The most exciting technology in spine from 11 surgeons

Becker’s Spine Review: By Alan Condon

From robotics to spinal arthroplasty and augmented reality, 11 spine surgeons discuss what technologies have the potential to make the biggest impact on the field.

Ask Spine Surgeons is a weekly series of questions posed to spine surgeons around the country about clinical, business and policy issues affecting spine care. We invite all spine surgeon and specialist responses.

Neel Shah, MD. DISC Sports & Spine Center (Newport Beach, Calif.): There are many innovations in the pipeline when it comes to orthopedic spine surgery. Currently, the most exciting technology would be motion-preserving devices in the spine. Cervical disc arthroplasty has really taken off, and long-term data continues to impress. Lumbar artificial disc replacement also seems to be coming along.

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