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Volume 9

Robotic assisted surgeries for the treatment of spine tumors

Xiaobang Hu, MD, PhD,1 Thomas J. Scharschmidt, MD,2 Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Dr.Med,3 Isador H. Lieberman, MD, MBA, FRCSC1

1Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center, Texas Back Institute, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Plano, TX 2 Department of Orthpaedic Surgery, Wexner medical center/James Cancer Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 3Texas Back Institute Research Foundation, Plano, TX

Lumbar Dorsal Root Ganglia Location: An Anatomic and MRI Assessment.

Michael P Silverstein, MD1,2, Lynn J Romrell, PhD3, Edward C Benzel, MD,2,4 Nicolas Thompson, PhD,5 Sandra Griffith, PhD,5 Isador H Lieberman, MD, MBA6

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. 2Center for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland OH. 3Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. 4Department of Neurological Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. 5Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH.  6Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Center, Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX.

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Using Triangular Titanium Implants vs. Non-Surgical Management: Six-Month Outcomes from a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Peter Whang, MD,1 Daniel Cher, MD,2 David Polly, MD,3 Clay Frank, MD,4 Harry Lockstadt, MD,5 John Glaser, MD,6 Robert Limoni, MD,7 and Jonathan Sembrano, MD3 on behalf of the INSITE Study Group.

1Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven CT. 2SI-BONE, Inc., San Jose, CA. 3University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.4Integrated Spine Care, Wauwatosa, WI. 5Bluegrass Orthopedics, Lexington, KY. 6Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 7Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, Green Bay, WI.

The short term effects of preoperative neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy: A case series

Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD,1 Ina Diener, PT, PhD,2 Emilio J. Puentedura, PT, DPT, PhD3

1International Spine and Pain Institute, Story City, IA, USA, 2University Stellenbosch and University Western Cape, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 3University of Nevada Las Vegas, School of Allied Health Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy

The Incidence of Lumbar Discectomy after Epidural Steroid Injections or Selective Nerve Root Blocks

William F. Lavelle, MD,1 Thomas Mroz, MD,2 Isador Lieberman, MD3

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, East Syracuse, NY, 2 Center for Spine Health, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, 3 Scoliosis & Spine Tumor Center, Texas Back Institute, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Plano, TX

Therapeutic sustainability and durability of coflex interlaminar stabilization after decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis: a four year assessment.

Hyun W. Bae, MD,1 Carl Lauryssen, MD,2 Greg Maislin, MS, MA,3Scott Leary, MD,4 Michael J. Musacchio, Jr., MD5

1The Spine Institute, Santa Monica, CA 2Lauryssen Neurosurgical Spine Institute, Los Angeles, CA 3Biomedical Statistical Consulting, Wynnewood, PA 4Senta Clinic, San Diego, CA 5Department of Neurosurgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL.

Comparison Between Gearshift And Drill Techniques For Pedicle Screw Placement By Resident Surgeons

Jonathan Allen, MD,1 Yusuf T. Akpolat, MD,1 Shyam Kishan, MD,2 Tim Peppers, MD,3 Farbod Asgarzadie, MD,4 Wayne K. Cheng, MD1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Loma Linda University 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seaside Spine 4Department of Neurological Surgery, Loma Linda University

Comparison of Intervertebral ROM in Multi-Level Cadaveric Lumbar Spines Using Distinct Pure Moment Loading Approaches

Brandon Santoni PhD,1 Andres F Cabezas ME,1 Daniel J Cook, MS,2 Matthew S Yeager, BS,2 James B Billys, BA,2 Benjamin Whiting, BA,2 Boyle C Cheng PhD2

1Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education, Tampa, FL 2Allegheny Health Network, Department of Neurosurgery, Pittsburgh, PA

Effect of TLIF Cage Placement on In Vivo Kinematics

Alejandro D. Castellvi, MD,1 Shankar K. Thampi, BS,2  Daniel J. Cook, MS,1 Matthew S. Yeager, BS,1 Yuan Yao, MD,3 Qing Zou, MD,Donald M. Whiting, MD,1,2 Michael Y. Oh, MD,1,2 Edward R. Prostko, MD,1,2 Boyle C. Cheng, PhD1,2

1Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3No.117 Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army, Hangzhou, China

Fine grained osseointegrative coating improves biocompatibility of PEEK in heterotopic sheep model

Caroline M.F. Meers, DVM, PhD,1 Gino B.M. Verleye, PhD,2 Dirk Smeets, PhD,3 Hadewych Y.R. Van Hauwermeiren, DVM, MLAS,1 Dirk Loeckx, PhD,3 Karel Willems, MD,4 Vincent G.M.G.G.B. Siau, MSc,5 Philippe J.M.E. Lauweryns, MD, PhD6

1Medanex Clinic, Diest, Belgium, 2Social Sciences Department, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, 3IcoMetrix, Leuven, Belgium, 4Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, AZ Delta, Roeselare, Belgium, 5Orthobion GmbH Konstanz, Germany, 6Department of Morphology, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

Quantification of Multifidus Atrophy and Fatty Infiltration Following a Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy

 Ehsan Tabaraee, MD,1 Junyoung Ahn, BS,1 Daniel D. Bohl, MPH,2 Frank M. Phillips, MD,1 Kern Singh, MD1

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 2Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Measurement Performance of a Computer Assisted Vertebral Motion Analysis System

Reginald J. Davis, MD,1 David C.Lee, MD,2 Chip Wade, PhD,3 Boyle Cheng, PhD4

1Department of Neurosurgery, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, 2Southern Neurologic and Spinal Institute, Hattiesburg MS, 3Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 4Department of Neurosurgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Cost-effectiveness of three treatment strategies for lumbar spinal stenosis: Conservative care, laminectomy, and the Superion interspinous spacer

Scott L. Parker, MD,1 Louise H. Anderson, PhD,2 Teresa Nelson, MS,2 Vikas V. Patel MD, MA, BSME3

1Department of Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN, 2Technomics Research, Minneapolis MN, 3University of Colorado Hospital, Denver CO

Assessment of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Artifact Following Cervical Total Disc Arthroplasty

Amir H. Fayyazi, MD,1 Jennifer Taormina, MS,2 David Svach, MS,3 Jeff Stein, PhD,4 Nathaniel R. Ordway, MS2

1OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, Allentown, PA, 2SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, 3Research & Testing, Depuy Synthes, West Chester, PA, 4Clinical Biostatistics & Data Management, DePuy Synthes, West Chester, PA

Early Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Study Evaluating an Integrated Screw and Interbody Spacer for One- and Two-Level ACDF

Paul D. Lane, MD,1 Jacob L. Cox, MD,2 Roger B. Gaskins III, MD,2 Brandon G. Santoni, PhD,3 James B. Billys, MD,1 Antonio E. Castellvi, MD1

1Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL, 2University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Tampa, FL,3Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education, Tampa, FL

Biomechanical Comparison of Robotically Applied Pure Moment, Ideal Follower Load, and Novel Trunk Weight Loading Protocols on L4-L5 Cadaveric Segments during Flexion-Extension

Charles R. Bennett, MS,1 Denis J. DiAngelo, PhD,1 Brian P. Kelly, PhD2

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN, 2Division of Neurological Surgery, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Foreword, Biomechanics Special Issue

Boyle Cheng, PhD,1,2 Vijay Goel, PhD3

1Department of Neurosurgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA, 2Department of Neurosurgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 3Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence, Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Toledo, Ohio

Percutaneous Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (pTLIF) with a Posterolateral Approach for the Treatment of Degenerative Disk Disease: Feasibility and Preliminary Results

 Rudolf Morgenstern MD, PhD,1 Christian Morgenstern MD, PhD2

1Orthopedic Spine Surgery Unit (Morgenstern Spine Institute), Hospital Quirón Teknon, Barcelona, Spain, 2Centrum für Musculoskeletale Chirurgie (CMSC), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

A Survey On Spine Surgeons' Opinions On The Release Of The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Data

John D. Koerner MD,1 Gregory D. Schroeder MD,1 Anuj Shah BS,2 Paul M. Arnold MD,3 Robert E. Isaacs MD,4 Alan S. Hilibrand MD,1 Alexander R. Vaccaro MD, PhD,1 Kristen E. Radcliff MD1

1The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 2Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, 3Department of Neurosurgery, The University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS, 4Duke University, Durham, NC

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery as a diagnostic and therapeutic instrument in non-tubercular spondylodiscitis

Deniece Détillon,1 Hans de Groot, MD,1 Eric Hoebink, MD,2 Rob Versteylen, MD,3 Eelco Veen, MD, PhD

1Department of Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, Netherlands 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Amphia Hospital, Breda, Netherlands 3Department of Radiology, Amphia Hospital, Breda, Netherlands

Contribution of Round vs. Rectangular Expandable Cage Endcaps to Spinal Stability in a Cadaveric Corpectomy Model

Gregory M. Mundis, MD,1,2 Robert K. Eastlack, MD,1,2 Payam Moazzaz, MD,3 Alexander W. L. Turner, PhD,4 G. Bryan Cornwall PhD4

1Scripps Clinic Division of Orthopedic Surgery, San Diego, CA; 2San Diego Spine Foundation, San Diego, CA; 3Orthopaedic Specialists of North County, Tri-City Medical Center Orthopaedic and Spine Institute, Oceanside, CA; 4NuVasive, Inc., San Diego, CA

Fluoroscopy-guided pedicle screw accuracy with a mini-open approach: a tomographic evaluation of 470 screws in 125 patients

José Antonio Soriano-Sánchez, MD,1 Luis Alberto Ortega-Porcayo, MD,1,2 Carlos Francisco Gutiérrez-Partida, MD,1 Luis Rodolfo Ramírez-Barrios, MD,1 Ramses Uriel Ortíz-Leyva, MD,1 Manuel Rodríguez-García, MD,1 Oscar Sánchez-Escandón, MD1

1 Neurological Center, American British Cowdray Medical Center, Mexico City, Mexico, 2 Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery "Manuel Velasco Suárez," Mexico City, Mexico.

Sacroiliac Joint Fusion Minimally Affects Adjacent Lumbar Segment Motion: A Finite Element Study

Derek P. Lindsey, MS,Ali Kiapour, PhD,Scott A. Yerby, PhD,Vijay K. Goel, PhD2

1SI-BONE, Inc. San Jose, CA, 2Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence (E-CORE), Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Restoration of Cervical Alignment is Associated with Improved Clinical Outcome after One and Two Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Xiaobang Hu, MD, PhD,1 Donna D. Ohnmeiss, Dr med,2 Jack E. Zigler, MD,3 Richard D. Guyer, MD,3 Isador H. Lieberman, MD, FRCSC, MBA1

1Scoliosis and Spine Tumor Program, Texas Back Institute, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Plano, TX, 2Texas Back Institute Research Foundation, Plano, TX, 3Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX

Thoracic epidural spinal angiolipoma with coexisting lumbar spinal stenosis: Case report and review of the literature

Mario Benvenutti-Regato, MD,1,2 Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, MD,1,2 Enrique Caro-Osorio, MD1,2

1Tecnológico de Monterrey, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monterrey, México 2Neurology and Neurosurgery Institute, Centro Médico Hospital Zambrano Hellion, TecSalud, Monterrey, México

Outcome Measures of an Intracanal, Endoscopic Transforaminal Decompression Technique: Initial Findings from the MIS Prospective Registry

Joseph A. Sclafani, MD,1,2 Kamshad Raiszadeh, MD,1 Dan Laich, DO,3 Jian Shen, MD, PhD,4 Matthew Bennett, MD,5 Robert Blok, DO,6 Kevin Liang, PhD,2 Choll W. Kim, MD, PhD1

1Spine Institute of San Diego, San Diego, CA, 2Milestone Research Organization, San Diego, CA, 3Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL, 4Mohawk Valley Orthopedics, Amsterdam, NY, 5Tier Orthopedic Associates, Johnson, NY, 6Clark Memorial Medical Center, Clarksville, IN

A Comparison of Two Different Dosing Protocols for Tranexamic Acid in Posterior Spinal Fusion for Spinal Deformity: A Prospective, Randomized Trial

Kushagra Verma, MD, MS,1 Eitan Kohan, MD,2 Christopher P. Ames, MD,1 Dana L. Cruz, BS,3 Vedat Deviren, MD,1 Sigurd Berven, MD,1 Thomas J. Errico, MD3

1University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 3NYU Hospital for Joint Disease, New York City, NY

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