Archive for May 2017

Presentation on SUcceSS Trial: SUrgery for Spinal Stenosis – Wednesday 24 May 2017

Presentation on SUcceSS Trial: SUrgery for Spinal Stenosis – Wednesday 24 May 2017
The next Clinical & Research Meeting will feature the following presentation: 
 
SUcceSS trial: Randomised Placebo-controlled surgical trial on lumbar spinal stenosis’ by David Anderson, PhD candidate, Principal Physiotherapist at Sydney Spine Institute
 
This NHMRC-funded trial will be the world’s first to elucidate the treatment effect of decompression spinal surgery for central spinal canal stenosis. 160 people with symptomatic central lumbar spinal canal stenosis, who have failed to respond to a course of conservative care, will be randomly allocated to receive either decompressive surgery or placebo surgery. The trial will be conducted in Sydney and Melbourne with leading spine surgeons. Two SSI associates (David Anderson and A/Prof James van Gelder) are involved in the study with David Anderson being the PhD student and A/Prof van Gelder an advisor and participating surgeon.
 
 
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Smart pillow developed with the assistance of Sydney Spine Institute clinicians among top 25 ideas in MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Smart pillow developed with the assistance of Sydney Spine Institute clinicians among top 25 ideas in MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Faculty of Engineering and IT first-year PhD student Suri Susilo recently took part in the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, an intensive week-long new ventures leadership program attracting young entrepreneurs across the globe.

Suri was able to thrive in the program and her business idea – a “smart” pillow system to optimise spine neutrality – was chosen as one of the top 25 ideas, securing her a coveted spot as ‘CEO’ in the program. Suri has been developing her product with clinical assistance from the Sydney Spine Institute.

With real-world experience and a new start-up company under her belt, she is now progressing her smart pillow concept through a PhD, also in biomedical engineering.

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Biomedical Engineering Innovations II

Biomed students with SSI clinicians at Biomed Innovations 2015

 

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