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  • FDA clears world’s first patient-specific spinal rod

    The MEDICREA group, a company that specializes in the development of personalized implants produced for a patient’s specific need in the treatment of spinal pathologies, has announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for UNiDTM, the world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod. The technology will be premiered […]

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  • Overuse injuries becoming more common in young athletes

    From Little League players injuring their elbow ligaments to soccer and basketball players tearing their ACLs, sports injuries related to overuse are becoming more common in younger athletes. Dr. Matthew Silvis, medical director for primary care sports medicine at Penn State Hershey, says specialization is a big reason why. "It has been a kind of […]

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  • Even mild depressive symptoms result in poorer lumbar spinal stenosis surgery outcome

    Even mild depressive symptoms can weaken the outcome of lumbar spinal stenosis surgery, according to a recent study. Patients with depressive symptoms had a weaker functional capacity post-surgery even five years after surgery. "The results indicate that attention should be paid to even mild depressive symptoms both before and after the surgery. This would allow […]

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  • Nerve block procedure is safe in children, report researchers

    A regional anesthesia procedure widely used for surgery in infants and young children is effective and safe, with a minimal rate of serious complications, concludes a large database study. On analysis of more than 18,000 procedures, caudal nerve block in children has a complication rate of fewer than two percent, with little or no risk […]

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  • Rethinking Tylenol and rest: Movement is key to keep back pain at bay, physical therapist says

    Statistics show that 75 percent of the population will have at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime. While the jury is still out on how and if medication can help with back pain, one expert says that we need to broaden our approach to include more than Tylenol and a few days […]

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  • Inpatient Surgery

    npatient surgery refers to surgery that requires a hospital stay after completion of the procedure. After the procedure the patient is admitted to the hospital for several reason. The intensity of pain following most procedures is known to the surgeon based on past experience. If the anticipated pain can not be controlled by oral pain […]

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