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2013-06-11 23:25:15

With the dramatic increase in low back spine fusion surgery being performed, the Kraus Back and Neck Institute (Houston, TX) looks at recent literature to address the risks and benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery compared to open spine surgery. While the advantages of minimally invasive approaches are evident, there are additional factors to keep in mind while making the decision. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Low back spine fusion surgery is increasing in the United States,...

2013-05-30 23:01:29

Medtronic commissioned Yale University researchers to conduct independent studies of its Infuse bone graft products, allegedly in response to a report by an industry journal charging that the company had failed to reveal that the products could cause potentially critical complications. FDA warnings and a U.S. Senate investigation into Medtronic´s Infuse practices have also dogged the device maker. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm...

2013-05-29 23:15:11

Medical instrumentation company to continue development of device that can minimize pain and improve mobility for sufferers of back injuries. Fayetteville, Arkansas (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 OsteoVantage, Inc. has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase IB Small Business Innovation Research grant of $30,000 to continue the development of a specially designed screw used in lower back fusion surgery. This award follows the achievement of a Phase I grant of $150,000 received by the...

2013-05-28 23:23:11

Further development and use of sacroiliac joint devices becomes the greatest contributor to growth of the minimally invasive surgery spinal implant market Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 According to a series of reports published this year by iData Research, the U.S. total spinal implant market was worth over $5.5 billion, with the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) spinal implant market comprising $1.5 billion of that value. MIS spinal implants include spinous process fixation, facet...

2013-05-20 23:16:13

Virginia based surgeon Jeffrey Carlson, M.D. successfully performs procedure using SpineFrontier's FacetFuse and P-LIFT Lumbar Interbody. Newport News, VA (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Orthopaedic & Spine Center announced today that Dr. Jeffrey Carlson successfully performed a procedure using SpineFrontier´s FacetFuse Screw System in conjunction with their P-LIFT Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device System. The operation took place on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate...

2013-04-21 23:02:59

Free legal consultations are being offered to consumers through Resource4thePeople attorneys over allegations of serious side effects and marketing procedures that were criticized by U.S. Senate investigators San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 http://www.resource4thepeople.com/defectivemedicaldevices/medtronic.html Resource4thePeople announced today that it is providing consumers an update of the legal proceedings involving allegations that the Medtronic Infuse Bone Grafts may have caused...

2013-04-12 14:01:39

A new study suggests that the type of bio-cellular grafts increasingly used by surgeons to repair damaged tissue may be useful for treating low-back pain (LBP). However, not all sufferers responded equally to the novel therapy. Results reported today at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine ranged from complete pain relief to no improvement. The procedure involved injecting a concentrated form of bone-marrow cellular aspirate into lumbar discs in patients with...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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