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29 Aug 2018 - 01 Sep 2018
29 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
04 Sep 2018 - 06 Sep 2018

Surgical Techniques

Image: The Tigertriever 13 deployed in the distal pericallosal artery (Photo courtesy of Rene Chapot).

Small Profile Retriever Safely Salvages Intracranial Clots

An adjustable, fully visible clot retriever is designed to retrieve blood clots provoking medium vessel occlusion (MVO) in ischemic stroke patients. More...
15 Aug 2018
Image: New research suggests PFO increases recurrent cryptogenic stroke risk (Photo courtesy of Thinkstock).

PFO Closure Recommended for Susceptible Stroke Patients

A new clinical practice guideline recommends that patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who suffered cryptogenic stroke should have it surgically closed. More...
14 Aug 2018
Image: The Procotyl Prime acetabular XLPE cup system (Photo courtesy of MicroPort Orthopedics).

Cross-Linked Implants Reduce Revision Surgery Rates

A long-term follow-up study confirms that hip implants made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) substantially lower the risk of revision surgery after total hip replacement. More...
13 Aug 2018
Image: A new study claims fear of malpractice claims influence CS preferences (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Fear of Litigation Influences Caesarean Section Choice

Fear of litigation and perceived safety concerns are among the key factors influencing a decision to perform a caesarean section (CS), claims a new study. More...
09 Aug 2018
Image: A new study claims magnetic bone cement can be used to guide drugs to VCFs (Photo courtesy of UIC).

Magnetic Kyphoplasty Helps Spinal Fractures Heal

Adding magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) to surgical cement could help surgeons approximate hard to reach spinal fractures, claims a new study. More...
08 Aug 2018
Image: A new orpectomy cage system helps stabilize cervical and lumbar spine (Photo courtesy of Zavation).

Expandable Corpectomy Cage Stabilizes the Spine

An adjustable height vertebral body replacement device provides structural stability in skeletally mature patients following corpectomy or vertebrectomy. More...
02 Aug 2018
Image: A new study suggests that treating shoulder impingement arthroscopically holds no benefit (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Effects Questionable for Shoulder Impingement Arthroscopy

A new study suggests that arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) is no more effective than non-operative alternatives and exercise therapy. More...
31 Jul 2018


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