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Patient-specific sagittal alignment – Dr Frank Schwab

Patient-specific sagittal alignment – Dr Frank Schwab Dr Frank Schwab discusses his experience with the world’s first patient-specific alignment rod. Dr Frank Schwab is the chief of spine service at

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Does spinal fusion BMP increase cancer risk in children?

Does spinal fusion BMP increase cancer risk in children? A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics suggests that the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2)

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Part 2: The Genetics of metabolic bone diseases which influence back pain

Part 2: The Genetics of metabolic bone diseases which influence back pain Osteoporotic vertebral fractures Vertebral insufficiency fractures are a major cause of chronic low back pain. In the year

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The benefits of teamwork – Interview with Richard Assaker

The benefits of teamwork – Interview with Richard Assaker Professor Richard Assaker discusses the importance of treating chronic back and leg pain patients in multidisciplinary teams Interview by Ted Farwell Describe

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Microscopic versus endoscopic discectomy: a review

Microscopic versus endoscopic discectomy: a review Since the advent of minimally invasive techniques, endoscopic spinal surgery has shown significant promise. Ramsey Chammaa and Bob Chatterjee discuss whether endoscopic discectomy can

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Acting on impulse – spinal cord stimulation

Acting on impulse SSN talks to neurosurgeon Stana Bojanic about how spinal cord stimulation can be used to treat chronic neuropathic pain Interview by Ann Blythman Spinal Surgery News caught

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Findings identify receptors modulating macrophages response to spinal cord injury

Findings identify receptors modulating macrophage responses to spinal cord injury “When it comes to spinal cord injury, macrophages are a ‘double-edged sword’, providing both neural repair-promoting properties and pathological functions

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Fully endoscopic operations on the spine

Fully endoscopic operations on the spine In cases of spinal disc herniation and spinal canal stenosis, fully endoscopic techniques offer a safe alternative to conventional procedures says Sebastian Ruetten. If