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Musculoskeletal Clinical Outcomes Database
Lee H, Bonner W, Plastaras C: “Adverse Events Associated with Cooled Radiofrequency of Cervical Medial Branch, Lumbosacral Medial Branch, Dorsal Ramus, and Sacral Lateral Branch Neurotomy Procedures” Poster for the Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2017 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA. June 8, 2017. : 2017.
Carr Carrie M, Plastaras Christopher T, Pingree Matthew J, Smuck Matthew, Maus Timothy P, Geske Jennifer R, El-Yahchouchi Christine A, McCormick Zachary L: Immediate Adverse Events in Interventional Pain Procedures: A Multi-Institutional Study. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 17 (12): 2155-2161,2016.
McCormick Zachary L, Cushman Daniel, Marshall Benjamin, Caldwell Mary, Patel Jaymin, Ghannad Leda, Eng Christine, Makovitch Steven, Babu Ashwin, Chu Samuel K, Marciniak Christina, Walega David R, Press Joel, Plastaras Christopher: Pain Reduction and Repeat Injections After Transforaminal Epidural Injection With Particulate Versus Nonparticulate Steroid for the Treatment of Chronic Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation 8 (11): 1039-1045,2016.
Zhang Yejia, Chee Ana, Shi Peng, Adams Sherrill L, Markova Dessislava Z, Anderson David Greg, Smith Harvey E, Deng Youping, Plastaras Christopher T: Intervertebral Disc Cells Produce Interleukins Found in Patients with Back Pain. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 95 (6): 407-15,2016.
Bress A, Metzler S, Plastaras C: “Percutaneous CT Guided Laminotomy and Fenestration for Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Synovial Cysts.” American Society of Neuroradiology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 25, 2016.
Plastaras C: Cervical Radiculopathy PM&R Knowledge NOW/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=114 : 2016.
Caldera F: "Hip strength asymmetry and patellofemoral pain" Lower Extremity Review 8 (5): 47-54,2016.
Bress A, Schuster J, Plastaras C: “Significant Dose Reduction During Neurointerventional CT Cases Using Table Side Parameter Controls.” American Society of Neuroradiology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 26, 2016.
Safaeian Pegah, Mattie Ryan, Hahn Matthew, Plastaras Christopher T: Novel Treatment of Radicular Pain With a Multi-Mechanistic Combination Topical Agent: A Case Series and Literature Review. Anesthesiology and pain medicine 6 (2): e33322,2016.
McCormick Zachary L, Slipman Curtis, Kotcharian Ashot, Chhatre Akhil, Bender Frank J, Salam Aleya, Menkin Serge, Kennedy David J: Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) : 2016.
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