Effect of reclining angle on lumbar lordosis at driving posture: a radiological evaluation - Nam HS, Han M, Choi HY, Song K, Kang S, Ahn SM, Lee SU.
BACKGROUND: Optimal seatback angles for automobile drivers' seats have been investigated based on comfort and back muscle activities; however, radiology supported evidences are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate optimal range ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

These Are the Healthiest Shoes To Wear, According to Scientists
Recall a time when you took a long walk on a beach. Your feet probably felt pretty tired by the end of it. “Your feet are tired because every time you press down on sand, the sand moves away from you, so your foot muscles have to work harder than on stiff surfaces,” says Daniel Lieberman, chair of the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. The difference between walking on shifty sand or hard cement is comparable to the difference between walking barefoot or in shoes. “When you walk in shoes, your feet are pressing against a stiff substitute for the ground that makes the muscles i...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

New 'train track' implant being trialled by doctors for scoliosis
Researchers at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust have created the MESA Rail to treat scoliosis. The condition causes the spine to twist and curve. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

K2M launches 3D-printed Mojave PL interbody fusion system
K2M (NSDQ:KTWO) said today it launched the Mojave PL 3D expandable interbody system featuring its lamellar 3D titanium technology. The Leesburg, Va.-based company features a porous structure and rough surfaces intended to support bony integration throughout the endplates of the system. K2M said the device won FDA 510(k) clearance last June. “Advancements in expandable interbody technology are giving new hope to surgeons who treat sagittal imbalance, which often causes patients to live in chronic pain and discomfort. The Mojave PL 3D expandable interbody system is a first-of-its-kind solution. Designed with ...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal K2M Source Type: news

OrthoPediatrics announces Femur pediatric nailing platform FDA nod, Q1 earnings
OrthoPediatrics this week announced it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Femur pediatric nailing platform and released its first quarter earnings, beating sales consensus but missing on loss-per-share expectations on Wall Street. The Warsaw, Ind.-based company’s Femur system is designed to accompany two pediatric-specific nail offerings, and is an upgrade to an earlier version of the device. OrthoPediatrics said the clearance of the device is the “next step” in the evolution of its intramedullary nailing franchise. “Our team is excited about the pediatric nailing platform. We worked alongside pe...
Source: Mass Device - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) MassDevice Earnings Roundup Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat OrthoPediatrics Corp. Source Type: news

Scoliosis Surgery Found Beneficial for Cerebral Palsy Patients
TUESDAY, April 10, 2018 -- Scoliosis surgery in patients with cerebral palsy (CP) leads to a significant improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQoL), which is maintained five years following surgery, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First dynamic spine brace -- robotic spine exoskeleton -- characterizes spine deformities
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia Engineering researchers have invented a new Robotic Spine Exoskeleton, a dynamic spine brace that enabled them to conduct the first study that looks at in vivo measurements of torso stiffness and characterizes the three-dimensional stiffness of the human torso. This device may solve current bracing limitations and lead to new treatments for children with spine deformities such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Globus launches Elsa lateral spacers
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) said this week it launched the Elsa AL and Elsa-ATP lateral expanded interbody spacers with integrated screw fixation. The newly launched devices are next-gen expandable implants designed to provide an optimal fit for patients to restore sagittal balance and enhance structural fixation, the Audobon, Penn.-based company said. “Elsa AL is the alternative to Rise-L for selected cases in which maximizing segmental lordosis is indicated. In conjunction with the ALL release technique, Elsa AL has the potential to provide the most amount of segmental lordosis of any device on the market,...
Source: Mass Device - April 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Globus Medical Source Type: news

Cardiff teen goes to Germany for scoliosis surgery on spine
Erin Morgan-Ring is the third Welsh child to go abroad for the operation which is not available on the NHS. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis surgery in children with cerebral palsy -- quality of life benefits outweigh risks
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For children with severe cerebral palsy (CP), surgery for scoliosis (sideways curvature of the spine) significantly improves the quality of life (QoL) for them and their caregivers, reports a study in the April 4, 2018, issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transfusion Outcomes Differ by Race for Peds Scoliosis Surgery
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 -- In the surgical correction of pediatric scoliosis, black race is independently associated with increased estimated blood loss, increased rate of blood transfusion, and increased amount of blood transfused, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists develop elastic metal rods to treat scoliosis
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) NUST MISIS scientists jointly with their colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore (Montreal, Canada) have experienced a new combination of alloy processing that produces solid and durable implants that are fully compatible with the human body. The research article is published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screening: Do We Need to Change? Scoliosis Screening: Do We Need to Change?
In light of nonsurgical options to manage children with scoliosis, should screening practices change to identify children earlier? Medscape spoke with Jennifer Winell, MD, from CHOP to find out.CHOP Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news

Woman with 30cm scar uses silicone gel to help with fading
Emily Jackson, 20, from Leicester, was in constant pain due to scoliosis, which means she has a sideways bend in her back. After going under the knife in 2016, she was left with a 30cm scar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman with 30cm scar uses 'magic' cream help it disappear
Emily Jackson, 20, from Leicester, was in constant pain due to scoliosis, which means she has a sideways bend in her back. After going under the knife in 2016, she was left with a 30cm scar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Difference Between an Association and a Syndrome?
Discussion VATER association was first described in the 1970s with additional congenital malformations being added to the association so it is most often called VACTERL association. It is a highly heterogeneous, overlapping condition estimated to occur in ~1/10,000-40,000 births. The cause is unknown. In animal models, some signaling pathway gene mutations have phenotypes of VACTERL association. Experts suggest that patients having at least 2 components should be further evaluated (at least 3 for diagnosis) for VACTERL and other diseases in its differential diagnosis. There are more than 30 syndromes, mutations and diseas...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking on Scoliosis Screening in Kids, Teens
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a final recommendation statement on Jan. 9, saying that evidence is insufficient to recommend screening patients ages 10-18 for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 11, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Building a healthy heart through cardiac fitness
This spring, Joao DeToledo will be stepping onto the volleyball court to play for his high school team for the first time. It will be a proud moment for the high school senior from Somerville — playing a competitive sport is a goal he hadn’t dreamt possible just a few years ago. Though Joao has always loved sports, he was born with Ebstein’s anomaly, a congenital heart condition that, until recently, has forced him to spend a lot of time on the sidelines. When Joao expressed frustration at not being able to participate in gym and sports as much as he’d like, his cardiologist, Dr. David Fulton, recom...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Fitness Program Dr. David Fulton Dr. John Emans Ebstein's anomaly kyphosis Source Type: news

USPSTF: Data Insufficient for Scoliosis Screening USPSTF: Data Insufficient for Scoliosis Screening
In a revised recommendation statement on routine scoliosis screening of adolescents, the USPSTF no longer advises against the practice, but stops short of recommending it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Final USPSTF Recommendation Says Not Enough Evidence For or Against Scoliosis Screening
There's not enough evidence to weigh the benefits and harms of screening for idiopathic scoliosis in youth aged 10 to 18 years, according to a... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen Kids for Scoliosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Change from 2004 recommendation against screening (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

U.S. doctors not certain all kids need scoliosis screening
(Reuters Health) - It ’s unclear if all children and teens can benefit from routine screening for scoliosis, according to a new statement from a panel of U.S. medical experts. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The five emotions of raising a child with infantile scoliosis
One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hosp...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Christina Poce Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Michael Glotzbecker Orthopedic Center scoliosis Spinal Program Source Type: news

What Are Cutaneous Lesions Associated with Occult Spinal Dysraphism?
Discussion Neural tube defects are a group of disorders that arise during embryogenesis. They include anenephaly, exencephaly, meningmyelocoeles and encephalocoeles and other malformations including occult spinal dysraphism. Occult spinal dysraphism (OSD) has incomplete fusion of the midline elements of the spine including the bony, neural, and mesenchymal tissues but the abnormalities are covered by skin (ectodermal tissues) and therefore are not obvious. OSD has a higher risk of tethered spinal cord syndrome or other neurological/neurosurgical problems. Normally the caudal end of the spinal cord, the conus medullaris, ha...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

NuVasive wins expanded FDA nod, launches interbody fusion devices
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Cohere cervical interbody fusion device and that it launched the Coalesce thoracolumbar interbody fusion device. Both the launch and updated clearance comes from the company’s acquisition of Vertera Spine, which it closed last September. The Cohere and Coalesce implants use porous version of the material polyetheretherketone, or PEEK, and are designed to provide three-dimensional achitecture to elicit and encourage bone growth, San Diego, Calif.-based NuVasive said. “Our strategy in building our AMS portfolio is to ...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is dextroscoliosis?
Dextroscoliosis refers to an abnormal, right-leaning curvature of the spine. It is a type of scoliosis. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Simon Cowell pays £175,000 for teenager's spine surgery
Scoliosis sufferer Julia Carlile helped her team MerseyGirls earn standing ovations on Britiain's Got Talent. Simon Cowell was so touched by her bravery that he paid for £175,000 surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Perform the Adams Forward Bend Test?
Discussion Scoliosis is a lateral and rotational curvature of the spine from a plumb line hanging from C7 to the floor. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form. A review of scoliosis and its differential diagnosis can be found here. Depending on the age, 2-4% of adolescents have a positive Adams Forward Bend Test when assessed and ~2% may have idiopathic scoliosis of> 10 degrees. Curve progression relates to the magnitude of the curve and the patient’s age. Thus increased risk of progression occurs in patients with higher curvature magnitude at diagnosis, females (earlier start of puberty and therefore poss...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 4, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

20 Canadian ideas to improve child health win Grand Challenges funding
Twenty Canadian projects have won Grand Challenges funding, among them an Uber-like connection that can help get pregnant women in Kenya to health care; a 3D printer project to provide orthotic devices for Nepali children with clubfoot and scoliosis; and a microchip that can figure out what pathogen is causing diarrhea in children in Bangladesh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Technology & Science Source Type: news

Straightening scoliosis: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute we hear the story of a little boy with a bad case of scoliosis and what doctors did to treat him. To listen, click the link below. Straightening Scoliosis (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Age-Adjusted Alignment Goals Potentially Reduce PJK Age-Adjusted Alignment Goals Potentially Reduce PJK
What are the effects of age-specific alignment targets on proximal junctional kyphosis?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Title: Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem EarlyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - October 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
Treatments vary, depending on severity of the condition Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Children's Health, Health Screening, Scoliosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis Screenings Can Help Catch Spine Problem Early
TUESDAY, Oct. 17, 2017 -- Routine screenings for scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, help ensure the condition doesn't take a toll on children's health and self-esteem, according to an orthopedic specialist. One out of every 25 children develops... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 17, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA expands indication for NuVasive ’ s TLX spine implant
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today the it won expanded 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its TLX implant used in spinal fusion surgery. San Diego-based NuVasive said the new clearance covers an new, expandable 20° cage and new indications for use covering allogeneic bone grafts and more spine levels. “With the additional clearance for our latest TLX system, we now provide the leading tools for [transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion] procedures with our MAS TLIF solution, validating our commitment to improving spine solutions,” strategy, technology & corporate development EVP Matt Link said in pr...
Source: Mass Device - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Orthopedics Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Kyphosis and incident falls among community-dwelling older adults - McDaniels-Davidson C, Davis A, Wing D, Macera C, Lindsay SP, Schousboe JT, Nichols JF, Kado DM.
Hyperkyphosis commonly affects older persons and is associated with morbidity and mortality. Many have hypothesized that hyperkyphosis increases fall risk. Within this prospective study of older adults, kyphosis was significantly associated with incident f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mum blames politicians for child's spinal surgery wait
A 14-year-old County Antrim girl with scoliosis of the spine may have operation delayed by a year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EOI Announces FDA Clearance for the FLXfit15, the Only 3D Articulated Expandable Cage With 15 degrees of Lordosis Correction
FLXfit™15, unique anatomical fit for sagittal and coronal alignment OR AKIVA, Israel, September 28, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately-held medical device company focused on developing and co... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, FDA Expanding Orthopedics Inc., FLXfit15, 3D Expandable Cage (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Actress Rula Lenska, 69, answers our weekly health quiz
The veteran performer has long suffered with a problematic neck due to scoliosis (a twisted spine), but still enjoys her vices: chips doused in vinegar and occasional packs of cigarettes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Scoliosis Surgery of Takin ™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System Successfully Completed
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

NuVasive wins FDA nod for redesigned Magec system
NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its redesigned Magec magnetically controlled growth modulation system. The San Diego, Calif.-based company’s Magec system uses magnetic technology and adjustable growth rods to treat early-onset scoliosis, and features the company’s Reline small stature system. The Reline small stature platform is a pediatric deformity fixation system which is designed to improve construct strength and reduce the systems implant profile. “As a low-profile pediatric fixation system, Reline Small Stature is the first-of-its-kind system to offer c...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

ApiFix Signs Distribution Agreement in Canada; Completes First Cases in North America at IWK Health Centre Hospital, Halifax
MISGAV, Israel, Sept. 5, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medical device company ApiFix Ltd., a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group (SGX: 42T) (OTCQX: TRNLY), announced it signed an exclusive distribution agreement in Canada with Jo... Devices, Orthopedic, Neurosurgery, Distribution ApiFix , Joint Solutions Alliance, Idiopathic Scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thoracic kyphosis in those over 50 may not be a predictor of physical decline
(Hebrew SeniorLife Institute for Aging Research) A recently published study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has found that using CT scans to evaluate early signs of hyperkyphosis (extreme forward curvature of the upper spine) in people over age 50 does not help to identify those at risk of subsequent physical function decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Shriner's Hospital for Children launches app to spot signs of scoliosis in children
Parents of growing children have a checklist of things to monitor: ears, eyes, body temperature, the works. Yet aside from scheduling a visit with the doctor, there aren ’t a whole lot of ways to check for signs of scoliosis. That’s where SpineScreen enters the picture.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 15, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

One vs Two Surgeons in Adult Scoliosis Deformity Surgery One vs Two Surgeons in Adult Scoliosis Deformity Surgery
Might an additional surgeon help improve adult scoliosis deformity surgery efficiency and outcomes?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

The ApiFix Spinal Implant Receives TGA Certification
MISGAV, Israel, Aug. 8, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ApiFix, a portfolio company of The Trendlines Group, received TGA certification through its distributor Orthotech Pty. Ltd. to begin marketing the ApiFix system in Australia for the... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Regulatory ApiFix , Trendlines Group, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Better Cervical Collar: Old Myths and New Realities
Cervical immobilization has long been considered an essential first step in addressing trauma patients. For forty years, there has been controversy over risk/benefits of a semi-rigid collar. Some studies have even suggested that collars can even be omitted as long as patients are immobilized until arrival at an ED or trauma center. Because radiologists have the final say in diagnosing normal vs fracture of cervical spine, we were asked to undertake a study to find the best solution for cervical immobilization. To address this controversy, we used state of the art radiology techniques in assessing jugular venous return and ...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 7, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Robert Hurwitz, MD Tags: Operations Equipment & Gear Source Type: news

A bond between sisters made stronger by scoliosis
Growing up, sisters will often share many things — and not always willingly. But it’s not often they will end up sharing the same condition, one that keeps them stuck in a rigid and uncomfortable back brace for most of the day. But then again, April and Mary Miller are not your average sisters. The Miller sisters were both diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis at the end of their fifth grade years. April, the oldest sister, was diagnosed in 2011, while younger sister Mary’s diagnosis came in 2013. One diagnosis, two separate journeys Scoliosis is relatively common, with idiopathic scoliosis b...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Connor Ertz Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories brace idiopathic scoliosis Michael Glotzbecker spinal fusion Spinal Program Source Type: news

Yoga Could Help Heal Chronic Back Pain
BOSTON (CBS) – Healing your back with the help of yoga. It is a simple solution for people suffering from chronic back pain. A new study, conducted right here in Boston, has found yoga may be an easy answer for some. Judith Zaborowski, who has significant arthritis in her spine, takes yoga. The 74-year-old says the practice helps ease her back pain. (WBZ-TV) “I’m much more comfortable with movement,” Judith explains. Now a new study from Boston Medical Center backs that up. Researchers looked at more than 300 low-income patients with chronic lower back pain. Some took yoga classes designed for back...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Yoga Source Type: news