Spinal Surgery News: Monthly news alert April 2018

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News update April 2018

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Surgeon Focus – Walter Bini


SSN talks to Walter Bini, a neurosurgeon and spine surgeon based in Germany, and president of the committee for the 3rd International Conference on Spine and Spinal Disorders.

BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK implants – engineered for spinal tumour surgery


BlackArmor Carbon/PEEK spinal implants from icotec offer new opportunities in radiation therapy of spinal tumours.

Most people are in favour of screening for spinal muscular atrophy


Research from the University of Warwick indicates that most people are in favour of newborn screening for the potentially deadly condition spinal muscular atrophy.

Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted


Researchers have now, for the first time, been able to reliably predict the extent of functional recovery in patients suffering from a spinal cord injury two years after trauma.


34th Annual Meeting Cervical Spine Research Society – Europe; 9-11 May 2018, Portugal


Conference chair Oscar Alves welcomes delegates to this year's conference in Lisbon. Sessions will look at topics including cervical artificial disc replacement and the CSRS general assembly.

Spine pain treatments course; 14 May 2018, Oswestry


This course will review the causes of spine pain and the treatments of spinal pain. It will also focus on possible complications of these treatments. There will be particular emphasis on audience participation and discussion.

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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