Members of OrthoNeuroSpine's international advisory panel provide medical input, on a voluntary basis, to assist in advancement of spine care. The members will also assist in fostering interactions and scientific networking among Malaysian and international spine surgeons and researchers in a collaborative and cooperative fashion.
Dr Osti is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in spinal disorders. His Practice deals with the clinical assessment and surgical management of patients with spinal conditions.
In addition Dr Osti carries out medico-legal assessments for musculo-skeletal disabilities related to the spine.
Consultative services include advice on diagnosis, investigations, management, employment and return to work programs, assessment of temporary and permanent impairment and general prognosis.
Upon returning to Melbourne in late 1993, I took up consultant appointments at Austin Hospital in Heidelberg and Monash Medical Centre in Clayton. At these hospitals, I was able to treat patients with a full range of spinal disorders including scoliosis, spinal trauma and tumour, as well as degenerative spinal conditions. After Monash Medical Centre withdrew funding for scoliosis procedures, I elected to reduce my public hospital commitment to Austin Hospital only.
I have expertise in all areas of the spine including cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. I regularly perform minimally invasive spine surgery (often referred to as MISS) which is apropriate for some lumbar spinal problems.
1n 1994, I established private practice at Epworth Hospital in Richmond where I continue to practice to the present time.
My current appointments include;
Head of Vertebral Column Surgery Austin Health Studley Road Heidelberg 3084
President of Spine Society of Australia 2012 -14
Senior Consultant Spinal Surgeon Epworth Hospital Erin Street Richmond 3121
Scott Boden, MD, is a professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine and director of the Emory Orthopedics & Spine Center. He is a sought-after and accomplished spine surgeon, award-winning researcher and considered a visionary in the treatment of musculoskeletal ailments.
Boden has won awards for his research into the fundamental mechanisms of bone growth and regeneration from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine and other preeminent professional organizations. He is a leading researcher in gene therapy for spine fusion and ways to enhance bone healing and replace the need for harvesting bone graft.
He is passionate in the development of non-invasive treatment of injuries of the spine and exhausts all non-operative possibilities before proceeding to surgery.