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Columbus Dispatch: Engineering, medicine merge to solve back pain

The left side of a big screen displays a simulation of someone’s poor, gnarled spine, a tumor glommed onto a vertebra, chewing it into uselessness. But to the right? A simulation of the same spine - this one with the repairs ultimately performed by a surgeon. “The patient walked out cancer-free,” said Greg Knapik, a senior researcher at Ohio State University’s Spine Research Institute.

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