Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, has replaced two cancerous vertebrae with 3D-printed implants, according to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). The world-first surgery took approximately 15 hours, and involved...
In this video shared by the Minimally Invasive Spine Centers of Excellence, Choll Kim (San Diego, USA) takes the viewer through a live laser endoscopic spine surgery. ...
In this video from the Journal of Neurosurgery, researchers present the case of a 53-year-old woman with "symptoms of both radiculopathy and myelopathy caused by a large, calcified disc herniation at C4–5." After four months of medical treatment and rehabilitation,...
In this video shared by the Journal of Neurosurgery, researchers describe the surgical nuances of two-level cervical arthroplasty in a case of 2-level degenerative disease. (Deshpande Rajakumar, Ankit Sharma, Akshay Hari, Subhas Konar, and Murali Krishna, Department of Neurosurgery, Fortis...
EUROSPINE's interview with Christian Liebsch, winner of the meeting's 2016 Full Paper Award. ...
See the highlights from the 1st International Conference on Sacroiliac Joint Surgery as we prepare for the 2nd conference on 16-17 September in Hamburg, Germany. Sacroiliac Medical Expert Group (SIMEG) e.V., based in the Cologne area/Germany announce their 2nd annual...
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine (Stanford, USA) have mapped out the sets of biological and chemical signals necessary to quickly and efficiently direct human embryonic stem cells to become pure populations of any of 12 cell...
Scientists have developed biodegradable polymer grafts that, when surgically placed in damaged vertebrae, should grow to be just the right size and shape to fix the spinal column. The researchers present their work today at the 251st National Meeting &...
Students from Hebrew University's BioDesign innovation programme develop an opto-electronic drilling system designed to facilitate highly accurate spinal fusion surgery with minimal side effects.
Dean Chau and Darryl Larry demonstrate the technique of the mini-open pedicle subtraction osteotomy, in a video for an ahead-of-print article to appear in Operative Neurosurgery.
Clarkson University professor Thomas Lufkin, Bayard and Virginia Clarkson Endowed Chair of Biology, is working to reprogramme embryonic stems cells to become the fibrocartilage that separates the vertebrae.
At the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS, 12-15 November 2014, San Francisco, USA), Neil D Broom and Samantha A Rodrigues presented a paper on the annulus-endplate anchorage system and its mechanisms of failure.

3D bone printing for the spine

3D bioprinting of a living bone construct can be used for more effective spinal fusion in the treatment of a collapsed vertebra, using areas with bone forming cells and areas for vascularisation.
Loyola Medicine orthopaedic surgeon Bartosz Wojewnik performs spinal decompression and fusion surgery to bring his patient immediate pain relief.
John J Carbone, MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, USA, performs a posterior revision decompression and lumbar fusion surgery of the spine.
Haluk Berk, incoming president of EUROSPINE talks about his strategy for the future of the society over the next year.
Philip Sell, incoming president of EuroSpine, speaks in an interview about his upcoming presidency, the aims of the society and how EuroSpine is using online media to empower and inform patients who are faced with spinal disorders.
Ralph Rashbaum, Texas Back Institute, USA, performs the first implant of the Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator for leg and back pain relief.
Alan Mishra, orthopaedic surgeon, Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, performs a lumbar laminectomy.
Douglas Foster, orthopaedic surgeon at Great River Medical Center, USA, speaks on the issues faced by physicians when "fixing" previous spine surgery.
William D Hunter, neurosurgeon, Neuro/Spine center, Gastonia, North Carolina, USA, performs a minimally invasive spine surgery in short time and with minimal blood loss.

Becoming a spinal surgeon

Christopher Good, spine surgeon, Virginia Spine Institute, explains how a spine injury his father had when he was a child inspired him to become a spine surgeon.

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