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FundamentalVR launches immersive spine surgical training into medical students’ homes

FundamentalVR, producers of immersive technology to improve the way surgeons are trained, recently announced the expansion of its educational platform, Fundamental Surgery, with the addition of a new education modality

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17,000 doctors and nurses training during COVID-19 using virtual simulation technology

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals worldwide have an urgent need for doctors and nurses. Huge numbers of retired doctors and nurses have been called up – 20,000 in the

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Age-related changes to the cartilaginous tissue of the spine could invite painful nerve growth

Researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue.

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Older adults who ‘train’ for a major operation spend less time in the hospital

Older adults who “train” for a major operation by exercising, eating a healthy diet, and practising stress reduction techniques preoperatively have shorter hospital stays and are more likely to return

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Spine surgery is ‘safe’ in patients of advanced age

The world’s population is steadily growing older. This can be seen most readily in Japan, where elderly people (ages 65 years and older) currently make up a quarter of the

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NHS Digital to be handed more powers to help counter Covid-19 spread

New powers have been given to NHS Digital as part of measures to help counter the spread of Covid-19. This includes collecting and analysing data to help doctors, nurses and

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Existing pressure on the NHS can’t be ignored during coronavirus outbreak

With the coronavrius outbreak being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Barney Gilbert, NHS doctor and CEO of Pando Health explores why existing pressures on the NHS

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BritSpine 2020 – postponed

BRITSPINE 2020 | EVENT POSTPONED   A message from the Britspine 2020 Organising Committee: The UK Government have made the announcement they will be entering the “delay” phase of their

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Horatio’s Garden Charity: Breaking new ground in Stanmore

Horatio’s Garden officially began their fifth project at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore (RNOH) in March, with the help of celebrity ambassador Anneka Rice. The national charity create and

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Latest update on Coronavirus for all involved in SpineWeek

COVID-19 Update – 10 March, 2020 Every four years we look forward to seeing the participants, industry partners and all those involved from around the world at SpineWeek. Over the