Zavation gains FDA clearance for interbody system

June 22, 2019
Medical device company Zavation recently announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Ti3Z Interbody System. This device is used as a…


What imaging is best to diagnose the source of hip-spine pathology symptoms?

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
There has been recent interest in joint arthroplasty in terms of how spinal motion might influence component position in patients undergoing total…

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Surgeons should educate each other on the hip-spine connection

Orthopedics Today, June 2019
The belief that the spine moves independently of the pelvis and hip has been disproved in recent years as researchers repeatedly identified important…

In the Journals

Readmission rates for THA, TKA vs spinal procedures dropped after Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program

May 31, 2019
After implementation of the Affordable Care Act, readmission rates for all surgical procedures decreased, according to recently published results. In…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…