Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez Olaverri
• More than 15 years of experience• Orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu de Barcelona • Orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital of Zaragoza Chiron• Service Director Column Kings County Hospital in New York• Service Director Column Maimonides Medical Center in New York ...
• Associate Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York
• Doctor in Medicine and Surgery University Complutense of Madrid• Title Specialist Spine Surgery performed in New York University • Title Specialist Spine Surgery performed in New York University ...
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• Author of 10 publications in journals of national and international character• Author of more than 100 conference papers in national and international character
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Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative disease of the cartilage discs located between the vertebrae, they lose elasticity and fail to meet the Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative disease of the cartilage discs located between the vertebrae, they lose elasticity and fail to meet the function of cushioning the impact body movement generated. This situation subjected to the vertebrae to friction between them, since they lose their elastic capacity, the disc that separates collapses and allows the vertebrae from rubbing against each other. As a result, the disc can cause severe pain. In osteoarthritis of the cervical spine and lumbar osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is distinguished. In the cervical general wear on joints and bones, especially around the neck, causing a chronic pain occurs. As for the lumbar sometimes produce spurs that exert pressure on the nerves of the spine. This can cause weakness and pain in the arms or legs. ...
Lumbar disc hernia is an injury caused by degeneration or wear of the intervertebral discs of the spine, which act as shock absorbers between the Lumbar disc hernia is an injury caused by degeneration or wear of the intervertebral discs of the spine, which act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. Lumbar hernia is one of the most common and causes compression or irritation of the nerve root, which often just manifesting as sciatic nerve pain, depending on the position and size of the hernia. The main causes of herniated discs are articulate aging, trauma or prolonged exertion. In addition, there are risk factors that favor its appearance, such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle or snuff. Treatment varies depending on the severity of the case, and can be solved with temporary resting, drug administration, rehabilitation exercises or even surgery, it indicated only for patients who do not respond to other treatments and the pain persists markedly. A herniated disc L4 the level of injury when the pain radiates from the front of the thigh, no loss of sensation in the inside of the leg and foot, and causes weakness in the knee. L5 level of injury occurs when the pain radiates down the back of the thigh and there is a loss of sensation in the side wall of the calf and the back of the foot. Therefore, disc herniation L4 and L5 can be distinguished by the symptoms they cause. ...
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints and cartilage. Osteoarthritis causes an inability but it is difficult to cause disabi Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints and cartilage. Osteoarthritis causes an inability but it is difficult to cause disability. As cartilage progresses and disappear pain occurs, the bone reacts growing on the sides and causing a deformation. ...
The pediatric orthopedics is a specialty of orthopedic and trauma surgery which is responsible for injuries and musculoskeletal disorders of children The pediatric orthopedics is a specialty of orthopedic and trauma surgery which is responsible for injuries and musculoskeletal disorders of children and adolescents. Also called child childhood trauma or orthopedic surgery. Covering all subspecialties that have adult orthopedics, but professionals who are dedicated to this discipline have specific training in congenital or acquired in children and adolescents orthopedic problems, since the lesions change and the body responds differently according to age patient. It is precisely in the infant stages when the muscles and bones are in continuous growth and development. Therefore, orthopedic principles state that is essential to detect and early diagnosis of any orthopedic condition for proper treatment. ...
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to treat degenerative diseases of the spine. The fusion consists in fixing two bone parts rigidly and irreversibly anchoring a joint using screws, plates and titanium rods. Its aim is to stabilize the spine to relieve local pain. In addition, decompression of the nerve roots relieves sciatic pain and difficulty walking, typical of stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal. The technique of spinal fusion is divided into anterior cervical fusion, posterior cervical arthrodesis and posterior lumbar spine fusion. The spinal fusion is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. ...
The spine surgery is to correct structural abnormalities of the spine that cause pain. It is indicated in cases where there is significant compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots, and when it is due undoubtedly to the structural abnormality detected. One of those treated by surgery of cervical spine injury is a herniated disc. Cervical surgery may be necessary to reduce pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots, when pain is caused by a herniated disc or a bone of spinal canal. Trauma surgery may also be required to stabilize the cervical spine and minimize the possibility of paralysis, when a fracture or dislocation causes a vertebral instability. Likewise, cervical surgery is also used in case of degenerative diseases. ...
The spinal fracture is a break or the collapse of one of the bones of the spine. This can happen for a strong impact in the area or for the loss of bone mass, osteoporosis caused by eg. Although removal of bone mass may also occur for other cusas: cancer, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hyperthyroidism and long-term use of corticosteroids. In these cases, the deterioration causes bone fractures can also occur as a result of normal activity, such as bending over or get something. Symptoms include a sudden onset of pain or a chronic, dull back pain and weakness or immobility of all or any part of the body. Traditional treatment for spinal fractures includes extended bedrest, pain medication and the use of corsets. These treatments can reduce pain, but do not stabilize the fracture or correct the related spinal deformity. In fact, a spinal fracture can cause irreversible damage as a total or partial paralysis of the injured. ...
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