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Severe Progressive Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis

Presented by: B. Lonner MD

The patient is a 54-year-old female diagnosed with idiopathic scoliosis as an adolescent. Twenty years earlier, despite the presence of a significant progressive spinal deformity, she was told that she was not a surgical candidate because of her age.

Minimally Invasive TLIF for the Treatment of Radiculopathy

Presented by: J. Mobasser MD

The patient is a 40-year-old male with a 2 year history of right L5 radiculopathy and mild low back pain. Recently, his symptoms have become progressive. He has seen two other surgeons for these issues.

High Risk Multi-level Cervical Fusion

Adjunct Use of a Bone Growth Stimulator
Presented by: T. McCall MD

Since the ACDF, she has experienced chronic neck pain. New symptoms have developed during the past 4 months. Using the visual analog scale (1 to 10, with 10 being the worse pain imaginable) she grades her pain as 10/10 in severity.

Low Back and Leg Pain Refractory to Conservative Treatment

Geriatric patient, past laminectomy
Presented by: R. Ozuna MD

The patient is a 76-year-old male with a longstanding history of low back pain and bilateral lower extremity symptoms secondary to spondylolisthesis. He had a laminectomy in the past (year unknown) and presents with new MRI findings.

Lower Lumbar Pain with Frequent 10/10 Leg Pain

Presented by: M. Cowan MD

The patient is a 55-year-old female with a 5-year history of severe low back pain. During the last 3 years her pain is worse. She describes her lower lumbar pain as constant and refractory to all treatments.

ALIF with Posterior Lateral Fusion: Aspen™ Spinous Process Fixation for Posterior Instrumentation

Presented by: R. Porter MD

This is a 32-year-old female who presents with a 13-year history of progressive low back pain. She denies any history of injury or activity resulting in low back pain.

Progressive Thoracic Idiopathic Scoliosis

Presented by: B. Lonner MD

The patient is a 15-and-7/12 year-old female with a right thoracic idiopathic scoliosis of 80º. She reports backache when seated for prolonged periods of time; such as the 9-hour car drive for this appointment.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: A. Shamie MD

A 59-year-old female presented with history of chronic bilateral lower extremity radicular pain. The patient reported difficulty walking and inability to exercise due to severe thigh and calf pain after about 5 minutes of exertion. She described the pain as 10 out of 10 and her pain was relieved upon bending forward.

Unipedicular Kyphoplasty and Targeted Cement Placement for T12 Fracture

AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
The patient is an active 82-year-old female with a history of osteoporosis. She presents with severe back pain that suddenly developed and has troubled her the past six to eight weeks. The patient felt no radicular pain.

Adult Idiopathic Thoracolumbar Kyphoscoliosis

MIS or Open?
Presented by: J. Roh MD, MBA, MSc

A 66-year-old female presented with a history of chronic low back pain, left thigh pain, and a progressive left-sided lumbar hump. She was “hunched over” forward and to the right.

Extrapedicular Vertebral Augmentation to Treat T7-T8 Vertebral Compression Fractures with Retropulsion

AVAflex® curved vertebral augmentation needle
Presented by: J. Afshar MD
An 82-year-old Caucasian female with osteoporosis presented with excruciating (9/10) mid-thoracic back pain following a fall backward approximately one week prior.

Facet Arthropathy with Back Pain, Stenosis, Synovial Cyst and L5 Radiculopathy

Presented by: S. Ritland MD

The patient is a 67-year-old female with intermittent back pain that has become somewhat more severe for one year. She was referred to a physiatrist 5 months prior to my treatment after development of pain referring down her left leg. She underwent a series of blocks for back pain and a left L5 radiculitis without weakness.

Balloon Kyphoplasty for Acute T8 Compression Fracture

11G AVAmax® vertebral balloon and AVAflex® curved needle
Presented by: H. Brown MD
A 97-year old osteoporotic female presented with a four-day history of progressively worsening atraumatic back pain. She refused to sit, walk or lay on her side due to the severity of her pain. Pain was reported as 10/10.

Grade IV Spondylolisthesis

Presented by: S. Lewis MD

The patient is an active 14-year-old male with progressive back pain and difficulty with gait. He has radicular pain in his buttocks and posterior thighs.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Spondylolisthesis with Progressive Back and Leg Pain

Unresponsive to conservative treatment
Presented by: D. Rouben MD

The patient is a 55-year-old male who works as a heavy equipment operator. He is 5'-11" tall and weighs 250 pounds. His symptoms, listed below, have worsened and continue to worsen in the last 12 months.

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