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Smart implants used to monitor spinal fusion healing

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering are creating patient-specific 3D-printed smart metamaterial implants that double as sensors to monitor spinal fusion healing. Spinal fusion—fusing two vertebrae


Surgeons see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ for patients, as two-year waits almost halved in three months

The Royal College of Surgeons of England has welcomed the progress made to slash long waiting times for NHS patients, as new data show two-year waits for treatment almost halved


Specialist spinal service receives Centre of Excellence award

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust has received Centre of Excellence status after delivering outstanding fully endoscopic spinal surgery to patients in Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales. The award, given


Preview: EUROSPINE 2022, 19–21 October 2022, Milan, Italy

The EUROSPINE 2022 Annual Meeting provides a venue where spine experts from all over the world gather to network and share knowledge while learning about the latest treatments and approaches


EduWeek 2022: Where spine expertise meets educational excellence

Dominique Rothenfluh, EUROSPINE Education Council Chair is looking forward to welcoming spine surgeons all over the globe to the world renowned IRCAD in Strasbourg, France on 27–29 June 2022 for


Demand for user-friendly and versatile bone growth stimulators has surged

Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis are among the common disabling joint disorders that are affecting millions of elderly people across the world. Some of the most common sites of osteoporotic fractures are


MOBIS® II ST – Variable and reliable implantation from SIGNUS

MOBIS® II ST is placed by a TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) approach in the L1–S1 spinal region. Its arc-like profile with large hollow openings guarantees a large contact surface


Operating rooms are the climate change contributor no one’s talking about

Two surgeons-in-training suggest some sustainable solutions for climate change in their energy-intensive discipline In April 2021, during the Leaders Summit on Climate, President Biden announced his goal to drastically reduce


Unravelling the origins of the human spine

The spinal column is the central supporting structure of the skeleton in all vertebrates. Not only does it provide a place for muscles to attach, it also protects the spinal


18-19 November 2022, Current concepts in spine deformity course; Poland

This curriculum-based, interactive regional course in spine deformity is designed for 150-200 delegates by the Scoliosis Research Society and regionally representative SRS members. These courses combine lectures, case presentations, and