Tag: research

Gabriel Tender

Minimally invasive TLIF procedure results in shorter hospital stay and “good...

A prospective, randomised study presented at the 32nd EUROSPINE annual meeting held 11–13 October in Dublin, Ireland by Gabriel Tender (Louisiana State University, New...
I-factor peptide-enhanced bone graft

Peptide-enhanced bone graft outperforms autograft at two years

A prospective, multicentre trial has found that a peptide-enhanced bone graft is non-inferior compared to local autograft bone. In addition, the bone graft outperformed...
Selam, Ethiopia, intact skull feature image

Modern spinal structure established millions of years earlier than previously thought

Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old fossil skeleton has revealed the most complete spinal column of any early human relative, including vertebrae, neck and rib...
Can the C7 slope substitute the T1 slope?

Can the C7 slope substitute the T1 slope?

The T1 slope was first reported in 2010 by Knott and is considered one of the key players in cervical balance. Many studies have...
Blood pressure is one of the components in calculating a patient's Rothman Index

Rothman Index is a useful predictive tool for identifying patients likely...

A retrospective review of patients who underwent elective spine surgery in New Haven, USA has shown that the Rothman Index (RI) may be used...
An astronaut outside the International Space Station

Study of astronauts reveals new clues for low back pain mechanisms

Winner of the 2017 Outstanding Paper Award for Medical/Interventional Science at the 2017 North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting (25–28 October, Orlando, USA),...
Scoliosis in a 15-year-old

Researchers narrow in on genetic causes of scoliosis

Two presentations at the Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting (SRS; 6–9 October, Philadelphia, USA) have shed light on the genetic factors at play in...
IFuse 3D plus autograft bone growth

“Significantly more bone infiltration” with 3D-printed triangular sacroiliac joint fusion implants

The popularity of sacroiliac joint fusion has grown rapidly over the past five years, with SI-Bone’s Ifuse device leading the market. Recently approved by...
Sugar nanostructures reduce BMP-2 requirements for fusion by 99%

Sugar nanostructures reduce BMP-2 requirements for fusion by 99%

Researchers from Northwestern University, Evanston, USA, have developed a type of supramolecular glycopeptide nanostructure which appears to be able to amplify BMP-2 signalling significantly....

The criticality of gender specific medicine in spine health

by Kimberly Templeton and Janice Werbinski It has been 36 years since the publication of the “Physicians’ Health Study,” which showed that low dose aspirin...

Most “Big Data” research has “very low” academic impact

The use of large registry-based datasets in spinal research has exploded in recent years. Often criticised for potentially limited clinical relevance, little research has...

PixarBio establishes research centre focusing on spinal cord injury treatment

PixarBio—developers of NeuroRelease, a morphine replacement, non-opioid pain treatment—has established the JP Reynolds Research Center in Woburn, USA. The lab will focus on research and...