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Artificial intelligence may predict progression of elective lumbar spine complaints to surgery

April 28, 2019
Use of an artificial neural network may accurately predict surgical progression of patients with elective lumbar spine complaints and improve the…

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Similar outcomes seen in patients with lateral or paracentral disc herniation after lumbar microdiscectomy

March 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Significantly lower SF-12 and Veterans Rand 12-Item mental and physical scores were seen in patients with far lateral herniated…


VIDEO: Minimally invasive posterior lumbar interbody fusion with divergent, cortical trajectory pedicle screws

February 27, 2019
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD, of IRCCS Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan, discussed how to perform…


VIDEO: Radiofrequency facet joint denervation in the lumbar spine

December 5, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Doina Thomas, MD , from Nürnberg Fürth, Germany, discussed how to perform…

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Clinical outcomes were similar between MIS, open lumbar interbody fusion groups

December 4, 2018
Patients who underwent minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion experienced similar clinical outcomes compared with patients who underwent primary…

NuVasive announces launch of ALIF implant and instrumentation

November 18, 2018
NuVasive announced the launch of Brigade Lateral, an interbody implant and instrumentation optimized for lateral anterior lumbar interbody fusion…


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…

NuVasive gains FDA 510(k) clearance for porous PEEK implant used in XLIF procedures

November 12, 2018
The NuVasive Cohere Porous PEEK implant has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The implant, which involves proprietary patented PEEK…

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VIDEO: High rate of return to recreational sports seen after lumbar fusion

October 10, 2018
LOS ANGELES At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Nickul Jain, MD, spoke about a study that looked at return to recreational…


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…

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Acute sciatica secondary to lumbar disc herniation may benefit from chiropractic spinal manipulation

October 8, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Results presented at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting showed a small subgroup of patients with acute sciatica…

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Oral TXA may be beneficial in fusion surgery, more cost-effective than IV TXA

October 1, 2018
LOS ANGELES — There was greater reduction in blood loss and less hemoglobin drop in patients undergoing thoracolumbar fusion when they were…

Microdiscectomy for lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus led to low rate of fusion

October 1, 2018
Patients with a symptomatic, single-level, lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus had a low likelihood of requiring fusion after they underwent…

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Reduced ASD incidence seen at 5 years with maintained lumbar TDR motion

September 28, 2018
LOS ANGELES — The evolution of total disc replacement prostheses over time from devices with constrained cores to ones with more mobile cores…

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Tool helps surgeons preoperatively determine readmission after spine fusion

September 27, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Results of a preoperative score — the readmission after posterior spine fusion or RAPSF score — can help predict…

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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…

NuVasive launches expandable spinal interbody implant for TLIF

September 16, 2018
NuVasive Inc. announced the launch of the TLX 20° expandable spinal interbody implant with the first-of-its-kind oblique profile intended for…

At Issue

At Issue: Chronic low back pain

Orthopedics Today, September 2018
Dil V. Patel, BS; Benjamin Khechen, BA; Kern Singh, MD; Dennis E. Enix, DC, MBA; Nickul Jain, MD; John C. Liu, MD; Heidi Prather, DO
A study in The Spine Journal recently looked at spinal manipulation and mobilization to manage chronic low back pain and its findings were met with…

Captiva Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for 3-D printed titanium lumbar cages

September 5, 2018
Captiva Spine announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its TirboLOX-L 3-D printed titanium lumbar cages. According to a press release, the…

CoreLink receives FDA 510(k) clearance for 3-D anterior lumbar interbody fusion device

August 17, 2018
CoreLink LLC announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Foundation 3-D anterior lumbar interbody fusion device. “The Foundation 3-D…