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Sciatica Sidelines a College Athlete

Presented by: T. Zdeblick MD
The patient is a 21-year-old female college varsity athlete who presents with a 4 month history of sciatica.

Cervical Myelopathy with Osteomyelitis or Something Else?

Presented by: I. Lieberman MD, MBA, FRCSC

The patient is a 70-year-old male with a history of cervical pain that has increased the last two months. He is an active golfer and complains of hand grip weakness that affects his game.

Cervical Disc Herniation Adjacent to Fusion

Presented by: T. Albert MD

The patient is a 26-year-old healthy, nonsmoker, non-laborer. A year ago, he underwent C5-C6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and now presents with new and acute symptoms.

Cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy

Presented by: I. Kalfas MD
The patient is a 68-year-old male who presents with a several-month history of progressive gait difficulty and neck pain.

Severe Back and Left Lower Extremity Pain: Persists Five Years Post Laminectomy

Treatment of fractional curve in the setting of degenerative scoliosis
Presented by: B. Kwon MD

The patient is a 67-year-old female presenting with severe low back and worse left posterior high and lateral leg pain five years after multilevel laminectomy.

Grade II Isthmic Spondylolisthesis Revision

Presented by: C. Shaffrey MD

A 27-year-old female, with a grade 2 isthmic spondylolisthesis, presents with low back pain and extremity pain related to a lifting injury.

Lumbar Discal Cyst

Presented by: S. Namboothiri MS (Spine Surgery)

The patient is an 18-year-old male student who presents with low back pain and left thigh pain. Symptoms has persisted longer than one year.

Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia with or without Spinal Hemangioma?

Presented by: I. Khan MD

A 17-year-old female presented with upper back pain and no neurological dysfunction.

Conservative Treatment of Rapidly Reducible Disc Pathology and Nerve Root Adherence

Presented by: D. Stover PT, OCS, Cert MDT
The patient is a 16-year-old high school student an athlete that presents with a 2 month history of left buttock and thigh pain.

Osteoporotic Burst Fracture

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

A 71-year-old priest presents with chronic pain in the upper thoracic and neck for about 2 months. Pain is progressive.

Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis in a 69-year-old Female

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD

The patient is a 69-year-old Asian female who presents with progressively more severe low back pain.

Post-laminectomy Cervical Kyphosis

Presented by: I. Kalfas MD

This 58-year-old male patient presents with severe neck pain with mild bilateral arm pain.

Lumbar Construct Failure

Presented by: J. Uribe MD, FAANS, E. Dakwar MD, R. Cardona MD

This 57-year-old male, with a history of cirrhosis of the liver, presents with lumbar construct failure.

Left C5-C6 Foraminal Disc Herniation

Presented by: R. Fessler MD, PhD
The patient is a male over 60 years of age, who reports that he had an episode of extremely severe right arm and hand pain beginning approximately 3 months ago. That pain was initially treated with a collar and pain medication but, with no relief. Epidural injections were then attempted and did provide temporary pain relief.

Basilar Impression in an 8-year-old Male

Presented by: K. Kotil MD

Kadir Kotil, MD presents basilar impression in an 8-year-old male. Jason Highsmith, MD discusses the case.


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