About this Research Topic
The discipline of spine surgery has been rapidly evolving over the past 10 years with patient outcomes improving as a result of implementing innovation and new technologies such as minimally invasive surgery, motion preserving technologies, enhanced biologics and more. In tandem with this backdrop, the primary purpose of this Research Topic is to review spine technologies and innovations that have proven beneficial, and some that have not, along with some potential newer concepts.
Our additional aims are are to provide an editorial context for innovations and new technologies which have provided value in spine surgery and timely, topical review papers or novel research. Indeed, there are many promising new technologies such as robotics and additive manufacturing that have potential to provide even more value to patients requiring spine surgery.
The Research Topic welcomes reviews of proposed new technologies such as resorbable polymer implants that have not demonstrated long-term performance value for patients and it will include review articles and original research, covering topics relevant to:
• Additive Manufacturing and patient specific implants
• Spine related biomaterials and novel biologics
• Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
• Motion Preserving Implants
• Image guidance, Imaging, and preoperative planning
• Deformity correction implants and treatment algorithms
Keywords: Spine Surgery, Spine Implants, New Technology, Innovation
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