Cutting Edge Issues In Spine Surgery
1:20 – 2:20 p.m.
Dr. Charles Gatto
/ Advanced Spine Center
How does a spine surgeon determine whether the condition is work related?
What are the pros and cons of surgery versus conservative care?
When should fusion surgery be done and when should it not be considered?
How important is the mechanism of injury for causation?
What past medical history is important for the spine surgeon in assessing workrelatedness?
When to do fusion surgery and how many levels?
Referrals to pain management following surgery