Dr. Spoonamore has a significant interest in the management of deformities of the spine. He has conducted numerous scoliosis research projects and has received the prestigious Russell Hibbs Award for Best Clinical Science Presentation from the Scoliosis Research Society. His other research interests include spinal cord injuries and disc replacement surgery.
Highly regarded for his experience treating professional and high-performance athletes, Dr. Spoonamore is also a member of the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a reviewer for the prestigious journal Spine. He did his orthopaedic residency at the University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and completed his fellowship training in spinal surgery at USC.
Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016-2018
Los Angeles Magazine: Super Doctor, 2016
Pasadena Magazine: Top Doctor, 2016
Answer to the Letter to the Editor of TImamura concerning "The incidence of myocardial infarction after lumbar spine surgery" by Harwin B, Formanek B, Spoonamore M, Robertson D, Buser Z, Wang JC (Eur Spine J. 2019; doi:10. 1007/s00586-019-06072-4). Eur Spine J. 2019 Oct; 28(10):2430. . View in PubMed
The incidence of myocardial infarction after lumbar spine surgery Eur Spine J. 2019 Sep; 28(9):2070-2076. . View in PubMed
Effects of fusion and conservative treatment on disc degeneration and rates of subsequent surgery after thoracolumbar fracture J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar; 24(3):476-82. . View in PubMed
An intensive, progressive exercise program reduces disability and improves functional performance in patients after single-level lumbar microdiskectomy Phys Ther. 2009 Nov; 89(11):1145-57. . View in PubMed
Nerve monitoring changes related to iliac artery compression during anterior lumbar spine surgery Spine J. 2003 Sep-Oct; 3(5):351-5. . View in PubMed
Health and function of patients with untreated idiopathic scoliosis: a 50-year natural history study JAMA. 2003 Feb 05; 289(5):559-67. . View in PubMed
Use of the Rosenberger brace in the treatment of progressive adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Jul 01; 29(13):1458-64. . View in PubMed