Trends in spine surgery - the perfect storm

Allen Carl, Alok D. Sharan, William Lavelle

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Spine surgery has evolved considerably over the past few decades. Advances in spinal surgery are affected by direct experience coupled with political, regulatory and societal issues. An overview of how these developments have evolved along with the current challenges and future directions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Musculoskeletal Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012



  • Spinal innovations
  • Spinal surgery developments
  • Spinal surgery trends

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Carl, A., Sharan, A. D., & Lavelle, W. (2012). Trends in spine surgery - the perfect storm. European Musculoskeletal Review, 7(4), 237-239.