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How will orthopedic spine surgery change over the next?20 years?

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Dr. Stan Lee
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vastly

There is tremendous variability in opinion between spine surgeons.
The frequency of spine surgery has increased several fold in the past decade without significant improvement in outcomes. For a major surgical procedure such as spine surgery, the criteria will need to be better standardized and the value clearly defined, with today's increasing emphasis on value based purchasing of healthcare.

In brief: Vastly

There is tremendous variability in opinion between spine surgeons.
The frequency of spine surgery has increased several fold in the past decade without significant improvement in outcomes. For a major surgical procedure such as spine surgery, the criteria will need to be better standardized and the value clearly defined, with today's increasing emphasis on value based purchasing of healthcare.
Dr. Stan Lee
Dr. Stan Lee
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Vastly

Most likely there will be less surgery and more intercebtion with gene therapy and more mibimally invasive surgery.
Better education of the public as to prevention of spine problems will aslo alter tge picture.

In brief: Vastly

Most likely there will be less surgery and more intercebtion with gene therapy and more mibimally invasive surgery.
Better education of the public as to prevention of spine problems will aslo alter tge picture.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Future back surgery

Your guess is as good as mine.
Anticipate the biologycal restoration of the disc, less fusion and more restoration procedures .Stem cells procedure will done more often.

In brief: Future back surgery

Your guess is as good as mine.
Anticipate the biologycal restoration of the disc, less fusion and more restoration procedures .Stem cells procedure will done more often.
Dr. Pietro Seni
Dr. Pietro Seni
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