Christopher P Ames

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of spinopelvic alignment on decision making in deformity surgery in adults: A review
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:547-64. 2012
  2. pmc Giant thoracic schwannoma presenting with abrupt onset of abdominal pain: a case report
    Isaac Yang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Med Case Reports 3:88. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Posterior transpedicular corpectomy and reconstruction of the axial vertebra for metastatic tumor
    Christopher P Ames
    UCSF Spine Center and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:111-6. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an experimental model of spinal fusion in a radiated area
    Christopher P Ames
    Comprehensive Spine Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2585-92. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical comparison of posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed at 1 and 2 levels
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E562-6. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics of stabilization after cervicothoracic compression-flexion injury
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1505-12. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of a resorbable anterior cervical graft containment plate
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1031-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of a newly designed bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate. Invited submission from the joint section meeting on disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves, March 2005
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 3:465-70. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical evaluation of a bioresorbable odontoid screw
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:182-7. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Novel treatment of basilar invagination resulting from an untreated C-1 fracture associated with transverse ligament avulsion. Case report and description of surgical technique
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:83-7. 2005

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. ncbi request reprint Impact of spinopelvic alignment on decision making in deformity surgery in adults: A review
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:547-64. 2012
    ..In this review the authors describe the proper analysis of spinopelvic alignment for surgical planning. Online videos supplement the text to better illustrate the key concepts...
  2. pmc Giant thoracic schwannoma presenting with abrupt onset of abdominal pain: a case report
    Isaac Yang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Med Case Reports 3:88. 2009
    ..We report the case of a patient with a giant thoracic schwannoma presenting unusually with acute abdominal pain and with delayed neurological impairment...
  3. doi request reprint Posterior transpedicular corpectomy and reconstruction of the axial vertebra for metastatic tumor
    Christopher P Ames
    UCSF Spine Center and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:111-6. 2009
    ..The authors report 3 cases in which a similar posterior transpedicular technique, adapted for the cervical spine, was used for intralesional resection of metastatic tumors of the axis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in an experimental model of spinal fusion in a radiated area
    Christopher P Ames
    Comprehensive Spine Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2585-92. 2005
    ..An animal model of posterolateral intertransverse process spine fusion was used...
  5. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical comparison of posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed at 1 and 2 levels
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:E562-6. 2005
    ..Biomechanical laboratory study of human cadaveric spines...
  6. ncbi request reprint Biomechanics of stabilization after cervicothoracic compression-flexion injury
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1505-12. 2005
    ..Biomechanical laboratory research...
  7. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of a resorbable anterior cervical graft containment plate
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:1031-8. 2005
    ..Flexibility, graft containment, and load-to-failure were studied...
  8. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of a newly designed bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate. Invited submission from the joint section meeting on disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves, March 2005
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 3:465-70. 2005
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical evaluation of a bioresorbable odontoid screw
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:182-7. 2005
    ..The resorbable screw was evaluated for its ability to restore strength and stiffness to the fractured odontoid process compared with traditional titanium screws...
  10. ncbi request reprint Novel treatment of basilar invagination resulting from an untreated C-1 fracture associated with transverse ligament avulsion. Case report and description of surgical technique
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, California 94122, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 2:83-7. 2005
    ..A variation of this technique may also be used to treat Type II transverse ligament injuries associated with C-1 ring fractures as an alternative to halo immobilization...
  11. doi request reprint Relaxation of forces needed to distract cervical vertebrae after discectomy: a biomechanical study
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 22:100-4. 2009
    ..In vitro and in vivo biomechanical stress measurements are made of the intervertebral disc segment distraction force during anterior cervical discectomy...
  12. ncbi request reprint Bioabsorbable anterior cervical plating: initial multicenter clinical and radiographic experience
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1084-8. 2007
    ..Prospective clinical trial...
  13. ncbi request reprint The impact of standing regional cervical sagittal alignment on outcomes in posterior cervical fusion surgery
    Jessica A Tang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 71:662-9; discussion 669. 2012
    ..Positive spinal regional and global sagittal malalignment has been repeatedly shown to correlate with pain and disability in thoracolumbar fusion...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modified paramedian transpedicular approach and spinal reconstruction for intradural tumors of the cervical and cervicothoracic spine: clinical experience
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E203-10. 2007
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of osteotomy type and rod diameter for treatment of cervicothoracic kyphosis
    Justin K Scheer
    Biomechanical Testing Facility, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:E519-23. 2011
    ..Biomechanical laboratory research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Stabilization of the atlantoaxial complex via C-1 lateral mass and C-2 pedicle screw fixation in a multicenter clinical experience in 102 patients: modification of the Harms and Goel techniques
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:222-9. 2008
    ..The authors reviewed the multicenter experience with 102 patients undergoing C1-2 fusion via the polyaxial screw/rod technique. They also describe a modification to the Harms technique...
  17. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of revision strategies for rod fracture in pedicle subtraction osteotomy
    Justin K Scheer
    Biomechanical Testing Facility, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    Neurosurgery 69:164-72; discussion 172. 2011
    ..Pseudoarthrosis after pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) can require revision surgery due to posterior rod failure, and the stiffness of these revision constructs has not been quantified...
  18. ncbi request reprint Corpectomy followed by the placement of instrumentation with titanium cages and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for vertebral osteomyelitis
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurosurgery and UCSF Spine Center, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0350, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 6:23-30. 2007
    ..The authors review their experience in performing corpectomy and fusion with titanium cages and rhBMP-2 in patients with vertebral instability and/or neurological compromise due to vertebral osteomyelitis...
  19. doi request reprint A novel anterior technique for simultaneous single-stage anterior and posterior cervical release for fixed kyphosis
    Vincent Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:594-9. 2008
    ..The authors illustrate this technique in a patient who developed fixed scoliosis and kyphosis of the cervical spine after surgery for degenerative disc disease. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of this technique...
  20. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of cervicothoracic junction osteotomy in cadaveric model of ankylosing spondylitis: effect of rod material and diameter
    Justin K Scheer
    Biomechanical Testing Facility, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California 94110, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:330-5. 2011
    ..This study characterizes the structural stability of various posterior fixation techniques across the cervicothoracic junction in spines with AS, specifically considering the effects of posterior rod diameter and material type...
  21. ncbi request reprint Long-term biomechanical stability and clinical improvement after extended multilevel corpectomy and circumferential reconstruction of the cervical spine using titanium mesh cages
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 21:165-74. 2008
    ..Retrospective review of clinical case series...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive management of symptomatic and aggressive vertebral hemangiomas
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, R505 Parnassus Avenue, Room M 779, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 19:17-29. 2008
    ..Vertebroplasty is useful for improving pain symptoms, especially when vertebral body compression fracture has occurred in patients without neurological deficit, but is less effective in providing long-term pain relief...
  23. doi request reprint Adjacent-level vertebral body fractures after expandable cage reconstruction
    Dean Chou
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:584-8. 2008
    ..The authors report 4 cases of adjacent-level vertebral body fractures after placement of expandable cages. This study found that the fracture pattern in the coronal plane was similar in all cases...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cervical radiographical alignment: comprehensive assessment techniques and potential importance in cervical myelopathy
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY Université Aix Marseille, Marseille, France University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA Spine Unit 2, Bordeaux University Hospital, Bordeaux, France Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario Canada Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loyola University, Chicago, IL Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University, Chicago, IL Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:S149-60. 2013
    ..Narrative review...
  25. ncbi request reprint Predictive factors for proximal junctional kyphosis in long fusions to the sacrum in adult spinal deformity
    Keishi Maruo
    University of California, San Francisco, CA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Japan Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea Department of Orthopedics Unit III, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:E1469-76. 2013
    ..A retrospective study...
  26. doi request reprint Intraoperative neuromonitoring with MEPs and prediction of postoperative neurological deficits in patients undergoing surgery for cervical and cervicothoracic myelopathy
    Aaron J Clark
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 35:E7. 2013
    ..We evaluated the efficacy of IONM in cervical and cervicothoracic spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) cases...
  27. doi request reprint Effect of severity of rod contour on posterior rod failure in the setting of lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO): a biomechanical study
    Jessica A Tang
    The Taylor Collaboration, San Francisco, California 94117, USA
    Neurosurgery 72:276-82; discussion 283. 2013
    ..Rod failure has been reported clinically in pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) to correct flat back deformity...
  28. doi request reprint Surgical site infection in spinal surgery: description of surgical and patient-based risk factors for postoperative infection using administrative claims data
    Amir Abdul-Jabbar
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1340-5. 2012
    ..Retrospective analysis...
  29. doi request reprint Comparison of expandable and fixed interbody cages in a human cadaver corpectomy model, part I: endplate force characteristics
    Murat Pekmezci
    Biomechanical Testing Facility, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 17:321-6. 2012
    ..This in vitro analysis investigates the endplate forces characteristic of expandable and fixed interbody cages in a single-level human cadaver corpectomy model...
  30. doi request reprint Biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques for unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures. Laboratory investigation
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 8:341-6. 2008
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Stand-alone anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion with plate: initial experience
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Surg Neurol 68:7-13; discussion 13. 2007
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Rates of new neurological deficit associated with spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a report of the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality committee
    D Kojo Hamilton
    University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:1218-28. 2011
    ..Retrospective review of a prospectively collected, multicenter database...
  33. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of a resorbable anterior cervical graft containment plate
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Orthopedics 25:s1149-55. 2002
    ..Data from a representative sample are presented. Advantages and disadvantages of resorbable plating are discussed...
  34. doi request reprint A standardized nomenclature for cervical spine soft-tissue release and osteotomy for deformity correction: clinical article
    Christopher P Ames
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 19:269-78. 2013
    ..This complicates the ability to compare outcomes across procedures and studies. The authors' objective was to establish a universal nomenclature for cervical spine osteotomies to provide a common language among spine surgeons...
  35. doi request reprint Cervical spine alignment, sagittal deformity, and clinical implications: a review
    Justin K Scheer
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 19:141-59. 2013
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Perioperative complications and clinical outcomes of multilevel circumferential lumbar spinal fusion in the elderly
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, 513 Parnassus Avenue, S 225, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 16:69-73. 2009
    ..Perioperative events, intermediate-term clinical outcomes, and fusion rates after multilevel 360-degree lumbar fusion in the elderly are comparable to those of younger patients...
  37. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction and radiographic outcomes after lumbar spinal fusion without iliac crest bone graft or transverse process fusion
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M779, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 16:1184-7. 2009
    ..Patient satisfaction remained high and might be because the morbidity associated with harvesting ICBG was avoided, as was the additional muscle dissection required for the fusion of lateral transverse processes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of age on perioperative complications of extensive multilevel thoracolumbar spinal fusion surgery
    Jordan M Cloyd
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:402-8. 2010
    ..Therefore, the purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of age in persons undergoing multilevel (> or = 5 levels) thoracolumbar fusion surgery...
  39. ncbi request reprint The Charité Artificial Disc: insertion technique
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0350, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 16:637-50, vii. 2005
    ..With thousands of implantations worldwide since 1987, it has the longest clinical experience of any artificial disc. No other artificial disc has the substantial preclinical and clinical history that validates its use...
  40. ncbi request reprint Partial spondylectomy: modification for lateralized malignant spinal column tumors of the cervical or lumbosacral spine
    John H Chi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue M779, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 15:43-8. 2008
    ..Partial spondylectomy can be an alternative to total en bloc spondylectomy in properly selected patients with lateralized encapsulated malignant spinal tumors and may be performed in the cervical or lumbosacral spinal regions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Tumor control after surgery for spinal myxopapillary ependymomas: distinct outcomes in adults versus children: a systematic review
    William B Feldman
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California
    J Neurosurg Spine 19:471-6. 2013
    ..Treatment generally consists of resection with or without adjuvant radiotherapy. Evidence-based guidelines for surgical management are lacking due to the rarity of this tumor...
  42. ncbi request reprint En bloc resection of primary tumors of the cervical spine: report of two cases and systematic review of the literature
    Jordan M Cloyd
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M779, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Spine J 9:928-35. 2009
    ..Survival data and rates of recurrence after en bloc resection for cervical spinal tumors are limited to single case reports and small case series, making the true risk of recurrence after this procedure unknown...
  43. doi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of Goel technique for C1-2 fusion
    Jon Park
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:639-46. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to quantify changes in multiaxial rigidity of the combined Goel-Harms technique with the addition of C1-2 intraarticular spacers...
  44. ncbi request reprint Frameless stereotactic image-guided C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation for atlantoaxial instability: review of 20 patients
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 18:385-91. 2005
    ..We retrospectively studied 20 adults who underwent C1-C2 transarticular screw (TAS) fixation utilizing frameless stereotaxy...
  45. ncbi request reprint Coblation of spinal endplates in preparation for interbody spinal fusion
    Henry E Aryan
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego UCSD, 200 West Arbor Drive, Suite 8893, San Diego, California 92103 8893, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 13:349-52. 2006
    ..Clearly, the number of patients involved and the length of follow-up limit this study, but it serves as an early indicator that endplate preparation may play a role in graft subsidence and fusion rates. Additional study is warranted...
  46. pmc Successful outcome of six-level cervicothoracic corpectomy and circumferential reconstruction: case report and review of literature on multilevel cervicothoracic corpectomy
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, 505 Parnassus Avenue, Moffitt Hospital M779, Box 0112, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Eur Spine J 15:670-4. 2006
    ..To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of a corpectomy extending across six levels of the cervico-thoracic spine...
  47. ncbi request reprint Intramedullary spinal cord tumors: molecular insights and surgical innovation
    Andrew T Parsa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Clin Neurosurg 52:76-84. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Two-level total en bloc lumbar spondylectomy with dural resection for metastatic renal cell carcinoma
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, 400 Parnassus Avenue, A868, San Francisco, CA 94143 0350, USA
    J Clin Neurosci 15:70-2. 2008
    ..We report a successful two-level spondylectomy with en bloc dural resection in a patient with metastatic renal carcinoma to the L3 and L4 vertebrae...
  49. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and type of cervical deformity among 470 adults with thoracolumbar deformity
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA Department of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York City, NY San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, La Jolla, CA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor Scoliosis Center, Plano, TX Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, CO and Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:E1001-9. 2014
    ..Multicenter, prospective, consecutive case series...
  50. doi request reprint Pathology of spinal ependymomas: an institutional experience over 25 years in 134 patients
    Phiroz E Tarapore
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    Neurosurgery 73:247-55; discussion 255. 2013
    ..Ependymomas constitute approximately 40% of primary intraspinal tumors. Current World Health Organization (WHO) grading may not correlate with observed progression-free survival (PFS)...
  51. doi request reprint The SRS-Schwab adult spinal deformity classification: assessment and clinical correlations based on a prospective operative and nonoperative cohort
    Jamie Terran
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia Department of Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California Department of Neurosurgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Baylor Scoliosis Center, Plano, Texas Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California Department of Orthopedic Surgery, San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, La Jolla, California Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, Colorado
    Neurosurgery 73:559-68. 2013
    ..Classification reliability has been reported; however, correlation with treatment has not been assessed...
  52. ncbi request reprint Association of myelopathy scores with cervical sagittal balance and normalized spinal cord volume: analysis of 56 preoperative cases from the AOSpine North America Myelopathy study
    Justin S Smith
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City Department of Neurosurgery, University of Kansas, Kansas City Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University, St Louis, MO Department of Neurosurgery, Rush Medical Center, Chicago, IL Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA Division of Neurosurgery and Spinal Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:S161-70. 2013
    ..Post hoc analysis of prospectively collected data...
  53. doi request reprint Assessment and treatment of cervical deformity
    Justin K Scheer
    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 24:249-74. 2013
    ..Surgical treatment may be indicated in patients with severe mechanical neck pain, neurologic compromise, and progressive deformity causing significant disability, such as dysphagia or loss of horizontal gaze...
  54. doi request reprint Correlation of higher preoperative American Society of Anesthesiology grade and increased morbidity and mortality rates in patients undergoing spine surgery
    Kai Ming G Fu
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 14:470-4. 2011
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Artificial pedicle screw reconstruction of the cervical spine after lateral paramedian transpedicular approach for lesions of the ventral cervical spinal canal
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 57:281-5; discussion 281-5. 2005
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Reconstruction of C-1 lateral mass with titanium mesh cage after resection of an aneurysmal bone cyst of the atlas
    Vincent Y Wang
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:117-21. 2009
    ..The authors present a case of an ABC at C-1 in a child who underwent resection of the lesion and reconstruction of the lateral mass with a titanium mesh cage...
  57. ncbi request reprint Current treatment strategies and outcomes in the management of symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurgery 58:287-95; discussion 287-95. 2006
    ..Treatment included transarterial embolization, embolization followed by surgical decompression or vertebral reconstruction with arthrodesis, and percutaneous vertebroplasty alone...
  58. doi request reprint Does recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 use in adult spinal deformity increase complications and are complications associated with location of rhBMP-2 use? A prospective, multicenter study of 279 consecutive patients
    Shay Bess
    Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Denver, CO Rocky Mountain Scoliosis and Spine, Denver, CO Department of Orthopedic Surgery, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY Department of Neurosurgery, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Oregon Health Sciences Center Portland, OR Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY San Diego Center for Spinal Disorders, La Jolla, CA University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Wichita, KS Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Neurosurgery, Cornell University School of Medicine, New York, NY Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California Davis, Davis, CA Baylor Scoliosis Center, Plano, TX and Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD LATIN CROSS Deceased
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 39:233-42. 2014
    ..Multicenter, prospective analysis of consecutive patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD)...
  59. doi request reprint Morbidity and mortality after spinal deformity surgery in patients 75 years and older: complications and predictive factors
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90048, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:667-74. 2011
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Pure moment testing for spinal biomechanics applications: fixed versus 3D floating ring cable-driven test designs
    Jessica A Tang
    The Taylor Collaboration, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
    J Biomech 45:706-10. 2012
    ..In light of the results, it is suggested that the 3D floating ring set-up be used for future pure moment spine biomechanics applications using a cable-driven apparatus...
  61. doi request reprint Treatment of Enneking stage 3 aggressive vertebral hemangiomas with intralesional spondylectomy: report of 10 cases and review of the literature
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 24:268-75. 2011
    ..A retrospective review of consecutive series of Enneking stage 3 vertebral hemangiomas surgically treated at a major tertiary spine tumor center...
  62. doi request reprint Technique of cervicothoracic junction pedicle subtraction osteotomy for cervical sagittal imbalance: report of 11 cases
    Vedat Deviren
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 15:174-81. 2011
    ..This study details the cervicothoracic PSO technique in 11 cases and correlates clinical kyphosis (chin-brow to vertical angle [CBVA]) with radiographic measurements...
  63. pmc Successful treatment of cervical myelopathy with minimal morbidity by circumferential decompression and fusion
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF Medical Center, University of California, 400 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 0350, USA
    Eur Spine J 16:1401-9. 2007
    ..CCDF may provide more extensive decompression of the spinal cord and may be more structurally stable. Concerns regarding operation-associated morbidity should not strongly influence whether CCDF is performed...
  64. doi request reprint Parasagittal osteotomy for en bloc resection of multilevel cervical chordomas
    Dean Chou
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143 0350, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:397-403. 2009
    ..The authors report their management of 3 multilevel cervical chordomas and describe their technique of en bloc tumor removal using parasagittal osteotomy...
  65. doi request reprint Vertebral column resection for rigid spinal deformity
    Justin S Smith
    University of Virginia, Department of Neurological Surgery, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Neurosurgery 63:177-82. 2008
    ..This article reviews the VCR technique as it relates to correction of rigid spinal deformity, including case examples to illustrate its application...
  66. doi request reprint Effect of age on the perioperative and radiographic complications of multilevel cervicothoracic spinal fusions
    Jordan M Cloyd
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:E977-82. 2008
    ..Retrospective review...
  67. ncbi request reprint Expandable cylindrical cages in the cervical spine: a review of 22 cases
    Kurtis I Auguste
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 4:285-91. 2006
    ..The authors present their experience with ECCs in the reconstruction of the cervical spine in patients with various pathological conditions...
  68. ncbi request reprint Emerging directions in motion preservation spinal surgery
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Moffitt Hospital, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 16:665-9, vii. 2005
    ..This allows for a certain degree of immobilization without fusion. Minimally invasive surgical approaches, facet arthroplasty, and posterior tension band devices may be the future of motion preservation spinal surgery...
  69. ncbi request reprint Operative management of adult high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 18:249-54. 2007
    ..Posterolateral pedicle screw-rod fixation has improved rates of arthrodesis compared with traditional in situ fusions. Nevertheless, complications with operative management of high-grade spondylolisthesis can be severe...
  70. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis and management of adult pyogenic osteomyelitis of the cervical spine
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 17:E2. 2004
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Kyphoplasty-augmented short-segment pedicle screw fixation of traumatic lumbar burst fractures: initial clinical experience and literature review
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 18:e9. 2005
    ..In this study, the authors describe their initial clinical experience with kyphoplasty used to augment short-segment pedicle screw fixation of traumatic lumbar burst fractures...
  72. ncbi request reprint Use of intraoperative isocentric C-arm 3D fluoroscopy for sextant percutaneous pedicle screw placement: case report and review of the literature
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M 779, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Spine J 5:339-43. 2005
    ..To date, however, no description is available of the intraoperative use of 3D fluoroscopy to guide lumbar pedicle screw placement in an actual spinal fusion procedure...
  73. ncbi request reprint Complications and outcomes of lumbar spine surgery in elderly people: a review of the literature
    Jordan M Cloyd
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1318-27. 2008
    ..A better understanding of the risks and prognosis associated with these types of surgeries will enable more-informed decision-making by patients and physicians...
  74. ncbi request reprint General considerations for cervical arthroplasty with technique for ProDisc-C
    John H Chi
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 16:609-19, vi. 2005
    ..Short-term follow-up studies indicate that cervical arthroplasty is as safe and effective as traditional fusion surgery, but follow-up studies are no longer needed...
  75. ncbi request reprint En bloc resection for primary and metastatic tumors of the spine: a systematic review of the literature
    Jordan M Cloyd
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    Neurosurgery 67:435-44; discussion 444-5. 2010
    ..The efficacy of en bloc resection for spinal tumors is unknown because most of the current evidence is provided by small, single-institution clinical series or case reports...
  76. pmc The importance of platybasia and the palatine line in patient selection for endonasal surgery of the craniocervical junction: a radiographic study of 12 patients
    Ivan H El-Sayed
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    World Neurosurg 76:183-8; discussion 74-8. 2011
    ..We investigated whether the height of the craniocervical junction is elevated over the PL in patients with and without platybasia...
  77. ncbi request reprint Clinical management of intramedullary spinal ependymomas in adults
    Janet Lee
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, 30 N, 1900 E, RM 3B409, UT 84112, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 17:21-7. 2006
  78. ncbi request reprint Cervical disc arthroplasty: general introduction
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, Moffitt Hospital, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 16:603-7, vi. 2005
    ....
  79. doi request reprint Optimal reconstruction technique after C-2 corpectomy and spondylectomy: a biomechanical analysis
    Justin K Scheer
    Biomechanical Testing Facility, Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, San Francisco General Hospital, San Fransisco, CA 94110, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 12:517-24. 2010
    ..Authors of this biomechanical study are the first to evaluate a comprehensive set of reconstruction methods after C-2 resection to determine the optimal configuration depending on the degree of excision required...
  80. ncbi request reprint The potential role of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for intervertebral disc degeneration: a critical overview
    Frank L Acosta
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 19:E4. 2005
    ..Although important obstacles to the survival and proliferation of stem cells within the degenerating disc need to be overcome, the potential for MSC therapy to slow or reverse the degenerative process remains substantial...
  81. ncbi request reprint Pathologic and epidemiologic findings of intramedullary spinal cord tumors
    Tarik Tihan
    Department of Pathology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 17:7-11. 2006
  82. ncbi request reprint Neuromonitoring during surgery for metastatic tumors to the spine: intraoperative interpretation and management strategies
    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Brain Tumor Research Center, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, M 779, San Francisco, CA 94143 0112, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 15:537-47. 2004
    ..Further experience with these techniques should allow improved results follow-ing surgical procedures in functionally eloquent are as of the spinal cord during the surgical management of metastatic tumors...
  83. ncbi request reprint Genetic modification of neural stem cells
    Rahul Jandial
    Division of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
    Mol Ther 16:450-7. 2008
    ..This paper provides an overview on NSCs and the various methods in which they have been genetically manipulated for biological investigation...
  84. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of rigid stabilization techniques for three-column injury in the lower cervical spine
    Hakan Bozkus
    VKV Amerikan Hastanesi, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:915-22. 2005
    ..Comparison of nondestructive multidirectional flexibility in groups of specimens receiving two different posterior instrumentation constructs with or without anterior plating...
  85. ncbi request reprint In vivo evaluation of bioresorbable polylactide implants for cervical graft containment in an ovine spinal fusion model
    G Bryan Cornwall
    MacroPore Biosurgery, Incorporated, San Diego, California, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 16:E5. 2004
    ..The specific aims of the study were to evaluate whether implant failure or screw backout would occur over time and to measure the change in stiffness at the treated level at various postoperative time periods (3, 6, and 12 months)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of a resorbable anterior cervical graft containment plate
    Christopher P Ames
    J Neurosurg 97:440-6. 2002
    ..Data from a representative sample are presented. Advantages and disadvantages of resorbable plating are discussed...
  87. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical comparison of two-level cervical locking posterior screw/rod and hook/rod techniques
    Adolfo Espinoza-Larios
    Spinal Biomechanics, Barrow Neurological Institute, St Joseph s Hospital and Medical Center, 350 W Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013, USA
    Spine J 7:194-204. 2007
    ..This order of options is in order of decreasing technical difficulty and decreasing depth of fixation, and is thought to be in order of decreasing stability...
  88. ncbi request reprint The ProDisc artificial disc: insertion technique
    Henry E Aryan
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California San Francisco, CA 94143, USA
    Neurosurg Clin N Am 16:651-6, vii. 2005
    ..The disc is implanted via an anterior approach, generally retroperitoneally but on occasion transperitoneally. The different approaches and insertion technique are described in this article...