Research

SI Joint Fusion with iFuse Implant

April 10th, 2015|

  The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of the iFuse Implant System to treat degenerative sacroiliitis (arthritis of the SI joint) and sacroiliac disruption (abnormal separation or tearing of the sacroiliac joint). The iFuse Implant System (iFuse device) is a medical device that is surgically implanted into the sacroiliac (SI) joint during […]

Predictive Test for Scoliosis Progression in Adolescents

April 10th, 2015|

 Introduction
ScoliScore is a predictive test based on genetic testing. It is used to determine curve in the spine caused by Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). The ScoliScore technology is able to predict the likelihood of spinal curve progression. This information can help patients to make better decisions on treatment choices.
ScoliScore was first used in the clinic […]

Improving Spinal Fusion Outcomes through Implant Placement

April 10th, 2015|

 -During interbody spinal fusion surgeries, placing the interbody cages wider apart has a great impact on mitigating the loss of disc height after surgery.
-Maintaining disc height after a fusion surgery indicates a lower risk of revision surgery
Introduction
For a specific type of spinal fusion surgery, called interbody fusions, cages are implanted into the space between two […]

Artificial Discs as an Alternative to Spinal Fusion

April 10th, 2015|

Introduction
Stress on the spine can lead to damaged or degenerated spinal discs, which can cause chronic pain. Oftentimes, this is treated by removing the disc and fusing the two vertebral segments together. While this intervention can result in pain relief, it also results in more limited movement and potentially more stress on other parts of […]

Increasing Safety of Revision Surgery by Decreasing Scar Tissue

April 10th, 2015|

 The use of Amniofix in spinal fusion surgeries may reduce scar tissue formation and adhesion and lead to safer, easier revision spine surgeries.
Lead In
Scar tissue forms as part of the natural healing process. Any type of surgery can result in scar tissue formation. Promising results from the study conducted by the Spinal Research Foundation showed […]