Matthew McDonnell

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Treatment of unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures remains controversial. Long-segment pedicle screw constructs may be stiffer and impart greater forces on adjacent segments compared with short-segment constructs, which may affect clinical performance and long-term out come. The purpose of this study was to biomechanically evaluate long-segment posterior(More)
The majority of patients with rheumatoid arthritis involving the cervical spine can be managed non-operatively. These patients should be monitored closely by the treating physician for the development of neurologic symptoms or subluxation on radiographs. Non-surgical treatment in the majority of patients has a definite role. Several studies now suggest(More)
1 These new requirements revise the initial regulations implemented by the ACGME in 2003 and respond in part to recommendations set forth by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2008. 2-4 The changes are proposed to ensure three main objectives: patient safety and quality of care in teaching hospitals, patient safety and quality of care provided by current(More)
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