Dr. Thomas F. Roush, M.D.

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Spine Surgeon | Lake Worth, FL | (561) 296-2450 | drtroush@aol.com


Education

Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX
Fellow in Spine Surgery; 2006‑2007
Fellow in Spinal Arthroplasty; 2006‑2007
University of Cincinnati
College of Medicine

Cincinnati, OH
Doctor of Medicine; 2001
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery 2005‑2006
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery; 2001‑2005
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Arts, Magna cum Laude; 1997
Major: Neuroscience

Activities, Honors & Awards

  • Faculty Member, Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS) 2008-present
  • Faculty Member, Cervical Arthroplasty Surgeon Training, 2010-present
  • Faculty Member, World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques, 2014
  • Faculty Member, Current Solutions in Spine Surgery 2012
  • Visiting Professor, Koceali University Hospital, Koceali, Turkey, 2013
  • Visiting professor, Polish Spine Society, Opole, Poland, 2014
  • Visiting Professor, Ankara University Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, 2013
  • Course Director, Point/Counterpoint Spine Surgery Conference, Key West, FL 2011
  • 102 Spine Surgery Practices to Know, Becker’s Spine Review, 2013
  • Top 100 spine surgeon and specialist in America, Beckers Review, 2011
  • Annual Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research, Duke University, 2006
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leader Inductee, 2005
  • AOA‑OREF‑Zimmer Resident Leadership Forum, Duke Representative, 2005
  • Reviewer, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 2005‑present
  • Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2004‑present
  • Course Instructor, Anatomy of the Spine and Extremities, Duke University Department of Biological Anthropology
    and Anatomy, 2003
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2000
  • President, American Medical Student Assocation, University of Cincinnati Chapter, 1998‑1999
  • Orthopaedic Hand Surgery and Microvascular Summer Internship, Peter J. Stern M.D., 1998
  • Captain, Vanderbilt University Men’s Golf Team, 1996‑1997
  • Varsity Letterman, Vanderbilt University Golf, 1994‑1997
  • 9 High School Varsity Letters (Golf, Basketball, Baseball)

Publications

  1. Cannestra AF, Peterson MD, Parker SR, Roush TF, Bundy JV, and AW Turner. MIS Expandable Interbody Spacers. Spine. 41:S44-49;2016.
  2. Guyer RD, Roush TF. Combined anterior/posterior fusion techniques. In: Phillips C and Lauryssen C editors. The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc. Elsevier 2009.
  3. Blumenthal, Geisler, Roush TF, Ohnmeiss DD. Simultaneous lumbar fusion and total disc replacement. In: Yue J, Bertagnoli R, McAfee P, An H editors. Motion Preservation Surgery of the Spine. Elsevier 2009.
  4. Westberry DE, Davids, JR, Roush TF, Pugh LI. Qualitative versus quantitative radiographic analysis of foot deformities in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28:359‑65.
  5. Roush TF, Olson SA, Pietrobon R, Braga L, Urbaniak JR. Influence of Acetabular Coverage on Hip Survival After Free Vascularized Fibular Grafting for Femoral Head Osteonecrosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2006;88:2152‑2158.
  6. Roush TF, Aldridge JM, Berger RA, Rizzo MR. Trapeziometacarpal arthritis does not correlate with abductor pollicis longus tendon insertions. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2005 May;(434):138‑142.
  7. Coonrad RW, Roush TF, Major N, Basamania CJ. The drop sign, a radiographic warning sign of elbow instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2005 May‑Jun;14(3):312‑ 7.
  8. Richardson WJ, Roush TF. Internet resources for spine care. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2004 May‑Jun;12(3):204.
  9. Roush TF, Crawford AH, Berlin RE, Wolf RK. Tension pneumothorax as a complication of video‑assisted thorascopic surgery for anterior correction of idiopathic scoliosis in an adolescent female. Spine 2001; Feb 15;26(4):448‑50.
  10. Roush TF, Stern PJ. Results following surgery for recurrent Dupuytren’s disease. J Hand Surg [Am] 2000 Mar;25(2):291‑6.
  11. Roush TF. Death: the great humbler. In: Macpherson CR, editor. Must I think about death? Now? Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati Press; 2000. p 107‑108.

Presentations

  • “Developing a World-Class Spine Practice. Key Thoughts and Ideas.” 14th Annual Spine, Orthopaedic and Pain Management Conference. Chicago, IL. June 2016.
  • “Current applications in endoscopic Spinal surgery.” Opole, Poland 2014
  • “Future perspectives in minimally invasive spine surgery.” World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques, Paris, France 2014
  • “Current Applications in Endoscopic Spinal Surgery.” Dusseldorf, Germany and Lake Worth, FL 2014
  • “Interfixated cervical implants versus traditional plated anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion for single-level cervical spondylosis.” Point/Counterpoint Spinal Surgery Conference, Key West, FL 2013
  • “Current Applications in Endoscopic Spinal Surgery.” Dusseldorf, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; Koceali, Turkey; Ankara, Turkey; Valencia, Spain; San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Lake Worth, FL 2013
  • “Current Applications in Endoscopic Spinal Surgery.” Surgeon Training, Dusseldorf, Germany and Lake Worth, FL, 2012.
  • “Minimally Invasive, Pedicle Screw Based Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.” Current Solutions in Spine Surgery, Duck Key, FL, 2012.
  • “Interspinous Spacer Technology.” Point/Counterpoint Spine Surgical Conference, Key West, FL, 2012.
  • “Cervical Artificial Disk Replacement.” Surgeon Training, Long Island, NY, 2011.
  • “Lateral Lumbar Fusion Techniques.” Surgeon Training, Houston, Texas and Charlotte, NC, 2011.
  • “Cervical Artificial Disk Replacement.” Point/Counterpoint Spine Surgical Conference, Key West, FL 2011.
  • “Sacroiliac Joint Treatment Options.” Point/Counterpoint Spine Surgical Conference, Key West, FL 2011.
  • “Minimally Invasive, Pedicle Screw Based Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.” Surgeon Training, San Juan Puerto Rico, 2010.
  • “Lateral Lumbar Fusion Techniques.” Surgeon Training, Boca Raton, FL, 2010.
  • “Lateral Lumbar Fusion Techniques.” Surgeon Training, San Diego, CA, Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA and Cincinnati, OH 2009.
  • “Lateral Trans‑Psoas Fusion Techniques in the Lumbar Spine.” Annual Meeting of the South Carolina Spine Society, Charleston, SC, 2008.
  • “Interbody Fusion Using a Unique Trans‑sacral Approach.” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Paradise Island, Bahamas, 2007.
  • “Acetabular coverage influences hip survival in treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head.” Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, Pinehurst, NC, 2005.
  • “Trapeziometacarpal arthritis does not correlate with abductor pollicis longus tendon insertions.” Annual Meeting of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, Hilton Head, SC, 2004.
  • “The ‘Drop Sign’: An additional diagnostic modality for elbow ligamentous compromise.” Annual Meeting of the North Carolina and South Carolina Orthopaedic Associations, Charleston, SC, 2003.
  • “Results following surgery for recurrent Dupuytren’s disease.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Boston, MA, 1999; Louisville‑ Indianapolis‑Cincinnati Hand Conference, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

Extracurricular Activities & Interests

  • All sports
  • Cooking
  • Music (plays piano & trumpet)
  • Traveling
  • Architecture
  • History

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • Florida Orthopaedic Association
  • Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 2009


Procedures Performed

  • Cervical disc surgery
  • Decompression
  • Degenerative disc surgery
  • Disc arthroplasty
  • Discography
  • Epidural cortisone injection
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Fracture Repair
  • Interventional spine & pain medicine
  • Kyphoplasty ‑ vertebral augmentation
  • Kyphosis surgery
  • Laparoscopic back surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Neck surgery
  • Pain management
  • Reconstructive spinal surgery
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • Spinal spacer
  • Spinal surgery
  • Spine (Back) & Neck Surgery (Except Spinal Fusion)
  • Spine (Back) & Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion)
  • Spine (Back) Surgery
  • Total disc replacement
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Zygapopysial joint nerve ablation
  • X‑stop for spinal stenosis
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