7 spine, neurosurgeons making the news


Here are seven spine surgeons making the news.

Harel Deutsch, MD, associate professor at the department of neurosurgery at Rush University in Chicago and co-director of the Rush Spine Center, provided his insight on how to tackle the opioid crisis.

Stephen Kalhorn, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, discussed innovations in spine, how to tackle the opioid epidemic and more.

Jaren Riley, MD, of Denver-based Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children performed the state's first vertebral body tethering procedure on an 11-year-old child.

Three spine surgeons — Jeremy S. Smith, MD, Brian Gantwerker, MD, and Issada Thongtrangan, MDdiscussed what patient characteristics they consider important when deciding whether to perform a surgery in the outpatient setting.

Seth Grossman, MD, of Englewood, N.J.-based The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, implanted Aesculap Implant Systems' activL Artificial Disc in a patient to address chronic lower back pain, 

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