In the Journals

Spinal chondrosarcoma resection may lead to complications, reoperations

October 30, 2019
According to recently published results, spinal chondrosarcoma impacts quality of life and function. In addition, researchers found that after…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Laboratory markers may be useful prognostic measures for survival after spinal metastases

October 15, 2019
CHICAGO — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD, discussed his paper, which was won the 2019 Outstanding…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Presenter discusses management of vertebral fractures caused by spinal metastases

March 15, 2019
LAS VEGAS — At the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Joseph H. Schwab, MD, spoke about the management of vertebral…

FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug designation to cancer vaccine for rare bone tumor

May 2, 2018
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to the novel cancer vaccine BN-Brachyury for the treatment of chordoma, according to the agent’s…

From OT Europe

Tumors of the thoracolumbar spine: Convergence of orthopaedic expertise

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2018
The percentage of patients with terminal cancer developing bone metastasis is set between 50% and 70% when considering all primary tumor types and…


VIDEO: Percutaneous posterior stabilization of L1 to L5, percutaneous L3 biopsy in a spinal metastasis

November 21, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Jens Castein, MD, from the Center for Spinal Surgery and Neurotraumatology


VIDEO: Cervical osteoblastoma resection and posterior fusion

November 8, 2017
The patient was placed in the supine position with a Mayfield clamp. A midline posterior approach was performed, and the paravertebral muscles were

In the Journals

Long-term use of bisphosphonates after nerve-sparing surgery reduced recurrence of sacral giant cell tumors

July 25, 2017
Investigators found bisphosphonate used after nerve-sparing surgery for sacral giant cell tumors is an effective option.

In the Journals

Posterior occipitocervical fusion seen as effective for suboccipital spinal metastases

June 12, 2017
Investigators found posterior-only occipitocervical fusion was effective for neck pain relief in patients with suboccipital spinal metastases. …

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Improved quality of life seen in patients with spine metastases treated with long-segment pedicle-screws

May 24, 2017
Patients with thoracolumbar instability due to spine metastases experienced improvements in quality of life and walking outcomes after percutaneous…


VIDEO: Mini open tumor resection and percutaneous instrumentation for T11 renal cell carcinoma

May 16, 2017
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Yann Philippe Charles, MD, from University Hospital in Strasbourg, France

In the JournalsFrom OT Europe

Study supports utility of 3-D printing for planning of complex spinal surgery

May 15, 2017
Investigators of this case report highlighted the use of 3-D printing for the development of customized prostheses and surgical planning, and noted…


VIDEO: Resection of filum terminale ependymoma

May 2, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Florian Ringel MD, from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Technical University of Munich, Germany

In the Journals

Positive outcomes seen with gross-total resection of giant spinal schwannomas

May 1, 2017
In this study of 32 patients with giant schwannomas treated with resection, investigators found all cases of recurrence developed in patients who…

Safe Orthopaedics announces new technologies for bone metastases-related and osteoporotic spinal injuries

April 6, 2017
Safe Orthopaedics announced the release of a new transverse connector and cement for use in the treatment of spinal injuries from osteoporosis and…

In the Journals

Study finds contrast MRI findings predictive of tumor proliferation, motor status for spinal schwannoma

March 13, 2017
Investigators of this study found contrast T1-weighted MRI was predictive of tumor proliferation and spinal schwannomas growth, as well as correlated…

In the Journals

Study highlights factors, incidence of additional lesions in axial spine for patients with chordomas

February 16, 2017
Results from this retrospective review of data for 42 patients demonstrated 16.7% of patients with chordomas had additional lesions in the axial…

Medtronic receives FDA clearance for radiofrequency ablation system for metastatic bone tumors

February 16, 2017
Medtronic plc announced it has received FDA clearance for an expanded indication for the OsteoCool radiofrequency ablation system to be used as…

In the Journals

Findings support use of intraoperative ultrasound for pediatric patients with tumors

February 7, 2017
According to researchers of this study, use of intraoperative ultrasound in pediatric tumor surgery may lead to better tumor resection and can…

DePuy Synthes announces 510(k) clearance for cement-augmented pedicle screw systems

January 26, 2017
DePuy Synthes announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Viper and Expedium fenestrated screw systems. According to a company press…