Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:18
The U.S. Attorney's Office has joined the investigation of Swedish-Cherry Hill's neurosciences institute in Seattle, The Seattle Times reports.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:47
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 16, 2017.
Written by Megan Wood | Wednesday, 15 March 2017 20:00
New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery researchers studied the effect of using bone morphogenetic proteins in pediatric spinal fusion. The FDA has not approved BMP use in children, however, up to 17 percent of pediatric spinal fusions use BMP off-label.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 15 March 2017 11:26
A new study published in Spine examines the costs associated with anterior cervical fusions based on the volume of procedures the surgeon performs.
Written by Megan Wood | Tuesday, 14 March 2017 20:05
Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital researchers investigated the impact of combined physician-patient orthopedic treatment decisions, according to Medical Xpress.
7. Invibio: FDA reclassified semi-rigid spinal stabilization systems providing new possibilities for treating patientsWritten by Super User | Tuesday, 14 March 2017 13:14
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently reclassified semi-rigid spinal stabilization systems from Class III to Class II offering a regulatory pathway to 510(k) clearance in the United States for innovative devices using PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer based rods from Invibio Biomaterial Solutions.
Written by Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:13
Todd Albert, MD, surgeon-in-chief and medical director for New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery, recently discussed the future of orthopedics in an interview with Medscape.
Written by Adam Schrag | Monday, 13 March 2017 19:54
To Fuse or Not to Fuse: How Artificial Disc Replacement, Hybrid Fusion, and Fusion Alternatives are Changing the World of Spinal Fusion, by Karsten Ritter-Lang, MD, and Jan Spiller, MD, has become an Amazon #1 bestseller.
Written by Megan Wood | Monday, 13 March 2017 17:55
Switzerland-based Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne researchers are studying intelligent neuroprosthetics with the potential to help those with neurological dysfunction.
11. Would back pain patients let non-physicians decide whether they are surgical candidates? 5 key notesWritten by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 13 March 2017 12:38
A study recently published in Spine examined patient attitudes toward non-physicians assessing whether they need spine surgery.
Written by Adam Schrag | Friday, 10 March 2017 22:57
San Jose, Calif.-based O'Connor Hospital has reported positive results after using the Mobi-C Cervical Disc device.
Written by Adam Schrag | Friday, 10 March 2017 22:55
The Mobi-C Cervical Disc surgery effectively treats various types of disc pains and is designed to reduce the need for future surgeries, according to Redwood City Patch.
Written by Adam Schrag | Friday, 10 March 2017 15:56
Here are eight spine surgeons who made the news this week:
Written by Laura Dyrda | Friday, 10 March 2017 09:45
A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine examines lumbar spinal decompression among patients who are 65 years or older.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 09 March 2017 18:33
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote a review on the book by late Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, MD, which he labeled "amazing," on gatesnotes.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 09 March 2017 18:22
Warsaw, Ind.-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. sponsored the 3rd International Children's Spine Symposium in Orlando, Fla., from March 3 to 4, 2017.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 09 March 2017 15:59
A spine fracture leads to a downward spiral of complications for elderly people, often resulting in death.
Written by Megan Wood | Thursday, 09 March 2017 14:53
Here are eight things for spinal surgeons to know for March 9, 2017.