Spinal News International Issue 46 – March 2018



  • New study offers hope for recovered motor function in patients with chronic spinal cord injury
  • New algorithm decodes spine oncology treatment
  • Experimental therapy restores nerve insulation damaged by autoimmune disease
  • Minimally invasive TLIF procedure results in shorter hospital stay and “good results” after one year
  • Varun Rimmalapudi and Jeff Buchalter criticise JAMA study on radiofrequency denervation for back pain, dubbing it “scientific fake news”
  • Is 3D printing the future of spinal implants? asks Daniel Spencer, business manager at Charlton Morris
  • Dimitri Filippiadis and Alexis Kelekis give a review of the current status, new developments, and old controversies with percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
  • Profile: Charles Fisher



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