Spinal Surgery News: Monthly news alert February 2017

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News update February 2017

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Robot-guided, less-invasive spinal surgery is no myth


Robotic technology can benefit patients by lowering tissue damage and minimising recovery time. Bhawna Rath looks at the latest trend in orthopaedic surgery.

Spinal mobilisation for chronic mechanical neck and back pain


Nick Richards gives an update of the Springback treatment and looks at the continued benefits of spinal mobilisation using a power-assisted device.





VADER® and LightMore® – New pedicle screw systems from icotec


Two new pedicle screws made from BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK material will help to address the challenges of an aging population and increasing healthcare costs.

Meeting preview – BASS 2017; 
15–17 March, Manchester


BASS 2017 offers delegates three days of scientific content and a cadaveric pre-conference at the Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre.




Global Spine Congress 2017; 
3–6 May 2017, Milan


GSC heads to Milan and will feature an exciting and unique scientific programme, with parallel sessions covering a broad range of more than 40 topics.

NSpine 2017; 12–15 June 2017, London


NSpine 2017 has been developed in collaboration with the European Spine Journal, BioSpine, NASS and EANS. This year's lectures and workshops will focus on the entire spine.

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






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