Feeling like the world of spinal devices is moving too fast to keep up? The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JB&JS) feels your pain and has published a free, easily readable primer on recent developments in spine surgery. They cover what devices are currently approved in the US and what evidence exists for use. Topics include:
What’s New in the Treatment of the Cervical Spine What’s New in Biologic Topics Related to the Spine What’s New in Spinal Deformity Surgery What’s New in Spinal Cord Injury What’s New in the Treatment of the Lumbar Spine Evidence-Based Orthopaedics Upcoming Meetings and Events Related to Spine Surgery
Also, a helpful summary of relevant peer-reviewed studies is provided at the end of the article if you want to get a sense of the source literature.