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Long-term Clinical, Radiographic, and Cost Analysis of Corrective Spine Surgery for Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Deformity with a Mean of 7.5 years’ Follow-up

Yagi, Mitsuru; Shimizu, Toshiyuki; Suzuki, Satoshi; More

Cervical Spine

Deterioration after Surgery for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: An Observational Study from the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network

Evaniew, Nathan; Burger, Lukas Dominik; Dea, Nicolas; More


Health-related Quality of Life of Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis at Least 40 years after Surgery

Akazawa, Tsutomu; Kotani, Toshiaki; Sakuma, Tsuyoshi; More


Management of Anticoagulation/Antiplatelet Medication and Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Elective Spine Surgery: Concise Clinical Recommendations Based on a modified Delphi Process

Zuckerman, Scott L.; Leung, Eric; Streiff, Michael B.; More

Cervical Spine

Using Electrical Stimulation of the Ulnar Nerve Trunk to Predict Postoperative Improvement in Hand Clumsiness in Patients with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy

Murata, Shizumasa; Takami, Masanari; Endo, Toru; More


Female Sex and Supine Proximal Lumbar Lordosis are Associated with the Size of the LLIF “Safe Zone” at L4-5

Fourman, Mitchell S.; Alluri, Ram Kiran; Sarmiento, J Manuel; More

Cervical Spine

Facet Distraction and Dysphagia: A Prospective Evaluation of this Common Post-Operative Issue Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery

Kanhere, Arun P.; Paziuk, Taylor; Lambrechts, Mark J.; More


Non-invasive Skin Autofluorescence of Advanced Glycation End-products for Detecting Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament in the Thoracic Spine

Doi, Toru; Horii, Chiaki; Tozawa, Keiichiro; More

Cervical Spine

Development and External Validation of A Risk Calculator for Prediction of Major Complications and Readmission after Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

Shah, Akash A.; Devana, Sai K.; Lee, Changhee; More


Lower Hounsfield Units and Severe Multifidus Sarcopenia are Independent Predictors of Increased Risk for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis and Failure following Thoracolumbar Fusion

Pinter, Zachariah W.; Mikula, Anthony L.; Townsley, Sarah E.; More

Cervical Spine

Machine Learning-based Predictive Models to Identify Treatment-related Risk Factors for Odontoid Fracture Nonunion: A Retrospective Multi-center Approach

Leister, Iris; Haider, Thomas; Vogel, Matthias; More

Cervical Spine

A Propensity Score-matched Analysis of Clinical Outcomes between Single- and Multi-level Intervertebral Decompression for Cervical Radiculopathy

Oshina, Masahito; Kawamura, Naohiro; Hara, Nobuhiro; More

Randomized Trial

Amoxicillin did not Reduce Modic Change Oedema in Patients with Chronic Low Back pain - subgroup Analyses of a Randomised Trial (the AIM study)

Kristoffersen, Per Martin; Vetti, Nils; Grøvle, Lars; More


Should Global Realignment Be Tailored to Frailty Status for Patients Undergoing Surgical Intervention for Adult Spinal Deformity?

Passias, Peter G.; Williamson, Tyler K.; Krol, Oscar; More

Clinical Case Series

Safety and Accuracy of Freehand Pedicle Screw Placement and the Role of Intraoperative O-arm: A Single Institution Experience

Alomari, Safwan; Lubelski, Daniel; Lehner, Kurt; More


Improvements in Outcomes and Cost after Adult Spinal Deformity Corrective Surgery between 2008 and 2019

Passias, Peter G.; Kummer, Nicholas; Imbo, Bailey; More

Cervical Spine

Predicting the Magnitude of Distal Junctional Kyphosis Following Cervical Deformity Correction

Ayres, Ethan W.; Protopsaltis, Themistocles S.; Ani, Fares; More


Instability Missed by Flexion-Extension Radiographs Subsequently Identified by Alternate Imaging in L4-5 Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Fong, Alex M.; Duculan, Roland; Endo, Yoshimi; More

Clinical Case Series

The Effect of Paraspinal Fatty Muscle Infiltration and Cumulative Lumbar Spine Degeneration on the Outcome of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis: Analysis of the Lumbar Stenosis Outcome Study (LSOS) Data

Getzmann, Jonas M.; Ashouri, Hamidreza; Burgstaller, Jakob M.; More


Pelvic Non-Response Following Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity: Influence of Realignment Strategies on Occurrence

Passias, Peter G.; Pierce, Katherine E.; Williamson, Tyler K.; More


The Benefit of Addressing Malalignment In Revision Surgery for Proximal Junctional Kyphosis Following ASD Surgery

Passias, Peter G.; Krol, Oscar; Williamson, Tyler K.; More


Crossing the Bridge from Degeneration to Deformity: When Does Sagittal Correction Impact Outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery?

Williamson, Tyler K; Krol, Oscar; Tretiakov, Peter; More

Cervical Spine

Establishment of an Individualized Distal Junctional Kyphosis Risk Index following the Surgical Treatment of Adult Cervical Deformities

Passias, Peter G.; Naessig, Sara; Sagoo, Navraj; More


Validation of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgical Outcome Prediction Tools in Adult Symptomatic Lumbar Scoliosis

Wondra, James P. II; Kelly, Michael P.; Greenberg, Jacob; More