Forminotomy

A foraminotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed to enlarge the passageway where a spinal nerve root exits the spinal canal. The term foraminotomy is derived from the medical term for a hollow passageway – foramen. The latter half of the term foraminotomy – otomy – means to remove. During a foraminotomy, the spine […]

Cervical Spondylosis and Artificial Disc Research

Cervical Spondylosis – Wear and Tear of the Cervical Spine Cervical Spondylosis is commonly referred to as degenerative “Wear and Tear”. It’s a fact of life and part of the aging process, but to dismiss it as just “Something everybody gets” is a mistake. Yes we will all have some degree of Spondylosis, but it […]

Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Cervical Spine Fusion

This is a reprint of an article released by the FDA… FDA Public Health Notification: Life-threatening Complications Associated with Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Cervical Spine Fusion Issued: July 1, 2008 Dear Healthcare Practitioner: This is to alert you to reports of life-threatening complications associated with recombinant human Bone Morphogenetic Protein (rhBMP) when used […]