October 2013 Issue of Becker's Spine Review

Orthopedics & Spine Review


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The Future of Spine Surgeon Employment: Q&A With Dr. Gunnar Andersson of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Gunnar B. J. Andersson, MD, PhD, is the vice president and treasurer of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. Click to continue »


13 Strategies for Spine Surgeons to Improve Clinic Efficiency

Every medical practice strives for efficiency, but there are several potential roadblocks that can derail the ideal, smoothly-run clinic. Click to continue »


92 Spine Surgeon Inventors & Innovators to Know

Here are 88 spine surgeons who have invented and innovated devices for spine surgery. Click to continue »


Publisher’s Letter


How to Move the Spine Field Forward: Q&A With Dr. Lawrence Lenke

Lawrence Lenke, MD, Chief of Spinal Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Professor of Neurological Surgery, discusses the biggest challenges and opportunities in spine surgery today and where the specialty is headed in the future. Click to continue »


Advance Spine Through Leadership in Professional Societies: Q&A With Rothman Institute President Dr. Todd Albert

Todd J. Albert, MD, is the president of the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, as well as the Richard H. Rothman Professor and chairman of the department of orthopedics at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals. Click to continue »


6 Spine Surgeon Honors & Awards

Rick Sasso, MD, is the 2013 recipient of the St. Vincent Health Research Symposium Career Achievement in Research Award. Click to continue »


5 Areas for Spine Surgeon Leaders to Pave the Way Today From Dr. Richard Wohns

Richard Wohns, MD, JD, MBA, founder of NeoSpine in the Puget Sound Region, Washington, discusses five areas where spine surgeon leaders must focus their guiding attention in the future. Click to continue »


7 Access to Care Issues for Spine Patients & How Surgeons Can Overcome Them

Several factors impact access to spine care. As the aging population increases along with life expectancy, the medical field will see a diminishing number of back pain specialists and spine surgeons to care for patients. Click to continue »


8 Predictions on the Future of Spine Surgery Innovation

Hyun BaeMD, co-director of the spine fellowship program at Cedars-Sinai Spine Center in Los Angeles, gives eight predictions on how spine surgeons will interact with device companies and impact innovation in the future. Click to continue »


What Is the Future of Biologics in Spine? 4 Surgeons Discuss

Here four spine surgeons weigh in on the future of biologics in spine. Click to continue »


5 Questions to Ask Before Transitioning Spine Cases to Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Linda Sanchez serves as both the practice director at the Center for Spine Care in Dallas and as the administrator for the Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the center’s affiliated ambulatory surgical center, managed and co-owned by Meridian Surgical Partners, LLC. Click to continue »


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