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Presentations

Interbody Fusion Technologies. A minimally invasive approach to AIBF. NASS. Toronto ON October 14, 2008

 

Lower incidence of dysphagia with cervical arthroplasty compared to ACDF in a prospective randomized clinical trial. NASS. Toronto ON October 16, 2008.

 

A prospective randomized comparison of two lumbar total disc replacements. NASS. Toronto ON October 16, 2008

 

Prospective Randomized series of 92 cervical arthroplasties in 73 patients adjacvent to prior fusions. NASS. Toronto ON October 16, 2008

 

The Role of Therapeutic Hypothermia in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury. Hospital For Special Care – 2008 Gossling Rehabilitation Lecturer. New Britian CT, September 19, 2008

 

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Hands-On Symposium. Cornell University August 15-16 2008

 

National Athletic Trainers 59th Annual Meeting. St. Louis MI, June 17-20, 2008.Cervical Spine Symposia

 

Frontiers in Spine Surgery. Brown University Medical School Symposium Neuroscience Innovations for Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI). June 9, 2008

 

Use of moderate hypothermia in the treatment of acute spinal cord injury. College Athletic trainers Society Annual meeting. Las Vegas, NV May 2008

 

Use of XLIF in Revision Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine and revision Spinal Arthroplasty. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Miami FL. May 2008

 

Case Presentation of the use of hypothermia in the treatment of a C3 C4 Fracture Dislocation of an NFL Athlete. Johns Hopkins University. April 10, 2008

 

Case Presentation of the use of hypothermia in the treatment of a C3 C4 Fracture Dislocation of an NFL Athlete. National Football League Physicians Association Annual Meeting Indianapolis Indiana. February 2008

 

Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery in patients with and without Previous Adjacent level ACDF Surgery. Phillips FM, Regan JJ, Cappuccino A, Devine J, Ahrens JE, McAfee PC. Cervical Spine Research Society. San Francisco. December 2007

 

A Prospective Randomized Multi-Center Study of Cervical Disc Replacement: Comparison of training randomization and ACDF Outcomes. Phillips FM, Regan JJ, Cappuccino A, Devine J, Ahrens JE, McAfee PC. Cervical Spine Research Society. San Francisco. December 2007

 

Lower Incidence of Dysphagia with Cervical Arthroplasty as Compared to ACDF in a Randomized Prospective Trial. Cervical Spine Research Society. San Francisco. December 2007

 

Predictive Value of OUS Pilot Study on Cervical Arthroplasty with a Randomized US Pivotal Study. McAfee PC, Pimenta L, Cunnighmam B, Cappuccino A. North American Spine Society. October 2007, Austin TX

Lumbar Arthroplasty vs. Anterior Interbody Fusion at one level: Clinical Results at 5 Year Follow-up from the IDE Study of the Charite Artificial Disc. Guyer RD, Banco R, Geisler FH, Cappuccino A, Hochschuler S, Jenis L, Tromanhause S, Blumenthal S. North American Spine Society. October 2007, Austin TX

 

A Comparison of Clinical Outcomes in Cervical Arthroplasty Patients with and without Previous Adjacent level ACDF Surgery. Phillips F, Regan JJ, Cappuccino A, DeVine J, McAfee P. North American Spine Society. October 2007, Austin TX

 

Cervical Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Symptomatic Cervical Spondylosis: Initial Outcomes from a Prospective Randomized, Multi-Center Study. Regan JJ, Phillips F, Cappuccino A, DeVine J, McAfee P. North American Spine Society. October 2007, Austin TX

 

Direct Lateral Extracavitary Lumbar Interbody fusion (XLIF). Pre-Meeting Instructional Course. North American Spine Society. October 2007, Austin TX

 

Performance and Safety of the STALIF TT-VBR Device for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. IMAST, Paradise Island Bahamas, July11-14, 2007

 

Cervical Arthroplasty: Comparison of Outcomes in Patients With and Without Previous Adjacent Level ACDF Surgery. IMAST, Paradise Island Bahamas, July11-14, 2007

 

Predictive Value of OUS Pilot Study on Cervical Arthroplasty with a Randomized US Pivotal Study. IMAST, Paradise Island Bahamas, July11-14, 2007

 

Comparison of In Vivo and In Vitro Range of Motion Distribution Following One Level Lumbar Arthroplasty: Two to Five Year Radiographic Follow-Up of 375 Consecutive Patients Enrolled in the Charite Artificial Disc FDA Level 1 Pivotal Study. IMAST, Paradise Island Bahamas, July11-14, 2007

 

One Year Results of Fusion Using the STALIF TT VBR Device as a Stand Alone Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Preservation of Motion of the Spine, March 2007, Duck Key FL

 

Comparison of PCM Cervical Arthroplasty vs. PCM Adjacent to a Single- Level ACDF: Preliminary Results of and FDA IDE Study. Preservation of Motion of the Spine, March 2007, Duck Key FL

 

Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Institute 2/18/07-2/21/07 Thailand

 

Minimally Disruptive Surgical Approach for Lumbar Degenerative Conditions. Cleveland Clinic February 26, 2007.

 

Design Rationale and Clinical Experience with the STLIF Stand Alone Interbody Fusion Device. Cervical Spine Research Society: 11th Instructional Course, 34th Annual Meeting. West Palm Beach, FL. December 2006.

 

Superiority of Multiple Level Cervical Arthroplasty Outcomes vs Single Level Outcomes. 229 Consecutive PCM Prosthesis. Cervical Spine Research Society: 11th Instructional Course, 34th Annual Meeting. West Palm Beach, FL. December 2006.

 

Design Rationale and Clinical Experience with the SATLIF Stand Alone Interbody Fusion Device. AAOS Learning Center. Chicago IL. November 2006

 

XLIF: Surgical Technique, Design Rationale , Pertinent Anatomy and Clinical Experience with Revision TDR. NuVasive Annual Sales Meeting. Chicago IL. Nov 2006

 

Total Disc Replacement Panel Discussion Moderator. Practical Anatomy Workshop. St. Louis MO. November 2006

 

Anterior Interbody Fusion Technologies. Practical Anatomy Workshop. St. Louis MO. November 2006

 

Concepts/Overview: Principles of Posterior Arthroplasty. Practical Anatomy Workshop. St. Louis MO. November 2006

 

Current and Emerging Issues in Complex Lumbar Spine Surgery .Practical Anatomy Workshop. St. Louis MO. November 2006

 

Charite Lumbar Disc Replacement: The Total Experience. DePuy Spine Latin American Charite Training. Raynham, MA. November 2006

 

Survivorship Analysis of Multilevel Cervical Disc Replacement: A prospective Series of 228 Prosthetic Disc Implantations. Poster Presentation. North American Spine Society. Seattle WA. September 2006.

 

XLIF:TDR Revision and Implantation. North American Spine Society. Seattle WA. September 2006.

 

Lumbar Arthroplasty vs. Anterior Interbody Fusion at One Level: Clinical Results at Five Year Follow Up From the IDE Study of the Charite Artificial Disc. North American Spine Society. Seattle WA. September 2006.

 

Cervical PCM Disc Replacement in Adjacent Segment Disease. Two Year Follow-up of 51 Cases. North American Spine Society. Seattle WA. September 2006.

 

 

PCM Cervical Arthroplasty: Indications, Surgical Technique and Three Year Follow Up of the First 219 Patients. Cormed Annual Meeting of the Dutch Spine Society. Lagonissi, Greece. September 2006.

 

Lumbar Spinal Arthroplasty Survivorship Analysis and Revisability with Five Year Follow Up. South Carolina Spine Society 14th Annual Meeting. Charleston South Carolina. September 2006

 

Posterior Lumbar Motion Sparing Systems: Myth or Magic. Advance Training for Spine Fellows: Spine Arthroplasty and Minimally Invasive Surgery. South Carolina Spine Society 14th Annual Meeting. Charleston South Carolina. September 2006

 

Charite USA IDE Study and Post Market Approval: Clinical Results. Advance Training for Spine Fellows: Spine Arthroplasty and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Thornton Colorado. August 2006

 

Charite Patient Selection: Surgical Indications and Contraindications. Advance Training for Spine Fellows: Spine Arthroplasty and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Thornton Colorado. August 2006

 

Responsible Approach to Artificial Disc Replacement. Advance Training for Spine Fellows: Spine Arthroplasty and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Thornton Colorado. August 2006

 

 

The Clinical Indications Surgical Technique and Two Year Follow-up on 219 PCM Cervical Disc Prosthesis: A Biomechanical Analysis. Curso International de Cirgia de Colomna. Mexico City August 2006.

 

Comparison of Cervical Disc Prosthesis: Constrained vs. Non-Constrained. Curso International de Cirgia de Colomna. Mexico City. August 2006.

 

A New Technique for Total Posterior Lumbar Arthroplasty and Facet Substitution: The TOPS Device. Curso International de Cirgia de Colomna. Mexico City. .August 2006.

 

Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Combined With Fusion at an Adjacent Level: Early Results from a Multi-center Retrospective Review of a Hybrid Procedure for Multi-Level Degenerative Disease. Spine Across the Seas/North American Spine Society. Maui, Hawaii July 2006.

 

Revisability of the CHARITE Artificial Disc Replacement: Analysis of 688 Patients Enrolled in the UIS IDE Study of the Charite Artificial Disc. Spine Across the Seas/North American Spine Society. Maui, Hawaii July 2006

 

TOPS Lumbar Facet Replacement System: Biomechanical Evaluation, Operative Data, and Preliminary Clinical Results. Spine Across the Seas/North American Spine Society. Maui, Hawaii July 2006

 

A New Stand-Alone Anterior Lumbar Inter-body Fusion Device for Primary Fusion, TDR Motion/Fusion, Hybrids, TDR Salvage, TDR Bail-Out, and Failed Back Syndrome. Seminar Moderator. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Biomechanical Analysis of the STALIF Device vs. Circumferential Spinal Arthrodesis: In An Vitro Calf Spine Model Comparing Multi-Directional Flexibility Properties in Destructive and Non-Destructive Models. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Lumbar Arthroplasty vs. Anterior Interbody Fusion at One level: Clinical Results at Five Year Follow-up From the IDE Study of the CHARITE Artificial Disc. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Comparison of Single Level Versus Multiple Level Cervical Disk Replacement- 178 Consecutive Prosthesis. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Clinical and Radiological Results of a 12 Month Prospective Study Using TOPS Lumbar Facet Replacement System. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques. Greece July 2006

 

Surgical Indications, Technique and Biomechanics of the PCM Cervical Disc: Initial Experience with 243 Implants with Greater than Two Year Follow Up. Scoliosis Research Society/South African Spine Society Annual Meeting. Capetown, South Africa. May 2006.

 

Moderator for Adult Spinal Deformity and Treatment of High Grade Spondylolisthesis. Scoliosis Research Society/South African Spine Society Annual Meeting. Capetown, South Africa. May 2006.

 

Surgical Technique and Clinical Pearls for the Safe Implantation of the Charite Lumbar Disc. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Montreal, Quebec, May 2006

 

STALIF TT VBR: An In Vitro Biomechanical Comparison of the STALIF Cage vs. Circumferential Arthrodesis in the Calf Spine Model. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Montreal, Quebec, May 2006

 

Comparison of Single Level vs. Multiple Level Cervical Disk Arthroplasty- 178 Consecutive PCM Prostheses. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Montreal, Quebec, May 2006

 

Porous Coated Motion Cervical (PCM) Disk Replacement in Adjacent Segment Disease- Clinical Follow Up of 40 Cases. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Montreal, Quebec, May 2006

 

Adjacent Level Disease After Cervical Disc Arthroplasty: A 3 Year Follow-Up. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Montreal, Quebec, May 2006

 

The Tops Lumbar Facet Replacement System. Biomechanical Evaluation, Operative Data, and Preliminary Clinical Evidence. Spinal Arthroplasty Society. Montreal, Quebec, May 2006

 

Surgical Technique for PCM Cervical Arthroplasty; Worldwide Experience and Clinical Results with PCM Arthroplasty.  Dutch Users Group Meeting. Amsterdam, January 2006.

 

Total Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement with the PCM (Porous Coated Motion) disk. Prospective 3 years follow up clinical and radiological study, 230 discs performed.  AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. Lake Buena Vista Florida March 2006.

 

Comparison of Multiple Level vs Single Level Cervical Disc Replacement-178 Consecutive Prosthesis.  North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, October 2005

 

Use of the Stalif Cage in the Revision of Failed Charite Lumbar Disk Replacement. North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, October 2005

 

Design Rational and Initial Two Year Follow-Up of the PCM Cervical Disc. World Spine Meeting. Rio Di Janero, Brazil August 2005

 

Single vs Multiple Level PCM Cervical Disc Prosthesis. World Spine Meeting, Rio Di Janero, Brazil August 2005

 

Porous Coated Motion Cervical Disk Replacement- A Biomechanical , Histomorphometric, and Biologic Wear Analysis in a Caprine Model . Spinal Arthroplasty Society. New York, New York May 2005

 

 

Motion Sparing Techniques of the Lumbar Spine and Lumbar Disc Replacement, Spring Clinical Day State University of New York at Buffalo, April 16, 2005

 

Cervical Disc Replacement and the Use of PCM Spinal Arthroplasty. Workshops- Cadaveric Implantation of the PCM, Cadaveric Implantation Lumbar Interbody Fusion Techniques.  Congress of Central American Spine Surgeons. Mexico City. April 2005

 

Charite Training Course, Clinical Instructor, Cincinnati Ohio Dec 19-22, 2004, January 2-4, 2005, March 22-24, 2005, June 2005, August 2005

 

Spinal Arthroplasty on the Cervical and Lumbar Spine, Keynote Speaker, Central Pennsylvania Spine Society February 2, 2005. Harrisburg PA

 

Live Human Surgical Demonstration Implantation of PCM Cervical Disc Prosthesis- TransAtlantic Spine Congress. Basil, Switzerland. November 2004

Implantation of the Charite Artificial Lumbar Disk- Clinical Teaching Tour. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast Australia September 2004.

PCM Disc- Follow Up of the First 100 Cervical Disc Replacements, Spinal Arthroplasty Society, Vienna Austria (Poster Presentation) May 2004

Spinal Arthroplasty. Upstate New York Medical Society, Slocum Dickson Teaching Day, November 2003

Surgical Technique for PCM Cervical Disc Placement, North American Spine Society (NASS), San Diego October 2003

Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement. North American Spine Society (NASS), San Diego, October 2003

Equation Instrumentation Focus Group Course Moderator. Chicago, Illinois July 19, 2003

Complications of Spinal Arthroplasty. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques (SRS). Rome, Italy July 10, 2003

Indications, Anatomic Approach and Instrumentation for Lumbar Disc Replacement Using the Charite Prosthesis. International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques (SRS). Rome, Italy July 12, 2003

Use of H4 Instrumentation for Implantation of SB Charite Total Disc Prosthesis. Brazilian Spine Society Annual Congress, Fortaleeza, Brazil, July 2003

Use of H4 Instrumentation for Implantation of SB Charite Total Disc Prosthesis. Spinal Arthroplasty Society, Phoenix Arizona. May 2003

Motion-Sparing Surgery of the Cervical Spine. Medtronic Think Tank, Naples Florida, April 2003

Use of Low Friction Arthroplasty for Motion Sparing Reconstruction of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine as an Alternative to Spinal Fusion. Gross Medical Society, Buffalo, New York, March 2003

Following the Revenue Stream. Your Practice your Business. Boston, MA June 2002.

Use of the Artificial Disc in the Lumbar Spine. Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery. Lake George, NY May 2002

USA Experience and the Biomechanics of the Link SB Charite Artificial Disc. Spinal Arthroplasty Meeting. Berlin April 2002

USA Experience and the Biomechanics of the Link SB Charite Artificial Disc. Spinal Arthroplasty Meeting. London October 2001

Low Profile Flexible Screw-Based Instrumentation Systems. MSD Think Tank Paris France February 2001.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion with Implantable Titanium Cages. AANS. Orlando FL 2001.

Minimally Invasive Approaches to the Posterior Spine. Nuvasive Think Tank New York, NY December 2000

Orthopedic Grand Rounds Presentation Hang Ang University Hospital. Seoul, South Korea, May 2000

Orthopedic Grand Rounds Presentation Seoul University, Seoul South Korea, May 2000

Dynamic Anterior Cervical Stabilization Devices. Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery. Amelia Island, FL 2000

Experience with the Ray Threaded Fusion Cage. Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery. Houston TX September 1999

The role VSP spinal instrumentation on augmenting posterolateral fusion. An analysis of load sharing before and after hardware removal NASS 1995

The role VSP spinal instrumentation on augmenting posterolateral fusion. An analysis of load sharing before and after hardware removal. SRS 1995.

The effects of spinal fixation and destabilization in the biomechanical and histologic properties of spinal ligaments. An in vivo study. NASS New Orleans 1995.

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery versus open thoracotomy for Anterior Thoracic Spinal Fusion. NASS 1994

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery versus open thoracotomy for Anterior Thoracic Spinal Fusion SRS 1994

Effect of Spinal Destabilization and Instrumentation on Lumbar Intradiscal Pressure. International Intrasiscal Therapy Society, San Diego, CA October 1993

Localization of the laser Cavity in Percutaneous Discectomy. NASS, San Diego, CA 1993

Localization of the laser Cavity in Percutaneous Discectomy SSAF Fellows Meeting, New Orleans, LA 1993

Evaluation of Pre and Post-operative MRI Studies in Patients with osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head who Have Had Core Decompression. AAOS San Francisco, CA 1993