A new opto-electronic drilling system detects minute changes during orthopedic surgery, allowing surgeons to correct drilling trajectories during the procedure itself. The system eliminates guide-wire bending or breakage and significantly reduces operation time and enhances safety.
Changes in one circuit of nerves, but not another, in the spinal cord depend on how quickly muscles must move to complete a task, according to results from the Human Motor Control Laboratory of Professor Kozo Funase, PhD, at Hiroshima University. The results could influence physical therapy routines for patients struggling to control their bodies […]
Advances in medical imaging and implant manufacturing are making it possible to tailor an implant to the patient receiving it, and using patient-specific rods in reconstructive surgery gives patients with spinal deformities implants designed to fit their anatomy perfectly.
Medtech, a company specialized in designing, developing and marketing innovative surgical assistance robots, is pleased to announce that it has received 510K clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the ROSA™ Spine robot in the United States of America.
Cerapedics announces publication of results from pivotal IDE clinical trial of i-FACTOR bone graft in the cervical spine
Cerapedics, a privately-held orthobiologics company, has announced results from a pivotal FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical trial for i-FACTOR™ Peptide Enhanced Bone Graft in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures have been electronically published in the peer-reviewed journal Spine.
In light of new research confirming the effectiveness of early and appropriate treatment for scoliosis, a newly revised position statement strongly supports timely screening and appropriate treatment to halt or minimize further curvature of the spine.
The practice, scope, birth and elimination of medical subspecialties is a continuously evolving process. Various specialties, with their own accrediting boards, arose out of what once was general surgery, not the least of which is orthopedic surgery.
New therapeutic approaches to repair herniated discs in the lumbar spine using novel tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies have shown promising outcomes in preclinical studies and target the underlying problem of disc injury or instability, unlike current nonsurgical and surgical treatments.
Most children and adolescents with herniated disks in the lower (lumbar) spine have some sort of malformation of the spinal vertebrae, reports a study in the December issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
A Vanderbilt neurosurgeon is looking to recruit patients with paraplegia to investigate whether intraspinal microstimulation technology can restore complex body movements.