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Short-term outcomes for cervical disc replacement positive

January 29, 2015

Results of a recently published study demonstrated Mobi-C artificial disc replacement surgery had good clinical results; however, more data and longer follow-up times are needed to determine what long-term effects the surgery may have on patients with cervical spondylosis.

Researchers conducted a retrospective study of 65 patients who underwent Mobi-C artificial disc Mobi-C artificial disc (LDR) replacement surgery for cervical spondylosis at 10 centers. The average age of the patients was 44.8 years. Eight patients had C3–C4 replacement, 24 had C4–C5 replacement, 26 had C5–C6 replacement and seven had C6–C7 replacement.

FDA releases safety communication on bone graft substitutes

January 29, 2015
The FDA has released a safety communication to inform health care providers that bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides should not…

K2M Group Holdings files registration statement for follow-on offering

January 29, 2015
K2M Group Holdings recently announced it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed follow-on…
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Initial PRP injection likely more effective in healing than subsequent injections

January 29, 2015
Subsequent injections of platelet-rich plasma have been shown to be less effective than the initial application in cell healing among a healthy volunteer group…
In the Journals

Angles, measurements in robotic-assisted THA match imaging data

January 28, 2015
Robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty was found to be a close match for postoperative imaging results in predicting cup inclination and anteversion angles as well as…
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Comparison of Nonnavigated and 3-dimensional Image-based Computer Navigated Balloon Kyphoplasty

Orthopedics, January 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Balloon kyphoplasty is a common treatment for osteoporotic and pathologic compression fractures. Advantages include…
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Adjacent Segment Disease: August 2014

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Larson discusses autograft selection

January 23, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii – At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, Christopher M. Larson, MD, shares his “pearls” for…
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