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SpineGuard and Zavation announce first 20 cases in USA with single-step insertion of DSG ‘smart screw’

SpineGuard, a company that develops and markets disposable medical devices to make spine surgery safer, recently announced the first cases in the USA using the one-step-insertion of pedicle “smart screws”


Scopis introduce the first mixed-reality surgical holographic navigation platform for open and minimally invasive spine surgery

Scopis, a company specialising in surgical navigation and medical augmented and mixed-reality technologies, have launched the Holographic Navigation Platform for use in surgery. Scopis developed this platform to offer greater


21-23 March 2018, BritSpine 2018; Leeds, UK

Welcome note from the BritSpine 2018 hosts We are delighted to be hosting BritSpine 2018 in the diverse and vibrant cultural city of Leeds, located in the heart of the


Spinal Elements announces initial procedures with Lucent XP Expandable interbody implant

US company Spinal Elements announced that the first procedures with its Lucent XP expandable interbody implant have been successfully completed. The Lucent XP System is an interbody device that can


Scotland’s first integrated spinal clinic opens, as research reveals three in four Scots suffer from back pain

Scotland’s first integrated specialist spinal clinic opened its doors earlier this year, as research from Nuffield Health reveals that over a quarter of adults in Scotland who suffer from back


Football boosts bone development in boys

In a study comparing adolescent football players to swimmers, cyclists and a control group of boys not involved in regular sport, scientists at the University of Exeter found football led


Scottish surgeons hope to become first in UK to use new technique to treat twisted spines

The Scottish National Spine Deformity Service (SNSDS), based at NHS Lothian, currently offers spinal fusion operations to patients whose curvature is not corrected by an external brace. This involves using


Virtual reality eases phantom limb pain

A new test devised by researchers at Aalborg University in Denmark shows that virtual reality technology can trick the amputee’s brain into thinking that it is still in control of


EUROSPINE’s best in show

Get acquainted with three of the six abstract submissions for EUROSPINE 2017, which have been elected as Best of Show and will be presented in the respective session; The Best of Show and Award


Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Implantable fibres have been an enormous boon to brain research, allowing scientists to stimulate specific targets in the brain and monitor electrical responses. But similar studies in the nerves of