Tag: scoliosis

Children’s Scoliosis Foundation offers members health management app via Backpack Health

Backpack Health’s cloud-based mobile app offers paediatric scoliosis patients and their caregivers a centralised platform to manage health data and connect with the global...
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Back to back surgeries safe: Second scoliosis surgery of the day...

Scoliosis correction is an extensive surgery, and operating on multiple patients in one day can be exhausting for the surgical team. However, recent research...

Combined convex and concave costoplasty for posterior chest wall in AIS

At the NSpine meeting (London, UK), Bronek Boszczyk (Benedictus Clinic Tutzing, Germany) discussed combined convex and concave costoplasty for posterior chest wall in adolescent...
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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...
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EOS imaging announces new EOS system installations in two US private...

EOS imaging has announced that University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, and the Hey Clinic for Scoliosis and Spine Surgery in Raleigh, North Carolina...

Bracing superior to exercise for treating spinal curvature in AIS patients,...

Both bracing and exercise have demonstrable, significant treatment effectiveness for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. This was the finding of a randomised, controlled trial...

National Scoliosis Center founder Luke Stikeleather named president of Scoliosis Society

The international Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Treatment (SOSORT) elected Luke Stikeleather as president at its annual meeting held this spring in Dubrovnik,...

Scoliosis Research Society collaborates with corporate partners and International Spine Study...

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) has partnered with Globus Medical, K2M, Medtronic, NuVasive, Zimmer Biomet, and the International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF) to...
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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...
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Researchers pause vertebral segmentation clock

Waves of vertebrae-building signals pulse outward in mouse cells mimicking a developing embryo. Video: Pourquié lab Researchers have been able to halt and restart the...

ApiFix spinal implant receives Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration certification

ApiFix has received Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration certification through its distributor, Orthotech. The ApiFix system will now be marketed in Australia for the treatment and...
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World-first minimally-invasive spine surgery performed using Medicrea’s patient-specific implants

Medicrea has announced that the world’s first minimally-invasive spine surgery using patient-specific implants has been performed by Christopher J Kleck at the University of...

ApiFix closes Spanish distribution deal

ApiFix has agreed an exclusive distribution deal in Spain with Acuna-Fombona, an Iberian distribution company. ApiFix has developed a minimally invasive, non-fusion spinal implant...

Behrooz Akbarnia: “A game-changer for early onset scoliosis”

Spinal News International caught up with with Behrooz Akbarnia (La Jolla, USA) at NSpine 2017 (12–15 July; London, UK) to talk about the challenges...

Minimally invasive surgery “safe and effective” treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

A minimally invasive surgical approach to spinal surgery is relatively new approach to the treatment of adult scoliosis. Studies have shown positive results in...

AxioMed agrees 15-year exclusive global license for DSM’s proprietary viscoelastic material

AxioMed have agreed a 15-year exclusive global license with DSM to use its proprietary viscoelastic material in the company's disc replacement technology. Kingsley R Chin,...

Implanet white paper confirms safety and efficacy of Jazz system

Implanet has announced the publication of a new white paper, which presents clinical results from a group of adolescents suffering from hypokyphotic thoracic scoliosis...
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Medicrea reaches 1,000-procedure milestone for UNiD personalised rods

Medicrea’s patient-specific UNiD rod technology has now been used in more than 1,000 procedures, according to a company release. Evalina Burger, of University Colorado Hospital...

Medicrea launches lifetime warranty for patient-specific UNiD rods

Medicrea has implemented a lifetime warranty on its patient-specific UNiD technology. The warranty covers all UNiD thoracolumbar rods, UNiD cervical rods and all associated Medicrea...

Long-term follow-up of AIS surgical treatment reveals “less than ideal” results

An analysis of ≥10 year outcomes data for patients treated surgically for major thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) has found that 23% of the...

Team-based approach “significantly improves” surgical outcomes

Implementing a team-based approach to paediatric spinal surgery “significantly improves surgical and perioperative outcomes”, according to new research presented at the Scoliosis Research Society...

NuVasive receives US FDA 510(k) clearance for the Magec implantation using...

NuVasive has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s Magec system to be surgically implanted using its...
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US FDA clears growing spine application components for K2M’s Mesa...

K2M has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for screw and connector components for its Mesa spinal system. This...

Andrew King: My experience with patient-specific rods

The use of computers to map the spine, to plan surgery, and to aid in the manufacturing of medical devices is becoming increasingly common...

OrthoPediatrics launches new BandLoc system

OrthoPediatrics has launched its new BandLoc 5.5/6mm system, which has been both CE-marked and US Food and Drug Administration-approved. BandLoc is designed to offer a...