A UVA Health surgeon implores PMR physicians to refer any patient with a T1 or higher cervical spinal cord injury to a hand surgeon for evaluation. Find out why.
Revision surgeries like this one require more complex decision making, surgical planning and skill to repair damage, restore mobility and reduce pain.
Spine fusion has its advantages, however, within the last decade, cervical disc replacement has gained traction as an alternative for some patients.
Neurosurgeons Chris Shaffrey, MD, and Justin Smith, MD, PhD, have been named among the 18 best spine surgeons by Orthopedics This Week Magazine.