Spinal Surgery News update December 2020

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Improving pedicle screw fixation in lumbar spinal fusion


Sara Parashin, of the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Canada, looks at ways to improve the outcome of spinal fusion using pedicle screw fixation.

Fundamental Surgery expands educational surgical simulation platform


FundamentalVR, producers of immerive HapicVR training technology, has extended its simulation offering with a new Facetectomy procedure.

Money Matters – The government has proposed flexible NHS pensions


Dr Benjamin Holdsworth of Cavendish Medical looks at how to approach the complexity ahead with the NHS pension plan.

A new opportunity for spinal surgery: BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK implants



Promotional feature: Spinal implants from icotec enable a more efficient, focused and better therapy for tumours, with the metal-free BlackArmor technology.


NASS 16th Annual Evidence & Technology Summit 2020; 19-22 February 2020, Utah


The NASS Summit provides both surgical and medical interventional perspectives on spine care in a smaller, relaxed resort setting to discuss important and controversial issues in spine care.

Oxford Bone Infection Conference;
26-27 March 2020, Oxford



The conference held at the Oxford Examination Schools aims to facilitate multidisciplinary teams working in the management of complex bone and joint infection.

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Kate Dance

Editor, Spinal Surgery News



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