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Spinal radiosurgery – efficacy and safety after prior conventional radiotherapy

Conventional external beam radiotherapy is a standard procedure for treatment of spinal metastases. In case of progression spinal cord tolerance limits further radiotherapy in pre-irradiated areas. Spinal stereotactic radiotherapy is


New LigaPASS, a unique ligament connector to perform derotation!

MEDICREA® introduces the LigaPASS connector. The LigaPASS is a unique, patented device designed to compliment Medicrea’s comprehensive Thoracic and Lumbar posterior fixation system PASS LP®, by providing an alternative anchorage


Post-market study underway on the Luna Interbody Spacer System for Degenerative Disc Disease

Benvenue Medical, Inc., a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, is actively enrolling patients in the Luna Interbody System for Fusion Trial (LIFT). The Luna Interbody Spacer System


mediRod – New kind of pedicle screw system from Medicon eG, Tuttlingen

On the occasion of SPINEWEEK Amsterdam 2012 Medicon eG, Tuttlingen launches “mediRod” the new pedicle screw system for thoracic and lumbar spine. mediRod was developed in cooperation with Dr. Heinrich


Vexim Cohesion® Bone Cement

Cohesion® Bone Cement is a PolyMethyl MethAcrylat (PMMA) implant with specific and unique prop- erties used for the Fixation of fractured vertebral bodies. Especially in the case of complex fragmented


REAL TIME Intraoperative Implant Verification

InCT™: fast, low radiation, intra-operative verification of implant placement, based on standard OR equipment. Mazor Robotics’ InCT™, the latest feature of Renaissance™ Surgical Guidance Robot, enables surgeons to intraoperatively verify


Study highlights depression as predictor in revisional spine surgery outcomes

What if a spine surgeon could predict patient outcomes by doing a simple, pre-op psychological test? A longitudinal study published in the March 2012 issue of The Spine Journal has


Study shows that new magnetically-controlled growing rods can treat scoliosis in children without repeated invasive surgery

A first-in-man study published by The Lancet shows that new magnetically-controlled growing rods can treat scoliosis in children by being extended using a non-invasive technique as their spine grows, without


High-strength silk scaffolds improve bone repair

Biomedical engineers at Tufts University’s School of Engineering have demonstrated the first all-polymeric bone scaffold material that is fully biodegradable and capable of providing significant mechanical support during repair. The


Scientists discover genes that increase the risk of osteoporosis and fractures

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified the genetic variations that are believed to cause osteoporosis. The study, published in Nature Genetics and involving