5 spine surgeons pioneering novel procedures — Drs. Justin Brown, Dror Paley & more

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From awake spine surgery to an innovative motion preservation technique, here are five spine surgeons making headlines in the past month for performing novel procedures:

Justin Brown, MD, of Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a surgical technique that can reverse paralysis in some neurologic patients.

Muhammad Abd-El-Barr, MD, PhD, is offering awake spinal fusion to patients at Duke Spine Center in Durham, N.C. He was the first surgeon at Duke to perform the procedure and has established a virtual study group to share procedural best practices.

Todd Lanman, MD, published research detailing the successful outcome of restorative motion surgery, which allows patients to regain motion and mobility that they had prior to a cervical spinal fusion.

Dror Paley, MD, became the first spine surgeon to use NuVasive's Precice Plating system designed for complex limb reconstruction procedures.

Joseph Cox, MD, was reportedly the first surgeon in Mississippi to perform the prone transpsoas technique, a minimally invasive procedure that implants a spacer between the vertebrae to improve space for the nerve roots.

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