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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

Kennedy DJ, Schneider B, Smuck M, Plastaras CT: "The Use of Moderate Sedation for the Secondary Prevention of Adverse Vasovagal Reactions" Pain Medicine 16(4): 673 -679, April 2015

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. : “Response to Letter by Dr. Lipetz” Pain Medicine August 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1111/pme.12879.

Sung W, Abraham M, Plastaras C, Silfies SP. : “Trunk Motor Control Deficits in Acute and Subacute Low Back Pain are Not Associated with Pain or Fear of Movement” The Spine Journal 15(8): 1772–1782, August 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.04.010.

McCormick ZL, Cushman D, Marshall B, Caldwell M, Patel J, Ghannad L, Eng C, Makovitch S, Babu A, Chu SK, Marciniak C, Walega DR, Press J, Plastaras C, Kennedy DJ. : “Dexamethasone versus Particulate Steroid Injections for the Treatment of Needle Electromyography-Confirmed Painful Lumbosacral Radiculopathy” Pain Medicine 16(8): 1655-1656, August 2015 Notes: Research Abstract Podium Presentation at the International Spine Intervention Society – 2015 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, July 31, 2015.

McCormick ZL, Kotcharian A, Fang J, Chhatre A, Plastaras C. : “Percutaneous Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Decompression Using the Dekompressor: 8-Year Outcomes” International Spine Intervention Society – 2015 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Las Vegas, NV July 28 2015 Notes: Poster.

Tsay T, Plastaras C, Schran S, Becker S. : “Vertebral Benign Notochordal Cell Tumor (BNCT) as Incidental Finding in Cervical Radiculitis Treated Successfully with Physical Therapy: A Case Report” Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2015 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA June 4 2015 Notes: Poster.

Sully K, Joshi A, McCormick Z, Garvan C, Plastaras CT. : “Factors that Predict Satisfaction with Medical Care: Data from 27,212 Injured Workers Surveyed Over 14 Years” Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2015 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA June 4 2015 Notes: Poster.

Gleason W, Hahn M, Plastaras C. : “Brachial Plexopathy Associated with West Nile Virus Injection: A Case Report” Penn Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Good Shepherd Penn Partners 2015 Research Day, Philadelphia, PA June 4 2015 Notes: Poster.

Joshi A, McCormick Z, MD, Sully K, Garvan C, Plastaras CT. : “Factors that Predict Satisfaction with Medical Care: Data from 27,212 Injured Workers Surveyed Over 14 Years” American Occupational Health Conference May 2015 Notes: “Abstract 112 - Oral abstract presentation, May 3, 2015, Baltimore, MD.

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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