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Components of the Spine: Vertebrae

May 30, 2014
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The spine is a long vertical structure stretching from the base of the skull down to the pelvic region. The functions of the spine include supporting the weight of the upper body, supplying posture, and protecting the spinal cord from damage. There are a number of structures […]

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Tight Rope Anchor Suspension: Who is a good candidate?

May 9, 2014
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The joint in the thumb is one of the most common places to develop arthritis, in part because of how frequently it is used and also because it endures more pressure than other joints when the hand is used. Arthritis of the thumb is more common among women […]

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What is a tight rope anchor suspension

May 2, 2014
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Tight rope anchor suspension is used for treatment of arthritis of the thumb. It is created by making a small incision at the base of the thumb to remove the trapezium bone, which is the cause of the arthritic pain. Next, small holes are drilled at the base […]

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Minimally Invasive Procedures: METRx Tubes

March 7, 2014
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Though many have never heard of METRx tubes, they are very useful tool in minimally invasive surgical techniques. These narrow tubes provide an option for a spine surgeon to access the spine through 18-22mm incisions, eliminating the need to disturb or cut through ligaments, muscles and bone […]

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