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Spinemonitor - eNewsletter for Spine Professionals

Degenerative Disc Disease at L4-L5 and L5-S1

05/27/2009 -

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

05/13/2009 -

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

04/22/2009 -

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

04/08/2009 -

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

04/02/2009 -

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

03/26/2009 -

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

03/11/2009 -

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.

2 New Cases: Adult Scoliosis: Progressive Back Pain in a 26-Year-old Male; New Sponsored Technology Case: Cervical and Bilateral Arm Pain

10/29/2008 -

This edition of spinemonitor features two original cases.  Timothy R. Kuklo, MD, JD presents an interesting case of degenerative scoliosis in an elderly woman.  John J. Carbone, MD discusses Dr. Kuklo’s case and the patient’s level of disability.  Larry T. Khoo, MD presents trans-sacral fusion of L5-S1 spondylolisthesis.  Reginald Q. Knight, MD comments on this less invasive surgical option.

2 New Cases: S1 Failure in an Elderly Female; New Sponsored Technology Case: Debilitating Back Pain with Neurogenic Claudication

10/14/2008 -

This edition of spinemonitor features two original cases and a new online CME opportunity.  Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD presents S1 failure in an elderly female who underwent prior fusion at another institution.  Lawrence G. Lenke, MD provides an extensive discussion of Dr. Shaffrey’s case.  Neel Anand, MD, Mch Orth presents our technology case involving treatment of debilitating back pain with neurogenic claudication.  Harel Deutsch, MD highlights some of the treatment challenges.

2 New Cases: Adult Scoliosis: Progressive Back Pain in a 26-Year-old Male; New Sponsored Technology Case: Cervical and Bilateral Arm Pain

09/24/2008 -

This edition of spinemonitor features two original cases. Jeffrey C. Wang, MD presents a young man with a previous history of discectomy. Howard S. An, MD comments on Dr. Wang's case and offers his viewpoint on treatment options. A novel concept in treating cervical and bilateral arm pain is presented by Randy F. Davis, MD with case discussion by Todd Albert, MD.

New Case: Adult Scoliosis: Progressive Lower Extremity Radicular Pain; New Sponsored Technology Case Study

09/10/2008 -

This edition of spinemonitor features two original cases.  First, Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD presents adult scoliosis with progressive lower extremity radicular pain.  Steven R. Garfin, MD discusses Dr. Shaffrey’s case, including his suggested treatment.  Next, Kevin T. Foley, MD presents treatment of lumbar herniation.  Richard D. Guyer, MD provides case commentary.

Two New Cases: Cervical DDD with Myelopathy & Increasing Back and Leg Pain, Quadricep Weakness

08/27/2008 -

First, Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD presents cervical degenerative disease — with myelopathy? You decide. Vincent Traynelis, MD discusses Dr.

Two New Cases: Cervical Trauma Resulting in Quadriplegia and Intractable Chronic Pain in Patient with Post-laminectomy Syndrome

08/13/2008 -

This edition of spinemonitor presents two different cases. First, Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD presents cervical trauma resulting in immediate quadriplegia. Marcel F. S. Dvorak, MD, FRCSC and Lali Sekhon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FICS provide the case discussion.

New Case: Gait and Balance Difficulties in a 76-Year-old Male

07/23/2008 -

Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD presents a compelling case of a patient whose severe gait and balance difficulties require him to rely on a wheelchair.

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