Friday, 20 September 2019
RCT finds equivalent percentage coronal curve correction between low- and high-implant density AIS treatment
For Lenke 1A curves between 45 and 65 degrees treated with low- versus high-implant density in adult idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients, a prospective, multicentre, randomised controlled study has shown equivalent percentage coronal curve correction. The Minimise implants maximise outcomes (MIMO) study was conducted by A Noelle Larson (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA), David Polly (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA), and their colleagues in the MIMO Study Group. This result was presented by Larson at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society in Montréal, Canada (18–21 September).
National Osteoporosis Foundation supports new evidence-based vertebral compression fracture care pathway
It has been announced that the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) supports the vertebral compression fracture (VCF) Care Pathway, a new evidence-based clinical care pathway developed by a multispecialty panel of experts to ensure osteoporotic VCF patients receive timely and appropriate care. The VCF Care Pathway was published in Spine Journal in 2018 and developed with grant support from Medtronic.
Camber Spine has announced the launch of its first spinal implant designed and manufactured specifically for the oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) spine surgical procedure. This implant represents the fifth product in its distinctive, rapidly growing SPIRA device family. This implant, the proprietary SPIRA-O Open Matrix OLIF, is a unique interbody fusion implant embedding spiral support arches and Surface by Design technology.
RTI Surgical has announced the first surgery using the HPS 2.0 Hybrid Performance System, a modular pedicle screw system used for mono- and multi-segmental rigid, hybrid or dynamic posterior stabilisation of the thoracolumbar spine. William Sears, a neurosurgeon and fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, performed the surgery at Sydney Adventist Hospital in Sydney, Australia.
Fundamental Surgery has announced the expansion of their Global Medical Panel with Yousuf Khalifa, Ivan Wong, and Areena D’souza as their latest members. In their roles, they will they will provide scientific and clinical guidance in the development of additional surgical education and training platforms.
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