SPINE IMPLANT EVALUATION TEAM:
Surgeons on this team will evaluate a series of generic implant systems for basic fusion cases such as ACDF, PCF, TLIF and ALIF. The objective is to use a series of generic implant systems for 1-2 months each (where clinically appropriate) and rank the systems to provide data for the selection of up to three vendors as preferred Influence Healthcare vendors. To be eligible for the spine implant evaluation team, surgeons must be able to select new implant systems for use in the hospitals where they practice. Surgeons will be compensated for their evaluation services at a FMV consulting rate. Surgeons on the evaluation team will have priority for joining the spine implant design teams described below.