2020 Projects and Publications


Elucidating the effects of a prehabilitation program on spinal surgery candidates with cardiac comorbidities: A randomized controlled trial
• A randomized, controlled clinical trial to determine the effects of a physical activity and education based program pre-operatively on spinal surgery candidates with 3, or more cardiac risk factors.
• Collaboration with Dr. Robert Stevenson (Cardiology, Saint John Regional Hospital)

Effects of Intra-Operative Ropivaciane® Epidural Injection on Post-Operative Outcomes Following Elective Lumbar Fusion: A double blinded randomized controlled trial
• A double blinded, randomized controlled trial to test the efficacy of an intra-operative injection of Ropivaciane® on post-operative pain management.


Minimally Invasive Percutaneous C1-C2 Transarticular Screw Fixation as a Palliative Management Option in C2 Metastases. Craig, Michael, Kroetsch, Shawn, El-Mughayyar, Dana B.Sc., and Attabib, Najmedden MD, FRCSC.