Case Library

SMISS is pleased to provide its members with a library* of MISS cases. Each case includes patient history, physical exam, treatment options, actual treatment and outcome. The cases are each followed by an expert discussion.

As SMISS builds this valuable resource, don’t hesitate to contact info@smiss.org if you have a case you’d like to submit.

*This library is in its earliest stages but will expand steadily in the coming months.

Recently Added Cases

Robotic Guided Cervical Pedicle Screw Insertion Technique for Multilevel Cervical Spondylosis with Radiculopathy and Myelopathy.

Stanley Kisinde, MB.ChB,
MMed; Isador H. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC.

A 75-year-old male presented with long standing history of neck pain and headaches. The neck pain was progressive and associated with a headache that he described as “wrapping around his head in a band-like formation”.

Degenerative Scoliosis Treated with LLIF + Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation

Corey T. Walker, MD
Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD

72-year-old female presented with progressive back pain and left greater than right leg pain (left anterior thigh/groin and right lateral thigh into shin). She failed to improve with nonoperative management including physical therapy and injections. Patient was neurologically intact on exam with good global sagittal and coronal balance.

Cervical Foraminal Disc Herniation Adjacent to a Fused Segment

Dr. Jeff Golan
Dr. Oded Rabau

79 y/o healthy male presented with a 4-week history of spontaneous incapacitating shoulder pain radiating down the right arm to the hand in a typical C8 dermatomal distribution.

T12 Burst Fracture

Jackub Godzik, MD
Jay D. Turner, MD, PhD

38-year-old male presented after motor vehicle collision as an unrestrained passenger with acute back pain without radicular complaints.

Standalone Lateral for Adjacent Segment Degeneration

Isaac L. Moss, MDCM, MASc, FRCSC

This active, otherwise healthy 80-year-old woman presented with a 5-month history of progressive back pain, radiating to her right thigh and medial leg.

Lumbar Spinal Deformity with Neuroforaminal Stenosis

Alex Whiting, MD, Juan Uribe, MD

30-y/o male with a history of severe back and leg pain.

Revision for 67-y/o With Proximal and Distal Junctional Kyphosis

Alex Whiting, MD, Juan Uribe, MD

A 67-year-old female presented with incapacitating back pain and severe sciatica pain.