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Raymond J. Linovitz, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center, PC
Encinitas, CA

About Raymond J. Linovitz, MD

Dr. Raymond Linovitz is a board certified, and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon at CORE Orthopaedic Medical Center in Encinitas, CA. His practice specializes in treatment of spinal disorders. He also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California-San Diego.

Dr. Linovitz received his medical degree at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He completed his surgical internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Detroit, surgical residency at Los Angeles Harbor General Hospital, and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of California at San Diego.

Between residencies, Dr. Linovitz served in the military, specifically at US Army Hospitals in Seoul, Korea and San Pedro, CA consecutively, acquiring additional orthopaedic and general surgery experience. Dr. Linovitz completed a Fellowship program in the Department of Spinal Disorders at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry, England.

Dr. Linovitz is very active in research and has authored publications and given numerous presentations on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spine. Dr. Linovitz has also been involved in the development of new technology and surgical instruments for the spine.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Linovitz also is a member of other prestigious medical associations, including the North American Spine Society.


Publications: Journal Articles

1. Linovitz RJ, Resnick D, Keissling P, Kondon JJ, Sehler B, Nejdl RJ, Rowe JH, and Deftos LJ: Tumor-induced Osteomalacia and Rickets, A Surgically Curable Syndrome. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 58-A:419-23, 1976.

2. Grant BD, Cannon JH, Rantanen NW and Linovitz, RJ: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Sacral Coccygeal Pathology. American Association of Equine Practitioners Proceedings, 44:213-15, 1998.

3. Linovitz, RJ: Fusion Outcome. J. Spinal Disord, 13(3): 273, June 2000. No abstract available. PMID: 10872769 (PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE).

4. O’Dell CW Jr, Resnick D, Niwayama G, Goergen TG, Linovitz RJ: Osteoid Osteomas Arising in Adjacent Bones: Report of a Case. J Can Assoc Radiol, (4):298-300. No abstract available. PMID: 993245 (PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE). December 27, 1976.

5. Resnick D, Linovitz RJ, Feingold ML: Postoperative Heterotopic Ossification in Patients with Ankylosing Hyperostosis on the Spine (Forestier’s Disease). J Rheumatol, (3):313.20, PMIC: 978667 (PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE). September 3, 1976.

6. Reeder DD, Linovitz RJ, Torrance D, Neibling HA, Hirose F, Benfield JR: Cholangiocarcionoma and Operative Cholangiography. Arch Surg. 103(1):25-30. No abstract available. PMID: 4326022 (PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE). July 1971.

7. Linovitz RJ, et al: Combined Magnetic Fields Accelerate and Increase Spine Fusion: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Study. Manuscript Number 00458. Spine, July 1, 2002.

8. Linovitz RJ, et al: Combined Magnetic Fields Accelerate and Increase Spine Fusion: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo Controlled Study. Poster Exhibit AAOS, 2000.

9. Linovitz RJ, Peppers TA: The Use of an Advanced Formulation of Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate as a Bone Extender in Interbody Lumbar Fusion. April 2002.

10. Linovitz RJ, Westerlund LE,Peppers TA, Bae Hyun, Maurer Philip: A Prospective Multi-Center Pilot IDE Study of the Use of Cortoss in Vertebroplasty: Report on the First 20 Cases. 11th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), July 1-3, 2004. Bermuda.

Articles Reviewed by Raymond J. Linovitz, MD

Use of Trinity Evolution Bone Matrix Shows High Success Rate in Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Seventy-five percent of the study participants were current or former smokers, diabetic, overweight, obese or extremely obese and considered to be at high risk for bone growth failure.

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