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Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
Joan O'Reilly Endowed Professor in Spine Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Mummaneni is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

Dr. Praveen Mummaneni is the Director of the Cervical Spine Program, Director of the Minimally Invasvie Spine Program, Director of the Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship Program, Co-Director of the UCSF Spine Center, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Mummaneni is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He specializes in complex cervical spine surgery for C1-C2 pathologies and instability, cervicothoracic kyphosis, cervical myelopathy and in minimally invasive spine surgery for degenerative spondylolisthesis, stenosis, adult spinal kyphosis and scoliosis, spinal tumors, and spinal trauma.

Dr. Mummaneni has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America every year from 2005-2016. Furthermore, the San Francisco Chronicle named him a San Francisco Super Doctor, and Marin Magazine and Caslte Connolly have cited him as a Top Doctor.

Dr. Mummaneni received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He completed his general surgical internship at the University of California at Irvine. Dr. Mummaneni completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of California at San Francisco. During his residency, he spent one year as a visiting scholar in biomechanics at the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. Following his residency, Dr. Mummaneni completed fellowship training in Complex Spine Surgery at Emory University. During his spine fellowship, Dr. Mummaneni received advanced subspecialty training in Adult Spinal Deformity surgery at Northwestern University and with the Indiana Spine Group.

He is an active member of many prestigous spine associations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of Spine and Peripheral Nerves, and Scoliosis Research Society. He services on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques and Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals:
1. Mummaneni PV, Simon EM, Peacock WJ, Barkovich AJ: MR Artifact Mimicking a Temporal Lobe Lesion in an Epilepsy Patient. Pediatric Neurosurgery. 1999;30:203-5.

2. Mummaneni PV, Pitts LH, McCormack BM, Corroo JM, Weinstein PR: Microsurgical Treatment of Symptomatic Sacral Tarlov Cysts. Neurosurgery. 2000;47:74-78.

3. Mummaneni PV, Rosenberg WS: Spinal Chondrosarcoma Following Adenocarcinoma of the Breast. Surgical Neurology. 2000;53:580-582.

4. Mummaneni PV, Rosenberg WS, McDermott MW: Mucopolysaccharidoses and Spinal Cord Compression (Publication Comment). Neurosurgery. 2000;47:229.

5. Mummaneni PV, Rosenberg WS: Book Review of Thoracoscopic Spine Surgery. Dickman CA, Rosenthal DJ, Perin NI (eds.). Thieme, New York. 1999. Muscle and Nerve. 2000;23:1147-1148.

6. Rosenberg WS, Mummaneni PV: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technique, Complications, and Early Results. Neurosurgery. 2001;48:569-575.

7. Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Subach BR, Birch BD, Haid RW: Management of Thoracic Disc Disease. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2001;23:22:1-8.

8. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Traynelis VC, Sasso RC, Subach B, Fiore AJ, Rodts GE: Posterior Cervical Fixation Using a New Polyaxial Screw and Rod System: Technique and Surgical Results. Neurosurg Focus. 2002;12(1):Article 8.

9. Fiore AJ, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Subach BR, Mummaneni PV, Riedel CJ, Birch BD: C1 Lateral Mass Screws for Posterior Spinal Reconstruction: Technical Note and Case Series. Neurosurg Focus. 2002;12(1):Article 5.

10. Mummaneni PV, Haddock SM, Liebschner MA, Keaveny TM, Rosenberg WS: Biomechanical Evaluation of a Double-Threaded Pedicle Screw in Elderly Vertebrae. Journal of Spinal Disorders. 2002; 15:64-68.

11. Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Haid RW, Subach BR, Miller J: Current Indications and Techniques of Anterior Approaches to the Lumbar Spine. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2002: 24:10:1-8.

12. Mummaneni PV, Srinivasan JK, Haid RW, Mizuno J: Overview of Anterior Cervical Plating. Spinal Surgery (Japanese). 2002; 16(3): 207-215.

13. Subach BR, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Fiore AJ, Mummaneni PV, Petraglia CA: Fractures, Stenosis, and Sports: Guidance for Participation. Clin Neurosurg. 2002;49:518-27.

14. Mummaneni PV, Sasso RC, Haid RW: Principles of Spinal Deformity - Part 1: Evaluation of Thoracolumbar Deformity and Nonoperative Treatment Strategies. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2002; 24:19:1-9.

15. Mummaneni PV, Ondra SL, Haid RW: Principles of Spinal Deformity - Part 2: Advances in the Operative Treatment of Thoracolumbar Deformity. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2002; 24:20:1-10.

16. Mummaneni PV, Lin FJ, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Subach BR, Miller JS: Current Indications and Techniques for Anterior Approaches to the Lumbar Spine. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2002; 3(8): 57-64.

17. Mummaneni PV, Mummaneni VP, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Sasso RC: Cervical Osteotomy for the Correction of Chin on Chest Deformity in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Technical Note. Neurosurg Focus. 2003; 14(1):Article 9.

18. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Fiore AJ, Rodts GE: Posterior C1-2 Fixation Techniques: Wires, Clamps, and Screws. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2003; 25:1: 1-8.

19. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Subach BR, Rodts GE: Ventral Plus Dorsal Techniques for Thoracolumbar Arthrodesis. Techniques in Neurosurgery. 2003; 8:2:83-92.

20. Fiore AJ, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Sasso RC: C1 Lateral Mass Screws: Surgical Nuances. Techniques in Orthopedics. 2002; 17:3:1-6.

21. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Lanman T, Rodts GE: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Technical Advances. Contemporary Neurosurgery. 2003; 25:13:1-8.

22. Deutsch H, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Ondra SL Benign Sacral Tumors. Neurosurg Focus. 2003; 15(2): Article 14.

23. Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV Postlaminectomy Cervical Deformity. Neurosurg Focus. 2003; 15(3): Article 5.

24. Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gadkary C, Mummaneni PV, Rosenberg WS: Split Spinal Cord Malformation in an Elderly Patient: Case Report. Surgical Neurology. 2004; 61(2):201-203.

25. Haddock SM, Yeh OC, Mummaneni PV, Rosenberg WS, Keaveny TM: Similarity in the Fatigue Behavior of Trabecular Bone Across Site and Species. Journal of Biomechanics. 2004; 37:181-187.

26. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Chun JY, Rodts GE, Mizuno J: Posterior Cervical Fixation Combining C1/2 Transarticular Screws with Lateral Mass Screws: Technical Note. Spinal Surgery (Japanese). 2004; 18:1-7.

27. Deutsch HF, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW: Posterior Cervical Laminoplasty Using a New Plating System: Technical Note. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2004; 17:317-320.

28. Mummaneni PV, Sasso RC: Minimally Invasive, Endoscopic, Internal Thoracoplasty for the Treatment of Scoliotic Rib Hump Deformity: Technical Note. Neurosurgery. 2005; 56[ONS Suppl 2]:444.

29. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE: Lumbar Interbody Fusion: State of the Art Technical Advances. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2004; 1:24-30.

30. Mummaneni PV, Pan J, Haid RW, Rodts GE: Contribution of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 to the Rapid Creation of Interbody Fusion when Used in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fuions: A Preliminary Report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2004; 1:19-23.

31. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW: The Future in the Care of the Cervical Spine: Interbody Fusion and Arthroplasty. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2004; 2:155-159.

32. Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV. Discogenic Back Pain: The Case for Surgery. Clinical Neurosurgery. 2004; 51:277-280.

33. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE: Combined Ventral and Dorsal Surgery for Myelopathy and Myeloradiculopathy. In Press: Neurosurgery.

34. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW: Atlantoaxial Fixation: Overview of All Techniques. Neurol India. 2005; 53: 408-415.

35. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW: Operative Nuances: Transoral Odontoidectomy. Neurosurgery. 2005; 56: 1045-1050.

36. Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE The Mini-Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Neurosurgery. 2005; 57(4 Suppl): 256-261.

37. Wang J, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW Current Treatment Strategies for the Painful Lumbar Motion Segment: Posterolateral Fusion Versus Interbody Fusion. Spine. 2005; 30(16 Suppl): S33-43.

38. Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV Occipito-cervical Fixation: Long Term Results. Spine. 2005; 30:530-5.

39. Walker D, Mummaneni PV, Mizuno J, Rodts GE: Infected Vertebroplasty: Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2004; 17(6): Article 6.

40. Sasso RC, Best N, Mummaneni PV, Reilly T, Hussain S: Analysis of Operative Complications in a Series of 471 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedures. Spine. 2005; 30:670-674.

41. Boakye M, Mummaneni PV, Garrett M, Rodts GE, Haid RW: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Using Polyetheretherketone Spacer and Bone Morphogenetic Protein. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:521-525.

42. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 1: methodology for the lumbar fusion guidelines project. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:635-636.

43. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 2: assessment of functional outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:637-644.

44. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 3: assessment of economic outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:645-650.

45. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 4: radiographic assessment of lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:651-655.

46. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 5: correlation between radiographic and functional outcome. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 656-659.

47. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 6: magnetic resonance imaging and discography for patient selection for lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 660-667.

48. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 7: intractable low back pain without stenosis or spondylolisthesis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:668-670.

49. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 8: lumbar fusion for disc herniation and radiculopathy. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 671-676.

50. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 9: fusion in patients with lumbar stenosis and spondylolisthesis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005;2: 677-683.

51. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 10: fusion following decompression in patients with stenosis without spondylolisthesis. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2:684-689.

52. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 11: interbody techniques for lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 690-697.

53. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 12: pedicle screw fixation as an adjunct to posterolateral fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 698-704.

54. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 13: injection therapies for degenerative lumbar spine disease. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 705-713.

55. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 14: brace therapy as an adjunct to or substitute for lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 714-722.

56. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 15: electrophysiological monitoring and lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 732-730.

57. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 16: bone graft extenders and substitutes. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 731-734.

58. Resnick DK, Choudhri TF, Dailey AT, Groff MW, Khoo L, Matz PG, Mummaneni P, Watters WC, Wang J, Walters BC, Hadley MN: Guidelines for the performance of lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the lumbar spine. Part 17: bone growth stimulators and lumbar fusion. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2005; 2: 735-738.

59. Dhall SS, Tumialan LM, Mummaneni PV: Chance Fracture of the Second Thoracic Vertebra: Case Illustration. Journal of Trauma. 2006; 60:922.

60. Mizuno J, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Barrow D: Spontaneous Lumbar CSF Leak Causing Recurrent Subdural Hematomas: Case Report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2006; 4: 183-185.

61. Deutsch H, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Haid RW: The Decision Making Process: Allograft vs. Autograft. In Press: Neurosurgery.

62. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Robinson J: Operative Nuances: The PRESTIGE ST Cervical Arthroplasty. In Review: Neurosurgery.

63. Mummaneni PV, Walker DH, Mizuno J, Rodts GE: Infected vertebroplasty requiring 360 degrees spinal reconstruction: long-term follow-up review. Report of two cases. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2006; 5:86-89.

64. Boakye M, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Haid RW: Transoral Odontoidectomy: Lessons Learned from a 70 Case Experience. Submitted: Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

65. Mummaneni PV, Deutsch H, Mummaneni VP: Cervicothoracic Kyphosis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2006. 17: 277-87.

Editor of Textbooks:

  • Spinal Deformity: A Guide to Surgical Planning and Management
  • Handbook of Minimally Invasive and Percutaneous Spine Surgery
  • Handbook of Spine Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Surgery: Current Trends and Challenges
  • Minimally Invasive Sinal Deformity Surgery: An Evolution of Modern Techniques

Book Chapters:
1. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. IN: Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Cages, Dowels, and Grafts. pp 227-234. 2003. Eds: Haid RW, Fessler R.

2. Chun JY, Mummaneni PV, Birch BD: Cervical Pedicle Screws: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. IN: Progress in Neurosurgery: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 154-164. 2003 Eds: Haid RW, Subach BR, Rodts GE.

3. Mummaneni PV, Sasso RC, Traynelis VC, Haid RW: Cervical Lateral Mass Advances. IN: Progress in Neurosurgery: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 165-175. 2003. Eds: Haid RW, Subach BR, Rodts GE.

4. Mummaneni PV, Ondra SL, Sasso RC: Thoracolumbar Deformity Advances - Part 1: Nonoperative Treatment of Thoracolumbar Deformity. IN: Progress in Neurosurgery: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 213-224. 2003. Eds: Haid RW, Subach BR, Rodts GE.

5. Mummaneni PV, Ondra SL, Sasso RC: Thoracolumbar Deformity Advances - Part 2: Operative Treatment of Thoracolumbar Deformity. IN: Progress in Neurosurgery: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 225-239. 2003. Eds: Haid RW, Subach BR, Rodts GE.

6. Sasso RC, Mummaneni VP, Mummaneni PV: Cervical Osteotomy. IN: Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery. pp. 67-77. 2004. Eds: Zdeblick TA, Bradford DS.

7. Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Foley K. Ventral and Lateral Thoracic and Lumbar Fixation Techniques. IN: Spine Surgery Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management - 2nd Edition. pp. 1486-1503. Ed: Benzel EC.

8. Deutsch HF, Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE. Complications of Therapy: Spinal Deformity. IN: Low Grade Gliomas. Ed: Black PM, Jaaskelainen J. In Press.

9. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW, Rodts GE. Anterior Stabilization of the Cervico-thoracic Junction. IN: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 379-384. Ed: Kim D, Vaccaro A, Fessler RG.

10. Boakye M, Mummaneni P, Rodts GE, Haid RW. The Poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) Spacer. IN: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 246-249. Ed: Kim D, Vaccaro A, Fessler RG.

11. Boakye M, Mummaneni P, Rodts GE, Haid RW. C1-C2 Fixation Using the Universal Cannulated Screw System. IN: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 299-306. Ed: Kim D, Vaccaro A, Fessler RG.

12. Deutsch H, Mummaneni P, Haid RW. Resorbable Spacers for Anterior and Posterior Lumbar Fusion. IN: Advances in Spinal Stabilization. pp. 1161-1164. Ed: Kim D, Vaccaro A, Fessler RG.

13. Mummaneni PV, Lin FJ, Mummaneni VP. Management of Subdural Hematomas. IN: Medical Management of the Surgical Patient. Ed: Smith R. In Press.

14. Mummaneni PV, Mummaneni VP, Haid RW, Rodts GE. C1 Lateral Mass Fixation. IN: Operative Atlas. Ed: Wolfla C, Resnick D. In Press.

15. Mummaneni PV, Sekhon L, Haid RW. Revision Strategies for Failed Cervical Arthroplasty. IN: Spinal Arthroplasty: Preservation of Motion. Ed: Vaccaro A. In Press.

16. Walker DH, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV. Current Concepts in Spinal Fusion Versus Nonfusion. IN: Spinal Arthroplasty: Preservation of Motion. Ed: Vaccaro A. In Press.

17. Deutsch H, Haid RW, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV. New Technologies in Anterior Cervical Spine Fixation. IN: Current Concepts in Neurosurgery. 2003.

18. Tumialin L, Rauschning W, Mummaneni PV. Anatomy of the Subaxial Cervical Spine. IN: Cervical Spine Trauma. Ed: Vaccaro A. In Press.

19. Dhall S, Haid RW, Mummaneni PV. Atlanto-axial Subluxation and Dissociation. IN: Cervical Spine Trauma. Ed: Vaccaro A. In Press.

20. Boakye M, Mummaneni PV, Rodts GE, Haid RW. Treatment of Odontoid Fractures. IN: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. pp. 1729-1735. Ed: Schmidek HH, Roberts DW.

21. Deutsch H, Mummaneni PV. Distraction Extension Injuries of the Cervical Spine. IN: Pediatric and Adult Spine Trauma. Ed: Kim D. In Press.

22. Mummaneni PV, Haid RW. Transoral Odontoidectomy. IN: Craniovertebral Junction. Ed: Goel A. In Press.

23. Tumialin L, Mummaneni PV, Pan J, Rodts GE. Occipito-cervical Dissociation. IN: Cervical Spine Trauma. Ed: Vaccaro A. In Press.

24. Mummaneni PV, Deutsch H, Mummaneni VP. Cervicothoracic Kyphosis. IN: Complication Avoidance in Complex Spine Surgery: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America. Ed: Angevine PD, Parsa AT, McCormick PC. In Press.

25. Tumialin L, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fuison. IN: Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. Ed: Connolly ES, McKhann GM, Huang J, Choudhri TF, Mocco J. In Press.

26. Tumialin L, Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV. Posterior Thoracolumbar Arthrodesis. IN: Operative Techniques in Neurosurgery. Ed: Connolly ES, McKhann GM, Huang J, Choudhri TF, Mocco J. In Press.

27. Rodts GE, Mummaneni PV, Miller J. Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. IN: Operative Atlas. Ed: Wolfla C, Resnick D. In Press.

Articles Written by Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

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Cervical Spine Surgery: Will You Need Surgery for Your Neck Pain?

You may require cervical spine surgery to address your neck pain. Expert-written article explaining all surgical techniques in clear language.

Spondylosis (Spinal Arthritis): Reduce Back and Neck Pain

Most cases of spondylosis (also called spinal arthritis and spinal osteoarthritis) are mild and can be treated with non-surgical treatments. This article covers common symptoms and treatments for spondylosis.

Non-surgical Treatment of Spondylosis (Spinal Osteoarthritis)

Spondylosis is osteoarthritis of the spine. The symptoms may vary from mild and episodic to aggressive and painfully chronic. Fortunately, most people with spinal osteoarthritis do not need surgery. Many of the common nonoperative treatments are featured below.

Anterior Cervical Fixation: Plating

Anterior cervical plating enhances arthodesis (fusion) after discectomy.

Anterior Cervical Spine Fixation: Material Technologies

The most commonly available polymer is polyetheretherketone (PEEK). The PEEK graft replacements are stronger than bone but they are softer and less likely to cause the adjacent bone to collapse.

New Technologies in Anterior Cervical Spine Fixation

Recent advances in several different fields are significantly impacting anterior cervical spine fixation. Material engineering has developed several types of new materials to replace traditionally used bone products and titanium.

Case Studies Presented by Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD

L5-S1 Spondylolisthesis in a Young Female, Previous Gymnast

Presented by: P. Mummaneni MD
A 33-year-old female presented with bilateral low back and leg pain, with no prior medical history. She had been an active gymnast until her late teens.

Back and Leg Pain in a 47-year-old

Presented by: P. Mummaneni MD

The patient is taking oral morphine and hydrocodone for pain control. However back and radicular leg pain persists.

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Honoraria: DePuy Spine and Globus Medical. Royalties: DePuy Spine*, QMP (*Excludes products implanted by Dr. Mummaneni/his partners) Other Financial Support: DePuy Spine, Quality Medical Publishers, Thieme Publishers
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