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Spinal Fusion Incision Size and Tissue Trauma (Infographic)

The incision size and tissue trauma for spinal fusion varies depending on the surgical approach used. This infographic compares L5-S1 fusion procedures. [pdf-embedder url="https://www.trans1.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/incisionANDtrauma_Final.pdf" title="Incision...

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TranS1 Named Denver’s “Most Innovative Workplace”

TranS1 was recognized at The Millennial Weekend Denver 80/95 Awards, as the “Most Innovative Workplace in Denver.”  The award was presented by the Denver Post on August 17 and acknowledged TranS1 for “fostering innovation and creativity...to millennial employees and...

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Spondylolisthesis: Overview, Symptoms, and Treatment

What is Spondylolisthesis? Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that occurs when one of the bones in the spine slides over the bone directly below it. A number of small joints keep the vertebrae aligned while still permitting them to move. When there is a defect...

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Spinal Stenosis: Overview, Symptoms, and Treatment

Photo: Brain and Spine Clinic What is Spinal Stenosis? Spinal stenosis, most common in adults aged 60 and over, is the narrowing of the canal that surrounds the spinal cord. This narrowing can be caused by a number of conditions, including arthritis, joint...

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Degenerative Disc Disease: Overview, Symptoms and Treatment

Overview The term Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) has been on the rise and is used to describe a variety of natural developments brought on by aging and general wear on the spinal discs, although it is not really a disease at all. While this condition is mainly linked...

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Questions to ask your surgeon before spinal fusion surgery

Lumbar spinal fusion surgery can be very effective for treating lower back pain. As discussed in a recent blog post, orthopedic surgeons fuse together the painful vertebrae into one solid bone to repair the injured vertebrae. By fusing these small bones together,...

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Examining the Hidden Medical Problems and Back Pain of JFK

John F. Kennedy’s medical problems were widely overlooked and unreported during his presidency, yet he faced serious chronic ailments such as the outright degeneration of his lumbar spine. More than 50 years after his death, John F. Kennedy remains one of America’s...

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The Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine

The spine is comprised of three segments that create the natural curves of your back, which contribute to our balance and posture. The first segment, the cervical spine, begins at the base of the skull and ends near the upper chest. The second segment of the spine is...

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A Surgeon’s Perspective on AxiaLIF+: Dr. William Tobler

Dr. William Tobler is a neurosurgeon based in Cincinnati, OH at The Mayfield Brain and Spine Clinic.  He has over 30 years of experience, and his main areas of expertise include: minimally invasive spine surgery (including discectomy, spinal fusion, decompression, and...

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The History of Spine Surgery

Though many of us are familiar with the major advancements in medicine over the years (e.g., the development of anesthesia, X-rays and implants), the history of spine surgery and its evolution over the years is a less familiar story. Treatment for spinal disorders...

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Meet the New TranS1

Meet the new TranS1. Since being revived under new management in 2015, TranS1 has assembled a new team of experts in spinal fusion that carry the mission of crafting innovative products that solve spinal pathologies - leading to excellent patient outcomes with minimal...

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