Thoracic Spine Injury Specialists Big Rapids MI

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Sudhir Balkrishna Rao
(231) 796-6721
650 Linden St
Big Rapids, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jerome Arthur Conrad, MD
(231) 796-6721
650 Linden St Ste 2
Big Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Mecosta County Gen Hospital, Big Rapids, Mi
Group Practice: Big Rapids Orthopaedics

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Aleksandar Tosic, MD
650 Linden St Ste 2
Big Rapids, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Edvarda Kardelja V Ljubljani, Med Fak, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Graduation Year: 1985

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Thomas G Ryan, MD
(269) 343-1535
2490 S 11th St
Kalamazoo, MI
Business
Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Mark Mayer
(248) 551-0424
3601 W. 13 Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jerome Arthur Conrad
(231) 796-6721
650 Linden St
Big Rapids, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Aleksandar Tosic
(231) 796-6721
650 Linden St
Big Rapids, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul E Roose
(231) 832-7000
225 N State St
Reed City, MI
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Mark A. Kamil
(248) 661-4700
6621 W Maple Rd # A
West Bloomfield, MI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mi
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Alice Dimant, MD
Huntington Woods, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: The Hebrew Univ, Hadassah Med Sch, Jerusalem, Israel
Graduation Year: 1996

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Surgical Treatment of Unstable Thoracic Spine Injuries

Severe injuries to the thoracic spine occur with some car accidents. These high-energy injuries cause significant trauma to the spine. Surgery is needed to restore the vertebrae to a stable position. A major goal of treatment is to foster as much neurologic recovery as possible. In some cases, preventing paralysis may not be possible.

It's not clear yet what kind of stabilization procedure is best for these traumatic spinal injuries. Rods placed alongside the spine have been used with disappointing results. Plates and screws along the posterior (back of the) vertebra give better correction.

In this study, screws were placed through the pedicles of the vertebrae. The pedicle is the area of the vertebra that is between the upper and lower spinal (facet) joints. Sometimes it is called the pars articularis.

The pedicle is stiffer than the vertebral body. It provides a place where the screws are less likely to pull out of the bone. Stainless steel screws were used because of their ability to resist fatigue failure while the bone graft healed. A large diameter screw 50 to 80 per cent the length of the vertebral body was selected.

Screws were placed in every pedicle on both sides of the vertebrae. The screws spanned from two to three segments above the area of injury to several segments below the lowest area of instability.

Using pedicle screws as anchors made it possible for the surgeon to distract, rotate, and place the broken and displaced vertebrae in proper alignment. Once the screws were in place, a rod to span the entire length of the surgical site helped unlock the overlapping facets.

The spinal deformity was reduced and maintained in 15 of the 18 patients treated with posterior-only pedicle screws. There were very few complications after the operation. This approach avoids doing an additional anterior or combined anterior/posterior fusion of the spine. Local bone graft is used to obtain a posterior-lateral fusion only.

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