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Spinemonitor - eNewsletter for Spine Professionals

Low Back Pain Two Years Post Recurrent Disc Excision

09/08/2009 -

Spinemonitor features two must review cases. Reginald Q. Knight, MD presents details and treatment of a patient with new back pain. Tim Yoon, MD, PhD comments on Dr. Knight's avant-garde approach. Michael G. Vitale, MD, MPH's compelling case involves a girl with a 90-degree scoliosis. Pediatric scoliosis expert Lawrence G. Lenke, MD provides an extensive and meaningful discussion.

Lumbar DDD with a History of Back Pain

08/25/2009 -

This edition of spinemonitor presents what may be a classic case of lumbar degenerative disc disease—you decide.  Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD summarizes the patient’s profile and treatment.  Many images provide diagnostic information and Neel Anand, MD, Mch Orth and John J. Carbone, MD discuss the case.

Traumatic Lumbar Bullet Injury

08/11/2009 -

Today’s spinemonitor features an interesting spinal trauma case involving a previous bullet injury.  Kamal Verma, MD, MCh (Neurosurgery) presents details about the patient’s presentation and treatment.  Jason M. Highsmith, MD’s discussion provides his opinions and includes points for argument.

Sagittal Imbalance following Previous Surgery

07/21/2009 -

Two cases are featured in this edition of spinemonitorFrank J. Schwab, MD illustrates the complex nature of sagittal spinal imbalance.  Reginald Q. Knight, MD comments on surgical decision-making and goals in this multi-planar deformity. 
Our sponsored technology case, Trans-sacral Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain, features David J. Hart, MD’s compelling case of chronic low back pain refractory to nonoperative treatment.  Prior, the patient underwent two microsurgical procedures at the same level.  Would you consider Dr. Hart’s treatment course or opt for something else?  Choll W. Kim, MD discusses the case and includes Dr. Hart’s response.

Progressive Cervical Myelopathy

07/07/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Todd J. Albert, MD presents a complex and challenging case involving sagittal imbalance.  Brian R. Subach, MD’s in depth discussion includes three important take away points.

Back and Leg Pain Impedes Ability to Work

06/23/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Praveen Mummaneni, MD presents an interesting case about back and leg pain that caused the patient to stop working.  James S. Harrop, MD’s case discussion accentuates the difficulty spine surgeons encounter with treatment of lumbar pathology.

Radicular Neck Pain

06/10/2009 -

This edition of Spinemonitor features two new cases. Radicular Neck Pain is presented by Todd J. Albert, MD with discussion and teaching points by Howard S. An, MD. Next, Don Stover, PT, OCS, Cert MDT provides in depth clinical evaluation and treatment in a young male with a significant lumbar disc bulge. Vert Mooney, MD discusses this unusual case and offers side notes for consideration.

Degenerative Disc Disease at L4-L5 and L5-S1

05/26/2009 -

This edition of Spinemonitor features a professional water skier with a two year history of predominant low back pain. Paul J. Slosar, Jr., MD presents the case detail and outcome. Richard D. Guyer, MD provides the discussion along with his viewpoint on patient selection.

Cervical Tumor in a 14-year-old

05/12/2009 -

Spinemonitor announces the launch of spineCME.org– the online, one-stop, without cost access to CME and CE for

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease in a 37-year old

04/21/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Richard G. Fessler, MD discusses treatment of a postoperative patient with lumbar DDD.

Progressive Lumbar Deformity in a 57-year-old Female

04/07/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Keith Bridwell, MD presents an interesting case of progressive lumbar deformity.  John T. Braun, MD notes the patient’s significant deformity, discusses the treatment options, and offers his recommendations.

spinemonitor Meetings Edition

04/01/2009 -

A special Meetings Edition of spinemonitor!  Here you will find meeting and registration links to important meetings for spine professionals.  For a complete listing of up

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease in a Basketball Player

03/25/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD presents lumbar degenerative disc disease in a scholarship basketball player. Paul J.

Leg Pain and Sagittal Imbalance

03/10/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Keith Bridwell, MD presents an interesting case of degenerative changes causing leg pain and sagittal imbalance.  John T. Braun, MD offers his point of view.

Flatback following Non-instrumented Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery

02/11/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Frank J. Schwab, MD presents flatback in a mature female who, four decades earlier, underwent non-instrumented fusion for scoliosis.  Baron S. Lonner, MD discusses this classic case and surgical planning.     

New Case Study: Atlanto-occipital Dislocation after a Crane Accident

02/02/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Gerard J. Girasole, MD presents cervical myelopathy in a pediatrician.  Thomas Mroz, MD from the Cleveland Clinic discusses the case and includes his observations and treatment preference.

New Case Study: Atlanto-occipital Dislocation after a Crane Accident

01/14/2009 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Howard S. An, MD discusses a high morbidity case of atlanto-occipital dislocation resulting from a crush injury.

New Case Study: Postsurgical Radicular and Neuropathic Pain; 3rd Annual Controversies in Spine Surgery Course - New CME Event

12/17/2008 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD presents neurofibromatosis in a young male, who previously underwent tumor excision. Specialists Howard S. An, MD and George I.

New Case Study: Postsurgical Radicular and Neuropathic Pain; 3rd Annual Controversies in Spine Surgery Course - New CME Event

11/26/2008 -

In this edition of spinemonitor, a postoperative patient presents with new leg pain. The case is presented by Jason M. Highsmith, MD with informative treatment discussion by Gerard Malanga, MD.

New Spinal Case Study by Christopher Shaffrey, MD: Traumatic Sacral Dislocation

11/12/2008 -

This edition of spinemonitor, Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD presents a traumatic case of sacral fracture and dislocation. Jason M. Highsmith, MD discusses the patient's complex sacral fracture and treatment. Dr Shaffrey's closing case commentary provides additional treatment details. BETA version of interactive patient intake form released for professionals. Call for a walk-through and how you can add this to your practice today, 973-783-0330.

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