Andrew M. Cordover, MD
Becker's Orthopedic Review
Four spine surgeons discuss big opportunities in spine innovation and what they need in the future to provide better care.
Question: Where do you see the biggest room for innovation in spine? What do you need to provide better care that doesn't currently exist?
Responses are lightly edited for clarity and length.
Andrew Cordover, MD. Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (Birmingham, Ala.): Having improved diagnostic options (functional scanning) and newer ways to determine what disease is clinically significant would be a huge asset. We must continue to emphasis evidence-based outcomes research to maintain viable spine-care delivery. The biggest room for innovation in spine is clinical evaluation.
Roger Hartl, MD. Weill Cornell Medicine (New York City): Biologics are...
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