Tag: IMAST 2019

Operative versus non-operative decision-making of experienced surgeons “may be emulated with...

A recent study developed models capable of “excellent discrimination” between operative and non-operative management of patients based solely on baseline preoperative values. According to...

IMAST 2019: Debating the benefits and risks of spinal navigation

Bernhard Meyer (Munich, Germany) and Henry Halm (Neustadt, Germany) discuss spinal navigation—specifically any increased risk in radiation exposure and if that risk is offset...

IMAST 2019: Navigation and robotics “playing an increasing role in spine...

President of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), Peter Newton (San Diego, USA), speaks to BLearning at IMAST 2019 (17 –20 July, Amsterdam, Netherlands) about this year’s annual meeting which “focused...

IMAST 2019: Industry sponsored disc replacement trials should be treated with...

Fernando Techy (Johnstown, USA), speaks to BLearning at IMAST 2019 (17–20 July, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) about longer-term trials of disc replacement which, according to Techy, has shown...

IMAST 2019: Incoming president’s highlights

Paul Sponseller, president elect of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), talks to Spinal News International about the 26th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques...

IMAST 2019: Longer term results needed to assess efficacy of growth...

Kenneth Cheung (Hong Kong) speaks to BLearning at IMAST 2019 (17 –20 July, Amsterdam) about how growth modulation techniques can be used to treat...

No increase in complication rates using ACR when compared to LLIF

The results of a recent study indicate that anterior column realignment (ACR) via a lateral approach allows for the normalisation of spinopelvic parameters without...

Intravenous ketorolac substantially reduces opioid use after fusion

Early results of a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial show that intravenous ketorolac results in a “substantial reduction” in opioid use and improved pain control...
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The amount of curve correction matters for achieving balanced shoulders in...

In Lenke type 1 or type 2 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), significant correction of the main thoracic curve with relative under-correction of the proximal...