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: 215-893-2600
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

Lee H, Bonner W, Plastaras C, Caldera F. : “Adverse Events Associated with Cooled Radiofrequency of Cervical Medial Branch, Lumbosacral Medial Branch, Dorsal Ramus, and Sacral Lateral Branch Neurotomy Procedures” Poster for the Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2017 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA. June 8, 2017. June 8 2017 Notes: Poster.

Carr Carrie M, Plastaras Christopher T, Pingree Matthew J, Smuck Matthew, Maus Timothy P, Geske Jennifer R, El-Yahchouchi Christine A, McCormick Zachary L, Kennedy David J: Immediate Adverse Events in Interventional Pain Procedures: A Multi-Institutional Study. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 17(12): 2155-2161, Dec 2016.

McCormick Zachary L, Cushman Daniel, Marshall Benjamin, Caldwell Mary, Patel Jaymin, Ghannad Leda, Eng Christine, Makovitch Steven, Babu Ashwin, Chu Samuel K, Marciniak Christina, Walega David R, Press Joel, Plastaras Christopher, Kennedy David J: Pain Reduction and Repeat Injections After Transforaminal Epidural Injection With Particulate Versus Nonparticulate Steroid for the Treatment of Chronic Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation 8(11): 1039-1045, Nov 2016.

Zhang Yejia, Chee Ana, Shi Peng, Adams Sherrill L, Markova Dessislava Z, Anderson David Greg, Smith Harvey E, Deng Youping, Plastaras Christopher T, An Howard S: Intervertebral Disc Cells Produce Interleukins Found in Patients with Back Pain. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 95(6): 407-15, Jun 2016.

Bress A, Metzler S, Plastaras C, Pukenas B. : “Percutaneous CT Guided Laminotomy and Fenestration for Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Synovial Cysts.” American Society of Neuroradiology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 25, 2016. May 2016 Notes: abstract.

Plastaras C, Buzanowska M. : Cervical Radiculopathy. PM&R Knowledge NOW/American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. May 2016 Notes:

Caldera F, Plastaras C.: "Hip strength asymmetry and patellofemoral pain" Lower Extremity Review 8(5): 47-54, May 2016.

Bress A, Schuster J, Plastaras C, Pukenas B. : “Significant Dose Reduction During Neurointerventional CT Cases Using Table Side Parameter Controls.” American Society of Neuroradiology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 26, 2016. May 2016 Notes: abstract.

Safaeian Pegah, Mattie Ryan, Hahn Matthew, Plastaras Christopher T, McCormick Zachary L: Novel Treatment of Radicular Pain With a Multi-Mechanistic Combination Topical Agent: A Case Series and Literature Review. Anesthesiology and pain medicine 6(2): e33322, Apr 2016.

McCormick Zachary L, Slipman Curtis, Kotcharian Ashot, Chhatre Akhil, Bender Frank J, Salam Aleya, Menkin Serge, Kennedy David J, Plastaras Christopher: Percutaneous Lumbar Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) Feb 2016.

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