Spinal Surgery

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December 2017

RTI Surgical announces 3D-printed cervical interbody device

Editor's Note RTI Surgical (Alachua, Florida) on October 25 launched its Fortilink-C interbody fusion system with Tetrafuse 3D technology, the October 26 Becker’s Spine Review reports. Tetrafuse 3D technology combines titanium, allograft bone, and PEEK all in one device. The 3D-printed, polymer-based, cervical interbody device incorporates micro, macro, and nano-rough…

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By: Judy Mathias
October 30, 2017
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Lumbar spine fusion market set for growth

Editor's Note Analysis by 360 Market Updates estimates that the lumbar spine fusion market will see a compound annual growth rate of 4.9% through 2021, the September 15 Becker’s Spine Review reports. A key driver of growth is the increasing popularity of physician-owned ambulatory surgery centers. DePuy Synthes, Medtronic, Stryker,…

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By: Judy Mathias
September 18, 2017
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Report predicts growth of spinal implant market

Editor's Note A Market Research Future report predicts the global market for spinal implants will reach $14 billion by 2011 because of an increasing prevalence of spinal injuries and disorders and an aging population, according to the July 5 Becker’s Spine Review. The costliness of spinal implants and unfavorable reimbursement…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 6, 2017
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FDA: Class I recall of Zimmer Biomet implantable spinal fusion stimulators

Editor's Note The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 30 identified the recall by Zimmer Biomet (Warsaw, Indiana) of its SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB implantable spinal fusion stimulators as Class I, the most serious. The recall was initiated because of higher than allowed levels of potential harmful…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 31, 2017
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Artificial disc market poised for growth

Editor's Note A GlobalData analysis predicts the US artificial disc replacement market will double by 2023, reaching $614.5 million, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.2%, the May 17 Becker’s Spine Review reports. The growth is a result of the increasing number of degenerative spine conditions and the advantages…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 19, 2017
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Recipe for a Collaborative Ambulatory Surgery Center

After this session you’ll be able to: 1. Develop tools and strategies to promote teamwork. 2. Understand best practices for encouraging your ambulatory surgery center (ASC) to collaborate with the anesthesia department. 3. Determine new processes and quality improvement projects with which you can challenge your staff. Why this is…

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Analysis predicts 4.9% growth for lumbar spine fusion market

Editor's Note An analysis by Absolute Reports predicts the global lumbar spine fusion market will see a 4.9% compound annual growth rate through the next 4 years, according to the April 26 Becker’s Spine Review. Driving market growth is: a growing demand for minimally invasive spine surgeries an increasing incidence…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 28, 2017
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Music therapy reduces pain after spine surgery

Editor's Note In this study, music therapy was found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group who received standard care. Visual analog scale (VAS) pain levels before and after music therapy decreased by more than one point, from 6.20 to 5.09, while VAS…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2017
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Proposed ASTM standard supports preclinical testing for disc replacement

Editor's Note A proposed international standard, “WK33006, Guide for Impingement Testing of Total Disc Prostheses,” being developed by ASTM’s committee on medical and surgical materials and devices could help manufacturers improve designs for total disc replacements. The proposed standard will guide manufacturers through the process of characterizing “impingement behavior” of…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 28, 2017
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Study: Preop epidural injections increase SSI risk after spinal fusion

Editor's Note Lumbar spinal fusion performed within 3 months after lumbar epidural steroid injections was associated with a statistically significant increase in postoperative infections in this study. The association was not found when surgery was performed more than 3 months after steroid injections. Of 88,540 patients analyzed, infection rates were:…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 14, 2017
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Adding new business to the ASC, one procedure at a time - Part 2

Aging and active Americans are refusing to let back problems slow them down—the number of these patients is increasing, and they prefer the less invasive outpatient methods offered in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). So do their physicians. As a result, ASCs seeking to adopt new procedures are looking more closely…

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By: Paula DeJohn
February 17, 2017
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Trendelenburg Positioning for Robotic and Conventional Laparoscopic Surgery – A Contemporary Perspective for OR Managers

In this timely presentation, the speaker examines the chronology of Trendelenburg positioning, the physiological impact of contemporary extreme Trendelenburg, and the unforeseen patient positioning injury risks that accompany robotic assisted surgery that do not exist with traditional MIS techniques. As the decision makers for surgical patients, OR managers will learn…

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