Monday, 31 August 2015

Back Pain Sufferers treated by Laser Surgery Breakthrough

An innovation, a laser procedure that help patients with herniated disks find more relief than those who have traditional back surgery, a top pain expert says. Herniated disks, a degeneration of cushiony tissue between spinal bones, can cause too much pain and limb numbness. It is a common problem that often comes with aging.

Conventionally, open back surgery was executed to remove the disk. However, minimally invasive procedures have been recognized popularly, says Sukdeb Datta, M.D., medical director of the Datta Endoscope Back Surgery and Pain Center, which operates 10 offices in New York and New Jersey. Minimally invasive procedures are superior to back surgery for several reasons, Dr. Datta told Newsmax Health. They are less painful, have need of less recovery time, and are less likely to interrupt nerves in the foramina, the canals that hold the nerves in the spinal column. 

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

5 Key Points on Global Spine Surgery Device Market seeing Double-Digit Growth

Modernization, clinical developments and economics all of these add to the growing spine surgery device market, according to a MedMarket Diligence report, "Global Market for Medical Device Technologies in Spine Surgery, 2014-2021."

Here are five key points:

1. The global device market for cervical fusion, thoracolumbar implants, MIS spine fusion, interbody fusion and orthobiologics increases in at $9.7 billion.

2. Improved knowledge of spinal biomechanics, growth in spinal instrumentation devices, advancement in bone fusion techniques, more anterior approaches to the spine and the development of minimally invasive methods and robotics have all added to the growing spine surgery device market over the last few decades.

3. Because of these progress, every segment of the spine can now be alleviated.

4. Spine fusion is leading the market as the fastest growing sector.

5. The Asia-Pacific and Central/Latin America areas are subjected to the fastest growth in spine surgery, with spine fusion growth in these areas in the double-digits.

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