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Spinal News Monthly

News update August 2018


Results of the first robot-assisted spinal surgery performed in the US

Noah Pernikoff became the first patient in the world to undergo a complex three-part, robot-assisted spinal surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

More than 200,000 NHS patients now waiting over six months for treatment

The number of patients waiting longer than six months to start planned NHS hospital treatment has now officially exceeded 200,000.

Paralysed mice with spinal cord injury made to walk again

Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital provide insight into why certain spinal nerve pathways remain quiet when the cord isn’t completely severed.

MRI analysis with machine learning predicts impairment after spinal injury

A test of machine-learning algorithms shows promise for computer-aided prognosis of acute spinal cord injury, according to a new study.


A fourth masterclass in intra-operative neuro-monitoring for spinal surgery;
21 September 2018, Oswestry

The one-day course in association with Neuromonitoring UK is for anaesthetists, surgeons, spinal injury physicians and clinical neurophysiologists.

EUROSPINE 2018; 19-21 September 2018, Barcelona

The upcoming 2018 annual EUROSPINE meeting and congress in Barcelona will be the scientific highlight of the year for all spine professionals and experts in Europe and beyond.



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