Latest Surgical Treatments for Tethered Spinal Cord

Spine surgeon Nicholas Theodore discusses a new surgical approach, spinal column shortening, in this online seminar.

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A tethered spinal cord occurs when the cord is under tension. It can lead to severe pain and progressive neurological symptoms, and it is usually treated with a detethering procedure. Nicholas Theodore, M.D., M.S., director of the Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center, discusses a new surgical approach: spinal column shortening.