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Christopher T Plastaras, MD

Christopher T Plastaras, MD

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Penn Spine Center
1800 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 2158932600
Education:
BA (Physics)
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1992.
MD (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Phila, PA, 1996.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Spine & Sports Medicine, Interventional Spine

Description of Research Expertise

Musculoskeletal Clinical Outcomes Database

Selected Publications

McCormick Z, Margolis S, Temme K, Rivers E, Cameron SA, Smith MC, Rohr A, Zander E, Garvan C, Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C. : “Concordant Pain Provocation During Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbosacral Radiculopathy: Effect on Pain Outcome and Predictive Factors” Pain Physician 18(1): E19-E26, January/February 2015

Kennedy DJ, Schneider B, Smuck M, Plastaras CT: "The Use of Moderate Sedation for the Secondary Prevention of Adverse Vasovagal Reactions" Pain Medicine. 19 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/pme.12632 December 2014.

Sayeed Y, Plastaras C, Appasamy M, McLaughlin C, Charles J, Joshi A, Macron D, Pukenas B. : “Fluoroscopy procedure and equipment changes to reduce staff radiation exposure in the interventional spine suite” Poster presentation New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Newton, MA December 2014 Notes: Poster presentation New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Newton, MA.

Plastaras CT, Schran S, Constantino J.: “Complementary and alternative medicine for neck pain: Focus on manipulative therapies-chiropractic and osteopathic techniques” TANG. TANG (Humanitas Medicine, HM) is a journal with emphasis on The Marriage of Humanitas and Medicine. An international journal that reports new information concerning humanitas based medicine. Published by Association of Humanitas Medicine. 4(4): 25-28, November 2014.

Schneider B, Kennedy DJ, Casey E, Smuck M, Conrad B, Plastaras C. : “Trainee Involvement in Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections Associated With Increased Incidence of Vasovagal Reactions” PM&R Journal 6(10): 914-919, October 2014 Notes: DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.04.003.

McCormick Z, Plastaras C, Garvan C, Macron DS, Joshi A, Chimes GP, Smeal WL, Rittenberg JD, Kennedy DJ. : "Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbosacral Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections: Adverse Events and Predictive Factors" PM&R Journal 6(9): S347, October 2014 Notes: Poster 460 AAPM&R Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA.

Schneider BJ, Smuck M, Plastaras C, Nahm LS, Maus TP, Kennedy DJ.: "Delayed Complications Following Interventional Pain Procedures" PM&R Journal 6(9): S346, October 2014 Notes: Poster 458 for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly and Technical Exhibition in San Diego, CA October 2014.

Nahm LS, Smuck M, Plastaras C, Schneider BJ, Kennedy DJ.: "Next Day Adverse Events from Interventional Pain Procedures" PM&R Journal 6(9): S346, October 2014 Notes: Poster 457 for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly and Technical Exhibition in San Diego, CA October 2014.

McCormick Z, Cushman D, Casey E, Plastaras C.: "Factors Associated with Pain Reduction after a First-time Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection for Lumbosacral Radicular Pain" PM&R Journal 6(9): S346-S347, October 2014 Notes: Poster 459 AAPM&R Annual Assembly, San Diego, CA.

Christopher T. Plastaras, MD: Penn Medicine Orthopaedics Question and Answer with Dr. Plastaras Penn Medicine Orthopaedics Musculoskeletal Center blogspot October 2014 Notes: http://penn-medicine-orthopaedics.blogspot.com/2014/10/question-and-answer-with-dr-plastaras.html?m=1 accessed 10/18/2014

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Last updated: 02/24/2015
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