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2014-02-17 23:24:46

Recent webinar discussed common spinal surgeries and their potential complications, including the measures that can be taken to identify and address the potential overutilization of spinal surgeries in order to minimize these complications. Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Although many conditions of the spine benefit from spinal surgery, some procedures are associated with inconsistent outcomes and significant potential risks and complications, ranging from postoperative pain to...

2013-10-31 12:27:11

VISIUS iCT provides on-demand access, state-of-the-art image quality during spinal procedures MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS" or the "Company") today announced the spinal surgery team at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, has completed the first surgical cases utilizing VISIUS iCT - an intraoperative CT that moves in and out of the operating suite on ceiling rails. "We look forward to working with this...

2013-10-25 10:28:19

Performing surgery to take pressure off the spine after a traumatic injury soon after the event could prevent or reverse some of the secondary damage caused by swelling and decreased blood flow to the injured spine. However, strong evidence to support early spinal surgery is lacking, mainly because the available study data cannot be easily compared, as explained in a review of this controversial field published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.,...

2013-09-24 23:37:07

The marked increase in the number of spinal surgeries and the use of IOM has led to inconsistencies in the use of the procedures because the medical community has not reached a consensus about which procedures are most effective. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 There are numerous potential complications associated with spinal surgery, ranging from postoperative pain to paralysis, and even death. The number of spinal surgeries performed each year continues to increase, along with...

2013-07-25 12:28:03

DUBLIN, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2nxbf/spinal_surgery) has announced the addition of the "Spinal Surgery Devices Market to 2018 - New Entrants and Technological Advances to Intensify Competition in the Spinal Fusion Segment" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/c2nxbf/spinal_surgery ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market...

2013-07-16 16:26:00

FREDERICK, Md., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Spine physicians Dr. Atif B. Malik and Dr. Sandeep Sherlekar attended the International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS) meeting in Sapporo, Japan. Sapporo is the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido and has been world famous since hosting the 1972 Olympic Winter Games. It is the administrative center of the island and has a unique history, being developed and modernized based on...

2013-01-29 16:42:32

The "July effect"–the notion that the influx of new residents and fellows at teaching hospitals in July of each year adversely affects patient care and outcomes–was examined in a very large data set of hospitalizations for patients undergoing spine surgery. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and the University of Virginia Health System (Charlottesville, VA) found a negligible effect on periprocedural outcomes among patients treated by spine surgery. Detailed results of...

2011-07-30 00:01:03

New advances in minimally invasive surgical techniques mean you can get rid of your pain without the trauma of elaborate spinal surgery"”and be back on your feet in a matter of weeks, not months. One of the most promising types of back surgery is XLIF, or eXtreme-Lateral Interbody Fusion, says Kaixuan Liu MD, PhD, chief surgeon at Atlantic Spinal Care in Edison, N.J., and an expert in the cutting-edge technique. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 "If you've got chronic back pain, you've...

2011-07-25 07:01:00

BROOMFIELD, Colo., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lanx®, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative devices for spinal surgery, announced its Aspen(TM) Spinous Process Fixation System (Aspen) was featured in two poster presentations at The 18th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 13th to 16th. Dan Gladney, Chief Executive Officer, Lanx, commented, "These scientific...

2011-07-23 00:00:41

Recently Dr. Kaixuan Liu spoke about some of the new advances in spinal surgery an how they can seem like a dream come true. Dr. Liu explains how many patients are confused by the various claims: "Minimally invasive" surgery sounds great, but what, exactly, does it involve? Edison, NJ (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 To anyone suffering from chronic back pain, new advances in spinal surgery can seem like a dream come true. But many patients are confused by the various claims: "Minimally invasive"...