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Spinal cord injury patients exhibit an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction

Spinal cord injury patients exhibit an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction A study published in the journal Spine has examined the increased risk of acute myocardial infarction in patients

PRODUCT NEWS

Endoskeleton TL: first lateral fusion device to feature surface technology

The Endoskeleton TL represents the first lateral fusion device to feature surface technology that is designed to participate in the fusion process by creating an osteogenic response to the implant’s

PRODUCT NEWS

Percutaneous minimally invasive surgery (MIS) without Kirschner wires

The first ROMEO 2 minimally invasive surgery (MIS), performed in 2011, represents a milestone: a percutaneous procedure was performed without the need of Kirschner wires! The K-wireless option is designed to

NEWS

‘No evidence’ that bone-growth agent for spinal fusion increases cancer risk

‘No evidence’ that bone-growth agent for spinal fusion increases cancer risk A new study may alleviate concerns regarding increased cancer risk for patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery with recombinant human

COMPANY NEWS

Zimmer delivers a new experience to posterior fixation surgery

Zimmer helps deliver a new experience to posterior fixation surgery Zimmer Spine has announced the US market launch of the Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System, an Occipital-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) spinal fixation

PRODUCT NEWS

Vertebral body replacement with smart endplate design

Following corpectomy in the thoracic and lumbar regions, a reliable vertebral body replacement (VBR) device is needed to secure support for cortical bone and provide reliable replacement for the natural

COMPANY NEWS

A spinal marriage made in biomaterial heaven

Leading parties in artificial spinal fusion devices join forces A leading developer of innovative forms of silicon nitride ceramics, Amedica Corporation, has entered into a multi-year private labelling agreement with

COMPANY NEWS

Medtronic’s next generation Kyphon system

Medtronic Inc. has announced the launch of a new generation of cement delivery systems for the treatment of vertebral compression fractures The Kyphon Express II Balloon Kyphoplasty Platform features a

COMPANY INTERVIEWS

Titan Spine

SSN meets Dr Paul Slosar, Chief Medical Officer at Titan Spine Tell us about your role as Chief Medical Officer As Chief Medical Officer of Titan Spine I have responsibilities

ARTICLES

DWG: the 9th Annual Meeting of the German Spine Society

11–13 December, The German Spine Society, Congress Center Leipzig, Germany The German Spine Society (GSS) has taken a stable role within the German and international societies and the German Spine