Spine surgery

The Michigan Spine Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MSSIC) brings orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons together to study ways to improve spine surgery outcomes in Michigan.  By collecting and sharing data and discussing observations, physicians in participating hospitals are developing best practices to reduce surgical complications, improve patients’ function following spine surgery, and reduce the need for subsequent surgeries.

For more information, go to mssic.org.


  • 20% reduction in surgical site infection
  • 20% reduction in urinary retention