Andrew M. Cordover, MD
Becker's Orthopedic Review
Andrew Cordover, MD, a spine surgeon with Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Ala., discusses the key technology trends for 2019.
Question: What emerging technology or technique do you think will have the biggest impact on the spine field five years from now?
Dr. Andrew Cordover: I believe image-guidance technology (intraoperative imaging) and biologics will have the biggest impact on the spine field five years from now. Currently, the cost of image guidance can be intimidating to hospitals and surgery centers. As this technology advances with consequent reduction in cost, this will help clear the economic hurdle and allow for this technology to gain more universal acceptance. On the biologics front, there will have to be more accountability with spending and outcomes with resultant improved patient care.
Q: What do you think will fade or disappear from the spine field over the next few years?
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