, USA) speaks to Spinal News International about the results of a study that aimed to better understand the impact of surgical...

Erector spinae plane block is effective in reducing postoperative pain and...

Erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is effective in decreasing both postoperative pain intensity and postoperative opioid consumption after spine surgery, according to findings from...

Early surgical decompression is recommended for patients with foot drop in...

Early surgical decompression after foot drop is beneficial in terms of recovery rate and neurological improvement when compared with late surgery. This is according...

NeoSpine first to offer spinal cord stimulation for treatment of painful...

NeoSpine is now offering spinal cord stimulation (SCS) procedures for the treatment of painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) via its HFX system—a newly approved nondrug treatment...

SeaSpine announces limited commercial launch of Mariner MIS Wayfinder

SeaSpine has announced the limited commercial launch and completion of initial surgeries of the Mariner MIS Wayfinder—a novel, one-step, k-wireless screw delivery system for...

Bioventus looks to expand spinal reach with Misonix acquisition

Bioventus has completed the acquisition of Misonix—a provider of minimally invasive therapeutic ultrasonic technologies and regenerative medicines that are designed to enhance clinical outcomes—...

Study supports clinical effectiveness of STALIF C-Ti integrated interbody system

The STALIF C-Ti integrated cage-screw implant (Centinel Spine) has demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in all available patient reported outcome scores out...

Subcutaneous intrathecal catheter provides reliable administration of nusinersen for SMA patients

For spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients with complex spine anatomy, the subcutaneous intrathecal catheter (SIC) allows for reliable outpatient administration of nusinersen that results...

Medtronic Canada unveils Mazor X, the first dedicated robotic spinal surgery...

Medtronic Canada has announced the commercial launch of the Mazor X system for robotic-guided spine surgery. The Mazor X platform offers a fully integrated...

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

minimally invasive surgery
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...