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Orthofix Bone Growth Therapy devices provide a safe and effective non-surgical PEMF treatment to improve fracture healing and fusion success rates by impacting bone healing at the molecular, cellular and tissue level.4-9
Our Medical Consultants and Advisors provide knowledge and experience in the bone growth therapy market. The members are highly recognized surgeons in addition to doctors of philosophy.
Richard Guyer, M.D. is the Co-founder of the Texas Back Institute and Director of their Spine Fellowship Program. Dr. Guyer is also co-director for the Center for Disc Replacement at Texas Back Institute. He is on the Board of Directors for the Texas Back Institute Research Foundation and served as the President of the North American Spine Society. Additionally, Dr. Guyer is on the editorial board for numerous medical journals including, Spine, The Spine Journal, University of Pennsylvania Orthopedic Journal, and The Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.
Dr. Jack Zigler attended Cornell University, receiving a BS with Distinction in 1973. He received an MD cum laude from the Upstate Medical Center (Syracuse, New York) in 1977.
Dr. Zigler completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in 1981, and then a Fellowship in Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, with Dr. Henry Bohlman.
After his Fellowship, Dr. Zigler moved to California where he was Chief of the Spinal Injury Service at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Hospital from 1982 to 1996. He was also a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California, and was partner in a private practice in Anaheim, California.
In 1996, Dr. Zigler moved to Dallas, Texas, and has been Fellowship Co-Director at the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas, and a former Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the UT-Southwestern School of Medicine, where he currently serves as Medical Director. His practice concentrates on adult spinal disorders and arthroplasty.
Dr. Zigler has authored over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 23 textbook chapters, has edited three textbooks (Spine Trauma; Spinal Arthroplasty), lectures internationally on spine-related topics, and has trained over 100 spine surgeons in his 34 years of clinical and academic practice. He has been married for 40 years and has two children.
Dr. Adams practices in Paducah, Kentucky with the Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Foot and Ankle surgery, currently serving as president. He is on the executive board of directors of Orthopaedic Institute of Western Kentucky and previously served on the Kentucky State Board of Podiatry and the Kentucky Podiatric Medical Association Board of Directors.
Dr. Adams attended Western Michigan University and received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from. Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a rotating podiatric residency and two year podiatric surgical residency at Harris County Podiatric Surgical Residency Program in Houston, Texas. He is certified in Foot Surgery and Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Adams is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons and a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association.
Dr. Peter Whang is an Associate Professor in the Yale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. He received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles and received specialized fellowship training in orthopaedic and neurosurgical spinal surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Whang is actively involved in clinical and basic science research with a focus on the biology of spinal fusion and bone healing, bone grafting substitutes, and evidence-based medicine He is also involved in the development of new spinal implants and techniques. In addition to his research pursuits, Dr. Whang devotes much of his time to the teaching of residents and medical students in the Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Kris Radcliff is a fellowship-trained spinal surgeon who holds the title of Associate Professor with joint faculty appointments in orthopedic surgery and neurological surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Radcliff specializes in the latest techniques in spinal reconstruction including minimally invasive spinal reconstruction procedures and artificial disk replacement.
Dr. Radcliff is actively interested in exploring alternatives to traditional fusion surgery. He recently won the prestigious best paper award at an international meeting of cervical spine experts (Cervical Spine Research Society) for a study comparing cervical disk replacement and fusion.
Dr Radcliff completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University and medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Following residency, Dr. Radcliff performed fellowship training in Spine Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury at Thomas Jefferson University, widely considered to be one of the top orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowships in the world. He has also visited and operated with leading spine surgeons in the nation and around the world.
Dr. Radcliff is an international expert on diagnosis, nonsurgical, and surgical treatment of spinal conditions. He has authored or co-authored seventy six peer-reviewed publications, twenty two textbook chapters on diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions, and has won numerous research awards. Dr. Radcliff was recently chosen as the liaison of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons to the North American Spine Society Low Back Pain Guideline Committee.
Dr. Radcliff regularly teaches other surgeons at national and international meetings about safely and efficiently performing spine surgery, techniques and complication avoidance in minimally invasive spine surgery, orthopedic basic science, and spine trauma and spinal cord injury.
He is the incoming Chairman of the North American Spine Society Young Surgeons Forum and President of the Association for Collaborative Spine Research. A regular invited faculty member at numerous national and international spine meetings including the prestigious “Contemporary Techniques in Minimally Invasive Cervical and Lumbar Spine Surgery” course in St. Louis, Dr. Radcliff is also on the faculty of the Cervical Spine Research Society meeting, Association for Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Meeting on Spine, North American Spine Society, and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Radcliff is also an active member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Lumber Spine Research Society.
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