Clinical research interests include the development of new, less invasive (both endoscopic and minimally invasive) treatment strategies for addressing spinal problems, from the very simple to the complex. Furthermore, multi-center trials are being performed to further help to identify means to help limit the approach-related morbidity of spinal surgery, as well as investigate up-and-coming technologies and their safety and efficacy in dealing with spinal disorders. Multi-disciplinary research investigating the effects of spine surgery on back musculature and it's functionality is under way. Biomechanical investigations are focusing on the traumatized spine and more minimally invasive, surgical means to heal the fractured spine. Finally, laboratory research efforts are specifically directed towards refining and improving various minimally-invasive surgical treatment statagies for approaching the spine.
Robert Eric Isaacs
Retrospective multicenter case series study.Because cervical dural tears are rare, most surgeons have limited experience with this complication.
Cells isolated from intervertebral disc (IVD) tissues of human surgical samples are one of potential sources for the IVD cellular therapy.
BACKGROUND: Obese and morbidly obese patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion surgery are a challenge to the operating surgeon.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter nonrandomized institutional review board-approved observational study of clinical and radiographic outcomes of the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) procedure in adult scoliosis.
In April 2014 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a dataset for the public which included information on services provided by physicians and healthcare providers for Medicare beneficiaries in the 2012 calendar year.
Study Design. Prospective, multicenter, single-arm study. Objective.
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, multicenter, single-arm study.
OBJECT: Intradural extramedullary (IDEM) neoplasms are uncommon lesions that can pose a challenge for resection. Numerous factors affect the resectability and ultimately the outcome of these lesions.
SCOLIOSIS IS A three-dimensional spinal deformity for which surgery may be indicated when patients experience severe pain, curve progression, or progressive disability.