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Book review: Consultant Interview Online Course

Publisher: Oxford Medical Website: www.medicalinterviewsuk.co.uk Authors: Raymond Anakwe, Scott Middleton This is a comprehensive online CPD accredited course with text, video and interactive exercises for a consultant interview. Included are 18 interview

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Fundamental Surgery expands educational surgical simulation platform with new Facetectomy procedure and Fundamental Surgery Score

Recently, FundamentalVR, pioneers of immersive HapticVR™ training technology, which combines virtual reality (VR) with haptics (sense of touch), announced its educational platform, Fundamental Surgery, has extended its simulation offering with a new Facetectomy

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Signus product features

JASPIS® ST – Anterior Cervical Fusion Our latest member in the ST-Line by SIGNUS family, JASPIS® ST is implanted in the C3 – TH1 spinal region using the proven Smith-Robinson technique. As

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Horatio’s Garden opens their fourth garden in the Centre for Spinal Injuries in Oswestry

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry was officially opened in September by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy (pictured) to support spinal injury patients and their loved ones spending time in the Midland Centre for Spinal

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Money matters – The government has proposed flexible NHS pensions

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on how to approach the complexity ahead One of Boris Johnson’s first moves as prime minister was to scrap the two-week-old consultation outlining a ’50:50’ flexible NHS

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OmniVision announce Guinness World Record for smallest image sensor and new miniature camera module for disposable medical applications

The smallest image sensor commercially available provides high quality images from the smallest parts of anatomy, for brain, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, gynaecological and urology procedures. OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a

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Improving pedicle screw fixation in lumbar spinal fusion

Sara Parashin, of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Canada, looks at ways to improve the outcome of spinal fusion using pedicle screw fixation Many people in North America suffer from

EVENTS MAY 2020

27-29 May 2020, 36th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society; Paris

The 36th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society – Europe will be held in Paris from 27 to 29 May 2020. Under the motto: “Cervical spondylotic myelopathy and radiculopathy: does

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Animal-assisted therapy aids in spinal cord injury recovery

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered with Hand in Paw, Alabama’s animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provider, to assess the efficacy of AAT dogs as an aid in rehabilitation following an

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A new opportunity for spinal surgery: BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK implants

Promotional feature Spinal implants from icotec enable a more efficient, focused and better therapy for tumours with the metal-free BlackArmor® technology The spine represents the most common location for secondary