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  • Durotomy: A common complication of spinal surgery and an important factor in some malpractice cases

    Incidental durotomy small tears of the outer membrane of the spinal cord are a common occurrence in spinal surgery, and may lead to litigation. Most malpractice cases associated with dural tear end in a ruling in favor of the surgeon, reports a study in the journal Spine.

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  • Sensor-enhanced surgical robot enables highly precise and safe spinal operations

    Researchers from the University of Bern, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology develop a high-precision, sensor-based surgical robot for spinal operations together with industry partners.

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – How to Know if You May Need Surgery

    Most people who use their hands regularly, especially those who do repetitive movements like typing, experience pain and discomfort caused by carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition in which there is pressure on the median nerve, the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand. It can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or muscle damage in the hand and fingers.

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  • Heavy Lifting at the Holidays – Be Sure to Protect Your Back

    The last few months of the year always seem to be the busiest. From traveling and shopping to decorating and dealing with changing weather, there are many different opportunities for you to hurt yourself if you’re not careful. Be especially careful of lifting heavy objects alone such as suitcases, large gifts or boxes of decorations. It’s always seems easier to just heft it by yourself, but you only increase the chance of seriously injuring yourself if you do not take proper precautions.

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  • Chronic Pain Treatment

    Acute pain is something that you feel as a normal reaction by the nervous system to alert you to possible injury. If you put your hand on a hot stove, you will experience acute pain to tell you to beware of the danger of burning. This type of pain goes away as the injury heals.

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  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • The Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • North American Skull Base Society
  • North American Spine Society