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Christian Fras , M.D.

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Medical Group:

Institute for Spinal Surgery

Primary Office:

2000 Sproul Road, Suite 320
Broomall, PA  19008

Office Phone: 610.353.5079
Specialty Accepting New Patients
Orthopedic Surgery
  Board Certified in 2002
Yes

Age: 44      Gender: M

Areas of Clinical Interest: Spinal Stenosis
Disc Herniation
Spine Disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, & Lumbar Spines
Scoliosis
Kyphosis
Spine Compression Fractures

Medical School:
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Internship:
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Residency:
Cornell University Medical College

Fellowship:
Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Affiliation:  Lankenau Medical Center

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

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Office Information

Location:
2000 Sproul Road, Suite 320
Broomall, PA  19008

TEL: 610.353.5079 FAX: 484.427.8103
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Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Weekends
 
Location:
Lankenau MOB East, Suite 253
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

TEL: 484.427.8100
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Institute for Spinal Surgery Broomall, PA  19008

TEL: 610.353.5079 FAX: 484.427.8103

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Access Information:
Public Transportation, Handicap Access

Hours:Weekdays,Weekends

Institute for Spinal Surgery
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096

TEL: 484.427.8100

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Hours:Weekdays



Professional Staff

Amanda Castilleja, Office Coordinator
Phone: 610-353-5079

Titles

Academic Titles:
Assistant Professor - University of Pennsylvania

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Attending Physician

Recent Clinical Studies Published

BIBLIOGRAPHY: RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Auerbach JD, Jones KJ, Fras CI, Balderston JR, Rushton SA, Chin, KR. The Prevalence of Indications and Contraindications to Cervical Total Disc Replacement. Accepted for publication in Spine J.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Prevalence of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Candidates in a Community-Based Spinal Surgery Practice. Accepted for publication in J Spinal Disord Tech.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement in Adult Spinal Deformity Patients. Spine J, 2006; 6(5S): 68S.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement in Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. Spine J, 2006; 6(5S): 158-159S.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Disc Replacement Candidate Prevalence in a Community-Based Spinal Surgery Practice. Spine J 2005; 5(4S): 59S.

Fras C. Finger Deformities in Renaissance Art. J R Soc Med, 2005; 98:337.

Fras C, Kravetz P, Mody DR, Heggeness MH. Substance P-Containing Nerves within the Human Vertebral Body: An immunohistochemical study of the basivertebral nerve. Spine J, 2003: 3(1):63-67

Do T, Fras C, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Bachie-Adjei O. Letter to the Editor. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002; 84:321.

Do T, Fras C, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Clinical Value of Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Prospective Study of Three Hundred and Twenty Seven Patients. J Bone Joint Surg AM 2001; 83:577-579.

Hansraj K, Cammisa F, O’Leary P, Crockett H, Fras C, Cohen M, Dorey F. Decompression Surgery for Typical Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Clin Orthop 2001; 384:10-17.

Hansraj K, O’Leary P, Cammisa F, Hall J, Fras C, Cohen M, Dorey F. Decompression, Fusion, and Instrumentation Surgery for Complex Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Clin Orthop 2001; 384:18-25.

CURRENT ONGOING RESEARCH

A Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of DePuy Acromed Titanium Surgical Mesh and MOSS-Miami Spinal Pedicle Screws. Food and Drug Administration I.D.E. Study, David Polly, MD National Principal Investigator. Research grant support provided by DePuy-Acromed Corporation.

Clinical Outcomes Performance Study: Use of Capacitive Coupling External Stimulation in Support of Spinal Fusion. Research grant support provided by EBI Corporation.

Pedicle Screw Pull-Out Strength: A Comparison of Three Different Thread Designs. Research grant support provided by Stryker Corporation.

EDITORIALS, REVIEWS, CHAPTERS

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Degenerative Disc Disease. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Herniated Disc. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Lumbosacral Sprain. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Spinal Stenosis. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C. Thoraco-Lumbar Spine: Scoliosis. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C. Thoraco-Lumbar Spine: Compression Fracture. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C, Rauschning W. Cervical Spine Anatomy: Occiput and Upper Cervical Spine. Accepted for publication in: Cervical Spine Trauma Vaccaro A, and Anderson P, eds.

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Fras, C. Accuracy of thoracic pedicle screw placement in adult spinal deformity patients. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting Electronic Archives (http://www.conferencearchives.com/nass2006/).

ABSTRACTS AND PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

Fras C. Return to smoking after spinal fusion. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C, Castillega A. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion and sexual dysfunction in women. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C. Anterior cervical fusion: effect of post-operative bracing. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C. Surgical reconstruction of severe, fixed, post-laminectomy thoraco-lumbar kyphosis. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C. Lumbar DDD: surgical treatment with anterior-posterior fusion vs. posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C, Fras M. Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: MRI accuracy. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Austin, TX, October 23, 2007.

Fras C, Castillega A. Female sexual dysfunction after anterior retroperitoneal approach to the lumbar spine. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Austin, TX, October 23, 2007.

Fras C. Recidivism rate among smokers undergoing spinal fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C. Sexual dysfunction in men after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C, Castilleja A. Sexual dysfunction in women after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C. Surgical treatment of lumbar DDD: anterior-posterior fusion vs. posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C. Reconstruction of severe, fixed post-surgical kyphosis. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007

Fras C., Castilleja, A. Female sexual dysfunction after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007.

Fras C. Smoking cessation after spinal fusion. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007.

Fras C. Retrograde ejaculation and sexual dysfunction in men after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007.

Fras C. A/P Fusion vs PLIF for treatment of lumbar DDD. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007

Fras C. Smoking recidivism after spinal fusion. Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, Palm Beach FL, November 30, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of pedicle screw placement in adult degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Seattle, Washington, September 26, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of thoracic pedicle screw placement in adult spinal deformity patients. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Seattle, Washington, September 26, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Lumbar lordosis in the elderly. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12, 15, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Thoracic pedicle screw placement accuracy in adult scoliosis patients. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Reddy S. Solid cortical tibial tubercle allograft in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Utility of MRI in diagnosing lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Pedicle screw placement accuracy in adult degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Reddy S. Aspiration of bone marrow in adults undergoing spinal fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Candidate Prevalence in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL March 22-26, 2006.

Fras C. A Comparison of Harvesting Bone Graft from the Anterior versus Posterior Iliac Crest. Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, San Diego, CA, December 1-3, 2005.

Fras C. Accuracy of “Blind” Administration of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005.

Fras C. Reconstruction of the Cervical Spine with Titanium Mesh Cages and Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation: A Radiographic Analysis. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Prevalence of Potential Candidates in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005.

Fras C. A Comparison of Three Methods for Harvesting Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Disc Replacement Candidate Prevalence in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, PA September 27-October 1, 2005.

Fras C, Fras M. Sagittal Plane Alignment in Instrumented Lumbar Fusion: A Technique for Maintenance Without Rod Contouring. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Albert, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C. Accuracy of “Blind” Administration of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection. Annual Meeting, Internal Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Prevalence of Potential Candidates in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C. A Comparison of Three Methods for Harvesting Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C. Reconstruction of the Cervical Spine with Titanium Mesh Cages and Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation: A Radiographic Analysis. Accepted for Presentation, Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C., Fras M. Lordosis Maintenance in Instrumented Lumbar Fusions without Rod Contouring. Annual Meeting, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. New York, NY, May 13, 2005.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Prevalence of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Candidates in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. New York, NY, May 11, 2005.

Fras C., Fras I.M.Maintenance of Lumbar Lordosis Using the Claris Instrumentation System. Annual Meeting, Argos North America, Pittsburgh, PA , August 1-2, 2004.

Fras C., Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. World Spine II, Chicago, IL, August 10-13, 2003.

Fras C., Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. AnnualMeeting, ARGOS North America, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1-2, 2003

Fras C, Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Experience with 158 Consecutive Patients. 18th Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, European Section, Paris, France, June 13-14, 2002.

Fras C., Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Review of 158 Consecutive Patients. 9th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) Montreaux, Switzerland, May 23, 25, 2002.

Fras C, Mody D, Heggeness M. Substance P Containing Intraosseous Nerves Within the Human Vertebral Body. Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society. Cleveland, Ohio, September 20, 2001.

Heggeness, MH, Fras C, Mody D. Anatomic and Immunohistochemical Characterization of the Intraosseious Basivertebral Nerves. Annual Meeting, American Orthopaedic Association, June 13, 2001.

Fras C, Do T, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2000.

Fras C, Do T, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society, September 1999. Recipient of the Louis Goldstein Award

LECTURES BY INVITATION

Fras, C. Medical legal aspects of spine surgery Medical Malpractice Seminar of 2007, Bayside, NY, June 30, 2007.

Fras, C. Adult Scoliosis Case Presentations Training for Tomorrow’s Deformity Surgeons, Chicago, IL, September 4, 2006.

Fras, C. Adult Scoliosis Medtronic Sofamor Danek Training Center, New Haven, CT, May 23, 2006.

Fras, C. Cervical Spine Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis AO-ASIF Spine Symposium: Controversies in Spine Trauma, San Diego, CA, June 4, 2005.

Fras, C. Occipital-Cervical Dislocations AO-ASIF Spine Symposium: Controversies in Spine Trauma, San Diego, CA, June 4, 2005.

Fras, C. Common spinal disorders Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 27, 2005.

Fras, C. Ankylosing Spondylitis Grand Rounds, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2005.

Fras, C. Common Spinal Disorders in the Young Adult Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services, Philadelphia, PA November 6, 2004.

Fras, C. Lessons Learned from Practice Conference; Trends in Orthopaedic Practice of Tomorrow, Philadelphia, PA, September 18, 2004.

Fras, C. Degenerative Disc Disease: Past, Present and Future Treatments Synthes Southwest Regional Sales Conference, Houston, TX, July 15, 2004.

Fras, C.Common Disorders of the Lumbar Spine Grand Rounds, St. Clare’s Hospital, New York, NY, May 11, 2001.

Fras C, Mody D, Heggeness M. The Basivertebral Nerve: Anatomic and Immunohistochemical Characteristics Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduation Scientific Program, June 30, 2000.

Fras CI, Heggeness M. Cervical Spine Injuries in FootballGrand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, September 29, 1999.

Fras C, Do T, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Grand Rounds Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, June 4, 1999.

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

1999 - Louis Goldstein Award
Scoliosis Research Society

2002 - Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

2005 - Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2007 - Candidate Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society

2007 - "Best Doctors"
Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook

2007 - Cited in "Guide to America's Top Orthopedists"
Consumers' Research Council of America

Personal Quote

Speaks German

Current Memberships and Activities

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Royal Society of Medicine
Scoliosis Research Society
North American Spine Society
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

GENERAL

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery (Board Certified in 2002) - Accepting New Patients

Age: 44      Gender: M

Medical School:
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Internship:
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

Residency:
Cornell University Medical College

Fellowship:
Baylor College of Medicine

Primary Affiliation:  Lankenau Medical Center

* Members of the Main Line Health medical staff are affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital.

Titles

Academic Titles:
Assistant Professor - University of Pennsylvania

Clinical/Dept Titles:

Attending Physician


PRACTICE

Practice Name:
Institute for Spinal Surgery

appointment icon Locations:

2000 Sproul Road, Suite 320
Broomall, PA  19008
TEL: 610.353.5079 FAX: 484.427.8103
transportation icon Access Information:  Public Transportation,Handicap Access
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Weekends
Lankenau MOB East, Suite 253
100 East Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA  19096
TEL: 484.427.8100
hours icon Hours: Weekdays
Areas of Clinical Interest: Spinal Stenosis
Disc Herniation
Spine Disorders of the Cervical, Thoracic, & Lumbar Spines
Scoliosis
Kyphosis
Spine Compression Fractures

Patient Population
  • Adult
  • Pediatric
  • Adolescent
  • Geriatric
  • Medicare
  • HMO
  • PPO
  • Self-Pay
Professional Staff

Amanda Castilleja, Office Coordinator
Phone: 610-353-5079


PUBLICATIONS & CITATIONS

Recent Clinical Studies Published

BIBLIOGRAPHY: RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Auerbach JD, Jones KJ, Fras CI, Balderston JR, Rushton SA, Chin, KR. The Prevalence of Indications and Contraindications to Cervical Total Disc Replacement. Accepted for publication in Spine J.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Prevalence of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Candidates in a Community-Based Spinal Surgery Practice. Accepted for publication in J Spinal Disord Tech.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement in Adult Spinal Deformity Patients. Spine J, 2006; 6(5S): 68S.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Placement in Adult Degenerative Scoliosis. Spine J, 2006; 6(5S): 158-159S.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Disc Replacement Candidate Prevalence in a Community-Based Spinal Surgery Practice. Spine J 2005; 5(4S): 59S.

Fras C. Finger Deformities in Renaissance Art. J R Soc Med, 2005; 98:337.

Fras C, Kravetz P, Mody DR, Heggeness MH. Substance P-Containing Nerves within the Human Vertebral Body: An immunohistochemical study of the basivertebral nerve. Spine J, 2003: 3(1):63-67

Do T, Fras C, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Bachie-Adjei O. Letter to the Editor. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2002; 84:321.

Do T, Fras C, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Clinical Value of Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Prospective Study of Three Hundred and Twenty Seven Patients. J Bone Joint Surg AM 2001; 83:577-579.

Hansraj K, Cammisa F, O’Leary P, Crockett H, Fras C, Cohen M, Dorey F. Decompression Surgery for Typical Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Clin Orthop 2001; 384:10-17.

Hansraj K, O’Leary P, Cammisa F, Hall J, Fras C, Cohen M, Dorey F. Decompression, Fusion, and Instrumentation Surgery for Complex Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Clin Orthop 2001; 384:18-25.

CURRENT ONGOING RESEARCH

A Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of DePuy Acromed Titanium Surgical Mesh and MOSS-Miami Spinal Pedicle Screws. Food and Drug Administration I.D.E. Study, David Polly, MD National Principal Investigator. Research grant support provided by DePuy-Acromed Corporation.

Clinical Outcomes Performance Study: Use of Capacitive Coupling External Stimulation in Support of Spinal Fusion. Research grant support provided by EBI Corporation.

Pedicle Screw Pull-Out Strength: A Comparison of Three Different Thread Designs. Research grant support provided by Stryker Corporation.

EDITORIALS, REVIEWS, CHAPTERS

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Degenerative Disc Disease. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Herniated Disc. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Lumbosacral Sprain. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C. Lumbosacral Spine: Spinal Stenosis. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C. Thoraco-Lumbar Spine: Scoliosis. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C. Thoraco-Lumbar Spine: Compression Fracture. Accepted for publication in: Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician Lotke P, Abboud J, Ende J, eds; Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.

Fras C, Rauschning W. Cervical Spine Anatomy: Occiput and Upper Cervical Spine. Accepted for publication in: Cervical Spine Trauma Vaccaro A, and Anderson P, eds.

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA

Fras, C. Accuracy of thoracic pedicle screw placement in adult spinal deformity patients. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting Electronic Archives (http://www.conferencearchives.com/nass2006/).

ABSTRACTS AND PODIUM PRESENTATIONS

Fras C. Return to smoking after spinal fusion. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C, Castillega A. Anterior lumbar interbody fusion and sexual dysfunction in women. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C. Anterior cervical fusion: effect of post-operative bracing. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C. Surgical reconstruction of severe, fixed, post-laminectomy thoraco-lumbar kyphosis. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C. Lumbar DDD: surgical treatment with anterior-posterior fusion vs. posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Accepted for presentation, Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 5, 2008.

Fras C, Fras M. Lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis: MRI accuracy. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Austin, TX, October 23, 2007.

Fras C, Castillega A. Female sexual dysfunction after anterior retroperitoneal approach to the lumbar spine. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Austin, TX, October 23, 2007.

Fras C. Recidivism rate among smokers undergoing spinal fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C. Sexual dysfunction in men after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C, Castilleja A. Sexual dysfunction in women after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C. Surgical treatment of lumbar DDD: anterior-posterior fusion vs. posterior lumbar interbody fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Paradise Island, Bahamas, July 11, 2007.

Fras C. Reconstruction of severe, fixed post-surgical kyphosis. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007

Fras C., Castilleja, A. Female sexual dysfunction after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007.

Fras C. Smoking cessation after spinal fusion. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007.

Fras C. Retrograde ejaculation and sexual dysfunction in men after anterior lumbar interbody fusion. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007.

Fras C. A/P Fusion vs PLIF for treatment of lumbar DDD. Scoliosis Research Society Eastern European Regional Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, June 14, 2007

Fras C. Smoking recidivism after spinal fusion. Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, Palm Beach FL, November 30, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of pedicle screw placement in adult degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Seattle, Washington, September 26, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Accuracy of thoracic pedicle screw placement in adult spinal deformity patients. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Seattle, Washington, September 26, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Lumbar lordosis in the elderly. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12, 15, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Thoracic pedicle screw placement accuracy in adult scoliosis patients. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Reddy S. Solid cortical tibial tubercle allograft in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Utility of MRI in diagnosing lumbar degenerative spondylolisthesis. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Fras M. Pedicle screw placement accuracy in adult degenerative lumbar scoliosis. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Reddy S. Aspiration of bone marrow in adults undergoing spinal fusion. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Athens, Greece, July 12-15, 2006.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Candidate Prevalence in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Chicago, IL March 22-26, 2006.

Fras C. A Comparison of Harvesting Bone Graft from the Anterior versus Posterior Iliac Crest. Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, San Diego, CA, December 1-3, 2005.

Fras C. Accuracy of “Blind” Administration of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005.

Fras C. Reconstruction of the Cervical Spine with Titanium Mesh Cages and Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation: A Radiographic Analysis. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Prevalence of Potential Candidates in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005.

Fras C. A Comparison of Three Methods for Harvesting Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Annual Meeting, Scoliosis Research Society, Miami, FL, October 28-30, 2005.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Disc Replacement Candidate Prevalence in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, North American Spine Society, Philadelphia, PA September 27-October 1, 2005.

Fras C, Fras M. Sagittal Plane Alignment in Instrumented Lumbar Fusion: A Technique for Maintenance Without Rod Contouring. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Albert, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C. Accuracy of “Blind” Administration of Caudal Epidural Steroid Injection. Annual Meeting, Internal Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Lumbar Total Disc Replacement: Prevalence of Potential Candidates in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C. A Comparison of Three Methods for Harvesting Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft. Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C. Reconstruction of the Cervical Spine with Titanium Mesh Cages and Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation: A Radiographic Analysis. Accepted for Presentation, Annual Meeting, International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Banff, Alberta, Canada, July 7-9, 2005.

Fras C., Fras M. Lordosis Maintenance in Instrumented Lumbar Fusions without Rod Contouring. Annual Meeting, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. New York, NY, May 13, 2005.

Fras C, Auerbach J. Prevalence of Lumbar Total Disc Replacement Candidates in a Community-based Spinal Surgery Practice. Annual Meeting, International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. New York, NY, May 11, 2005.

Fras C., Fras I.M.Maintenance of Lumbar Lordosis Using the Claris Instrumentation System. Annual Meeting, Argos North America, Pittsburgh, PA , August 1-2, 2004.

Fras C., Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. World Spine II, Chicago, IL, August 10-13, 2003.

Fras C., Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. AnnualMeeting, ARGOS North America, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1-2, 2003

Fras C, Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Experience with 158 Consecutive Patients. 18th Annual Meeting, Cervical Spine Research Society, European Section, Paris, France, June 13-14, 2002.

Fras C., Francis W. Complications Associated with the Right-Sided Approach for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Review of 158 Consecutive Patients. 9th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) Montreaux, Switzerland, May 23, 25, 2002.

Fras C, Mody D, Heggeness M. Substance P Containing Intraosseous Nerves Within the Human Vertebral Body. Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society. Cleveland, Ohio, September 20, 2001.

Heggeness, MH, Fras C, Mody D. Anatomic and Immunohistochemical Characterization of the Intraosseious Basivertebral Nerves. Annual Meeting, American Orthopaedic Association, June 13, 2001.

Fras C, Do T, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. 66th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2000.

Fras C, Do T, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society, September 1999. Recipient of the Louis Goldstein Award

LECTURES BY INVITATION

Fras, C. Medical legal aspects of spine surgery Medical Malpractice Seminar of 2007, Bayside, NY, June 30, 2007.

Fras, C. Adult Scoliosis Case Presentations Training for Tomorrow’s Deformity Surgeons, Chicago, IL, September 4, 2006.

Fras, C. Adult Scoliosis Medtronic Sofamor Danek Training Center, New Haven, CT, May 23, 2006.

Fras, C. Cervical Spine Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis AO-ASIF Spine Symposium: Controversies in Spine Trauma, San Diego, CA, June 4, 2005.

Fras, C. Occipital-Cervical Dislocations AO-ASIF Spine Symposium: Controversies in Spine Trauma, San Diego, CA, June 4, 2005.

Fras, C. Common spinal disorders Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 27, 2005.

Fras, C. Ankylosing Spondylitis Grand Rounds, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 3, 2005.

Fras, C. Common Spinal Disorders in the Young Adult Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania Student Health Services, Philadelphia, PA November 6, 2004.

Fras, C. Lessons Learned from Practice Conference; Trends in Orthopaedic Practice of Tomorrow, Philadelphia, PA, September 18, 2004.

Fras, C. Degenerative Disc Disease: Past, Present and Future Treatments Synthes Southwest Regional Sales Conference, Houston, TX, July 15, 2004.

Fras, C.Common Disorders of the Lumbar Spine Grand Rounds, St. Clare’s Hospital, New York, NY, May 11, 2001.

Fras C, Mody D, Heggeness M. The Basivertebral Nerve: Anatomic and Immunohistochemical Characteristics Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduation Scientific Program, June 30, 2000.

Fras CI, Heggeness M. Cervical Spine Injuries in FootballGrand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, September 29, 1999.

Fras C, Do T, Burke S, Widmann R, Rawlins B, Boachie-Adjei O. Preoperative MRI in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Grand Rounds Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, June 4, 1999.

Recent Honors, Awards, Citations

1999 - Louis Goldstein Award
Scoliosis Research Society

2002 - Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine

2005 - Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

2007 - Candidate Fellow, Scoliosis Research Society

2007 - "Best Doctors"
Delaware Valley Consumers Checkbook

2007 - Cited in "Guide to America's Top Orthopedists"
Consumers' Research Council of America

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Current Memberships and Activities

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Royal Society of Medicine
Scoliosis Research Society
North American Spine Society
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society

Membership on the medical staff of any of our hospitals does not constitute an employment or agency relationship.

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