Spinal Surgery News: Monthly news alert December 2017

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News update December 2017

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Surgeon Focus – Iona Collins


This month we chat to one of SSN's consultant editors Iona Collins, consultant orthopaedic spinal surgeon at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.

Evaluation of cervical degenerative spondylolisthesis using Kinematic MRI


Two recent studies by Jeffery C Wang looked at how cervical degenerative spondylolisthesis can alter the kinematic of the cervical spine.


Genetic clues to spinal stenosis


A new study indictaes that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs.

Surgery: Sticking instead of stitching


In order to avoid wound-related complications arising after operations, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers at Empa.


BritSpine 2018; 21-23 March 2018, Leeds


This year's biennial conference and exhibition will take place at the University of Leeds and includes sessions on spine problems and their genetic basis and the complexity of spinal surgery.

European Spine Journal: Meet the Experts 2018; 16-17 March 2018;


This peer-reviewed meeting will be highly interactive, based on interactive case-based discussions with experts in the field.

The editorial board welcomes papers for publication in SSN. We would be pleased to receive short, topical, review-style articles, as well as relevant interviews, opinion pieces, meeting reports, book reviews and events listings for consideration. If you have something you would like to contribute please email the editor at SSN@barkerbrooks.co.uk


Kate Dance

Editor, Spinal Surgery News



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