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Tech-savvy people more likely to trust digital doctors

According to researchers at Penn State, people with high confidence in machine performance and also in their own technological capabilities are more likely to accept and use digital healthcare services


Add value to your examination preparation

The Oswestry Spinal Examination Course is new this year from the Orthopaedic Institute and ideal for FRCS preparation The Orthopaedic Institute, based at the centre for orthopaedic excellence, the Robert


From scandal to biotope of surgeons

Upon learning about the new tech start-up, Global Surgical Society, SSN spoke to founder Alinda Jansen about the story behind PONSIST After almost two decades of working closely with surgeons


Robots to perform spinal surgery with pinpoint accuracy

Robots will perform spinal surgery with greater accuracy than humanly possible as part of a ground-breaking research project led by Nottingham Trent University A team led by Professor Philip Breedon,


Getting it right first time in spinal surgery

The Getting It Right First Time programme recently published its national report on spinal services, authored by Mike Hutton, consultant spine surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. We


The safety and performance of Magnetically Controlled Growth Rods for treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis

Reshma Tilwani and authors from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children discuss their latest work on the analysis of MAGEC spine rods  Early Onset


Is VR & simulation the secret to better medical education and safer surgery?

Daniel Spencer, business manager at Charlton Morris, looks at the capabilities of medical simulation technology Artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality (VR) dominated technological headlines in 2018 and the excitement


‘My son’s legacy sees spinal patients bloom’

SSN meets David Chapple, spine surgeon and co-founder of charity Horatio’s Garden Horatio’s Garden is a national charity that creates and cares for gardens at NHS spinal injury centres in