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Treatment of Axis Body Fractures: A Systematic Review.

Kepler, Christopher K.; Vaccaro, Alexander R.; Fleischman, Andrew N.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Acceptance: July 14, 2016

Impact of Anemia and Transfusion on Readmission and Length of Stay After Spinal Surgery: A Single-center Study of 1187 Operations.

Khanna, Ryan; Harris, Dominic A.; McDevitt, Joseph L.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: July 14, 2016

Comparison of Surgical Outcomes, Narcotics Utilization, and Costs After an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Stand-alone Cage Versus Anterior Plating.

Tabaraee, Ehsan; Ahn, Junyoung; Bohl, Daniel D.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: July 14, 2016

Incidental Durotomy in Open vs. Tubular Revision Microdiscectomy: A Retrospective Controlled Study on Incidence, Management and Outcome.

Kogias, Evangelos; Klingler, Jan-Helge; Franco Jimenez, Pamela; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Acceptance: July 14, 2016

Radiologic and Functional Outcomes in Unstable Thoracolumbar Fractures Treated With Short-segment Pedicle Instrumentation.

Rojas-Tomba, Facundo; Hernández-Ruiz, Ángel; Menéndez-Quintanilla, Ismael; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: May 27, 2016


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Reliability and Clinical Utility of the CARDS Classification for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis.

L. Sobol, Garret; Hilibrand, Alan; Davis, Ashley; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: July 17, 2017

Superior Segment Facet Joint Violation During Instrumented Lumbar Fusion is Associated With Higher Reoperation Rates and Diminished Improvement in Quality of Life.

Levin, Jay M.; Alentado, Vincent J.; Healy, Andrew T.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: July 7, 2017

Can Surgeon Demographic Factors Predict Postoperative Complication Rates After Elective Spinal Fusion?.

Chun, Danielle S.; Cook, Ralph W.; Weiner, Joseph A.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: June 23, 2017

Risk Factors Associated With Failure to Reach Minimal Clinically Important Difference in Patient-reported Outcomes Following Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody...

Hijji, Fady Y.; Narain, Ankur S.; Bohl, Daniel D.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: May 19, 2017

Preoperative Opioid Use: A Risk Factor for Poor Return to Work Status After Single-level Cervical Fusion for Radiculopathy in a Workers' Compensation Setting.

Faour, Mhamad; Anderson, Joshua T.; Haas, Arnold R.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: May 19, 2017

Initial Experience With Real-Time Continuous Physical Activity Monitoring in Patients Undergoing Spine Surgery.

Scheer, Justin K.; Bakhsheshian, Joshua; Keefe, Malla K.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: February 23, 2017

Preoperative Risk Factors of C5 Nerve Root Palsy After Laminectomy and Fusion in Patients With Cervical Myelopathy: Analysis of 70 Consecutive Patients.

Suk, Kyung-Soo; Kang, Kyung-Chung; Kim, Hak-Sun; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: February 20, 2017

Comparing Short-term Complications of Inpatient Versus Outpatient Single-level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: An Analysis of 6940 Patients Using the ACS-NSQIP Database.

Khanna, Ryan; Kim, Robert B.; Lam, Sandi K.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: January 10, 2017

The Influence of Single-level Versus Multilevel Decompression on the Outcome in Multisegmental Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Analysis of the Lumbar Spinal Outcome Study (LSOS) Data.

Ulrich, Nils H.; Burgstaller, Jakob M.; Held, Ulrike; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: January 4, 2017

Lateral Extracavitary Approach Versus Posterior Extensive Circumferential Decompression in the Treatment of Complicated Thoracic and Lumbar Tuberculous Spondylitis.

Omran, Khaled; Abdel-Fattah, Ahmed S.; Othman, Ahmed M.A.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: December 21, 2016

Preoperative Mental Health is not Predictive of Patient-reported Outcomes Following a Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy.

Mayo, Benjamin C.; Massel, Dustin H.; Bohl, Daniel D.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: November 21, 2016

The Utility of Routinely Obtaining Postoperative Laboratory Studies Following a Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion.

Ahn, Junyoung; Massel, Dustin H.; Mayo, Benjamin C.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: November 21, 2016

Can an Anchored Cage be Substituted for an Anterior Cervical Plate and Screw for Single-Level Anterior Cervical Fusion Surgery?: Prediction of Poor Candidates Through a Review of...

Seo, Dong Kwang; Kim, Moon Kyu; Choi, Soo Jung; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: October 19, 2016

Complications Related to the Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein 2 Use in Posterior Cervical Fusion.

Takahashi, Shinji; Buser, Zorica; Cohen, Jeremiah R.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: September 14, 2016

Complications, Readmissions, and Revisions for Spine Procedures Performed by Orthopedic Surgeons Versus Neurosurgeons: A Retrospective, Longitudinal Study.

Mabud, Tarub; Norden, Justin; Veeravagu, Anand; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: September 10, 2016

Graft Subsidence and Revision Rates Following Anterior Cervical Corpectomy: A Clinical Study Comparing Different Interbody Cages.

Weber, Michael H.; Fortin, Maryse; Shen, Jian; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: September 10, 2016


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Effectiveness of Surgical Treatment for Tarlov Cysts: A Systematic Review of Published Literature.

Dowsett, Laura E.; Clement, Fiona; Coward, Stephanie; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: September 11, 2017

Diagnostic Utility of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring for Intramedullary Spinal Cord Tumors: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Azad, Tej D.; Pendharkar, Arjun V.; Nguyen, Viet; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: June 23, 2017


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The Effect of Hospital Ownership on Health Care Utilization in Orthopedic Surgery.

Schroeder, Gregory D.; Kurd, Mark F.; Kepler, Christopher K.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. ., Post Author Corrections: August 4, 2017


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