13 key spine surgeon Q&As on implant surface technology

Written by Shayna Korol | April 10, 2018 | Print  |

Here are 13 spine surgeon Q&As on implant surface technology.

1. Thomas Scully, MD, Tucson, Ariz.-based Northwest NeuroSpecialists, discusses which innovative spine techniques — including non-fusion technology and titanium devices — impact how he practices. He also shares the greatest challenges he faces as a spine surgeon today.

2. Salt Lake City-based orthopedic surgeon Kade Huntsman, MD, leads the Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic at St. Marks Hospital. Here are his thoughts on implant selection and patient care, nanotechnology, the potential of 3-D printing and the future of spine surgery.

3. Raphael Rey Roybal, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates in Savannah, Ga. Here are his thoughts on implant material and achieving successful fusion in spine surgery.

4. Five spine surgeons discussed how implant technology and material are likely to evolve in the future.

5. Here are three trends in spinal implant technology from Kern Singh, MD, co-founder of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute at Rush in Chicago.

6. Christian Zimmerman, MD, a neurosurgeon at Saint Alphonsus Medical Group and SAHS Neuroscience Institute in Boise, Idaho, shared his thoughts on the biggest spine technology trends moving forward.

7. William Tally, MD, a spine surgeon with Athens (Ga.) Orthopedic Clinic, discusses the biggest spine technology trends for 2018 and where implant innovation is headed.

8. D. Greg Anderson, MD, a spine surgeon with Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute and clinical director of the spine section of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, offers insight into the biggest spine technology trends for 2018 and beyond.

9. Scott Blumenthal, MD, of Plano-based Texas Back Institute, shared his thoughts on Spinal Kinetics' M6 disc and the direction he sees spinal technology headed.

10. Jocelyn Idema, DO, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Advanced Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation in Pittsburgh and Washington, Pa., discussed the biggest innovations in spinal technology.

11. Mighty Oak Medical President Heidi Frey, COO Brent Ness and Chief Technology Officer Brad Clayton shared insights on 3-D printing in spine.

12. Todd Lansford, MD, a spine surgeon with South Carolina Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, discussed the key trends in spinal technology and implant innovations today.

13. Five spine surgeons discussed key trends for spinal surgery implant material and where surface technology is headed in the future.

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