Cervical Laminoplasty: Indications, Considerations, Outcomes Cervical Laminoplasty: Indications, Considerations, Outcomes
What advantages might cervical laminoplasty offer over posterior laminectomy or ACDF? How do these approaches compare in terms of complications and outcomes?Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news
Data and Analytics Can Deliver Spinal Device Sales
The need to cut costs across the U.S. healthcare system is motivated by several factors. One is the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Another is the increasing consolidation of the industry through mergers and acquisitions of hospitals. The third is the growth of group purchasing organizations (GPOs), integrated delivery networks (IDNs), accountable care organizations (ACOs) and value analysis teams (VATs). Combined, these factors are driving patient-centric approaches to health care while, at the same time, emphasizing and incentivizing an increase in fiscal responsibility. The U.S. spinal implant market The spi...
Source: MDDI - March 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Aaron Dickson Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news
Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy Perioperative Duloxetine + Etoricoxib for Lumbar Laminectomy
This study evaluated the combination of a selective COX-2 inhibitor and an SSRI for reduction of postoperative pain after spine surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
Fusion Adds Little to Laminectomy for Lumbar Stenosis Fusion Adds Little to Laminectomy for Lumbar Stenosis
Adding spinal fusion to decompression laminectomy did not improve outcomes for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, even if they also had degenerative spondylolisthesis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news
FDA releases February 2016 510(k) clearances
February 2016 510(k) Clearances 510(k) summaries or 510(k) statements for final decisions rendered during the period February 2016. TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 224 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 213 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 11 February 2016 510(k) Clearances 510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD February 2016 DEVICE: ANI Monitor MDOLORIS MEDICAL SYSTEMS SAS 510(k) NO: K142969(Traditional) ATTN: MATHILDE COLLET PHONE NO : 011 333 62092081 6, RUE DU PR LAGUESSE SE DECISION MADE: 23-FEB-16 LILLE FR 59037 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: DBSWIN and VistaEasy Imaging Software Durr Dental...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news
An efficient device to experimentally model compression injury of mammalian spinal cord - Ropper AE, Zeng X, Anderson JE, Yu D, Han I, Haragopal H, Teng YD.
We report an efficient and effective device to reproducibly model clinically relevant spinal cord injury (SCI) via controlled mechanical compression. In the present study, following skin incision, dorsal laminectomy was performed to expose T10 spinal cord ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news
PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include open versus microsurgical laminectomy, PT versus surgery for lumbar issues, sudden cardiac death and exercise, benefits of leisure time, moderate or vigorous exercise on mortality, and height and coronary artery disease. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain
One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published yesterday in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed. This puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves extending from the lumbar vertebrae, the five bones between the rib cage and the pelvis that make up the lower part of the spine. Spinal stenosi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Back Pain Pain Management lower back pain lumbar spinal stenosis physical therapy Source Type: news
Less Invasive Surgery as Effective as Open Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and André Sofair, MD, MPH Microdecompression is as effective as the more invasive open laminectomy for treating lumbar spinal stenosis, according to an observational study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 6, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news