Zimmer Biomet receives FDA clearance of surgical navigation system for neurosurgical procedures

February 11, 2019
Zimmer Biomet announced it received FDA clearance for its surgical navigation system, the ROSA One Brain Application, which is intended for…


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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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…

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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…

Medtronic announces launch of Infinity OCT Spinal System at NASS Annual Meeting

September 26, 2018
Medtronic announced the U.S. launch of its Infinity Occipitocervical-Upper Thoracic System at the  North American Spine Society Annual Meeting


VIDEO: Posterior-only treatment of thoracic kyphosis with Ponte osteotomies, pedicle screw instrumentation

August 6, 2018
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Giovanni Andrea La Maida, MD, from the Istituto Ortopedico Gaetano Pini in the spine

Zavation receives FDA 510(k) clearance for cervical, thoracolumbar expandable corpectomy cage

July 18, 2018
Zavation announced it received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Normandy VBR System, a cervical and thoracolumbar expandable corpectomy cage…


VIDEO: Treatment of thoracic spine hyperextension injury

July 18, 2018
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Andreas Pingel, MD, professor from the BG Unfallklinik, Center for Spine Surgery and


VIDEO: Percutaneous stabilization of a T9/10 fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

June 13, 2018
The patient is placed in the prone position and fluoroscopy is used to make the pedicles visible. Jamshidi needles are then placed and K-wires are


VIDEO: Open instrumentation, posterior approach used for thoracolumbar open wedge osteotomy

April 27, 2018
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Nils Hansen-Algenstaedt, MD, of OrthoCentrum Hamburg in

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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…

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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…

NuVasive announces expanded FDA clearance of thoracolumbar, cervical interbody fusion devices

January 5, 2018
NuVasive Inc. announced an expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for the Coalesce thoracolumbar interbody fusion device and Cohere cervical interbody fusion…

Centinel Spine acquires prodisc total disc replacement portfolio

December 27, 2017
Centinel Spine has announced the acquisition of the worldwide assets of the prodisc Total Disc Replacement portfolio from DePuy Synthes Products Inc…

FDA grants clearance for PEEK-Optima HA vertebral body replacement system

December 9, 2017
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions announced that the Omnia Medical VBR system became the first product made of polyetheretherketone or PEEK- Optima…


VIDEO: Transthoracic mini-open approach for anterior mono-segmental stabilization and fusion in the thoracolumbar spine

December 5, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Andreas Pingel, MD, professor from the BG Unfallklinik, Center for Spine Surgery and

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Zimmer Biomet launched two spinal fixation systems at NASS

October 27, 2017
Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its Vitality+ and Vital Spinal Fixation Systems at the North American Spine Society Annual…


VIDEO: Vertebral column resection for thoracic hyperkyphosis in Pott’s disease

October 18, 2017
In this video from Open Operating Theatre, Yann Philippe Charles, MD, professor from the University Hospitals of Strasbourg, Civil

K2M receives FDA 510(k) clearance for occipito-cervico-thoracic spinal system

September 29, 2017
K2M announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Yukon OCT spinal system. According to a company press release, the spinal system…

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VIDEO: Pedicle subtraction osteotomy in degenerative scoliosis

July 5, 2017
In this video from the Open Operating Theatre, Rune Hedlund MD, from Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden, discusses…