A 48-year-old female with obesity presents with severe right leg pain and paraparesis. Imaging of the thoracic spine reveals a large partly calcified right-sided T10-T11disc herniation with marked spinal cord compression.
The patient is a 72-year-old female who underwent kyphoplasty to treat a T12 burst fracture two weeks ago at a different hospital. After the kyphoplasty procedure, her back pain increased and a new symptom of lower extremity weakness, right greater than left developed.
The patient is a 72-year-old female presenting with approximately 1.5 years of progressive coronal and sagittal deformity following an episode of Herpes Zoster. Less than 2 years prior to presentation, she experienced a characteristic rash distributed to the left gluteal and sacral regions.
Terrence L Piper, MD and Christoper R Hemmer, DNP, ANP
The patient is a 52-year-old male whose health is generally very good. He has no back pain but presents with acute pain, numbness and tingling sensations in both legs; right is greater than the left. He presents in Dr. Terrence Piper's practice for a second opinion.
75-year-old female presents with significant medical history and prior spine surgery
Joseph Aferzon, MS, MD
The patient is a 75-year-old female with a 6 month history of progressive mid back pain. Her medical history is extensive and includes a previous instrumented spine surgery. This case includes a video.
An adult female began to experience neck pain shortly after a dental procedure. Because she was already taking a narcotic for chronic back pain, she saw her pain management physician. Thereafter, she quickly developed a kyphotic deformity.
Joshua M. Ammerman, MD, Joshua J. Wind, MD and Joseph Barbrowicz, MD
A 77-year-old male underwent laminectomy at L4-L5 and L5-S1. The procedure was complicated by a cerebrospinal (CFS) fluid leak. The laminectomy was performed at another center. He now presents with persistent right lumbar radiculopathy.
A 67-year-old retired male presents with back and bilateral buttock pain with bilateral posterior thigh pain. Back pain radiates into the back of both legs for about one-and-one-half years. Pain is significant while standing, and he experiences pain when walking.
Dr. Mummaneni and colleagues studied all patients who underwent 2-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion or 3-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion in the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy between 2006 and 2012.
The largest and most comprehensive literature review and meta-analysis of pseudoarthrosis rates after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) underscored significant variation in the definition of pseudoarthrosis.
Wound infections following posterior spinal fusion in the treatment of nonidiopathic scoliosis are linked to high morbidity and costs. New findings suggest that use of a plastic multilayered closure technique can lower the infection rate.