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11-21-2008, 11:30 PM
The Center for Spine Health at Cleveland Clinic, one of the nationís top hospitals and home to our nationally ranked Neurological Institute, is hosting a free online health chat on adult scoliosis from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. During this one hour chat Douglas Orr, MD, will answer questions from patients regarding management and treatment options for adult scoliosis and other spinal deformities. More information on this chat can be found at http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/chatreg/orr.html

Dr. Orr specializes in spinal surgery at Cleveland Clinicís Center for Spine Health and has a joint appointment in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Orr has surgical expertise in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal areas, specializing in adult spinal surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, deformity surgery and spinal tumor surgery. He also has authored numerous articles on his specialty interests and has been an invited lecturer at orthopaedic conferences and symposia throughout the United States, Canada and in other countries around the world.

11-22-2008, 12:44 AM
I would love to join in but I will be up in the Northern California Redwoods looking at lichen, and trolling for cougar with my neighbors small dog.(just kidding)

One hour is not a lot of time. I think that a question relating to artificial discs would be a viable question. Fusions incorporated with artificial discs, how many? 1 down low with 1 in the middle? success rates with 1? success rates with 2? are they thinking about 3? Can multiples over 2 work? Clustering together? mobility benefits? etc

Since this is in the immediate future, it would be of benefit to quite a few of us.

If someone would ask these questions, that would be great

11-22-2008, 01:51 AM
Thanks for the heads-up. Does anyone know if there will be a way to get a transcript? It sounds really interesting, but not it would take my house being on fire to get me up at 3am! :D