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Fatigue life analysis of notched versus pristine spinal rods

The Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Canada investigates the effect of spine rod gripping on fatigue strength through cyclic biomechanical testing. Thoracic and lumbar back pain is a highly prevalent issue that

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The future of spine surgery – perspectives and trends to look out for in 2020

The spine industry is a large, growing and vibrant market, demonstrated in significant technological advances for spine surgery and events like EUROSPINE 2019. Jordy Winters, EMEA Spine Lead, DePuy Synthes,

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Utilisation of radiostereometric analysis (RSA) to assess quality of spinal fusion

Sara Parashin, Biomedical Engineer at the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, discusses a phantom study that assessed the feasibility of RSA as a technique to diagnose successful or failed

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Does spinal fusion BMP increase cancer risk in children?

Does spinal fusion BMP increase cancer risk in children? A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics suggests that the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2)