240 Medical Park Blvd Suite 2700 Bristol, TN 37620
MIS, motion sparing technology, development of spinal implants and minimally invasive techniques (Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion- GLIF), FDA trials, scoliosis reconstruction, spinal stenosis, and fusion and decompression of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine.
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AAOS, NASS, Simmons Surgical Society, OTA, ASSH, Reviewer for SAS, hosts research interns for King College and Emory & Henry College. Dr. Lorio serves as a preceptor for Orthopedic PA’s from Lincoln Memorial University and South College of Knoxville. He was recently named official spokesperson for The Spine Health Foundation which helps provide care and support for the “working wounded”.
Dr. Lorio is very family oriented. He and his wife, Toni, have adopted four Asian children. He has operated on both his mother and his daughter. He reconstructed his daughter’s hand and his mother was the first two-level Stabilimax procedure performed worldwide. He enjoys spending time with his family boating and fishing on the lake, attending church, sports activities and traveling. Dr. Lorio also enjoys hunting for exotic animals in foreign countries and reading.
Dr. Lorio’s thoughts on Vertebral Compression Fractures:
Vertebral compression fractures (VCF’s) account for 27% of all skeletal fractures. In the current aging population, it is predicted that by 2025 the annual number of fractures and cost is expected to increase by 50%.
VCF’s are a burgeoning problem for the aging spine. Six out of ten women over the age of 50 suffer from VCF’s most commonly caused by Osteoporosis. The effect of recurring VCF’s is kyphosis, or hunching over due to the lack of vertebral height. Kyphosis leads to decreased forced vital capacity, decreased GI motility, and decreased activities of daily living. VCF’s are not only painful, but they also decrease one’s functional ability.
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