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Barricaid® featured at Annual Meeting of Spine Society of Australia

April 08, 2017

The topic of Anular Closure has been given significant ‘air time’ at Australia’s largest spine conference.

The 28th annual scientific meeting of the Spine Society of Australia took place from 7-9 April in Hobart, Tasmania. The conference attracted a large audience of spine clinicians and researchers to learn about the state of art in spinal research and care.

Barricaid and the topic of anular closure were largely addressed through 4 podium presentations as part of a strong, scientific program:

  • Preventing symptomatic reherniation and reoperation after lumbar discectomy: Superiority data from a multi-center, prospective, randomized superiority study
    Dr. Adisa Kuršumović, Deggendorf, Germany
  • Are large anular defects in lumbar discectomy patients a predictor of increased risk for recurrent herniation, as well as early readmission?
    Dr. Adisa Kuršumović, Deggendorf, Germany
  • Biomechanics of the disc, biomechanics of disc herniation and the challenge to seal the annulus
    Prof. Hans-Joachim Wilke, Ulm, Germany
  • A retrospective analysis of 13 new spinal implants, operations or investigational modalities in 35 years of spinal surgery, and how can we do this better
    Dr. Graeme Brazenor, Melbourne, Australia
    Excerpt from Conclusion section: “It is proposed that the current Barricaid spinal registry may prove to be an advance toward responsible surgical and industry behavior directed at optimal patient safety.”


Barricaid featured at Annual Meeting of Spine Society of Australia