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Long-term results of SI joint fusion for pelvic girdle pain predictable with 1 year outcomes

August 30, 2012
AMSTERDAM — Among 50 patients who underwent sacroiliac joint fusions for severe pelvic girdle pain between 1977 and 1998, Norwegian researchers…
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Greater functional improvement seen after vertebroplasty vs conservative treatment

Orthopedics Today, July 2012
AMSTERDAM — A recently presented meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials including about 800 patients showed pain scores at early…
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Intralaminar device effective for stabilizing low grade lumbar spondylolisthesis slips

Orthopedics Today, July 2012
AMSTERDAM — In an investigational device exemption trial of an intralaminar lumbar stabilization implant, U.S. investigators found it treated…
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BMPs continue to emerge as tool to treat degenerative lumbar scoliosis

Orthopedics Today, July 2012
AMSTERDAM — Biologics, particularly bone morphogenetic proteins, are gaining increased attention and adoption for the treatment of degenerative…
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Study shows association between endplate lesions and increased disc degeneration

June 4, 2012
AMSTERDAM — Moderate endplate lesions were associated with frequent, but not occasional, back pain according to data presented at SpineWeek…
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Patients with lumbar stenosis more active after prostaglandin E1 derivative treatment

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
AMSTERDAM — Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis walked further and had less pain after taking a medication that increases vasodilation and…
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Randomized kyphoplasty trial equates clinical results with improved kyphosis

May 31, 2012
AMSTERDAM — Balloon kyphoplasty results demonstrated greater improvements in physical component summary scores compared with nonoperative…
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Implant-related pain, failure seen with early lumbar disc replacement device

May 30, 2012
AMSTERDAM — More than one-third of patients treated with one of the first lumbar disc replacement devices underwent revision procedures for…
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Comparable patient satisfaction after decompression or fusion for lumbar degenerative scoliosis

Orthopaedics Today Europe, Issue 4
AMSTERDAM — Among adult patients with lumbar degenerative scoliosis in the European Spine Tango Registry who were treated with decompression…
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Consider gender in selection of patients with lower back pain for fusion surgery

May 29, 2012
AMSTERDAM — Although some research suggests a woman’s risk of a suboptimal outcome following lumbar spine surgery is many times higher…