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Joshua J. Wind, MD
Neurosurgeon
Washington Neurosurgical Associates
Washington, DC

About Joshua J. Wind, MD

Doctor Joshua Wind is a neurosurgeon practicing at Washington Neurosurgical Associates in Washington, DC. Dr. Wind’s clinical interests include general neurosurgery, brain and spinal tumors, and neurological spine surgery.

Dr. Wind received his medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University in Chicago, IL. He completed a general surgical internship and his neurological surgical residency at George Washington University’s Department of Neurosurgery in 2013. Prior, he completed a Clinical and Research Fellowship in the Surgical Neurology Branch at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD.

Furthermore, Dr. Wind is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons.  Dr. Wind has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications on various topics within neurosurgery, including minimally invasive spine surgery and spinal trauma.

Case Studies Presented by Joshua J. Wind, MD

Cervical Deformity and Myelopathy in an Elderly Female

Presented by: J. Wind MD, J. Ammerman MD, M. Ammerman MD
The patient is a 76-year-old female with a history of progressive cervical pain with numbness, tingling and clumsiness of her upper extremities. She has no previous history of neck-related problems and is a nonsmoker.

Acute Onset of Back and Left Leg Pain

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD
The patient is a 52-year-old male with the acute onset of back and left anterior thigh pain for 2 weeks. Pain is unresponsive to oral steroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

Severe Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with Spondylolisthesis

Does fusion result in a better outcome than laminectomy alone for lumbar spinal stenosis with spondylolisthesis?
Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, M. Ammerman MD
The patient presents with progressive back pain and is adopting a forward flexed posture. Does fusion result in a better outcome than laminectomy alone for lumbar spinal stenosis with spondylolisthesis?

Lumbar Sagittal Balance Restoration: Less Invasive?

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, J. Babrowicz MD
A 68-year-old female presents with standing intolerance, neurogenic claudication and back pain. Her past medical history includes coronary artery disease, diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, and atrial fibrillation.

Minimally Invasive Resection of an Intradural Spinal Tumor

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, T. Kosztowski MD
A 38-year-old female presents with one-year history of left leg pain radiating from her buttock into the lateral aspect of the foot.

Superior Articular Facet Interbody Reconstruction (SAFIR)

A novel posterior lumbar interbody fusion approach
Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD
A 74-year-old presents with 9 months of back and R > L leg pain. Four years ago, she underwent L4-S1 ALIF with pedicle screws. Her ODI is 20.

L4-L5 Foraminal Spinal Stenosis in an Elderly Male

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, J. Babrowicz 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.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Deformity Correction

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD, M. Ammerman MD
The patient is a 70-year-old male with an eight year history of progressive back and leg pain. Right leg pain is greater than left, and he presents with several comorbidities.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with Degenerative Deformity

Presented by: J. Ammerman MD, M. Ammerman MD, J. Wind MD
The patient is a 79-year-old male with a 9-month history of back pain and left buttock and posterior thigh pain when walking more than one block. Twelve years prior, he underwent an open L3-S1 decompressive laminectomy and non-instrumented posterolateral fusion L4-S1 for spinal stenosis, with good results.

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