Frailty Assessment, Adult Spinal Deformity; Excitatory Neurons Rescue Breathing After SCI; Axial Spondylitis Cases
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Myelopathy Secondary to C5-C7 Synovial Cyst
FEATURED CASE

Myelopathy Secondary to C5-C7 Synovial Cyst

By Daniel Possley, DO, MS, and Daniel K. Park, MD
A 53-year-old male presented with progressive weakness in his hands and legs that became noticeable 3 months ago. He started to require a walker and became wheelchair dependent. He also reported dropping objects and difficulty with fine motor skills. Peer case discussion by Reginald Q. Knight, MD, MHA.
 
Pre-Operative Planning Reduces Complication Risk in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
NASS 2018: FRAILTY ASSESSMENT

Pre-Operative Planning Reduces Complication Risk in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery

With Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD
What is the best way to assess frailty in patients undergoing spine surgery? Factors to consider and role of prehabilitation.
 
Cervical Excitatory Neurons Rescue Breathing After Spinal Cord Injury
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Cervical Excitatory Neurons Rescue Breathing After Spinal Cord Injury

With Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS
Researchers discovered a novel neuronal circuit involving cervical excitatory interneurons that, when activated, rescue breathing after severe spinal cord injury. This circuit does not a play a role in normal breathing and is only activated in response to spinal cord trauma.
 
Axial Spondylitis: Mimics, Progression, the Need for MRI, and New Management Recommendations
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Axial Spondylitis: Mimics, Progression, the Need for MRI, and New Management Recommendations
ACR/ARHP 2018 HIGHLIGHT

Axial Spondylitis: Mimics, Progression, the Need for MRI, and New Management Recommendations

With Lianne Gensler, MD, Atul Deodhar, MD, and Michael Ward, MD
Shared cases differentiate axSpA from similar conditions, reveal disease progression, and provide evidence for emerging treatment protocols.
Highlight from the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) in conjunction with the American Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP). Courtesy of PracticalPainManagement.com.
 
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