Tag: surgery

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...

The importance of outcome data in spine surgery

 “Outcomes are important for patients. It is very important that we understand what happens to our patients when we carry out treatments, be they...
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The surgical management of deformity in spina bifida patients

At the NSpine meeting (London, UK), Ahmet Alanay (Istanbul, Turkey) discussed the surgical management of deformity in spina bifida patients. You can watch the...

Few patients maximise opioid-sparing medications after orthopaedic surgery

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers adds to growing evidence that patients underuse non-opioid pain relievers to supplement opioid pain management after...

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...

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...
Levo head positioning system

Levó head positioning system for spine surgery by Mizuho OSI introduced...

The Levó head positioning system, developed by Mizuho OSI, was showcased at last week’s North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida,...
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Noel Fitzpatrick: Clinicians should be at the forefront of research

Spinal News International caught up with pioneering veterinary surgeon Noel Fitzpatrick (Guildford, UK) at NSpine 2017. A developer of numerous spinal and orthopaedic procedures...

Adult spinal deformity surgery outperforms non-surgical treatment for pain, function, cosmesis...

Clinically-significant positive outcomes for the surgical treatment of adult spinal deformity have proven elusive for researchers, with many studies limited by the non-randomisation of...

Frailty may be under-recognised in older surgery patients

Identifying frailty in older patients could increase their chances of surviving surgery, as well as improve their overall outcomes, according to a new study...