Spine surgeon helps develop implant to relieve spinal compression


Stephen Smith, MD, and Ryan Roeder, PhD, collaborated to create a newly FDA approved spine implant, NBC affiliate WNDU reported Oct. 12.

Dr. Smith, a spine surgeon with South Bend, Ind.-based Beacon Medical Group, and Dr. Roeder, founder of HAPPE Spine, developed an implant to relieve spinal compression.

Dr. Smith completed four cases with the device so far.

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