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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

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

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” Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference September 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation, Hal Wanger Family Medicine Conference, Morgantown, WV

Plastaras CT, Fang J, Gleason W. : Peripheral neuropathies associate with systemic disease. PM&R Knowledge NOW http://me.aapmr.org/kn/article.html?id=283 PM&R Knowledge NOW/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. September 2014.

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.

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.

McCormick Z, Plastaras C, Garvan C, Macron D, Joshi A, Chimes G, Smeal W, Rittenberg J, Kennedy DJ. : “Fluoroscopically Guided Lumbosacral Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections: Adverse Events and Predictive Factors” Pain Medicine 15(8): 1441, 2014 Notes: Research Abstract at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2014 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

El-Yahchouchi CA, Plastaras C, Maus TP, Carr CM, McCormick Z, Geske JR, Smuck M Pingree MJ, Kennedy DJ. : “Complication rates of transforaminal and interlaminar epidural steroid injections: a multi-institutional study" Pain Medicine 15(8): 1437, 2014 Notes: Research Abstract at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2014 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

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.

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Last updated: 10/18/2014
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