Becker's reported on four key spine studies so far in January:
1. Tools with haptic interfaces can be an efficient tool for preventing complications when drilling into the bone near spinal nerves and organs, a study in Scientific Reports found.
2. Treating spinal stenosis with surgery instead of opting for conservative approaches is linked with lower two-year mortality rates and lower costs, according to a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
3. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion patients who have lengths of stay less than 45 hours saw better outcomes, according to a study published in the International Journal of Spine Surgery.
4. Orthobiologics company DiscGenics shared data supporting its IDCT (rebonuputemcel) allogeneic discogenic progenitor cell therapy for lumbar degenerative disc disease.