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Innovations That Have Significantly Impacted Spine Care

Posted on: August 15th, 2023 by Our Team

Becker’s Spine Review recently asked spine surgeons, “Which innovations have changed the way spine care is delivered?” See their answers, and those of their colleagues nationwide, in this recent feature.

Kern Singh, M.D., Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, Chicago: “Without a doubt the three biggest innovations in my spinal career over the last 10 years have been bone morphogenetic protein, lateral spine surgery and a tubular retractor. BMP has changed how we accomplish spinal fusions with much more predictability. Lateral spine surgery has allowed us to address even the most complex cases from an outpatient perspective and a tubular retractor has allowed us uncompromised visualization with minimally invasive surgical procedures.”

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At A Glance

Dr. Kern Singh

  • Minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgeon
  • Inventor and surgeon innovator with multiple patents in spinal surgery and instrumentation
  • Author of more than 10 textbooks in minimally invasive spinal surgery
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