Spinal Surgery News April 2021

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News update April 2021

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Surgeon in focus – Dr Ali H Mesiwala, of DISC Sports & Spine Centre, California



Dr Mesiwala is a board certified neurosurgeon specialising in the development of novel technologies and minimally invasive techniques for both spinal and cranial surgery.

New potential for functional recovery after spinal cord injury


Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have successfully reprogrammed a glial cell type in the central nervous system into new neurons to promote recovery after spinal cord injury.

Covid positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk


A new study suggests that surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for Covid-19, as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death.

ATHLET – Cervical vertebral body replacement



Promotional feature - ATHLET is a vertebral body replacement implant used for the stabilisation and reconstruction of the cervical spine. It is used following cervical corpectomy with anterior access in case of instability due to underlying causes.


NSpine: Managing children with complex craniocervical deformities


NSpine recognises the restrictions on current live meetings and from now on will bring a free video to the SSN website from the archive of past meetings on a weekly basis. In this video, Dominic Thompson from GOSH in London talks about managing children with complex craniocervical deformities.

NSpine: Advanced sacropelvic fixation techniques


Hugues Pascal-Moussellard from Paris shares his extensive experience in advanced lumbopelvic fixation techniques.


13-16 July 2021, NSpine Conference; Portugal


NSpine is proud to be coming to Porto for the first international event outside the UK. Porto is steeped in history and in typical NSpine tradition, the meeting and venue merge to provide a unique experience.


6-8 October 2021, EUROSPINE; Vienna



EUROSPINE 2021 will remain as a hybrid congress but with the emphasis on a face-to-face meeting in Vienna. So, if the date is difficult for you to attend in person you can still join virtually or watch every session on-demand.