Here are four spine surgeons who performed novel procedures in the past month:
Daniel Sciubba, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, performed the first tumor resection with a new augmented reality system from Augmedics, an AR surgical image guidance startup.
Chicago-based Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush surgeon Frank Phillips, MD, also performed a minimally invasive spine surgery with the Augmedics AR system on a patient with severe back pain and limited mobility.
Spine surgeon Pierce Nunley, MD, performed the first procedure in a clinical trial examining the efficacy of a posterior cervical stabilization system in patients with three-level degenerative disc disease.
Steven Zielinski, MD, was reportedly the first spine surgeon in the U.S. to perform a lumbar spinal fusion that fuses two biocompatible polymer stabilization devices.