August 16th, 2017

The North Carolina Spine Society will be holding their annual meeting this weekend here in Charlotte.  The goals of their meeting are to “educate and facilitate discussion on innovative surgical techniques, including robotic spine surgery, and to facilitate discussion on current outcome metrics as it relates to quality and value in spine care.”1

In collaboration with OrthoCarolina physicians, OCRI is excited to share our research projects that will be highlighted at the conference.  Listed are the project titles and the presenter for that project:



  • Assessment of Robotic Guided Instrumentation: Accuracy, Learning Curve, and Revisions  Presenting: Todd M. “Matt” Chapman, Jr., MD
  • A Patient Specific Screw Guide System: A Quantitative Analysis of Safety and Efficacy  Presenting: Bruce Darden, MD
  • Is There Value in Retrospective 90-Day Bundle Payment Models for Lumbar Spine Fusion Procedures?   Presenting: Susan Odum, PhD
  • Radiographic Sagittal Alignment in the Asymptomatic Elderly: What is Normal for Age?  Presenting: Brad Segebarth, MD
  • Is There an Association between Patients’ Expectations and Satisfaction Scores in an Outpatient Setting? Presenting: Susan Odum, PhD