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Coffee Maker Inspires the Invention of New Surgical Tool

While most people use coffee as inspiration to get out of bed in the morning and start the day, one neurosurgeon and surgeon’s assistant were inspired to create a new tool for spine-fusion surgery. The Hensler Bone Press was invented by Sean Hensler after watching a French Press in action at a coffee-house. The tool allows doctors to harvest more of the patient’s bone during a procedure to use later for fusion. Erin Nicole has the story.

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