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EVENTS MAY 2019

17-18 May 2019, MIS Spine surgery cadaver lab course; Oswestry

Convenor:                           Mr Birender Balain Venue:                                 Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire Target Audience:             Newly appointed Spinal Consultants and Spinal Fellows Aim:                                       This 1 ½ day course is

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Protocol reduces opioid use in spinal surgery patients

A novel “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) protocol developed by Penn Medicine for patients undergoing spinal and peripheral nerve surgery significantly reduced opioid use. A new study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery:

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Spinal cord is ‘smarter’ than previously thought

It is well known that the circuits in this part of our nervous system, which travel down the length of our spine, control seemingly simple things like the pain reflex

EVENTS MAY 2019

20-21 May 2019, Advanced MRI and CT imaging workshop: nerves, metal and more; Oswestry

Venue:                                 Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Target Audience:             Consultant Radiologists (Musculoskeletal and neuro), senior radiology registrars Convenor:                           Dr Radhesh Lalam, Dr Prudencia Tyrrell Content:                              Intensive course will cover

EVENTS MAY 2019

10-11 May 2019, Cadaveric Musculoskeletal Interventional Course; Oswestry

Venue:                                 Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital Target Audience:             Consultant Radiologists, Radiology Registrars, Senior Radiographers, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rheumatologists, General Practitioners with musculoskeletal interest, Musculoskeletal Sonographers, Sports Physicians, Extended Scope

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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed

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InHealth strengthens long-term imaging partnership with Canon Medical Systems

InHealth, a UK provider of diagnostic and healthcare solutions to the NHS and independent sector, has selected Canon Medical Systems UK to replace and expand its range of CT scanners.

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Could a sedentary lifestyle help to beat osteoporosis?

The effects on osteoporosis of prolonged periods of sitting – and the potential impact of less sedentary behaviour – are being explored in research led at the University of Strathclyde.