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“Lumbarised S1” – The transitional (potentially mobile) lumbosacral segment and its excellent fixation via “double-ALIF”.

This man in his 40s, Patient “X”, presented with progressive low back pain and sciatica. The MRI below shows the dark “desiccated” discs (deranged by LOSS of hydration and height, and hence also their normal cushioning function) at “L4/5 and L5/S1” (in red dashed circle), with a forward slip (magenta dashed arrow, below) of his […]

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Brachial Plexopathy versus Cervical Radiculopathy

The brachial plexus (one for the left and one for the right arm) is a nerve bundle network lying between the lower front side of the neck and around the clavicle (collar bone). It connects nerve roots C5,6,7,8 and T1 (all from the side of the spinal cord) to the muscles of the shoulder girdle, […]

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CNS Neurosurgery and Telehealth – Telemedicine – Teleconsultations – Videoconferencing in the COVID-19 era

We’re all living in and experiencing a very difficult situation, globally, and I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. CNS Neurosurgery remains open for business in this COVID-19 era, including for urgent surgeries. We have rapidly and effectively adapted, as we know that we, too, provide essential medical services. During this […]

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CNS Neurosurgery’s COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Current Rooms & Pre-Operative Protocol (2020)

Dear patients, doctors and IME clients/assessees, We hope you are well and safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (9-5), for consultations and IMEs and emergency surgery, but our consultations are by telephone or Skype only (i.e., tele-health/tele-medicine), and not in-person. This will remain in effect until the end […]

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