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‘Spine Surgery Seems to Be in a Golden Age’: The Trends Generating the Most Buzz

From motion-preserving techniques to advanced navigation technologies, there are multiple emerging trends in spine surgery.


Several spine surgeons shared the trends that have their attention.


Question: What trends in spine surgery excite you most?


Todd Lanman, MD. ADR Spinal Restoration Center (Beverly Hills, Calif.): Spine surgery seems to be in a golden age right now, especially with advancements in artificial discs and expanded indications for ADR. Revising a fusion with an artificial disc was unheard of ten years ago, and now we are seeing them all the time. Same with three- and four-level artificial disc. Restoring a patient’s spinal mobility or keeping them from living a life with a four-level fusion is an exciting trend that I believe will become the new normal.



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