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International faculty to meet in Glasgow to discuss sport-related spinal problems

A look ahead to the three-day BritSpine meeting in April 2020, comprising of lectures, topic updates and debates As the Biennial combined spine scientific conference BritSpine approaches, after a few

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Onset of a minimally invasive era to set new possibilities for the bone cement industry

Alice Ajit Mutum, of Future Market Insights, looks at the rapidly evolving products and technologies in the bone cement industry The emergence of personalised medicine and penetration of many technologies

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Nanoscope – The next generation needle size arthroscopy system

Promotional feature Since its inception in 1981, Arthrex has been at the forefront of arthroscopic innovation, constantly challenging what is possible in the pursuit of ‘Helping Surgeons Treat Their Patients

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‘Bone in a dish’ opens new window on cancer initiation, metastasis and bone healing

Material developed at OHSU has a 3D mineral structure populated with living cells, providing a unique model to study bone function Researchers in Oregon have engineered a material that replicates

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The IMAS technique – a phase shift in the philosophy of surgery

Consultant spinal orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal London (Barts Health NHS Trust) Syed Aftab, was the first robotic spinal surgeon in the UK. Here he discusses how the IMAS technique

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Showcase of abstracts at Orthopaedic Knee Conference

This year, the speakers judged the abstracts presented on the podium at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. We take a look at the top three recognised as outstanding by the

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The truth about ‘stem cell’ injections and biological reconstruction of the knee

Ian McDermott on the issue of stem cell therapy and how some companies are wrongly claiming it as the new ‘cure-all’ for a wide range of ailments, including knee arthritis

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Money Matters – NHS to pay doctors’ tax bills

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on the surprise government move to hold on to the workforce Doctors will have their tax bills covered this year by the NHS in an emergency measure

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Robots in surgery: Essential technology or expensive toys?

In this issue of OPN, Peter Ogrodnik discusses the rise of robots in industry and invites readers to take part in a Christmas Quiz during the holiday season Before we

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Key speakers look ahead to the advances in knee surgery

Mike McNicholas welcomed delegates to the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds for the fourth Orthopaedic Knee Conference in November It may have been a dull and drizzly day in Leeds