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Foraminotomy mainstreaming in neurosurgery – Onset of minimally invasive surgery paving the way

Alice Ajit Mutum, of Future Market Insights, looks at how advanced technologies in the operating room are rapidly changing the practice and science of spine surgery At the centre of

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Money Matters – Will the government sort the pensions tax issue in the Budget?

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on the expected government announcements Government ministers have ‘hinted’ that substantial tax reform will be announced in the Budget to alleviate punitive tax charges on doctors’ pensions.

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Spinal Research believes in a world where spinal cord injury is no longer a life sentence

Tackling Paralysis is the latest campaign from Spinal Research, promoting awareness of paralysis within the rugby community. The concept began with four men at sea … At the heart of

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Fatigue life analysis of notched versus pristine spinal rods

The Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Canada investigates the effect of spine rod gripping on fatigue strength through cyclic biomechanical testing. Thoracic and lumbar back pain is a highly prevalent issue that

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Current developments in spinal surgery and a look to the future

Professor Arun Ranganathan, one of the leading spinal surgeons in the UK, has operated on many high-profile patients, from royal family members to fellow spine and orthopaedic surgeons and is

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Cervical disc arthroplasty

Promotional feature Degenerative cervical disc diseases are generally treated with a discectomy and fusion surgery after failure of a conservative therapy. Even if the patient’s satisfaction and the success of

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Spine Score – an educational tool for spine surgeons

In 2019 spinal surgeons Roozbeh Shafafy and Sherief Elsayed developed the idea for a mobile-based app providing access to the most common scoring and classification systems pertaining to spinal surgery.

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The future of spine surgery – perspectives and trends to look out for in 2020

The spine industry is a large, growing and vibrant market, demonstrated in significant technological advances for spine surgery and events like EUROSPINE 2019. Jordy Winters, EMEA Spine Lead, DePuy Synthes,

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A new generation of African surgeons will be trained thanks to £50,000 donated by English Freemasons

Thousands of seriously ill people across Africa, who have no access to surgeons, will now be treated thanks to a major new surgical training programme funded by Freemasons in England

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Congress is a platform for surgeons to exchange knowledge and share experiences in spine care

AO Spine is excited to welcome thousands of spine professionals to its 9th annual Global Spine Congress (GSC) taking place in Rio de Janeiro from May 20-23, 2020 The GSC