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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

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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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Surgeon Focus – Professor Alex Green

Spinal Surgery News talks to Alex Green, a Neurosurgeon and an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford. He specialises in Functional Neurosurgery – Deep Brain Stimulation and Spinal Cord