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Spinemonitor - eNewsletter for Spine Professionals

New Spine Case by Jeffrey S. Roh, MD

03/23/2011 -

Jeffrey S. Roh, MD treats adult idiopathic thoracolumbar kyphoscoliosis. James Schwender, MD discusses the case.

New Spine Case by Gerard J. Girasole, MD — Post-laminectomy Instability

03/09/2011 -

Gerard J. Girasole, MD presents a highly interesting case of post-laminectomy lumbar instability. Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD discusses this case and comments on the treatment. SpineMonitor announces a new physician resource center that focuses on patients at-risk for pseudarthrosis. Additional highlights include a technology case study, new online CME, and training event for spine fellows and residents.

New Spine Case by Larry T. Khoo, MD

02/23/2011 -

Thoracic disc herniation is presented by Larry T. Khoo, MD in spinemonitor. Vincent Traynelis, MD reminds us that thoracic spinal cord compression from herniation is a serious problem and requires careful treatment strategy. In addition, residents and spine fellows are urged to consider attending a special hands-on course and we invite physicians to participate in a brief chronic musculoskeletal pain survey.

New Spondylolisthesis Case by Gerard J. Girasole, MD

02/09/2011 -

Grade I and II spondylolisthesis is the first case in spinemonitor. Gerard J. Girasole, MD details the post-MVA patient’s progress. Sigurd H. Berven, MD discusses how Dr. Girasole’s case exemplifies important principles of care. Randall W. Porter, MD presents the technology case involving a patient with lumbar pain ranging from 2/10 to 9/10. Gerald E. Rodts, Jr., MD discusses the case.

2 New Spine Cases: Dr. Rampersaud, Dr. Sembrano and Dr. Polly

01/26/2011 -

Y. Raja Rampersaud, MD leads spinemonitor with a case of lumbar flexion-distraction injury in an obese patient. David W. Polly, MD discusses the challenging clinical dilemmas. Jonathan N. Sembrano, MD and David W. Polly, MD describe minimally invasive SI joint fixation. Steven R. Garfin, MD provides insightful discussion. A spine surgical training opportunity for current spine fellows/residents is offered. Also, take part in a new online CME program.

New Spine Case by Baron S. Lonner, MD

12/15/2010 -

Baron S. Lonner, MD presents a case of 80-degree thoracic idiopathic scoliosis in today’s spinemonitor. Peter O. Newton, MD provides several insightful questions for surgeons to consider such as, Anterior release or not? – Posterior osteotomies? – Intra-operative traction? The featured technology case highlights treatment of low back and leg pain unresponsive to conservative treatment. Plus, catch up online CME programs and upcoming events.

New Case Studies by Juan S. Uribe, MD

12/01/2010 -

Today’s spinemonitor features an interesting spondylolisthesis case presented by Juan S. Uribe, MD and Clinton J. Burkett, MD. William R. Taylor, MD summarizes aspects of different approaches in his discussion. In addition, information about the Pediatric Spinal Deformity event and online CME opportunities is available.

New Case Studies by Tim Yoon, MD, PhD & Todd McCall, MD

11/10/2010 -

Tim Yoon, MD, PhD presents an interesting case of thoracic disc herniation. Michael MacMillan, MD provides an insightful discussion of Dr. Yoon’s case. SpineMonitor also presents a new thought-provoking technology case for high risk fusion patients and CME opportunities for spine professionals.

New Spine Case by Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS - Search our Case Library

10/27/2010 -

Lali Sekhon, MD presents a compelling case of a complete T10 paraplegic with Charot spine. Michael G. Fehlings, MD discusses the case, neuropathic spinal arthropathy, and secondary delayed complications. SpineMonitor also highlights technology cases and physician resources.

New Case Studies by Dr. Barron Lonner & Dr. Jean-Pierre Mobasser

10/13/2010 -

Baron S. Lonner, MD presents severe and progressive AIS in an adult. Lawrence G. Lenke, MD discusses the case and shares insight into treatment. SpineMonitor also introduces a new technology case by Jean-Pierre Mobasser, MD. His MIS TLIF case is discussed by Lali Sekhon, MD who comments, "The case opens a veritable Pandora’s Box of when and if new technologies should be used."

NASS Special Edition - New Case Study & Featured Technology

09/29/2010 -

This special NASS 2010 edition of spinemonitor highlights a new case, several technologies, meeting and CME opportunities. While at NASS, visit SpineUniverse at Booth #370!

Charles E. Johnston, MD presents a pictorially robust case of increasing pediatric spinal deformity. Behrooz A. Akbarnia, MD discusses the case as well as the treatment goals of early onset scoliosis. Opt for your treatment choice and participate in the Community Case Discussion.

New Spine Case by Tim Yoon, MD, PhD - New MIS CME Course

09/15/2010 -

Tim Yoon, MD, PhD’s case illustrates the phenomenon of chronic low back pain following laminectomy due to iatrogenic instability. Howard S. An, MD offers an insightful discussion with concluding commentary by Dr. Yoon. Also, spinemonitor features 2 new technology cases, a survey opportunity for NASS 2010 attendees, can’t miss CME notices, and more.

New Case by Jason Highsmith, MD Plus 3 New Technology Cases

08/25/2010 -

Cervical adjacent segment disease by Jason M. Highsmith, MD is the case feature in spinemonitor. K. Daniel Riew, MD discusses the case and comments on the pros and cons of a relatively new type of instrumentation that is all intradiscal. Share your thoughts with peers in the Community Case Discussion. Plus, three new technology cases!

New Spine Case by Kee D. Kim, MD: Thoracic Disc Herniation

08/11/2010 -

Thoracic Disc Herniation by Kee D. Kim, MD is the case feature in spinemonitor. Gerald J. Girasole, MD states “thoracic herniated discs are the most delayed problem that exists in the spine” and comments on treatment options. Share your thoughts with peers in the Community Case Discussion.

New Spine Case by Kee D. Kim, MD: Basilar Invagination

07/28/2010 -

Today’s spinemonitor features a unique case by Kee D. Kim, MD of basilar invagination in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis who has taken steroids for 25 years. In his informative discussion, K. Daniel Riew, MD comments on pre-surgical traction and treatment options. Share your comments with your peers in the Community Case Discussion.

New Case: Lumbar Arthroplasty Revision by Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS

07/14/2010 -

In today’s spinemonitor, Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FACS presents a highly interesting case of lumbar arthroplasty revision. His case includes exceptional intra-operative photography. Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD discusses the case and comments on the complications of such cases.

Basilar Impression in an 8-year-old Male — New Spine Case by Kadir Kotil, MD

06/23/2010 -

The featured case in spinemonitor highlights a case of malformation of the craniocervical junction, basilar impression in a young male. Kadir Kotil, MD presents the patient’s history and course. Jason M. Highsmith, MD discusses aspects of Dr. Kotil’s case including typical treatment.

New Spine Case by Iain Kalfas, MD: Cervical Spondylosis with Myelopathy

06/09/2010 -

Today's spinemonitor features an interesting case of cervical stenotic myelopathy by Iain Kalfas, MD. Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD and Eric W. Nottmeier, MD provide keen and individual insights into the surgical care of this 68-year-old male.

New Spine Case by Juan S. Uribe, MD: Progressive Mid-back Pain and Difficult Walking

05/26/2010 -

Today’s spinemonitor features an interesting and educational case of symptomatic thoracic myelopathy presented by Juan S. Uribe MD, Rafael F. Cardona MD, and Elias Dakwar MD. In his discussion, James S. Harrop MD comments on the authors’ applied surgical principals and outcome.

New Spine Case from Richard G. Fessler, MD: Lumbar Degenerative Scoliosis in a 69-year-old Female

05/12/2010 -

Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD presents a fascinating case of lumbar degenerative scoliosis in an elderly female in today’s spinemonitor. Sigurd H. Berven, MD and Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD provide insightful case discussions.

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