Case Library

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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.

Patient History and Examination 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”. Prior...

Cervical Foraminal Disc Herniation Adjacent to a Fused Segment

Dr. Jeff Golan
Dr. Oded Rabau

History 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. He also reported numbness and weakness in the hand with no...

T12 Burst Fracture

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

Patient history / exam 38-year-old male presented after motor vehicle collision as an unrestrained passenger with acute back pain without radicular complaints. Patient was neurologically intact with tenderness to palpation over the posterior thoracolumbar spine. Diagnosis Imaging revealed a T12...