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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

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

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.

McCormick Z, Plastaras C, Garvan C, Macron D, Joshi A.: "Adverse events associated with fluoroscopically guided zygapophyseal joint injections" Journal of Pain 15(4): S98, April 2014 Notes: Poster 488 presented at The 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Tampa, FL.

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Last updated: 11/12/2014
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