In the Journals

Anterior lumbar interbody fusion with rhBMP-2 had low complication rates

December 29, 2014
Results from a prospective study showed the use of anterior lumbar interbody fusion with a vascular-access surgeon and a spine surgeon, using a…

Synergy Biomedical announces receipt of core patent for bioactive bone grafts

December 11, 2014
Synergy Biomedical recently announced it was issued a core patent that broadly covers the use of its Biosphere particles in a variety of bone healing…

Globus Medical acquires Transplant Technologies of Texas

November 23, 2014
Globus Medical announced recently that it has acquired Transplant Technologies of Texas. Under the acquisition, Globus plans to maintain Transplant…

Bacterin releases new products for spinal procedures

November 21, 2014
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the launch of two new demineralized bone matrix constructs for spinal procedures. The products…

Meeting News Coverage

Type of bone grafting material for TLIF had little effect on fusion rates

October 9, 2014
LYON, France — Two groups of patients who underwent 1-level or 2-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with either autologous iliac…

Integra LifeSciences announces change in leadership

October 1, 2014
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation recently announced several changes to the leadership of its Orthopedics and Tissue Technologies business…

In the Journals

Iliac crest bone graft for spinal fusion increased short-term adverse events

September 23, 2014
Use of iliac crest bone grafts for spinal fusions led to increased length of hospital stay, increased postoperative blood transfusions and extended…

Industry News

Cerapedics files premarket approval for peptide-enhanced bone graft

September 11, 2014
Cerapedics announced it has filed a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for i-FACTOR Peptide Enhanced…

Few complications reported amidst greater rhBMP-2 use in pediatric fusion cases

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — The use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in pediatric spine fusion procedures is increasing, but more evidence is…

In the Journals

Product, donor age among factors irrelevant to allograft fusion success

August 28, 2014
The age of an allograft, the age of the donor and whether or not the graft was irradiated had no clinically relevant effects on the bioavailability…

In the Journals

Product, donor age among factors irrelevant to allograft fusion success

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
The age of an allograft, the age of the donor and whether or not the graft was irradiated had no clinically relevant effects on the bioavailability…

Video

A video perspective on the efficacy of stem cell therapy for treating degenerative disc disease

August 21, 2014
At the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting, Wenchun Qu, MD, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minn., spoke about his

Meeting News Coverage

The top seven stories to read from the ISIS Annual Meeting

August 19, 2014
Spine Surgery Today features the seven stories deemed the most important to emerge from the International Spine Intervention Society Annual Meeting.

5 Questions with Spine Surgery Today

A conversation with Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2014
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Jeffrey C. Wang, MD, co-director of the USC Spine Center, chief of the Orthopaedic Spine…

Meeting News Coverage

Most patients satisfied after PRP therapy for internal disc disruption

August 5, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Platelet-rich rich plasma injection appeared to be a promising therapy for patients who exhibited intradiscal back pain…

Meeting News Coverage

Most patients satisfied after PRP therapy for internal disc disruption

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. — Platelet-rich rich plasma injection appeared to be a promising therapy for patients who exhibited intradiscal back pain…

The top seven items to read regarding orthopedic stem cells

July 21, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted the seven most important stories of the year to keep your practice up-to-date regarding stem cells in orthopedic…

In the Journals

Neural stem cell therapy linked to development of spinal cord mass

July 17, 2014
Eight years after undergoing implantation of olfactory mucosal cells to repair a complete spinal cord injury, a patient was found to have developed…

Perspective

NASS debuts new coverage policy recommendations

Spine Surgery Today, July/August 2014
The North American Spine Society announced 13 new coverage policy recommendations to assist payers, providers and patients with information to help…

In the Journals

Allogeneic morphogenetic protein from bone marrow aids cervical fusion

May 14, 2014
Researchers found in this study allogeneic morphogenetic protein may be a safe substitute for recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in…