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Benefits of fetal surgery for spina bifida persist in school-age children

In a follow-up to the landmark 2011 study that demonstrated prenatal surgery for spina bifida has measurable benefits over surgery after birth for one of the most disabling neural tube defects, researchers

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Abnormal bone formation after trauma explained and reversed in mice

Findings implicate a specific type of immune cell behind heterotopic ossification and present a potential target for treatment. Hip replacements, severe burns, spinal cord injuries, blast injuries, traumatic brain injuries

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Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery Opens Up 2-Level prodisc®Cervical SK and Vivo Clinical Trial in Los Angeles

Those suffering from advanced neck and arm pain may find themselves to be candidates for a new clinical trial that has opened up recently at the Los Angeles-based practice, Lanman

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New Zealand study of cannabis use in people with spinal cord injuries

Using cannabis helps people with spinal cord injuries better tolerate almost constant and excruciating pain and participate in community and family life without feeling like ‘zombies’, a new study has

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Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off

An inexpensive programme to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research

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Horatio’s Garden opens their fourth garden in the Centre for Spinal Injuries in Oswestry

Horatio’s Garden Oswestry was officially opened in September by Sir Algernon Heber-Percy (pictured) to support spinal injury patients and their loved ones spending time in the Midland Centre for Spinal

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OmniVision announce Guinness World Record for smallest image sensor and new miniature camera module for disposable medical applications

The smallest image sensor commercially available provides high quality images from the smallest parts of anatomy, for brain, ophthalmic, ENT, cardiac, spinal, gynaecological and urology procedures. OmniVision Technologies, Inc., a

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Animal-assisted therapy aids in spinal cord injury recovery

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have partnered with Hand in Paw, Alabama’s animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provider, to assess the efficacy of AAT dogs as an aid in rehabilitation following an

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Regenerative medicine technology targets cause of low back pain

Regenerative medicine technology tBiomedical engineering professors Devina Purmessur and Natalia Higuita-Castro are leading an interdisciplinary team at The Ohio State University to address an underlying cause of the pain, intervertebral

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Survey reveals 80 per cent of women are unaware that sacroiliac joint issues are a leading cause of chronic lower back pain after pregnancy

A survey of 1,000 women (age 35 to 60) conducted by SI-BONE Inc., found that 86 per cent of respondents are unaware that sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a leading