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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

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Self-assessing back pain by app is just as effective as traditional methods

Patients can assess their own back pain using an app on their phone or tablet as effectively as current paper methods, a study from the University of Warwick has shown.

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Researchers restore breathing, partial forelimb function in rats with spinal cord injuries

A breakthrough study published in Nature Communications has demonstrated, in animal models of chronic injury, that long-term, devastating effects of spinal cord trauma on breathing and limb function may be reversible. The

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Can nanotechnology rewire an injured spinal cord?

According to the World Health Organisation, up to half a million people around the world suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Often caused by road traffic crashes, accidents or violence,

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Protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery:

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Spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought

It is well known that the circuits in this part of our nervous system, which travel down the length of our spine, control seemingly simple things like the pain reflex

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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

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EUROSPINE 2018 – An international academic community celebrates its 20th anniversary

EUROSPINE 2018 took place from 19 to 21 September at the CCIB in Barcelona and was a full success. Nearly 4,000 participants from 80 countries joined together for a memorable

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Simple, cost-effective treatment following failed back surgery shows promise

Failed back surgery (continued low back and leg pain after surgery) is relatively common. With each reoperation, success, as defined by pain reduction, becomes less likely and most patients do

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Product features by SIGNUS Medizintechnik

Cervial Disc Arthroplasty Cervical Disc Arthroplasty (CDA) seems to be an alternative to Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion (ACDF). During the past two decades the effectiveness of CDA in treating