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L1 Burst Fracture: Bracing or Surgery?

Presented by: L. Sekhon MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS

The 55-year-old patient suffered an L1 burst fracture in an ATV accident.

Burst Fracture in a 79-Year-old Male: How would you treat?

Presented by: J. Highsmith MD

This case is about a 79-year-old man whose fall caused an L1 burst fracture. Case details, treatment, and discussion included.

Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy with Cord Compression

Presented by: F. Taleb MD

A case involving progressive cervical myelopathy with pannus at C1-C2 level with significant cord compression and subaxial spondylosis with cord compression.

Progressive Lumbar Deformity in a 57-year-old Female

Presented by: K. Bridwell MD

The patient was referred by a spine surgeon for a definitive reconstructive procedure to treat her progressive lumbar deformity.

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease in a Basketball Player

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD

This young man's chances for a professional career as a basketball player is jeopardized by low back pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease at L4-L5 and L5-S1

Presented by: P. Slosar, Jr. MD

The patient, a 44-years-old female and professional water skier, presents with 80% low back pain and 20% leg pain in a L5 distribution.

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.

Pseudofusion Dilemma

Presented by: J. Highsmith MD

Patient History A 53-year-old, nonsmoking woman came to the clinic with increasing back and right leg pain despite undergoing an L4-S1 Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and lateral mass fusion with Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) just 8 months prior. She initially had surgery for sever

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease: 34-year-old Male

Presented by: M. Kaiser MD

This relatively young man (34-years-old) is diagnosed with cervical spondylotic myelopathy with associated left C7 radiculopathy.

Trans-sacral Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain

Presented by: D. Hart MD

After prior lumbar microdiscectomy procedures (years ago), both at L5-L6, the patient presents with chronic low back pain.

Trans-sacral Fusion of Spondylolisthesis at L5-S1

Presented by: L. Khoo MD

The patient presents with a 1-year history of axial low back pain and primarily, right leg sciatica. He describes his pain as 50% back pain and 50% leg pain.

Rapidly Progressing Cervical Adjacent Segment Disease

Presented by: J. Highsmith MD

A 56-year-old woman presents with a history of worsening neck and left shoulder pain. She has had some relief with C4-C5 epidurals, but her pain has persisted. She has had previous C6-C7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with plate in 2002. That was followed by explanation of instrumentation and subsequent C5-C6 ACDF in 2007.

ALIF with Posterior Lateral Fusion: Aspen™ Spinous Process Fixation for Posterior Instrumentation

Presented by: R. Porter MD

This is a 32-year-old female who presents with a 13-year history of progressive low back pain. She denies any history of injury or activity resulting in low back pain.

L3 Pathological Fracture During Softball Game

Presented by: R. Cardona MD, I. Cardona Campos MD

A 76-year-old man suddenly developed severe low back pain while batting at a softball game. He was found to have an L3 compression fracture.

T3 Burst Fracture after Motor Vehicle Accident

Presented by: L. Sekhon MD, PhD, FACS, FAANS

A 32-year-old woman presented to the emergency room after a rollover motor vehicle accident. She was instantly paralyzed in her lower extremities. She had no sensation below the clavicles, and she had severe neck pain.


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