Surgery

Researchers seek to decode the mechanics of the lower vertebrae

Thanks to a collaboration with the Balgrist University Hospital and University of Pittsburgh, Empa is beginning to decode the mechanics of the lower vertebrae. Researchers would like be able to reveal how wear and tear comes ...

Health

Unusual pattern of spine injuries from jet crash

Many survivors of Saturday's jet crash in San Francisco have a surprising pattern of spine injuries that a doctor says shows how violently they were shaken despite wearing seat belts.

Medical research

Researchers make breakthrough in arthritis research

Researchers at Western University have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of a common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.

Surgery

Customized disc implant end plates up load distribution

(HealthDay)—Customizing the end plate geometry of intervertebral disc implants correlates with improved load distribution and stiffness, according to a study published online Oct. 29 in The Spine Journal.

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