Spinal Surgery News: Monthly news alert November 2016

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News update November 2016

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Clinical and retrieval evidence for corrosion of spine implants


Vasiliki Panagiotopoulou demonstrates the importance of understanding the mechanisms in the multifactorial cause for failure in spinal implants.

INSPIRED: A quantifiable multi-centre spinal cord neuro-imaging project


A new study from UK charity Spinal Research aims to develop an improved way of imaging the spinal cord and brain.

Consultant spine surgeon Bengt Sturesson on sacroiliac joint pain


Bengt Sturesson, of Ängelholm Hospital, Sweden, talks to Spinal Surgery News about the role of the sacroiliac joint and how pain can develop and be diagnosed inside the pelvic ring.


Spinal injury and ‘biorobotic control’ of the bladder


Research from Cambridge University could help people with spinal cord injury to take control of their lives once more with biorobotic control of the bladder.



Risk of blindness from spine surgery down significantly


The risk of blindness caused by spinal fusion has dropped almost three-fold since the late 1990s in the USA, according to the largest study of the topic to date.


Researchers find stroke damages blood–spinal cord barrier


Research investigating the effects of ischaemic stroke in a rodent model has found that stroke can cause long-term damage to the blood–spinal cord barrier, creating a 'toxic environment' in the spinal cord.


12–14 December 2016 – AOSpine Davos Courses 2016


An educational programme covering all levels of expertise in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

14–17 March 2017 – BASS 2017


Hosts Saeed Mohammad, Rajat Verma, Irfan Siddique and John Leach invite delegates to join them in Manchester for the British Association of Spine Surgeons (BASS) scientific meeting 2017.


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