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Nanocoated PEEK cages improve osseointegration in PLIF procedure

Investigators have found that nanocoated polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cages for posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) achieve a better fusion rate than uncoated PEEK cages at...

First North American installation of EOSedge imaging system

  EOS imaging has announced the first installation of its new EOSedge system in North America at CHU Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital Centre...

Inspired Spine performs 1,000 OLLIF procedures

Inspired Spine
Inspired Spine has reached the milestone of completing 1,000 Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF) procedures. According to a press release issued by the company,...

CoreLink passes 5,000 3D printed spinal implant milestone

CoreLink has announced the implantation of over 5,000 3D printed devices using its proprietary Mimetic Metal technology. Mimetic Metal is an additively manufactured technology that...

Synaptive announces updates to Modus V robotic microscope

Modus V, a fully automated robotic digital microscope designed to assist surgeons in the operating room.
Synaptive Medical has announced the US and Canadian availability of updates to its flagship surgical technology product, Modus V, a fully automated robotic digital...

Study looks at impact of race on outcomes of spinal fusion...

Black patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery have worse outcomes—including higher complication rates, more hospital days, and higher costs—compared to white patients, a study...

CIMZIA approved for use by Health Canada

UCB Canada has announced that CIMZIA (certolizumab pegol) for the treatment of adults with severe active non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA), has been approved for...

Medicrea in discussions over potential US strategic partnerships

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The Medicrea Group has announced that it is in active discussions with potential US strategic partners in the spine industry with the intention to...

Cutting Edge Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for EVOL ha-DLIF system

  Cutting Edge Spine has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EVOL ha-DLIF direct lateral interbody fusion system. The...

Researchers push ‘defined’ role for DVT treatment after spine surgery

minimally invasive surgery
A review of bleeding and thrombotic complication rates in elective spine surgery patients has suggested that further study is needed to “define the role”...

Medtronic issues safety notice after Mazor X detachments

Medtronic has issued a field safety notice over its Mazor X Surgical System, after reports that certain versions of the device had unexpectedly disconnected...

Bone Biologics completes rhNELL-1 preclinical study

Bone Biologics has announced that it has completed a preclinical study, which shows that its rhNELL-1 growth factor effectively promotes bone formation in a...

Japanese study of disc degeneration cell therapy passes safety review

idct
IDCT (DiscGenics) has passed the initial safety review of its double blinded clinical study evaluating the allogenic, injectable disc cell therapy in Japanese patients...

Medicrea receives seven US patents for UNiD spinal AI platform

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Medicrea has announced that the US Patent Office has recently issued the company seven additional patents related to the UNiD ASI proprietary technology platform. The...

Study assesses reliability of PROM score change in spine surgery research

Changes in patient-reported outcome measure (PROM) scores must be considerable in order to distinguish a true change from random error in degenerative lumbar spine...

The relevance of intraoperative neuromonitoring for spine surgery

neuromonitoring
Intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) was introduced several decades ago and is an increasingly favourable option for delicate surgeries. A recent study1 indicates that IONM procedures...

NuVasive appoints Matthew Harbaugh as chief financial officer

Nuvasive has announced the appointment of Matthew K Harbaugh as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective immediately. Harbaugh succeeds Rajesh J...

SeaSpine announces commercial launch of Mariner Midline posterior fixation system

SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of the Mariner Midline posterior fixation system. Mariner Midline is described by SeaSpine as a comprehensive, less invasive...

FDA approves xvision augmented reality spine surgery system

Augmented reality
  Augmedics has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its xvision Spine system (XVS), an augmented reality...

Life Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for the titanium stand-alone ALIF...

Life Spine receives approval from FDA
Life Spine announced today that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the titanium stand-alone ALIF spacer...

Margareta Nordin

Margareta Nordin in spine care
In a career spanning several decades, Margareta Nordin has gained renown for her evidence-based approach to spine care. She talks to Spinal News International...

Spine surgery ‘safe’ in patients of advanced age

frailty
Spine surgery in patients of advanced age is safe to perform as older age itself is not a risk factor, surgeons from seven institutions...

RTI Surgical announces publication of TETRAfuse PEKK study

tetrafuse
RTI Surgical has announced the publication of a study evaluating the in-vivo material characteristics of 3D-printed Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), TETRAfuse 3D spinal interbody implants compared...

Jana Kiena appointed chief financial officer of Aurora Spine

Aurora Spine has announced the appointment of Jana F Kiena as chief financial officer, effective 17 December 2019. Kiena will help guide and oversee the...

Patient factors explain variation in function after lumbar surgery

Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery, a study conducted by David Flum (University of Washington Surgical Outcomes Research Center; Washington;...

ulrich medical USA launches Momentum rod-screw system

ulrich medical USA has announced the commercial release of its inaugural rod-screw system, the Momentum posterior spinal fixation system.  The Momentum System addresses a comprehensive...

Empirical Spine completes investigational enrolment for LimiFlex US IDE trial

Empirical Spine has announced completion of enrolment in the investigational arm of its US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial studying the use of the...

Taking NASS to the global stage

Outgoing North American Spine Society (NASS) president Jeffrey Wang (Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA) talks to Spinal News International about the organisation’s...

Topical application and local infiltration of TXA reduces blood loss in...

Topical application of tranexamic acid (TXA) before wound closure has been found to have better postoperative blood conserving effects in elective spine surgery, compared...

Terry Rich joins RTI Surgical as president of Global Spine

RTI Surgical
RTI Surgical Holdings, has announced that Terry Rich has joined the company as president of Global Spine. In a press statement, RTI said that...

EOS imaging receives 510(k) clearance for EOSedge

EOS imaging has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new generation imaging system, EOSedge. Receipt of FDA...

Positive results for Taltz in COAST-X trial

Taltz Eli Lilly and Company
Results from the COAST-X trial show that patients treated with Taltz (ixekizumab, Eli Lilly and Company) achieved improvement in the signs and symptoms of...

SpineScan: A key to lean process management to improve quality and...

This advertorial has been sponsored by B. Braun Less is more–The increasing economic burden and complexity in hospital processes forces hospitals to map and improve...

Spinal News International Issue 53 – November 2019 US edition

Highlights: Short segment TLIF can increase lordosis in fused segments Elective one to three level ACDFs at physician-owned hospitals cost less and have fewer...

Spinal News International Issue 53 – November 2019 EU edition

Highlights: Short segment TLIF can increase lordosis in fused segments Elective one to three level ACDFs at physician-owned hospitals cost less and have fewer...

Shape analysis could predict postoperative results in AIS surgery

Procrustes analysis—a form of statistical shape analysis—could be used to predict postoperative results in advance of surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), a study...

The invisible cost of spine surgery

This advertorial has been sponsored by Aesculap Spine surgery is changing—the increasing demands on treatment concepts are making hospital processes more complex, and all departments...

Life Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Longbow titanium lateral expandable...

Life Spine has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Longbow titanium lateral expandable spacer system. The Longbow system...

NuVasive receives FDA clearance for expanded multi-level use of CoRoent small...

NuVasive has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for expanded indications for the CoRoent small interlock system. The expanded indication allows...

CSRS 2019: DePuy Synthes launches Symphony OCT system

DePuy Synthes has launched the SYMPHONY Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) System, expanding its offering for the surgical treatment of conditions in the neck and upper back....

No clinical benefit in antibiotic use to treat low back pain

Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery
Three months of treatment with amoxicillin did not provide a clinically important benefit in patients with chronic low back pain and Modic changes, a...

Life Spine announces first cases with Centerline thoracolumbar spinal system

Life Spine has announced the initial surgeries using the Centerline modular thoracolumbar spinal system. The Centerline modular thoracolumbar spinal system features low profile 4.75mm cobalt...

Cerapedics announces FDA approval of PMA supplement based on two-year clinical...

Cerapedics
Cerapedics today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's premarket approval (PMA) supplement for i-FACTOR peptide enhanced bone...

Astura Medical receives 510(k) clearance for ALTA anterior cervical corpectomy spacer...

Astura Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Alta anterior cervical corpectomy spacer system. Available in either...

Comorbidities and surgical complication linked to increased readmission after revision lumbar...

Relevant patient comorbidities and surgical complications are associated with increased readmission within 90 days of elective revision lumbar fusion surgery, a retrospective study published...

Novartis announces results of PREVENT study

Novartis today announced detailed results from the randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III PREVENT study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of Cosentyx (secukinumab) in patients...

Tim Pigott

A consultant neurosurgeon and the current president of EUROSPINE, Tim Pigott talks to Spinal News International about his career so far. Outside of his...

Outcomes of SCOUT interbody fusion trial detailed

Spineology has announced that 24-month outcomes data from SCOUT clinical trial were presented by John Chi (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA), at the...

Nevro receives US FDA approval for Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation...

  Nevro has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Senza Omnia spinal cord stimulation system to treat chronic pain....

Astura Medical announces Texas relocation

Astura
Spine technology company Astura Medical has announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Carlsbad, California to Irving, Texas. The move was effective November...

AI-based classification may guide preoperative decisions in ASD patients

Hierarchical clustering of patient data using artificial intelligence (AI) can identify patterns that may guide preoperative decision-making in adult spinal deformity (ASD) surgery by...

Stryker receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Sahara Lateral 3D interbody system

Stryker Sahara
Stryker has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Sahara Lateral 3D expandable interbody system. The product will...

Laboratory markers could predict outcomes for spinal metastases patients

Spinal metastases patients with low serum albumin and elevated platelet-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) should be advised regarding the impact of these laboratory markers on outcomes,...

Behavioural intervention increases physical activity in lumbar surgery patients

A psychosocial behavioural intervention administered in the spine care setting was successful in increasing physical activity after recuperation from lumbar surgery, a trial has...

IDCT clinical study passes final safety review

DiscGenics has announced that it has received the go-ahead from an independent data safety monitoring committee (DSMC) to enrol the final 24 patients in...

GTX Medical and NeuroRecovery Technologies announce merger

GTX Medical (formerly G-Therapeutics) and NeuroRecovery Technologies (NRT) have announced a merger to further the development of neuromodulation therapies to aid functional recovery of...

Stryker completes acquisition of Mobius Imaging

Stryker
Stryker has completed the acquisition of Mobius Imaging and its sister company, GYS Tech, which trades as Cardan Robotics. The acquisition was agreed in September...

EUROSPINE 2019: Decompressive surgery remains the ‘gold-standard’ for lumbar spinal stenosis...

Long-term results demonstrate that even though implantation of a stand-alone interspinous process device (IPD) can be successful in treating intermittent neurogenic claudication (INC), the...

Synaptive offers Modus V surgical microscope to spine market

Synaptive Medical will offer its robotic surgical microscope, Modus V, to the spine market as part of an expanded marketing agreement with Stryker. The...