Centinel Spine receives IDE approval for cervical total disc replacement devices

July 19, 2019
Centinel Spine LLC announced it received investigational device approval from the FDA to begin a two-level clinical trial for its prodisc C anterior…

FDA issues final rule for classification of posterior cervical screw systems

April 1, 2019
The FDA announced it issued a final rule which classifies posterior cervical screw systems into class II, devices with special controls, and is…

Atlas Spine announces full product launch of expandable cervical interbody fusion device

March 9, 2019
Atlas Spine Inc. recently announced the full product launch of its HiJak AC expandable cervical interbody fusion device. HiJak AC was designed with

Orthofix Medical receives FDA approval for next-generation artificial cervical disc

February 7, 2019
Orthofix Medical Inc. announced it has received FDA approval of the M6-C artificial cervical disc, a next-generation artificial disc developed to…


VIDEO: Cervical total disc replacement

January 23, 2019
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, MD, of OrthoCentrum Hamburg in Hamburg, Germany, discussed how to perform…

NuVasive receives FDA 510(k) clearance for corpectomy system intended for cervical spine

December 13, 2018
NuVasive Inc. announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the expanded use of the Monolith corpectomy system, which provides surgeons a modular…

Meeting News

Outpatient ACDF linked with increased rate of perioperative surgical, medical complications

September 29, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Patients undergoing outpatient anterior cervical discectomy and fusion may have a greater risk for perioperative complications…

Meeting News

Surgeon’s job with new surface technologies: Provide contact bone, achieve stable motion segments

September 27, 2018
LOS ANGELES — From the surgeon’s perspective, host bone, biologic factors and implants are key considerations when it comes to new…


VIDEO: Cervical osteotomy in ankylosing spondylitis

September 19, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Hossein Mehdian, MD, of Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham

In the Journals

MRI follow-up after cervical spine trauma yielded lower health benefit, higher cost

August 23, 2018
A cost-effectiveness analysis showed a lower health benefit and higher cost when MRI was used after a normal finding for spine instability on CT scan…

Zavation receives FDA 510(k) clearance for cervical, thoracolumbar expandable corpectomy cage

July 18, 2018
Zavation announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Normandy VBR System, a cervical and thoracolumbar expandable corpectomy cage…

In the Journals

Improvements seen with PEEK interbody fusion devices for degenerative cervical disc disease

June 26, 2018
Investigators found porous-surface PEEK may be an alternative for the improvement of osseointegration and fusion rates of interbody implants to…

K2M announces FDA 510(k) clearance, launch of cervical plate systems

June 16, 2018
K2M Group Holdings Inc. received FDA 510(k) clearance for and commercially released its OZARK cervical plate systems, designed for use in patients…

Providence Medical Technology receives FDA 510(k) clearance for spinal system

May 22, 2018
Providence Medical Technology Inc. announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the DTRAX spinal system, intended to be used in posterior cervical…


VIDEO: Lumbar and cervical injection techniques

May 15, 2018
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Marie-Therese Unterweger, MD, from the Center of Spinal Therapy, Schön Klinik Nürnberg…

In the Journals

Cervical total disc replacement yields lower reoperation risk vs ACDF

April 16, 2018
Patients who underwent cervical total disc replacement had a similar reduction in patient reported outcome of pain and function as well as a lower…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ACDF, cervical disc arthroplasty seen as effective, cost-effective in patients with degenerative discs

March 23, 2018
NEW ORLEANSAt the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Samuel Cho, MD, spoke about a study that compared the 7-year…

Meeting News

Incidence of cervical sprains, fractures due to sport differ between men, women

March 7, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Cervical injuries and fractures due to sports differ among men and women, with a higher incidence found among men, according to…

Meeting News

Rothman physicians, Franklin Bioscience collaborate on medical cannabis awareness efforts, research

February 24, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Physicians from Rothman Institute and Franklin BioScience co-hosted a series of educational events to broaden awareness of…

NuVasive announces expanded FDA clearance of thoracolumbar, cervical interbody fusion devices

January 5, 2018
NuVasive Inc. announced an expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for the Coalesce thoracolumbar interbody fusion device and Cohere cervical interbody fusion…