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Vert Mooney, MD

About Vert Mooney, MD

Dr. Vert Mooney passed away in October 2009. For more than 40 years, Dr. Mooney was highly respected by his peers as an orthopaedic surgeon and leader in orthopaedic research. Most of his work was considered ground-breaking, particularly in the area of restorative exercise and physical medicine.

Dr. Mooney received his Orthopedic Surgery training at the University of Pittsburgh between 1960 and 1964, after earning his Medical Doctorate in 1957 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Mooney was Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1967 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

He was named one of the 20 most distinguished Orthopedic Surgeons in the Town & Country Magazine Annual Survey in 1989. Among other academic positions, he was professor and Chairman of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas, TX and Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of California, San Diego.

He also served an appointment by Governor Pete Wilson to the California Industrial Medical Council and was integral in developing the functional capacity evaluation standards for the state. Dr. Mooney was the recipient of the 2008 Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award in Lumbar Spine Research from the International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine presented in Geneva, Switzerland. He was Medical Director and a founder of MDRS / Spine and Sport and the President of the Spine and Sport Foundation.


1. Fisher, M., Mankin, H., Mooney, V.: The Painful Shoulder in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis. American Rev. Resp. Dis., 87:88 92, January, 1963.

2. Mankin, H., Mooney, V.: A Case of Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Neuropathic Arthropathy. Arthritis and Rheumatism, 9, No. 6:820 826, December, 1966.

3. Mooney, V., Ferguson, A.B.: The Influence of Immobilization and Motion on the Formation of Fibrocartilage in the Repair of Granuloma After Joint Resection in the Rabbit. J. Bone Joint Surg., 43A:1145 1155, September, 1966.

4. Mooney, V., Nickel, V.L., Snelson, R.: Fitting of Temporary Prosthetic Limbs Immediately Following Amputation. California Medicine, 107:330 333, October, 1967.

5. Mooney, V., Perry, J., Nickel, V.L.: Surgical and Non Surgical Orthopaedic Care of Stroke. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 29A, 5:980 1000, July, 1967.

6. Mooney, V., Frykman, G., McLamb, J.: Current Status of Intraneural Phenol Injections. Clin. Orthop., 63:122 131, March April, 1969.

7. Mooney, V., Goodman, F.: Surgical Approaches to Lower Extremity Disability, Secondary to Strokes. Clin. Orthop., 63:142 152, March April, 1969.

8. Mooney, V.: A Rationale for Rehabilitation Procedures Based on the Peripheral Motor System. Clin. Orthop., 63:7 13, March April, 1969.

9. Braun, R.M., Mooney, V., Nickel, V.L.: Flexor Origin Release for Pronation Flexion Deformity of the Forearm and Hand in the Stroke Patient: An Evaluation of the Early Results in Eighteen Patients. J. Bone Joint Surg., 52A, 5:907 920, July, 1970.

10. Mooney V, Predecki P, Gray J, Renning J: Skeletal Extension for Limb Prosthetic Attachment: Problems in Tissue Reaction. J. Biomed. Mat. Res. Symposium (2)(Part 1)143 150, Jan, 1972.

11. Glazer, R.M., Mooney, V.: Surgery of the Extremities in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 52, 8:493, August, 1970.

12. Mooney, V., Harvey, J.P., Jr.: Application of Lower Extremity Orthotics to Weight Bearing Relief. Final report project #RD2580 MPO 68 C1, Division of Research and Demonstration Grants, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Social & Rehabilitation Service, Washington, D.C., P 1-45, Aug 31, 1970.

13. Mooney, V., Einbund, M., Rogers, J., Stauffer, E.S.: Comparison of Pressure Distribution Qualities in Seat Cushions. Bulletin of Prosthetics Research, BPR 10 15:129 143, 1970.

14. Mooney, V., Nickel, V.L., Harvey, J.P., Jr., Snelson, R.: Cast Brace Treatment for Fractures of the Distal Part of the Femur, a Prospective Controlled Study of One Hundred Fifty Patients. J. Bone Joint Surg., 52A, 8:1563 1578, December 1970.

15. Snelson, R., Irons, G., Mooney, V.: Application of Cast Brace for Post Acute Care of Lower Extremity Fractures. Orthotics and Prosthetics, Vol 24, 21 26, December 1970.

16. Braun, R.M., West, F., Mooney, V.: Surgical Treatment of the Painful Shoulder Contracture in the Stroke Patient. J. Bone Joint Surg., 53A:1307 1312, 1971.

17. Mooney, V., Harvey, J.P., Jr., McBride, E., Snelson, R.: Comparison of Post Operative Stump Management: Plaster vs. Soft Dressings. J. Bone Joint Surg., 53A, 2:241 249, March, 1971.

18. Wilemon, W.K., Mooney, V., McNeal, D., Reswick, J.B.: Surgically Implanted Peripheral Neuroelectric Stimulation Two Year's Experience at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital CPRD Bulletin, Vol 10 P 16-14, 1971.

19. Braun, R., Mooney, V., Nickel, V.L., Roper, B.: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Stroke Patient. California Medicine, 115, 5:11 15, November, 1971.

20. Predecki, P., Stephan, J.E., Auslaender, B.A., Mooney, V., Kirkland, K.: Kinetics of Bone Growth into Cylindrical Channels in Aluminum Oxide and Titanium. J. Biomed. Mat. Research, 6:375 400, 1972.

21. Pedecki P, Auslaender BA, Stephan JE, Mooney V, Stanitski C: Attachment Of Bone To Threaded Implants By Ingrowth And Mechanical Interlocking. J Biop Med Mater Res. 6(5)401-412, Sept 1972.

22. Barrett, J.P. and Mooney, V.: Neuropathy and Diabetic Pressure Lesions. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 4, 1:43 47, January, 1973.

23. Mooney, V., Snelson, R.: Feasibility Study: Use of Transparent Sockets and Modular Prostheses in Clinical Practice. Division of Research and Demonstration Grants, Department of Health, Education & Welfare, Social & Rehabilitation Service, Washington, D.C., May 1973.

24. Mooney, V., Snelson, R.: Fabrication and Application of Transparent Polycarbonate Sockets. Orthotics and Prosthetics, Vol. 26, No. 1, March, 1972.

25. Mooney, V.: Final Report NASA 8 28117, NASA 8 28620 of the Medical applications of the Unique Biocarbons Developed by NASA, 1973, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama.

26. Stanitski, C.L., Mooney, V.: Osseous Attachment to Vitreous Carbons. J. Biomed. Mat. Research, 4:97 108, 1973.

27. Braun, R.M., Hoffer, M.M., Mooney, V., McKeever, J., Roper, B.: Phenol Nerve Block in Treatment of Acquired Spastic Hemiplegia in Upper Limb. J. Bone Joint Surg., 55A:580 585, 1973.

28. Mooney, V., Hartmann, D.B., McNeal, D., Benson, J.: The Use of Pure Carbon for Permanent Percutaneous Electrical Connector Systems. Archives of Surgery, 108:148 153, February, 1974.

29. Mooney, V., Hartmann, D.B.: Percutaneous Passage. Biomedical Electrode Technology, Acad Press, 1974.

30. Mooney, V.: Current Orthotic Practice. Guest Editor and Editorial. Clin. Orthop., 102, July Aug, 1974.

31. Mooney, V.: Cast Bracing. Clin. Orthop., 102:159 166, July August, 1974.

32. Mooney, V.: Ambulatory Treatment of Fractures. Western Journal of Medicine, 122, 2:154, Feb, 1975.

33. Mooney V, Cairns D, Robertson J: The Psychological Evaluation And Treatment Of The Chronic Back Pain Patient -Part I. ONA J. 2(7)163-165, Jul 1975.

34. Mooney V, Cairns D, Robertson J: The Psychological Evaluation And Treatment Of The Chronic Back Pain Patient -Part II. ONA J. 2(8)187-189, Aug 1975.

35. Mooney V: Symposium On The Lumbar Spine: Alternative Approaches For The Patient Beyond The Surgery. Orthop Clinc North Am 6(1)331-334, Jan 1975.

36. Mooney, V., Roth, A.M.: Advances in Percutaneous Electrode Systems. Biomaterials, Medical Devices and Artificial Organs, 4:171 180, No. 2, 1976.

37. Mooney, V., Robertson, J.: The Facet Syndrome. Clin. Orthop., 115:149 156, March April, 1976.

38. Mooney, V., Wagner, F.W.W., Jr., Waddell, J., Ackerson, T.: The Below the Knee Amputation for Vascular Disease. J. Bone Joint Surg., 58A, 3:365 368, April, 1976.

39. Mooney, V., Cairns, D., Robertson, J.: A System for Evaluation and Treatment of Chronic Back Disability. Western Journal of Medicine, 124:370 376, May 1976.

40. Ransford, A.O., Cairns, D., Mooney, V.: The Pain Drawing as an Aid to the Psychological Evaluation of Patients with Low Back Pain. Spine, 1:127 134, June, 1976.

41. Mooney, V., Irons, G., Quigley, M.: An Adjustable Plastic Thigh Section and Knee Joints for Femoral Fracture Orthoses. Orthotics and Prosthetics, 30:3 8, No. 3, September, 1976.

42. Cairns, D., Thomas, L., Mooney, V., Pace, J.B.: A Comprehensive Treatment Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain. Pain, 2:301 308, No. 3, September, 1976.

43. Mooney, V., Wagner, F.W.W., Jr.: Neurocirculatory Disorders of the Foot. Clin. Orthop., 122:53 61, January February, 1977.

44. Mooney, V., Schwartz, S.A., Roth, A.M., Gorniowsky, M.J.: Percutaneous Implant Devices. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 5:34 46, March, 1977.

45. Irons, G., Mooney, V., Putnam, S., Quigley, M.: A Light Weight Above the Knee Prosthesis with an Adjustable Socket. Orthotics and Prosthetics, Vol. 31, No. 1, 3 16, March, 1977.

46. Lesin, B.E., Mooney, V., Ashby, M.E.: Cast Bracing for Fractures of the Femur: A Preliminary Report of a Modified Device. J. Bone Joint Surg., 59A:917 923, No. 7, October, 1977.

47. Mooney, V., Cairns, D.: Management of the Chronic Low Back Pain Patient. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 9:543 557, No. 2, April, 1978.

48. Mooney, V., Wagner, F.W.W., Jr.: Pressure Ulcerations in the Insensitive Foot. Neurological Aspects of Plastic Surgery. Vol. 17, 1978, Page 235.

49. Mooney, V. Reswick, J.B.: Myoelectric Assists and Feedback. Neurological Aspects of Plastic Surgery. Vol. 17, 1978, page 78.

50. Mooney, V.: Low Back Treatment Part I. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Instructional Course Lectures, 1979.

51. Mooney, V.: Innovations in the Care of the Amputee. Texas Medicine Vol. 75, April, 1979.

52. Mooney, V.: Surgery and Postsurgical Management of the Patient with Low Back Pain. Physical Therapy, Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association, August, 1979 Special Issue.

53. Virgin, C.E., Moderator, Mooney, V., Leslie, M.R., Jr., Rana, N.A., Cairns, D.: Symposium on Orthopaedic Pain. Contemp. Orthop., Vol. 1, No. 5, October, 1979.

54. Jones, R.E., Mooney, V., Carmichael, T.: Identification of Fatigue by EMG Power Spectrum Analysis. Bulletin of Prosthetics Research, BPR, 10 33, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring, 1980.

55. Jones, R.E., Mooney, V., Carmichael, T., Ortengrin, R.: Identification of Fatigue by Power Spectrum Analysis of Myoelectric Signals (A process report). Bulletin of Prosthetics Research, BPR 10 34, Vol. 17, No. 2, Fall, 1980.

56. Mooney, V., Quigley, M.: Above Knee Amputations. AAOS Atlas of Limb Prosthetics, C.V. Mosby Co., 378 401, 1981.

57. Flower, A., Naxon, E., Jones, R.E., Mooney, V.: An Occupational Therapy Program for Chronic Back Pain. American Journal of Occupational Therapy Vol. 35 No. 4 April, 1981.

58. Montgomery, S.P., Mooney, V.: Femur Fractures: Treatment with Roller Traction and Early Ambulation. Clin. Orthop. and Rel. Res., 156:196 200, May, 1981.

59. Mooney, V.: The Role of Spine Fusion. Spine, Vol. 6, No. 3, May/June, 1981.

60. Lawlis, G.F., Mooney, V., Selby, D.K., McCoy, C.E.: A Motivational Scoring System for Outcome Prediction with Spinal Pain Rehabilitation Patients. Spine, 7(2)163 167, 1982.

61. Mooney, V.: A Few Lessons in Orthopaedics. JAMA, 247(111):1606, March, 1982.

62. Balfour GW, Mooney V, Ashby Me: Diaphyseal Fractures Of The Humerus Treated With A Ready-Made Fracture Brace. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 64(1)11-13, 1982.

63. McGill, J.C., Lawlis, G.F., Selby, D., Mooney, V., McCoy, C.E.: The Relationship of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Profile Clusters to Pain Behaviors. J. Behavioral Med., 6:77 92, 1983.

64. Mooney, V.: (Moderator), Symposium: Back Disease. Contemporary Orthopaedics, 7:71 97, July, 1983.

65. Mooney, V., White, A.A., Spengler, D.M., Nachemson, A.L.: Symposium: Back Disease. Contemporary Orthopaedics, 7:(1)71 97, 1983.

66. Holmes, R., Tencer, A., Mooney, V., Carmichael, T.: Mechanical Properties of Synthetic Hydroxyapatite for Cancellous Bone Grafting. Transactions of the 29th Orthopaedic Research Society, p. 67, 1983.

67. Mooney, V.: The Syndromes of Back Disease. Evaluation and Care of the Lumbar Spine, Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 505 516, July, 1983.

68. Mayer, T.G., Tencer, A.F., Kristoferson, S., Mooney, V.: Use of Noninvasive Techniques for Quantification of Spinal Range of Motion in Normal Subjects and Chronic Low Back Dysfunction Patients. Spine, 9:588 595, 1984.

69. Cairns, D., Mooney, V., Crane, Patricia, M.A.: Spinal Pain Rehabilitation: Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment Results and Development of Predictors for Outcome. Spine, 9:91 95, Jan/Feb, 1984.

70. Holmes, R., Mooney, V., Bucholz, R., Tencer, A.: A Coralline Hydroxyapatite Bone Graft Substitute. Clin. Orthop. and Rel. Res., 188:252 262, September, 1984.

71. Mooney, V., McClellan, B., Cummings, D., Smith, P.: Early Fitting of the Below Knee Amputee. Orthopaedics, 8(2):199 202, 1985.

72. Shimazaki, K. and Mooney, V.: Comparative Study of Porous Hydroxyapatite and Tricalcium Phosphate as Bone Substitute. J of Orthopaedic Research, 3:301 310, 1985.

73. Mayer, T.G., Smith, S.S., Keeley, J., Mooney, V.: Quantification of Lumbar Function Part 2: Sagittal Plane Trunk Strength in Chronic Low Back Pain Patients. Spine, 10:765 771, 1985.

74. Mayer, T.G., Gatchel, R., Kishino, N., Keeley, J., Capra, P., Mayer, H., Barnett, J., Mooney, V.: Objective Assessment of Spine Function Following Industrial Injury: A Prospective Study with Comparison Group and One Year Follow Up. Volvo Award in clinical Sciences, 1985. Spine 10:482 493, 1985.

75. Mooney, V., Gottschalk, F., Powell, H.: The Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Treating One, Preventing the Next. Clinical Diabetes, March/April, 1985.

76. Maravilla, K., Lesh, P., Weinreb, J., Selby, D., Mooney, V.: Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lumbar Spine with CT Correlation. Am. J. Neuroradiol., 6:237 245, March/April, 1985.

77. Tencer, A.F., Mooney, V., Brown, K.L., Silva, P.A.: Compressive Properties of Polymer Coated Synthetic Hydroxyapatite for Bone Grafting. J. of Biomed. Mat. Res., 19(8):957 969, October, 1985.

78. Gottschalk, F., Powell, H., Mooney, V.: Management of the Diabetic Neurotrophic Foot. Cardiovascular Reviews & Reports, 6(11):1235 1242, November, 1985.

79. Mayer, T.G., Smith, S.S., Kondraske, G., Gatchel, R.J., Carmichael, T.W., Mooney, V.: Quantification of Lumbar Function Part 3: Preliminary Data on Isokinetic Torso Rotation Testing with Myoelectric Spectral Analysis in Normal and Low Back Pain Subjects. Spine, 10:912 920, December, 1985.

80. Kishino, N., Mayer, T., Gatchel, R., Parrish, M., Anderson, C., Gustin, L., Mooney, V.: Quantification of Lumbar Function Part 4: Isometric and Isokinetic Lifting Stimulation in Normal Subjects and Low Back Dysfunction Patients. Spine, 10:921 927, December, 1985.

81. Mooney V: Evaluation And Guidelines For Non-Operative Care Of The Low Back. Instr Course Lect. 34:3-12, 1985.

82. Keeley, J., Mayer, T., Cox, R., Gatchel, R., Smith, J., Mooney, V.: Quantification of Lumbar Function Part 5: Reliability of Range of Motion Measures in the Sagittal Plane and In Vivo Torso Rotation Measurement Technique. Spine, 11:31 35, 1986.

83. Mayer, T., Gatchel, R., Kishino, N., Keeley, J., Mayer, H., Capra, P., Mooney, V.: A Prospective Short Term Study of Chronic Low Back Pain Patients Utilizing Novel Objective Functional Measurement. Pain, 25:53 68, 1986.

84. Lange, T., Zerwekh, J., Peek, R., Mooney, V., Harrison, B.: Granular Tricalcium Phosphate in Large Cancellous Defects. Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, 16(6):467 472, 1986.

85. Sartoris, D., Holmes, R., Bucholz, R., Resnick, D., Mooney, V.: Coralline Hydroxyapatite Bone Graft Substitutes in a Canine Metaphyseal Defect Model: Radiographic Histometric Correlation. Investigative Radiology, 21:851 857, 1986.

86. Sartoris, D., Holmes, R., Tencer, A., Carmichael, T., Resnick, D., Mooney, V.: Coralline Hydroxyapatite Bone Graft Substitutes in a Canine Metaphyseal Defect Model: Radiographic Biomechanical Correlation. Skeletal Radiology 15:635 641, 1986.

87. Frymoyer, J., Mooney, V.: Current Concepts Review: Occupational Orthopaedics. J. Bone Joint Surg., 68A(3):469 473, March, 1986.

88. Gottschalk, F., Mooney, V., McClellan, B., Carlton, A.: Early Fitting of the Amputee with a Plastic Temporary Adjustable Below Knee Prosthesis. Cont. Ortho. 13:15 18, July 1986.

89. Holmes, R., Bucholz, R., Mooney, V.: Porous Hydroxyapatite as a Bone Graft Substitute in Metaphyseal Defects. J. Bone Joint Surg., 68A, 6:904 911, July, 1986.

90. Fisher RG, Bromley JW, Becker GL, Brown M, Mooney V: Surgical Experience Following Intervertebral Discolysis With Collagenase. J Neurosurg. 64(4)613-616, Apr 1986.

91. Holmes, R., Bucholz, R., Mooney, V.: Porous Hydroxyapatite as a Bone Graft Substitute in Diaphyseal Defects: A Histometric Study. J. Orthop. Res., 5(1):114 121, 1987.

92. Shimizu, T., Videman, T., Shimazaki, K., Mooney, V.: Experimental Study on the Repair of Full Thickness Articular Cartilage Defects: Effects of Varying Periods of Continuous Passive Motion, Cage Activity and Immobilization. J. Orthop. Res., 5:187 197, 1987.

93. Kondraske, G., Deivanayagam, S., Carmichael, T., Mayer, T., Mooney, V.: Myoelectric Spectral Analysis and Strategies for Quantifying Trunk Muscular Fatigue. Arch. Phys. Med. Rehab., 68:103 110, 1987.

94. Gill, K., Videman, T., Shimizu, T., Mooney, V.: The Effect of Repeated Extensions on the Discographic Dye Patterns in Cadaveric Lumbar Motion Segments. Clinical Biomechanics, 2:205 210, 1987.

95. Mooney, V.: Where is the Pain Coming From? Presidential Address for the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, Dallas, Texas. Spine, 12(8):754 759, 1987

96. Mooney, V., Stills, M.: Continuous Passive Motion with Joint Fractures and Infections. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America, 18(1):1 9, January, 1987.

97. Sachs, B., Vanharanta, H., Spivey, M., Guyer, R., Videman, T., Rashbaum, R., Johnson, R., Hochschuler, S., Mooney, V.: Dallas Discogram Description: A New classification of CT/Discography in Low Back Disorders. Spine, 12(3):287 294, April, 1987.

98. Vanharanta, H., Sachs, B., Spivey, M., Guyer, R., Hochschuler, S., Rashbaum, R., Johnson, R., Ohnmeiss, D., Mooney, V.: The Relationship of Pain Provocation to Lumbar Disc Deterioration as Seen by CT/Discography. Spine, 12(3):295 298, April, 1987.

99. Videman, T., Malmivaara, A., Mooney, V.: The Value of the Axial View in Assessing Discograms: An Experimental Study with Cadavers. Spine, 12(3):299 304, April, 1987.

100. Holmes, R., Bucholz, R., Mooney, V.: Porous Hydroxyapatite as a Bone Graft Substitute in Metaphyseal Defects. J. Bone Joint Surg., 68A, 6:904 911, July, 1986.

101. Mooney, V.: Impairment, Disability and Handicap: Clin. Orthop. and Rel. Res., 221:14 25, August, 1987.

102. Shimizu, T., Zerwekh, J., Videman, T., Holmes, R., Mooney, V.: The Effect of Pulsing Electromagnetic Field on Bone Ingrowth into Porous Calcium Ceramics. Ortho Transactions, Vol. 2, 2:335 336, 1987.

103. DiMaggio, A. and Mooney, V.: Conservative Care for Low Back Pain: What Works? J. Musculoskeletal Med., 4(9):27 34, September, 1987.

104. Mayer, T., Gatchel, R., Mayer, H., Kishino, H., Keeley, J., Mooney, V.: A Prospective Two Year Study of Functional Restoration in Industrial Low Back Injury. JAMA, 1763 1767, October, 1987.

105. DiMaggio, A. and Mooney, V.: The McKenzie Program: Exercise Effective Against Back Pain. J. Musculoskeletal Med., 4(12):63 74, December, 1987.

106. Sartoris DJ, Holmes RE, Bucholz RW, Mooney V, Resnick D: Corralline Hydroxyapatite Bone-Graft Substitutes In A Canine Diaphyseal Defect Mode Radiographic-Histometric Correlation. Invest Radiol. 22(7)590-596, Jul 1987.

107. Mooney V: Fractures of the distal femur. Instr Course Lect 35:427, 1987.

108. Mooney, V.: The Failed Back. International Disability Studies Journal, 10(1):32 36, 1988.

109. Mayer, T.G., Barnes, D., Kishino, N.D., Nichols, G., Gatchel, R.J., Mayer, H., Mooney, V.: Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation. I. A Standardized Protocol and Normative Database. Spine, 13:993 997, 1988.

110. Vanharanta, H., Guyer, R.D., Mooney, V., et al.: Disc Deterioration Low Back Syndromes: A Prospective, Multi Center CT/Discography Study. Spine, 13:1349 1351, 1988.

111. Mooney V: Control Of Pain By Electrical Stimulation. Tex Med. 84(11)6, Nov 1988.

112. Vanharanta, H., Sachs, B.L., Spivey, M., Hochschuler, S.T., Guyer, R.D., Rashbaum, R.F., Ohnmeiss, D.D., Mooney, V.: A Comparison of CT/Discography, Pain Response and Radiographic Disc Height. Spine, 13:321 324, 1988.

113. Onik and G, Maroon, J., Mooney, V. Expert Commentary: Percutaneous Automated Discectomy, a Less Invasive Alternative for the Treatment of Herniated Lumbar Discs. Perspec in Radiology, 1:32 34, 1988.

114. Shimizu, T., Zerwekh, J., Videman, T., Gill, K., Mooney, V., Holmes, R., Hagler, H.: Bone Ingrowth into Porous Calcium Phosphate Ceramics: Influence of Pulsing Electromagnetic Field. J. Orthop. Res., 6(2):248 258, March, 1988.

115. Mooney, V.: Editorial Technique Tied or Cognitively Qualified Orthopedics 11, 399-402, 1988.

116. Kondraske, G.V., Behbehani, K., Chwialkowski, M., Richmond, R., von Maltzahn, W., Smith, S.S., Mooney, V.: A System for Human Performance Measurement. IEEE Engr. in Med. and Biology, 23 39, Mar, 1988.

117. Jamshidi, K., Shimizu, T., Mooney, V., et al.: Resorbable Structured Porous Materials in the Healing Process of Hard Tissue Defects. ASAIO Transactions, 34:755 760, July Sept, 1988.

118. Brodsky, J.W., Kourosh, S., Stills, M., Mooney, V.: Objective Evaluation of Insert Material for Diabetic and Athletic Footwear. Foot and Ankle, 9:111 116, December, 1988.

119. Standridge RK, Kondraske GV, Mooney V, Carmichael TW, Mayer TG: Temporal Characterization Of Myoelectric Spectral Moment Changes: Analysis Of Co-Parameters. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 35(10)789-797, Oct 1988.

120. Mayer, T.G., Vanharanta, H., Gatchel, R.J., Mooney, V., Barnes, D., Judge, L., Smith, S., Terry, A.: A Comparison of CT Scan Muscle Measurements and Isokinetic Trunk Strength in Postoperative Patients. Spine, 14:33 35, January, 1989.

121. Usui, Y., Zerwekh, J.E., Vanharanta, H., Ashman, R.B., Mooney, V.: Different Effects of Mechanical Vibration on Bone Ingrowth Into Porous Hydroxyapatite and Fracture Healing in a Rabbit Model. J. Orthop. Res., 7(4):559 567, 1989.

122. Mayer, T.G., Kondraske, G., Mooney, V., Carmichael, T.W., Butsch, R.: Lumbar Myoelectric Spectral Analysis for Endurance Assessment: A Comparison of Normals with Deconditioned Patients. Spine, 14(9):986-991, 1989.

123. Mooney, V.: Evaluating Low Back Disorders in the Primary Care Office. J. M. Med., 6(9):18 35, 1989.

124. Mayer, T.G., Mooney, V., Gatchel, R.J., Barnes, D., Terry, A., Smith, S., Mayer, H.: Quantifying Postoperative Deficits of Physical Function Following Spinal Surgery. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research., 244:147 157, 1989.

125. Mooney, V. (Moderator), Kane, W.J., Lee, C.K., Simmons, J.W., Jr., White, A.H.: Symposium: The Role of Electrical Stimulation in Spinal Fusions Double Blind Results. Contemp. Orthop., 19(5):569 593, 1989.

126. Mooney, V.: The Classification of Low Back Pain. Ann. Med., 21:321 325, 1989.

127. Mooney, V.: Where is the Lumbar Pain Coming From? Ann. Med., 21:373 379, 1989.

128. Mooney V: When is Surgery Appropriate for Patients with Low Back Pain? J Mus Med., 7(2):61 85, 1990.

129. Mooney, V.: Functional Capacity Testing: Its Role in Assessing and Treating Back Pain. Pain Management, 3(2):107 113, 1990.

130. Mooney, V.: A Randomized Double Blind Prospective Study of the Efficacy of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields for Interbody Lumbar Fusions. Spine, 15(7):708 712, 1990.

131. Onik, G., Mooney, V., Maroon, J.C., Wiltse, L., Helms, C., Schweigel, J., Watkins, R., Kahanovitz, N., Day, A., Morris, J., McCullough, J.A., Reicher, M., Croissant, P., Dunsker, S., Davis, W.D., Brown, C., Hochschuler, S., Saul, T., and Ray, C.: Automated Percutaneous Discectomy: A Prospective Multi-Institutional Study. Neurosurgery, 26(2):228-233, 1990.

132. Mayer T, Gatchel R, Mooney V: Safety Of The Dynamic Progressive Isoinertial Lifting Evaluation (Pile) Test. Spine 15(9)985-986, Sep 1990.

133. Mooney V: Reducing Subacute And Chronic Low-Back Disability. Orthop Rev. 19(8)668-669, Aug 1990.

134. Alpert J, Matheson L, Beam W, Mooney V: The Reliability and Validity of Two New Tests of Maximum Lifting Capacity. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 1(1):13-30, 1991.

135. Mooney V: The Link Between Rehabilitation And Orthopaedics. Orthopaedics 14(11)1283, 1286. Nov 1991.

136. Mooney V: Objective Measurements For Rehabilitation After Back Injury. West J Med 155(2)173, 1991.

137. Mooney, V.: Occupational Back Injury: Sports Medicine for Working People. Pain Mgmt, Jan./Feb. 1992.

138. Mooney, V.: Back Injuries: Successful Prevention and Management. The J. of Workers Compensation, 1(2):18-27, 1992.

139. Mooney, V.: On the Dose of Therapeutic Exercise. Orthopedics, 15(5):653-656, l992.

140. Botte, M.J., Abrams, R.A., Keenan, M.A. and Mooney, V.: Limb Rehabilitation in Stroke Patients. The J. of Musculoskeletal Med., 66-78, June, 1992.

141. Mooney V: Inclusion Of Fellowships Within The Training Program Of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orthop Rev. 21(7)900, Jul 1992.

142. Mooney V, Hughson WG: Resurgence Of Work-Hardening Programs. West J Med. 156(4)410, 1992.

143. Hambly, M.F. and Mooney, V.: Effect of Smoking and Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Intradiscal pH in Rabbits. Spine (Supplement), 6S:S83-S85, 1992.

144. Matheson, L., Mooney, V., Caiozzo, V., Jarvis, G., Pottinger, J., DeBerry, C., Backlund, K., Klein, K. and Antoni, J.: Effect of Instructions on Isokinetic Trunk Strength Testing Variability, Reliability, Absolute Value and Predictive Validity. Spine l7(8):914-921, 1992.

145. Mooney, V., Leggett, S.H., Holmes, B.L. and Negri, S.: Strength Testing Can Identify Malingering. The Journal of Workers Compensation 2(1):55-64, 1992.

146. Gatchel, R.J., Mayer, T.G., Hazard, R.G., Rainville, J. and Mooney, V.: Editorial: Functional Restoration, Pitfalls in Evaluating Efficacy. Spine 17(8):988-995, 1992.

147. Mooney, V.: Function and the Industrial Back Pain Patient; J. of Occupational Rehab., 2: 95-120, 1992.

148. Mooney, V.: Guest Editorial: Should We Go Soft? Orthopedics 16(2):129-130, 1992.

149. Mooney, V.: What is Going to Happen to Back Pain? Discussion Paper. The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 86:273-276, 1993.

150. Klein, R.G., Eek, B.C., DeLong, W.B., Mooney, V.: A Randomized Double-Blind Trial of Dextrose-Glycerin-Phenol Injections for Chronic, Low Back Pain. Journal of Spinal Disorders 6(1):23-33, 1993.

151. Mooney, V.: Understanding, Examining For, and Treating Sacroiliac Pain, J. of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 10:37-49, 1993.

152. Matheson, L.; Donner, R.; Grant j.; Mooney, V.: Effect of Computerized Instructions and Measurements of Lift Capacity: Safety Reliability and Validity, J. of Occupational Rehab 3:65-81, 1993.

153. Mooney, V.: Why Do Workers Compensation Medical Costs Keep Going Up and How Can We Change This? J. of Disabil. 3:101-109, 1993.

154. Mooney, V.: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation: The Legacy of Vernon Nickel, Orthopaedics 16: 1071-1073, 1993.

155. Kitano, T., Zerwekh, J., Usui, Y., Edwards, M., Flicker, P., Mooney, V.: Biochemical Changes Associated With The Symptomatic Human intervertebral Disc, Clin. Orthp. Rel. Res. 293:372-277, 1993.

156. Connally, J.F., Dehaven, K.E., Mooney, V.: Trends in Sports; Occupational Medicine, Imaging and Aids, J. of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 10:15-33, 1993.

157. Mooney, V.; Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: An Adjunct to Interbody Spinal Fusion Surgery in the High Risk Patient. Surgical Technology International II, 407-408, 1993.

158. Mooney V: Physical treatment of soft tissue injuries. West J. Med. 159(4)483, 1993.

159. Hazard, R.G., McKenzie, R.A., Mooney, V.: Helping Your Back Pain Patients Make the Most of Spinal Motion; J. of Musculoskeletal Medicine, 11:24-35, 1994.

160. Leavitt, F., Gilbert, N., Mooney, V.: Development of a Hispanic Low Back Pain Symptom Check List; Spine 19: 1048-1053, 1994.

161. Mooney, V., Bernard, J.A., Friedman, M.M., Letz, G.: Symposium On Cost Containment Issues; Spine 19:1867-1871, 1994.

162. Mooney, V., Gardland, D., Wharton, G.: Spinal Cord Injury Care: Funding For The Future; Orthopaedics, 17:675-678, 1994.

163. Moneta, G.B.; Videman, T.; SC, M; Kaivanto, K.; Aprill, C.; Spivey, M.; Vanharanta, H.; Sachs, B.L.; Guyer, R.D.; Hochschuler, S.H.; Raschbaum, R.F.; Mooney, V.: Reported Pain During Lumbar Discography As a Function of Annular Ruptures and Disc Degeneration - A Re-analysis of 833 Discogram; Spine 19:1968-1974, 1994.

164. Mooney, V.; Andersson, G.B.J.: Controversies - Trunk Strength Testing in Patient Evaluation and Treatment; Spine19:2483-2485, 1994.

165. Mooney, V: Functional Evaluation of the Spine. Current Opinion in Ortho 5;11:54-57, 1994.

166. Mooney V: Manual Therapy With Steroid Injections - A New Approach To Treatment Of Low Back. Spine 19(20)2372-2373, Oct 1994.

167. Mooney V: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Exercise Therapy In Patients With Acute Low Back Pain. Spine 19(9)1101, May 1994.

168. Reyna Jr., J.; Leggett, S.; Kenney, K.; Holmes, B.; Mooney, V - The Effect of Lumbar Belts on Isolated Lumbar Muscle - Strength and Dynamic Capacity; Spine 20(1):68-73, 1995.

169. Mooney, V: Guidelines For Industrial Injuries. Orthopaedics Vol. 18, No. 2 Feb., 1995.

170. Matheson L, Mooney V, Grant J, Affleck M, Hall H, Melles T, Lichter R, McIntosh G: A Test to Measure Lift Capacity of Physically Impaired Adults: Part 1 - Development and Reliability Testing; Spine Vol. 20 (19) 2119-21219, 1995.

171. Matheson L, Mooney V, Holmes D, Leggett S, Grant J, Negri S, Holmes B: A Test to Measure Lift Capacity of Physically Impaired Adults: Part 2-Reactivity in a Patient Sample: Spine 20(19)2130-34, 1995.

172. Mooney, V: Why Exercise for Low Back Pain? J Musculoskeletal Medicine, October (Pg. 33-39), 1995.

173. Mooney V: Treating Low Back Pain With Exercise. J Musculoskeletal Medicine, (12)24-36, Dec 1995.

174. Mooney V. Kron M, Rummerfield P, Holmes B: The Effect of Workplace Based Strengthening on Low Back Injury Rates: A Case Study in the Strip Mining Industry; J Occ Rehab, Vol. 5, No. 3, 157-167, 1995.

175. Mooney, V: The Impact of Managed Care on Musculoskeletal Physical Treatment. Topic in Rehabilitation; Orthopedics Vol 18, No 11, November 1995.

176. Holmes B, Leggett S, Mooney V, Nichols J, Negri S, Hoeyberghs A: Comparison of Female Geriatric Lumbar-Extension Strength: Asymptotic Versus Chronic Low Back Pain Patients and Their Response to Active Rehabilitation. J of Spinal Disorders, 9(1):17-22, 1996.

177. Mooney V: Medical Care, Health Care, and Charismatic Care; Orthopedics, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1996.

178. Matheson L, Mooney V, Grant J, Leggett S, Kenny K: Standardized Evaluation of Work Capacity. J of Back & Musculoskeletal Rehab, 6:249-264, 1996.

179. Mooney V, Kenney D, Leggett S, Holmes B: Relationship of Lumbar Strength in Shipyard Workers to Workplace Injury Claims; Spine 21(17):2001-2005, 1996.

180. Leggett S, Mooney V, Middleton D: Diversifying Your Practice - Creating a Successful Medical-Based Fitness Center. REHAB Management - pg 117 June/July 1996.

181. Matheson L, Mooney V: CAL-FCP Disability Rating Test Protocol. Disability 5(3):49-56, August, 1996.

182. Mooney V, Leggett S: Back Pain: Which Exercises Can Help, Which Can Harm? Consultant, 2543-2554, December 1996.

183. Mooney V: Lumbar Discography. Spine 21(12):1479 June 1996.

184. Mooney, V: Understanding Whiplash Injury and Maximizing Recovery; JMM, 71-77, January 1997.

185. Mooney V: Technology Enters the Labor Pool. Rehab Management, 25-27, Feb/Mar 1997.

186. Botte M, Keenan M, Abrams R, Schroeder H, Gellman H, Mooney V: Review: Heteroptopic Ossification in Neuromuscular Disorders. Orthopedics 20(4)335-341, Apr 1997.

187. Mooney V, Gulick J, Perlman M, Levy D, Pozos R, Leggett S, Resnick D: Relationships Between Myoelectric Activity, Strength, and MRI of Lumbar Extensor Muscles in Back Pain Patients and Normal Subjects. Journal of Spinal Disorders, 10(4):348-356, 1997.

188. Mooney V, Leggett S: Objective Functional Assessment in Disability Case Resolution; Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 7(4):217-224, 1997.

189. Buckwalter JA, Mooney V, Buckwalter KC: Loss of Conditioning and Mobility; Archives of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2(1)97-102, Winter 1998.

190. Mooney V: Can We Have It Both Ways? Guest Editorial; Orthopedics 21(6)615-616, June 1998.

191. Mooney V, Massie JB, Bengt IL, Rah JH, Negre S, Holmes R: Comparison of Hydroxyapatite Granules to Autogenous Bone Graft in Fusion Cages in a Goat Model. Surgical Neurology, 49:628-634, 1998.

192. Connolly JF, DeHaven KE, Mooney V: Primary Care Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders. J Musculoskeletal Medicine, 28-38, August 1998.

193. Mooney V: Overuse Syndromes of the Upper Extremity: Rational and Effective Treatment. J Musculoskeletal Medicine, 11-18, August 1998.

194. Connolly JF, DeHaven KE, Mooney V: Evolving Approaches to Spine, Foot, and Soft-Tissue Injuries; J Musculoskeletal Medicine, 15(10):11-25, October 1998.

195. Connolly JF, DeHaven KE, Mooney V: Lifestyle Issues, Surgery and Fracture Care, Pediatrics, Future Trends. J Musculoskeletal Medicine, 17-32, December 1998.

196. Leggett S, Mooney V, Matheson LN, Nelson B, Dreisinger T, Van Zytveld J: Restorative Exercise for Clinical Low Back Pan. Prospective Two-Center Study with 1 Year Follow-Up. Spine, 24(9)889-898, 1999.

197. Mooney, V: Guest Editorial: Do You Just Want to Feel Better or Get Better? Orthopedics, 22(5)479-480, May 1999.

198. Hyman M, Jacob G, Lin K, Mooney V: Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy: The McKenzie Approach to Spinal Complaints. Consultant - Primary Care Update -Brief Summaries for Clinical Practice, 2112-2116, July 1999.

199. Hyman M, Jacob G, Lin K, Mooney: Spinal Disorders: Tools to Address Diagnostic and Treatment Problems. Consultant, 2097-2110, July 1999.

200. Mooney V, McDermott K, Song J: Effects of Smoking and Maturation on Long-Term Maintenance of Lumbar Spinal Fusion Success. J of Spinal Disorders, Vol 12, No. 5, pp. 380-385, 1999.

201. Schiottz-Christensen B, Mooney V, Azad S, Selstad D, Gulick J, Bracker M: The Role of Active Release Manual Therapy for Upper Extremity Overuse Syndromes - A Preliminary Report. J Occupational Rehab, Vol 9, No. 3, pg. 201-210, 1999.

202. Mooney V: Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Developmental or Acquired. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 82(2)307-308, March 2000.

203. Mooney V, Gulick J, Pozos R: A Preliminary Report on the Effect of Measured Strength Training in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, J of Spinal Disorders, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 102-107, 2000.

204. Mooney V, Pozos R, Vleeming A, Gulick J, Swenski D: Exercise Treatment for Sacroiliac Pain. Orthopaedics, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 29-32, January 2001.

205. Mooney V: Surgery Versus Conservative Medical and Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis. Spine. 26(5)594-5, Mar 2001.

206. Mooney V: Point of View. Spine. 26(9)1002-8, May 2001.

207. Mooney V: Is There Room For Another Point of View? Editorial. Spine Journal 1. Pg 235-238, 2001.

208. Mooney V: Point of View. Spine 26(23)2532-2533, 2001.

209. Mooney V: Measuring Pain With Pictures. J Minim Invasive Spinal Tech, Vol 1, p38-40, Inaugural 2001.

210. Mooney V, Matheson L., Leggett S., Schneider K., Mayer J: The Contribution of Aerobic Fitness and Back Strength to Lift Capacity. Spine. 27(11)1208-1212, 2002.

211. Mooney V, Brigham A: The Role of Measured Resistance Exercises in Adolescent Scoliosis. The Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal 13, pp. 82-87, 2002.

212. Mooney V, Verna JL, Mayer JM, Pierra EA, Robertson VL, Graves JE: Back Extension Endurance and Strength; The Effect of Variable Roman-Chair Exercise Training. Spine 27(16)1772-7, 2002.

213. Mooney V: Functional Capacity Evaluation. Orthopedics 25(10)1094-1101, 2002.

214. Mayer, J, Verna JL, Manini T, Mooney V, Graves JE: Electromyographic Activity of the Trunk Extensor Muscles: Effect of Varying Hip Position and Lumbar Posture During Roman Chair Exercise. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, vol 83, November 2002.

215. Mooney V: The Role of Measured Resistance Exercises in Adolescent Scoliosis. Orthopedics 26(2) 167-171, 2003.

216. Mooney V: When is Surgery Appropriate for Patients with Low Back Pain? The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. March 2003.

217. Klein R, Eek V, O'Neill C, Elin C, Mooney V, Derby R: Biochemical injection treatment for discogenic low back pain: a pilot study. The Spine Journal, May/June 2003;3:220-226.

218. Mooney V: Surgery for patients with low back pain: Degenerative disorders and failed previous surgery. J of Musculoskeletal Medicine 2003; 20:217-233.

219. Mooney V: Prolotherapy at the fringe of medical care, or is it the frontier? The Spine Journal, July/August 2003:253-254.

220. Simmons J, Mooney V, Thacker I: Pseudarthrosis After Lumbar Spine Fusion: Nonoperative Salvage With Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields. The American Journal of Orthopedics 33(1) 27-30 January 2004.

221. Mayer J, Ralph L, Look M, Erasala G, Verna J, Matheson L, Mooney V: Treating acute low back pain with continuous low-level heat wrap therapy and/or exercise: a randomized controlled trail. The Spine Journal (5) 395-403 March 2005

222. Mayer J, Mooney V, Matheson L, Leggett S, Verna J, Balourdas G, DeFilippo G: Reliability and Validity of a New Computer-Administered Pictorial Activity and Task Sort. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 15(2) 203-213 June 2005.

223. San Juan J, Yaggie J, Levy S, Mooney V, Udermann B, Mayer J: Effects of Pelvic Stabilization on Lumbar Muscle Activity During Dynamic Exercise. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, (in press)

Books Co-Authored
1. Mayer TG, Mooney V, Gatchel R: Contemporary Conservative Care of Painful Spinal Disorders; Lea & Febiger, 1991.

2. Vleeming A, Mooney V: Movement, Stability & Low Back Pain; Edited by Dorman T, Snidjers C., and Stockart R, Churchill Livingstone, 1997.

Book Chapters
1. Mooney, V.: Fractures of the Shaft of the Femur. Fractures, J.B. Lippincott Company.

2. Perry, J., Stauffer, E.S., Mooney, V.: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Practice of Surgery, Orthopaedics 2, Chapter 20, Harper and Row Publishers, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland, 1974.

3. Perry, J., Stauffer, E.S., Mooney, V.: Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. Practice of Surgery, Orthopaedics 2, Chapter 20, Harper and Row Publishers, Inc., Hagerstown, Maryland, 1974.

4. Mooney, V: Atlas of Limb Prosthetics: Surgical & Prosthetic Principles, Chapter 25, Above Knee Amputations, Section I, 378 383; Section II, 384 401; C.V. Mosby Company, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981.

5. Mooney, V.: Rehabilitation of Major Fractures. Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Vernon Nickel, M.D. author, Churchill Livingstone, 331 343, 1982.

6. Mooney, V.: Rehabilitation of Low Back Disability. Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Vernon Nickel, M.D., author, Churchill Livingstone, 481 495, 1982.

7. Mooney, V.: Non Operative Care Using Functional Bracing for the Fractured Femur. Controversies in Orthopaedics, Bob Leach, M.D., author, W.B. Saunders Co., 1982.

8. Mooney, V.: Rehabilitation of the Low Back Pain Patient. Med Rehab of Musculoskeletal Disorders; 41 45.

9. Mooney, V.: Bracing in Rehab of Long Bone Fractures. Med Rehab of Musculoskeletal Disorders; 50 55.

10. Mooney, V. and Claudi, B.: How Stable Should External Fixation Be? Current Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures, H.K. Uhthoff, ed., Springer Verlag, Berlin, 21 26,1982.

11. Claudi, B.F. and Mooney, V.: The Use of External Fixators in the Polytraumatized Patient. Current Concepts of External Fixation of Fractures, H.K. Uhthoff, ed., Springer Verlag, Berlin, 381 385, 1982.

12. Mooney, V. and Claudi, B.: Fractures of the Shaft and Femur. Fractures, 2nd ed., Rockwood and Green, eds., Chapter 15, 1357 1429, 1983.

13. Bucholz, R.W. and Mooney, V.: Fracture of the Femoral Shaft in Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System. Ed. by C.M. Evarts, Churchill Livingstone, Chapter 12, 1984.

14. Mooney, V.: The Painful Low Back. Evaluation and Guidelines for Non Operative Care of the Low Back. Instructional Course Lectures, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Ed. by E. Shannon Stauffer, Vol. XXXIV, Section I, Chapter 1, 3 12, 1985.

15. Mooney, V.: Posterior Ramus Pain. Lumbar Spine Surgery, Second Edition, Chapter 3. Ed. by Joseph Cauthen. Williams and Wilkens, Publishers. Baltimore, MD, 17 24, 1988.

16. Mooney, V.: Facet Joint Syndrome. The Lumbar Spine and Back Pain, Third Edition, Chapter 18. Ed. by Malcolm Jayson, 370 382, 1987.

17. Mooney, V. and Derian, C.: Synthetic Bone Graft. Lumbar Spine Surgery: Techniques and Complications. C.V. Mosby Publishers. Chapter 41, ed. by Arthur White, 471 481, 1987.

18. Mooney, V.: Herniated Discs. Automated Percutaneous Lumbar Discectomy, Radiology Research and Education Foundation, University of California, Publishers, Chapter 5, 53 70, 1988.

19. Mooney, V.: Percutaneous Discectomy. Spine, Richard D. Guyer, ed., Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Publishers, Vol. 3:103 112, 1989.

20. Mooney, V.: A Perspective on the Future of Low Back Research. Spine, Richard D. Guyer, ed., Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Publishers, Vol. 3:173 183, 1989.

21. Kondraske, G.V., Smith, S.S., Mooney, V., Richmond, R., VonMaltzahn, W., Chwialkowski, M.: Computerized Measurement of Human Function Performance. Phys. Med. and Rehab., State of the Art Reviews, Vol. 3(2):9 30, 1989. Philadelphia, Hanley & Belfus, Inc.

22. Mooney, V.: Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Low Back Dysfunction. Postgraduate Advances in the Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Dysfunction: An Independent Study Course Designed for Individual Continuing Education. Forum Medicum, Inc., Publishers, 1989.

23. Mooney, V.: Facet Syndrome: The Lumbar Spine. The International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine. Eds., Weinstein, J.N. and Wiesel, S.W., W.B. Saunders Company, Publishers, Philadelphia, 1990.

24. Mooney, V. and Gottschalk, F.: Rehabilitation, Orthotics, and Prosthetics. The Hip and Its Disorders. Marvin E. Steinberg, ed., W.B. Saunders Co., Publishers, Chapter 7, 106 119, 1991.

25. Mooney, V.: Injection Studies: Role in Pain Definition, in The Adult Spine: Principles and Practice (Vol. 1). Ed-in-Chief, Frymoyer, J.W., Raven Press, Chapter 25, 527-540, 1991.

26. Mooney, V.: Differential Diagnosis of Low Back Disorders: Principles of Classification, in The Adult Spine: Principles & Practice Vol. 2 Ed-in-Chief, Frymoyer, J.W., Raven Press, Chapt 71, 1551-1566, 1991.

27. Mooney, V.: Percutaneous and Suction Discectomy, in The Adult Spine: Principles and Practice (Vol. 2). Ed-in-Chief, Frymoyer, J.W., Raven Press, Chapter 82, 1751-1763, 1991.

28. Mooney, V.: The Subacute Patient: To Operate or Not to Operate - This is the Question, in Contemporary Conservative Care for Painful Spinal Disorders. Eds. Mayer, T.G., Mooney, V. and Gatchel, R.J., Lea & Febiger, Chapter 24, 253-269, 1991.

29. Mooney, V.: Surgical Decision Making: A System Based on Classification and Symptom Chronology, in Contemporary Conservative Care for Painful Spinal Disorders. Eds. Mayer, T.G., Mooney, V. and Gatchel, R.J., Lea & Febiger, Chapter 34, 403-429, 1992.

30. Mooney V. and Becker S.: Major Fractures, in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.). Eds. Nickel V.L. & Botte M.J., Churchill Livingstone, Publishers, Chapter 44, 601-610, 1992.

31. Mooney, V.: Rehabilitation of the Spine, in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (2nd Ed.). Eds. Nickel, V.L. and Botte, M.J., Churchill Livingstone, Publishers, Chapter 54, 765-778, 1992.

32. Mooney, V.: Can We Measure Function of the Sacroiliac Joint: World Congress on Low Back Pain and its Relation to the Sacroiliac Joint: Eds. Vleeming, A., Mooney, V., Snijders, C., and Dorman, T.; Rotherdam ECO, 1992. 32A. Mooney V, Andersson G, Pope M: Discussion of Quantitative Functional Muscle Testing: Clinical Efficacy and Outcome in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain. Edited by J.N. Weinstein, Raven Press, Ltd., New York, Chapter 14, 115-116, 1992.

33. Mooney, V.: The Future of Spinal Health Care Rehabilitation, in Rehabilitation of the Spine: Science and Practice. Eds. Hochschuler, S.H., Cotler, H.B., and Guyer, R.D., Mosby, Chapter 62, 749-755, 1993.

34. Mooney, V.: Diagnostic Tests for the Patient with Work-Related Injuries, in Spine Care - Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment, Volume 1. Ed. Arthur H. White, Assoc. Ed. Jerome A. Schofferman, Mosby Publishers, Chapter 15, 239-249, 1995.

35. Mooney, V: Prolotherapy In The Spine and Pelvis: An Introduction: Spine, State of the Art Reviews; Prolotherapy in the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis, Thomas A. Dorman, MD, Editor; Hanley & Belfus, Inc; Vol. 9, No.2, May 1995.

36. Mooney, V: Place of Active Care in Disability Prevention: Rehabilitation of the Spine - A Practitioner's Manual; Craig Liebenson, Ed.; Williams & Wilkins, Chapter 21, 411-417, 1996.

37. Mooney, V: Evaluation and Treatment of Sacroiliac Dysfunction; Wiesel S, Weinstein J, Herkowitz H, et al, Editorial Committee; The Lumbar Spine, Second Edition, Volume 1, Chapter 7, 559-569, 1996.

38. Mooney V, Saal JA, Saal JS: Clinical Symposia - Evaluation and Treatment of Low Back Pain. CIBA Vol 48 No 4, 1996.

39. Mooney V: Percutaneous Procedures for Diagnosis and Treatment of Spinal Pain. OKU: Spine; Published by AAOS, (13)121-126, 1997.

40. Mooney V: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction: Movement Stability & Low Back Pain - The Essential Role of the Pelvis; Edited by Vleeming A, Mooney V, Dorman T, Snijders C, Stoechart R.; Churchill Livingstone; Chapter 2, 37-52, 1997.

41. Mooney V, Pozos R, Vleeming A, Gulick J, Swenski: Coupled Motion of Contralateral Latissimus Dorsi and Gluteus Maxiumus: Its Role in Sacroiliac Stabilization: Movement Stability & Low Back Pain - The Essential Role of the Pelvis; Ed. by Vleeming A, Mooney V, Dorman T, Snijders C, Stoechart R.; Churchill Livingstone; Chapter 7, 115-122, 1997.

42. Mooney V: Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction - The Spine; Edited by Herkowitz H, Garfin S, Balderston R, Eismont F, Bell G. Wiesel S; Rothman-Simeone, Chapter 29, 767-778, 1997.

43. Gill K, Mooney V: Percutaneous and Suction discectomy; The Adult Spine: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, J.W. Frymoyer, Editor-in-Chief. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, Chapter 93, 2009-2021, 1997.

44. Mooney, V: Physical Measurements of the Lumbar Spine; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, W.B. Saunders, 9(2)391-410, May 1998.

45. Mooney, V: Nonoperative Treatment for Postacute Spinal and Extremity Disorders; Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders, edited by T.G. Mayer, R.J. Gatchel, and P.B. Polatin. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 409-430, 2000.

46. Mooney, V: Chapter 13; Rationale For Preoperative and Postoperative Therapeutic Exercise; The Practice of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technique, edited by M.H. Savitz, J.C. Chiu, & A.T. Yeung. AAMISMS Education, Inc., Lima, Ohio, 123-132, 2000.

47. Verna J, Graves J, Mayer J, Mooney V: Effect of Hip and Torso Position on Lumbar Extensor Muscle Activity. First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery and Related Disciplines; edited by M. Brock, W. Schwarz, C. Willie. Monduzzi Editore S.p.A., via Ferrarese, Bologna, Italy, 813-818, 2000.

48. Mooney V: Isolated Lumbar Extensors Dysfunction Associated with Chronic Back Pain. First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery and Related Disciplines; edited by M. Brock, W. Schwarz, C. Willie. Monduzzi Editore S.p.A., via Ferrarese, Bologna, Italy, 505-510, 2000.

49. Mooney V: Is Strength Training Rational Treatment for Adolescent scoliosis? First Interdisciplinary World Congress on Spinal Surgery and Related Disciplines; edited by M. Brock, W. Schwarz, C. Willie. Monduzzi Editore S.p.A., via Ferrarese, Bologna, Italy, 499-504, 2000.

50. Graves JE, Mayer J, Dreisinger T, Mooney V: Resistance Training for Low Back Pain and Dysfunction (Chapter 19). Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation; EDITED BY James E. Graves, Barry A. Franklin. Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 357-383, 2001.

51. Mooney V, Verna J, Morris CE: Clinical Management of Chronic, Disabling Low Back Syndromes (Chapter 35) Low Back Syndromes; Edited by Craig E Morris, Torrance, CA 893-909, 2006.

52. Matheson L, Mooney V: Rehabilitation of the Spine (Chapter 13) Employment Screening and Functional Capacity Evaluation to Determine Safe Return to Work; Edited by Craig Liebenson 276-292, 2006.

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