Intellirod receives FDA approval for spinal rod strain sensor

April 2, 2019
Intellirod Spine received FDA de novo approval for the LoadPro, spinal rod strain sensor. According to a company press release, the LoadPro clamps…

Meeting News

Extent of curve, other factors help characterize significant post-Sanders 7 progression of scoliosis

March 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Continued curve progression can be expected in female pediatric patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis after they reach…

In the Journals

TXA linked with decreased blood loss rate after adolescent scoliosis surgery

January 24, 2019
The use of tranexamic acid compared with placebo in patients who underwent surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis significantly decreased blood…

Video

VIDEO: Revision surgery for implant failure after pedicle subtraction osteotomy

November 16, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Marco Brayda -Bruno, MD , from IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan…

Video

VIDEO: Correction of kyphoscoliosis

October 9, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Max Aebi, MD, DHC, FRCSC, from the department of orthopedic surgery at Salem-Spital in Switzerland…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Serial casting had negative effect on HRQoL of patients with idiopathic EOS

June 25, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Serial casting was a safe and noninvasive treatment for early-onset scoliosis, but this treatment had a negative impact on the…

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…

In the Journals

Improvements maintained after posterior vertebral column resection for severe spinal deformity

May 22, 2018
Results from this recently published 5-year follow-up demonstrated maintained improvements in global radiographic alignment and patient outcome…

Video

VIDEO: Open instrumentation, posterior approach used for thoracolumbar open wedge osteotomy

April 27, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, MD, of OrthoCentrum Hamburg in

In the Journals

Study cites association between narcotic use, outcomes following adult spinal deformity surgery

April 20, 2018
Investigators found an association between daily narcotic use prior to surgery for adult spinal deformity and prolonged length of stay, longer ICU…

Perspective

SSI in non-idiopathic scoliosis showed susceptibility to aminoglycosides

Orthopedics Today, April 2018
Pediatric patients undergoing growth-friendly surgery for non-idiopathic scoliosis experienced a decrease in gram-negative rod susceptibility to…

Meeting News

ALIF led to greater segmental lordosis at lumbosacral junction vs axial lumbar interbody fusion

March 10, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Better sagittal correction of adult spinal deformity and more favorable segmental lordosis were achieved when anterior lumbar…

Meeting News

Research reveals narrow cost variation for two adult spinal deformity procedures

March 7, 2018
NEW ORLEANS — Investigators found narrow 30-day cost variation for two spine surgery strategies —T10-pelvis and T2-pelvis —…

Task force found insufficient evidence for, against recommended screening for AIS

January 9, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found the current evidence insufficient for making a recommendation for or against the screening of…

From OT Europe

19th EFORT Congress in Barcelona: Relying on innovation to address complex spine deformities

Orthopaedics Today Europe, January 2018
The first and major aim of innovation is to actively influence the decision-making of any physician via new possibilities to overcome the limitations…

In the Journals

Gram-negative organisms after spine surgery were not reduced with vancomycin powder

December 27, 2017
Although vancomycin powder was associated with a reduction in gram-positive organisms in spine deformity reconstruction surgeries, researchers also…

DePuy Synthes launches MIS discectomy device in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

December 21, 2017
DePuy Synthes announced the launch of its Concorde clear minimally invasive discectomy device in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. According to a…

FDA News

Majority of FDA advisory committee finds anular closure device unsafe for prevention of disc reherniation

December 12, 2017
The Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA had mixed votes for three questions regarding…

In the JournalsPerspective

Obese patients at greater risk for infection after adolescent idiopathic scoliosis correction

December 10, 2017
Patients who underwent posterior spinal fusion for the correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and were obese had a greater risk for…

Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 16-year-old female patient with progressively worsening back pain and deformity

Orthopedics Today, November 2017
Philip K. Louie, MD; Sravisht Iyer, MD; Brandon P. Hirsch, MD; Christopher J. Dewald, MD; Howard S. An, MD
A 16-year-old female high school soccer player with no known medical comorbidities (2 years post-menarche) presented to the clinic for evaluation of…