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Spinal News International Issue 49 – November 2018

Highlights: Costs curbing the rise of robotics in spinal surgery Augmented reality surgical navigation technology enables high accuracy pedicle screw placement Eurospine audience sceptical...
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Spinal News International Issue 48 – September 2018

Highlights: Surgeons call for ban on pedicle screw reuse and demand two-step asepsis process Second scoliosis surgery of the day as safe and effective...

Spinal News International Issue 47 – May 2018

Highlights: Percutaneous vertebroplasty does not result in statistically significant greater pain relief than a sham procedure, according to the most recent results of the...

Spinal News International Issue 46 – March 2018

Highlights: New study offers hope for recovered motor function in patients with chronic spinal cord injury New algorithm decodes spine oncology treatment Experimental therapy...

Spinal News International Issue 45 – December 2017 US edition

Highlights: New imaging technique to improve assessment of surgical patients with lumbar degeneration Precipitating events associated with successful radiofrequency ablation of lumbar facet joint...

Spinal News International Issue 45 – December 2017 EU edition

Highlights: New imaging technique to improve assessment of surgical patients with lumbar degeneration Precipitating events associated with successful radiofrequency ablation of lumbar facet joint...

Spinal News International Issue 44 – October 2017

Highlights: Sugar nanostructures reduce BMP-2 requirements for fusion by 99% Radiofrequency denervation fails to provide clinically important chronic low back pain improvement Profile: Todd Wetzel ...

Spinal News International Issue 43 – May 2017

Highlights: - Porous PEEK demonstrates greater osseintegration than micro-textured titanium - SMART trial shows nerve ablation “well-tolerated and effective” - Janice Werbinski and Kim Templeton: The criticality of gender specific medicine in spine health -...

Spinal News International Issue 42 – March 2017 US edition

Highlights: -One step closer to halting the "relentless cascade" of disc degeneration -Pelvic incidence variable in 80% of healthy adults -Feature: Conflict medicine -Interview: Sanjog Pangarkar on the...

Spinal News International Issue 42 – March 2017 EU edition

Highlights: -One step closer to halting the "relentless cascade" of disc degeneration -Pelvic incidence variable in 80% of healthy adults -Feature: Conflict medicine -Interview: Sanjog Pangarkar...

Spinal News International Issue 41 – October 2016

Highlights: -Adult spinal deformity surgery outperforms non-surgical treatment for pain, fuction, cosmesis and mental health -Spinal metastasis cases almost triple over two decades in...

Spinal News International Issue 41 – October 2016 US edition

Highlights: -Adult spinal deformity surgery outperforms non-surgical treatment for pain, fuction, cosmesis and mental health -Spinal metastasis cases almost triple over two decades in...

Spinal News International Issue 40 – September 2016

Highlights:- Risk stratification is not a “universal language”, numerous IMAST presentations find - Posterior BMP-2 use does not lead to increased cervical deformity surgery-related complications - UHMWPE cable feature -...

Spinal News International Issue 39 – April 2016

Highlights:- Adding fusion to decompression fails to improve clinical outcomes in treatment of lumbar stenosis - Five-year data suggest limited cervical arthroplasty benefits - Intraoperative navigation feature...

Spinal News International Issue 38 – March 2016

Highlights:-Fusion of multiple lumbar segments associated with sacroiliac joint pain - Motion trumps fusion at NASS debate - Chris Bono: Q&A - Investigating sacroiliac...

Spinal News International Issue 37 – October 2015

Highlights: -Six months in orbit reduces astronauts' cervical paraspinal muscle functional area by 17% - Treatment with more than two cages in deformity surgery...

Spinal News International Issue 36 – July 2015

Highlights: -Surgery more effective than physiotherapy in treating cervical radiculopathy -One third of adult spinal deformity patients experience implant-related complications -Jay M Zampini: Gunshot...

Spinal News International Issue 35 – May 2015

Highlights: -Cervical disk athroplasty proponents buoyed by long-term data -Kiva system non-inferior to balloon kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fracture treatment -Feature: Robotic surgery -Akif...

Spinal News International Issue 34 – March 2015

Highlights: -Surgical and non-surgical spinal stenosis treatment outcomes similar after eight years -Non-operative treatment of adult spinal deformity does not improve disease state or...

Spinal News International Issue 33 – September 2014

Highlights: -Liquid nitrogen-treated tumour tissue enhances anti-tumour immunity -Cost of implants is a barrier to spinal deformity surgery in low-income countries -Steven R Garfin:...

Spinal News International Issue 32 – July 2014

Highlights: -Preoperative opioid use associated with worse patient-reported outcomes -Tantalum porous implant is a good alternative to plate and autograft in ACDF -Ibrahim Gundogdu:...

Spinal News International Issue 31 – June 2014

Highlights: -"Innovation in spinal technology is not dead" -Cervical disc replacement may have advantages over fusion for treating two-level disease -Naresh Kumar: Salvaged blood...

Spinal News International Issue 30 – April 2014

Highlights: -Disc degeneration in asymptomatic patients increases risk of low back pain -Intermittent hypoxia could be a powerful therapy for spinal cord therapy -Sport...

Spinal News International Issue 29 – October 2013

Highlights: -Mismatch between pelvic incidence and lumbar lordosis may signal need for surgery -Riluzole: A promising neuroprotective approach for acute spinal cord injury -The...

Spinal News International Issue 28 – July 2013

Highlights: -rhBMP-2 has little or no clinical benefit over bone graft -Pre-emptive pain management could reduce postoperative pain -Magnetic growth rodes could potentially avoid...

Spinal News International Issue 27 – May 2013

Highlights: Patient satisfaction does not mean good efficacy; Peroperative neck pain predicts clinical benefit from cervical disc arthroplasty; Fusion is not always the best...

Spinal News International Issue 26 – March 2013

Highlights: -Spinal deformity affects physical function as much as cancer -Epidurial steroidal injections may increase the risk of vertebral fractures -How to manage iatrogenic...

Spinal News International Issue 25 – October 2012

Highlights: -Doubt cast on “gold standard” stand-alone autograft fusion -Perform spinal decompression surgery within first 72 hours -The prevention and management of surgical site...

Spinal News International Issue 24 – July 2012

Highlights: -Low awareness of nutritional tool in spinal cord injury centres -Low-cost Indian implants are a "safe and viable" option -Managing complications after spine...

Spinal News International Issue 23 – May 2012

Highlights: -Do mental health problems prevent improvement after spinal surgery? -Pedicle screw constructs may enable an earlier return to sports -Interview with Richard Kaul,...

Spinal News International Issue 22 – March 2012

  Highlights: -Positive signs for gene therapy in slowing the course of disc degeneration -No consensus among spinal surgeons on tests for predicting success of spinal...

Spinal News International Issue 21 – October 2011

Highlights: -Call for independent review after heavy criticism of Infuse Bone Graft studies -Acidic fibroblast growth factor is "safe and feasible" in patients with...

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