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2014-04-17 23:00:56

Houston-Area Spine Clinic Debuts Expanded Sciatica Treatments Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Traveling from the lower back, through the buttock, and then to the lower limb, the sciatic nerve is known as the longest single nerve in the human body. It is also the widest. However, perhaps due to its prominence, it is quite susceptible to compression or irritation, a condition known as sciatica. Houston-based medical center Gulf Coast Spine Care specializes in treating this condition....

2014-04-17 08:28:12

VISIUS intraoperative MRI significantly enhances amount of complete resection in brain tumors and leads to better patient outcomes MINNEAPOLIS, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that a study published this month in the journal Neurosurgery by the neurosurgical team at Cleveland Clinic adds to growing clinical evidence which validates use of high-field intraoperative MRI (iMRI) as an effective tool for...

2014-04-16 08:28:05

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Jack McDonald elected to have Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery after more than a decade of watching his tremors and other symptoms get progressively worse, he saw it as a teachable moment for his grandchildren. Their reactions to his brain surgery experience were the inspiration for Poppo's Electric Brain, an educational new children's book that makes Parkinson's disease and DBS more understandable for young people. More...

2014-04-15 08:28:46

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, recently exhibited and highlighted the BoneScalpel and SonaStar Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration System at the 82(nd) American Association of...

2014-04-14 12:37:49

Estimated Expenditure Tops $10 Billion; Afflicted Patients among Bottom 20% for Quality of Life SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc. (San Jose, California), a medical device company that has pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System(®), a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device used to fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint for sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis, announced today the publication of three new clinical articles that...

2014-04-11 08:24:43

More than 1,500 oncology professionals hear of pioneering radiosurgery treatments and knowledge-based planning techniques at two Varian-hosted symposia VIENNA, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer experts have reported advances in radiosurgery treatments for the prostate, liver and spine, as well as significant developments in radiation oncology treatment planning using equipment and software from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR). Speakers at two Varian-hosted symposia at the...

2014-04-10 23:02:55

Drs. Robert S. Bray, Jr. and Richard Kim Named Co-Directors Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Committed to redefining the delivery of spine care, DISC Sports & Spine Center (DISC) has created a powerful new division within its existing Orange County practice. The Newport Beach Spine Group taps the expertise of seven leading spine specialists united by their common goal of furthering minimally invasive techniques. DISC opened its Newport Beach location in 2012 with the goal of...

2014-04-09 12:31:15

New Indications and Demand for Replacement Devices Will Drive Market Expansion, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the approval of new indications--particularly chronic heart failure, obesity and epilepsy--will expand the patient pool and market potential for neurostimulation devices in the United States considerably, allowing the market to reach a value approaching $4 billion by 2022. Most...

2014-04-08 08:31:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $20.0 million Series D venture capital financing, led by existing investor Delphi Ventures. All of Sequent's other existing investors participated in the financing, Domain Associates, US Venture Partners, and Versant Ventures. "We appreciate the continued support from our investor consortium as we continue to build Sequent into a leading neurovascular franchise," said Tom...

2014-04-07 12:33:40

Innovation allows surgeons to see behind arteries and other critical structures, enhancing accuracy and efficiency CLEVELAND, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Theater, LLC today launched their new Surgical Navigation Advanced Platform (SNAP), a product that integrates with operating room technology to provide advanced 3D capabilities and augmented reality, allowing surgeons to enhance their surgery performance. The SNAP provides neurosurgeons unique virtual-reality guidance to...


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Laminotomy
2013-04-30 09:59:37

Laminotomy is a procedure that works to decompress the spinal nerve root and/ or spinal cord by removing part of a lamina of the vertebral arch. This started as a hemilaminectomy which is the removal of half of the lamina, left or right, but now is the removal of portions of both sides of the lamina to allow for vertebral stability. Laminotomy is most often accompanied by a facetectomy which is the decompression of a spinal nerve root. How it is Performed When a laminotomy is...

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