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Astura Medical announces initial cases and commercial release for Bridalveil OCT stabilisation system

Astura Medical, a spine technology company, announced earlier this year the completion of the initial surgeries and full commercial release for its BRIDALVEIL Occipital-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) System. The first cases were


Case management service launched by Spinal Injuries Association in partnership with Bush & Company Rehabilitation

An elite case management service dedicated to people with spinal cord injuries was launched earlier this year by the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) in partnership with the UK’s largest independent


Money Matters – Will your pay slip trigger a tax breach?

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on the importance of sense-checking If you have not reviewed your pay slip in a while, now is the time to ensure you are being paid the


Tackling the learning curve of MIS surgery

Dr Parajón and Prof Thomé, two key opinion leaders in the field of MIS surgery, provide an overview of the challenges and inefficiencies associated with current MIS procedures and the


Bone marrow edema in lower spine is common in young athletes

New research indicates that young recreational and elite athletes commonly accumulate excess fluid in the bone marrow around the joint that connects the spine with the pelvis. The Arthritis & Rheumatology


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 a spinal tumour The spine represents the most common location for secondary tumours (Fehlings 2016).


Medical malpractice trends in spinal surgery

Dr Ajay Aggarwal, healthcare underwriter and risk analyst at Allied World, looks at current trends in medical malpractice and the risk management strategies that could help move towards safer practice


Epidural stimulation shown to normalise blood pressure following spinal cord injury

Patients with severe spinal cord injury (SCI) often experience chronically low blood pressure that negatively affects their health, their quality of life and their ability to engage in rehabilitative therapy.


Ti-iT® – osseointegration technology – eight years of 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


Spinal surgery for osteoporosis is no better for pain relief than injections

Vertebroplasty is no more effective for pain relief than a sham procedure in older patients with osteoporosis, finds a trial published by The BMJ. The researchers say their results “do not