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Focus on expert witness work: Is it for you?

Chris Pamplin, of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, looks at the role of an expert witness, for it is not a simple adjunct to a surgeon’s routine workload In

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Nano-texturing creates bacteria-killing spikes on stainless steel surfaces

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a nano-textured stainless steel surface that that kills bacteria while not harming mammalian cells, the process could improve the future of

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Application of enhanced recovery after surgery to spinal surgery

Tom Wainwright and Louise Burgess, of the Orthopaedic Research Institute, Bournemouth University, discuss the aims of ERAS pathways, to help modulate and reduce the surgical stress response, thereby improving patient

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Cavendish Medical – Can you calculate your own annual pension growth?

Simon Bruce, CEO of Cavendish Medical, on complex tax allowances  The calculations for your annual allowance are important and will have an impact on the amount of tax you will need

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Why commercial medical indemnity is the future

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE The foundations of Bespoke Medical Indemnity Andy Foley Passionate about sports and with early ambitions of a career in football. Andy moved into medical indemnity insurance after a

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BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK implants – engineered for spinal tumour surgery

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK spinal implants from icotec offer new opportunities in radiation therapy of spinal tumours The spine represents the most common location for secondary tumours (Fehlings 2016). In

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Surgeon Focus – Walter Bini

This issue SSN talks to Walter Bini, a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon based in Germany, and president of the organising committee for the 3rd International Conference on Spine and Spinal

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BritSpine 2018 promises to be a stimulating and thought-provoking meeting in Leeds

The next biennial BritSpine conference and exhibition will take place from 21-23 March 2018, at the University of Leeds, famous for its range of architectural building style and history, in

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Creating a “triangle offence” for spinal deformity surgery

Spinal Surgery News talks to John H Shin, a neurosurgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, USA, about the groundbreaking research he is currently working on and what his game

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Neurokinex Kids – Redefining possibilities for children with paralysis

Since 2013, Neurokinex has been improving the health, well-being and independence of individuals living with paralysis by offering pioneering neurological Activity-based Rehabilitation (ABR) and rehabilitation and wellness programmes in a