Specialty: Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Professional Appointments: Section Head, Spine Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital Troy

Undergraduate Education:​ Michigan State University 

Graduate Education: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine 

Residency: Henry Ford Hospital, Graduate Medical Education, Orthopaedics 

Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Spine and Spinal Cord 

Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Years in Practice: 29 

Hospital Affiliation(s): Troy Beaumont Hospital & Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital

Academic Appointments: Assistant Professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine 

Award(s): Best Doctors in America, Hour Detroit's Magazine's Top Docs, Outstanding Teacher Award - Osler Institute, Outstanding Teacher Award - Henry Ford Hospital 


Publications:

  • Easton RW and Bohlman HH. Long-term Results of Treatment of Herniated Thoracic Disks with Anterior Decompression, 1999.
  • Easton RW. "Atlantoaxial Fixation of C1-C2, the Magerl Technique." Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Lippencott Publishing, 1998
  • Easton RW, Szkiladz E, Calder HB. Intraoperative Lumbosacral Nerve Root Threshold Measurements, 1998.
  • Easton RW and Cody DD. A Comparison of Autologous and Demineralized Bone Spinal Fusions in Canine Model, 1994.
  • Easton RW and Bohlman, HH. Degenerative Pseudocysts of the Cervical Spine Resulting in Radiculopathy, 1993. 
  • Easton RW and Bohlman, HH. The Diagnosis of Pseudoarthrosis of the Cervical Spine Using Gadolinium-Enhanced M.R.I., 1993. 
  • Whitbeck RG, Easton RW, Bohlman HH. Long-Term Results of Posterior Cervical Fusions Using Bohlman Triple Wire Technique, 1993.
  • Easton RW and Roth HJ. Spinal Instrumentation - A Radiograph Guide: Chapter in Radiology in Orthopaedics, 1993.
  • Easton RW and Emery S. Late Transdural Herniation of the Thoracic Spinal Cord Following Anterior Discectomy, 1992.
  • Easton RW and Watson JT. External Fixator Pin Placements; Round Frame and Standard: Chapter in Behrans Textbook of Orthopaedic Trauma, 1992.
  • Easton RW, Roth HJ, Mayer P. Idiopathic AVN of Spine. Submitted to SPINE, 1992.


Research:

  • Easton RW, Szkiladz E, Calder HB. Intraoperative Lumbosacral Nerve Root Threshold Measurements, 1998.
  • Easton RW and Cody DD. A Comparison of Autologous and Demineralized Bone in Spinal Fusions in the Canine Model, 1994.
  • A Comparison of C1, C2 Fusion Techniques with In Vitro Biomechanical Testing. 1993 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Dahl M. Single Entry Percutaneous Epiphysiodesis, Techniques and Initial Results. 1990 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Schurman J. Establishing the Density of Acetabular Allografts Using Dual Energy X-Ray Densitometry. 1990 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Cohn S. Establishing the Normal Range of Motion in the Adult Shoulder. 1989 at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. 
  • Goodman F. The Role of Trauma in the Formation of Ganglion Cysts. 1986 at University Affiliated Hospitals of Flint, Flint, Michigan.
  • Bonet V. Adhension Prevention. 1985 at Department of Surgery, Michigan State University and McLaren General Hospital, Flint, Michigan. 
  • Nunez A. Suprachiasmatic Nuclei and the Circadian Rhythm Honors Psychology Project. 1983 at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  • Robbins R. Taste Aversion Learning. 1981-1983 at Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Richard W. Easton, M.D.

MICHIGAN ORTHOPAEDIC


SPINE SURGEONS

Conditions Treated: 

  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Herniated Discs
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis


Procedures Performed:​ 

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Disk Microsurgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Spinal Fusion Procedures
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • ​Revision Spinal Surgery
  • Artificial Disk Replacement
  • ​Minimally Invasive Procedures