SpineUniverse Case Study Library

SpineUniverse Technology Library of Sponsored Cases for Spine

T12-L3 Fixation across L2: Burst Fracture

Presented by: D. Corenman MD, DC
The patient is a 27-year-old male with a L2 burst fracture from a ski-jumping accident. Pain is 4/10 to 5/10 (supine). Axial low back pain radiates to S1 with paresthesias into the anterior thighs. No leg pain.

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.

Lower Lumbar Pain with Frequent 10/10 Leg Pain

Presented by: M. Cowan MD

The patient is a 55-year-old female with a 5-year history of severe low back pain. During the last 3 years her pain is worse. She describes her lower lumbar pain as constant and refractory to all treatments.

Low Back and Leg Pain Refractory to Conservative Treatment

Geriatric patient, past laminectomy
Presented by: R. Ozuna MD

The patient is a 76-year-old male with a longstanding history of low back pain and bilateral lower extremity symptoms secondary to spondylolisthesis. He had a laminectomy in the past (year unknown) and presents with new MRI findings.

High Risk Multi-level Cervical Fusion

Adjunct Use of a Bone Growth Stimulator
Presented by: T. McCall MD

Since the ACDF, she has experienced chronic neck pain. New symptoms have developed during the past 4 months. Using the visual analog scale (1 to 10, with 10 being the worse pain imaginable) she grades her pain as 10/10 in severity.

Minimally Invasive TLIF for the Treatment of Radiculopathy

Presented by: J. Mobasser MD

The patient is a 40-year-old male with a 2 year history of right L5 radiculopathy and mild low back pain. Recently, his symptoms have become progressive. He has seen two other surgeons for these issues.

Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion using the Aspen™ Device

Presented by: A. Vokshoor MD

The patient is a 63-year-old active male who enjoys hiking, fishing and golf. He presents with lower back pain that radiates down the anterolateral thigh just to the knee; pain is mostly right-sided. Although he reports having back pain the past 1.5 years, pain has progressively worsened the last 4 months.

MIS Treatment of Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: C. Barry MD

The patient is a 61-year-old male with a 3-year history of progressive severe low back pain and pain in both legs. His back pain is mechanical in nature; 60% back and 40% leg pain. He has a 6-month history of right lower extremity weakness.

Adjacent Level Degeneration: Lumbar Disc Degeneration Adjacent to Previous Fusion

Presented by: R. Watkins, IV MD

In 2000, this 62-year-old retiree underwent successful L4-L5 anterior posterior fusion. She now presents with progressively worsening back and bilateral leg pain.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Lower Extremity Pain in a 77-year-old Male

Presented by: C. Branch Jr., MD

The patient is a 77-year-old Caucasian male. He underwent recent elective quadruple coronary artery bypass graft 12 months prior with good recovery. He complains of bilateral buttock pain that radiates through his thighs and calves. Pain is exacerbated by standing and ambulation. He is unable to walk for more than 10 minutes or 2 to 3 blocks due to pain.

Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Disc Disease and Degenerative Scoliosis

Presented by: R. Chua MD, FACS

A 63-year-old female presents with low back pain and bilateral leg pain approximately 18-months after a motor vehicle accident. Her back pain is worse that her leg pain. Pain limits her activity.

TLIF with Unilateral Pedicle Screws and Aspen™ Spinous Process Fixation System

Presented by: M. Shah MD

The patient is a 59-year-old female who is an avid golfer. She complains of low back pain and right buttock pain that radiates into the lateral aspect of her shin.

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.
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