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James S. Harrop, MD
Professor, Departments of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Harrop is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About James S. Harrop, MD

Dr. James Harrop is a neurosurgeon and Professor, Departments of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  Furthermore, he is the Director of the Division of Spine and Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Neurosurgery Director of Delaware Valley Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Center also in Philadelphia.  

Dr. Harrop received his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1995. He also completed his internship (in general surgery) and his residency (in neurosurgery) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. In addition, Dr. Harrop completed a 6-month rotation in pediatric neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. To further his spinal surgery training, Dr. Harrop also completed a combined neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio.

He is a member of numerous prestigious medical organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Pennsylvania Neurological Society.

Dr. Harrop is an experienced lecturer, giving numerous national and international presentations on spinal disorders, neuroscience and neuroanatomy. Present research interests include surgical approaches for spinal cord injury and neural regeneration.

Publications

Publications (Peer-reviewed)
1.    Wilson JR, Grossman RG, Frankowski R, Kiss A, Davis AM, Kulkarni A, Harrop JS, Aarabi B, Vaccaro A, Tator CH, Dvorak MF, Shaffrey CI, Harkema S, Guest J, Fehlings M. A Clinical Prediction Model for Long-Term Functional Outcome after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Based on Acute Clinical and Imaging Factors.  J Neurotrauma. 2012 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print]

2.    Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK, Rihn JA, Suzuki H, Ratliff JK, Harrop JS, Morrison WB, Limthongkul W, Albert TJ. Anatomical relationships of the anterior blood vessels to the lower lumbar intervertebral discs: analysis based on magnetic resonance imaging of patients in the prone position. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 20;94(12):1088-94.

3.    Smith H.E., Kerr S, Chaudhry S, Norton R, Albert T. J., Harrop J., Hilibrand A.S, Anderson D.G., Kopjar B, Brodke D.S., Wang J, Fehlings M, Chapman J, Patel Archit,  Brown Zoie, Vaccaro A.R  Early Complications of Surgical vs. Conservative Treatment of Isolated Type II Odontoid Fractures in Octogenarians: a Retrospective Cohort Study.  J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 Dec;21(8):535-9

4.    Smith HE, Vaccaro AR, Maltenfort M, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Harrop J, Fehlings MG, Kopjar B, Brodke DS, Arnold PM, Shaffrey CI. Trends in Surgical Management for Type II Odontoid Fracture: 20 Years of Experience at a Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center.  Orthopedics. 2008 Jul;31(7):650.

5.    Harrop JS, Styliaras JC, Ooi YC, Radcliff KE, Vaccaro AR, Wu C. Contributing factors to surgical site infections.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 Feb;20(2):94-101. Review.

6.    Fehlings MG, Vaccaro A, Wilson JR, Singh A, W Cadotte D, Harrop JS, Aarabi B, Shaffrey C, Dvorak M, Fisher C, Arnold P, Massicotte EM, Lewis S, Rampersaud R. Early versus delayed decompression for traumatic cervical spinal cord injury: results of the Surgical Timing in Acute Spinal Cord Injury Study (STASCIS). PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e32037. Epub 2012 Feb 23.

7.    Harrop JS. Patient Positioning: Is it Really a Big Deal? World Neurosurg. 2012 Jun 14.

8.    Harrop JS. Type II Odontoid Fractures, What to do? World Neurosurg. 2012 Apr 28.

9.    Alexander Vaccaro, MD; Christopher Kepler, MD; Branko Kopjar, MD; Jens Chapman, MD; Christopher Shaffrey, MD; Paul Arnold, MD; Ziya Gokaslan, MD; Darrel Brodke, MD; John France, MD; Mark Dekutoski, MD; Rick Sasso, MD; Tim Yoon, MD; Christopher Bono, MD; James Harrop, MD; Michael Fehlings, MD. Functional and Quality of Life Outcomes in Geriatric Patients with Type II Odontoid.    [Accepted to JBJS]

10.    Radcliff K, Kepler CK, Rubin TA, Maaieh M, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Rihn JA, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Does the Load Sharing Classification (LSC) Predict Ligamentous Injury, Neurological Injury, and Need for Surgery in Patients with Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures? J.Neurosurg 16, 534-8,2012.

11.    Senders ZJ, Zussman BM, Malenfort MG, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK, Harrop JS The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) after spinal fusions. CNN 2012

12.    Zussman BM, Saldua NS, Harrop JS. Cervical instability presenting as thoracic pain: Case report and literature review. J Spinal Cord Med. 2012 Mar;35(2):125-7. Review

13.    Ghobrial GM, Dalyai R, Flanders A, Harrop J. Nitrous Oxide Myelopathy posing as Spinal Cord Injury. Case report. JNSurg:Spine 2012

14.    Gebauer GP, Osterman M, Harrop J, Vaccaro AR. Spinal Cord Injury Resulting from Injury Missed on CT Scan - The Danger of Relying on CT Alone for Collar Removal. CORR. 470(4), 2012

15.    Whitmore, R.G., Stephen, J., Stein, S.C., Campbell, P.G., Yadla, S., Harrop, J.S., Sharan, A.D., (...), Ratliff, J.K. Patient comorbidities and complications following spinal surgery: A societal-based cost analysis   2011 Spine Article in Press 

16.    Campbell, P.G., Yadla, S., Malone, J., Maltenfort, M.G., Harrop, J.S., Sharan, A.D., Ratliff, J.K. Complications related to instrumentation in spine surgery: A prospective analysis 2011 Neurosurgical Focus 31 (4), E10

17.    Radclif, KE., Kepler CK., Delasotta LA, Rihn JA, Harrop J, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Current management of thoracolumbar cord syndromes.   The Spine J, 2011. 884-892.

18.    Awe OO, Maltenfort MG, Prasad S, Harrop JS, Ratliff JK. Impact of total disc arthroplasty on the surgical management of lumbar degenerative disc disease: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2000 to 2008. Surg Neurol Int 2011;2:139.

19.    Anderson DG, … Harrop JS., Albert T. A radiographic analysis of degenerative spondylolisthesis at the L4-5 level. JNS Spine 16:130-134, 2012.

20.    Radclif, K., Kepler C., Reitman C, Harrop J, Vaccaro AR. CT and MRI Based Diagnosis of Craniocervical Dislocations: The Role of the Occipitoatlantal Ligament. CORR –In Press

21.    Fehlings, M.G., Theodore, N., Harrop, J., Maurais, G., Kuntz, C., Shaffrey, C.I., Kwon, B.K., Chapman, J., Yee, A., Tighe, A., McKerracher, L. A phase I/IIa clinical trial of a recombinant Rho protein antagonist in acute spinal cord injury(2011). Journal of Neurotrauma, 28 (5), pp. 787-796.

22.    Yadla, S., Malone, J., Campbell, P.G., Maltenfort, M.G., Sharan, A.D., Harrop, J.S., Ratliff, J.K .Preoperative diagnosis and early complications in thoracolumbar spine surgery: A single center prospective study (2011). Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 24 (2), pp. E16-E20.

23.    Rao SB, Vasquez G, Harrop J, et al: Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infections Following Spinal Fusion Procedures: A Case Control Study, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2011 53: 686-692

24.    Fourney DR, Frangou EM, Ryken TC, Dipaola CP, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Bilsky MH, Harrop JS, Fehlings MG, Boriani S, Chou D, Schmidt MH, Polly DW, Biagini R, Burch S, Dekutoski MB, Ganju A, Gerszten PC, Gokaslan ZL, Groff MW, Liebsch NJ, Mendel E, Okuno SH, Patel S, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sciubba DM, Sundaresan N, Tomita K, Varga PP, Vialle LR, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Fisher CG.  Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score: an analysis of Reliability and validity from the Spine Oncology Study Group.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011, ( 22):3072-7

25.    Harrop JS.  Cervical myelopathy: is it all just one disease?  World Neurosurgery, 2011, 74: 441-2.

26.    Bono CM, Schoenfield A, Gupta G, Harrop JS, Anderson P, Patel AA, Dimar J, Aarabi B, Dailey A, Vaccaro AR, Gahr R, Shaffrey C, Anderson DG, Rampersaud R.  Reliability and reproducibility of SCIDS (Subaxial Cervical Description System): a standardized nomenclature schema.  2011 Spine 36 (17), pp. E1140-E1144 

27.    Rihn JA, Kane J, Joshi A, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Harrop J, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS.  Gastroesophageal reflux following anterior cervical surgery: A controlled, prospective analysis.  Spine, 2011, 36 (24), pp. 2039-2044

28.    Anderson DG, Patel A, Maltenfort M, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff J, Hilibrand A, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ponnappan RK, Rihn J, Albert TJ.  Lumbar decompression using a traditional midline approach vs. a tubular retractor system: comparison of patient-based clinical outcomes. Spine, 2011, E320-5.

29.    Harrop JS, Naroji S, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK, Tjoumakaris SI, Frank B, Anderson DG, Albert T, Vaccaro AR.  Neurologic improvement after thoracic, thoracolumbar and lumbar spinal cord (conus medullaris) injuries. Spine 2011, 36 (1) 21-5.

30.    Harrop JS, Hart R, Anderson PA.  Optimal treatment for odontoid fractures in the elderly.  Spine, 2010, 35: S219-S227.

31.    Dailey A, Harrop JS, France JC.  High-energy contact sports and cervical spine neuropraxia injuries: what are the criteria for return to participation?  Spine, 2010, 35: S193-S201.

32.    Smith HE, Kerr SM, Fehlings MG, Chapman J, Maltenfort M, Zavlasky J, Harris E, Albert TJ, Harrop J, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR.  Trends in epidemiology and management of Type II odontoid fractures: 20-year experience at a model system spine injury tertiary referral center.  Journal of Spine Disorders and Techniques, 2010, (8); 501-5.

33.    Yadla, S., Malone, J., Campbell, P.G., Nasser, R., Maltenfort, M.G., Harrop, J.S., Sharan, A.D., Ratliff, J.K. Incidence of early complications in cervical spine surgery and relation to preoperative diagnosis: A single-center prospective study (2011). Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 24 (1), pp. 50-54.

34.    Saldua NS, Harrop JS.  The compromise between motion preservation and arthrodesis.  Spine Journal, 2010, 10: 815-816.

35.    Teufack SG, Singh H, Harrop J, Ratliff J. Dorsal epidural intervertebral disk herniation with atypical radiographic findings: case report and literature review. Journal of  Spinal Cord Medicine, 2010, 33: 268-271.

36.    Campbell PG, Malone J, Yadla S, Maltenfort MG, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK.  Early complications related to approach in thoracic and lumbar spine surgery: a single-center prospective study.  World Neurosurgery, 2010, 73: 395-401. 

37.    Yadla S, Malone J, Campbell PG, Maltenfort MG, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK.  Early complications in spine surgery and relation to preoperative diagnosis: a single-center prospective study.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2010, 13: 360-366.

38.    Fisher CG, Dipaola CP, Ryken TC, Bilsky MH, Shaffrey CI, Berven SH, Harrop JS, Fehlings MG, Boriani S, Chou D, Schmidt MH, Polly DW, Biagini R, Burch S, Dekutoski MB, Ganju A, Gerszten PC, Gokaslan ZL, Groff MW, Liebsch NJ, Mendel E, Okuno SH, Patel S, Rhines LD, Rose PS, Sciubba DM, Sundaresan N, Tomita K, Varga PP, Vialle LR, Vrionis FD, Yamada Y, Fourney DR   A novel classification system for spinal instability in neoplastic disease: an evidence-based approach and expert consensus from the Spine Oncology Study Group. Spine, 2010, 35 (22): E1221-29.

39.    Ding T, Maltenfort M, Smith H, Ratliff J, Vaccaro A, Anderson DG, Harrop J.  Correlation of C2 fractures and vertebral artery injury.  Spine, 2010, 35:E520-E524.

40.    Bono CM, Schoenfield AJ, Anderson PA, Harrop JS, France J, Vaccaro AR, Dvorak M, Fehlings M.   Observer variability of radiographic measurements of C2 (axis) fractures.  Spine, 2010: 1206-1210.

41.    Yadla S, Malone J, Campbell PG, Maltenfort MG, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK.  Obesity and spine surgery: reassessment based on a prospective evaluation of perioperative complications in elective degenerative thoracolumbar procedures.  Spine Journal, 2010, (7): 581-7.

42.    Singh H, Harrop JS, Schiffmacher P, Rosen M, Evans J.  Ventral surgical approaches to cranio-vertebral junction chordomas.  Neurosurgery, 2010, 66:96-103.

43.    Smith HE, Fehlings M, Chapman J, Maltenfort M, Zaslavsky J, Harris E, Albert T, Harrop J, Hilibrand A, Anderson DG, Vaccaro A.  Trends in epidemiology and management of Type II odontoid fractures: 20 year experience at a model system spine injury tertiary referral center.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 2010, (8): 501-5.

44.    Rihn JA, Fisher C, Harrop J, Morrison W,Yang N, Vaccaro AR.  Assessment of the posterior ligamentous complex following acute cervical spine trauma: A prospective comparison of preoperative MRI and intraoperative findings.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2010: 583-589.

45.    Nasser R, Yadla S, Maltenfort MG, Harrop JS, Anderson DG, Vaccarro AR, Sharan AS, Ratliff JK.  Complications in spine surgery: a literature review.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2010, 13:144-157. 

46.    Rihn JA, Yang N, Fisher C, Saravanja D, Smith H, Morrison WB, Harrop J, Vaccaro AR.  Using magnetic resonance imaging to accurately assess injury to the posterior ligamentous complex of the spine: a prospective comparison of the surgeon and radiologist.  J Neurosurgery Spine, 2010, 12: 393-396.

47.    Yadla S, Patel A, Jabbour P, Harrop JS.  Congenital absence of the internal carotid artery in a patient with spinal cord injury: case report.  Spinal Cord, 2010 Apr(4): 352-4

48.    Yadla S, Klimo P,  Harrop JS.  Traumatic central cord syndrome: etiology, management, and outcomes. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, 2010, 15: 73-84.

49.    Fayssoux R, Goldfarb NI, Vaccaro AR, Harrop J.  Indirect costs associated with surgery for low back pain – a secondary analysis of clinical trial data. Population Health Management, 2010, 13: 9-13.

50.    Harrop JS, Naroji S, Maltenfort M, Anderson DG, Albert T, Ratliff JK, Ponappan RK, Rihn JA, Smith HE, Hilibrand A, Sharan AD, Vaccaro A.  Cervical myelopathy: a clinical and radiographic evaluation and correlation to cervical spondylotic myelopathy.  Spine, 2010, 35: 620-624.

51.    Lebude B, Yadla S, Albert T, Anderson DG, Harrop JS, Hilibrand A, Maltenfort M, Sharan A, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK.  Defining "complications" in spine surgery: neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgeons' survey.  J Spinal Disord Tech, 2010 Jan 27, (8): 493-500.

52.    Yadla S, Malone J, Campbell PG, Nasser R, Maltenfort MG, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK.  Incidence of early complications in cervical spine surgery and relation to preoperative diagnosis: a single-center prospective study.  J Spinal Disord Tech, 2010 Feb 24 (1) 50-4

53.    Harrop JS, Ganju A, Groff M, Bilsky M.  Primary intramedullary tumors of the spinal cord.  Spine, 2009, 34: S69-77.

54.    Harrop JS, Schmidt MH, Boriani S, Shaffrey CI.  Aggressive "benign" primary bone neoplasms: oseoblastoma, aneurysmal bone cyst, and giant cell tumor.  Spine, 2009, 34: S39-47.

55.    Harrop JS, Jeyamohan SB, Sharan A, Ratliff J, Vaccaro AR. Iliac bolt fixation: an an anatomic approach.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques,  2009, 22: 541-544.

56.    Harrop JS, Maltenfort MG, Geisler FH, Coleman W, Jones LA, Wirth E, Vaccaro A. Traumatic thoracic ASIA A examinations and potential for clinical trials. Spine, 2009, 34: 2525-2529

57.    Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Rampersaud MD, Harrop JS, Dailey AT, Shaffrey CI, Grauer JN, Dvorak MFS, Bono CM, Wilsey JT, Lee JY, Nassr A, Vaccaro AR.  Differences between neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons in classifying cervical dislocation injuries and making assessment and treatment decisions: a multicenter reliability study.  American Journal of Orthopedics, 2009, 38: E156-61.

58.    Ploumis A, Ponnappan RK, Maltenfort MG, Patel RX, Bessey JT, Albert TJ, Harrop JS, Fisher CG, Bono CM, Vaccaro AR.  Thromboprophylaxis in patients with acute spinal injuries: an evidence-based analysis.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American), 2009, 91: 2568-2576.

59.    Harrop JS.  Spontaneous intramedullary hemorrhage of spinal hemangiobastoma: Case report – Commentary.  Neurosurgery, 2009, 65: E628. 

60.    Harrop JS.  Midterm outcome after microendoscopic decompressive laminotomy for lumbar spinal stenosis: 4-Year prospective study - Commentary.  Neurosurgery, 2009, 65: p 110-10. 

61.    Lebude B, Wang D, Harrop JS, Maltenfort M, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK.  Clinical survey: patterns of utilization of lumbar epidural steroid injections by a cohort of spinal surgeons.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2009, 1: 329-334.

62.    Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Lee JY, Nassr A, Dvorak MF, Harrop JS, Dailey AT, Shaffrey CI, Arnold PM, Brodke DS, Rampersaud R.  The timing and influence of MRI on the management of patients with cervical facet dislocations remains highly variable: a survey of members of the Spine Trauma Study Group.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 2009, 22: 96-99.

63.    Whang PG, Goldberg G, Lawrence JP, Hong J, Harrop JS, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR.  The management of spinal injuries in patients with ankylosing spondylitis or diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: a comparison of treatment methods and clinical outcomes.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 2009, 22: 77-85.

64.    Patel AA, Dailey A, Brodke DS, Daubs M, Harrop J, Whang PG, Vaccaro AR; Spine Trauma Study Group.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2009, 10: 201-206.

65.    Naroji S, Belin LJ, Maltenfort MG, Vaccaro AR, Schwartz D, Harrop JS.  Vulnerability of the femoral nerve during complex anterior and posterior spinal surgery.  Journal of Spine Cord Medicine, 2009, 32(4)432-5.

66.    Dailey AT, Shaffrey CI, Rampersaud R, Lee J, Brodke DS, Arnold P, Nassr A, Harrop JS, Grauer J, Bono CM, Dvorak M, Vaccaro AR.  The utility of helical CT in differentiating unilateral and bilateral facet dislocations.  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 2009, 32: 43-8.

67.    Chan P, Boriani S, Fourney DR, Biagini R, Dekutoski MB, Fehlings MG, Ryken TC, Gokaslan ZL, Vrionis FD, Harrop JS, Schmidt MH, Vialle LR, Gerszten PC. Rhines LD, Ondra SL, Pratt SR, Fisher CG.  An assessment of the reliability of the Enneking and Weinstein –Boriani-Biagini classifications for staging of primary spinal tumors by the spine oncology study group.  Spine, 2009, 34: 384-91.

68.    Saraceni C, Harrop JS.  Spinal meningioma: chronicles of contemporary neurosurgical diagnosis and management.  Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, 2009, 111: 221-6.

69.    Saraceni C, Ashman JB, Harrop JS.  Extracranial radiosurgery - applications in the management of benign intradural spinal neoplasms.  Neurosurgical Review, 2009, 32: 133-41.

70.    Jabbour P, Fehlings M, Vaccaro AR, Harrop JS.  Traumatic spine injuries in the geriatric population.  Neurosurgical Focus, 2008, 25:E16.

71.    Jeyamohan S, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Vaccaro A.  Athletes returning to play after cervical spine or neurobrachial injury.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, 2008, 1: 175-179.

72.    Smith HE, Kerr SM, Maltenfort M, Chaudry S, Norton R, Albert TJ, Harrop J, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Kopjar B, Brodke DS, Wang JC, Fehlings MG, Chapman JR, Patel A, Arnold PM, Vaccaro AR.  Early complications of surgical versus conservative treatment of isolated Type II odontoid fractures in octogenarians: a retrospective cohort study.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, 2008, 21:535-539.

73.    Yadla S, Lebude B, Tender GC, Sharan AD, Harrop JS, Hilbrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK.  Traumatic spondyloptosis of the thoracolumbar spine.  Journal of Neurosurgery Spine, 2008; 9:145-51.

74.    Smith HE, Vaccaro AR, Maltenfort M, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Harrop J, Fehlings MG, Kopjar B, Arnold PM, Shaffrey CI.  Trends in surgical management for Type II odontoid fracture: 20 years of experience at a regional spinal cord injury center.  Orthopedics, 2008 Jul 31 (7): 650.

75.    Frank BL, Harrop JS, Hanna A, Ratliff JK.  Cervical extradural meningioma: Case report and literature review.  Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 2008; 31:302-5.

76.    Patel AA, Madigan L, Poelstra KA, et al. Acute cervical osteomyelitis and prevertebral abscess after routine tonsillectomy. Spine Journal 2008; 8:827-830.

77.    Birknes JK, White AP, Albert TJ, Shaffrey CI, Harrop JS. Adult degenerative scoliosis: a review.  Neurosurgery, 2008; 63 (3 Suppl):94-103.

78.    Harrop JS, Birknes JK, Shaffrey C.  Noninvasive measurement and screening techniques for spinal deformities.  Neurosurgery, 2008; 63 (3 Suppl):46-53. 

79.    Bagan B, Patel N, Deutsch H, Harrop J, Sharan A, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK.  Perioperative Complications of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS): Comparison of MIS and Open Interbody Fusion Techniques.  Surgery Technolology International. 2008;17:281-6.

80.    Campbell PG, Birknes JK, Sharan AD, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR, Ratliff JK. Hemorrhage into an occult spinal ependymoma after epidural anesthesia. The Open Surgery Journal, 2008; 2:18-20.

81.    Harrop JS, Jeyamohan S, Sharan A, et al. Acute cervical fracture or congenital spinal deformity? Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2008;31:83-7.

82.    Harrop JS, Youssef JA, Maltenfort M, Vorwald P, Jabbour P, Bono CM, Goldfarb N, Vaccaro AR. Lumbar adjacent segment degeneration and disease after arthrodesis and total disk arthroplasty; Spine 2008;33:1701-7.

83.    Patel AA, Brodke DS, Pimenta L, et al. Revision strategies in lumbar total disc arthroplasty. Spine 2008;33:1276-83.

84.    Nassr A, Lee JY, Dvorak MF, et al. Variations in surgical treatment of cervical facet dislocations. Spine 2008;33: E188-93,

85.    Fassett DR, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR. Evidence on magnetic resonance imaging of Brown-Sequard spinal cord injury suffered indirectly from a gunshot wound: Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2008;8:286-7.

86.    Sahni D, Harrop JS, Kalfas IH, et al. Exophytic intramedullary meningioma of the cervical spinal cord. J Clin Neurosci 2008, 15:1176-79.

87.    Sanfilippo JA, Winegar CD, Harrop JS, et al. All-terrain vehicles and associated spinal injuries. Spine 2008;33:1982-5.

88.    Smith HE, Rynning RE, Okafor C, et al. Evaluation of neurologic deficit without apparent cause: The importance of a multidisciplinary approach. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2007;30:507-17.

89.    Campbell PG, Harrop JS. Incidence of fracture in adjacent levels in patients treated with balloon kyphoplasty: a review of the literature. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2007:1-4.

90.    Chaudhry S, Sharan A, Ratliff J, et al. Geriatric Spinal Injury. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007;19:229-34.

91.    Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Aarabi B, et al. Clinical outcomes of 90 isolated unilateral facet fractures, subluxations, and dislocations treated surgically and nonoperatively. Spine 2007;32:3007-13.

92.    Vadera S, Ratliff J, Brown Z, et al. Management of Cervical Facet Dislocations. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007;19:250-5.

93.    Kerr SM, Liechty B, Patel R, et al. Percutaneous vertebral compression fracture management with polyethylene mesh-contained morcelized allograft bone. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2007:1-4.

94.    Yadla S, Ratliff JK, Harrop JS. Whiplash: diagnosis, treatment, and associated injuries. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine 2007:1-4.

95.    Ratliff J, Anand N, Vaccaro AR, et al. Regional variability in use of a novel assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures: United States versus international surgeons. World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007;2.

96.    Vaccaro AR, Hulbert RJ, Patel AA, et al. The subaxial cervical spine injury classification system: A novel approach to recognize the importance of morphology, neurology, and integrity of the disco-ligamentous complex. Spine 2007;32:2365-74.

97.    Schweitzer Jr KM, Vaccaro AR, Harrop JS, et al. Interrater reliability of identifying indicators of posterior ligamentous complex disruption when plain films are indeterminate in thoracolumbar injuries. Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2007;12:437-42.

98.    Patel AA, Vaccaro AR, Martyak GG, et al. Neurologic deficit following percutaneous vertebral stabilization. Spine 2007;32:1728-34.

99.    Lee JY, Vaccaro AR, Schweitzer Jr KM, et al. Assessment of injury to the thoracolumbar posterior ligamentous complex in the setting of normal-appearing plain radiography. Spine Journal 2007;7:422-7.

100.    Patel N, Bagan B, Vadera S, et al. Obesity and spine surgery: Relation to perioperative complications. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2007;6:291-7.

101.    Fassett DR, Jeyamohan S, Harrop J. Asymptomatic Cervical Stenosis: To Operate or Not? Seminars in Spine Surgery 2007;19:47-50.

102.    Patel AA, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, et al. The adoption of a new classification system: Time-dependent variation in interobserver reliability of the thoracolumbar injury severity score classification system. Spine 2007; Feb 32: (3): E105-E110.

103.    Harrop JS, Hanna A, Silva MT, et al. Neurological manifestations of cervical spondylosis: An overview of signs, symptoms, and pathophysiology. Neurosurgery 2007;60.

104.    Vadera S, Harrop JS, Sharan AD. Intrathecal granuloma and intramedullary abscess associated with an intrathecal morphine pump. Neuromodulation 2007;10:6-11.

105.    Curry JM, Cognetti DM, Harrop J, et al. Cervical discitis and epidural abscess after tonsillectomy. Laryngoscope 2007;117:2093-6.

106.    Fassett DR, Harrop JS, Maltenfort M, et al. Mortality rates in geriatric patients with spinal cord injuries. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2007;7:277-81.

107.    Whang PG, Vaccaro AR, Poelstra KA, et al. The influence of fracture mechanism and morphology on the reliability and validity of two novel thoracolumbar injury classification systems. Spine 2007;32:791-5.

108.    Audu P, Artz G, Scheid S, et al. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy after anterior cervical spine surgery: The impact of endotracheal tube cuff deflation, reinflation, and pressure adjustment. Anesthesiology 2006;105:898-901.

109.    Harrop JS, Sharan A, Ratliff J. Central cord injury: pathophysiology, management, and outcomes. Spine Journal 2006;6.

110.    Raja Rampersaud Y, Fisher C, Wilsey J, et al. Agreement between orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons regarding a new algorithm for the treatment of thoracolumbar injuries: A multicenter reliability study. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2006;19:477-82.

111.    Bono CM, Vaccaro AR, Hurlbert RJ, et al. Validating a newly proposed classification system for thoracolumbar spine trauma: Looking to the future of the thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2006;20:567-72.

112.    Vaccaro AR, Lee JY, Schweitzer Jr KM, et al. Assessment of injury to the posterior ligamentous complex in thoracolumbar spine trauma. Spine Journal 2006;6:524-8.

113.    Sanfilippo JA, Lim MR, Jacoby SM, et al. "Normal" prevertebral soft tissue swelling following elective anterior cervical decompression and fusion. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2006;19:399-401.

114.    Vaccaro AR, Sahni D, Pahl MA, et al. Long-term magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of bioresorbable anterior cervical plate resorption following fusion for degenerative and traumatic disk disruption. Spine 2006;31:2091-4.

115.    Fehlings MG, Furlan JC, Massicotte EM, et al. Interobserver and intraobserver reliability of maximum canal compromise and spinal cord compression for evaluation of acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury. Spine 2006;31:1719-25.

116.    Rampersaud YR, Fehlings MG, Harrop JS, et al. Validation of digital radiology measurement tools for quantitative spinal imaging. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2006;12:11-21.

117.    Anand N, Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, et al. Evolution of thoracolumbar trauma classification systems: Assessing the conflict between mechanism and morphology of injury. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation 2006;12:70-8.

118.    Vaccaro AR, Baron EM, Sanfilippo J, et al. Reliability of a novel classification system for thoracolumbar injuries: The Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score. Spine 2006;31.

119.    Bono CM, Vaccaro AR, Fehlings M, et al. Measurement techniques for lower cervical spine injuries: Consensus statement of the Spine Trauma Study Group. Spine 2006;31:603-9.

120.    Saxena A, Baron EM, Anderson DG, et al. Spinal disassociation masquerading as iatrogenic listhesis above a previous fusion. Spine 2006;31: E179-83.

121.    Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR, Hurlbert J, et al. Intrarater and interrater reliability and validity in the assessment of the mechanism of injury and integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex: A novel injury severity scoring system for thoracolumbar injuries. Invited submission from the Joint Section Meeting on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, March 2005. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 2006;4:118-22.

122.    Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, Hurlbert RJ, et al. Surgical decision making for unstable thoracolumbar spine injuries: Results of a consensus panel review by the spine trauma study group. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2006;19:1-10.

123.    Zeiller SC, Vaccaro AR, Wimberley DW, et al. Severe myelopathy resulting from melorheostosis of the cervicothoracic spine: A case report. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series A 2005;87:2759-62.

124.    Torina PJ, Flanders AE, Carrino JA, et al. Incidence of vertebral artery thrombosis in cervical spine trauma: Correlation with severity of spinal cord injury. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2005;26:2645-51.

125.    Vaccaro AR, Zeiller SC, Hulbert RJ, et al. The thoracolumbar injury severity score: A proposed treatment algorithm. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 2005;18:209-15.

126.    Lee JY, Vaccaro AR, Lim MR, et al. Thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score: A new paradigm for the treatment of thoracolumbar spine trauma. Journal of Orthopaedic Science 2005;10:671-5.

127.    Vaccaro AR, Lehman Jr RA, Hurlbert RJ, et al. A new classification of thoracolumbar injuries: The importance of injury morphology, the integrity of the posterior ligamentous complex, and neurologic status. Spine 2005;30:2325-33.

128.    Wimberley DW, Vaccaro AR, Goyal N, et al. Acute quadriplegia following closed traction reduction of a cervical facet dislocation in the setting of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: case report. Spine. 2005;30.

129.    Harrop JS, Sharan A, Anderson G, et al. Failure of standard imaging to detect a cervical fracture in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. Spine. 2005;30.

130.    Anderson DG, Truumees E, Tannoury C, et al. Emerging technologies: Is there a role in cervical trauma surgery? Seminars in Spine Surgery 2005;17:106-12.

131.    Grauer JN, Shafi B, Hilibrand AS, et al. Proposal of a modified, treatment-oriented classification of odontoid fractures. Spine Journal 2005;5:123-9.

132.    Harrop JS, Poulsen DJ, Xiao W, et al. Effect of altering titer, serotype, and promoter in recombinant adenoassociate virus gene therapy expression of spinal cord neurons and astrocytes. Spine. 2004;29:2787-92.

133.    Harrop JS, Prpa B, Reinhardt MK, et al. Primary and secondary osteoporosis' incidence of subsequent vertebral compression fractures after kyphoplasty. Spine 2004;29:2120-5.

134.    Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Beiner JM, et al. Similarities and Differences in the Treatment of Spine Trauma between Surgical Specialties and Location of Practice. Spine 2004;29:685-96.

135.    Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Scheid Jr EH, et al. Tracheostomy placement in patients with complete cervical spinal cord injuries: American Spinal Injury Association Grade A. Journal of Neurosurgery 2004;100:20-3.

136.    Harrop JS, Hunt GE, Jr., Vaccaro AR. Conus medullaris and cauda equina syndrome as a result of traumatic injuries: management principles. Neurosurgical Focus 2004;16:e4.

137.    Cho J, Harrop J, Veznadaroglu E, et al. Concomitant use of computer image guidance, linear or sigmoid incisions after minimal shave, and liquid wound dressing with 2-octyl cyanoacrylate for tumor craniotomy or craniectomy: Analysis of 225 consecutive surgical cases with antecedent historical control at one institution. Neurosurgery 2003;52:832-41.

138.    Harrop JS, Silva MT, Sharan AD, et al. Cervicothoracic radiculopathy treated using posterior cervical foraminotomy/discectomy. Journal of Neurosurgery 2003;98:131-6.

139.    Poulsen DJ, Harrop JS, During MJ. Gene therapy for spinal cord injury and disease. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine 2002;25:2-9.

140.    Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Benitez RP, et al. Prevention of carotid angioplasty-induced bradycardia and hypotension with temporary venous pacemakers. Neurosurgery 2001;49:814-22.

141.    Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR, et al. The cause of neurologic deterioration after acute cervical spinal cord injury. Spine 2001;26:340-6.

142.    Harrop JS, Vaccaro A, Przybylski GJ. Acute respiratory compromise associated with flexed cervical traction after C2 fractures. Spine 2001;26.

143.    Sun PP, Harrop J, Sutton LN, et al. Complete spontaneous resolution of childhood Chiari I malformation and associated syringomyelia. Pediatrics 2001;107:182-4.

144.    Przybylski GJ, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR. Closed management of displaced Type II odontoid fractures: more frequent respiratory compromise with posteriorly displaced fractures. Neurosurgical Focus 2000;8:e5.

145.    Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Przybylski GJ. Epidemiology of spinal cord injury after acute odontoid fractures. Neurosurgical Focus 2000;8:e4.

146.    Harrop JS, Przybylski GJ, Vaccaro AR, et al. Efficacy of anterior odontoid screw fixation in elderly patients with Type II odontoid fractures. Neurosurgical Focus 2000;8:e6.

147.    Harrop JS, Przybylski GJ. Use of an osteoconductive agent (Norian) in anterior surgical management of odontoid fractures. Technical note. Neurosurgical Focus 2000;8:e8.

148.    Thomas JE, Rosenwasser RH, Armonda RA, et al. Safety of intrathecal sodium nitroprusside for the treatment and prevention of refractory cerebral vasospasm and ischemia in humans. Stroke 1999;30:1409-16.

149.    Rosenwasser RH, Armonda RA, Thomas JE, et al. Therapeutic modalities for the management of cerebral vasospasm: Timing of endovascular options. Neurosurgery 1999;44:975-80.

150.    Benitez RP, Armonda RA, Harrop J, et al. Carotid angioplasty and stenting for recurrent and radiation-induced stenosis: preliminary experience. Neurosurg Focus 1998;5:e14.

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Chapters

1.    Balsara K, Harrop J.  Biological Interventions and Clinical Trials

2.    Hann S, Prasad S, Harrop J. Bone Graft Extenders. Chp 37 In: Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery: An evolution of modern techniques. Wang M (ed) 2012

3.    Hann S, Harrop J. Surgical management of atlantoaxial instability. In Comprehensive Multimedia Atlas of Neurosurgery: Nuances of Technique and Complication Avoidance. AlfredoQuinones-Hinojosa(Ed) Elsevier 2012

4.    Styliaras J., Amgad H., Sharan A., Harrop J. Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks from penetrating injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment Crockard A, Choi D (Eds) ArgoSpine News and Journal. CSF leaks  2012

5.    Janicki R, Dvorak M, Harrop JS: Facet Fractures. Chp 10. In: Decision Making in Spine Care (2edition). Anderson/Vaccaro(ed) Thieme Medical Publishing (2012)

6.    Teufack S, Harrop JS, Sharan S.  Spinal Cord Injury Classification. Chp 6. Pg 65-74 In: Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury, From Basic Research to Clinical Practice. Fehlings(ed) Thieme Medical Publishers (2012)

7.    Hann S, Harrop J, Jabbour P. Spinal Arteriovenous Malformations. Chp 18 In: Neurovascular surgical techniques. Jabbour (ed) Jaypee brothers 2012

8.    Hanna A, Nguyen P, Singh H, Harrop J. (2012). Spinal extradural meningiomas. In M.A. Hayat (Ed.), Tumors of the central nervous system. Netherlands: Springer.

9.    Sciubba D, Harrop J.  Management of Injuries of the Cervical Spine and Cord.  In: Schmidek & Sweet Operative Neurosurgical Techniques, 6e, Quinones-Hinojosa (ed) chp. 174., Elsevier, 2012.

10.    Styliaras JC, Sharan A, Birkness J, Ratliff J, and Harrop JS. Resection of Intramedullary or Extramedullary Spinal Tumors (chp19). In: Operative Techniques Spine Surgery/ed 2 . Elsevier, 2011

11.    Singh H, Ghobrial GM, Harrop JS:  Scoliotic cervical deformity. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (4th edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, in press

12.    Ghobrial GM, Singh H, Harrop JS. Treatment of thoracolumbar spine fractures: state of the evidence – Chapter 5. In: The Evidence for Neurosurgery; Benzel, Steinmetz, Ghogawala (eds) In press

13.    Marchan EM, Ghobrial GM, Harrop JS. Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures.  In: Principles of Neurosurgery, 3e; Ellenbogen and Abdulrauf (ed), ELSEVIER 2011.

14.    Styliaras JC, Vaccaro AR, Levene H, Jallo J, and Harrop JS. Occipital-Cervical Fusion. In: Operative Techniques Spine Surgery/ed 2 . Elsevier, 2011

15.    Ghobrial GM, Baron E, Choi D, Singh H, Harrop JS, Johnson P, Vaccaro AR, Crockard AH. Anterior Odontoid Resection: The Transoral Route. In: Operative Techniques Spine Surgery/ed 2 . Elsevier, 2011

16.    Yadla S, Zussman B, Harrop JS. Emergency Management of Odontoid Fractures. In: Atlas of Emergency Neurosurgery. Thieme, Submitted

17.    Radcliff K, Delasotta L, Harrop J.  Disease Specific Health Related Quality of Life Measures: Cervical Degenerative Disease.  In: Defining the Value of Spine Care. Jaypee, 2011

18.    Saldua NS, Harrop JS.  General Measures of Health Related Quality of Life: SF-36 and Related Measures.  In: Defining the Value of Spine Care. Jaypee, 2011

19.    Ghobrial GM, Vaccaro AR and Harrop JS. Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures Decision Making in Spine Care ed Vaccaro and Anderson. 2011

20.    Marchan EM, Chukwuka OC, Harrop J. Percutaneous Pedicle Screws. In: Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade Chapter 207 (eds).  Thieme, 2010

21.    Singh H, Ghorbrial G, Harrop J.  Cervical Open Reduction Techniques: Anterior and Posterior Approaches.  In: Handbook of Spine Surgery, Thieme, 2011.

22.    Zussman B, Campbell PG, Harrop JS.  Anterior Cervical Diskectomy.  In: Core Techniques in Operative Neurosurgery, Elsevier, 2011.

23.    Radcliff K, Rubin T, Rasouli A, Harrop J.  Low Lumbar Spine Trauma.  In: Spine Trauma,2nd ed.  AAOS, 2010. 

24.    Saldua NS, Harrop JS.  Iatrogenic Spinal Cord Injuries.  In: The Cervical Spine, 5th ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2010.

25.    Saldua NS, Harrop JS.  Primary Bone Tumors of the Spine.  In: Musculoskeletal Examination of the Spine:  Making the Complex Simple. Thieme, 2010.

26.    Marchan EM, Ghobrial G, Zussman B, Harrop JS, Patel AA.  Pharmacotherapy in Acute SCI: Focus on Steroids.  In: Essentials of Spinal Cord Injury.  Fehlings M, Vaccaro A, Boayke M, Rossignol S, Burns A, Diunno J (eds).  Thieme, 2010.

27.    Tjoumakaris SI, Harrop JS.  American Spinal Injury Association Neurological Examination and Neurological Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury.  In: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M (eds).  Thieme, 2010.

28.    Campbell PG, Aarabi B, Harrop JS.  Management of Spinal Cord Injury in the Setting of a Closed Head Injury.  In: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M (eds).  Thieme, 2009.

29.    Thodore N, Harrop JS, Maughan PH.  Management of Neuropathic Pain and Late Syrinx Formation.  In: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M (eds).  Thieme, 2009.

30.    Yadla S, Harrop JS.  The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in the Management of Cervical Spine Facet Dislocations. In: Controversies of Spine Surgery. Vaccaro A, Eck J (eds).  Thieme, 2010.

31.    Naroji S, Hanna A, Harrop J.   Cervical Radiculopathy.  In: Arthritis and Arthoplasty: the Spine.  Shen F, Shaffrey C (eds).  Elsevier, 2009.

32.    Pandey A, Harrop JS:  Ankylosing spondylitis: traumatic cervical spine injuries.  In: Cervical Spine Trauma. Vaccaro A, Anderson P (ed).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2009.

33.    Harrop J, Snyder L, Vaccaro AR, Heary R:  Pulmonary and airway consideration  after cervical spine trauma.  In: Cervical Spine Trauma, Chapter 37.   Vaccaro A, Anderson P (ed).  Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, 2009.

34.    Tjoumakaris S, Harrop JS: ASIA Neurological Examination and Neurological Assessment of Spinal Cord Injury.  In: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management.  Thieme, 2009. 

35.    Naroji S, Hanna A, Harrop JS: Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy. In: Arthritis and Arthroplasty: the Spine.  Elsevier, 2009.

36.    Campbell PG, Hanna A, Harrop JS: Spinal Dural Injuries.  In: The Spine, 6th Edition, Elsevier, 2009.

37.    Harrop JS, Amenta PS: Evaluation and Management of Subaxial and Cervicothoracic Injury.  In: Youmans Neurological Surgery, 6th Edition, Elsevier, 2009.

38.    Hanna AS, Nassr A, Harrop JS: Traumatic Dural Tears.  In: Spine Trauma Surgical Techniques.  Springer, 2009. 

39.    Randazzo CT, LeBude B, Ratliff J, Harrop J: Occiput-Cervical Fixation. In: Spine Trauma Surgical Techniques.  Springer, 2009. 

40.    Jeyamohan S, Randazzo CG, Harrop JS: Thoracic Stenosis (Case 29).  In: Prove It! Evidence-Based Analysis of Common Spine Problems.  2010

41.    Harrop JS, Schied ER, Sharan AD, Bennett G, Goel VK:  Materials and material properties.  In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (3rd edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, 2009

42.    Harrop JS, Alberstone CD, Benzel EC:  Fundamentals of spine surgery. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (3rd edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, 2009

43.    Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR, Foley KT, Kalfas I:  Trauma surgery: thoracic and thoracolumbar junction. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (3rd edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, 2009

44.    Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR, Stenmetz M, Benzel EC:  Scoliotic cervical deformity. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (3rd edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, 2009

45.    Harrop JS, Rodriguez DJ, Benzel EC:  Nutritionial care of the spinal cord injured Patient. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (3rd edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, 2009

46.    Harrop JS:  Timing of decompression surgery for traumatic spinal cord injury in a Patient with an Incomplete Myelpathy. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management (3rd edition). Benzel EC (ed.), Churchill Livingstone, 2009

47.    Harrop JS, Vadera S, Sahni D: Thoracic and lumbar vertebral compression Fractures.  In: Decision Making in Spinal Care, 2nd edition, Chapter 10.  Vaccaro A, Anderson G (eds), Thieme Medical, 2009.

48.    Harrop JS, Vadera S, Sahni D: Thoracolumbar burst fractures.  In: Decision Making in Spinal Care, 2nd edition.  Vaccaro A, Anderson G (eds), Thieme Medical, 2009.

49.    Hanna A, Baron EM, Harrop JS: Transoral odontoid resection and anterior odontoid osteotomy.  In: Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, 2nd Edition, Chapter 19.  Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds).  Thieme Medical, 2009.

50.    Harrop JS, Jeyamohan S, Vaccaro AR: Intra-illiac screw/bolt fixation.  In: Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, 2nd Edition.  Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds).  Thieme Medical, 2009.

51.    Baron EM, Crockard HA, Harrop JS:  Anterior ondontoid resection: transoral approach. In: Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery.  Vaccaro AR, Baron EM (eds).  Elsevier, 2007.

52.    Fassett DR, Harrop JS:  Surgical treatment of spinal injury.  In: Spinal Trauma: Imaging, Diagnosis and Treatment.  Schwartz, ED, Flanders AE (ed).  Wolters Kluwer, 2007.

53.    Falowski S, Harrop JS:  Failed anterior cervical fusion. In: Challenges in Cervical Spine Surgery.  Lee JY, Lim MR, Albert TJ (ed).  Thieme Medical, 2006.

54.    Harrop JS, Sharan A, Birkness J, Ratliff J:  Resection of intradural intramedullary or extramedullary spinal tumors.  In: Atlas of Operative Techniques in Spinal Surgery.  Vaccaro AR (ed).  Elsevier, 2006.

55.    Moulding H, Fassett DR, Harrop J:  Klippel-Feil syndrome.  In: Challenges in Cervical Spine Surgery, Chapter 32.  Lee JY, Lim MR, Albert TJ (ed).  Thieme Medical, 2006.

56.    Harrop JS, Lieberman I:  Subsequent compression fractures after vertebral augmentation.  In: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty.  Resnick D (ed). Thieme Medical, 2005.

57.    Malone J, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Eichenbaum MD, Vaccaro AR:  Physical examination of the spine.  In: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine. Vaccaro AR (ed), Mosby, Inc. 2004

58.    Harrop JS:  Intradural spinal neoplasms.  In: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine. Vaccaro AR (ed), Mosby, Inc. 2004.

59.    Harrop JS, Silva MT, Fisicaro MD, Vaccaro AR:  Spinal cord injury: prehospital and emergency room management, as well as timing of treatment.  In: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics: Spine. Vaccaro AR (ed), Mosby, Inc.  2004.

60.    Harrop JS:  Thoracic and lumber vertebral compression fractures, In: Decision  Making in Spinal Care. Vaccaro A, Anderson G  (eds), Thieme Medical, 2004.

61.    Harrop JS:  Thoracolumbar burst fractures, In: Decision Making in Spinal Care, Chapter 11.  Vaccaro A, Anderson G (eds), Thieme Medical, 2004.

62.    Sharan AD, Harrop JS, Vaccaro AR:  Complications encountered during surgery for spinal trauma.  In: Complications of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery, Chapter 14: Vaccaro AR, Regan JJ, Crawford AH, Benzel EC,Anderson DG (eds), Marcel Dekker, New York, 2004.

63.    Harrop JS:  Spine Knowledge in Orthopaedics, 2004

64.    Harrop JS, Vaccaro A, Foley K, Kalfas I:  In: Trauma Surgery: Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Spine, 2004.

65.    Harrop JS, Benzel EC:  Tumors/Intraspinal Neoplasms.  In: The Adult and Pediatric Spine, 3rd Ed: Frymoyer J, Wiesel SW (eds), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2004.

66.    Harrop JS, Silva MT:  Spinal Cord Injury: Pre-Hospital, Emergency Room, and Timing of treatment.  In: The Residents' and Fellows' Guide to the Fundamentals of Spine Surgery.  Vaccaro AR (ed), April 2003.

67.    Harrop JS, Przybylski GJ. Posterolateral Thoracolumbar Approaches. In:  Spine Trauma Vaccaro AR (ed). Thieme, 2001.

68.    Harrop JS, Przybylski GJ.  Spinal Cord Vascular Malformations. In: James WD,     Elston D. (Chief Eds.); eMedicine Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. St. Petersburg: eMedicine Corporation, 2000.

69.    Harrop JS, Przybylski GJ. Spinal Cord Neoplasms; In: James WD, Elston D. (Chief Eds.); eMedicine Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics. St. Petersburg: eMedicine Corporation, 2000

70.    Scheid EH, Harrop JS, Sharan A, Bennett G:  Materials and Material Properties. In: Spinal Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Second Edition, Benzel EC (ed). Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

71.    Harrop JS, Rodriquez DJ, Benzel EC: Nutritional Care of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient.  In: Spinal Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Second Edition, Benzel EC (ed). Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

72.    Harrop JS, Alberstone CD, Benzel EC: Fundamentals of the Spine Surgery Decision-Making Process. Spinal Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Second Edition, Benzel EC (ed).  Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

73.    Harrop JS, Steinmetz M, Benzel EC: Subaxial Cervical Spine Deformities Etiology and Correction.  In: Spinal Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance, and Management, Second Edition, Benzel EC (ed). Churchill Livingstone, 1999.

74.    Harrop JS, Przybylski GJ. Vascular Malformations of the Spinal Cord. In: Spine Surgery: Master Cases, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds). Thieme,1999.

75.    Harrop JS, Sutton L, Przybylski GJ. Diastematomyelia. In: Spine Surgery: Master Cases, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ (eds). Thieme,1999.
 

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