ISPI Newsletter Archive Lumbar Spine Surgery

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "ISPI Newsletter Archive Lumbar Spine Surgery"

Transcription

1 ISPI Newsletter Archive Lumbar Spine Surgery January 2005 Effects of Charite Artificial Disc on the Implanted and Adjacent Spinal Segments Mechanics Using a Hybrid Testing Protocol Spine. 30(24): , December 15, Long-term Results of Disc Excision for Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation With or Without Posterolateral Fusion Spine. 30(24): , December 15, May 2005 Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical and Nonsurgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: 8 to 10 Year Results from the Maine Lumbar Spine Study. Spine. 30(8): , April 15, Long-Term Outcomes of Surgical and Nonsurgical Management of Sciatica Secondary to a Lumbar Disc Herniation: 10 Year Results from the Maine Lumbar Spine Study. Spine. 30(8): , April 15, July 2005 Correlation Between Range of Motion and Outcome After Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: 8.6-Year Follow-up. Spine. 30(12): , June 15, United States Trends in Lumbar Fusion Surgery for Degenerative Conditions. Spine. 30(12): , June 15, Risk Factors for Infection After Spinal Surgery. Spine. 30(12): , June 15, August 2005 Eur Spine J Mar 11: Sacroiliac joint pain after lumbar fusion. A study with anesthetic blocks. A Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Study of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement With the CHARITE Artificial Disc Versus Lumbar Fusion: Part I: Evaluation of Clinical Outcomes. Spine. 30(14): , July 15, October 2005 Cage Migration in Spondylolisthesis Treated With Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using BAK Cages.Spine. 30(19): , October 1, The Treatment of Disabling Single-Level Lumbar Discogenic Low Back Pain With Total Disc Arthrolplasty Utilizing the Prodisc Prosthesis: A Prospective Study With 2-Year Minimum Follow-up. Spine. 30(19): , October 1, The Effect of Interbody Cage Positioning on Lumbosacral Vertebral Endplate Failure in Compression. Spine. 30(19):E556-E561, October 1, November 2005 The Long-term Clinical Sequelae of Incidental Durotomy in Lumbar Disc Surgery. Spine. 30(20): , October 15, 2005.

2 Surgery for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylosis: Updated Cochrane Review. Spine. 30(20): , October 15, Corticosteroids Peroperatively Diminishes Damage to the CFibers in Microscopic Lumbar Disc Surgery. Spine. 30(21): , November 1, Rates of Lumbar Disc Surgery Before and After Implementation of Multidisciplinary Nonsurgical Spine Clinics. Spine. 30(21): , November 1, December 2005 Patients' Expectations and Satisfaction in Lumbar Spine Surgery. Spine. 30(23): , December 1, A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Postoperative Continuous Local Anesthetic Infusion at the Iliac Crest Bone Graft Site After Spinal Arthrodesis. Spine. 30(22): , November 15, January 2006 Effects of Charite Artificial Disc on the Implanted and Adjacent Spinal Segments Mechanics Using a Hybrid Testing Protocol. Spine. 30(24): , December 15, Biomechanical Changes at Adjacent Segments Following Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Using Tapered Cages. Spine. 30(24): , December 15, Long-term Results of Disc Excision for Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation With or Without Posterolateral Fusion. Spine. 30(24): , December 15, February 2006 Intradiscal Thermal Therapy Does Not Stimulate Biologic Remodeling in an In Vivo Sheep Model. Spine. 31(2): , January 15, May 2006 Lumbar Total Disc Arthroplasty Utilizing the ProDisc Prosthesis in Smokers Versus Nonsmokers: A Prospective Study With 2-Year Minimum Follow-up. Spine. 31(9): , April 20, June 2006 Clinical Outcomes of 3 Fusion Methods Through the Posterior Approach in the Lumbar Spine. Spine. 31(12): , May 20, Revisability of the CHARITE Artificial Disc Replacement: Analysis of 688 Patients Enrolled in the U.S. IDE Study of the CHARITE Artificial Disc. Spine. 31(11): , May 15, July 2006 Outcome of Revision Discectomies Following Recurrent Lumbar Disc Herniation. Spine. 31(13): , June 1, Five-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Prospective Observational Study of Symptom Severity at Standard Intervals after Surgery. Spine. 31(13): , June 1, 2006.

3 September 2006 Clinical Results of Total Lumbar Disc Replacement With ProDisc II: Three-Year Results for Different Indications. Spine. 31(17): , August 1, Magnetic Resonance Imaging 20 Years After Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Spine. 31(17): , August 1, Population-Based Trends in Volumes and Rates of Ambulatory Lumbar Spine Surgery. Spine. 31(17): , August 1, November 2006 United States Trends and Regional Variations in Lumbar Spine Surgery: SPINE Volume 31, Number 23, pp United States Trends and Regional Variations in Lumbar Spine Surgery: SPINE Volume 31, Number 23, pp December 2006 Influence of X Stop on Neural Foramina and Spinal Canal Area in Spinal Stenosis. Spine; Dec 1, 2006 Patient-based outcomes for the operative treatment of degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis European Spine Journal; Volume 15, Number 11; November 2006; Pages January 2007 Efficacy of IDET for Relief of Leg Pain Associated with Discogenic Low Back Pain Pain Pract Dec;4(4): February 2007 Patients' Satisfaction With Provided Care/Information and Expectations on Clinical Outcome After Lumbar Disc Herniation Surgery. Spine. 32(2): , January 15, March 2007 Variation in Reported Safety of Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Influence of Industrial Sponsorship and Other Study Characteristics. Spine. 32(4): , February 15, Reoperation Rates Following Lumbar Spine Surgery and the Influence of Spinal Fusion Procedures. Spine. 32(3): , February 1, April 2007 The development of an evidence-based patient booklet for patients undergoing lumbar discectomy and un-instrumented decompression European Spine Journal. Number 16, Volume 3, March Pages Changes in the total Oswestry Index and its ten items in females and males pre- and post-surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a 1-year follow-up. European Spine Journal. Volume 16, Number 3, March Page May 2007 Surgical Outcome of Drop Foot Caused by Degenerative Lumbar Diseases. Spine. 32(8):E262-E266, April 15, 2007

4 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Myelography in the Presurgical Diagnosis of Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis. Spine. 32(8): , April 15, June 2007 One-Year Results of X STOP Interspinous Implant for the Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine. 32(12): , May 20, Erector Spinae Muscle Changes on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Following Lumbar Surgery Through a Posterior Approach. Spine. 32(11): , May 15, July 2007 Outcome Evaluation of Surgical and Nonsurgical Management of Lumbar Disc Protrusion Causing Radiculopathy. Spine. 32(13): , June 1, August 2007 Does Shaving the Incision Site Increase the Infection Rate After Spinal Surgery? Spine. 32(15): , July 1, September 2007 Appropriate selection of patients with lumbar spinal stenosis for interspinous process decompression with the X STOP device. Neurosurg Focus 2007 Dec 15;22(1):E5 October 2007 Diabetes and Early Postoperative Outcomes Following Lumbar Fusion. Spine. 32(20): , September 15, Physiotherapy-Based Rehabilitation Following Disc Herniation Operation: Results of an RCT. Spine. 32(19): , September 1, Are Lumbar Spine Reoperation Rates Falling With Greater Use of Fusion Surgery and New Surgical Technology? Spine. 32(19): , September 1, December 2007 Major Vascular Injury During Anterior Lumbar Spinal Surgery: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Management. Spine. 32(24): , November 15, Low Back Pain in 15- to 16-Year-Old Children in Relation to School Furniture and Carrying of the School Bag. Spine. 32(24):E713-E717, November 15, Pain 2007 Nov;132(1-2): Epub 2007 Sep 12. Spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management for neuropathic pain: a multicentre randomized controlled trial in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. January 2008 Artificial Disc Versus Fusion: A Prospective, Randomized Study With 2- Year Follow-up on 99 Patients. Spine. 32(26): , December 15, 2007.

5 February 2008 Analysis of post-operative pain patterns following total lumbar disc replacement: results from fluoroscopically guided spine infiltrations European Spine Journal; Volume 17, Number 1; January 2008; Pages The Prevalence of Wrong Level Surgery Among Spine Surgeons. Spine 33(2): , January 15, What comprises a good outcome in spinal surgery? A preliminary survey among spine surgeons of the SSE and European spine patients European Spine Journal; Volume 17, Number 1; January 2008; Pages March 2008 High failure rate of the interspinous distraction device (X-Stop) for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis caused by degenerative spondylolisthesis. European Spine Journal; Volume 17 (2), February 2008; April 2008 Repeat Vertebroplasty for Unrelieved Pain at Previously Treated Vertebral Levels With Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures. Spine. 33(6): , March 15, June 2008 Degeneration of Sacroiliac Joint After Instrumented Lumbar or Lumbosacral Fusion: A Prospective Cohort Study Over Five-Year Follow-up. Spine. 33(11): , May 15, Effects of Age and Comorbidities on Complication Rates and Adverse Outcomes After Lumbar Laminectomy in Elderly Patients. Spine. 33(11): , May 15, Pain, disability and coping reflected in the diurnal cortisol variability in patients scheduled for lumbar disc surgery European Journal of Pain; Volume 12(5); July 2008, pages July 2008 Effect of Preserving Paraspinal Muscles on Postoperative Axial Pain in the Selective Cervical Laminoplasty. Spine. 33(14):E455-E459, June 15, Reliability of stiffness measured in glenohumeral joint and its application to assess the effect of endrange mobilization in subjects with adhesive capsulitis Manual Therapy; Volume 13 (4); August 2008; Pages September 2008 Epidural Steroid Following Discectomy for Herniated Lumbar Disc Reduces Neurological Impairment and Enhances Recovery: A Randomized Study With Two-Year Follow-up. Spine. 33(19): , September 1, 2008

6 Life Expectancy After Lumbar Spine Surgery: One- to Eleven-Year Follow-up of 1015 Patients. Spine. 33(19): , September 1, 2008 October 2008 How often is minimally invasive minimally effective: what are the complication rates for minimally invasive surgery? Surg Neurol Oct;70(4): Epub 2008 Jan 22. Threaded interbody fusion cage for adjacent segment degenerative disease after previous anterior cervical fusion. Surg Neurol Oct;70(4): Epub 2008 Mar 4. December 2008 Lumbar Spinal Arthroplasty: Analysis of One Center's Twenty Best and Twenty Worst Clinical Outcomes. Spine. 33(23): , November 1, January 2009 Surgical Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation: Four-Year Results for the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) Spine; 1 December Volume 33 - Issue 25 - pp Utility of Spine Surgery: A Comparison of Common Elective Orthopaedic Surgical Procedures Spine; 1 December Volume 33 - Issue 25 - pp February 2009 Recurrence Rate of Lumbar Disc Herniation After Open Discectomy in Active Young Men. Spine; 1 January Volume 34 - Issue 1 - pp March 2009 Lumbar Fusion Leads to Increases in Angular Motion and Stress Across Sacroiliac Joint: A Finite Element Study Spine: 1 March Volume 34 - Issue 5 - pp E162-E169 Nocturnal Leg Cramps: A Common Complaint in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis Spine:1 March 2009-Volume 34-Issue5-pp E189-E194 June 2009 The Influence of Preoperative Back Pain on the Outcome of Lumbar Decompression Surgery Spine; 15 May Volume 34 - Issue 11 - pp Nonsurgical Interventional Therapies for Low Back Pain: A Review of the Evidence for an American Pain Society Clinical Practice Guideline Spine; 1 May Volume 34 - Issue 10 - pp

7 September 2009 Rehabilitation After Lumbar Disc Surgery: An Update Cochrane Review Spine; 15 August Volume 34 - Issue 18 Perioperative outcomes of anterior lumbar surgery in obese versus non-obese patients Volume 5; Issue 9 The Spine Journal; Volume 9 (9); September 2009; October 2009 The Effect of Compensation Status on Waiting Time for Elective Surgical Lumbar Discectomy Spine; 1 September Volume 34 - Issue 19 - pp February 2010 In the Eye of the Beholder: Preferences of Patients, Family Physicians, and Surgeons for Lumbar Spinal Surgery Spine; 1 January Volume 35 - Issue 1 - pp The Impact of Workers' Compensation on Outcomes of Surgical and Nonoperative Therapy for Patients With a Lumbar Disc Herniation: SPORT Spine; 1 January Volume 35 - Issue 1 - pp March 2010 Multifidus muscle changes and clinical effects of one-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion: minimally invasive procedure versus conventional open approach The European Spine Journal; Volume 19, Number 2; February 2010; Pages Economic impact of improving outcomes of lumbar discectomy The Spine Journal; Volume 10; Issue 2; February 2010; Pages April 2010 National Revision Burden for Lumbar Total Disc Replacement in the United States: Epidemiologic and Economic Perspectives Spine; 15 March Volume 35 - Issue 6 - pp Dural lesions in lumbar disc herniation surgery: Incidence, risk factors and outcome. European Spine Journal; Volume 19; 4(3); March 2010; pages May 2010 Surgeon Perceptions and Reported Complications in Spine Surgery Spine; 20 April Volume 35 - Issue 9S - pp S9-S21 Avoiding Wrong Site Surgery: A Systematic Review Spine; 20 April Volume 35 - Issue 9S - pp S28-S36 Early Rehabilitation Targeting Cognition, Behavior, and Motor Function After Lumbar Fusion: A Randomized Controlled Trial Spine; 15 April Volume 35 - Issue 8 - pp

8 June 2010 Low Back Pain After Lumbar Discectomy in Patients Showing Endplate Modic Type 1 Change Spine; 1 June Volume 35 - Issue 13 - pp E596-E600 Performance-Based Outcomes Following Lumbar Discectomy in Professional Athletes in the National Football League Spine; 20 May Volume 35 - Issue 12 - pp July 2010 Surgical Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Four-Year Results of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial Spine; 15 June Volume 35 - Issue 14 - pp The Cost-effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation in the Treatment of Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Clinical Journal of Pain; July/August Volume 26 - Issue 6 - pp October 2010 The Impact of Intermittent Retraction on Paraspinal Muscle Function During Lumbar Surgery Spine; 15 September Volume 35 - Issue 20 - pp E1050-E1057 Clinical Outcomes After Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion in Workers' Compensation Patients: A Case- Control Study Spine; 1 September Volume 35 - Issue 19 - pp Clinical outcomes of patients with lumbar disc herniation, selected for one-level open-discectomy and microdiscectomy European Spine Journal; 19 (9); November 2010 Prevalence of Internet use amongst an elective spinal surgery outpatient population European Spine Journal; Volume 19, Number 10, December 2010 Less Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Obesity: Clinical Outcomes and Return to Work Spine; 15 November Volume 35 - Issue 24 - pp January 2011 Vascular causes of radiculopathy: a literature review The Spine Journal; 11 (1); Pages February 2011 Surgeons Agree to Disagree on Surgical Options for Degenerative Conditions of the Cervical and Lumbar Spine Spine; 1 February Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p E203 E212 Predominant Leg Pain Is Associated With Better Surgical Outcomes in Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Spinal Stenosis: Results From the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) Spine; 1 February Volume 36 - Issue 3 - p

9 June 2011 Smokers Show Less Improvement Than Nonsmokers Two Years after Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Study of 4555 Patients from the Swedish Spine Register Spine; 01 June Volume 36 - Issue 13 - p September 2011 The Effect of Fear of Movement Beliefs on Pain and Disability After Surgery for Lumbar and Cervical Degenerative Conditions Spine; 01 September Volume 36 - Issue 19 - p October 2011 ISSLS Prize Winner: Function After Spinal Treatment, Exercise, and Rehabilitation (FASTER): A Factorial Randomized Trial to Deter-mine Whether the Functional Outcome of Spinal Surgery Can Be Improved Spine; 1 October Volume 36 - Issue 21 - p Function After Spinal Treatment, Exercise, and Rehabilitation: Cost- Effectiveness Analysis Based on a Randomized Controlled Trial Spi-nel 1 October Volume 36 - Issue 21 - p

Advances In Spine Care. James D. Bruffey M.D. Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Section of Spinal Surgery

Advances In Spine Care. James D. Bruffey M.D. Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Section of Spinal Surgery Advances In Spine Care James D. Bruffey M.D. Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopaedic Surgery Section of Spinal Surgery Introduction The Spine - A common source of problems Back pain is the #2 presenting

More information

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery For Your Patients

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery For Your Patients Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery For Your Patients Lukas P. Zebala, M.D. Assistant Professor Orthopaedic and Neurological Spine Surgery Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Washington University School of

More information

Title: Interspinous Process Decompression with the X-Stop Device for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Retrospective Review. Authors: Jennifer R.

Title: Interspinous Process Decompression with the X-Stop Device for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Retrospective Review. Authors: Jennifer R. Title: Interspinous Process Decompression with the X-Stop Device for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Retrospective Review. Authors: Jennifer R. Madonia-Barr, MS, PA-C and David L. Kramer, MD Institution: Connecticut

More information

visualized. The correct level is then identified again. With the use of a microscope and

visualized. The correct level is then identified again. With the use of a microscope and SURGERY FOR SPINAL STENOSIS Laminectomy A one inch (or longer for extensive stenosis) incision is made in the middle of the back over the effected region of the spine. The muscles over the bone are moved

More information

Patient Guide to Stenosis

Patient Guide to Stenosis Patient Guide to Stenosis For Your Spinal Education Compliments of Your Spine Health Professional Dr. Schlesinger & Dr. Thomas Arkansas Neurosurgery Clinic 501-661-0077 www.arneuro.com Stenosis Description:

More information

X Stop Spinal Stenosis Decompression

X Stop Spinal Stenosis Decompression X Stop Spinal Stenosis Decompression Am I a candidate for X Stop spinal surgery? You may be a candidate for the X Stop spinal surgery if you have primarily leg pain rather than mostly back pain and your

More information

Motion Preservation. Hansen Yuan, MD President, Spine Arthroplasty Society

Motion Preservation. Hansen Yuan, MD President, Spine Arthroplasty Society Motion Preservation Procedure Codes Hansen Yuan, MD President, Spine Arthroplasty Society Who are we? The Spine Arthroplasty Society (SAS) is a group of medical and associated specialists devoted to the

More information

Patients with chronic low back pain will be considered for surgical management under the following circumstances:

Patients with chronic low back pain will be considered for surgical management under the following circumstances: T17 Spinal Surgery for Non Acute Lumbar Conditions Policy Policy author: Ipswich and East Suffolk and West Suffolk CCGs Policy start date: September 2014 Review date: September 2016 Policy summary This

More information

Sample Treatment Protocol

Sample Treatment Protocol Sample Treatment Protocol 1 Adults with acute episode of LBP Definition: Acute episode Back pain lasting

More information

https://www.laserspineinstitute.com/back_problems/foraminal_stenosis/e...

https://www.laserspineinstitute.com/back_problems/foraminal_stenosis/e... Questions? Call toll free 1-866-249-1627 Contact us today. We're here for you seven days a week. MRI Review Consultation Live help Call 1-866-249-1627 Chat Live Home Laser Spine Institute Laser Spine Institute's

More information

Treating Bulging Discs & Sciatica. Alexander Ching, MD

Treating Bulging Discs & Sciatica. Alexander Ching, MD Treating Bulging Discs & Sciatica Alexander Ching, MD Disclosures Depuy Spine Teaching and courses K2 Spine Complex Spine Study Group Disclosures Take 2 I am a spine surgeon I like spine surgery I believe

More information

ISPI Newsletter Archive - Whiplash

ISPI Newsletter Archive - Whiplash ISPI Newsletter Archive - Whiplash March 2005 Widespread Sensory Hypersensitivity Is a Feature of Chronic Whiplash - Associated Disorder but not Chronic Idiopathic Neck Pain. Clin J Pain. 2005 Mar-Apr;21

More information

OUTLINE. Anatomy Approach to LBP Discogenic LBP. Treatment. Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Annular Tear. Non-Surgical Surgical

OUTLINE. Anatomy Approach to LBP Discogenic LBP. Treatment. Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Annular Tear. Non-Surgical Surgical DISCOGENIC PAIN OUTLINE Anatomy Approach to LBP Discogenic LBP Herniated Nucleus Pulposus Annular Tear Treatment Non-Surgical Surgical Facet Joints: bear 20% of weight Discs bear 80% of weight Neural Foramen

More information

Spinal Surgery Functional Status and Quality of Life Outcome Specifications 2015 (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2013 Dates of Procedure) September 2014

Spinal Surgery Functional Status and Quality of Life Outcome Specifications 2015 (01/01/2013 to 12/31/2013 Dates of Procedure) September 2014 Description Methodology For patients ages 18 years and older who undergo a lumbar discectomy/laminotomy or lumbar spinal fusion procedure during the measurement year, the following measures will be calculated:

More information

Evidence Based Medicine in Spinal Surgery

Evidence Based Medicine in Spinal Surgery Evidence Based Medicine in Spinal Surgery Roger Härtl, MD Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Chief of Spinal Surgery Neurosurgeon to the GIANTS Football team Brain & Spine Center Weill Cornell Medical

More information

Nonoperative Management of Herniated Cervical Intervertebral Disc With Radiculopathy. Spine Volume 21(16) August 15, 1996, pp 1877-1883

Nonoperative Management of Herniated Cervical Intervertebral Disc With Radiculopathy. Spine Volume 21(16) August 15, 1996, pp 1877-1883 Nonoperative Management of Herniated Cervical Intervertebral Disc With Radiculopathy 1 Spine Volume 21(16) August 15, 1996, pp 1877-1883 Saal, Joel S. MD; Saal, Jeffrey A. MD; Yurth, Elizabeth F. MD FROM

More information

CERVICAL PROCEDURES PHYSICIAN CODING

CERVICAL PROCEDURES PHYSICIAN CODING CERVICAL PROCEDURES PHYSICIAN CODING Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Interbody Fusion (ACDF) Anterior interbody fusion, with discectomy and decompression; cervical below C2 22551 first interspace 22552

More information

Patient Information. Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (LLIF).

Patient Information. Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (LLIF). Patient Information. Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgery (LLIF). Understanding your spine Disc Between each pair of vertebrae there is a disc that acts as a cushion to protect the vertebra, allows

More information

Anterior Approaches for Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Glen Manzano, MD

Anterior Approaches for Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Glen Manzano, MD Anterior Approaches for Lumbar Interbody Fusion Glen Manzano, MD Anterior Techniques ALIF Lateral transpsoas approaches (XLIF/DLIF) Anterior Approaches - Contraindications ALIF Contraindications Calcified

More information

Jonathan R. Gottlieb, MD 7220 SW 127 Street Pinecrest, FL 33156 jonrgottlieb@gmail.com

Jonathan R. Gottlieb, MD 7220 SW 127 Street Pinecrest, FL 33156 jonrgottlieb@gmail.com Jonathan R. Gottlieb, MD 7220 SW 127 Street Pinecrest, FL 33156 jonrgottlieb@gmail.com CURRENT PRACTICE September 2009-present University of Miami School of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of

More information

Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the Fusion Arm of the M6 -C Artificial Disc Study

Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the Fusion Arm of the M6 -C Artificial Disc Study Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the Fusion Arm of the M6 -C Artificial Disc Study Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine

More information

White Paper: Reducing Utilization Concerns Regarding Spinal Fusion and Artificial Disc Implants

White Paper: Reducing Utilization Concerns Regarding Spinal Fusion and Artificial Disc Implants White Paper: Reducing Utilization Concerns Regarding Spinal Fusion and Artificial Disc Implants For Health Plans, Medical Management Organizations and TPAs Executive Summary Back pain is one of the most

More information

PARADIGM SPINE. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion. Interlaminar Technology

PARADIGM SPINE. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion. Interlaminar Technology PARADIGM SPINE Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion Interlaminar Technology Lumbar Fu Minimally Invasive With the introduction of pedicle screws in the 1980s and cages in the 1990s, lumbar fusion with instrumentation

More information

Patient Information. Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Patient Information. Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Patient Information Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Table of Contents Anatomy of the Spine 2 The Healthy Spine 3 General Treatment Options 4 General Conditions of the Lumbar Spine 5 What is Spondylolisthesis?

More information

Update to the Treatment of Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease

Update to the Treatment of Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease Update to the Treatment of Degenerative Cervical Disc Disease Michael Lynn, MD Neurosurgeon, Southeastern Neurosurgical & Spine Institute Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson

More information

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, The Cervical Spine. What is the Cervical Spine?

Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, The Cervical Spine. What is the Cervical Spine? Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine condition that can cause pain and numbness in the neck, shoulders, arms, and even hands. This patient

More information

LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS OBSERVATIONS, EVIDENCE, AND TRENDS FULILLING THE UNMET CLINICAL NEED WRITTEN BY: HALLETT MATHEWS, MD, MBA

LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS OBSERVATIONS, EVIDENCE, AND TRENDS FULILLING THE UNMET CLINICAL NEED WRITTEN BY: HALLETT MATHEWS, MD, MBA LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS OBSERVATIONS, EVIDENCE, AND TRENDS FULILLING THE UNMET CLINICAL NEED WRITTEN BY: HALLETT MATHEWS, MD, MBA Overview of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Spine stabilization, which has equated

More information

1 REVISOR 5223.0070. (4) Pain associated with rigidity (loss of motion or postural abnormality) or

1 REVISOR 5223.0070. (4) Pain associated with rigidity (loss of motion or postural abnormality) or 1 REVISOR 5223.0070 5223.0070 MUSCULOSKELETAL SCHEDULE; BACK. Subpart 1. Lumbar spine. The spine rating is inclusive of leg symptoms except for gross motor weakness, bladder or bowel dysfunction, or sexual

More information

1 Operative Management of Common Spinal Conditions

1 Operative Management of Common Spinal Conditions 1 Operative Management of Common Spinal Conditions 2 Brett Menmuir Reno Orthopedic Clinic ROC Overview What was I thinking? Herniated Disc Stenosis Low Back Pain Neck Pain Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

More information

DUKE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES SPINE SERVICE

DUKE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES SPINE SERVICE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES PATIENT CARE Able to perform a complete musculoskeletal and neurologic examination on the patient including cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine. The neurologic examination

More information

Medical Policy An independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Medical Policy An independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Interspinous Fixation (Fusion) Devices Page 1 of 6 Medical Policy An independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Title: See Also: Interspinous Fixation (Fusion) Devices Lumbar Spine

More information

Spine Clinic Neurospine Specialists, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery

Spine Clinic Neurospine Specialists, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery Spine Clinic Neurospine Specialists, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery REVISION SPINE SURGERY Revision surgery is a very complex field which requires experience, training and evaluation in a very individual

More information

A Patient s Guide to Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

A Patient s Guide to Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement A Patient s Guide to Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine condition that can cause pain and numbness

More information

Deuk Spine Institute s Guaranteed Spinal Surgery Outcomes

Deuk Spine Institute s Guaranteed Spinal Surgery Outcomes Deuk Spine Institute s Guaranteed Spinal Surgery Outcomes Ara Deukmedjian MD Deuk Spine Institute Surgery Center of Viera June 12 2015 Deuk Spine Institute Multispecialty Spine surgeons, orthopedic surgeons,

More information

Surgery for cervical disc prolapse or cervical osteophyte

Surgery for cervical disc prolapse or cervical osteophyte Mr Paul S. D Urso MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACS Neurosurgeon Provider Nº: 081161DY Epworth Centre Suite 6.1 32 Erin Street Richmond 3121 Tel: 03 9421 5844 Fax: 03 9421 4186 AH: 03 9483 4040 email: paul@pauldurso.com

More information

Low Back Injury in the Industrial Athlete: An Anatomic Approach

Low Back Injury in the Industrial Athlete: An Anatomic Approach Low Back Injury in the Industrial Athlete: An Anatomic Approach Earl J. Craig, M.D. Assistant Professor Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Epidemiology

More information

Low Back Pain (LBP) Prevalence. Low Back Pain (LBP) Prevalence. Lumbar Fusion: Where is the Evidence?

Low Back Pain (LBP) Prevalence. Low Back Pain (LBP) Prevalence. Lumbar Fusion: Where is the Evidence? 15 th Annual Cleveland Clinic Pain Management Symposium Sarasota, Florida Lumbar Fusion: Where is the Evidence? Gordon R. Bell, M.D. Director, Cleveland Clinic Low Back Pain (LBP) Prevalence Lifetime prevalence:

More information

Surgical Guideline for Lumbar Fusion (Arthrodesis)

Surgical Guideline for Lumbar Fusion (Arthrodesis) I. Introduction Surgical Guideline for Lumbar Fusion (Arthrodesis) The purpose of this guideline is: A. To provide utilization review staff with the information necessary to make recommendations about

More information

SPINE SERVICE ROTATION ROTATION SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (RSO) DEPT. OF ORTHOPEDICS AND PHYSICAL REHABILITATION UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS

SPINE SERVICE ROTATION ROTATION SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (RSO) DEPT. OF ORTHOPEDICS AND PHYSICAL REHABILITATION UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS SPINE SERVICE ROTATION ROTATION SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES (RSO) DEPT. OF ORTHOPEDICS AND PHYSICAL REHABILITATION UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS The purpose of this RSO is to outline and clarify the objectives of

More information

Adult Spine Rotation Specific Evaluation Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program School of Medicine, Queen s University

Adult Spine Rotation Specific Evaluation Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program School of Medicine, Queen s University Adult Spine Rotation Specific Evaluation Orthopaedic Surgery Training Program School of Medicine, Queen s University CanMEDS Roles / Competencies Name: PGY Rotation Dates: s s Exceeds N/A Attending Staff:

More information

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Chapter 1 Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 1 H.M. Mayer Primum non nocere First do no harm In the long history of surgery it always has been a basic principle to restrict the iatrogenic trauma done to

More information

Corporate Medical Policy

Corporate Medical Policy Corporate Medical Policy File Name: Origination: Last CAP Review: Next CAP Review: Last Review: lumbar_spine_fusion_surgery 9/2010 5/2015 5/2016 5/2015 Description of Procedure or Service Low back pain

More information

SPINAL FUSION. North American Spine Society Public Education Series

SPINAL FUSION. North American Spine Society Public Education Series SPINAL FUSION North American Spine Society Public Education Series WHAT IS SPINAL FUSION? The spine is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae ; between each vertebra are strong connective tissues

More information

Cervical Spine Surgery. Orthopaedic Nursing Seminar. Dr Michelle Atkinson. Friday October 21 st 2011. Cervical Disc Herniation

Cervical Spine Surgery. Orthopaedic Nursing Seminar. Dr Michelle Atkinson. Friday October 21 st 2011. Cervical Disc Herniation Cervical Spine Surgery Dr Michelle Atkinson The Sydney and Dalcross Adventist Hospitals Orthopaedic Nursing Seminar Friday October 21 st 2011 Cervical disc herniation The most frequently treated surgical

More information

Spinal Surgery 2. Teaching Aims. Common Spinal Pathologies. Disc Degeneration. Disc Degeneration. Causes of LBP 8/2/13. Common Spinal Conditions

Spinal Surgery 2. Teaching Aims. Common Spinal Pathologies. Disc Degeneration. Disc Degeneration. Causes of LBP 8/2/13. Common Spinal Conditions Teaching Aims Spinal Surgery 2 Mr Mushtaque A. Ishaque BSc(Hons) BChir(Cantab) DM FRCS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Orth) Hunterian Professor at The Royal College of Surgeons of England Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal

More information

POLICY PRODUCT VARIATIONS DESCRIPTION/BACKGROUND RATIONALE DEFINITIONS BENEFIT VARIATIONS DISCLAIMER CODING INFORMATION REFERENCES POLICY HISTORY

POLICY PRODUCT VARIATIONS DESCRIPTION/BACKGROUND RATIONALE DEFINITIONS BENEFIT VARIATIONS DISCLAIMER CODING INFORMATION REFERENCES POLICY HISTORY Original Issue Date (Created): 6/14/2004 Most Recent Review Date (Revised): 9/29/2015 Effective Date: 12/1/2015 POLICY PRODUCT VARIATIONS DESCRIPTION/BACKGROUND RATIONALE DEFINITIONS BENEFIT VARIATIONS

More information

Surgical Procedures of the Spine

Surgical Procedures of the Spine Surgical Procedures of the Spine Jaideep Chunduri, M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Beacon Spine Center Objectives Discuss the 4 most common procedures performed in

More information

NON SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION. Dr. Douglas A. VanderPloeg

NON SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION. Dr. Douglas A. VanderPloeg NON SURGICAL SPINAL DECOMPRESSION Dr. Douglas A. VanderPloeg CONTENTS I. Incidence of L.B.P. II. Anatomy Review III. IV. Disc Degeneration, Bulge, and Herniation Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression 1. History

More information

White Paper: Cervical Disc Replacement: When is the Mobi-C Cervical Disc Medically Necessary?

White Paper: Cervical Disc Replacement: When is the Mobi-C Cervical Disc Medically Necessary? White Paper: Cervical Disc Replacement: When is the Mobi-C Cervical Disc Medically Necessary? For Health Plans, Medical Management Organizations and TPAs Cervical Disc Disease: An Overview The cervical

More information

LOW BACK PAIN; MECHANICAL

LOW BACK PAIN; MECHANICAL 1 ORTHO 16 LOW BACK PAIN; MECHANICAL Background This case definition was developed by the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) for the purpose of epidemiological surveillance of a condition

More information

Presented by Zoran Maric, M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon May 22, 2010

Presented by Zoran Maric, M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon May 22, 2010 Presented by Zoran Maric, M.D. Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon May 22, 2010 1 cervical area thoracic area lumbar area sacrum coccyx Mayfield Clinic 2 3 4 5 Zoran Maric, MD Spine Surgery Procedures How to Document

More information

Artificial Intervertebral Disc: Lumbar Spine

Artificial Intervertebral Disc: Lumbar Spine MEDICAL POLICY POLICY RELATED POLICIES POLICY GUIDELINES DESCRIPTION SCOPE BENEFIT APPLICATION RATIONALE REFERENCES CODING APPENDIX HISTORY Artificial Intervertebral Disc: Lumbar Spine Number 7.01.87 Effective

More information

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOW BACK PAIN. Arnold J. Weil, M.D., M.B.A. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Atlanta, GA

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOW BACK PAIN. Arnold J. Weil, M.D., M.B.A. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Atlanta, GA DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF LOW BACK PAIN Arnold J. Weil, M.D., M.B.A. Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C. Atlanta, GA MEDICAL ALGORITHM OF REALITY LOWER BACK PAIN Yes Patient will never get better until case

More information

6/3/2011. High Prevalence and Incidence. Low back pain is 5 th most common reason for all physician office visits in the U.S.

6/3/2011. High Prevalence and Incidence. Low back pain is 5 th most common reason for all physician office visits in the U.S. High Prevalence and Incidence Prevalence 85% of Americans will experience low back pain at some time in their life. Incidence 5% annual Timothy C. Shen, M.D. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sub-specialty

More information

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Copyright 2009 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. A common cause of low back pain is lumbar spinal

More information

Post operative Spinal Imaging- A multimodality approach

Post operative Spinal Imaging- A multimodality approach Post operative Spinal Imaging- A multimodality approach UKRC June 2014 Dr Sajid Butt Consultant Radiology, RNOH Summary Common Spinal Surgeries Image Optimisation Spinal Instrumentation Clinical Scenarios

More information

SPINE AND NECK SURGERY: MAKING A DECISION THAT S RIGHT FOR YOU

SPINE AND NECK SURGERY: MAKING A DECISION THAT S RIGHT FOR YOU 1. GET THE FACTS: Back and neck pain affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their life. Acute back and neck pain comes on suddenly and usually lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back and

More information

Does the pain radiating down your legs, buttocks or lower back prevent you from walking long distances?

Does the pain radiating down your legs, buttocks or lower back prevent you from walking long distances? Does the pain radiating down your legs, buttocks or lower back prevent you from walking long distances? Do you experience weakness, tingling, numbness, stiffness, or cramping in your legs, buttocks or

More information

Spine conditionsnew treatments. Ben Okafor FRCS FRCS.orth Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Spine conditionsnew treatments. Ben Okafor FRCS FRCS.orth Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Spine conditionsnew treatments Ben Okafor FRCS FRCS.orth Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Certainties of life Death Taxes Back pain New Advances Minimal access surgery Indirect Lumbar decompression Dynamic

More information

.org. Herniated Disk in the Lower Back. Anatomy. Description

.org. Herniated Disk in the Lower Back. Anatomy. Description Herniated Disk in the Lower Back Page ( 1 ) Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as

More information

YONG HAI, M.D. PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN

YONG HAI, M.D. PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN YONG HAI, M.D. PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN Department of Orthopedic Surgery Beijing Chaoyang Hospital Capital Medical University of China 8 Gong Ti Nan Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020, China Telephone:

More information

Subject: Implanted Devices for Spinal Stenosis Policy #: SURG.00092 Current Effective Date: 07/13/2011 Status: Reviewed Last Review Date: 05/19/2011

Subject: Implanted Devices for Spinal Stenosis Policy #: SURG.00092 Current Effective Date: 07/13/2011 Status: Reviewed Last Review Date: 05/19/2011 1 of 5 6/18/2012 11:08 AM Medical Policy Subject: Implanted Devices for Spinal Stenosis Policy #: SURG.00092 Current Effective Date: 07/13/2011 Status: Reviewed Last Review Date: 05/19/2011 Description/Scope

More information

.org. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Cause. Description

.org. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine. Cause. Description Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Page ( 1 ) Spinal fractures can vary widely in severity. While some fractures are very serious injuries that require emergency treatment, other fractures can

More information

Subject: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery Notification

Subject: BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Lumbar Spine Fusion Surgery Notification , 2010 Don W. Bradley, M.D. Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Chief Medical Officer Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina 5901 Chapel Hill Road Durham, NC 27707 Subject: BlueCross BlueShield of

More information

Employees Compensation Appeals Board

Employees Compensation Appeals Board U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employees Compensation Appeals Board In the Matter of DEBORAH R. EVANS and U.S. POSTAL SERVICE, POST OFFICE, Orlando, FL Docket No. 02-1888; Submitted on the Record; Issued December

More information

Balloon Kyphoplasty. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat vertebral body compression fractures.

Balloon Kyphoplasty. Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat vertebral body compression fractures. Balloon Kyphoplasty Overview Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat vertebral body compression fractures. The technique is designed to: Reduce and stabilise the fracture in a controlled

More information

Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the M6-C. clinical study

Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the M6-C. clinical study Options for Cervical Disc Degeneration A Guide to the M6-C clinical study Each year, hundreds of thousands of adults are diagnosed with Cervical Disc Degeneration, an upper spine condition that can cause

More information

ANTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION (ALIF) Basic Anatomical Landmarks: Anterior Lumbar Spine

ANTERIOR LUMBAR INTERBODY FUSION (ALIF) Basic Anatomical Landmarks: Anterior Lumbar Spine (ALIF) Anterior In human anatomy, referring to the front surface of the body or the position of one structure relative to another Lumbar Relating to the loins or the section of the back and sides between

More information

Get Back to the Life You Love! The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase

Get Back to the Life You Love! The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase Get Back to the Life You Love! The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase Relief from Pain, Restoration of Function Non-surgical, Minimally Invasive and Complex Surgical

More information

Patient Information. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery (ACDF).

Patient Information. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery (ACDF). Patient Information. Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Surgery (ACDF). Understanding your spine Disc Between each pair of vertebrae there is a disc that acts as a cushion to protect the vertebra,

More information

Issued and entered this _6th_ day of October 2010 by Ken Ross Commissioner ORDER I PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND

Issued and entered this _6th_ day of October 2010 by Ken Ross Commissioner ORDER I PROCEDURAL BACKGROUND STATE OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, LABOR & ECONOMIC GROWTH OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE REGULATION Before the Commissioner of Financial and Insurance Regulation In the matter of XXXXX Petitioner

More information

Appendix A - Low Back Pain Scope

Appendix A - Low Back Pain Scope Appendix A - Low Back Pain Scope Low back pain: full guideline DRAFT (September 2008) Page 1 of 10 NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CLINICAL EXCELLENCE 1 Guideline title SCOPE Low back pain: the acute

More information

Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC

Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC Desert Institute for Spine Disorders, PC PATIENT INFORMED CONSENT FOR SPINE SURGERY Surgical treatment has been agreed upon and selected by you and Duane Pitt M.D. to address your symptoms or condition.

More information

Spinal Interventional Pain Management and Lumbar Spine Surgery

Spinal Interventional Pain Management and Lumbar Spine Surgery Spinal Interventional Pain Management and Lumbar Spine Surgery Policy Number: Original Effective Date: MM.06.024 01/01/2014 Line(s) of Business: Current Effective Date: HMO; PPO; QUEST Integration 07/01/2014

More information

The Spine Segment. Providing the full spectrum of spine care. Indiana Spine Group. Welcome

The Spine Segment. Providing the full spectrum of spine care. Indiana Spine Group. Welcome The Spine Segment Fall 2005 Indiana Spine Group Welcome Welcome to the fall issue of spine news from the Indiana Spine Group s quarterly enewsletter The Spine Segment. Each issue will provide you with

More information

A review of spinal problems

A review of spinal problems Dr Ulrich R Hähnle MD, FCS Orthopaedic Surgeon, Wits Facharzt für Orthopädie, Berlin Phone: +27 11 485 3236 Fax: +27 11 485 2446 Suite 102, Medical Centre, Linksfield Park Clinic P.O. Box 949, Johannesburg

More information

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Materclass: Surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis:

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Materclass: Surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Materclass: Surgical management of lumbar spinal stenosis: Presented By: Michelle Emsley Senior Spinal In-Patient Physiotherapist Learning objectives Indications Evidence Post operative

More information

Herniated Lumbar Disc

Herniated Lumbar Disc Herniated Lumbar Disc North American Spine Society Public Education Series What Is a Herniated Disc? The spine is made up of a series of connected bones called vertebrae. The disc is a combination of strong

More information

The Spine and Aging LOW BACK PAIN

The Spine and Aging LOW BACK PAIN The Spine and Aging Disorders of the spine are extremely common as we age. Problems with the aging spine include spinal stenosis, disc herniation, spinal instability, fractures as a result of osteoporosis,

More information

Evidence-based lumbar spine surgery

Evidence-based lumbar spine surgery 34 Acta Orthop Scand (Suppl 5) 02; 73 Evidence-based lumbar spine surgery The role of national registration Björn Strömqvist Department of Orthopedics, Lund University Hospital, SE-221 85 Lund, Sweden,

More information

Sciatica: Low back and Leg Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Options. Presented by Devesh Ramnath, MD Orthopaedic Associates Of Dallas Baylor Spine Center

Sciatica: Low back and Leg Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Options. Presented by Devesh Ramnath, MD Orthopaedic Associates Of Dallas Baylor Spine Center Sciatica: Low back and Leg Pain Diagnosis and Treatment Options Presented by Devesh Ramnath, MD Orthopaedic Associates Of Dallas Baylor Spine Center Sciatica Compression of the spinal nerves in the back

More information

Brown-Sequard Syndrome Caused by Cervical Disc Herniation

Brown-Sequard Syndrome Caused by Cervical Disc Herniation 62 CASE REPORT Brown-Sequard Syndrome Caused by Cervical Disc Herniation Chih-Hsiu Wang, Chun-Chung Chen, Der-Yang Cho Department of Neurosurgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, R.O.C.

More information

Information for the Patient About Surgical

Information for the Patient About Surgical Information for the Patient About Surgical Decompression and Stabilization of the Spine Aging and the Spine Daily wear and tear, along with disc degeneration due to aging and injury, are common causes

More information

POST SURGICAL RETURN OF RIGHT LEG PAIN. TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WITH COX FLEXION DISTRACTION DECOMPRESSION ADJUSTING

POST SURGICAL RETURN OF RIGHT LEG PAIN. TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WITH COX FLEXION DISTRACTION DECOMPRESSION ADJUSTING POST SURGICAL RETURN OF RIGHT LEG PAIN. TREATED SUCCESSFULLY WITH COX FLEXION DISTRACTION DECOMPRESSION ADJUSTING A 47 year old white married female was seen for the chief complaint of low back and right

More information

ICD 10 CM IMPLEMENTATION DATE OCT 1, 2015

ICD 10 CM IMPLEMENTATION DATE OCT 1, 2015 Presented by: Teri Romano, RN, MBA, CPC, CMDP ICD 10 CM IMPLEMENTATION DATE OCT 1, 2015 Source: http://journal.ahima.org/2015/02/04/us house committee to hold hearing on icd 10 implementation/ 2 2015 Web_Non

More information

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Copyright 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons A spinal fracture is a serious injury. Fractures of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback)

More information

Local Coverage Decision (LCD) for Lumbar Spinal Fusion for Instability and Degenerative Disc Conditions (DL32074)

Local Coverage Decision (LCD) for Lumbar Spinal Fusion for Instability and Degenerative Disc Conditions (DL32074) AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS THOMAS A. MARSHALL, Executive Director 5550 Meadowbrook Drive Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Phone: 888-566-AANS Fax: 847-378-0600 info@aans.org President PAUL

More information

Aetna Injection Policy For Back Pain

Aetna Injection Policy For Back Pain Aetna Injection Policy For Back Pain Number: 0016 Policy Aetna considers any of the following injections or procedures medically necessary for the treatment of back pain; provided, however, that only 1

More information

Cervical Spine Radiculopathy: Convervative Treatment. Christos K. Yiannakopoulos, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Cervical Spine Radiculopathy: Convervative Treatment. Christos K. Yiannakopoulos, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Cervical Spine Radiculopathy: Convervative Treatment Christos K. Yiannakopoulos, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon Laboratory for the Research of the Musculoskeletal System, University of Athens & IASO General Hospital,

More information

Measure Title X RAY PRIOR TO MRI OR CAT SCAN IN THE EVAULATION OF LOWER BACK PAIN Disease State Back pain Indicator Classification Utilization

Measure Title X RAY PRIOR TO MRI OR CAT SCAN IN THE EVAULATION OF LOWER BACK PAIN Disease State Back pain Indicator Classification Utilization Client HMSA: PQSR 2009 Measure Title X RAY PRIOR TO MRI OR CAT SCAN IN THE EVAULATION OF LOWER BACK PAIN Disease State Back pain Indicator Classification Utilization Strength of Recommendation Organizations

More information

Reimbursement Overview Supporting Adjunctive Use of the coflex-f Implant During Lumbar Fusion Procedures

Reimbursement Overview Supporting Adjunctive Use of the coflex-f Implant During Lumbar Fusion Procedures Interlaminar Technology Reimbursement Overview Supporting Adjunctive Use of the coflex-f Implant During Lumbar Fusion Procedures Coding Recommendations Overview Implant Description & Device Type Differentiation

More information

NEW HORIZONS IN SPINAL SURGERY: SPINE ARTHROPLASTY

NEW HORIZONS IN SPINAL SURGERY: SPINE ARTHROPLASTY NEW HORIZONS IN SPINAL SURGERY: SPINE ARTHROPLASTY Viral B. Shah*, Appaji Krishnan* and Sajan K. Hegde** From the: Spine Fellows*, Consultant Spinal Surgeon**, Department of Spinal Surgery, Apollo Hospitals,

More information

ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY AND FUSION. Basic Anatomical Landmarks: Anterior Cervical Spine

ANTERIOR CERVICAL DISCECTOMY AND FUSION. Basic Anatomical Landmarks: Anterior Cervical Spine Anterior In the human anatomy, referring to the front surface of the body or position of one structure relative to another Cervical Relating to the neck, in the spine relating to the first seven vertebrae

More information

COX TECHNIC FLEXION-DISTRACTION CASE REPORT OF 35 YEAR OLD MALE C6-C7 CERVICAL POSTEROCENTRAL DISC PROTRUSION

COX TECHNIC FLEXION-DISTRACTION CASE REPORT OF 35 YEAR OLD MALE C6-C7 CERVICAL POSTEROCENTRAL DISC PROTRUSION COX TECHNIC FLEXION-DISTRACTION CASE REPORT OF 35 YEAR OLD MALE C6-C7 CERVICAL POSTEROCENTRAL DISC PROTRUSION Dr. Joel Dixon (B. APP Sci (Chiro) J.P, Certified Cox Practitioner) From Melbourne Spine Clinic

More information

The Four Elements. CPT 2012 Professional Edition

The Four Elements. CPT 2012 Professional Edition The Four Elements Presented by Barbara Cataletto, MBA, CPC Disclaimer The following presentations are not to be considered a replacement for the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) book or the International

More information

BRYAN. Cervical Disc System. Patient Information

BRYAN. Cervical Disc System. Patient Information BRYAN Cervical Disc System Patient Information 3 BRYAN Cervical Disc System PATIENT INFORMATION BRYAN Cervical Disc System PATIENT INFORMATION 1 BRYAN Cervical Disc System This patient information brochure

More information

MEDICAL POLICY No. 91591-R2 LUMBAR LAMINECTOMY Including Discectomy or Microdiscectomy, Foraminotomy, Laminotomy

MEDICAL POLICY No. 91591-R2 LUMBAR LAMINECTOMY Including Discectomy or Microdiscectomy, Foraminotomy, Laminotomy LUMBAR LAMINECTOMY Effective Date: June 4, 2015 Review Dates: 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 5/14, 5/15 Date Of Origin: April 13, 2011 Status: Current Note: The prior authorization requirement was removed effective

More information

The Surgical Spine. Sergio Rivero M.D.

The Surgical Spine. Sergio Rivero M.D. The Surgical Spine Sergio Rivero M.D. Goals: Review Current literature in spinal surgery. To utilize evidence based medicine to treat spinal pathology. It is much more important to know what sort of a

More information

Case Studies Updated 10.24.11

Case Studies Updated 10.24.11 S O L U T I O N S Case Studies Updated 10.24.11 Hill DT Solutions Cervical Decompression Case Study An 18-year-old male involved in a motor vehicle accident in which his SUV was totaled suffering from

More information

REVIEW DECISION. Review Reference #: R0103014 Board Decision under Review: March 3, 2009

REVIEW DECISION. Review Reference #: R0103014 Board Decision under Review: March 3, 2009 REVIEW DECISION Re: Review Reference #: R0103014 Board Decision under Review: March 3, 2009 Date: Review Officer: Lyall Zucko The worker requests a review of the decision of WorkSafeBC (the Board) dated

More information