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Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
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Public Relations:Jennifer Nachbur (802) 656-7875
Specialty:adult cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine problems; screw implantation; cervical stabilization; spinal loads measurements
Biography:Dr. Martin Krag is professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation. He earned the UVM Scholars Award 1998 and he serves as an advisory editor for the Journal of Orthopaedic Research. He is director of SpINE Institute of New England (Williston, VT). His practice interests include diagnosis and surgical treatment of adult cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine problems. Dr. Krag's research activities include various projects related to biomechanical issues concerning pedicle screw implantation, biomechanics of halo-vest stabilization for the cervical spine, development of techniques to measure spinal loads in vivo, and a variety of clinical projects dealing with various cervical, thoracolumbar and lumbar problems. As principal investigator, his grant awards from such organizations as National Institute on Disability and Rehab Research, North American Spine Society, U.S. Dept. of Education, National Institutes of Health, have totaled nearly $1.8 million. He is holder of four innovative patents (another under application) for use in orthopaedics and rehabilitation. Among Dr. Martin Krag's recent publications is: "Pin loosening in a halo-vest orthosis: A biomechanical study" (Spine, 2000, co-authors);