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BIG® ST from SIGNUS: ONE Design – many options

Promotional feature ONE Design – many options  With the BIG® ST Cage, SIGNUS offers multiple options to cover lumbar interbody fusion procedures with their ST (Structural Titanium) product portfolio of


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


Philips expands Augmented Reality Surgical Navigation to two new international sites with successful clinical outcomes

Royal Philips recently announced that the first patients have been successfully treated using its innovative 3D Augmented Reality (AR) spine navigation solution at Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona Children’s Hospital,


ADR innovator Todd Lanman becomes first in US to perform reversal of prior 3-level cervical fusion

Artificial disc replacement innovator Dr Todd H Lanman, founder of the national ADR Advanced Disc Replacement Spinal Restoration Center in the US, has become the first spinal neurosurgeon in the


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


ST-Line – Next in fusion

Promotional feature With its new ST-Line, SIGNUS has applied the progress from endoprosthetic research to spinal surgery Regardless of the application, the excellent mechanical and biological properties of titanium and


Fatigue life analysis of notched versus pristine spinal rods

The Orthopaedic Innovation Centre Canada investigates the effect of spine rod gripping on fatigue strength through cyclic biomechanical testing. Thoracic and lumbar back pain is a highly prevalent issue that


The future of spine surgery – perspectives and trends to look out for in 2020

The spine industry is a large, growing and vibrant market, demonstrated in significant technological advances for spine surgery and events like EUROSPINE 2019. Jordy Winters, EMEA Spine Lead, DePuy Synthes,


Utilisation of radiostereometric analysis (RSA) to assess quality of spinal fusion

Sara Parashin, Biomedical Engineer at the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, discusses a phantom study that assessed the feasibility of RSA as a technique to diagnose successful or failed


Does spinal fusion BMP increase cancer risk in children?

Does spinal fusion BMP increase cancer risk in children? A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics suggests that the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2)