Tag: spinal surgery

Enhanced recovery protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine (Philadelphia, USA) for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use....
robotics

Costs curbing the rise of robotics in spinal surgery

The era of routine robotic-assisted spinal surgery is on the horizon. Despite the hype, however, there remains little market penetration, with affordability and the degree...
pedicle screw

Surgeons call for ban on pedicle screw reuse and demand two-step...

Contaminated pedicle screws cost hundreds of thousands of US dollars a year, and through an increase in surgical site infections result in additional and...

TriStar Centennial Medical Center acquires the first Levó head positioning system

TriStar Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, USA) is the first healthcare system to incorporate the Levó head positioning system (Mizuho OSI) into their operating room....

Sustained use of opioids before spine surgery increases risk of continued...

Patients who take prescription opioids for a longer period before spinal surgery are more likely to continue opioid use several months after surgery, reports a...

Spine surgery products market will value $16.7 billion by 2025

The global spine surgery products market is expected to reach US$16.7 billion by 2025, up from US$10.2 billion in 2016, a Transparency Market Research...

Chronic opioids linked to increased complications after spinal fusion surgery

Patients who have been taking opioids as pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery are at increased risk of complications after their...

Low complication rate in percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy via an interlaminar...

Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy via an interlaminar approach is effective for lumbar disc herniation, with few complications, reported Jiancheng Zeng (West China Hospital, Sichuan...

Spinal surgery cannot reverse the back pain tsunami

Martin Underwood (Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK) has worked as a general practioner in Lusaka, Manchester, London and Coventry, UK. He has a...

Auto-registration more clinically accurate than point-to-point registration in navigation assisted spinal...

Auto-registration is better than point-to-point registration with respect to clinical accuracy when using the same active infrared navigation system during spinal surgery. This is...