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Ellis Phillip Couch, MD
(918) 683-3086
103 N 37th St
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Legal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Muskogee Reg Medctr, Muskogee, Ok
Group Practice: Three Rivers Orthopedics

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Clint F Kirk, DO
209 S 36th St
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1994

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Fred Michael Ruefer, MD
(918) 682-7717
209 S 36th St
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Muskogee Reg Medctr, Muskogee, Ok
Group Practice: Muskogee Bone & Joint & Sports

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Harvey C Jenkins Jr., MD
(405) 686-1700
8603 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Business
Aria Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Harold Amos Yocum, MD
(405) 748-6600
10914 Hefner Pointe Dr Ste 200
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Languages
American Sign
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Integris Baptist Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Childrens Hosp Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Hand

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Gary Michael Kramer, MD
(918) 682-7717
209 S 36th St
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Jack Weaver
(918) 682-7717
209 South 36th Street
Muskogee, OK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1993
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Guy Eric Grooms, MD
(918) 682-7717
209 S 36th St
Muskogee, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Muskogee, Ok
Group Practice: Muskogee Bone & Joint & Sports

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Mark Allan Capehart, MD
(918) 494-9300
6475 S Yale Ave Ste 301
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok; Orthopedic Hosp Of Oklahoma, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center

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Garrett Edward Watts, MD
(918) 451-3000
2950 S Elm Pl
Broken Arrow, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp -Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow, Ok; St Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Broken Arrow Orphopedics

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Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement - Justin Paquette, MD

Dr. Sechrest: Hello, I'm Dr. Randale Sechrest, your host for eOrthopod.TV. Today I have with me as my guest, Dr. Justin Paquette. Dr. Paquette is a neurosurgeon who practices complex spine surgery in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Paquette did his medical training at Albany Medical College. He then went on to complete residency in neurosurgery at the Harvard Tuss Combined Program in Boston, Massachusetts. From there he completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery in Los Angeles at Cedar-Sinai. Good afternoon, Justin.

Dr. Justin Paquette: Good afternoon.

Dr. Sechrest: Dr. Paquette, today what I'd like to discuss is a relatively new procedure called the artificial disc replacement, and we're specifically talking about artificial disc replacement in the neck. Tell us a little bit about this. I mean, this is a new procedure that seems to be very popular these days.

Dr. Justin Paquette: Sure. So essentially the purpose of an artificial disc is to preserve the normal motion of the spine. In the old days, we would just fuse a level, and we do this today as well, where we fuse a level and take the motion out of it so as to prevent any pressure on the nerve or the spinal cord. The artificial disc, however, instead of fusing two vertebrae together actually links in-between where the disc was, but allows bending, twisting, flexing, extending in all the normal directions. The main reason why this was developed was based upon a theory called adjacent segment degeneration. What this theory states is that if you take one segment of the spine and you fuse it, you've basically taken one motion segment out of the spine. So if you had, say, seven discs or six discs in the spine all doing certain amounts of movement, and you took one disc and stopped it from moving, now the other discs have to pick up the slack, and now they have a little more extra motion, extra stress, and they may wear out faster than they would have normally. So the reasoning behind developing the disc was that if we can preserve the motion perhaps we can prevent that adjacent segment degeneration, prevent the worsening stress in the other discs, and perhaps prolong the life of the neck.

Dr. Sechrest: Okay. So, if I understand you correctly, the artificial disc is really a new option, so to speak, for situations where otherwise you would have done an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

Dr. Justin Paquette: That's correct.

Dr. Sechrest: When you do an artificial disc, other than the advantage of retaining motion, do you get better pain relief, do you get a better result than you would get with your typical anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?

Dr. Justin Paquette: It's interesting. The data is just basically coming out right now from the FDA studies. It's showing at least equivalency, and in some times, superiority to standard fusion procedures. One of the reasons may be is that in fusions surgeries we can't use any kind of anti-inflammatories after surg...

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