Becker's Spine Review

Becker's May/June 2022 Spine Review

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May-June 2022 • Vol. 2022 No. 3 Robots keeping the next generation of spine surgeons out of ASCs Robotics is growing among spine surgeons, and fellows are learning to use the technology for more precise outcomes. But if they become too reliant on robotics for spine surgery, the transition to ASCs could be problematic. The toughest decisions spine surgeons have to make From dealing with serious postoperative complications to choosing the right practice partners and learning when to say no, five spine surgeons detail the most difficult decisions they've had to make in their careers. continued on page 44. continued on page 21. continued on page 20. THE SPINE TECH SURGEONS SAY WILL EXPLODE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS Regenerative medicine, patient-specific implants and artificial intelligence continue to gather momentum in the spine field, but robotics and augmented reality are the technologies surgeons expect to become more prominent in the next five years. 65+ STORIES INSIDE 23 spine device companies to watch p. 38 1 9 T H A N N U A L Spine, Orthopedic & Pain Management-Driven ASC + The Future of Spine Conference June 16-18, 2022 | Swissotel Chicago SAVE THE DATE IN THIS ISSUE: TikTok spine surgery: Dr. Chester Donnally's winning formula p. 22 11 spine medtech CEOs: Who gets paid the most? p. 41 Cost of total disc replacement in the 30 largest US cities p. 9 The best career advice 6 spine surgeons received p. 27 40+ of the largest orthopedic groups in the US by number of physicians p. 36 Walmart's latest partnership pushes retailer into spine care p. 10 Degeneration less likely with disc replacement than spinal fusion, study says p. 14

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