In the Journals

Intraoperative navigation can aid in surgical treatment of symptomatic intraosseous pneumatocysts

April 6, 2015
Intraosseous pneumatocysts, benign air-containing lesions found in the spine and pelvis, have been observed in up to 10% of CT scans and are…

In the Journals

Smaller patients may lose more blood during posterior spinal arthrodesis

April 3, 2015
Researchers found patients with smaller size and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, cerebral palsy or Scheuermann kyphosis were at risk for greater…

In the Journals

Keel-less, shallow-keel implants safe, easy to use in cervical arthroplasty

April 2, 2015
Researchers analyzed the early clinical and radiographic results of keel-less and shallow-keel cervical disc replacement and found the implants were…

Six important government approvals for your practice

April 1, 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

3-D fluoroscopy image-guided pedicle screw placement can improve accuracy

March 31, 2015
Although the learning curve for intraoperative 3-D fluoroscopy-navigated pedicle screw placement is high, the approach can help improve accuracy and…

Meeting News Coverage

Low-dose pediatric O-arm scans prove safe, effective for screw placement

March 27, 2015
LAS VEGAS — When a variety of settings are used for O-arm imaging in conjunction with pedicle screw placement in pediatric patients with…

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Different fracture types can affect presence, degree of marrow edema after injury

March 23, 2015
Researchers analyzed different types of acute spinal fractures and found variability existed in the presence or degree of marrow edema on MRI…

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Multidetector-row CT may be useful for evaluation of dynamic spinal changes

March 23, 2015
Although dynamic changes in the spinal cord cross-sectional area resulting from cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament are…

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Overall complication rates low for anterior lumbar spine surgery

March 20, 2015
The risks of an anterior approach to lumbar spine surgery have yet to be fully explored, but researchers reported recently that the most common…

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Gravity line necessary consideration when considering surgery in patients with ASD

March 19, 2015
Researchers found the prevalence of discordance between the gravity line and the C7 plumb line in patients with adult spinal deformity was…

SpineGuard, Zavation announce co-development partnership for ‘smart screw’

March 17, 2015
SpineGuard recently announced a co-development partnership with Zavation for the integration of its Dynamic Surgical Guidance technology into…

LDR Holding announces distribution agreement for nerve-mapping system

March 16, 2015
LDR Holding Corporation recently announced it has entered into a worldwide distribution agreement with Sentio to distribute the SentioMMG…

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Artificial disc replacement offers no improvement over fusion in neck pain scores

March 11, 2015
Neck Disability Index scores showed artificial disc replacement did not produce better outcomes compared with fusion, according to researchers. One…

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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…

Simplify Medical receives CE mark for MRI-compatible cervical artificial disc

March 9, 2015
Simplify Medical recently announced it has received CE mark for its Simplify Disc. Composed of MRI-friendly materials, the Simplify Disc is a…

SpineGuard receives FDA clearance to market pedicle screw system

March 5, 2015
SpineGuard recently announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its PediGuard product line for minimally invasive surgery. With…

Researchers present eye-tracking technology for concussion detection

March 2, 2015
Neuroscientists and concussion experts from NYU Langone and other centers recently presented results from a study in which a novel eye-tracking…

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Study: Image-guidance technology virtually eliminates reoperation rates for malpositioned screws

February 27, 2015
Researchers investigated the intraoperative revision and reoperation rates of lumbar pedicle screw placement using either an image-guided open or…

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Pedicle screw fixation can help reposition C1-C2 dislocation successfully

February 27, 2015
Researchers investigated the effectiveness of using internal screw fixation via the C1 and C2 pedicle in cases of old odontoid fractures and found…

ECA Medical receives FDA approval for disposable spine implant system

February 26, 2015
ECA Medical Instruments has developed the industry’s first fully disposable spine implant fixation instrument kit to gain FDA approval…