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CURRICULUM VITAE - Manuel R. Pinto, MD

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Educational Background
Post-Doctoral Education
Licensure and Certification
Teaching
Awards, Honors, Societies
Society Memberships
Presentations
Abstracts
Publications
Publications Non-referred Journal
Book Chapters
Exhibits

Personal Data

Office Address:   Twin Cities Spine Center 913 E. 26th Street, Suite 600 Minneapolis, MN
Birthdate   September 15, 1954
Birthplace    Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality    Portuguese (Permanent American Resident) 

Educational Background

1971 Liceu Nacional De Oeiras (High School)
Oieras, Portugal
1978 Medical School of the University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
M.D.
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Post-Doctoral Education

1978 - 1980 Internship: General Surgery, Hospital De St. Maria
Medical School
University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
1980 - 1981Residency: Orthopaedics, Hospital Curry Gabral
Lisbon, Portugal
1981 - 1984Fellowship:
Research Fellow in Orthopaedics
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
1984 - 1988 Residency: Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota
1984Fellowship: Research Fellow/Lecturer
Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital and University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland
1989Fellowship: Spine Fellow
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee
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Licensure and Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1992
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, (Recertification Exam), 2002
State of Minnesota
State of North Dakota
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Teaching

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Medical School of the New University of Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal
1978 - 1981
Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
January 1989 - October 1989
Staff Surgeon at Twin Cities Spine Center
Fellowship Program
1991
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Awards, Honors, Societies

Fullbright Fellowship
June 1981 - June 1983
NATO Fellowship
June 1981 - June 1983
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Society Memberships

Minnesota Orthopedic Society
Mayo Alumni Association
Vanderbuilt Orthopaedic Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
North American Spine Society
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Presentations

2014Pinto MR: "Spine Surgery Case Studies." Chiropractic Continuing Education, Minnetonka, MN, December 6, 2014.
2013Pinto MR: "Common Spine Problems as You Age." Hopkins Activity Center, Hopkins, MN, October 1, 2013.
2012Pinto MR: "LLIF for Adult Scoliosis.", "LLIF Indications." , "Avoiding Complications in Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis Surgery: Techniques for Managing Suboptimal Bone Quality." Lumbar Degenerative Stenosis & Deformity Conference: Globus Medical, San Juan, PR, November 3-4, 2012.

Pinto MR: Faculty. Skin to Skin MIS LLIF Training Lab: Globus Medical, Chicago, IL, October 6, 2012.
2010Pinto MR: "Minimally Invasive Surgery for the Lumbar Spine." Puerto Rican Society of Orthopedics and Trauma "SPOT" Meeting, Puerto Rico, October 8, 2010.
2009Pinto MR: Moderator. Vertebtral Technologies Cadaever Lab, Minnetonka, MN, October 22, 2009.

"Thoracic Pedicle Subraction vs. Smith-Petersen Osteotomies for Correction of Sagittal Plane Deformity: A Case-Matched Series." Hsu B, Mehbod AA, Transfeldt EE, Garvey TA, Perra JH, Schwender JD, Pinto MR, Dykes DC, Denis F, Lonstein JE, Winter RB. SRS 44th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, September 23-26, 2009.

Pinto MR, Will N, Pandiscio C: "The Far Lateral, Trans-psoas Approach to the Lumbar Spine: Preliminary Experince in 100 Consecutive Patients." Presented at IMAST, Vienna, Austria, July 15-18, 2009.

Wills N, Pinto MR, Perra JH, Mullaney KJ: "Short Term Follow up and Complications Profile from 100 Consecutive XLIF Procedures". Presented at Solas Meeting, San Diego, California, April 17, 2009.

Pinto MR: "Minimally Invasive Lumbar Spine Surgery". Chiropractic Education Seminar, Bloomington, MN, February 22, 2009.

Pinto MR: "Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Techniques for the Lumbar Spine". Grand Rounds at Fairview Ridges Burnsville, Burnsville, MN, February 20, 2009.
2008Schwender JD; Rovner JS; Mullaney KJ; Pinto MR; Garvey TA: "A Comparison of Infection Rates in Minimally Invasive vs Open TLIFS - A Single Surgeon Retro Review". Presented at NASS, 23rd Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, October 14-18, 2008.

Schwender JD; Rovner JS; Mullaney KJ; Pinto MR; Garvey TA: "A Comparison of Infection Rates in Minimally Invasive vs Open TLIFS - A Single Surgeon Retro Review". Presented at IMAST, 15th Annual Meeting, Hong Kong, July 8-11, 2008.
2004Transfeldt EE, Kiter E, Garvey TA, Mehbod AA, Pinto MR: North American Spine Society, "Posterior Augmentation of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Comparison of Facet and Pedicle Screw Fixation", Chicago, IL, October 27-30, 2004.

Pinto MR: "The Case for Fusion with Instrumentation". 3rd Annual Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery, Washington DC, September 30-October 2, 2004.

Mehbod AA, Kiter E, Transfeldt EE, Garvey TA, Pinto MR: Scoliosis Resarch Society, 39th Annual Meeting, "Prospective Study of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Augmentation with Posterior Pedicle Screws or Translaminar Facet Screws", Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 6-9, 2004.

Pinto MR: 2004 Spring Primary Care Conference, Primary Care Update - Case Studies in Clinical Practice, "Low Back Pain from the Young to the Elderly: Diagnosis and Treatment Options", Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 23-24, 2004.
2003Lam G, Pinto MR, Lonstein JE. Scoliosis Research Society 38th Annual Meeting, "Major Surgical Complications in Spine Surgery: Is Age a Significant Risk Factor?", Quebec City, Canada, September 10-13, 2003.

Pinto MR: IMAST, "Discography; Can Pain in a Morphologically Normal Disc be due to an Adjacent Abnormal Disc?", Rome, Italy, 2003.
2002Pinto, MR: Current Concepts in Spine Surgery, growth Factors and Vertebroplasty, Interpore Cross, "This Cage Has Failed - What Do We Do Now?", "Adult Spondylolisthesis", "Revision Surgery for Failed Diskectomy", Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 10-12, 2002.

Pinto MR: 2002 SRS Traveling Fellows, "Autologous Growth Factors". Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 11, 2002.

Bressan C, Pinto MR, Butler L: Minnesota Orthopedic Society, "Removal of Lumbar Instrumentation for the Treatment of Recurrent Low Back Pain in the Absence of Pseudoarthrosis". Minneapolis, MN, May 17, 2002.
2001Macaneiro C, Pinto MR, Denis F, Lonstein JE, Winter RB: IMAST, “Minimum Two-year Follow-up of Multilevel (3 or more levels) Fusion for Treatment of Lumbar Degenerative Disease: Radiographic and Patient Outcomes”. Paradise Islands, Bahamas, July 2001
2000Pinto MR: Guest speaker at the 50th Anniversary of the Portuguese Orthopaedic Society, "Surgical Management of Symptomatic Degenerative Adult Scoliosis", November 2000

Pinto MR: VII Congresso de Ortopedia e Traumatologia do Estado de Sao Paulo, “Post Lumbar Discectomy Pain Syndrome”, “Diagnosis and Treatment for Symptomatic Degenerative Lumbar Disk Disease”, “Revision Surgery for Failed Cage Fusion of the Lumbar Spine”, “Scoliosis in the Elderly Diagnosis and Treatment”, “Escoliose Synergy Spine System and its Use in Different Conditions Afflicting the Spine”, “Complications of Pedicle Screw Fixation”, Sao Paul, Brazil, May 25-26, 2000

Pinto MR: The July 2000 Continuing Education Series, “Treatment of Low Back and Leg Pain and Treatment of Failed Lumbar Surgery” July 11, 2000

Pinto MR: 6th SSIS Spine Surgeons International Symposium, “Clinical Approach #1: Posterior Alone” September 21, 2000
1999Pinto MR: Core Curriculum Lectures University of Minnesota, “Lumbar Disc Herniations, Discogenic Back Pain”, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 16, 1999

Pinto MR: Concepts of Interbody Fusion, “Fusion Techniques of Lumbar Spine” October 9, 1999

Pinto MR: Bone Growth Factors and Substitutes: The Next Generation for Spinal Fusions, “Fusion in Lumbar Spine”, Keystone, Colorado, December 12, 1999
1998Pinto MR: XXXI Scientific Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology, “Evolution, differential diagnosis, and treatment of low back pain/leg pain”, “Treatment of low back pain secondary to degenerative disc disease”, “Review of surgery of the spine”, “Evaluation and treatment of patients with failed low back surgery”, Brazil, October 11-16, 1998
1997 Pinto MR: Spine Across the Sea, “Anterior and Posterior Fusion for the Treatment of Failed Discectomy”, “Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) Treated with Anterior/Posterior Fusion” (Poster), Kamuela, Hawaii, March 16-20, 1997

Pinto MR: Course on the Surgical Spine, “Etiology in and out of the Spine Single M.D. or multidisiplinary: Fibromialgia myth or reality?”, “When should the spine be operated on the second time?, What type of arthrodesis is indicated?, Is instrumentation indicated and what type?”, Puebla, Mexico, September 17-19, 1997
1996Perra JH, Puno RM, Mellinger P, Pinto MR, Byrd JA: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Fatigue Characterization of Anterior Screw/Rod Constructs in Axial Compression", Atlanta, Georgia, February 22-27, 1996

Byrd JA, Mellinger P, Pinto MR, Winter RB, Puno RM: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “Fatigue Characterization of Stainless Steel Implant Materials Using Cantilever Bending of Cancellous Screws”, Atlanta, Georgia, February 22-27, 1996

Pinto MR, Butler L: Fairview Southdale Hospital, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back and/or Leg Pain”, “Evaluation and Treatment of the Failed Posterior Low Back”, Edina, Minnesota, April 2, 1996

Moore KR; Pinto MR, Butler LM: 12th Annual Meeting, Minnesota Orthopaedic Soceity, "Single Stage Anterior and Posterior Fusion with Pedicle Screw Instrumentation and Iliac Crest Bone Graft for Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease", Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 19-20, 1996

Pinto MR: Fairview Riverside Medical Center, “Treatment of Low Back Pain and Leg Pain”, “Treatment of Failed Lumbar Surgeries”, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 27, 1996
1995Pinto MR: 1995 Continuing Education Series Institute for Occupational Rehabilitation - A Service of Fairview, "Evaluation, Treatment, and Functional Outcomes for Lumbar Diagnoses", Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 27, 1995

Byrd JA, Mellinger P, Pinto MR, Winter RB, Puno RM: Scoliosis Research Society Thirtieth Annual Meeting, "Fatigue Characterization of Stainless Steel Implant Materials Using Cantilever Bending of Cancellous Screws", Asheville, North Carolina, September 13-17, 1995

Puno RM, Mellinger P, Perra JH, Pinto MR, Byrd JA: Scoliosis Research Society Thirtieth Annual Meeting, "Fatigue Characterization of Anterior Screw/Rod Constructs in Axial Compression", Asheville, North Carolina, September 13-17, 1995

Byrd JA, Mellinger P, Pinto MR, Winter RB, Puno RM: North American Spine Society 10th Annual Meeting, "Fatigue Characterization of Stainless Steel Implant Materials Using Cantilever Bending of Cancellous Screws", Washington DC, October 18-21, 1995

Pinto MR: Instrumented Fusion of the Lumbar Spine, State of the Art and Questions, "The Synergy Spinal System", and "Introduction of the Cross System", Brussels, Belgium, November 17-18, 1995
1994Faciszewski T; Winter RB; Lonstein JE; Denis F; Pinto MR; Johnson LJ: 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Surgical and Medical Complications of Anterior Spine fusion Surgery in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine in Adults", New Orleans, LA, February 24 - March 1, 1994

Pinto MR; Albert TJ; Smith MD. Balderston RA; Park CH: 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Accuracy of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Scanning and the Diagnosis of Pseudarthrosis: A Prospective Study", New Orleans, LA, February 24 - March 1, 1994

Pinto MR; Albert TJ; Johnson LJ; Denis F: Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, "Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Pseudarthrosis with Anterior/Posterior Fusion: A Functional and Radiographic Outcome Study", Hamilton, Bermuda, April 27-May 1, 1994

Pinto MR; Albert TJ; Johnson LJ; Denis F.: North American Spine Society - 9th Annual Meeting, "Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Pseudoarthrosis with Anterior and Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Functional and Radiographic Outcome Study", Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 19 -22, 1994
1993Pinto MR: Presented at Midwest Pain Society Meeting, "Surgical Evaluation & Indications for Stabilization in Low Back Pain", Minneapolis, MN, May 7, 1993

Pinto MR; Albert TJ; Smith MD; Balderston RA; Park CH; Albert TJ: Scoliosis Research Society 1993 Annual Meeting, “The Accuracy of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Scanning in the Diagnosis of Pseudarthrosis”, Dublin, Ireland, September 19-23, 1993

Faciszewski T; Winter RB; Lonstein JE; Denis F; Pinto MR; Johnson LJ: Scoliosis Research Society 1993 Annual Meeting, “Complications of Anterior Spine Surgery in Adults” Dublin, Ireland, September 19-23, 1993

Albert TJ; Pinto MR; Smith MD; Balderston RA: North American Spine Society 8th Annual Meeting, “The Accuracy of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography Scanning in the Diagnosis of Pseudarthrosis”. San Diego, California, October 13-15, 1993

Faciszewski T; Winter RB; Lonstein JE; Denis F; Pinto MR; Johnson LJ: North American Spine Society 8th Annual Meeting, “Complications of Anterior Spine Surgery in Adults”, San Diego, California, October 13-15, 1993

Pinto MR: Presented at Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumenation - Basic Course, "Pedicle Screw Insertion", Minneapolis, MN, December 6-8, 1993
1992Pinto MR: Presented at Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumenation - Basic Course, "Complications with Pedicle Screws", Minneapolis, MN, March 9 - 12, 1992

Pinto MR: Presented at Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumenation - Advanced Course, "Complications with Pedicle Screws", Minneapolis, MN, May 11 - 13, 1992

Pinto MR: Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center. Athletes and Low Back Pain. Presented at Sports Medicine Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 20, 1992

Pinto MR: Presented at The 1992 Continuing Education Series at Riverside Medical Center. "Evaluation and Treatment Alternatives for Lumbar Spine Pathology", Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 26, 1992

Pinto MR: Presented at Neuroscience Convention, "Evaluation & Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain", Wausau, WI, September 16, 1992

Pinto MR: Presented at Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumenation - Pedicle Screw Fixation Course, "Radiologic Evaluation Prior to Pedicle Screw Fixation and Preoperative Planning", "Complications During and Following Pedicle Screw Fixation", Minneapolis, MN, September 29 - October 2, 1992

Pinto MR: Presented at 1992 North Dakota Athletic Trainers Association Symposium, "Review of Lumbar Spine Disorder and Treatment Alternatives", Fargo, ND, October 20, 1992

Pinto MR: Presented at Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumenation - Basic Course, "Pedicle Screw Insertion", Minneapolis, MN, December 7 - 10, 1992
1991Pinto MR: Presented at Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumenation Course, "Radiologic Evaluation Prior to Pedicle Screw Fixation and Preoperative Planning", "Complications During and Following Pedicle Screw Fixation", Minneapolis, MN, December 9- 12, 1991
1990Kemper C; Pinto MR; Spengler D; Blumenkopf B: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. Management and Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery. Presented at South Seas Plantation, Captiva, Florida. TN February 7-11, 1990
1989Pinto MR; Racette JW; Fitzgerald RH: Staged Hip Reconstruction Following Infected Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). Accepted for presentation at theAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1989 and at Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Seventh Annual Meeting, Hamilton, Bermuda, April 19-23, 1989

Pinto MR; Turkula-Pinto L; Wood MB; Fitzgerald RH Jr: Vascularized Free Flaps in the Management of Chronic Osteomyelitis: Review of 16 patients. Accepted for presentation at Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Seventh Annual Meeting, Hamilton, Bermuda, April 19-23, 1989

Pinto MR; Becker DA: Total Knee Arthroplasty Post Patellectomy. Accepted for presentation at Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Seventh Annual Meeting, Hamilton, Bermuda, April 19-23, 1989
1988Pinto MR; Cooney WP; Turkula-Pinto L; Dobyns JG; Linscheid RL: High Pressure Injection Injuries of the Hand and Treatment by Open Wound Technique. Presented at the American Association for Hand Surgery, San Juan, Puerto Rico, November 1987 and at the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, March 1988

Kelly PJ; Williams EA; Pinto MR; Bronk JT; Gorski JP: The mechanism of Osteoporosis. Presented at the 101st Annual Meeting at the American Orthopaedic Association, Hot Springs, Virginia, June, 1988
1987Kelly PJ; Williams EA; Pinto MR; Bronk JT; Gorski JP; Penniston JT; Li G; An KN: The Mechanism of Osteoporosis. Presented at the Eighth Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Associations of the English Speaking World, Washington, D.C., May 3-8, 1987
1984Pinto MR; Gorski JP; Kelly PJ: EDTA Extracts of Canine Cortical Bone: Age Related Changes in their composition and Ca+ Binding Studies with Immature Bone. Trans. Of 30th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Study 9:223, 1984 and Orthop. Trans. 8:294-295, 1984. Presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society, Atlanta, GA, 1984

Williams EA; Pinto MR; Kelly PJ: Cellular Involution of the Aging Canine Skeleton. Orthop. Trans. 8(3):486, 1984

Pinto MR; Anderson F; McCarthy I; Fleming R; Dash C; Hughes S: Distribution of Ceftazidime in Two Weeks Old Callus, Mature Canine Cortical Bone and Muscle. Presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society, Atlanta GA, 1984
1983Pinto MR; Kelly PJ: “Age Related Changes of the Fluid Spaces and K+ Ion Content of Canine Cortical Bone”. Trans. 29th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 8:110, 1983 and Orthop. Trans. 7:288, 1983. Presented at the Orthopaedic Research Society, Anaheim, CA 1983
1982Pinto MR; Williams EA; Kelly PJ: “Effect of Age on Bone K+”. Fed. Proc. 41(5):1673, 1982, New Orleans, LA 1982. Presented at the FASEB Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1982

Pinto MR; McCall JT; Kelly PJ: “Potassium Ion Content of Bone Cells and Interstitial Fluid”. Microvasc Res. 23(2):270, 1982. Presented at the Microvascular Research Society, New Orleans, LA 1982
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Abstracts

1998L'Heuereux Jr EA, Perra JH, Pinto MR, Smith MD, Denis F, Lonstein JE: “Patient Outcomes Utilizing SF-36 in Adults Treated Surgically for Isthmic Spondylolisthesis” Ortho Trans Vol. 22 Number 2: 1998-99
1995 Lonstein JE; Denis F; Perra JH; Pinto MR; Smith MD; Winter RB: “Complications of Pedicle Screws”. Ortho Trans 19(3):1995-96

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Publications

2009Jackson, MacDougall, Perra, Denis, Dykes, Garvey, Lonstein, Mehbod, Pinto, Schwender. Adjacent Segment Degeneration Following Adult Lumbar Fusion: Incidence and Risk Factors for Subsequent Surgery with Ten-Year Minimum Follow-Up in 237 Patients. Submitted for Publication - The Spine Journal – submission date March 24, 2009.

Suratwala SJ, Pinto MR, Gilbert TJ, Winter RB, Wroblewski JM. Functional and radiological outcomes of 360 degrees fusion of three or more motion levels in the lumbar spine for degenerative disc disease. Spine. 2009 May 1;34(10):E351-8.

Schwender JD, Casnellie MT, Perra JH, Transfeldt EE, Pinto MR, Denis F, Garvey TA, Polly DW, Mehbod AA, Dykes DC, Winter RB, Wroblewski JM. Perioperative complications in revision anterior lumbar spine surgery: incidence and risk factors. Spine. 2009 Jan 1;34(1):87-90.
2008Derincek A, Mehbod A, Pinto M, Transfeldt E. Degeneration of non-fused segments after floating lumbar fusion. Acta Orthop Belg. 2008;74(4):507-11

Santos ER, Pinto MR, Lonstein JE, Denis F, Garvey TA, Perra JH, Transfeldt EE, Schwender JD. Revision lumbar arthrodesis for the treatment of lumbar cage pseudoarthrosis: complications. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Aug; 21(6): 418-21.

Ploumis A, Mehbod AA, Schwender JD, Transfeldt EE, Pinto MR, Dressel TD. Risk factors influencing the frequency of procedures required for the treatment of spinal wound infections using Vacuu-Assisted wound closure. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 21(5): 320-323, 2008.
2007Derincek A, Mehbod AA, Schellhas K, Pinto MR, Transfeldt EE. Discography: Can Pain in a Morphologically Normal Disc be Due to an Adjacent Abnormal Disc? Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007 Jun 19 (Epub).
2005Mehbod AA, Ogilvie JW, Pinto MR, Schwender JD, Trandsfeldt EE, Wood KB, LeHuec JC. Postoperative Deep Wound Infections in Adults After Spinal Fusion: Management with Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005 Feb; 18(1):14-17.
2003L'Heureux Jr E, Perra JH, Pinto MR, Smith MD, Denis F, Lonstein JE: "Functional Outcome Analysis Including Preoperative and Postoperative SF-36 for Surgically Treated Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis". Spine 28(12): 1269-1274, 2003.     DOCUMENT LINK
2002Moore KR; Pinto MR; Butler LM: "Degenerative Disc Disease Treated with Combined Anterior and Posterior Arthrodesis and Posterior Instrumentation". Spine 27(15):1680-1686, 2002.     DOCUMENT LINK
2000Picada R, Winter RB, Lonstein JE, Denis F, Pinto MR, Smith MD, Perra JH: “Postoperative Deep Wound Infection in Adults After Posterior Lumbosacral Spine Fusion with Instrumentation: Incidence and Management”. J Spinal Disord 13(1), 42-45, 2000     DOCUMENT LINK
Albert TJ, Pinto MR, Denis F: "Management of Symptomatic Lumbar Pseudarthrosis with Anteroposterior Fusion: A Functional and Radiographic Outcome Study". Spine 25(1): 123, 2000.    DOCUMENT LINK
1999Lonstein JE; Denis F; Perra JH; Pinto MR; Smith MD; Winter RB: “Complications Associated with Pedicle Screws”. J Bone Joint Surg 81-A, No. 11, 1519-1528, 1999    DOCUMENT LINK
1994Smith MD; Bressler EL; Lonstein JE; Winter RB; Pinto MR; Denis F: “Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism after Major Reconstructive Operations on the Spine”. J Bone Joint Surg, 76-A, 980-985, 1994     DOCUMENT LINK
1993Pinto MR; Turkula-Pinto LD; Cooney WP; Wood MB; Dobyns JH: “High-pressure injection injuries of the hand: review of 25 patients managed by open wound technique”. J of Hand Surgery 18(1): 125-30, 1993
1988Simonet WT; Pinto MR; Williams EA; Meadows TH; Kelly PJ: “Age Related Changes in Cortical and Cancellous Bone”. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 63:154-160, 1988

Pinto MR; Gorski JP; Penniston JT; Kelly PJ: “Age Related Changes in Composition and CA+2 Binding Capacity of Canine Cortical Bone Extracts”. AM. J. Physiol. 0363-6135:H101-H110, 1988

1987Williams EA; Pinto MR; Kelly PJ: “Effects of Age on Cell Size and Ion Uptake in Canine Cortical Bone”. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 62:15-21, 1987
1986Pinto MR, Fleming RH, Hughes SPF, Anderson, FM, McCarthy, ID, Dash CH: “The Volume of Distribution of Ceftazidime and Albumin in Normal Immature and Infected Bone”. J. Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 18:381-385, 1986
1984Pinto MR, Kelly PJ: “Age Related Changes in Bone in Dog: Fluid Spaces and their Potassium Content”. J. Ortho. Res. 2:2-7, 1984
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Publications Non-Referred Journal

2003Denis F, Dykes DC, Garvey TA, Lonstein JE, Mehbod AA, Ogilvie JW, Perra JH, Pinto MR, Schwender JD, Transfeldt EE: "Scoliosis in children and adolescents. Diagnosis and treatment." Minnesota Physician, Volumne XVII, No. 7, October 2003.
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Book Chapters

1.     Pinto MR: Complications of Pedicle Screw Fixation, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 45-54, 1992
2.     Kelly PJ; Williams EA; Pinto MR; An KN; Bronk JT; Nakajima I: The Effects of Age and Bony Ingrowth. In: Non-cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty, Raven Press, Ltd., New York, Chapter 11, pp. 111-117, 1988
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Exhibits

2009Dressel T, Denis F, Dykes DC, Garvey TA, Lonstein JE, Mehbod AA, Mullaney KJ, Perra JH, Pinto MR, Schwender JD, and Transfeldt EE: "Management of Infected Instrumented Deep Space Back Wounds With the Vacuum Assisted Closure Device.” (E-Poster) IMAST, Vienna, Austria, July 14-19, 2009.
2008Transfeldt EE, Pinto MR, Crawford, Burkus, Valdevit, Reyes, Turner: NASS 23rd Annual Meeting. E-poster: "Biomechanical Advantages of a Novel Dual-Threaded Pedicle Screw Design versus Traditional Single-Threaded Pedicle Screws", Toronto, Canada, October 14-18, 2008.

Anderson, KM, Hari, PK, Gadani, SD, Hanson, AM, Gustafson, CE, Pinto, MR, Dykes, DC, Perra, JH, Stone, LS, and Kehl, LJ: 12th World Congress on Pain meeting, "Evaluation of objective measures of pain and function for translational pain research in lumbar degenerative disc disease.", Glasgow, Scotland. 2008.
2007Ploumis A, Transfeldt EE, Gilbert TJ, Mehbod AA, Pinto MR, Wroblewski JW, Denis F: 4th International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities, "Radiculopathy in Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis: Treatment with Selective Nerve Root Steroid Injections", Boston, MA, May 13-16, 2007.
2006Tsai, P, Alonso, A, Pinto, M, Leigh, D, Weiler, E., Fricton, J, Erickson, M, Stone, L, Kehl, L: 25th annual scientific meeting of the American Pain Society, "Substance P is co-localized with protein gene product 9.5-immunoreactive nerve fibers in intervertebral discs from patients with painful degenerative disc disease." 2006.
2004Zeng JC, Sun E, Perra JH, Transfeldt EE, Lonstein JE, Garvey TA, Denis F, Pinto MR, Mehbod AA: Scoliosis Research Society, 39th Annual Meeting, "Ureteral Injury Following Anterior Lumbar Fusion: Risk Factors and Early Diagnosis", Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 6-9, 2004.

Kiter E, Transfeldt E, Mehbod A, Garvey T, Pinto M: 11th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), "Prospective Study of Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Augmentation with Posterior Pedicle Screws or Translaminar Facet Screws", Bermuda, July 1-3, 2004.
2003Mehbod AA, Ogilvie JW, Schwender JD, Transfeldt EE, Pinto MR, Wood KB, Dressel T: Scoliosis Research Society 38th Annual Meeting, "Postoperative Deep Wound Infection in Adults after Spine Fusions: Management with Vacuum-Assisted Wound Closure", Quebec City, Canada, September 10-13, 2003.
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