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Ralph F Rashbaum, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX

About Ralph F Rashbaum, MD

Ralph F. Rashbaum, MD is an orthopaedic spine surgeon and co-founder of the Texas Back Institute in Plano, TX.

Dr. Rashbaum received his medical degree and graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL. He completed his internship and surgical residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. At the University Hospital of Cleveland, in Cleveland, OH, Dr. Rashbaum completed his residency and separate post-residency training in the Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Thereafter, he advanced his knowledge, skills, and experience under the tutelage of Dr. Richard Rothman and Frederick Simone at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.          

Dr. Rashbaum is a member of many prestigious medical organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Pain Society, International Association for the Study of Pain, and North American Spine Society. He is also a member of many local and state associations, including the Dallas Orthopaedic Foundation, Dallas County Pharmaceutical Society, Dallas/Ft. Worth Rheumatism Society, North Texas Spine Society, and Texas Pain Society.  

Articles Written by Ralph F Rashbaum, MD

What Is Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)?

In order to be classified as failed back surgery syndrome, there has to be a correlation between the surgical event and the failure to improve as a direct result of the surgery.

Treatment for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

In this segment, Dr. Rashbaum explains his approach to proper patient care when back surgery is not successful.

Spine Surgeons’ Role in Preventing Failed Back Syndrome

Dr. Ralph Rashbaum, an orthopaedic surgeon answers the question, "Do all roads lead back to the operating room when it comes to failed back surgery?"

Non-Operative Interventions for Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Ralph Rashbaum, MD, and orthopaedic spine surgeon answers questions posed by SpineUniverse about failed back surgery syndrome. In this segment, Dr. Rashbaum explains when surgery is not elective and important considerations for both patients and surgeons.

Causes of Failed Back Surgery Are Multifactorial

"How can surgeons reduce the risk for failed back surgery syndrome?" is the question Dr. Ralph Rashbaum answers.

What To Do If You’re Considering Back Surgery

If you are contemplating spine surgery, you may be interested to know what an orthopaedic spine surgeon recommends you consider—including, important questions to ask.

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