MSK medicine fellowship with heavy emphasis on x-ray guided spinal injections and MSK ultasound interventions and applications. The program is loosely affiliated with the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham & with the Univ. of Missouri at Columbia. It was previously ACGME accreditted in pain medicine in which the Univ. of Missouri was the sponsoring institution. The fellowship is private practice based with a research requirement. The group consists of 5 othopedic surgeons, 3 physiatrists, & a rheumatologist. One of the othopedists is a sports medicine surgeon with potential opportunities for sports coverage.
Procedures Taught: Spinal injections (cervical, thoracic and lumbar interventions including epidurals, facets, and discograhpy). Other spinal interventions include kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty, radiofrequecy abaltion, spinal cord stimulation, minimally invasive lumbar decompression and interspinous process spacer placement. There is a heavy emphasis on MSK ultrasound. This includes ultasound guided extremity interventions and assessment. Stem cell procurement and injection as well as other biologic injections are also performed and taught. several research studies are ongoing with regard to intradiscal biologic injection.
About Alabama Orthopedic Spine & Sports Medicine Associate
Alabama Orthopedic, Spine and Sports Medicine Associates is celebrating 24 years of service to the Birmingham area. After almost a quarter of a century, we remain committed to the orthopedic health of you and your family.
We’re proud that we’ve grown in order to match the growth of the communities that we serve. That growth has allowed us to provide a level of expertise and convenience that is ...second to none. At AOSSMA, our patients enjoy access to virtually every level of orthopedic care supported by the latest diagnostic technology and treatment.
Our in-suite imaging – including MRI, Bone Density and Digital X-Ray – gives our physicians the ability to provide a full diagnosis during your visit without the need for referrals or delays. Our Physical Therapy department provides unparalleled convenience for our patients, as well as on-site custom bracing.
As the premier orthopedic medical group serving eastern Jefferson County, as well as Blount and St. Clair Counties, we know our growth will continue well past our 24th anniversary. But even as we grow, our commitment to service and our dedication to medicine will remain at the heart of what we do best – taking care of you and your family.
AOSSMA – where you’re treated by experts and treated like family.