A new study published in Spine examines single and multilevel artificial disc replacement procedures in the outpatient setting.
Burnsville, Minn.-based Inspired Spine is continuing to operate on patients at risk for permanent neurological damage as resource-strapped hospitals cancel back and neck surgeries considered elective, according to a March 20 announcement.
Three recent spine ASC programs and center openings:
The first successful ASC-based spine surgery in the metropolitan area of Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., took place March 4.
The new Southeastern Spine Institute facility in Mount Pleasant, S.C., is almost ready for operational use, according to Novus Architects, a firm working on the project.
Three spine ASCs recently opened or announced:
Dwight Tyndall, MD, is offering minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery at a new ASC in Northwest Indiana, according to Get Healthy magazine.
Scott Boden, MD, is chair of the Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center, both based in Atlanta. Here he shares his thoughts on the future of outpatient orthopedics.