Showing Case Studies for: Geriatric (80+)

Extrapedicular Vertebral Augmentation to Treat T7-T8 Vertebral Compression Fractures with Retropulsion

AVAflex® curved vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
An 82-year-old Caucasian female with osteoporosis presented with excruciating (9/10) mid-thoracic back pain following a fall backward approximately one week prior.

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Acute T8 Compression Fracture

11G AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® curved needle
Presented by: H. Brown MD
A 97-year old osteoporotic female presented with a four-day history of progressively worsening atraumatic back pain. She refused to sit, walk or lay on her side due to the severity of her pain. Pain was reported as 10/10.

Unipedicular Kyphoplasty and Targeted Cement Placement for T12 Fracture

AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
The patient is an active 82-year-old female with a history of osteoporosis. She presents with severe back pain that suddenly developed and has troubled her the past six to eight weeks. The patient felt no radicular pain.

T10, T11 Osteomyelitis

75-year-old female presents with significant medical history and prior spine surgery
Presented by: J. 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.

C1-C2 Fracture with Atlantoaxial Subluxation

Halo, Anterior Approach, Posterior Approach?
Presented by: A. Baaj MD
Spine case: an 87-year-old man presents after being struck by a car. Work-up reveal C1-C2 fracture: how would you treat him?

Type II Odontoid Fracture in 85-year-old Man

How to Treat? Cervical Collar? Halo Vest? Surgery?
Presented by: J. Heller MD
An 85-year-old male patient has neck pain related to an isolated injury from a car accident. He also has significant cardiac history. The patient lives independently and is sharp and well-educated.

Severe Low Back Pain in a 90-Year Old Male

Presented by: S. Richeimer MD

Elderly Woman with Progressive Difficulty Walking

Presented by: M. Perez-Cruet MD
Vote for your treatment preference in this spine case: 91-year-old woman presents with one-year history of gradually progressive difficulty walking.

Degenerative Scoliosis with Left L3 Radiculopathy

Patient Presents with Mechanical Low Back Pain and Neurogenic Claudication
Presented by: R. Knight MD, MHA
The patient is a high-functioning 80-year-old female who presents with mechanical low back pain, left L3 radiculopathy, and neurogenic claudication. How should she be treated? When do you recommend spine surgery?
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