Venu M. Nemani, MD, PhD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic recently published an article titled “Distal Fusion Level Selection in Scheuermann’s Kyphosis: A Comparison of Lordotic Disc Segment Versus the Sagittal Stable Vertebrae.” The article was published in Global Spine Journal, the official publication of AO Spine, which is the largest international organization of spine surgeons and other professionals engaged in the care of patients with spinal problems.
Dr. Nemani collaborated with his colleagues at the Hospital for Special Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins University, and Columbia University to investigate how to best choose the lowest fusion level when surgically treating patients with Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, a condition which cases an abnormal increase in the forward curvature (kyphosis) of the spine. The results of this study will help surgeons like Dr. Nemani and others around the world who treat these complex spinal deformities how to choose the appropriate fusion levels to optimize patient outcomes and to minimize complications. View the full abstract here (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28660108).
Dr. Nemani is a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic fellowship trained spine surgeon. He has advanced training in all aspects of spine surgery, with a special interest and expertise in disorders of the cervical spine and in patients with spinal deformities such as scoliosis.
Dr. Nemani believes in a comprehensive approach to patient care and works with all members of the medical team to treat spinal problems conservatively before considering an operation. If surgery is necessary, he will perform spine surgery utilizing the most safe and effective techniques in a manner that is tailored for each individual patient.Dr. Nemani has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed research articles, presented over 35 scientific studies at national and international conferences, and written more than 15 book chapters on various topics in spine surgery. He continues to be actively involved in research to improve the outcomes of spine surgery for his patients. He is a member of the Scoliosis Research Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and AO Spine. He also volunteers his time as a spine surgeon in Ghana, where he has surgically treated some of the most rare and complex spinal deformities in both pediatric and adult patients.
For further details on Dr. Nemani, please visit www.nemanispine.com. To schedule an appointment, please call 919-863-6808.
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