Alexander R Vaccaro

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Early findings in a pilot study of anterior cervical fusion in which bioabsorbable interbody spacers were used in the treatment of cervical degenerative disease
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 16:E7. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint The subaxial cervical spine injury classification system: a novel approach to recognize the importance of morphology, neurology, and integrity of the disco-ligamentous complex
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2365-74. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Functional and quality-of-life outcomes in geriatric patients with type-II dens fracture
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:729-35. 2013
  4. pmc An organ culture system to model early degenerative changes of the intervertebral disc
    Ravi K Ponnappan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R171. 2011
  5. pmc Regional variability in use of a novel assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures: United States versus international surgeons
    John Ratliff
    Department of Orthopaedics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 2:24. 2007
  6. pmc The efficacy of surgical decompression before 24 hours versus 24 to 72 hours in patients with spinal cord injury from T1 to L1--with specific consideration on ethics: a randomized controlled trial
    Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
    Research Centre for Neural Repair, Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Trials 10:77. 2009
  7. pmc Burden of traumatic spine fractures in Tehran, Iran
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    BMC Public Health 11:789. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical decision making for unstable thoracolumbar spine injuries: results of a consensus panel review by the Spine Trauma Study Group
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 19:1-10. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Point of view: confidence in spine training among senior neurosurgical and orthopedic residents
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:838. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative spondylolisthesis
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1885-92. 2004

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  1. ncbi request reprint Early findings in a pilot study of anterior cervical fusion in which bioabsorbable interbody spacers were used in the treatment of cervical degenerative disease
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 16:E7. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The subaxial cervical spine injury classification system: a novel approach to recognize the importance of morphology, neurology, and integrity of the disco-ligamentous complex
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2365-74. 2007
    ..The classification system was derived through a literature review and expert opinion of experienced spine surgeons. In addition, a multicenter reliability and validity study of the system was conducted on a collection of trauma cases...
  3. doi request reprint Functional and quality-of-life outcomes in geriatric patients with type-II dens fracture
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:729-35. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc An organ culture system to model early degenerative changes of the intervertebral disc
    Ravi K Ponnappan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 13:R171. 2011
    ..This approach is based on our previous studies that indicate that organ culture closely models molecular events that occur in vivo in an ex vivo setting...
  5. pmc Regional variability in use of a novel assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures: United States versus international surgeons
    John Ratliff
    Department of Orthopaedics, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
    World J Emerg Surg 2:24. 2007
    ..No assessment of regional differences has been described. We report regional variability in use of the TLISS system between United States and non-US surgeons...
  6. pmc The efficacy of surgical decompression before 24 hours versus 24 to 72 hours in patients with spinal cord injury from T1 to L1--with specific consideration on ethics: a randomized controlled trial
    Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
    Research Centre for Neural Repair, Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
    Trials 10:77. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc Burden of traumatic spine fractures in Tehran, Iran
    Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Sina Trauma and Surgery Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    BMC Public Health 11:789. 2011
    ..We estimated burden of TSF includes both isolated (iTSF) and associated injuries related to traumatic spinal fractures (aTSF) in Tehran, the capital of Iran, for the year 2006-2007 using DALYs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Surgical decision making for unstable thoracolumbar spine injuries: results of a consensus panel review by the Spine Trauma Study Group
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 19:1-10. 2006
    ..In the absence of good scientific data, expert consensus opinions may provide surgeons with a practical framework to guide therapy and to conduct future research...
  9. ncbi request reprint Point of view: confidence in spine training among senior neurosurgical and orthopedic residents
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:838. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint A pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative spondylolisthesis
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1885-92. 2004
    ..A prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical study was conducted...
  11. pmc A 2-year follow-up pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy of op-1 putty (rhbmp-7) as an adjunct to iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Eur Spine J 14:623-9. 2005
    ..There were no adverse events related to the OP-1 putty implant in this study, which supports findings in other studies suggesting the safety of bone morphogenetic proteins in spinal surgery...
  12. pmc An evaluation of image-guided technologies in the placement of anterior thoracic vertebral body screws in spinal trauma: a cadaver study
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Fellowship Program, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 28:308-13. 2005
    ..Image guidance may afford a safety benefit to patients when anterior thoracic screws are required in the setting of spinal stabilization after trauma...
  13. ncbi request reprint The thoracolumbar injury severity score: a proposed treatment algorithm
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 18:209-15. 2005
    ..The goal of this work is to present a proposal of a detailed treatment algorithm to assist in the nonoperative or operative management of thoracolumbar injuries...
  14. ncbi request reprint Indications for surgery and stabilization techniques of the occipito-cervical junction
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Injury 36:B44-53. 2005
    ..With familiarity of the constraints and benefits of the available instrumentation systems, the individual fixation needs of a clinical situation can be fulfilled and successful patient outcomes can be achieved...
  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of bioresorbable anterior cervical plate resorption following fusion for degenerative and traumatic disk disruption
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:2091-4. 2006
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparison of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) to iliac crest autograft for posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis: a minimum 2-year follow-up pilot study
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedics, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2709-16. 2005
    ..A prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter clinical study...
  17. ncbi request reprint A new classification of thoracolumbar injuries: the importance of injury morphology, the integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex, and neurologic status
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 30:2325-33. 2005
    ..A new proposed classification system for thoracolumbar (TL) spine injuries, including injury severity assessment, designed to assist in clinical management...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reliability of a novel classification system for thoracolumbar injuries: the Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:S62-9; discussion S104. 2006
    ..Prospective study of 5 spine surgeons rating 71 clinical cases of thoracolumbar spinal injuries using the Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score (TLISS) and then re-rating the cases in a different order 1 month later...
  19. pmc A pilot safety and efficacy study of OP-1 putty (rhBMP-7) as an adjunct to iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, The Rothman Institute, 925 Chestnut St, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Eur Spine J 12:495-500. 2003
    ..The lack of adverse events related to the OP-1 putty implant in this study is in agreement with other studies supporting the safety of bone morphogenetic proteins in spinal surgery...
  20. doi request reprint The safety and efficacy of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis: a long-term (>4 years) pivotal study
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:2850-62. 2008
    ..Randomized controlled trial comparing OP-1 (rhBMP-7) with iliac crest autograft in patients with symptomatic degenerative spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis treated with decompression and uninstrumented posterolateral arthrodesis...
  21. doi request reprint Injury of the posterior ligamentous complex of the thoracolumbar spine: a prospective evaluation of the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:E841-7. 2009
    ..Prospective diagnostic imaging study...
  22. ncbi request reprint Development of a New Zealand white rabbit model of spinal pseudarthrosis repair and evaluation of the potential role of OP-1 to overcome pseudarthrosis
    Jonathan N Grauer
    Rothman Institute at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1405-12. 2004
    ..Posterolateral lumbar fusions were performed in nicotine-exposed, New Zealand white rabbits. Animals that developed a pseudarthrosis were then regrafted with no graft, autograft, or osteogenic protein-1 (OP-1)...
  23. pmc Thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score: a new paradigm for the treatment of thoracolumbar spine trauma
    Joon Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 19107, USA
    J Orthop Sci 10:671-5. 2005
    ..Current classification schemes of these injuries, however, can be either too simplified or overly complex for clinical use...
  24. pmc Does obesity affect outcomes of treatment for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis? Analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT)
    Jeffrey A Rihn
    Rothman Institute, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1933-46. 2012
    ..Retrospective subgroup analysis of prospectively collected data according to treatment received...
  25. doi request reprint Defining "complications" in spine surgery: neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgeons' survey
    Bryan Lebude
    Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 23:493-500. 2010
    ..Survey of neurosurgical and orthopedic spine surgeons...
  26. ncbi request reprint What's new in spine surgery
    Keith H Bridwell
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, Suite 11300 West Pavilion, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:1892-901. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Use of a bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate in the treatment of cervical degenerative and traumatic disc disruption
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurosurg 97:473-80. 2002
    ..This paper is a preliminary report of a retrospective series in which a resorbable mesh and screw system was used for graft containment in single-level ACDF...
  28. ncbi request reprint Trends in surgical management for type II odontoid fracture: 20 years of experience at a regional spinal cord injury center
    Harvey E Smith
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1015 Walnut St, Curtis Building, Room 801, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Orthopedics 31:650. 2008
    ..The C1 lateral mass and C2 pedicle/isthmus screw technique has increased significantly since its description. Pneumonia, vocal cord, and swallowing problems occurred more often with anterior approaches...
  29. ncbi request reprint Bioabsorbable interbody spacers
    Luke Madigan
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:274-80. 2007
    ..Until the results of more studies in human spinal applications become available, the precise indications for the use of bioabsorbable interbody spacers will continue to evolve...
  30. ncbi request reprint Fibroblast growth factor-2 maintains the differentiation potential of nucleus pulposus cells in vitro: implications for cell-based transplantation therapy
    Tsung Ting Tsai
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Graduate Program in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:495-502. 2007
    ..To investigate effects of FGF-2 on nucleus pulposus cell growth and differentiation...
  31. ncbi request reprint The safety and efficacy of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft for posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis: minimum 4-year follow-up of a pilot study
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, 925 Chestnut Street, 5 th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 8:457-65. 2008
    ..Previous clinical studies involving patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis have reported that the efficacy and safety of OP-1 Putty is comparable to that of autograft at both 1- and 2-year follow-up...
  32. doi request reprint Neurologic improvement after thoracic, thoracolumbar, and lumbar spinal cord (conus medullaris) injuries
    James S Harrop
    Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 909 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:21-5. 2011
    ..Retrospective...
  33. ncbi request reprint Assessment of injury to the posterior ligamentous complex in thoracolumbar spine trauma
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine J 6:524-8. 2006
    ..Currently, no consensus exists on radiographic imaging parameters that may indicate injury to the posterior ligamentous complex...
  34. doi request reprint Does the load-sharing classification predict ligamentous injury, neurological injury, and the need for surgery in patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures?: Clinical article
    Kristen Radcliff
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:534-8. 2012
    ..However, the authors of the present study hypothesized that the LSS does not predict ligamentous or neurological injury...
  35. doi request reprint Restoration of lordosis and disk height after single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
    Christopher K Kepler
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Orthop Surg 4:15-20. 2012
    ..To study radiographic and clinical outcomes after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) in order to determine the impact of TLIF on lumbar lordosis, intervertebral height and improvement in clinical outcome measures...
  36. doi request reprint A radiographic analysis of degenerative spondylolisthesis at the L4-5 level
    D Greg Anderson
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, The Rothman Institute, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 16:130-4. 2012
    ..In this study, the authors analyzed radiographic parameters of patients with LDS at the L4-5 level to better characterize this entity...
  37. doi request reprint A systematic review of occipital cervical fusion: techniques and outcomes
    Corbett D Winegar
    Departments of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 13:5-16. 2010
    ..The nonspecified disease group had the lowest rate of surgical adverse events and the highest rate of neurological improvement...
  38. ncbi request reprint Enhancement of stability following anterior cervical corpectomy: a biomechanical study
    Kern Singh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:845-9. 2004
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Characterization of neurophysiologic alerts during anterior cervical spine surgery
    Joon Y Lee
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1916-22. 2006
    ..A retrospective review of neurophysiologic alerts during anterior cervical surgery...
  40. ncbi request reprint Quantitative prediction of spinal cord drift after cervical laminectomy and arthrodesis
    Joon Y Lee
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1795-8. 2006
    ..Retrospective review of radiographic parameters...
  41. ncbi request reprint Evidence for skeletal progenitor cells in the degenerate human intervertebral disc
    Makarand V Risbud
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Graduate Program in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:2537-44. 2007
    ..To identify and characterize endogenous progenitor cell population from intervertebral disc...
  42. ncbi request reprint The influence of fracture mechanism and morphology on the reliability and validity of two novel thoracolumbar injury classification systems
    Peter G Whang
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:791-5. 2007
    ..The Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score (TLISS) and the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLICS) were prospectively evaluated...
  43. doi request reprint Radiographic and clinical outcomes after instrumented reduction and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion of mid and high-grade isthmic spondylolisthesis
    Nitin Goyal
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 22:321-7. 2009
    ..Retrospective cohort study...
  44. doi request reprint Lumbar adjacent segment degeneration and disease after arthrodesis and total disc arthroplasty
    James S Harrop
    Department of Orthopaedics and Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 33:1701-7. 2008
    ..Systematic review of published incidence of radiographic adjacent segment degeneration (ASDeg) and symptomatic adjacent segment disease (ASDis) after arthrodesis or total disc replacement...
  45. ncbi request reprint Early complications of surgical versus conservative treatment of isolated type II odontoid fractures in octogenarians: a retrospective cohort study
    Harvey E Smith
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 21:535-9. 2008
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Neurologic deficit following percutaneous vertebral stabilization
    Alpesh A Patel
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1728-34. 2007
    ..A retrospective review...
  47. doi request reprint Correlation of posterior ligamentous complex injury and neurological injury to loss of vertebral body height, kyphosis, and canal compromise
    Kristen Radcliff
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 37:1142-50. 2012
    ..Retrospective, case-control study...
  48. doi request reprint Complications associated with single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
    Jeffrey A Rihn
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 9:623-9. 2009
    ..Concerns remain, however, regarding the clinical efficacy and safety of its use...
  49. ncbi request reprint Donor site morbidity after anterior iliac crest bone harvest for single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    Jeff S Silber
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, New York, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 28:134-9. 2003
    ..j.a.)...
  50. doi request reprint Obesity and spine surgery: reassessment based on a prospective evaluation of perioperative complications in elective degenerative thoracolumbar procedures
    Sanjay Yadla
    Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 10:581-7. 2010
    ..The correlation between obesity and incidence of complications in spine surgery is unclear, with some reports suggesting linear relationships between body mass index (BMI) and complication incidence and others noting no relationship...
  51. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of identifying indicators of posterior ligamentous complex disruption when plain films are indeterminate in thoracolumbar injuries
    Karl M Schweitzer
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Orthop Sci 12:437-42. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the interrater reliability of indicators surgeons use when assessing PLC disruption on imaging studies, including computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
  52. ncbi request reprint Complications in spinal surgery: comparative survey of spine surgeons and patients who underwent spinal surgery
    John K Ratliff
    Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 10:578-84. 2009
    ..To validate this assessment, the authors revised their survey to make it appropriate for a lay audience and repeated the assessment with a cohort of patients who underwent spine surgery...
  53. doi request reprint An anatomical study of the mid-lateral pars relative to the pedicle footprint in the lower lumbar spine
    Brian W Su
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:1355-62. 2009
    ..An anatomic study that describes the relationship of the pedicle center to the mid-lateral pars (MLP) in the lower lumbar spine as a guide to pedicle screw placement...
  54. ncbi request reprint AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system: fracture description, neurological status, and key modifiers
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA University Medical Center, Utrecht, the Netherlands Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Unfallklinik Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany University of Washington, Seattle, WA Medical University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Catholic University, Curitiba, Brazil
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:2028-37. 2013
    ..Reliability and agreement study, retrospective case series...
  55. doi request reprint What is the incidence of dysphagia after posterior cervical surgery?
    Kristen E Radcliff
    Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 38:1082-8. 2013
    ..Prospective comparative study...
  56. doi request reprint Current management review of thoracolumbar cord syndromes
    Kristen E Radcliff
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 11:884-92. 2011
    ..Two clinical syndromes sometimes associated with these injuries are conus medullaris syndrome (CMS) and cauda equina syndrome (CES)...
  57. doi request reprint Iliac bolt fixation: an anatomic approach
    James S Harrop
    Departments of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PN, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 22:541-4. 2009
    ..An illustrative technique display and discussions...
  58. ncbi request reprint Short-term comparison of cervical fusion with static and dynamic plating using computerized motion analysis
    Grigory Goldberg
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E371-5. 2007
    ..This study is a retrospective review of fusion rates for cervical plates, analyzed by means of computerized analysis...
  59. ncbi request reprint Use of a bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate in the treatment of cervical degenerative and traumatic disk disruption
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Orthopedics 25:s1191-9; discussion s1199. 2002
    ..The results of this preliminary study indicate that bioresorbable anterior cervical plating for single-level anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion is both safe and effective...
  60. pmc The use of RhBMP-2 in single-level transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a clinical and radiographic analysis
    Jeffrey A Rihn
    The Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Eur Spine J 18:1629-36. 2009
    ..Although its use eliminates the risk of harvesting autograft, rhBMP-2 is associated with other complications that raise concern, including a high rate of postoperative radiculitis...
  61. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical evaluation and comparison of polyetheretherketone rod system to traditional titanium rod fixation
    Ravi K Ponnappan
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, 925 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 9:263-7. 2009
    ..Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has been increasingly used as a biomaterial for spinal implants. PEEK lumbar fusion rods have recently become available for use in posterior lumbar fusion procedures...
  62. ncbi request reprint Histological analysis of a displaced femoral ring allograft spacer filled with a recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2-soaked collagen sponge. A case report
    Joon Y Lee
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:2318-22. 2005
  63. ncbi request reprint The use of computerized image guidance in lumbar disk arthroplasty
    Harvey E Smith
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 19:22-7. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Toward an optimum system for intervertebral disc organ culture: TGF-beta 3 enhances nucleus pulposus and anulus fibrosus survival and function through modulation of TGF-beta-R expression and ERK signaling
    Makarand V Risbud
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Graduate Program in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:884-90. 2006
    ..Rat lumbar discs comprising nucleus pulposus, annulus fibrosus, and cartilaginous endplates were cultured for 1 week in a specialized media containing either TGF-beta1 or TGF-beta3. Role of TGF-beta isoforms on cell function was evaluated...
  65. ncbi request reprint Radiographic analysis of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis
    Brian K Kwon
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 16:469-76. 2003
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Osteogenic potential of adult human stem cells of the lumbar vertebral body and the iliac crest
    Makarand V Risbud
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Graduate Program in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:83-9. 2006
    ..Progenitor cells were isolated using standard culture conditions and their osteogenic potential evaluated...
  67. doi request reprint Classification and surgical decision making in acute subaxial cervical spine trauma
    Alpesh A Patel
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:S228-34. 2010
    ..Retrospective case series, literature review...
  68. ncbi request reprint The adoption of a new classification system: time-dependent variation in interobserver reliability of the thoracolumbar injury severity score classification system
    Alpesh A Patel
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:E105-10. 2007
    ..Prospective clinical assessment of the interobserver reliability of the Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score (TLISS) in a series of consecutive patients...
  69. ncbi request reprint Postoperative wound infections of the spine
    John M Beiner
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 15:E14. 2003
    ..Outcomes following aggressive treatment of this complication can be excellent, with no long-term loss of function and complete eradication of the infection...
  70. doi request reprint Posttraumatic kyphosis: current state of diagnosis and treatment: results of a multinational survey of spine trauma surgeons
    Andrew J Schoenfeld
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 23:e1-8. 2010
    ..Multinational survey of spine trauma surgeons...
  71. pmc Evaluation of neurologic deficit without apparent cause: the importance of a multidisciplinary approach
    Harvey E Smith
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 30:509-17. 2007
    ..A patient presenting with an acute neurologic deficit with no apparent etiology presents a diagnostic dilemma. A broad differential diagnosis must be entertained, considering both organic and psychiatric causes...
  72. ncbi request reprint Image-guided spine surgery: a cadaver study comparing conventional open laminoforaminotomy and two image-guided techniques for pedicle screw placement in posterolateral fusion and nonfusion models
    Matthew S Austin
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2503-8. 2002
    ..A randomized comparison of conventional and image-guided technology techniques for pedicle screw placement was performed...
  73. ncbi request reprint The effect of anterior cervical fusion on neck motion
    Alan S Hilibrand
    Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:1688-92. 2006
    ..Prospective cohort study...
  74. ncbi request reprint The evolution of allograft bone for spinal applications
    Jonathan N Grauer
    Rothman Institute at Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Orthopedics 28:573-7; quiz 578-9. 2005
  75. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a novel pedicle probe for the placement of thoracic and lumbosacral pedicle screws
    Jonathan N Grauer
    Rothman Institute, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 17:492-7. 2004
    ..SafePath (Mekanika, Boca Raton, FL) is an alternative pedicle probe designed for pedicle cannulation. This is a blunt-tipped, nonaggressive drill that seeks the cancellous portion of the pedicle...
  76. ncbi request reprint Recombinant human osteogenic protein-1 (bone morphogenetic protein-7) as an osteoinductive agent in spinal fusion
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:S59-65. 2002
    ..The data related to spinal applications of osteogenic protein-1 presented at national meetings or published in peer-reviewed literature are reviewed...
  77. ncbi request reprint Managing disorders of the cervicothoracic junction
    Scott D Daffner
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 31:323-7. 2002
    ..Although posterior surgical approaches to the cervicothoracic junction are relatively straightforward, anterior approaches require mastery in traversing the various bony and soft-tissue structures...
  78. ncbi request reprint Spinal applications of bioabsorbable implants
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Orthopedics 25:s1115-20. 2002
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Thoracolumbar spine trauma classification
    Alpesh A Patel
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 18:63-71. 2010
    ..Initial application of the TLICS has shown good to excellent reliability and validity. Additional evaluation of the TLICS is needed to prospectively define its clinical utility and identify potential limitations...
  80. pmc Comparison of radiation exposure in lumbar pedicle screw placement with fluoroscopy vs computer-assisted image guidance with intraoperative three-dimensional imaging
    Harvey E Smith
    Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 31:532-7. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to compare C-arm fluoroscopy and computer-assisted image guidance in terms of radiation exposure to the operative surgeon when placing pedicle screw-rod constructs in cadaver specimens...
  81. ncbi request reprint The surgical management of thoracolumbar injuries
    Kern Singh
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    J Spinal Cord Med 27:95-101. 2004
    ..In addition, postoperative management is covered, including deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis...
  82. doi request reprint Postoperative dysphagia in anterior cervical spine surgery
    Lee H Riley
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 35:S76-85. 2010
    ..Systematic review...
  83. ncbi request reprint The role of the osteoconductive scaffold in synthetic bone graft
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson Medical College and the Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Orthopedics 25:s571-8. 2002
    ..This article examines the underemphasized but crucial role of the osteoconductive scaffold in the composite synthetic bone graft...
  84. doi request reprint Traumatic spondyloptosis of the thoracolumbar spine
    Sanjay Yadla
    Department of Neurosurgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Neurosurg Spine 9:145-51. 2008
    ..To the best of the authors' knowledge, this article represents the first reported case series of these unique spinal lesions...
  85. ncbi request reprint Classification of lower cervical spine injuries
    Timothy A Moore
    MetroHealth Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:S37-43; discussion S61. 2006
    ..Blinded assessment by multiple observers of consecutive case series...
  86. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of image-guided technologies in the placement of percutaneous iliosacral screws
    Harvey E Smith
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:234-8. 2006
    ..A surgical simulation study in human cadaver spine specimens was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of 3 different surgical navigation systems compared to standard fluoroscopy in the percutaneous placement of iliosacral screws...
  87. ncbi request reprint Long-term clinical manifestations of retained bullet fragments within the intervertebral disk space
    Gaetano J Scuderi
    Parkway Regional Medical Center, North Miami Beach, Florida 33179, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 17:108-11. 2004
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Morphologic evaluation of cervical spine anatomy with computed tomography: anterior cervical plate fixation considerations
    Brian K Kwon
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 17:102-7. 2004
    ..CT scanning provides excellent osseous detail for the measurement of such parameters, and with its widespread use in the evaluation of cervical disorders, large numbers of patients can be reviewed...
  89. ncbi request reprint Conjoined lumbar nerve roots: a frequently underappreciated congenital abnormality
    Gaetano J Scuderi
    Parkway Regional Medical Center, Miami, Florida 33179, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 17:86-93. 2004
    ..Coronal magnetic resonance imaging offers the best means of visualizing a conjoined nerve root. The chance for a successful operation can be significantly enhanced if the surgeon is prepared to encounter this pathology...
  90. ncbi request reprint Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: the effect of various instrumentation techniques on the flexibility of the lumbar spine
    Basil M Harris
    Biomechanics Laboratory of Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:E65-70. 2004
    ..In vitro comparison of four reconstruction techniques following transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion in a human cadaveric model...
  91. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous vertebral augmentation
    Eeric Truumees
    The Rothman Institute and Jefferson Medical College, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107 4216, USA
    Spine J 4:218-29. 2004
    ..With the aging of the population, painful osteoporotic compression fractures are becoming more common...
  92. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical evaluation of contemporary posterior spinal internal fixation configurations in an unstable burst-fracture calf spine model: special references of hook configurations and pedicle screws
    Howard S An
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian St Luke s Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:257-62. 2004
    ..This study attempts to determine the most biomechanically rigid posterior spinal instrumentation configuration in a burst-fracture calf spine model...
  93. ncbi request reprint The use of bioabsorbable implants in the spine
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Orthopaedics, 925 Chestnut Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Spine J 3:227-37. 2003
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Complications associated with surgical stabilization of high-grade sacral fracture dislocations with spino-pelvic instability
    Carlo Bellabarba
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA 98104, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 31:S80-8; discussion S104. 2006
    ..Retrospective evaluation of 19 consecutive patients with sacral fracture dislocations and cauda equina syndrome...
  95. ncbi request reprint Early halo immobilization of displaced traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis
    Alexander R Vaccaro
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2229-33. 2002
    ..A retrospective study evaluating early halo immobilization of Types II and IIA hangman's fractures...
  96. ncbi request reprint Anterior approach to the subaxial cervical spine in children: a brief review
    Eli M Baron
    Department of Neurosurgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Neurosurg Focus 20:E4. 2006
    ..The authors review indications for surgery, bone grafting, and instrumentation as they pertain to children...
  97. ncbi request reprint Confusion regarding mechanisms of injury in the setting of thoracolumbar spinal trauma: a survey of The Spine Trauma Study Group (STSG)
    Karl M Schweitzer
    Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Spinal Disord Tech 19:528-30. 2006
    ..Perhaps identifying objective findings on imaging studies and clinical examination in place of guessing injury mechanisms may allow for a more reliable and valid thoracolumbar injury classification system...
  98. ncbi request reprint Thoracolumbar fractures: anterior decompression and interbody fusion
    Peter G Whang
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 16:424-31. 2008
  99. ncbi request reprint A critical evaluation of discography in patients with lumbar intervertebral disc disease
    Gaetano J Scuderi
    Private Practice, 2055 Military Trail 204, Jupiter, FL 33458, USA
    Spine J 8:624-9. 2008
    ..The study is a prospective observational study of 48 continuous patients with symptomatic lumbar degenerative disk disease. Each patient underwent discography, MRI, and a biochemical analysis of disk lavage fluid...
  100. ncbi request reprint Thoracolumbar fracture: posterior instrumentation using distraction and ligamentotaxis reduction
    Peter G Whang
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT, USA
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 15:695-701. 2007
  101. 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...