Charles Fisher

Summary

Affiliation: University of British Columbia
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Changing face of spine trauma care in North America
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:S2-8; discussion S36. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Reliability of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) among radiation oncologists: an assessment of instability secondary to spinal metastases
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Radiat Oncol 9:69. 2014
  3. doi request reprint Physician-industry conflict of interest: public opinion regarding industry-sponsored research
    Charles G Fisher
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:1-10. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Introduction to and techniques of evidence-based medicine
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:S66-72. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Motor recovery, functional status, and health-related quality of life in patients with complete spinal cord injuries
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2200-7. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Clinical and radiographic outcomes of pedicle screw fixation for upper thoracic spine (T1-5) fractures: a retrospective cohort study of 27 cases
    Charles Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:207-13. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and safety of pedicle screw fixation in thoracic spine trauma
    Charles G Fisher
    Department of Orthopaedics, Spine Division, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 5:520-6. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Introduction to focus issue in spine oncology: the synthesis of evidence and expert opinion for best practice recommendation
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:S21-5. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Surgical management of primary bone tumors of the spine: validation of an approach to enhance cure and reduce local recurrence
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:830-6. 2011
  10. doi request reprint A novel classification system for spinal instability in neoplastic disease: an evidence-based approach and expert consensus from the Spine Oncology Study Group
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E1221-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint Changing face of spine trauma care in North America
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:S2-8; discussion S36. 2006
    ..An evidence-based review and summary of literature from multiple disciplines involved in spine trauma...
  2. doi request reprint Reliability of the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score (SINS) among radiation oncologists: an assessment of instability secondary to spinal metastases
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Radiat Oncol 9:69. 2014
    ..This study aims to define the inter- and intra-observer reliability and validity of SINS among radiation oncologists...
  3. doi request reprint Physician-industry conflict of interest: public opinion regarding industry-sponsored research
    Charles G Fisher
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:1-10. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the opinions of a North American population sample on COI regarding industry-funded research and to analyze population subgroups for trends...
  4. ncbi request reprint Introduction to and techniques of evidence-based medicine
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:S66-72. 2007
    ..Literature review...
  5. ncbi request reprint Motor recovery, functional status, and health-related quality of life in patients with complete spinal cord injuries
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2200-7. 2005
    ..A retrospective cohort with cross- sectional follow-up...
  6. doi request reprint Clinical and radiographic outcomes of pedicle screw fixation for upper thoracic spine (T1-5) fractures: a retrospective cohort study of 27 cases
    Charles Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:207-13. 2009
    ..Secondary outcomes included scores on a 1-year postoperative generic health-related quality of life (QOL) questionnaire and postoperative complications...
  7. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and safety of pedicle screw fixation in thoracic spine trauma
    Charles G Fisher
    Department of Orthopaedics, Spine Division, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 5:520-6. 2006
    ..The authors evaluated the accuracy of placement and safety of pedicle screws in the treatment of unstable thoracic spine fractures...
  8. doi request reprint Introduction to focus issue in spine oncology: the synthesis of evidence and expert opinion for best practice recommendation
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:S21-5. 2009
    ..Narrative review...
  9. doi request reprint Surgical management of primary bone tumors of the spine: validation of an approach to enhance cure and reduce local recurrence
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:830-6. 2011
    ..Multicenter ambispective cohort analysis...
  10. doi request reprint A novel classification system for spinal instability in neoplastic disease: an evidence-based approach and expert consensus from the Spine Oncology Study Group
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:E1221-9. 2010
    ..Systematic review and modified Delphi technique...
  11. ncbi request reprint Anterior occiput-to-axis screw fixation: part I: a case report, description of a new technique, and anatomical feasibility analysis
    Marcel F S Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:E54-60. 2003
    ..The pertinent anatomy is described with a radiographic assessment of the feasibility, safety, and general applicability of this technique...
  12. doi request reprint Intra-operative cone-beam CT (O-arm) and stereotactic navigation in acute spinal trauma surgery
    Rowan Schouten
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    J Clin Neurosci 19:1137-43. 2012
    ..Other advantages include protecting the surgical team from cumulative fluoroscopic radiation exposure and patients from repeat surgery due to implant malposition...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison of operative and nonoperative treatment for thoracolumbar burst fractures in patients without neurological deficit: a systematic review
    Kenneth C Thomas
    Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 4:351-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the scientific literature on operative and nonoperative treatment of patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures and no neurological deficit...
  14. doi request reprint Primary pyogenic infection of the spine in intravenous drug users: a prospective observational study
    Zhi Wang
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:685-92. 2012
    ..A prospective comparative analysis of surgically-treated nontuberculous primary pyogenic infection of the spine (PPIS)...
  15. doi request reprint Intraobserver and interobserver reliabilty of measures of kyphosis in thoracolumbar fractures
    John Street
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopedic Spine Program, Vancouver Hospitals and Health Sciences Center, 2733 Heather Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 3J5, Canada
    Spine J 9:464-9. 2009
    ..Consensus documents have recently been developed enumerating the radiographic parameters thought to be most valid in the clinical evaluation of patients with thoracolumbar fractures...
  16. ncbi request reprint Single-stage posterolateral vertebrectomy for the management of metastatic disease of the thoracic and lumbar spine: a prospective study of an evolving surgical technique
    John Street
    Vancouver Hospital and Health Services Center, Spine Program, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Spinal Disord Tech 20:509-20. 2007
    ..On the basis of these results, we recommend that the SPLV should be considered in all cases where resection of thoracic or lumbar spinal metastatic disease and reconstruction is contemplated...
  17. doi request reprint Introducing a new health-related quality of life outcome tool for metastatic disease of the spine: content validation using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health; on behalf of the Spine Oncology Study Group
    John Street
    Department of Orthopaedics, Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, University of British Columbia Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1377-86. 2010
    ..A systematic review of Health Related-Quality of Life Outcomes (HRQOL) in metastatic disease of the spine and content validation of a new Spine Oncology Study Group Outcomes Questionnaire (SOSGOQ)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Outcome evaluation of the operative management of lumbar disc herniation causing sciatica
    Charles Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedics Spine Program, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg 100:317-24. 2004
    ..The authors conducted a study to assess health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and the appropriateness of surgery in patients who have undergone elective lumbar discectomy...
  19. doi request reprint Health related quality of life assessment in metastatic disease of the spine: a systematic review
    John Street
    University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:S128-34. 2009
    ..Systematic literature review...
  20. ncbi request reprint En bloc marginal excision of a multilevel cervical chordoma. Case report
    Christopher S Bailey
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 4:409-14. 2006
    ..In this report the authors outline the successful en bloc resection of a large C1-3 chordoma and discuss the importance of preoperative staging and planning...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of outcomes for unstable lower cervical flexion teardrop fractures managed with halo thoracic vest versus anterior corpectomy and plating
    Charles G Fisher
    Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Spine Surgery, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:160-6. 2002
    ..A retrospective cohort study with cross-sectional outcome analysis was conducted...
  22. doi request reprint The quality of quality of life publications in the spinal literature: are we getting any better?
    John Street
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Vancouver Hospitals and Health Sciences Center, and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 11:512-7. 2009
    ..This study is a systematic review of the quality of life (QOL) publications to determine if the recent interest in QOL measurements following spinal surgery has been accompanied by an improvement in the quality of the papers published...
  23. ncbi request reprint Early versus late enteral feeding in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury: a pilot study
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:E175-80. 2004
    ..A prospective randomized clinical pilot study to compare early versus late enteral feeding in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury...
  24. ncbi request reprint Clinical outcomes of 90 isolated unilateral facet fractures, subluxations, and dislocations treated surgically and nonoperatively
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:3007-13. 2007
    ..A retrospective outcomes study...
  25. ncbi request reprint A prospective randomized controlled trial of anterior compared with posterior stabilization for unilateral facet injuries of the cervical spine
    Brian K Kwon
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics University of British Columbia V anada
    J Neurosurg Spine 7:1-12. 2007
    ..The primary objective of this study was to determine whether acute postoperative morbidity differed between anteriorly and posteriorly treated patients with unilateral facet injuries...
  26. doi request reprint Cerebrospinal fluid inflammatory cytokines and biomarkers of injury severity in acute human spinal cord injury
    Brian K Kwon
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurotrauma 27:669-82. 2010
    ..A prediction model that could use such biological data to stratify injury severity and predict neurological outcome may be extremely useful for facilitating the clinical validation of novel treatments in acute human SCI...
  27. doi request reprint Spinal epidural abscess: a 5-year case-controlled review of neurologic outcomes after rehabilitation
    David W Koo
    Department of Medicine, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Program, G F Strong Rehabiliation Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 90:512-6. 2009
    ..To describe the neurologic outcomes of 29 spinal epidural abscess (SEA) patients after rehabilitation compared with a case-controlled traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) cohort...
  28. doi request reprint The Chiropractic Hospital-based Interventions Research Outcomes (CHIRO) study: a randomized controlled trial on the effectiveness of clinical practice guidelines in the medical and chiropractic management of patients with acute mechanical low back pain
    Paul B Bishop
    International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries ICORD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine J 10:1055-64. 2010
    ..Multicenter clinical trials have demonstrated that most AM-LBP patients do not receive CPG-based treatments. To date, the value of implementing full and exclusively CPG-based treatment remains unclear...
  29. ncbi request reprint The surgical approach to subaxial cervical spine injuries: an evidence-based algorithm based on the SLIC classification system
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2620-9. 2007
    ..Systematic review of literature and expert clinical opinions of the members of the Spine Trauma Study Group were combined to develop and refine this algorithm...
  30. doi request reprint Intrathecal pressure monitoring and cerebrospinal fluid drainage in acute spinal cord injury: a prospective randomized trial
    Brian K Kwon
    Departments of Orthopaedics, Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, University of British Columbia, Canada
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:181-93. 2009
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Factors predicting motor recovery and functional outcome after traumatic central cord syndrome: a long-term follow-up
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics and Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2303-11. 2005
    ..A prospectively maintained database-generated retrospective review and cross-sectional outcome analysis was performed at a single academic center...
  32. ncbi request reprint Confidence in spine training among senior neurosurgical and orthopedic residents
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:831-7. 2006
    ..A cross-sectional survey of senior neurosurgical and orthopedic residents...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of titanium mesh cylindrical cages in anterior column reconstruction after thoracic and lumbar vertebral body resection
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:902-8. 2003
    ..A retrospective cohort study with cross-sectional outcome analysis of patients who underwent anterior column reconstruction with a titanium mesh cage after single-level or multilevel thoracic or lumbar vertebrectomy...
  34. ncbi request reprint Anterior occiput to axis screw fixation: part II: a biomechanical comparison with posterior fixation techniques
    Marcel F S Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:239-45. 2003
    ..This biomechanical study used flexibility testing on fresh-frozen human cadaveric specimens (occiput to C3) and compared the range of motion and neutral zone for three occipitocervical fixation techniques...
  35. doi request reprint An evidence-based medicine process to determine outcomes after cervical spine trauma: what surgeons should be telling their patients
    Peter Lewkonia
    Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:E1140-7. 2012
    ..Using an objective, hierarchical approach, the best available evidence is presented for health-related quality-of-life outcomes for these injuries...
  36. ncbi request reprint The surgical management of primary tumorsof the spine: initial results of an ongoing prospective cohort study
    Charles G Fisher
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1899-908. 2005
    ..Prospective cohort study...
  37. ncbi request reprint Thoraco-lumbar flexion-distraction injury in a competitive gymnast: a case report
    Robert G McCormack
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and the Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
    Clin J Sport Med 16:369-71. 2006
  38. ncbi request reprint Translational constraint influences dynamic spinal canal occlusion of the thoracic spine: an in vitro experimental study
    Qingan Zhu
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    J Biomech 41:171-9. 2008
    ..The results add to our understanding of the effect of column injury pattern on spinal cord injury. This information has clear implications for the design of injury prevention devices...
  39. doi request reprint Relationship of neural axis level of injury to motor recovery and health-related quality of life in patients with a thoracolumbar spinal injury
    Stephen P Kingwell
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:1591-9. 2010
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Subaxial cervical spine trauma
    Brian K Kwon
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 14:78-89. 2006
    ..Several complications, including the deterioration of neurologic status, may occur with either surgical or nonsurgical management, but the most frequent mistake made is missing the injury on initial evaluation...
  41. ncbi request reprint Long-term health-related quality of life outcomes following Jefferson-type burst fractures of the atlas
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:411-7. 2005
    ..Determining the optimal surrogate measure to represent preinjury HRQOL in trauma patients is difficult...
  42. doi request reprint An assessment of the reliability of the Enneking and Weinstein-Boriani-Biagini classifications for staging of primary spinal tumors by the Spine Oncology Study Group
    Patrick Chan
    Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:384-91. 2009
    ..Reliability analysis based on expert panel case series review and grading per the Enneking and Weinstein-Boriani-Biagini classification systems...
  43. doi request reprint The effect of compensation status on waiting time for elective surgical lumbar discectomy
    Jeffrey A Quon
    Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2052-9. 2009
    ..Prospective cohort study of patients registered for elective surgical lumbar discectomy (ESLD) between November 1999 and December 2003 at a major tertiary care center in Vancouver...
  44. ncbi request reprint Type II error in the spine surgical literature
    Christopher S Bailey
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1146-9. 2004
    ..A literature review...
  45. ncbi request reprint Prospective randomized clinical trial comparing patient-controlled intravenous analgesia with patient-controlled epidural analgesia after lumbar spinal fusion
    Charles G Fisher
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:739-43. 2003
    ..A prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial was conducted...
  46. ncbi request reprint Impact of surgical intervention on quality of life in patients with spinal metastases
    Alexis Falicov
    Vancouver Spine Program, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2849-56. 2006
    ..Prospective clinical study...
  47. doi request reprint The impact of patient expectations on outcome following treatment for spinal trauma: Part 1: What are spine surgeons telling their patients?
    Darin Davidson
    Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Spine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:1807-11. 2010
    ..Surgeon completed questionnaire...
  48. ncbi request reprint Strategies to promote neural repair and regeneration after spinal cord injury
    Brian K Kwon
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:S3-13. 2005
    ..Retrospective review of current literature regarding neuroprotection and axonal regeneration therapies for acute spinal cord injury...
  49. doi request reprint The effect of cement augmentation and extension of posterior instrumentation on stabilization and adjacent level effects in the elderly spine
    Juay Seng Tan
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2728-40. 2008
    ..An in vitro cadaveric study comparing different implant fixation techniques using a repeated measures design...
  50. ncbi request reprint Cement augmentation of vertebral screws enhances the interface strength between interbody device and vertebral body
    Juay Seng Tan
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:334-41. 2007
    ..An in vitro cadaveric study comparing cage-vertebra interface strengths for 3 different screw-cement configurations...
  51. ncbi request reprint Interbody device shape and size are important to strengthen the vertebra-implant interface
    Juay Seng Tan
    Division of Orthopaedic Engineering Research, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:638-44. 2005
    ..An in vitro cadaveric study to compare compressive failure load, strength, and stiffness of the implant-vertebra interface...
  52. ncbi request reprint Anterior cervical plate fixation: a biomechanical study to evaluate the effects of plate design, endplate preparation, and bone mineral density
    Marcel F Dvorak
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia and the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:294-301. 2005
    ..A biomechanical study using multidirectional flexibility testing in a human cadaveric cervical spine model of a flexion-distraction injury...
  53. ncbi request reprint Progressive junctional kyphosis at the caudal end of lumbar instrumented fusion: etiology, predictors, and treatment
    Brian K Kwon
    Division of Spine, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1943-51. 2006
    ..Clinical case series...
  54. ncbi request reprint Pedicle screw motion in the osteoporotic spine after augmentation with laminar hooks, sublaminar wires, or calcium phosphate cement: a comparative analysis
    Juay Seng Tan
    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1723-30. 2004
    ..A biomechanical study addressing the motion of pedicle screws in a human cadaveric, osteoporotic spine model...
  55. ncbi request reprint The effects of bone density and disc degeneration on the structural property distributions in the lower lumbar vertebral endplates
    J P Grant
    Department of Orthopaedics and Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Canada
    J Orthop Res 20:1115-20. 2002
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Spinal column and spinal cord injuries in mountain bikers: a 13-year review
    Emily R Dodwell
    Division of Spine, University of British Columbia, Blusson Spinal Cord Centre, 818 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Am J Sports Med 38:1647-52. 2010
    ..However, no large-scale detailed assessment of mountain biking associated spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries has previously been published...
  57. ncbi request reprint The effect of interbody cage positioning on lumbosacral vertebral endplate failure in compression
    Robert D Labrom
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E556-61. 2005
    ..A biomechanical investigation using a human cadaver, multisegmental lumbosacral spine model...
  58. ncbi request reprint Mesenchymal hamartoma of the spine. A case report
    Ory Keynan
    Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Program at the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, D 609 Heather Pavilion, 2733 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3J5, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:172-6. 2005
  59. ncbi request reprint Outcome evaluation of surgical and nonsurgical management of lumbar disc protrusion causing radiculopathy
    Kenneth C Thomas
    Department of Surgery Orthopedics and Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1414-22. 2007
    ..Prospective cohort study...
  60. ncbi request reprint Radiographic measurement parameters in thoracolumbar fractures: a systematic review and consensus statement of the spine trauma study group
    Ory Keynan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery B, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:E156-65. 2006
    ..Systematic review...
  61. ncbi request reprint Intrarater and interrater reliability and validity in the assessment of the mechanism of injury and integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex: a novel injury severity scoring system for thoracolumbar injuries. Invited submission from the Joint Sectio
    James S Harrop
    Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 4:118-22. 2006
    ..The reliability and validity of assessing injury mechanism and the integrity of the PLC was assessed...
  62. ncbi request reprint The radiographic failure of single segment anterior cervical plate fixation in traumatic cervical flexion distraction injuries
    Michael G Johnson
    Winnipeg Spine Program, Department of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:2815-20. 2004
    ..A radiographic review of 87 patients with either unilateral or bilateral facet dislocations or fracture/dislocations treated with anterior cervical discectomy, fusion, and plating...
  63. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based medicine summary statement
    Gunnar B J Andersson
    Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:S64-5. 2007
  64. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of surgery plus radiotherapy versus radiotherapy alone for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression
    Kenneth C Thomas
    Department of Surgery Orthopedics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:1212-8. 2006
    ..The current study compared the cost-effectiveness of the two approaches...