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Most people are in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy

Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study, ‘Newborn genetic screening


Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted

Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes can be analysed in detail using neuroimaging methods. UZH researchers have now


BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK implants – engineered for spinal tumour surgery

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK spinal implants from icotec offer new opportunities in radiation therapy of spinal tumours The spine represents the most common location for secondary tumours (Fehlings 2016). In


Ti-iT® – icotec’s osseointegration technology – eight years clinical success

icotec’s Ti-iT® osseointegration technology is a clinical success story. Never changed since its introduction eight years ago, icotec’s rough plasma sprayed titanium coating provides reliable osseointegration of spinal implants. During


icotec VADER® Pedicle System made of BlackArmor®

icotec, a Swiss medical device company focusing on the development of BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK implants, achieved a breakthrough with the world’s first implantation of BlackArmor pedicle screws. Since then, more than


Surgeon Focus – Walter Bini

This issue SSN talks to Walter Bini, a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon based in Germany, and president of the organising committee for the 3rd International Conference on Spine and Spinal


Helmet use associated with reduced risk of cervical spine injury during motorcycle crashes

Despite claims that helmets do not protect the cervical spine during a motorcycle crash and may even increase the risk of injury, researchers from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and


9-11 May 2018, 34th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society – Europe; Lisbon, Portugal

Conference chair Oscar Alves welcomes delegates to this year’s conference in Lisbon. Sessions will look at topics including cervical artificial disc replacement and the CSRS general assembly. Venue SANA Lisboa