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2014-09-30 08:32:19

Intraoperative neurosurgical imaging solutions from IMRIS among featured medical technologies at upcoming November conference in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that its horseshoe headrest has been selected one of 10 New Technology Showcase Winners by Twin Cities-based Life Sciences Alley (LSA), the nation's largest regional medical industry association. The first MR-safe and...

2014-09-29 23:02:12

Dr. Robert Levinthal returns to Park Plaza Hospital to develop a comprehensive general Neurosurgical and Spine Center. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Dr. Robert Levinthal, a native Houstonian who has practiced neurosurgery for over 25 years in his hometown, returns to Houston Neuro & Spine Surgery to develop a comprehensive general Neurosurgical and Spine Center. Over the last nine years, Dr. Levinthal has practiced in College Station, Darnall Army Hospital at Fort Hood and...

2014-09-26 23:04:57

Market Research Report Titled Global Neurostimulation Devices Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 available at GrandViewResearch database. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/neurostimulation-devices-industry San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 The global market for neurostimulation devices is expected to reach USD 8,791.8 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The presence of high...

2014-09-25 12:29:02

MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medina Medical announced today that it has received CE Mark (Conformitee Europeenne) authorization for its Embolization Framing Coil for commercial distribution in the European Union. The Medina Embolization Framing Coil is used to treat brain aneurysms using minimally-invasive techniques, and is delivered like other embolization coils through a micro-catheter that has been threaded through blood vessels into the aneurysm. The novel...

2014-09-25 08:27:40

VISIUS intraoperative MR and CT imaging solutions used for single procedure MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced that both VISIUS intraoperative MRI (iMRI) and intraoperative CT (iCT) have been utilized for the first time anywhere for a single procedure during a spine surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH. The Center for Surgical Innovation (CSI) at DHMC is the...

2014-09-24 23:13:04

The leading source of private funding of scientific research for early detection and improved treatment and technology for patients suffering from brain aneurysms—The Brain Aneurysm Foundation (BAF)—recently awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to some of the world’s most renowned professionals. Hanover, MA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the nation’s premier nonprofit organization solely dedicated to providing critical research funding, as well as...

2014-09-23 16:27:33

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SI-BONE, Inc., a medical device company that pioneered the use of the iFuse Implant System,(®) a minimally invasive surgical (MIS) device indicated for fusion of the sacroiliac (SI) joint, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company Patent No. 8,840,651 on systems and methods for the fixation and fusion of bone. This newly issued patent broadly covers a threaded, fenestrated implant with a tapered...

2014-09-23 12:28:21

However, Surgeons Continue to Question the Cost-Benefits of the Technology, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the United States market for surgical navigation systems will gradually expand due to demand for minimally invasive surgery and growing awareness of the benefits of surgical navigation. As a result, the U.S. surgical navigation system market will generate over $260 million by 2023....

2014-09-22 23:02:40

A new issue of the Journal of Endovascular Therapy features a study showing favorable results for self-expanding nitinol stents compared with balloon angioplasty for treatment of superficial femoral artery disease. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease. Randomized trials have shown favorable...

2014-09-22 16:26:35

LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Spinal ImplantsSpinal implants are devices that help preserve and restore the functions of the spine by managing spinal disorders. Spinal disorders can be degenerative, deformities, trauma, and tumors. Some of the spinal disorders are spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, disc herniation, and spinal stenosis. Spinal implants are composed of metals such as titanium, titanium-alloy, and stainless steel or bioabsorbable materials. These implants are...


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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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