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VIDEO: Immediate-release insulin may have role as bone graft in lumbar fusion

March 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Saad B. Chaudhary, MD, MBA, discusses a basic science study…

6 important government approvals for your practice

October 29, 2015
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted six stories of drugs and devices receiving government approval to keep your practice up-to-date.  

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VIDEO: Smuck on barriers in spine research

July 24, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Matthew Smuck, MD, addressed barriers he has…

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VIDEO: A look at allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells

June 26, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — At the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Annual Meeting, Brian J. C. Freeman, DM, FRCS (Tr &

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Study shows vancomycin powder may increase the risk of spine nonunions

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2015
Surgical site infection is a major complication of spine surgery, and vancomycin powder reportedly can reduce infection rates, but a study of this…

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Systemic blood biomarker levels higher in patients with moderate-to-severe lumbar degeneration

June 12, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — It may eventually prove more cost-effective to determine whether a patient has lumbar degenerative disc disease by identifying…

In the Journals

TXA may help control blood loss, reduce transfusion need in spine correction surgery

May 14, 2015
High doses of tranexamic acid were found to help control blood loss and reduce the need for transfusion in patients undergoing corrective spine…

In the Journals

Biomechanical factors likely play large role in risk for low back pain

April 28, 2015
Results of a survey to determine the cause of low back pain in French male employees demonstrated that biomechanical factors can play a larger role…

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Marijuana frequently used illegally to treat spinal pain

April 17, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A large number of people who experience chronic spinal pain sufferers reportedly use marijuana to treat their pain; however, the…

In the Journals

Annulus-endplate anchorage more vulnerable to failure in axial tension vs. torsion, in-plane torsion

March 10, 2015
Researchers recently reported annulus-endplate anchorage was more vulnerable to failure in axial tension compared with both torsion and in-plane…

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Novel osteoinductive system shows accelerated fusion in preliminary PLIF study

March 6, 2015
PHOENIX — Researchers have developed novel spinal instrumentation that, in a preliminary study presented here, showed promise as a more…

In the Journals

Use of TXA during spinal surgery reduces blood loss, transfusion rates

March 4, 2015
Researchers found using tranexamic acid during spinal surgery effectively reduced blood loss, the volume of blood transfused, the overall rate of…

Six important government approvals for your practice

February 26, 2015
Spine Surgery Today has highlighted six stories of drugs and devices receiving government approval to keep your practice up-to-date.  

In the Journals

New built-in anterior fixation system provides better stability than Z-Plate, Kaneda systems

February 16, 2015
In a recently published study, researchers reported that a new, built-in expandable anterior spinal fixation system provided better axial rotational…

In the Journals

Participation in NSQIP not associated with improved outcomes

February 13, 2015
Data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program demonstrated patients treated in a hospital participating in the program experienced no…

CareFusion stockholders approve merger with Becton, Dickinson and Company

February 11, 2015
CareFusion Corporation recently announced the approval by its stockholders of a proposed merger with Becton, Dickinson and Company. In a special…

In the Journals

‘Defensive medicine’ behaviors prevalent among US neurosurgeons

February 5, 2015
Among neurosurgeons in the U.S., researchers found both avoidance and assurance behaviors are prevalent and are correlated with subjective and…

K2M receives FDA clearance for pedicle screw system

February 5, 2015
K2M Group Holdings recently announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market the MESA 2 Deformity Spinal System. The MESA 2 is the…

NASS earns Accreditation with Commendation distinction from ACCME

February 3, 2015
The North American Spine Society recently announced it has achieved the “Accreditation with Commendation” distinction from the…

Spinal Elements announces clearance, upcoming launch of new implants

January 30, 2015
Spinal Elements recently announced it has received FDA clearance for a full line of interbody devices with Ti-Bond coating for use in the cervical…