High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery High Failure Rate for Magnetic Rod System in Scoliosis Surgery
Authors recommend that surgeons gradually stretch the spine when using the magnetic rod system in kids with scoliosisMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

A comparison of muscular activity during gait between walking sticks and a walker in patients with adult degenerative scoliosis - Haddas R, Lieberman IH, Kakar RS.
STUDY DESIGN: A repeated measurement, single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast the benefits of walking sticks versus a walker on the trunk and lower extremity muscular control in patients wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Delayed Surgery Referral in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Delayed Surgery Referral in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
This study identifies the potential factors that may lead to a delayed referral for surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

'My body is betraying me': Model Martha Hunt opens up about chronic pain
For half her life, Martha Hunt, 30, has lived with chronic pain, she told DailyMail.com. The model has scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that makes long shoots painful - but copes through writing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Lumbar Scoliosis Operative vs Nonoperative Treatment of Lumbar Scoliosis
A new analysis compares the cost-effectiveness of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for adult symptomatic lumbar scoliosis. How do they measure up?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Scoliosis most often develops during growth spurt just before puberty
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes scoliosis? Do genetics play a role? I was diagnosed with it as a teenager, and several of my cousins had it, too. Now I'm worried that my daughter, who's 8, may be affected when she gets older. Should she be checked for scoliosis soon? ANSWER: The exact cause of scoliosis [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Early spinal patterns may predict scoliosis in teen years
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) A pediatric researcher has identified patterns of spinal curvature in younger children that may be likely to develop into scoliosis by adolescence. Accurately predicting scoliosis, a common, abnormal curvature of the spine, may set the stage for the first-ever methods to prevent the potentially disabling condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HSS to evaluate 3D with DR for scoliosis
Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have begun enrolling...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Hospital for Special Surgery's Pavlov discusses orthopedic radiology's future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical Models Fully Replicate the Feel, Responsiveness, and Biomechanics of Human Anatomy
Typically, when medical device companies or physicians want to study a specific condition or disease state, they experiment on either cadavers or animals. But finding a cadaver that fits the criteria of one of these pathologies, such as scoliosis or congenital heart disease, can be difficult. And if such cadavers can be found, the cost to procure, maintain, and dispose of them is significant. Animal studies have the same cost-effectiveness issues. And, while animal anatomy can be similar to human anatomy, it is not exactly the same. “But now [customers] can have organ models printed in 3D, on demand,&acir...
Source: MDDI - October 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 10/5/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 10/5/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Todd Milbrandt, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, explains treatment options for scoliosis, including a new option, vertebral body tether implant. Also on the podcast, Dr. Leslie Sim, a Mayo Clinic psychologist, discusses eating disorders in adults, including gender and ethnic discrepancies in seeking treatment. And, Dr. C. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Follow-Up of Spinal Fusion for Lumbar Curves in Scoliosis Follow-Up of Spinal Fusion for Lumbar Curves in Scoliosis
What have we learned about the long-term prognosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients who underwent anterior spinal fusion for curve correction?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott & #039;s & #039;Low Dose & #039; Neurostimulation Device for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain patients in the United States now have a new treatment option. FDA has approved Abbott’s Proclaim XR recharge-free neurostimulation system for people living with chronic pain. The Proclaim XR platform offers a low dose of Abbott's BurstDR stimulation waveform, which was created based on scientific insights from doctors and research to mimic natural patterns found in the brain, the company said. It works by using low doses of mild electrical pulses to change pain signals as they travel from the spinal cord to the brain. Abbott said the delivery of lower doses of spinal cord stimulation helps e...
Source: MDDI - September 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Why America Is Failing To Feed Its Aging
Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in the hospital after burning himself while boiling water for oatmeal. The long stay caused the Memphis vet to fall off a charity’s rolls for home-delivered Meals on Wheels, so he had to rely on others, such as his son, a generous off-duty nurse and a local church to bring him food. “Many times, I’ve felt like I was starving,” he says. “There’s neighbors that...
Source: TIME: Health - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar & Trudy Lieberman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized Aging politics Source Type: news

AI can measure Cobb angle, diagnose scoliosis on x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can automatically measure the Cobb...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Researchers develop mini 3D ultrasound for scoliosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

#ICYMI - FDA approved the first posterior non-fusion #medicaldevice to treat adolescents w/idiopathic scoliosis. https://twitter.com/FDAMedia/status/1164985659435696129   …
#ICYMI - FDA approved the first posterior non-fusion #medicaldevice to treat adolescents w/idiopathic scoliosis. https://twitter.com/FDAMedia/status/1164985659435696129 … (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA Approval & #039;Finally & #039; Recognizes Vertebral Body Tethering as a Mainstream Scoliosis Treatment
A first-of-its-kind FDA approval represents a major win for Zimmer Biomet and, most importantly, the field of scoliosis treatment. Called The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System, the device is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves are approaching or have reached the range where surgical treatment is an option. It is intended to correct the most common form of scoliosis (idiopathic scoliosis) that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. “This decision takes an innovative surgical approach, vertebral body tetherin...
Source: MDDI - August 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Spinal Tether Device for Idiopathic Scoliosis FDA Clears First Spinal Tether Device for Idiopathic Scoliosis
The Tether Vertebral Body Tethering System from Zimmer Biomet Spine is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves fail to respond to conservative treatment like external bracing.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 16, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

Zimmer Biomet's Innovative Treatment for Young Patients with Scoliosis Receives FDA Approval
The Tether™ represents the first approval order for a humanitarian use device in spinal pediatrics within the last 15 years WARSAW, Ind., Aug. 16, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZBH), a glo... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, FDA Zimmer Biomet, The Tether, scoliosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Woman, 20, with a 100° vertebrae was given just 24hours to live
Katie Krzyzanowski was born with neurofibromatosis, which causes tumours to form on nerve endings. This led the now 20-year-old, of Somerset, to develop scoliosis at four years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 7 stretches and exercises for scoliosis
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine curves to either side. Exercise and stretches are a vital part of treatment and can help relieve pain. Learn about the best stretches and exercises for scoliosis here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause lower back pain?
Lower back pain is very common and often the result of a minor injury or overuse. However, it can sometimes be a symptom of conditions that affect the spine, such as spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, sciatica, and cauda equina syndrome. Learn more about lower back pain here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Scoliosis
-- Scoliosis is an abnormal curve of the spine. Often diagnosed in early adolescence, most cases show symptoms such as uneven shoulders, waist or hips, says the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. These treatment options may be may be... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Treating Scoliosis
Title: Health Tip: Treating ScoliosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/24/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - May 24, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Researchers develop mini 3D ultrasound for scoliosis
Researchers from Hong Kong Polytechnic University have developed a palm-sized...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Handheld ultrasound market poised for next wave of growth EOS technology featured at ECR 2019 POCUS helps medical students find more AAAs than surgeons POCUS helps handle out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Which orthopedic imaging options are the safest? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PolyU develops palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for scoliosis mass screening
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, named 'Scolioscan Air', can bring accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening to schools and anywhere in the community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Student, 19, reveals how a SNEEZE caused her to snap a metal rod in her spine
Rosie Paltridge, 19, of Rocklin, California, had sections of her vertebrae fused together on June 4 2015 after suffering from scoliosis that left her in a back brace since she was just 12 years old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Secret Sales Bar Your Ability to Patent a Medical Device?
A recent Supreme Court decision could have a significant impact on medical device manufacturers. These companies must continue to exercise caution in engaging in confidential sales and offers with outside partners—such as in contracts for device prototype development or stockpiling of products—before filing patent applications. Medical device manufacturers should ideally file patent applications before entering into such agreements or, if not feasible, structure the agreements to reduce the risk of triggering the on-sale bar. These guidelines are based on the Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva P...
Source: MDDI - April 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Michelle Nyein and Michael J. Pomianek Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Operative Treatment Seems Most Effective for Adult Lumbar Scoliosis
FRIDAY, Feb. 22, 2019 -- In as-treated analyses, surgery is superior to nonoperative care at two years among patients with adult symptomatic lumbar scoliosis, according to a study published in the Feb. 20 issue of The Journal of Bone& Joint... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medtronic Launches Mazor X Stealth Edition for Robotic-Assisted Spine Surgery
Just four months after first announcing its acquisition of Mazor, Medtronic has launched the Mazor X Stealth Edition for spine surgery. The system offers a fully-integrated procedural solution for surgical planning, workflow, execution, and confirmation, the company noted. The first commercial use of the system was at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY and Reston Hospital Center in Reston, VA. "It is rare that huge sectors of technology such as robotics and navigation merge into a sole platform as found in the Mazor X Stealth Edition," said Jeffrey Gum, MD, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Norton Leatherman Spine....
Source: MDDI - January 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Software Source Type: news

Scoliosis Linked to Gene Variant Inhibiting Manganese Utilization
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - January 16, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Trends and Innovations Source Type: news

Student claims doctors labelled her 'SUPERFICIAL' for wanting scoliosis surgery
Emma Hall, from Sligo, Ireland, discovered her spine was different at the age of 13, but doctors predicted her condition wouldn't get worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bones Are Growing Faster, Affecting Orthopedics
Earlier skeletal maturity affects the timing of treatment for certain orthopedic conditions in children, such as leg-length differences and scoliosis. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot which can perform more accurately than humanely possible could revolutionise spinal surgery
Patients with scoliosis need spine-straightening surgery involving drilling. The robot was developed by a team of scientists at Nottingham Trent University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 19, whose scoliosis-ridden spine was 'crushing him to death' stands tall after operation
John Sarcona, 19, spent the better part of 17 years in and out of operating rooms to stabilize his spine as it twisted due to scoliosis and kyphosis. Surgical reassembly of his back lets him stand tall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: 19-year-old has miraculous recovery after battling severe scoliosis
A hospital saved John Sarcona's life as his spine was "bending by the hour." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

19-year-old has miraculous recovery after battling severe scoliosis
John Sarcona has amazing transformation after severe scoliosis nearly "crushed" him to death. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Latest RESPONSE Scoliosis System Meets U.S. Food and Drug Administration Standards
The RESPONSE 4.5/5.0mm Scoliosis System is designed for treating the needs of pediatric patients with spinal deformities. The system’s hybrid implant technology provides the option of 4.5 mm rod (cobalt-chromium) or 5.0mm rod (titanium or cobalt-chromium) and multiple implant connector options. The product features proprietary set screw thread design and pedicle screw head that accepts multiple rod diameters in either cobalt chrome or titanium.This story is related to the following:Medical Equipment& Supplies (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - December 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

NuVasive wins FDA nod for Cohere XLIF implant components
NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for Cohere porous PEEK implants that are part of its Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion surgical spinal procedures. The San Diego-based company touted that its porous PEEK technology offers both three-dimensional architecture and the radiolucent properties of PEEK, which it claims provides “increased clarity in postoperative x-rays and imaging.” “Cohere XLIF with its one-of-a-kind Porous PEEK technology provides surgeons the best implant for treating patients. It is designed to allow early incorporation of bone into the inter-body spacer, whic...
Source: Mass Device - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Nuvasive Source Type: news

Surgical home program for spinal fusion achieves long term success
(Children's National Health System) A standardized care pathway for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion surgery reduces the need for opioid pain medications and shortens hospital stays at Children's National Health System. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Instagram star, 25, declines surgery to fix the 80-degree curve in her spine
Hayley Wakefield, 25, from Scottsdale, Arizona, was diagnosed with scoliosis at just nine years old when her parents noticed her hips were uneven. Her research revealed no-one has died from the disorder. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blood Conservation Techniques in Scoliosis Surgery Blood Conservation Techniques in Scoliosis Surgery
Find out what there is to know about blood conservation strategies in the setting of scoliosis surgery.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

ME AND MY OPERATION: Collapsed discs can cause a curved spine like Eugenie, but new op banishes pain
Adult scoliosis is different from the type children like Princess Eugenie develop - as Roger Neuberg, 77, from Leicester,experienced first-hand. This is his story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Princess Eugenie's dress showed off her scoliosis scar
14-year-old Georgie says Princess Eugenie’s decision to wear a wedding dress that showed off her scoliosis scar was “an inspirational thing to do.” (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Princess Eugenie's wedding dress reveals scar
The queen's granddaughter has a scar down her back due to surgery for scoliosis when she was 12 years old (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Princess Eugenie wedding: Bride reveals scoliosis 'scare’ - symptoms of back condition
PRINCESS EUGENIE, 28, is having her wedding with Jack Brooksbank, 32, today. The bride was diagnosed with scoliosis in 2002 - a condition that causes back pain. These are the signs and symptoms of scoliosis to be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Princess Eugenie wedding: Bride scoliosis scar visible in dress - symptoms of condition
PRINCESS EUGENIE, 28, is having her wedding with Jack Brooksbank, 32, today. The bride was diagnosed with scoliosis in 2002 - a condition that causes back pain. These are the signs and symptoms of scoliosis to be aware of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis linked to inability to utilize manganese
A curvature of the spine known as scoliosis has been linked to the body's inability to utilize the essential dietary mineral manganese, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scoliosis linked to essential mineral
(Washington University School of Medicine) An inability to properly use the essential mineral manganese could be to blame for some cases of severe scoliosis, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news