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 Spine Goes Mobile with New iPad App

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AAOS Attendees Invited to View and Try 'Spine for the iPad®'

San Francisco, CA (February 8, 2012) – The top-cited, most trusted peer reviewed journal in spinal deformity and dysfunction is now available in a new mobile edition with the launch of Spine for the iPad®.  Spine is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

The new Spine iPad app will be unveiled today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco. "The orthopedists, neurosurgeons, and other professionals who read our journal are challenged to keep up with all the new research and information they need to provide top-quality care for their patients with spinal disorders," comments Dr James N. Weinstein, Editor in Chief of Spine. "Spine for the iPad® is designed to help meet that challenge by giving readers full access to current and past issues, whenever and wherever they need it."

Essential Content Combined with New Digital Features
The new iPad edition uses optimized digital technology to provide a print-like reading experience. Spine for the iPad presents the full contents of each issue combined with enhanced features for a more engaging experience, such as multimedia videos and images, the ability to share articles and content via email or social media channels, and new issue alerts.  It also includes links to Spine online to view supplemental material, including Featured Articles, Published Ahead-of-Print, and Archived Issues—back to the first issue in 1976.

Spine for the iPad app is now available for download from the iTunes App Store.  All users will have free full content to the current issue.  After the free introductory period, subscribers will continue to enjoy full access via a simple login process.  Each issue will be posted on the same schedule as the current online and print editions. In addition to regular biweekly issues, readers will also be able to access forthcoming special-topic supplements using Spine for the iPad.

AAOS Attendees are Among the First to Read Spine for the iPad
Surgeons attending the AAOS Annual Meeting are invited to stop by the Wolters Kluwer Health booth (#5461) in the Exhibition Hall to see and try out Spine for the iPad®.  The February 1 issue of Spine is the first available for the iPad.  Highlights include a new basic science paper on production of inflammatory cytokines by degenerated disks, a clinical report on the use of bone morphogenetic protein for spinal fusion in older adults, and a series of new papers on surgery for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

"Every issue of Spine brings important new papers on the diagnostic and clinical management of complex spinal disorders, as well as important information related to the basic sciences and biomechanics of the spine," Dr Weinstein adds. "We think our readers are really going to appreciate the way Spine for the iPad app helps them to identify, access, and share that information."

About Spine
Recognized internationally as the leading journal in its field, Spine (www.spinejournal.com) is an international, peer-reviewed, bi-weekly periodical that considers for publication original articles in the field of spine. It is the leading subspecialty journal for the treatment of spinal disorders. Only original papers are considered for publication with the understanding that they are contributed solely to Spine.  According to the latest ISI Science Citation Impact Factor, Spine ranks highest among general orthopaedic journals and subspecialty titles.

About Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) is a leading international publisher for healthcare professionals and students with nearly 300 periodicals and 1,500 books in more than 100 disciplines publishing under the LWW brand, as well as content-based sites and online corporate and customer services.

LWW is part of Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Wolters Kluwer Health is part of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company with 2010 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.7 billion).

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