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2013-10-17 17:02:35

A study of 69,000 Medicare patient records led by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that people with spine compression fractures who undergo operations to strengthen back bones with cement survive longer and have shorter overall hospital stays than those who stick with bed rest, pain control and physical therapy.

2011-08-01 16:11:44

A working group of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) has issued a literature review of prospective controlled studies comparing the efficacy and safety of two minimally invasive techniques for vertebral augmentation after spine fracture: vertebroplasty (VP) and balloon kyphoplasty (BKP).

2011-07-01 11:21:00

WILMINGTON, Mass., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroTherm® announced today that they have acquired the Parallax and Contour product lines used in interventional spine procedures from ArthroCare (NASDAQ: ARTC).

2011-06-06 09:10:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. and TAMPA, Fla., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DFINE, Inc., the developer of minimally invasive radio frequency (RF) targeted therapies for the treatment of vertebral pathologies, announced today that H.

2011-05-24 11:25:00

ATLANTA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Donald is a vibrant, active 63-year-old woman who has been living with osteoporosis for over 10 years. With her bone density compromised, Carol suffered from a fracture in her spine when she was involved in a car accident earlier this year.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.