“Houston, we have a problem”: the difficulty of measuring outcomes in spinal surgery

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  • 1 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Miami, Florida;
  • 2 Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and
  • 3 Department of Neurological Surgery, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Michael Y. Wang: mwang2@med.miami.edu.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online December 18, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.8.SPINE201279.

Disclosures Dr. Basil: cofounder and direct stock ownership in Kinesiometrics LLC. Dr. Ghogawala: IP and shareholder in Nidus, Inc. Dr. Yoon: cofounder and direct stock ownership in Kinesiometrics LLC and Medcyclops LLC. Dr. Wang: consultant for DePuy Synthes, K2M, Stryker, and Spineology; patent holder with DePuy Synthes; direct stock ownership in ISD and Medical Device Partners; and cofounder and direct stock ownership in Kinesiometrics LLC.

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