What excites you about the future in Spine Surgery?
What excites you about the future in Spine Surgery? Spine is an interesting specialty. Currently, either an Orthopedic Surgeon or Neurosurgeon can call themselves a Spine Surgeon. Back in the day, responsibilities in the spine world were divided up between Orthopedic Surgeons (Orthopods) and Neurosurgeons (NSurg). For example, if a patient needed a fusion AND […]
How much radiation exposure do patient’s experience when undergoing spine surgery?
How much radiation exposure do patients experience when undergoing spine surgery? The explosion of spine surgery in the 1990’s through today has a lot to do with the fact Surgeons can see anatomy better! The ability to see complicated anatomy (Scoliosis, Infection, Trauma, Revision surgery) allows surgeons to more safely instrument and decompress the spine […]
Robotics and Technology in Spine Surgery – Does it help?
Robotics and Technology in Spine Surgery – does it help? As I prepare for my annual North American Spine Society meeting this September, the buzz appears to be Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics. Whether, it’s in journal advertisements or sponsorship booths, companies are touting their new technology and Surgeon Experts talk about how this device […]