Tag: spine

minimally invasive surgery

New framework prioritising paediatric spine surgeries amid COVID-19 published

As hospitals begin to resume elective procedures, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have outlined a framework for prioritising paediatric spine surgeries during the...

joimax expands presence in Australia

joimax has announced a new partnership with Australian medical device distributor, LifeHealthcare. The two companies have entered into a long-term relationship to provide a...

Zavation launches Z-Span expandable anterior and lateral lumbar plates

  Zavation Medical Products has announced the launch of both the Z-Span Expandable Anterior Lumbar Plate and the Z-Span Expandable Lateral Lumbar Plate, plates designed...

Synaptive offers Modus V surgical microscope to spine market

Synaptive Medical will offer its robotic surgical microscope, Modus V, to the spine market as part of an expanded marketing agreement with Stryker. The...
K2M

Stryker closes US$1.4B K2M buy

Stryker has closed its US$1.4 billion acquisition of K2M. With the acquisition, K2M will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Stryker, the companies said. Stryker paid US$27.50 per...

Refining and defining outcome measures in spine surgery

 Philip Sell (Leicester and Nottingham, UK) tells Spinal News International that as the field of spine surgery evolves from using generic to more specific...

Durability and sustainability of decompression procedures extended with coflex

The results of a two-year study demonstrate decompression with coflex interlaminar stabilisation extends the durability and sustainability of a decompression procedure. coflex is the...

Simplify Medical closes additional US$23.25 million in second tranche of series...

Simplify Medical, a company focused on cervical spinal disc arthroplasty and maker of the Simplify cervical artificial disc, has announced a second tranche of...
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery

Mount Sinai Researchers Discover Possible Link between Diet and Back Injuries

Mount Sinai researchers have found a possible link between a poor diet and back injuries, especially in women. The study suggests that following a...
Stem cells

New study offers hope for recovered motor function in patients with...

  Researchers report the successful use of a novel therapeutic strategy to enhance forelimb recovery in mice with chronically injured spinal cords. The findings were...

State-of-the-art orthopaedic technique may help to identify which cervical radiculopathy patients...

  New research using unbiased serum proteomics, a state-of-the-art technique in orthopaedics, aims to predict which cervical radiculopathy patients will fail conservative treatment and consequently...
Patient-reported functional outcomes vary considerably after lumbar spinal fusion surgery

JAAOS article outlines guidance for hip-spine syndrome diagnosis

Many patients live with low back pain that radiates to the buttock, groin, thigh, and/or knees. The challenge for patients, and often their doctors,...