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Surgical Skin Closure / Courtesy: Jack Farr, M.D. , David A. Fisher, M.D., and OrthoIndy
Surgical Skin Closure / Courtesy: Jack Farr, M.D. , David A. Fisher, M.D., and OrthoIndy

Zippers Instead of Sutures? This is Cool.

Two physicians from OrthoIndy, with no financial ties to the manufacturer, have been “zipping” instead of sewing for a while. Patients seem to like it better—including one patient who is both one of the physicians and co-author of this article. This is pretty cool stuff.

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Remember Artificial Disc Replacement?

Artificial Disc Replacement /Courtesy of the companies whose implant images are used.
Artificial Disc Replacement /Courtesy of the companies whose implant images are used.

Could cervical disc replacements be the most clinically and economically successful implant that no one pays attention to? After nearly a decade of clinical experience, the data is proving to be even more supportive of cervical total disc arthroplasty (C-TDA). Dom Coric, M.D. and Jack Zigler, M.D. presented fascinating, long-term C-TDA data at Castellvi’s Duck Key meeting. Here it is.