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April 2015

4 Tips To Sit Less At Work

April 14th, 2015|

Physical activity is one of the best things we can do for our bodies. According to the CDC, an adult needs 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity every week, and additionally, muscle strengthening activities 2 days per week.
For many of us, this is old news. Those who have sought help for […]

Robotically-Guided Spinal Fusion Surgery Registry

April 10th, 2015|

 To establish an observational registry for systematic collection of clinical data from Renaissance-guided spine surgeries.
The key objective of this observational registry is to prospectively collect data to facilitate the quantification of potential short- and long-term benefits of Renaissance-guided spine surgery. It establishes a common framework for collaboration between surgeons performing Renaissance-guided spine surgeries in either […]

Robotically-Guided Surgery for Spinal Deformity Correction

April 10th, 2015|

 The goal of ADDRESS is to quantify potential short- and long-term benefits of robotically-guided minimally invasive (MIS) or open spine surgery in adult spinal deformity patients, in comparison to image- or navigation-guided instrumentation in a matching cohort of control patients performed using a freehand technique, both in MIS and open approaches.

Robotically-Guided Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Surgery

April 10th, 2015|

 To quantify potential short- and long-term benefits of robotically-guided minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) for adult patients with lower back degeneration, in comparison a matching group of control patients operated in a minimally invasive approach whether freehand or with image guidance or navigation techniques.

SI Joint Fusion with SImmetry Device

April 10th, 2015|

 The purpose of the EVoluSIon study is to evaluate the SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System for fusion of the SI joint and relief of SI joint pain symptoms. This is a prospective, non-randomized post market study designed to collect data on SI joint fusion and subject back pain following implant of the SImmetry device.

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 […]

Non-Surgical Regenerative Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

April 10th, 2015|

 This is a clinical study to collect safety and preliminary efficiency information on the use of NuQu chondrocytes (cartilage cells) delivered to the center of a lumbar spinal disc to treat low back pain.

Predictive Test for Scoliosis Progression in Adolescents

April 10th, 2015|

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
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|

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 […]