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A thoracic spine fracture with Parkinson’s disease and diffuse ankylosis

Y Aoki et al. investigate the challenging management of spinal fractures in patients with Parkinson’s and diffuse ankylosis Abstract Background Patients with Parkinson’s disease have a higher risk of complications

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EFORT 2013: Joint efforts in Turkey

Professors Pierre Hoffmeyer and Enric Cáceres Palou preview the EFORT congress in Istanbul this June The 14th Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT)

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Magnetically controlled growing rods (MCGR) for early onset scoliosis

P Goru and S Ahuja investigate the use of growing rods in children with the spinal deformity E arly-onset scoliosis presents at birth and up to seven years of age. Growing

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Steroid injection does little good for stenosis

For patients with spinal stenosis, epidural steroid injections (ESI) may actually lead to worse outcomes, whether or not the patient later undergoes surgery, according to an American study in a

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Little support in treating bone conditions

People in the UK living with a range of rheumatological musculoskeletal conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and non-diagnosed back pain are becoming unnecessarily disabled on a huge scale through the

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Gap in the market for cervical total disc replacement

New technology has evolved to tackle degenerative spinal disease, but is enough post-surgery data available to make claims on the efficacy of vertebral implants, asks a new report by research

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Operative risk increases with obesity

While obese patients are more likely to have surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation than non-obese patients, obesity increases operative time, blood loss and length of hospital stay, according to

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Two heads are better than one

A new study at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways.

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High frequency stimulation eases back pain

A new device helps reduce severe back and leg pain, significantly improving patients’ quality of life, according to research from the Pain Management and Neuromodulation centre at Guy’s and St

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Spinal implants get covered

US researchers have for the first time successfully coated polymer implants with a bioactive film. The discovery should improve the success rates of spinal surgery devices. The polymer used in