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Remote Virtual Spinal Evaluation in the Era of COVID-19.

Jang W Yoon, Rachel L Welch, Todd Alamin, William F Lavelle, Ivan Cheng, Mick Perez-Cruet, Louis C Fielding, Rick C Sasso, R J Linovitz, Kee D Kim, William C Welch,

Background:With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting many facets of our society, physicians and patients have begun using telemedicine as a platform for the delivery of health care. One of the challenges in implementing telemedicine for the spine care provider is completing a comprehensive spinal examination. Currently, there is no standardized methodology ... Read more >>

Int J Spine Surg (International journal of spine surgery)
[2020, 14(3):433-440]

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Do the Benefits of Routine Perioperative Chemoprophylaxis for Prevention of Thrombotic Events in Multilevel Posterior Surgery of the Cervical or Thoracic Spinal Cord Outweigh the Risks?

Anand H Segar, Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Barrett S Boody, Joseph D Smucker, Rick C Sasso,

Clin Spine Surg (Clinical spine surgery)
[2020, 33(6):215-217]

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Far Lateral/Extraforaminal Approaches for Microdiscectomy and Foraminal Decompression in the Lumbar Spine.

Barrett S Boody, Rick C Sasso, Joseph D Smucker,

Far lateral approaches to the lumbar spine are uncommon procedures but are essential techniques for spine surgeons to understand and master for the treatment of extraforaminal disk herniations and foraminal stenosis. We present our preferred approaches for open and minimally invasive techniques to perform extraforaminal decompressions and/or discectomies in the ... Read more >>

Clin Spine Surg (Clinical spine surgery)
[2020, :]

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Comparing rates of early pedicle screw loosening in posterolateral lumbar fusion with and without transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.

David H Kim, Raymond W Hwang, Gyu-Ho Lee, Riya Joshi, Kevin C Baker, Paul Arnold, Rick Sasso, Daniel Park, Jeffrey Fischgrund,

BACKGROUND CONTEXT:Addition of interbody fusion via a transforaminal approach (TLIF) has become a popular surgical option for treatment of degenerative lumbar conditions. Although technically more complicated than posterolateral fusion surgery (PLF), it has been suggested that TLIF provides superior immediate stability and protects against early pedicle screw loosening. This theory ... Read more >>

Spine J (The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society)
[2020, :]

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Evaluation of DIAM™ Spinal Stabilization System for lower lumbar disc degenerative disease: A randomized, prospective, single-site study.

Barrett S Boody, Joseph D Smucker, Willa Sasso, Justin W Miller, Ryan Snowden, Rick C Sasso,

To determine the efficacy of DIAM Spinal Stabilization System compared with nonoperative treatment for patients with low back pain and lower lumbar disc degenerative disease. A single center collected prospective outcomes data on 38 patients randomized to an interspinous device or non-operative treatment for symptomatic lumbar degenerative disc disease with ... Read more >>

J Orthop (Journal of Orthopaedics)
[2020, 21:171-177]

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Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve Ablation for the Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain: 2-Year Results From a Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Sham-Controlled Multicenter Study.

Jeffrey S Fischgrund, Alfred Rhyne, Jörg Franke, Rick Sasso, Scott Kitchel, Hyun Bae, Christopher Yeung, Eeric Truumees, Michael Schaufele, Philip Yuan, Peter Vajkoczy, Michael Depalma, David G Anderson, Lee Thibodeau, Bernhard Meyer,

Background:The purpose of the present study is to report the 2-year clinical outcomes for chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients treated with radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the basivertebral nerve (BVN) in a randomized controlled trial that previously reported 1-year follow up. Methods:A total of 147 patients were treated with RF ... Read more >>

Int J Spine Surg (International journal of spine surgery)
[2019, 13(2):110-119]

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Association Between Opioid Use and Patient-Reported Outcomes in a Randomized Trial Evaluating Basivertebral Nerve Ablation for the Relief of Chronic Low Back Pain.

John D Markman, Alfred L Rhyne, Rick C Sasso, Alpesh A Patel, Wellington K Hsu, Jeffrey S Fischgrund, Avram A Edidin, Peter Vajkoczy,

BACKGROUND:Chronic low back pain (CLBP) is a primary indication for opioid therapy. OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the hypothesis that CLBP patients reporting reduced opioid use have superior functional outcomes following basivertebral nerve (BVN) radiofrequency ablation. METHODS:This post hoc analysis from a sham-controlled trial examined short-acting opioid use from baseline through 1 yr. ... Read more >>

Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)
[2020, 86(3):343-347]

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Functional Outcomes Associated With Adjacent-level Ossification Disease 10 Years After Cervical Disc Arthroplasty or ACDF.

Barrett S Boody, Evan N Lee, Willa R Sasso, Sheetal Vinayek, Jaclyn M Demeter, Rick C Sasso, Joseph D Smucker,

STUDY DESIGN:A retrospective review of a prospective, randomized control Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption trial comparing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with Bryan cervical disc arthroplasty. OBJECTIVE:Determine the clinical significance of adjacent-level ossification disease (ALOD) on long-term functional outcomes after ACDF or arthroplasty. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND ... Read more >>

Clin Spine Surg (Clinical spine surgery)
[2020, :]

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Lumbar Spine Fusion Rates With Local Bone in Posterolateral and Combined Posterolateral and Interbody Approaches.

Daniel K Park, Richard Roberts, Paul Arnold, David H Kim, Rick Sasso, Kevin C Baker, Jeffrey S Fischgrund,

Posterolateral lumbar fusion (PLF) used to treat degenerative lumbar conditions still faces pseudarthrosis. Bone graft choice is a key factor; a traditional choice has been autologous iliac crest bone graft (ICBG), but complication rates are quoted up to 39%. Local bone from laminectomy eliminates ICBG harvesting complications. Methods:Two hundred forty-one ... Read more >>

J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev (Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews)
[2019, 3(11):e018]

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Does the Decompression of Symptomatic Lumbar Facet Cysts Without Instability Require Fusion?

Barrett S Boody, Joseph D Smucker, Rick C Sasso, Anand H Segar, Themistocles S Protopsaltis,

Clin Spine Surg (Clinical spine surgery)
[2019, :]

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Potential significance of facet joint fusion or posteromedial fusion observed on CT imaging following attempted posterolateral or posterior interbody fusion.

David H Kim, Raymond W Hwang, Gyu-Ho Lee, Riya Joshi, Kevin C Baker, Paul Arnold, Rick Sasso, Daniel Park, Jeffrey Fischgrund,

BACKGROUND CONTEXT:Radiologic evidence of successful lumbar fusion has traditionally been based on bridging bone spanning the intertransverse processes (posterolateral fusion or PLF) or disc space (interbody fusion, or IBF). Often, postoperative computed tomography (CT) of unsuccessful PLF and IBF demonstrates bridging bone across the facet joints or connecting the medial ... Read more >>

Spine J (The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society)
[2020, 20(3):337-343]

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Long-Term Radiographic and Functional Outcomes of Patients With Absence of Radiographic Union at 2 Years After Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.

Christopher J Lee, Barrett S Boody, Jaclyn Demeter, Joseph D Smucker, Rick C Sasso,

STUDY DESIGN:Retrospective radiographic investigation. OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the long-term radiographic and functional outcomes of patients in whom there is absence of radiographic union at 2 years after single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS:Thirty-one patients were evaluated at standard postoperative time intervals per index trial protocol. Plain film radiographic fusion ... Read more >>

Global Spine J (Global spine journal)
[2020, 10(6):741-747]

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Does index level sagittal alignment determine adjacent level disc height loss?

Ryan Snowden, Justin Miller, Tome Saidon, Joseph D Smucker, K Daniel Riew, Rick Sasso,

OBJECTIVE:The authors sought to compare the effect of index level sagittal alignment on cephalad radiographic adjacent segment pathology (RASP) in patients undergoing cervical total disc arthroplasty (TDA) or anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS:This was a retrospective study of prospectively collected radiographic data from 79 patients who underwent TDA ... Read more >>

J Neurosurg Spine (Journal of neurosurgery. Spine)
[2019, :1-8]

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No S.C.A.R.E. Protocol: A Streamlined Safety Protocol.

Tyler James Jenkins, Ryan D Snowden, Joseph Smucker, Wellington K Hsu, K Dan Riew, Rick C Sasso,

INTRODUCTION:Despite the proven success of anterior cervical surgery (ACS) postoperative issues can arise, with retropharyngeal hematoma (RH) being one of the most feared. A recent USA Today article highlighted the failed management and subsequent death of patients developing RH after ACS. The article calls into question the safety of performing ... Read more >>

J Am Acad Orthop Surg (The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
[2020, 28(1):21-28]

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i-Factor™ Bone Graft vs Autograft in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: 2-Year Follow-up of the Randomized Single-Blinded Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption Study.

Paul M Arnold, Rick C Sasso, Michael E Janssen, Michael G Fehlings, Robert F Heary, Alexander R Vaccaro, Branko Kopjar,

BACKGROUND:i-Factor™ Bone Graft (Cerapedics Inc, Westminster, Colorado) is a composite bone substitute material consisting of P-15 synthetic collagen fragment adsorbed onto anorganic bone mineral suspended in an inert biocompatible hydrogel carrier. A pivotal, noninferiority, US FDA Investigational Device Exemption study demonstrated the benefits of i-Factor™ compared to local autograft bone ... Read more >>

Neurosurgery (Neurosurgery)
[2018, 83(3):377-384]

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(Global Spine Journal)
[2018, 8(1 Suppl):174S-374S]

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Adjacent Level Degeneration: Bryan Total Disc Arthroplasty Versus Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.

Justin Miller, Rick Sasso, Paul Anderson, K Daniel Riew, Austin McPhilamy, Thomas Gianaris,

STUDY DESIGN:Prospective randomized, 2-center, clinical trial. OBJECTIVE:To prospectively compare adjacent level degeneration between the Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and assess the reliability of our measurements utilizing a method not previously described. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA:ACDF is a reliable and proven procedure for the ... Read more >>

Clin Spine Surg (Clinical spine surgery)
[2018, 31(2):E98-E101]

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Comparison of Long-term Differences in Dysphagia: Cervical Arthroplasty and Anterior Cervical Fusion.

Joseph D Smucker, Scott R Bassuener, Rick C Sasso, K Daniel Riew,

Retrospective cohort study.This study investigates the incidence of long-term dysphagia in cervical disc arthroplasty, and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) patients.No long-term comparison of dysphagia between cervical arthroplasty and fusion patients has been published. Widely variable short-term postsurgical dysphagia rates have been reported.Cohorts for this study are patients with ... Read more >>

Clin Spine Surg (Clinical spine surgery)
[2017, 30(8):E1160-E1164]

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Geographic variations in clinical presentation and outcomes of decompressive surgery in patients with symptomatic degenerative cervical myelopathy: analysis of a prospective, international multicenter cohort study of 757 patients.

Michael G Fehlings, Branko Kopjar, Ahmed Ibrahim, Lindsay A Tetreault, Paul M Arnold, Helton Defino, Shashank Sharad Kale, S Tim Yoon, Giuseppe M Barbagallo, Ronald H M Bartels, Qiang Zhou, Alexander R Vaccaro, Mehmet Zileli, Gamaliel Tan, Yasutsugu Yukawa, Darrel S Brodke, Christopher I Shaffrey, Osmar Santos de Moraes, Eric J Woodard, Massimo Scerrati, Masato Tanaka, Tomoaki Toyone, Rick C Sasso, Michael E Janssen, Ziya L Gokaslan, Manuel Alvarado, Ciaran Bolger, Christopher M Bono, Mark B Dekutoski,

BACKGROUND CONTEXT:Degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM) is a progressive degenerative spine disease and the most common cause of spinal cord impairment in adults worldwide. Few studies have reported on regional variations in demographics, clinical presentation, disease causation, and surgical effectiveness. PURPOSE:The objective of this study was to evaluate differences in demographics, ... Read more >>

Spine J (The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society)
[2018, 18(4):593-605]

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Single-Level Cervical Disc Arthroplasty with a Bryan Device.

Joseph D Smucker, Rick C Sasso,

The anterior cervical approach for discectomy with modified distraction and milling tools (Video 1) provides an ideal method for surgical treatment of symptomatic discogenic disease and subsequent placement of an arthroplasty device.Position the patient supine on a radiolucent table that allows for anteroposterior and lateral fluoroscopic imaging.Use a standard Smith-Robinson ... Read more >>

JBJS Essent Surg Tech (JBJS essential surgical techniques)
[2017, 7(2):e15]

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C5 Palsy After Cervical Spine Surgery: A Multicenter Retrospective Review of 59 Cases.

Sara E Thompson, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Ahmad Nassr, Thomas E Mroz, David E Fish, Jeffrey C Wang, Michael G Fehlings, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, P Justin Tortolani, Vincent C Traynelis, Ziya Gokaslan, Alan S Hilibrand, Robert E Isaacs, Praveen V Mummaneni, Dean Chou, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Rick C Sasso, Paul M Arnold, Zorica Buser, Mohamad Bydon, Michelle J Clarke, Anthony F De Giacomo, Adeeb Derakhshan, Bruce Jobse, Elizabeth L Lord, Daniel Lubelski, Eric M Massicotte, Michael P Steinmetz, Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Mark Corriveau, Sungho Lee, Peter I Cha, Dhananjay Chatterjee, Erica L Gee, Erik N Mayer, Owen J McBride, Allison K Roe, Marisa Y Yanez, D Alex Stroh, Khoi D Than, K Daniel Riew,

A multicenter, retrospective review of C5 palsy after cervical spine surgery.Postoperative C5 palsy is a known complication of cervical decompressive spinal surgery. The goal of this study was to review the incidence, patient characteristics, and outcome of C5 palsy in patients undergoing cervical spine surgery.We conducted a multicenter, retrospective review ... Read more >>

Global Spine J (Global spine journal)
[2017, 7(1 Suppl):64S-70S]

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Long-term Clinical Outcomes of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Willa R Sasso, Joseph D Smucker, Maria P Sasso, Rick C Sasso,

Prospective, randomized, single-center, clinical trial.To prospectively examine the 7- and 10-year outcomes of cervical arthroplasty to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).Degeneration of the cervical discs causing radiculopathy is a frequent source of surgical intervention, commonly treated with ACDF. Positive clinical outcomes are associated with arthrodesis techniques, yet there remains ... Read more >>

Spine (Spine)
[2017, 42(4):209-216]

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Rare Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery: Pseudomeningocoele.

Tamir Ailon, Justin S Smith, Ahmad Nassr, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Michael G Fehlings, David E Fish, Jeffrey C Wang, Alan S Hilibrand, Praveen V Mummaneni, Dean Chou, Rick C Sasso, Vincent C Traynelis, Paul M Arnold, Thomas E Mroz, Zorica Buser, Elizabeth L Lord, Eric M Massicotte, Arjun S Sebastian, Khoi D Than, Michael P Steinmetz, Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Mark Corriveau, Sungho Lee, K Daniel Riew, Christopher Shaffrey,

This study was a retrospective, multicenter cohort study.Rare complications of cervical spine surgery are inherently difficult to investigate. Pseudomeningocoele (PMC), an abnormal collection of cerebrospinal fluid that communicates with the subarachnoid space, is one such complication. In order to evaluate and better understand the incidence, presentation, treatment, and outcome of ... Read more >>

Global Spine J (Global spine journal)
[2017, 7(1 Suppl):109S-114S]

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A Multicenter Study of the Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes of Cervical Dural Tears.

Kevin R O'Neill, Michael G Fehlings, Thomas E Mroz, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Adam S Kanter, Michael P Steinmetz, Paul M Arnold, Praveen V Mummaneni, Dean Chou, Ahmad Nassr, Sheeraz A Qureshi, Samuel K Cho, Evan O Baird, Justin S Smith, Christopher Shaffrey, Chadi A Tannoury, Tony Tannoury, Ziya L Gokaslan, Jeffrey L Gum, Robert A Hart, Robert E Isaacs, Rick C Sasso, David B Bumpass, Mohamad Bydon, Mark Corriveau, Anthony F De Giacomo, Adeeb Derakhshan, Bruce C Jobse, Daniel Lubelski, Sungho Lee, Eric M Massicotte, Jonathan R Pace, Gabriel A Smith, Khoi D Than, K Daniel Riew,

Retrospective multicenter case series study.Because cervical dural tears are rare, most surgeons have limited experience with this complication. A multicenter study was performed to better understand the presentation, treatment, and outcomes following cervical dural tears.Multiple surgeons from 23 institutions retrospectively identified 21 rare complications that occurred between 2005 and 2011, ... Read more >>

Global Spine J (Global spine journal)
[2017, 7(1 Suppl):58S-63S]

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Epidural Hematoma Following Cervical Spine Surgery.

Gregory D Schroeder, Alan S Hilibrand, Paul M Arnold, David E Fish, Jeffrey C Wang, Jeffrey L Gum, Zachary A Smith, Wellington K Hsu, Ziya L Gokaslan, Robert E Isaacs, Adam S Kanter, Thomas E Mroz, Ahmad Nassr, Rick C Sasso, Michael G Fehlings, Zorica Buser, Mohamad Bydon, Peter I Cha, Dhananjay Chatterjee, Erica L Gee, Elizabeth L Lord, Erik N Mayer, Owen J McBride, Emily C Nguyen, Allison K Roe, P Justin Tortolani, D Alex Stroh, Marisa Y Yanez, K Daniel Riew,

STUDY DESIGN:A multicentered retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE:To determine the incidence and circumstances surrounding the development of a symptomatic postoperative epidural hematoma in the cervical spine. METHODS:Patients who underwent cervical spine surgery between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2011, at 23 institutions were reviewed, and all patients who developed an ... Read more >>

Global Spine J (Global spine journal)
[2017, 7(1 Suppl):120S-126S]

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