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Orthopedics and Spine
World-First Implantation of 3D-Printed Vertebrae 
Ralph Mobbs, a neurosurgeon from the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia, has replaced two cancerous vertebrae with 3D-printed implants, according to a report from the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC). The world-first surgery took approximately 15 hours, and involved the separation and re-attachment...
April 27, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Altus Spine: FDA Clearance of Titanium Interbody Fusion System
Altus Spine, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has announced the FDA clearance of the Silverstone Titanium Interbody Fusion (IBF) System, an implant meant to help stabilize and support the vertebrae during fusion. As indicated in the March 17, 2017 news release, “The Silverstone...
April 18, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Injections of Sugar Might Help Ease Knee Joint Pain
An alternative medicine approach to joint pain that typically uses injections of sugar or sodium may be worth trying for knee osteoarthritis after traditional approaches fail, a recent review suggests. Knee osteoarthritis, a leading cause of pain and disability in older adults, occurs...
March 23, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
‘Text Neck’ Wrecking your Spine
The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45...
March 21, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
16 Things to Know about Outpatient Total Joint Replacements and ASCs
Here are 16 things to know about outpatient total joint replacements and ambulatory surgery centers. 1. Outpatient total joint replacements are on the rise; according to Sg2, from 2012 to 2015, there was a 47 percent increase in elective outpatient hip and knee...
March 9, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
3D Printed Titanium Vertebrae Restores a Woman’s Damaged Spine in India
Most people know tuberculosis as a disease of the lungs, but that’s not always the case. For a 32-year-old woman in India, the disease manifested in her spine – in 10 different vertebrae, thanks to a lowered immune system caused by drugs she...
March 7, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Lower Back Pain: Guidance For A Correct Diagnosis
Lower back pain is one of the most common aches, as 80 percent of the population will experience it at some point in their lives, according to statistics from the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). What’s more, the organization says that at least $50...
February 9, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
Custom Fit Spinal Implant Rods is the Key
Custom fit is the key when it comes to spinal implant rods, which an estimated 38,000 people need each year. This need is especially great for people who have a spinal deformity such as scoliosis, which causes the spine to twist and turn...
February 2, 2017
Orthopedics and Spine
DePuy Synthes Strategic Acquisition to Accelerate Growth in Spine
RAYNHAM, Mass., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, announced today an asset purchase and development agreement with Interventional Spine, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of expandable cage and minimally invasive surgery (MIS)...
January 6, 2017
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