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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

Furman MB, Plastaras CT, Popescu A, Tekmyster G, Davidoff S, Kennedy DJ.: Should Antiplatelet Medications Be Held Before Cervical Epidural Injections? PM&R Journal. 6(5): 442-450, May 2014.

Plastaras CT, Chhatre A, Kotcharian AS: "Perioperative Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Traction Injuries" Orthopedic Clinics of North America 45(1): 47-53, 2014.

Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C, Casey E, Visco CJ, Rittenberg JD, Conrad B, Sigler J, Dreyfuss P.: “Comparative Effectiveness of Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections with Particulate Versus Nonparticulate Corticosteroids for Lumbar Radicular Pain due to Intervertebral Disc Herniation: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Trial” Pain Medicine Page: 1526-2375, 2014.

Plastaras C, McCormick Z, Macron D, Garvan C, Joshi A, Chimes G, Smeal W, Rittenberg J. : "Adverse Events Associated with Fluoroscopically Guided Zygapophyseal Joint Injections" Pain Physician 17: 297-304, 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 2014.

Plastaras CT, Chhatre A, Kotcharian AS.: "Perioperative Lower Extremity Peripheral Nerve Traction Injuries" Orthopedic Clinics of North America 45(1): 55-63, 2014.

Plastaras CT, Fang J. : Meniscus injuries of the knee. PM&R Knowledge Now. AAPM&R, September 2013 Notes: http://now.aapmr.org/msk/disorders-lower-limb/Pages/Meniscus-injuries-of-the-knee.aspx.

Kennedy DJ, Plastaras C, Casey E, Visco CJ, Sigler JD, Smuck M, Conrad B, Dreyfuss P: “A Randomized, Double-Blind, Multi-center, Prospective Study Comparing the Efficacy of Particulate vs Non-Particulate Corticosteroids for Lumbar Radiculitis due to an Acute Herniated Nucleus Pulposus.” Paper Presentation at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2013 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, New York, NY. Pain Medicine, August 2013 vol:14, Issue 8: 1271. 14(8): 1271, August 2013 Notes: Paper Presentation.

Chhatre A, Plastaras C, Pukenas B: “Complete Short Term Pain Relief After Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression for Far Lateral Disc creating ‘neurogenic claudication’ symptoms” Poster Presentation at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2013 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, New York, NY. July 2013 Notes: Poster.

Chhatre A, Plastaras C, Pukenas B. : “Acute Chest Pain During a Cervical Interlaminar Injection” Poster Presentation at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2013 21st Annual Scientific Meeting, New York, NY. July 2013 Notes: Poster.

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Last updated: 07/25/2014
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