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Articles by Toru Hirano, MD

Rib Hyperostosis as a Risk Factor for Poor Prognosis in Cervical Spine Injury Patients with Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Sawakami, Kimihiko; Watanabe, Kei; Sato, Tsuyoshi; More

SPINE. ., Post Acceptance: September 12, 2019

Health-Related Quality of Life in Nonoperated Patients With Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis in the Middle Years: A Mean 25-Year Follow-up Study

Watanabe, Kei; Ohashi, Masayuki; Hirano, Toru; More

SPINE. 45(2):E83-E89, January 15, 2020.

Long-term Impacts of Brace Treatment for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis on Body Composition, Paraspinal Muscle Morphology, and Bone Mineral Density

Ohashi, Masayuki; Watanabe, Kei; Hirano, Toru; More

SPINE. 44(18):E1075-E1082, September 15, 2019.

The Natural Course of Compensatory Lumbar Curves in Nonoperated Patients With Thoracic Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Ohashi, Masayuki; Watanabe, Kei; Hirano, Toru; More

SPINE. 44(2):E89-E98, January 15, 2019.

Predicting Factors at Skeletal Maturity for Curve Progression and Low Back Pain in Adult Patients Treated Nonoperatively for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis With Thoracolumbar/Lumbar Curves: A Mean 25-year Follow-up

Ohashi, Masayuki; Watanabe, Kei; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 43(23):E1403-E1411, December 1, 2018.

Preoperative Evaluation of the Vertebral Arteries and Posterior Portion of the Circle of Willis for Cervical Spine Surgery Using 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Angiography

Sano, Atsuki; Hirano, Toru; Watanabe, Kei; More

Spine. 38(15):E960-E967, July 01, 2013.

Risk Factors for Complications Associated With Growing-Rod Surgery for Early-Onset Scoliosis

Watanabe, Kota; Uno, Koki; Suzuki, Teppei; More

Spine. 38(8):E464-E468, April 15, 2013.

Variation of the Position of the Aorta Relative to a Kyphotic Thoracic Spine: Safety Margin for Pedicle Screw Placement in the Adult Japanese Population

Ohashi, Masayuki; Ito, Takui; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 37(4):261-265, February 15, 2012.

Late Stress Fracture of a Well-Consolidated Strut Graft After Total Spondylectomy in the Thoracolumbar Spine

Ito, Takui; Endo, Naoto; Honma, Takao; More

Spine. 36(8):E551-E555, April 15, 2011.

Descending Aortic Injury by a Thoracic Pedicle Screw During Posterior Reconstructive Surgery: A Case Report

Watanabe, Kei; Yamazaki, Akiyoshi; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 35(20):E1064-E1068, September 15, 2010.

Indications for Cervical Pedicle Screw Instrumentation in Nontraumatic Lesions

Hasegawa, Kazuhiro; Hirano, Toru; Shimoda, Haruka; More

Spine. 33(21):2284-2289, October 1, 2008.

Thoracic Myelopathy due to Idiopathic Epidural Ossifications in a Child: A Case Report

Urakawa, Takaaki; Ito, Takui; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 33(14):E478-E481, June 15, 2008.

Surgical Results and Related Factors for Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Thoracic Spine: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study

Matsumoto, Morio; Chiba, Kazuhiro; Toyama, Yoshiaki; More

Spine. 33(9):1034-1041, April 20, 2008.

Cross-cultural Comparison of the Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument Between American and Japanese Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients: Are There Differences?

Watanabe, Kei; Lenke, Lawrence G.; Bridwell, Keith H.; More

Spine. 32(24):2711-2714, November 15, 2007.

Evaluation of Postoperative Residual Spinal Deformity and Patient Outcome in Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients in Japan Using the Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument

Watanabe, Kei; Hasegawa, Kazuhiro; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 32(5):550-554, March 1, 2007.

Margin-Free Spondylectomy for Extended Malignant Spine Tumors: Surgical Technique and Outcome of 13 Cases

Hasegawa, Kazuhiro; Homma, Takao; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 32(1):142-148, January 1, 2007.

Use of the Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument to Evaluate Patient Outcome in Untreated Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients in Japan: Part I: Comparison With Nonscoliosis Group: Preliminary/Limited Review in a Japanese Population

Watanabe, Kei; Hasegawa, Kazuhiro; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 30(10):1197-1201, May 15, 2005.

Use of the Scoliosis Research Society Outcomes Instrument to Evaluate Patient Outcome in Untreated Idiopathic Scoliosis Patients in Japan: Part II: Relation Between Spinal Deformity and Patient Outcomes

Watanabe, Kei; Hasegawa, Kazuhiro; Hirano, Toru; More

Spine. 30(10):1202-1205, May 15, 2005.

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