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Articles by Christopher P. Ames, MD

The Importance of C2-Slope, a Singular Marker of Cervical Deformity, Correlates with Patient Reported Outcomes

Protopsaltis, Themistocles S.; Ramchandran, Subaraman; Tishelman, Jared C.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 06, 2019

Should Sagittal Spinal Alignment Targets for Adult Spinal Deformity Correction Depend on Pelvic Incidence and Age?

Protopsaltis, Themistocles S.; Soroceanu, Alexandra; Tishelman, Jared C.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 06, 2019

Utilization of Predictive Modeling to Determine Episode of Care Costs and to Accurately Identify Catastrophic Cost Non-warranty Outlier Patients in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Step Toward Bundled Payments and Risk Sharing

Ames, Christopher P.; Smith, Justin S.; Gum, Jeffrey L.; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: September 06, 2019

The Effect of Tobacco Smoking on Adverse Events Following Adult Complex Deformity Surgery: Analysis of 270 Patients from The Prospective, Multi-center Scoli-RISK-1 study

Wilson, Jamie R.F.; Jiang, Fan; Badhiwala, Jetan H.; More

Spine. ., Post Author Corrections: August 13, 2019

Development of a Novel Cervical Deformity Surgical Invasiveness Index

Passias, Peter G.; Horn, Samantha R.; Soroceanu, Alexandra; More

Spine. ., Post Acceptance: July 29, 2019

Neurologic Outcomes of Complex Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Results of the Prospective, Multicenter Scoli-RISK-1 Study

Lenke, Lawrence G.; Fehlings, Michael G.; Shaffrey, Christopher I.; More

Spine. 41(3):204-212, February 1, 2016.

The Clinical Correlation of the Hart-ISSG Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Severity Scale With Health-Related Quality-of-life Outcomes and Need for Revision Surgery

Lau, Darryl; Funao, Haruki; Clark, Aaron J.; More

Spine. 41(3):213-223, February 1, 2016.

Novel Method Using Baseline Normalization and Area Under the Curve to Evaluate Differences in Outcome Between Treatment Groups and Application to Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Undergoing Anterior Versus Posterior Surgery

Liu, Shian; Tetreault, Lindsay; Fehlings, Michael G.; More

Spine. 40(24):E1299-E1304, December 2015.

Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy in the RevisionVersusPrimary Adult Spinal Deformity Patient: Is There a Difference in Correction and Complications?

Gupta, Munish C.; Ferrero, Emmanuelle; Mundis, Gregory; More

Spine. 40(22):E1169-E1175, November 15, 2015.

Functional Limitations Due to Lumbar Stiffness in Adults With and Without Spinal Deformity

Daniels, Alan H.; Smith, Justin S.; Hiratzka, Jayme; More

Spine. 40(20):1599-1604, October 15, 2015.

Postoperative Recovery After Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Comparative Analysis of Age in 149 Patients During 2-year Follow-up

Scheer, Justin K.; Mundis, Gregory M.; Klineberg, Eric; More

Spine. 40(19):1505-1515, October 01, 2015.

Which Daily Functions Are Most Affected by Stiffness Following Total Lumbar Fusion: Comparison of Upper Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Proximal Endpoints

Sciubba, Daniel M.; Scheer, Justin K.; Smith, Justin S.; More

Spine. 40(17):1338-1344, September 01, 2015.

Adult Spinal Deformity Patients Recall Fewer Than 50% of the Risks Discussed in the Informed Consent Process Preoperatively and the Recall Rate Worsens Significantly in the Postoperative Period

Saigal, Rajiv; Clark, Aaron J.; Scheer, Justin K.; More

Spine. 40(14):1079-1085, July 15, 2015.

Results of the 2014 SRS Survey on PJK/PJF: A Report on Variation of Select SRS Member Practice Patterns, Treatment Indications, and Opinions on Classification Development

Scheer, Justin K.; Fakurnejad, Shayan; Lau, Darryl; More

Spine. 40(11):829-840, June 01, 2015.

Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Failure After Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature as a Background to Classification Development

Lau, Darryl; Clark, Aaron J.; Scheer, Justin K.; More

Spine. 39(25):2093-2102, December 01, 2014.

Prevalence and Type of Cervical Deformity Among 470 Adults With Thoracolumbar Deformity

Smith, Justin S.; Lafage, Virginie; Schwab, Frank J.; More

Spine. 39(17):E1001-E1009, August 01, 2014.

Patients With Adult Spinal Deformity Treated Operatively Report Greater Baseline Pain and Disability Than Patients Treated Nonoperatively; However, Deformities Differ Between Age Groups

Fu, Kai-Ming G.; Bess, Shay; Shaffrey, Christopher I.; More

Spine. 39(17):1401-1407, August 01, 2014.

T1 Pelvic Angle (TPA) Effectively Evaluates Sagittal Deformity and Assesses Radiographical Surgical Outcomes Longitudinally

Ryan, Devon J.; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S.; Ames, Christopher P.; More

Spine. 39(15):1203-1210, July 01, 2014.

Sagittal Spinopelvic Malalignment in Parkinson Disease: Prevalence and Associations With Disease Severity

Oh, Jae Keun; Smith, Justin S.; Shaffrey, Christopher I.; More

Spine. 39(14):E833-E841, June 15, 2014.

Defining Rates and Causes of Mortality Associated With Spine Surgery: Comparison of 2 Data Collection Approaches Through the Scoliosis Research Society

Shaffrey, Ellen; Smith, Justin S.; Lenke, Lawrence G.; More

Spine. 39(7):579-586, April 01, 2014.

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

Bess, Shay; Line, Breton G.; Lafage, Virginie; More

Spine. 39(3):233-242, February 01, 2014.

Comparison of Fatigue Strength of C2 Pedicle Screws, C2 Pars Screws, and a Hybrid Construct in C1–C2 Fixation

Su, Brian W.; Shimer, Adam L.; Chinthakunta, Suresh; More

Spine. 39(1):E12-E19, January 01, 2014.

Predictive Factors for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis in Long Fusions to the Sacrum in Adult Spinal Deformity

Maruo, Keishi; Ha, Yoon; Inoue, Shinichi; More

Spine. 38(23):E1469-E1476, November 01, 2013.

Cervical Radiographical Alignment: Comprehensive Assessment Techniques and Potential Importance in Cervical Myelopathy

Ames, Christopher P.; Blondel, Benjamin; Scheer, Justin K.; More

Spine. 38(22S):S149-S160, October 15, 2013.

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

Smith, Justin S.; Lafage, Virginie; Ryan, Devon J.; More

Spine. 38(22S):S161-S170, October 15, 2013.

Change in Classification Grade by the SRS-Schwab Adult Spinal Deformity Classification Predicts Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life Measures: Prospective Analysis of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment

Smith, Justin S.; Klineberg, Eric; Schwab, Frank; More

Spine. 38(19):1663-1671, September 01, 2013.

Radiographical Spinopelvic Parameters and Disability in the Setting of Adult Spinal Deformity: A Prospective Multicenter Analysis

Schwab, Frank J.; Blondel, Benjamin; Bess, Shay; More

Spine. 38(13):E803-E812, June 01, 2013.

Rates and Causes of Mortality Associated With Spine Surgery Based on 108,419 Procedures: A Review of the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Database

Smith, Justin S.; Saulle, Dwight; Chen, Ching-Jen; More

Spine. 37(23):1975-1982, November 01, 2012.

Surgical Site Infection in Spinal Surgery: Description of Surgical and Patient-Based Risk Factors for Postoperative Infection Using Administrative Claims Data

Abdul-Jabbar, Amir; Takemoto, Steven; Weber, Michael H.; More

Spine. 37(15):1340-1345, July 01, 2012.

Does Bone Morphogenetic Protein Increasethe Incidence of Perioperative Complicationsin Spinal Fusion?: A Comparison of 55,862 Cases of Spinal Fusion With and Without Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Williams, Brian J.; Smith, Justin S.; Fu, Kai-Ming G.; More

Spine. 36(20):1685-1691, September 15, 2011.

Complications in the Surgical Treatment of 19,360 Cases of Pediatric Scoliosis: A Review of the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality Database

Reames, Davis L.; Smith, Justin S.; Fu, Kai-Ming G.; More

Spine. 36(18):1484-1491, August 15, 2011.

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

Hamilton, D. Kojo; Smith, Justin S.; Sansur, Charles A.; More

Spine. 36(15):1218-1228, July 01, 2011.

Biomechanical Analysis of Osteotomy Type and Rod Diameter for Treatment of Cervicothoracic Kyphosis

Scheer, Justin K.; Tang, Jessica A.; Buckley, Jenni M.; More

Spine. 36(8):E519-E523, April 15, 2011.

Biomechanical Pullout Strength and Stability of the Cervical Artificial Pedicle Screw

Barnes, Alison H.; Eguizabal, Johnny A.; Acosta, Frank L. Jr; More

Spine. 34(1):E16-E20, January 1, 2009.

Effect of Age on the Perioperative and Radiographic Complications of Multilevel Cervicothoracic Spinal Fusions

Cloyd, Jordan M.; Acosta, Frank L. Jr; Ames, Christopher P.

Spine. 33(26):E977-E982, December 15, 2008.

Bioabsorbable Anterior Cervical Plating: Initial Multicenter Clinical and Radiographic Experience

Aryan, Henry E.; Lu, Daniel C.; Acosta, Frank L. Jr; More

Spine. 32(10):1084-1088, May 1, 2007.

Modified Paramedian Transpedicular Approach and Spinal Reconstruction for Intradural Tumors of the Cervical and Cervicothoracic Spine: Clinical Experience

Acosta, Frank L. Jr; Aryan, Henry E.; Chi, John; More

Spine. 32(6):E203-E210, March 15, 2007.

Effect of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in an Experimental Model of Spinal Fusion in a Radiated Area

Ames, Christopher P.; Smith, Justin S.; Preul, Mark C.; More

Spine. 30(23):2585-2592, December 1, 2005.

Biomechanical Comparison of Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Performed at 1 and 2 Levels

Ames, Christopher P.; Acosta, Frank L. Jr; Chi, John; More

Spine. 30(19):E562-E566, October 1, 2005.

Biomechanics of Stabilization After Cervicothoracic Compression-Flexion Injury

Ames, Christopher P.; Bozkus, M Hakan; Chamberlain, Robert H.; More

Spine. 30(13):1505-1512, July 1, 2005.

Biomechanical Analysis of a Resorbable Anterior Cervical Graft Containment Plate

Ames, Christopher P.; Crawford, Neil R.; Chamberlain, Robert H.; More

Spine. 30(9):1031-1038, May 1, 2005.

Biomechanical Analysis of Rigid Stabilization Techniques for Three-Column Injury in the Lower Cervical Spine

Bozkus, Hakan; Ames, Christopher P.; Chamberlain, Robert H.; More

Spine. 30(8):915-922, April 15, 2005.

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