In the Journals

More than half of patients in AS remission relapse after ceasing infliximab

April 26, 2019
Approximately 58% of patients in clinical remission after taking infliximab for ankylosing spondylitis relapse within 12 months after discontinuing…

In the Journals

Ankylosing spondylitis increases risk for venous thromboembolism

March 18, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, particularly in the first year after diagnosis…

Peptide-enhanced bone graft superior to allografted bone for spinal fusion surgery

June 15, 2018
A randomized controlled trial presented at the Annual Global Spine Congress in Singapore demonstrated that i-Factor was significantly superior to…

Perspective

Informed, engaged patients have better overall orthopedic care experiences

May 7, 2018
Better outcomes and higher patient-satisfaction rates were observed among patients who were well-informed and decided on treatment in conjunction…

FDA approves trial of peptide-enhanced bone graft vs autograft for TLIF

March 29, 2018
Cerapedics announced the company received FDA approval to initiate an investigational device exemption clinical trial evaluating the safety and…

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…

In the Journals

Functional status significantly impacts satisfaction with outcomes 12 months after spine surgery

February 14, 2018
Investigators found a significant correlation between absolute 12-month Oswestry Disability Index score and patient satisfaction after surgery for…

Orthofix announces 510(k) clearance, limited launch of expandable fusion spacer system

February 6, 2018
Orthofix International N.V. announced the 510(k) FDA clearance and U.S. limited market launch of the Forza XP Expandable Spacer System intended for…

CommentaryFrom OT Europe

Hip-spine syndrome presents challenges for surgeons and patients

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2018
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The hip-spine syndrome has been recognized for several years, but recently, more aspects of the condition have been appreciated. Particularly, as…

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…

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…

Meeting News

DePuy Synthes launched two MIS solutions for spinal fusion surgery

October 27, 2017
DePuy Synthes announced the launch of the Viper Prime System and the Concorde Clear MIS Discectomy Tool for minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery…

Meeting News

Zimmer Biomet launched two spinal fixation systems at NASS

October 27, 2017
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its Vitality+ and Vital Spinal Fixation Systems at the North American Spine Society Annual…

Zimmer Biomet launches TLIF cage for minimally invasive surgery

October 3, 2017
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of the Avenue T TLIF Cage, which is a cage for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion…

Industry News

Spinal Resources receives FDA 510(k) clearance for new pedicle screw system

September 8, 2017
The Swedge Pedicle Screw System received FDA 510(k) clearance to be used with a 5.5-mm rod, according to an announcement from Spinal Resources Inc

K2M receives FDA clearance, CE mark for proximal fixation spinal system

July 6, 2017
K2M Group Holdings Inc. announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance and a CE mark for the NILE proximal fixation spinal system, which is designed…

VideoFrom OT Europe

VIDEO: Pedicle subtraction osteotomy in degenerative scoliosis

July 5, 2017
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Rune Hedlund MD, from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, discusses…

In the Journals

Study explores image guidance based on MRI for spinal interstitial laser thermotherapy

June 15, 2017
Results from this study demonstrated image guidance based on MRI for laser interstitial thermotherapy of a spinal metastasis was viable. Researchers…

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Objective functional impairment baseline severity stratification seen as valid for degenerative disc disease

June 13, 2017
Investigators found the objective functional impairment baseline severity stratification was a valid measure for patients with lumbar degenerative…

In the Journals

Systematic review explores physical therapy, rehabilitation after lumbar fusion surgery

June 5, 2017
Using the available level 1 and 2 data regarding postoperative rehabilitation after lumbar fusion for degenerative disc disease, researchers of this…