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Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University A team led by Professor Philip Breedon,

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Getting it right first time in spinal surgery

The Getting It Right First Time programme recently published its national report on spinal services, authored by Mike Hutton, consultant spine surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. We

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The safety and performance of Magnetically Controlled Growth Rods for treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

Reshma Tilwani and authors from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children discuss their latest work on the analysis of MAGEC spine rods  Early Onset

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Is VR & simulation the secret to better medical education and safer surgery?

Daniel Spencer, business manager at Charlton Morris, looks at the capabilities of medical simulation technology Artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) dominated technological headlines in 2018 and the excitement

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‘My son’s legacy sees spinal patients bloom’

SSN meets David Chapple, spine surgeon and co-founder of charity Horatio’s Garden Horatio’s Garden is a national charity that creates and cares for gardens at NHS spinal injury centres in

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Trade Tools: SIGNUS Medizintechnik GmbH

Implants The DIPLOMAT pedicle screws are available as a two-piece implant. The polyaxial screws can be individually combined with the separately available standard, reduction and MIS tulips depending on the

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Money Matters – Are you over-rewarding the taxman?

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on the record pensions tax yield    HMRC has announced record revenues from individuals generating tax payments by breaching strict yearly savings limits.  The taxman’s yield from

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Meeting to focus on highly complex spine surgery

The 5th edition of the EUROSPINE Spring Specialty Meeting takes place from 2-3 May 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany Course chairs Thomas Blattert (Schwarzach, Germany), Bernhard Meyer (Munich, Germany) and Frank

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Spine surgeons gather from all over the world

AOSpine invites delegates to the 8th Annual Global Spine Congress (GSC), which will take place in Toronto, Canada, from 15-18 May, 2019 The GSC is the only truly International Spine

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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