Three orthopedic and spine surgeons participated in a panel titled "ASCs, Orthopedics and Spine – The Next 5 Years" on June 18 as part of the Becker's Spine, Orthopedic and Pain Management-Driven ASC + the Future of Spine virtual event.
The surgeons addressed how their practices are recovering from the pandemic and their projections for the future. Here is an excerpt from the discussion about the technology that will be most essential for orthopedics and spine in the future.
Click here to view the full panel on-demand as well as access several other fireside chats, panels and workshops during the event.
Bert Mandelbaum, MD. Co-Chair of Medical Affairs at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute and Co-Director of Sports Medicine in Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Los Angeles): The use of virtual medicine is going to be a tool as we confront the consumer. We had meetings talking about using virtual medicine on initial contact with patients. … When you couple virtual medicine with the use of robotics, including arthroplasty, and look at some of the other issues such as orthobiologics and new technology going forward, I think the real opportunity for us to evolve our field and improve outcomes as we go forward. The use of the ASC, the use of robots in ASCs, doing spinal surgery with microscopes and orthobiologics are really the next step in innovation going forward. I think it's an exciting future.
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