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Spinemonitor - eNewsletter for Spine Professionals

New Spine Case by Iain Kalfas, MD

07/12/2011 -

Low back pain, difficulty walking, 2 previous surgeries

New Spine Case by Jeffrey S. Roh, MD

06/21/2011 -

Leg pain greater than low back pain; spinal fusion refused.

Cervical Myelopathy: Difficulty with Rapid Fine Hand Movements – New Case by Vincent Traynelis, MD

06/07/2011 -

Neck pain increases, myelopathic symptoms return: Case by Vincent Traynelis MD

New Cases: Lumbar trauma, thoracic fracture. Cervical Spine Live CME Event

05/24/2011 -

Low back pain and bilateral leg pain in a construction worker.

New Case by Rafael F. Cardona, MD

05/10/2011 -

Mid-lumbar spinal fracture in an elderly male presented by Rafael F. Cardona, MD. Visit the new technology case by John K. B. Afshar, MD. View 20 outstanding lectures from the recent Evidence-based Orthopaedic Surgery meeting hosted by the Rothman Institute.

New Case: Jeffrey S. Roh, MD - Register for SMISS Annual Meeting

04/26/2011 -

Jeffrey S. Roh, MD presents a case that demonstrates substantial cervical degenerative disease. Daniel K. Resnick, MD discusses the case.

New Case: Iatrogenic Scoliosis in a Former Rock Guitarist

04/12/2011 -

Neel Anand, MD treats iatrogenic scoliosis in an ex-rock guitarist. Tyler Koski, MD discusses the case.

New Spine Case by Jeffrey S. Roh, MD

03/22/2011 -

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

10/26/2010 -

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

10/12/2010 -

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

09/28/2010 -

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

09/14/2010 -

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

08/24/2010 -

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!


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