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Using 4D printing to enable vascularization, bone tissue regeneration, spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is frequently performed to restore spinal stability in patients with spinal diseases, such as spinal stenosis, vertebral fractures, progressive deformities, and instability. In the past two decades, there


Tackling unresolved back pain

Michael Furlong, Clinic Director, Balance Health Centre, Liverpool, discusses pain management of the lower back   It is rare for someone to get through life without an episode or two


CERCCESS – Cervical retractor system

Both simple and complex treatments of the cervical spine require not only the highest degree of safety but also a comfortable and absolutely reliable instrument set. CERCCESSTM combines all these


Researchers trace spinal neuron family tree

Spinal cord nerve cells branching through the body resemble trees with limbs fanning out in every direction. But this image can also be used to tell the story of how


Why it’s time to back global evidence to improve outcomes for spinal patients

Everard Munting, president of EUROSPINE, talks about the growing need for an international approach to information sharing in the field of spinal surgery. Spinal surgery has come a long way


3-6 November 2021, Global Spine Congress; Paris

AO Spine’s annual meeting, the Global Spine Congress (GSC) is a leading world class spine congress gathering thousands of spine surgeons.  GSC is a fantastic opportunity to gather information and


NICE approves life-changing gene therapy for treating spinal muscular atrophy

A new and potentially curative one-off gene therapy for babies with the rare genetic disorder spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is set to become the most expensive treatment ever approved by


NuVasive and the International Spine Study Group Foundation announce expanded long-term partnership with initiation of additional clinical studies

NuVasive, a spine technology innovation company, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, and the International Spine Study Group Foundation (ISSGF) recently announced the continuation of


NSpine: Advanced osteotomy techniques in adult deformity

Pedro Berjano from Milan manages an extensive and complex adult deformity practice. Here, he shares his experience of advanced osteotomy techniques


Patients should receive COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce risk of postoperative death

Patients waiting for elective surgery should get COVID-19 vaccines ahead of the general population – potentially helping to avoid thousands of post-operative deaths linked to the virus, according to a