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February 2019 - Volume 32 - Issue 1

  • Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD
  • 2380-0186
  • 2380-0194
  • 10 issues / year
  • Orthopedics 35/77, Clinical Neurology 131/192
  • 1.987

Read this focus issue​ designed to highlight controversial topics in spine surgery including the appropriate classification of​ injuries; the need for better outcome metrics in spine trauma; the need for surgery in thoracolumbar burst fractures; the management of geriatric odontoid fractures; the treatment of osteoporotic spine fractures; the management of the stiff spine; the value of surgery on neurologic impairment in the setting of a sacral fracture; and the treatment of hangman fractures. This focus issue should help guide surgeons such that they can offer their patients the most evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Publication by AOSpine Knowledge Forum Trauma​

Current Issue Highlights





Neurological Outcomes After Surgical or Conservative Management of Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Abscesses: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Data From 1980 Through 2016

Wang, Timothy Y.; Harward, Stephen C. II; Tsvankin, Vadim; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. 32(1):18-29, February 2019.



The Total Cost to the Health Care System in Medicare and Medicaid Patients for the Treatment of Cervical Myelopathy

Schroeder, Gregory D.; McKenzie, James C.; Casper, David S.; More

Clinical Spine Surgery. 32(1):32-37, February 2019.