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Pain medicine: if we want to be surgeons, we must have surgical training

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to manuscript design and preparation. All authors agreed on the final draft.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests TD is a consultant for Abbott, Vertos, Axonics, Flowonix, Saluda Medical, Vertos, SpineThera, Nalu, Cornerloc, SPR Therapeutics and Vertiflex. TD is a member of the advisory board for Abbott, Flowonix, Nalu, SPR Therapeutics and Vertiflex. TD has equity options in Bioness, Vertiflex, Axonics, Vertos, SpineThera, Saluda Medical, Nalu and Cornerloc. He is a research consultant for Abbott, Mainstay Medical, Saluda, SPR Therapeutics and Vertiflex. TD has a patent pending for the DRG paddle lead with Abbott. DS is a consultant for Abbott, Flowonix, Nevro, SPR, Stimgenics, Vertiflex and Vertos. TL is a member of the advisory board for Vertos.

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