Task force questions efficacy of vertebroplasty, balloon kyphoplasty

February 8, 2019
A report published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research showed little to no evidence that vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty reduce pain…

In the Journals

More than 1 in 10 worldwide suffer lower back pain

March 21, 2018
Lower back pain impacts an estimated 540 million people across the globe, and most are treated in a manner that is not consistent with best practice…

Meeting News

Rothman physicians, Franklin Bioscience collaborate on medical cannabis awareness efforts, research

February 24, 2018
PHILADELPHIA — Physicians from Rothman Institute and Franklin BioScience co-hosted a series of educational events to broaden awareness of…

From OT Europe

Expert interview: Treatment approaches for chronic pain in patients with visible brain changes

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2018
Prof. Enric Cáceres is the chair of orthopaedics at Autonomous University of Barcelona, the head of the spine unit at Institut Universitari Dexeus

In the Journals

Certolizumab pegol decreased spinal, sacroiliac inflammation in axial spondyloarthritis

January 31, 2018
Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who received treatment with certolizumab pegol exhibited rapid decreases in spinal and sacroiliac-joint…

Nevro receives FDA approval for next-generation spinal cord stimulation system

January 11, 2018
Nevro Corp. announced it has received FDA approval for its next-generation Senza II Spinal Cord Stimulation System. Delivering HF10 therapy, the…

Perspective

NASS works with Aetna on laminectomy with arthrodesis policy

October 17, 2017
In a letter to its members, The North American Spine Society provided an update on efforts by its health policy team regarding Aetna’s coverage…

In the Journals

Study explores spinal column shortening for tethered cord syndrome in pediatric patients

July 10, 2017
For children and young adults with tethered cord syndrome, investigators of this study found spinal column shortening was a safe and efficient…

From OT Europe

Sports activities at the 18th EFORT Congress: All about the spine

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2017
Regardless of incidence, cervical spine injuries are always dreaded in sports practice, especially in contact sports, where rules anticipate physical…

PixarBio establishes research center to advance spinal cord injury, epilepsy, non-addictive pain platform

January 31, 2017
PixarBio Corporation announced it has established the JP Reynolds Research Center in Woburn, Mass. to advance research in spinal cord injuries…

In the Journals

Findings link preoperative VAS scores, BMI with outcomes of superficial peroneal nerve release

January 24, 2017
Most patients with a preoperative VAS pain score of greater than 60 reported less pain following decompression of the superficial peroneal nerve…

From OT Europe

Orthofix announces FDA, CE mark approvals of bone growth stimulators

January 9, 2017
Orthofix International NV announced it has received FDA and CE mark approvals for its next-generation bone growth stimulators, the CervicalStim and…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Schroeder discusses riluzole for bone formation in patients with spinal cord injuries

November 2, 2016
BOSTON — At the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Gregory D. Schroeder, MD, discussed a study that looked at the effect of riluzole…

5 Questions

A conversation with Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2016
In this issue, Spine Surgery Today poses five questions to Karin M. Muraszko, MD, FACS. She is chair of neurosurgery at University of Michigan Health…

Meeting News Coverage

Outpatient ACDF results showed few complications, readmissions

September 27, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion performed on an outpatient basis is safe and has some added benefits, according to a…

Eagle Surgical Products exhibits anti-stick solution for electrosurgery

September 26, 2016
Eagle Surgical Products LLC will exhibit Electro Lube, its anti-stick solution for electrosurgery, at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual…

Movers and Shakers

The CORE Institute opens sports neurology clinic in Michigan

September 19, 2016
The CORE Institute recently announced the opening of The Sports Neurology Clinic at The CORE Institute in Brighton, Mich. The clinic is led by sports…

AOSPINE North America enrolls 50th patient for spinal cord injury trial

September 8, 2016
AOSPINE North America has enrolled 50 patients for a clinical trial on the efficacy and safety of riluzole for patients with acute spinal cord…

Perspective

More pain reduction seen in patients with osteoporotic spine fractures after vertebroplasty vs placebo

September 1, 2016
Results from this multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in The Lancet indicated vertebroplasty, when compared…

Spinal Elements receives FDA 510(k) clearance for interspinous process device

August 19, 2016
Spinal Elements announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market an interspinous process device. According to a company press release, the…