Francisco M Torres-Ramos

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OBJECTIVE To identify the short- and long-term therapeutic benefit of fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections in patients with radicular leg pain from degenerative lumbar stenosis. DESIGN This prospective cohort study performed at a multidisciplinary spine center. There were a total of 34 patients who met our inclusion(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of complications of fluoroscopically guided lumbar transforaminal epidural injections. DESIGN A retrospective cohort design study. Patients presenting with radiculopathy, caused by either lumbar spinal stenosis or herniated nucleus pulposus confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography scanning, received(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of complications of fluoroscopically guided interlaminar cervical epidural injections. DESIGN A retrospective cohort design study. SETTING A multidisciplinary spine care center. PARTICIPANTS One hundred fifty-seven consecutive patients with cervical radicular pain caused by cervical spondylosis or herniated nucleus(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the incidence of complications of fluoroscopically guided caudal epidural injections. DESIGN A retrospective cohort design study in which chart review was performed on patients, who presented with radiculopathy and received fluoroscopically guided caudal epidural steroid injections. All injections were performed consecutively over a(More)
Spondylodiscitis is an unusual but important cause of back pain. Patients with spinal infections typically present with severe sharp aching pain, malaise, fever, and percussion tenderness over the affected area. Early identification of the responsible organism is essential for adequate and prompt treatment. Fungal spondylodiscitis is extremely rare, and its(More)
A 56-year-old man developed left shoulder pain three weeks after starting a cardiac rehabilitation program, which consisted of submaximal aerobic and progressive resistive exercises. Pain in the left shoulder intensified and weakness developed one week later. He sought medical attention ten weeks after the onset. Physical examination showed only weakness of(More)
In the area of rehabilitation and biomechanics, several articles divided into five categories, including therapeutic heat, foot and ankle orthotics, exercise in elderly arthritis patients, muscle strengthening in rheumatoid arthritis, and arthroplasty and immobilization are reviewed. Superficial heat was demonstrated to increase intra-articular temperature,(More)
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