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Mind over matter could reduce back pain anguish
Source:
Medical Xpress

The University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr Melissa Day is conducting a project that will test that possibility and could even save lives.

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What is Cervical Spondylosis
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Medical News Today

Cervical spondylosis is a condition in which there is deterioration of the vertebrae, discs, and ligaments in the neck or cervical spine.

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Repeated stimulation treatment can restore movement to paralyzed muscles
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Medical Xpress

Conducted at the BioMag laboratory at the Helsinki University Hospital, a new patient study could open a new opportunity to rehabilitate patients with spinal cord damage.

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Stryker announces definitive agreement to acquire neuro portfolio from Synergetics
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Healio

Stryker Corporation recently announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all assets associated with the neuro portfolio of Synergetics USA Inc., including its Malis generator, Spetzler Malis disposable forceps, and Stryker’s existing Sonopet tips and radiofrequency generator.

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Research reinforces call for early scoliosis detection, appropriate treatment
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Medical Xpress

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.

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Fewer VTEs seen in elective spine surgeries with use of chemical prophylaxis
Source:
Healio

Although venous thromboembolism events are recognized as potential complications following spine surgery, results of a retrospective study showed the occurrence rate can be decreased through combined mechanical and pharmacological prophylaxis used at 6 hours postoperatively.

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Motion Created in an Unstable Cervical Spine During the Removal of a Football Helmet: Comparison of Techniques
Source:
Healio

Helmet removal is necessary to maintain airway access in a suspected cervical spine injury. The aim of this investigation was to determine which of two football helmet removal techniques minimized angular and translational displacement in a suspected cervical injury.

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For young patients with spina bifida, smartphone app improves self-management
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Medical Xpress

A system incorporating a smartphone app may help adolescents and young adults with spina bifida to improve their daily self-management skills, suggests a paper in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists.

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Design could revolutionise spinal surgery
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Medical News Today

Researchers have designed a way to improve the safety and efficiency of a complex surgical procedure for children with cerebral palsy by using wearable technology like Google Glass.

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D-dimer levels predict DVT in cervical spinal cord injury
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Medical Xpress

For patients with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (SCI), D-dimer levels can predict the likelihood of developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of The Spine Journal.

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Stryker introduces non-invasive spine navigation system for minimally invasive spine surgery
Source:
Healio

Stryker has announced the introduction of its SpineMask Tracker and SpineMap 3-D 3.0 Software, the company’s non-invasive patient tracker and software for use in minimally invasive spine procedures.

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Spine surgery: Findings could cut costs for osteoporosis patients, facilities
Source:
Science Daily

New findings from an interventional radiology department have shown that a more expensive option isn’t necessarily more effective for spine augmentation.

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Artificial Disc Replacement
Source:
Ivanhoe

Even though most back problems get better on their own, about 600,000 Americans opt for surgery every year. Spinal fusion is the most common approach, but more and more people are choosing another technique.

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Technological advances have best chance to improve spine surgery outcomes
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Healio

Advancements in biologics and implant technology may be the main factor in driving and improving outcomes of spine surgery in the next several decades, a speaker said here.

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Dynamic Braces for Kids with Scoliosis Now in Development
Source:
Bio Science Technology

Some six million people in the U.S. suffer from scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. These include approximately 2 to 3 percent of adolescents who are diagnosed each year with idiopathic scoliosis, which is usually identified during puberty and progresses until skeletal maturity

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Lumbar spine BMD ups Fx risk in women with discordant T-scores
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Medical Xpress

Lumbar spine (LS) bone mineral density (BMD) increases fracture risk among women with lower LS T-score than femoral neck (FN) T-score, according to a study published online Aug. 4 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Persistent severe back pain could signify rare spine infection: new IDSA guideline
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Medical News Today

Patients with back pain that doesn't go away despite therapy may have a spine infection that could lead to paralysis or death if not diagnosed and treated correctly, note the first U.S. guidelines on vertebral osteomyelitis, released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and published in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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One in four senior women in US has osteoporosis: CDC
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Medical Xpress

The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures, and a new report finds that one-quarter of all American women aged 65 or older suffer from the condition.

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Spines of boys and girls differ at birth
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Medical News Today

Looking at measurements of the vertebrae - the series of small bones that make up the spinal column - in newborn children, investigators at Children's Hospital Los Angeles found that differences between the sexes are present at birth.

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Favorable effect of exercise on BMD continues as women age
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Medical Xpress

For early-postmenopausal osteopenic women, exercise is consistently favorable for bone mineral density (BMD) over a prolonged period, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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New method of closing the incision during scoliosis surgery nearly eliminates infections
Source:
Medical Xpress

Patients with scoliosis who undergo surgery may be less likely to develop an infection or other complications after the procedure when a novel wound closure technique pioneered at NYU Langone Medical Center is utilized, according to new research. The study was published online this past July in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.

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Spinal Cord Injuries Drop Among Young, But Rise Among Older Americans
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Health Day

While the overall rate of traumatic spinal cord injuries was stable from 1993 to 2012, an increasing number of older Americans have experienced this injury, a new study finds.

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Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries less likely to get surgery
Source:
Medical Xpress

Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injuries are less likely to receive surgery compared with younger patients and they experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new research by an orthopedic surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital.

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Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Source:
Daily Rx

If you have lumbar spinal stenosis, you may eventually be faced with a decision about whether to have surgery. However, you might be just as well off with physical therapy.

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Simplify Medical receives CE mark for MRI-compatible cervical artificial disc
Source:
Healio

Simplify Medical recently announced it has received CE mark for its Simplify Disc. Composed of MRI-friendly materials, the Simplify Disc is a cervical disc replacement designed to eliminate invasive CT scans, reduce radiation exposure and provide a metal-free option to patients, according to a company press release.

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With the growth of outpatient orthopedic spine surgery, more research is warranted
Source:
Healio

As the potential and practicality of orthopedic spine surgery performed in the outpatient setting gains traction with both patients and surgeons, questions still remain about reimbursement, risk-to-benefit ratios, guidelines for follow-up care and decisions about which procedures should be done in this environment.

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Investigational osteoporosis drug, abaloparatide, lowers fracture risk
Source:
Science Daily

Abaloparatide-SC, an injectable drug being studied for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, reduces the rate of new spinal fractures by a statistically significant 86 percent and as well as statistically significant reductions in the fracture rate at other parts of the body, a phase 3 clinical trial finds.

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Depuy Synthes Spine announces expanded indication for SYNAPSE Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) system
Source:
Medical News Today

DePuy Synthes Spine* has announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its SYNAPSETM Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic (OCT) System with posterior cervical screws, the first time cervical screws have been indicated for use with a screw-rod posterior fixation system. Previously, screw placement in this system was limited to use for fixation in the thoracic spine (T1-T3) and occiput only. DePuy Synthes Spine is a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

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Providence Medical Technology granted CE mark for DTRAX products
Source:
Healio

Providence Medical Technology recently announced it has received CE mark for its DTRAX Spinal System, DTRAX Cervical Cage and DTRAX Bone Screw.

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Novel osteoinductive system shows accelerated fusion in preliminary PLIF study
Source:
Healio

Researchers have developed novel spinal instrumentation that, in a preliminary study presented here, showed promise as a more advanced adjunct to bone fusion.

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Study shows 2-year cost-effectiveness results equivalent for TLIF, LLIF
Source:
Healio

In a comparison of physician, hospital and other charges for lateral lumber interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion, researchers found both procedures led to 2-year outcomes that were equivalent in terms of cost-effectiveness.

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