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Todd J. Albert, MD
Surgeon in Chief and Medical Director
Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY
Dr. Albert is a member of the SpineUniverse Editorial Board.

About Todd J. Albert, MD

Dr. Todd Albert is the Surgeon in Chief and Medical Director and Korein-Wilson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Albert serves as the Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

His practice specializes in the treatment of cervical spine disorders with expertise in cervical deformity, cervical spinal stenosis, and cervical herniated discs. Dr. Albert is interested in minimally invasive surgical techniques and image-guided technologies in the treatment of spinal disorders.

Dr. Albert interned at Pennsylvania Hospital. During his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Albert was recognized as the Outstanding Chief Resident. His fellowship was at Minnesota Spine Center in Spinal Surgery. He was awarded the John J. Fahey Orthopaedic Association Memorial North American Traveling Fellowship.

Dr. Albert is a member of many prestigious associations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Medical Association, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, American Spinal Injury Association, and the International Society for Study of the Lumbar Spine.

Dr. Albert has authored 10 books, contributed more than 80 book chapters and published 280 peer-reviewed and 77 non-peer-reviewed articles. He has received an outstanding paper awards from the North American Spine Society and from the Cervical Spine Research Society. Dr. Albert is a guest editor for several academic journals. In addition, Dr. Albert frequently gives presentations at professional meetings. His commitment to education also extends to training residents; he has been recognized with the John J. Gartland Award for Resident Education.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Dempesy CW, Albert TJ, Schlein AE: Changed turnover of monoamines in limbic nuclei in response to stimulation and lesion of the anterior vermal cortex of the cerebellum: Studies in cat and rat. Int J Neurol 1984; 18:94-104.

2. Albert TJ, Dempesy CW, Sorenson CW: Anterior cerebellar vermal stimulation: Effect on behavior and basal forebrain neurochemistry in rat. Biol Psychol 1985; 20:1267-1276.

3. Wang GW, Moskal JT, Albert TJ, et al: The effect of halovest length on stability of the cervical spine: A study in normal subjects. J Bone Joint Surg 1988; 10A:357.

4. Albert TJ, Levine MJ, Cotler JM, Balderston RA: Gastrointestinal complications of spinal cord injury. Spine 1991; 16(10 Suppl):522-525.

5. Albert TJ, Levine MJ, An HS, Cotler JM, Balderston RA: Concomitant noncontiguous thoracolumbar and sacral fractures. Spine 1993; 18:1285-1291.

6. Albert TJ, Wapner KL: Fractures of the first metatarsal after first metatarsophalangeal fusion: A complication of Steinman pin fixation. Foot Ankle 1993; 14:107-110.

7. Wapner KL, Vaccaro A, Albert TJ, Mandel M, Dolinskas CN, Bruno LA, Hume EL: The results of chemonucleolysis as a function of three-dimensional volumetric analysis of disc herniation. J Spinal Disord 1993; 6:324-332.

8. Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Heller JG, Tomany K, An HS, Herkowitz HN, Garfin SR, Simeone FA: Upper lumbar disc herniations. J Spinal Disord 1993; 6:351-359.

9. Albert TJ, Desai D, McIntosh TM, Lamb D, Balderston RA: Early versus delayed replacement of autologous blood in elective spinal surgery: A randomized prospective trial. Spine 1993; 18:1071-1078.

10. Albert TJ, Lamb D, Piazza MR, Flanders AE, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: MRI evaluation of fusion mass incorporation after anterior cervical fusions: Preliminary findings. Int J Paraplegia 1993; 31:667-674.

11. Frieman BG, Albert TJ, Fenlin JM: Rotator cuff disease: A review of diagnoses, pathophysiology, and current trends in treatment. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1994; 75:604-609.

12. Albert TJ, Purtill J, Mesa JJ, McIntosh TC, Balderston RA: Health outcome assessment before and after adult deformity surgery: A prospective study. Spine 1995; 20:2002-2005.

13. Albert TJ, Mesa JJ, Eng K, McIntosh TC, Balderston RA: Health outcome assessment before and after lumbar laminectomy for radiculopathy. Spine 1996; 21:960-963.

14. Heary RF, Albert TJ, Ludwig SC, Vaccaro AR, Leddy TP, Schmidt RR: Surgical anatomy of the vertebral arteries. Spine 1996; 21:2074-2080.

15. Wetzler MJ, Akapata T, Albert TJ, Foters TE, Levy AS: A retrospective study of cervical spine injuries in American rugby: 1970-1994. Am J Sports Med 1996; 24:455-458.

16. Levine MJ, Albert TJ, Smith MD: Cervical radiculopathy: Diagnosis and non-operative management: A comprehensive review. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 1996; 4:305-316.

17. Giacobetti FB, Vaccaro AR, Bos-Giacobetti MA, Deeley DM, Albert TJ, Farmer JC, Cotler JM: Vertebral artery occlusion associated with cervical spine trauma: A prospective analysis. Spine 1997; 22:188-192.

18. Heary RF, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Mesa JJ, Northrup B, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Steroids and gunshot wounds to the spine. Neurosurgery 1997; 41:576-583.

19. Albert TJ, Smith MD, Bressler E, Johnson LJ: An in vivo analysis of the dimensional changesof the neuroforamen after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A radiologic investigation. J Spinal Disord 1997; 10:229-233.

20. Abraham DJ, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Cotler JM: Gas in the spinal canal associated with injury of the cervical spinal cord: A diagnostic dilemma. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am 1997; 79:591-593.

21. Hozack WJ, Rothman RH, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Eng K: Relationship of total hip replacement outcome to other orthopaedic procedures. Clin Orthop 1997; 344:88-93.

22. Albert TJ, Klein GR, Jaffe DN, Vaccaro AR: Use of cervicothoracic junction pedicle screws for reconstruction of complex cervical spine pathology. Spine 1998; 23:1596-1599.

23. Rosenfeld JF, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Klein GR, Cotler JM: The benefit of early decompression in cervical spinal cord injury. Am J Orthop 1998; 27:23-28.

24. Vaccaro AR, Klein GR, Flanders AE, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Long-term evaluation of vertebral artery injuries following cervical spinal trauma using magnetic resonance angiography. Spine 1998; 23:789-795.

25. Rushton S, Klein G, Vaccaro AR, Mandel S, Albert TJ: Evaluation of neck pain. J Disability 1998; 7:33-50.

26. Balderston RA, Albert TJ, McIntosh T, Wong L, Dolinskas C: MRI analysis of lumbar disc changes below scoliosis fusions: A prospective study. Spine 1998; 23:54-58.

27. Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Post-laminectomy kyphosis. Spine 1998; 23:2738-2745.

28. Farmer J, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Malone S, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: Neurologic deterioration after cervical spinal cord injury. J Spinal Disord 1998; 11:192-196.

29. Albert TJ, Pinto M, Smith MD, Balderston RA, Cotler JM, Park CH: Accuracy of SPECT scanning in diagnosing pseudarthrosis: A prospective study. J Spinal Disord 1998;11:197-199.

30. Farmer JC, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Vaccaro AR: Foraminal pressure changes during intervertebral distraction simulating anterior cervical discectomy. J Spinal Disord 1998;11:307-311.

31. Vanichkachorn JS, Vaccaro AR, Silveri CP, Albert TJ: Anterior junctional plate in the cervical spine. Spine 1998; 23:2462-2467.

32. Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Post-laminectomy kyphosis. Spine 1998; 23:2738-2744.

33. Farmer, JC, Vaccaro AR, Balderston RA, Albert TJ, Cotler, JM: The changing nature of admissions to a spinal cord injury center: Violence on the rise. J Spinal Disord 1998; 11:400-403.

34. Rushton SA, Albert TJ: Cervical degenerative disease: Rationale for selecting the appropriate fusion technique (anterior, posterior, and 360 degree). Orthop Clin North Am 1998; 29:755-777.

35. Glaser JA, Jaworski BA, Cuddy BG, Albert TJ, Hollowell JP, McLain RF, Bozzette SA: Variation in surgical opinion regarding management of selected cervical spine injuries: A preliminary study. Spine 1998; 23:972-982.

36. Klein GR, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Schweitzer M, Deely D, Karasick D, Cotler J: Efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of posterior cervical spine fractures. Spine 1999; 24:771-774.

37. Albert TJ, Klein GR, Vaccaro AR: Image-guided anterior cervical corpectomy: A feasibility study. Spine 1999; 24:826-830.

38. Ludwig SC, Kramer DL, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Transpedicle screw fixation of the cervical spine. Clin Orthop 1999; 359:77-88.

39. Klein GR, Ludwig SC, Vaccaro AR, Rushton SA, Lazar RD, Albert TJ: The efficacy of using an image-guided Kerrison punch in performing an anterior cervical foraminotomy. Spine 1999; 24:1358-1362.

40. Albert TJ, Murrell SE: Surgical management of cervical radiculopathy. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 1999; 7:36.

41. Herkowitz HN, Abraham DJ, Albert TJ: Management of degenerative disc disease above an L5-S1 segment requiring arthrodesis. Spine 1999; 24:1268-1270.

42. Ludwig SC, Kramer DL, Balderston RA, Vaccaro AR, Foley, KF, Albert TJ: Placement of pedicle screws in the human cadaveric cervical spine: Comparative accuracy of three techniques. Spine 2000; 25:1655-1667.

43. Ball TS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Cotler JM: Injuries of the thoracolumbar spine associated with restraint use in head-on motor vehicle accidents. J Spinal Disord 2000; 13:297-304.

44. Zlotolow DA, Vaccaro AR, Salamon ML, Albert TJ: Perspectives on modern orthopaedics: The role of human bone morphogenetic proteins in spinal fusion. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2000; 8:3-9.

45. Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR, Przybylski GJ, Albert TJ: Internet resources for spine surgeons. J Spinal Disord 2000; 13:419-421.

46. Klein G, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Health outcome assessment before and after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy: A prospective analysis. Spine 2000; 25:801-803.

47. Vaccaro AR, Conant RF, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ: A plate-rod device for treatment of cervicothoracic disorders: Comparison of mechanical testing with established cervical spine in vitro load testing data. J Spinal Disord 2000; 13:350-355.

48. Klein GR, Vaccaro AR, Cwik, J, Seitchik, S, Viscusi, ER, Albert, TJ: Efficacy of cervical epidural steroids in the treatment of cervical spine disorders. Am J Anesthesiol 2000; 9:547-550.

49. Albert TJ, Pinto M, Denis F: Management of symptomatic lumbar pseudarthrosis with anteroposterior fusion: A functional and radiographic outcome study. Spine 2000; 25:123-129.

50. Taylor BA, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Zlotolow, DA, Albert TJ: The risk of foraminal violation and nerve root impingement after anterior placement of lumbar interbody fusion cages. Spine 2001; 26:100-104.

51. Caterson EJ, Nesti LJ, Albert T et. al.: Application of mesenchymal stem cells in the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. Med General Med 2001; v.03, n01. Available at http://www.medscape.com.

52. Harris B, Hilibrand A, Nien Y, Nachwalter R, Vaccaro A, Albert T, Siegler S: A Comparison of Three Screw Types for Unicortical Fixation in the Lateral Mass of the Cervical Spine. Spine 2001 26:2427-2431.

53. Caterson EJ, Nesti LJ, Albert T, Vaccaro A, Danielson K, Tuan RS: Three-dimensional cartilage formation by bone marrow-derived cells seeding in polyactide/alginate amalgam. J. Biomed Mater Res 2001; In Press.

54. Vaccaro AR, Klein GR, Thaller JB, Rushton SA, Cotler JM, Albert T: Distraction Extension Injuries of the Cervical Spine. J Spinal Disorders 2001; v14, n3:193-200.

55. Vaccaro AR, Madigan L, Schweitzer ME, Flanders AE, Hilibrand AS, Albert T: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis of Soft Tissue Disruption After Flexion-Distraction Injuries of the Subaxial Cervical Spine. Spine 2001; v26, n17:1866-1872.

56. Anderson DG, Wierzbowski LR, Schwartz DM, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Pedicle Screws with High Electrical Resistance: A Potential Source of Error During Stimulus-Evoked EMG. Spine 2002; 27:1577-1581.

57. Anderson DG, Izzo MW, Hall DJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Arnold W, Tuan RS, Albert TJ: Comparative Gene Expression Profiling of Normal and Degenerative Discs: Analysis of a Rabbit Annular Laceration Model. Spine 2002; 27:1291-1296.

58. Vaccaro AR, Venger BH, Kelleher PM, Singh K, Carrino JA, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS: Use of a Bioabsorbable Anterior Cervical Plate in the Treatment of Cervical Degenerative and Traumatic Disk Disruption. Orthopedics 2002; 25:1191-1999/Supplement.

59. Fan D, Schwartz DM, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ: Intraoperative Neurophysiological Detection of Iatrogenic C5 Nerve Root Injury During Laminectomy for Cervical Compression Myelopathy. Spine 2002; 27:2499-2502.

60. Austin MS, Vaccaro AR, Brislin B, Nachwalter R, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ: A Cadaver Study Comparing Conventional Open Laminoforaminotomy and Two Image-Guided Techniques for Pedicle Screw Placement in Posterolateral Fusion and Nonfusion Models. Spine 2002; 27:2503-2508.

61. Banco SP, Vaccaro AR, Blam O, Eck JC, Cotler JM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Murphy S: Spinal infections: Variations in incidence during the academic year. Spine 27(9): 962-965,2002.

62. Kim DH, Albert TJ. Update on Use of Instrumentation in Lumbar Spine Disorders. Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology. Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 123-140, 2002.

63. St. John TA, Vaccaro AR, Sah AP, Schaefer M, Berta SC, Albert T, Hilibrand A: Physical and Monetary Costs Associated with Autogenous Bone Grafting Harvesting. Am J Ortho 2003; XXXII:18-23.

64. Silber JS, Anderson DG, Daffner SD, Brislin BT, Leland JM, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Donor Site Morbidity After Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Harvest for Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Spine 2003; 28:134-139.

65. Blam OG, Vaccaro AR, Vanichkachorn JS, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Minnich JM, Murphey SA: Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection in the Patient With Spinal Injury. Spine 2003; 28:1475-1480.

66. Vaccaro AR, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Anderson DG, Truumees E, Herkowitz H, Phillips F, Hilibrand A, Albert TJ. A pilot safety and efficacy study of OP-1 putty (rhBMP-7) as an adjunct to iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions. European Spine Journal 2003; 12(5):495-500.

67. Daffner SD, Hilibrand AS, Hanscom BS, Brislin BT, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Impact of neck and arm pain on overall health status. Spine 2003; 28(17): 2030-2035.

68. Kim DH. Silber JS. Albert TJ. Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures. [Review] [78 refs] Instructional Course Lectures 2003; 52:541-50.

69. Kwon BK Berta S, Daffner SD, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN, Beiner J, Albert TJ. Radiographic analysis of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion for the treatment of adult isthmic spondylolisthesis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 16(5): 469-476, 2003.

70. Risbud M, Izzo MW, Adams CS, Arnold WW, Hilibrand AS, Vresilovic EJ, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM. An organ culture system for the study of the nucleus pulposus: Description of the system and evaluation of the cells. Spine 28(24):2652-2659, 2003.

71. Harris BM, Hilibrand AS, Savas PE, Pellegrino A, Vaccaro AR, Siegler S, and Albert TJ. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: The Effect of Various Instrumentation Techniques on the Flexibility of the Lumbar Spine. On-Line article, Spine 2004; 29(4):E65-E70.

72. Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Anderson G, Hurlbert J, Fehlings MG, Ludwig SC, Hedlund R, Albert TJ, Arnold PM, Bono CM, Brodke DS, Dvorak MF, Fisher CG, Sledge JB, Schaffrey CI, Schwartz DG, Sears WR, Dickman C, Sharan A, Rechtine GR. Similarities and differences in the treatment of spine trauma between surgical specialties and location of practice. Spine 29(6):685-696, 2004.

73. Hilibrand AS, Schwartz DM, Sethuraman V, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Comparison of transcranial electric motor and somatosensory evoked potential monitoring during cervical spine surgery. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am), 2004; 86-A(6):1248-53.

74. Kwon BK, Song F, MorrisonWB, Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Morphologic evaluation of cervical spine anatomy with computed tomography:Anterior cervical plate fixation considerations. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques 17(2):102-107, 2004.

75. Vaccaro AR. Robbins MM. Madigan L. Albert TJ. Smith W. Hilibrand AS. Early findings in a pilot study of anterior cervical fusion in which bioabsorbable interbody spacers were used in the treatment of cervical degenerative disease. Neurosurgical Focus 2004; 16(3):E7.

76. Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Masahiro K, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Patel TC, Hilibrand AS, Kazuhiro C, Albert TJ. Development of a New Zealand White Rabbit Model of Spinal Pseudarthrosis Repair and Evaluation of the Potential Role of OP-1 to Overcome Pseudarthrosis, Spine Volume 29, 1405-12, July 1, 2004.

77. Serhan H, Albert TJ. Is Galvanic Corrosion Between Titanium Alloy & Stainless Steel Spinal Implants a Clinical Concern? Spine Journal Vol 4/4 pp 379-387.

78. Vaccaro AR, Tusher P, Fischgrund J, Anderson G, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN, Phillips F, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Wetzel T, McCulloch JA. A Pilot Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) as a Replacement for Iliac Crest Autograft in Posterolateral Lumbar Arthrodesis for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Spine 2004; 29(17): 1885-1892.

79. Singh, K, Vaccaro, A.R, Albert, T.J. Impact of Disc Arthroplasty on Surgeon Practices, The Spine Journal, Vol 4 (6S), Nov/Dec 2004, 195-201.

80. Albert, T.J. Goals of Cervical Disc Replacement, The Spine Journal, Vol 4(6S), 292- 293.

81. Risbud, M, J Albert, T.J, Shapiro, I.R, Stem Cells Regeneration of the Nucleus Pulposus, The Spine Journal, Vol 4 (6S), 348-353.

82. Grauer JN, Vaccaro AR, Brusovanik G, Girardi FP, Silveri CP, Camissa FP, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Scuderi GJ. Evaluation of a novel pedicle probe for the placement of thoracic and lumbosacral pedicle screws. Accepted for publication J Spinal Disord and Tech 2003.

83. Taylor BA, Casas-Ganem J, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Hanscom BS, Albert TA. Differences in the Work-Up and Treatment of Conditions Associated With Low Back Pain by Patient Gender and Ethnic Background. Spine. Volume 30, Pages 359-364, February 1, 2005.

84. Kwon BK, Hilibrand AS, Malloy K, Savas P, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: A Critical Analysis of the Literature Regarding Surgical Approach and Outcome for Adult Low-Grade Isthmic Spondylolisthesis. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Volume 18, S30-S40, February, 2005.

85. Instructional Course Lectures – The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Yuan PS, Albert TJ. Nonsurgical and Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 86-A – Number 10 – October 2004.

86. Risbud MV, Albert TJ, Guttapalli A, Vresilovic EJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Shapiro IM. Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Towards a Nucleus Pulposus-like Phenotype In Vitro: Implications for Cell-Based Transplantation Therapy. Spine. Volume 29, Number 23, Pages 2627-2632, December 1, 2004.

87. Mardjetko S, Albert TJ, Andersson G, Bridwell K, DeWald C, Gaines R, Geck M, Hammerberg K, Herkowitz H, Kwon B, Labelle H, Lubicky J, McAfee P, Ogilvie J, Shufflebarger H, Whitesides T: Spine/SRS Spondylolisthesis Summary Statement: Spine Volume 30, Number 6S, Pg S3, March 15, 2005.

88. Kwon Bk, Albert TJ: Adult Low-Grade Acquired Spondylolytic Spondylolisthesis Evaluation and Management. Spine Volume 30, Number 6S, Pg S35, March 15, 2005.

89. Grauer JN, Bilal S, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Albert TJ, Fehlings MG, Vaccaro AR: Proposal of a Modified Treatment-Oriented Classification of Odontoid Fractures. The Spine Journal Volume 5, Number 2, Pgs. 123-129, March/April 2005.

90. Risbud MV, Fertala J, Vresilovic EJ, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM: Nucleus Pulposus Upregulate P13K/Akt and MEK/ERK signaling Pathways Under Hypoxic Conditions and Resist Apoptosis Induced by Serum Withdrawal. Spine Volume 30, Number 8, Pgs. 882-889, April 15, 2005.

91. Vaccaro AR, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Anderson G, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN, Phillips F, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Wetzel T, McCullough JA: Comparison of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) to iliac rest autograph for posterolateral arthrodesis: a minimum 2 year follow up pilot study. Spine 2005.

92. Riley, III LH, Skolasky RL, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Heller JG: Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: Prevalence and Risk Factors from a Longitudinal Cohort Study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Nov 15, 30(22):2564-9. PMID: 16284596.

93. Shah RV, Albert TJ, Bruegel-Sanchez V, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN: Industry Support and Correlation to Study Outcome for Papers Published in Spine. Spine 2005 Volume 30, Number 9, Pgs. 1099-1104, May 1, 2005.

94. Albert TJ, Kim DH: Timing of Surgical Stabilization After Cervical and Thoracic Trauma. Journal of Neurosurgery Pgs. 182-190, September 2005.

95. Harrop JS, Sharan A, Anderson G, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Flanders A, Vaccaro AR: Failure of Standard Imaging to Detect a Cervical Fracture in a Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis. Spine Volume 30, Number 14, Pgs. E417-E419, 2005.

96. Albert TJ: Introduction. Spine Volume 30, Number 17S, Supplement to September 1, 2005.

97. Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Fraser JK, Risbud M, Wuisman P, Meisel HJ, Tannoury C, Shapiro I, Vaccaro AR: Cellular Therapy for Disc Degeneration. Spine Volume Number 17S, Supplement to September 1, 2005.

98. Pahl MA, Brislin B, Boden S, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Hanscom B, Albert TJ: The Impact of Four Common Lumbar Spine Diagnoses Upon Overall Health Status. The Spine Journal, 2006 Mar-Apr, 6(2):125-30. Epub 2006 Feb 3, PMID 16513782.

99. Lee JY, Zeiller S, Voltaggio L, Lim MR, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Albert TJ. Histological Anaylsis of a Displaced Femoral Ring Allograft Spacer Filled With a Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2-Soaked Collagen Sponge. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Volume 87-A, No. 10, Pages 2318-2322, October 2005.

100. Lee JY, Lim MR, Albert TJ. Inadequate Decompression Following Anterior Cervical Surgery: Surgical Treatment Options. Current Opinions in Orthopaedics Pages 189-193, 2005, 16.

101. Skolasky RL, Maggard A, Hilibrand AS, Northrup BE, Ullrich CG, Albert TJ, Coe JD, Riley LH III: Agreement between surgeons and an independent panel with respect to surgical site fusion after single-level anterior cervical spine surgery: a prospective, multicenter study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Jul 1;31(15):E503-6. PMID 16816751.

102. Riley LH III, Skolasky RL, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Heller JG: Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: Prevalence and Risk Factors From a Longitudinal Cohort Study. Spine 30(22): 2564-2569, 2005.

103. Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN, Phillips F, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Wetzel T, McCulloch JA. Comparison of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) To Iliac Crest Autograft for Posterolateral Lumbar Arthrodesis. Spine 30 (24): 2709-2716, December 15, 2005.

104. Anderson DG, Risbud MV, Shapiro IM, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Cell-Based Therapy for Disc Repair. The Spine Journal, Vol. 5(6S), November/December 2005; 297S-303S.

105. Risbud MV, Shapiro IM, Guttapalli MS, DiMartino A, Danielson KG, Beiner JM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR. Osteogenic Potential of Adult Human Stem Cells of the Lumbar Vertebral Body and the Iliac Crest. Spine, Volume 31, Number 1, January 1, 2006 - Pg 83-89.

106. Pahl MA, Brislin B, Boden S, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Hanscom B, Albert TJ. The I Impact of Four Common Lumbar Spine Diagnoses Upon Overall Health Status. The Spine Journal, March/April 2006, Volume 6, Number 2, Pgs. 125-130.

107. Risbud MV, DiMartino A, Guttapalli A, Seghatoleslami R, Denaro V, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM. Toward an Optimum System for Intervertebral Disc Organ Culture. Spine Volume 31, Number 8, April 15, 2006.

108. Taylor B, Patel A, Okubadejo G, Albert TJ, Riew KD. Detection of Esophageal Perforation Using Intraesophageal Dye Injection. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques Volume 19, Number 3, Pg 191-193, May 2006.

109. Yuan PS, Day TF, Albert TJ, Morrison WB, Pimenta L, Cragg A, Weinstein M. Anatomy of the Percutaneous Pre-sacral Space for a Novel Fusion Technique. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques Volume 19, Number 4, Pg 237-241, June 2006.

110. Albert TJ, Harrop J, Artz G, Sharan A, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Palsy Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: The Impact of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Deflation, Re-inflation and Pressure Adjustment. Anesthesiology Premier Journal.

111. Tsai TT, Danielson KG, Guttapalli A, Oguz E, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM, Risbud MV. TonEBP/OREBP is a Regulator of Nucleus Pulposus Cell Function and Survival in the Intervertebral Disc. Journal of Biochemistry Published June 13, 2006.

112. Skolasky RL, Maggard AM, Hilibrand AS, Northrup BE, Ullrich CG, Albert TJ, Coe JD, Riley LH III: Agreement between Surgeons and an Independent Panel With Respect To Surgical Site Fusion after Single-Level Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Prospective, Multicenter Study. Spine 31 (15): E503-E506, 2006.

113. Lee JY, Sharan A, Baron EM, Lim MR, Grossman E, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. Quantitative Prediction of Spinal Cord Drift after Cervical Laminectomy And Arthrodesis. Spine Volume 31, (16): 1795-1798, July 15, 2006.

114. Hilibrand AS, Balasubramanian K, Eichenbaum M, Thinnes JH, Daffner S, Berta S, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Siegler S. The Effect of Anterior Cervical Fusion on Neck Motion. Spine Volume 31 (15): 1688-1692, July 1, 2006.

115. Lee JY, Hilibrand AS, Lim MR, Zavatsky J, Zeiller S, Schwartz DM, Vaccaro AR, Anderson, DG, Albert TJ. Characterization of Neurophysiologic Alerts During Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine Volume 31 (17): 1916-1922, August 1, 2006.

116. Albert TJ, Polestra KA, Kurd MF. Neck Pain, Radiculopathy and Myelopathy. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine.

117. Vaccaro AR, Sahni D, Pahl MA, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Venger BH, Haid RW, Carrino JA, Vadera S, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Long-Term Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Bioresorbable Anterior Cervical Plate Resorption Following Fusion for Degenerative and Traumatic Disk Disruption. Spine Volume 31 (18) 2091-2094, August 15, 2006.

118. Magit DP, Maak T, Troiano N, Raphael B, Hamouria Q, Polzhofer G, Drespe I, Albert TJ, Grauer JN. Healos/Recombinant Human Growth and Differentiation Factor-5 Induces Posteolateral Lumbar Fusion in a New Zealand White Rabbit Model. Spine Volume 31 (19) 2180-2188 - September 1, 2006.

119. Baron EM, Albert TJ. Medical Complications of Surgical Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity and How to Avoid Them. Spine Volume 31 (19S) S106-S118), September 1, 2006.

120. Villarraga ML, Cripton PA, Teti SD, Steffey DL, Krisnamuthy S, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. Wear and Corrosion in Retrieved Thoracolumbar Posterior Internal Fixation. Spine Volume 31 (21) 2454-2462 – October 1, 2006.

121. White AP, Maak TG, Prince D, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN. Osteogenic Protein-1 Induced Gene Expression: Evaluation in a Posterolateral Spinal Pseudarthrosis Model. Spine Volume 31 (22) 2550-2555 - November 2006.

122. Poelstra KA, Kurd MF, Albert TJ. Managing Neck Pain: Evaluation and Treatment Recommendations. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine Pgs. 809-814 – November 2006.

123. Albert TJ. Point of View. Spine Volume 31 (22) Pg. 2540 – November 2006.

124. Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Skinner JS, Hanscom B, Tosteson AN, Herkowitz H, Fischgrund J, Cammisa FP, Albert TJ, Deyo RA. Surgical vs Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disk Herniation. The Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) Observational Cohort. JAMA November 22/29, 2006 – Pgs. 2451-2459.

125. Spector LR, Kim DH, Affonso J, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. Use of Computed Tomography to Predict Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Unilateral Facet Fractures of the Cervical Spine. Spine Volume 31, Number 24 – November 15, 2006 – Pgs. 2827-2835.

126. Oguz E, Tsai TT, DiMartino A, Gutapalli A, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM, Risbud MV. Galectin-3 Expression in the Intervertebral Disc: A Useful Marker of the Notochord Phenotype? Spine Volume 32, Number 1 – January 1, 2007 – Pgs 9-16.

127. Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Bose B, Li M, Albert TJ, Neurophysiological Identification of Position-Induced Neurologic Injury During Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing (2006) 20: 437-444 (2006).

128. Patel AA, Donegan D, Albert TJ. The 36-Item Short Form. Journal of the AAOS, February 2007 – Volume 15, No. 2, Pgs. 126-134.

129. Patel AA, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Anderson DG, Sharan A, Whang PG, Poelstra KA, Arnold A, Dimar J, Madrazo I, Hegde S. The Adoption of a New Classification System: Time-Dependent Variation in Interobserver Reliability of the Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score Classification System. Spine Volume 32, Number 3, February 1, 2007 – E105.

130. Tsai TT, Guttapalli A, Ogua E, Chen LH, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM, Risbud MV. Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 Maintains the Differentiation Potential of Nucleus Pulposus Cells In Vitro. Implications for Cell-Based Transplantation Therapy. Spine Volume 32, Number 5, March 1, 2007.

131. Skolasky RL, Riley LH, Albert TJ. Psychometric Properties of the Cervical Spine Outcomes Questionnaire and its Relationship to Standard Assessment Tools Used in Spine Research. The Spine Journal Volume 7, Number 2, Pgs. 174-179, March/April 2007.

132. Whang PG, Vaccaro AR, Poelstra KA, Patel AA, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Sharan AD, Ratliff JK, Hurlbert J, Anderson P, Aarabi B, Sekhon LHS, Gahr R, Carrino JA. The Influence of Fracture Mechanism and Morphology on the Reliability and Validity of Two Novel Thoracolumbar Injury Classification Systems. Spine Volume 32, Number 7, Pgs. 791-795, 2007.

133. Kim DH, Albert TJ. Interspinous Process Spacers. Journal of the AAOS. Volume 15, No. 4, April 2007.

134. Lawrence JP, Waked W, Gillon TJ, White AP, Spock CR, Biswas D, Rosenberger P, Troiano N, Albert TJ, Grauer JN. RhBMP-2 (ACS and CRM Formulations) Overcomes Pseudoarthrosis in a New Zealand White Rabbit Posterolateral Fusion Model. Spine, Volume 21, Number 11, Pgs. 1206-1213, May 15, 2007.

135. Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Hanscom B, Tosteson ANA, Blood EA, Birkmeyer NJO, Hilibrand AS, Herkowitz H, Cammisa FP, Albert TJ, Emery SE, Lenke LG, Abdu WA, Longley M, Errico TJ, Hu SS. Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment For Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. New England Journal of Medicine Volume 356:2257-2270, May 31, 2007, Number 22.

136. Goldberg G, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Wharton N. Short Term Comparison of Cervical Fusion With Static and Dynamic Plating Using Computerized Motion Analysis. Spine, Volume 32, No. 13, E371 – June 1, 2007.

137. Magit DP, Hilibrand AS, Kirk J, Rechtine G, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Simpson AK, Grauer JN. Questionnaire Study of Neuromonitoring Availability and Usage for Spine Surgery. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, Volume 20, Number 4, Pgs. 282-289; June 2007.

138. Rao RD, Currier BL, Albert TJ, Bono CM, Marawar SV, Poelstra KA, Eck JC. Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis: Clinical Syndromes, Pathogenesis, and Management. The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Volume 89-A, Number 6, June 2007.

139. Fassett DR, Harrop JS, Maltenfort M, Jeyamohan SB, Ratliff JD, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Sharan AD. Mortality Rates in Geriatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries. Journal of Neurosurgery:Spine. September 2007, Volume 7, Number 3, Pgs. 277-281.

140. Risbud MV, Guttapalli A, Tsai TT, Lee JY, Danielson KG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Gazit Z, Gazit D, Shapiro IM. Evidence for Skeletal Progenitor Cells in the Degenerate Human Intervertebral Disc. Spine Volume 32, Number 23, Pg. 2537-2544, November 1, 2007.

141. Vaccaro AR, Whang PG, Patel T, Phillips FM, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Brower RS, Kurd MF, Appannagari A, Patel M, Fischgrund JS. The Safety and Efficacy Of OP-1 (rhBMP7) as a Replacement for Iliac Crest Autograft for Posterolateral Lumbar Arthrodesis: Minimum 4-Year Follow-Up of a Pilot Study. The Spine Journal 8 (2008) 457-465.

142. Fayssoux RS, Tally W, Sanfilippo JA, Stock G, Ratliff JK, Anderson G, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Case Reports Spinal Injuries after Falls from Hunting Tree Stands. The Spine Journal 8 (2008) 522-528.

143. Whang PG, Lim MR, Sasso RC, Skelton A, Brown ZB, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. Financial Incentives for Lumbar Surgery: A Critical Analysis of Physician Reimbursement for Decompression and Fusion Procedures. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. Volume 21, Number 6, August 2008, Pages 381-386.

144. Sanfilippo JA, Winegar CD, Harrop JS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. All-Terraine Vehicles and Associated Spinal Injuries. Spine Volume 33, Number 18, Pgs. 19821985. August 15, 2008.

145. Rihn JA, Gates C, Glassman SD, Phillips FM, Schwender JD, Albert TJ. The Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Lumbar Spine Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008; 90:2014-2025.

146. Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson A, Blood E, Hanscom B, Herkowitz H, Cammisa F, Albert TJ, Boden SD, Hilibrand A, Goldberg H, Berven S, An H. Surgical versus Nonsurgical Therapy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. The New England Journal of Medicine Volume 358: 794-810. February 21, 2008, Number 8.

147. Weinstein JN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Tosteson AN, Blood, EA, Abdu WA, Herkowitz H, Hilibrand A, Albert TJ, Fischgrund J. Surgical Versus Nonoperative Treatment for Lumbar Disc Herniation. The Spine Journal 33, Number 25: 2789-2800 (2008).

148. 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 & Techniques. Volume 21, Number 8, December 2008, Pages 535-539.

149. Tosteson AN, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Skinner JS, Herkowitz H, Albert TJ, Boden SD, Bridwell K, Longley M, Andersson GB, Blood EA, Grove MR, Weinstein JN. Surgical Treatment of Spinal Stenosis with and without Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Cost-Effectiveness after 2 Years. Annals of Internal Medicine. December 16, 2008, Volume 149, Number 12, Pgs. 845-853.

150. Skolasky RL, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Riley LH. Patient satisfaction in the cervical spine research society outcomes study: relationship to improved clinical outcome. The Spine Journal. Volume 9, Number 3, Pgs. 232-239, March 2009.

151. Phillips FM, Allen TR, Regan JJ, Albert TJ, Cappuccino A, Devine JG, Ahrens JE, Hipp JA, McAfee PC. Cervical Disc Replacement in Patients with and Without Previous Adjacent Level Fusion Surgery. Spine, Volume 34, Number 6, 2009 - pp. 556-565.

152. 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 Hyperstosis: A Comparison of Treatment Methods and Clinical Outcomes. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques, Volume 22, Number 2, Pgs. 77-85, April 2009.

153. Goyal N, Wimberley DW, Hyatt A, Zeiller S, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes after Instrumented Reduction and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion of Mid and High-grade Isthmic Spondylolisthesis. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques. Volume 22, Number 5, Pgs. 321-327, July 2009.

154. 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 – Series A, 91: 2568-2576, 2009.

155. Ratliff JK, Lebude B, Albert TJ, Anene-Maidoh T, Anderson G, Dagostino P, Maltenfort M, Hilibrand A, Sharan A, Vaccaro AR. Complications in Spinal Surgery; Comparative survey of Spine Surgeons and Patients Who Underwent Spinal Surgery. Clinical Article. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, 10: 578-584, 2009.

156. Harrop JS, Swetha N, Maltenfort M, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Ratliff JK, Ponnappan RK, Rihn JA, Smith HE, Hilibrand AS, Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR. Cervical Myelopathy –A Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation and Correlation to Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. SPINE 2010.

157. Radcliff K, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Rihn JA. Physiologic Limitations and Complications of Spinal Cord Injury in the Elderly Population. Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Volume 15, Number 5; Winter 2010, Pgs. 85-95.

158. Kurtz SM, Lau E, Ianuzzi A, Schmier J, Lanman T, Isaza J, Albert TJ. National Revision Burden for Lumbar Total Disc Replacement in the United States. SPINE, Volume 35, Number 6, pp 690-696, 2010.

159. Van Middendorp JJ, Albert TJ, Veth RP, Hosman AJ. Methodological Systematic Review: Mortality in Elderly Patient With Cervical Spine Injury. SPINE, Volume 35, Number 10, pp. 1079-1087, 2010.

160. Bozic KJ, Cramer B, Albert TJ. AOA Symposium – Medicare and the Orthopaedic Surgeon: Challenges in Providing, Financing and Accessing Musculoskeletal Care For the Elderly. JBJS, vol. 92-A, No. 6, June 2010, Pgs. 1568-1574.

161. Weinstein JN, Tosteson TD, Lurie JD, Tosteson A, Blood E, Herkowitz H, Cammisa F. Albert TJ, Boden SD, Hilibrand AS, Goldberg H, Berven S, An H. Surgical Versus Non-Operative Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Four-Year Results of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial. SPINE, Volume 35, Number 14, June 15, 2010 – Pgs.1329-1338.

162. Rihn JA, Kirkpatrick K, Albert TJ. Graft Options in Posterolateral and Posterior Interbody Lumbar Fusion. SPINE, Volume 35, Number 17, August 1, 2010 – Pgs. 1629-1639.

163. Skolasky RL, Albert TJ, Maggard AM, Riley LH, III. Minimum clinically important differences in the Cervical Spine Outcomes Questionnaire: results from a national multicenter study of anterior cervical decompression and fusion. J. Bont Joint Surg AM, in press, 2010.

164. Smith HE, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Ratliff JK. Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Classification of Thoracolumbar Injuries. Seminars in Spine Surgery, 22:2-7, 2010.

165. 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, December 30, 2010.

166. Hiyama A, Skubutyte R, Markova D, Anderson DG, Yadia S, Sakai D, Mochida J, Albert TJ, Shapiro IM, Risbud MV. Hypoxia Activates Notch Signaling Pathway in Cells OF THE Intervertebral disc: Implications in Degenerative Disc Disease. Arthritis Rheum, Dec 2010.

167. Jingfeng L, Dumonski ML, Qinyi L, Lipman A, Hong J, Nuo Y, Zhengshuai J, Yongxin R, Worawat L, Bessey JT, Thalgott J, Gebauer G, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. A Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of a Stand-Alone Anterior Carbon I/F Cage for Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Two-Year Results From a Food and Drug Administration Investigational Device Exemption Clinical Trial. Spine, Volume 35, Number 26, December 15, 2010.

168. Harrop JS, Naroji S, Maltenfort MG, Ratliff JK, Tjoumakaris SI, Frank B, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Neurologic Improvement After Thoracic, Thoracolumbar, and Lumbar Spinal Cord (Conus Medullaris) Injuries. Spine, Volume 36, Number 1, pps. 21-25, 2010.  

169. 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 versus a Tubular Retractor System. Spine Volume 36, Number 5, pp. 1-6, 2011.

170. Rihn JA, Kane J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. What Is the Incidence and Severity of Dysphagia after Anterior Cervical Surgery? SYMPOSIUM: CURRENT CONCEPTS IN CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY, Volume 469, Number 3, 658-665, DOI: 10.1007/s11999-010-1731-8.

171. 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, Volume 36, Issue 24, Pgs. 2039-44, 2011.

172. Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Dormans JP, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Flynn JM, Li PM, Shah, SA, Welch W, Drummond DS, Albert TJ. Transcranial Electric Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring During Spine Surgery: Is It Safe? Spine, January 6, 2011.

173. Anderson DG, Sayadipour A, Shelby K, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Weinstein MS. Anterior interbody arthrodesis with percutaneous posterior pedicle fixation for degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine. EUR SPINE J. April 13, 2011.

174. Schwartz DM, Sestokas AK, Dormans JP, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Flynn JM, Li PM, Shah SA, Welch W, Drummond DS, Albert TJ. Transcranial Electric Motor Evoked Potential Monitoring During Spine Surgery. Spine, Volume 36, Number 13, 51 pp. 1046-1049, 2011.

175. Skolaksy RL, Albert TJ, Maggard, AM, Riley III, LH, Minimum Clinically Important Differences in the Cervical Spine Outcomes Questionnaire. Results from a National Multicenter Study of Patients Treated with Anterior Cervical Decompression and Arthrodesis. JBJS, Volume 93, Number 14, pp. 1294-1300, 2011.

176. Radcliff K, Rihn J, Hilibrand A, Diiorio T, Tosteson T, Lurie J, Zhao W, Vaccaro A, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN. Does the Duration of Symptoms in Patients with Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis Affect Outcomes? Analysis of the Spine Outcomes Research Trial. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21912308.

177. Radcliff KE, Kepler CK, Delasotta LA, Rihn JA, Harrop JS, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Current Management Review of Thoracolumbar Cord Syndromes. The Spine Journal, Volume II, Number 9, Pgs. 884-892, September 2011.

178. Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Radcliff K, Kurd M, Lurie J, Blood E, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN. Duration of Symptoms Resulting from Lumbar Disc Herniation: Effect on Treatment Outcomes. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. Volume 93-A, No. 20, Pgs. 1906-1914, October 19, 2011.

179. Ponnappan R, Markova DZ, Antonio PJ. Murray HB, Vaccaro AR, Shapiro IM, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Risbud MV. An organ culture system to model early degenerative changes of the intervertebral disc. Arthritis Res. Ther. 2011; 13(5): R171. Doi: 10.0086/ar3494. Epub Oct. 21, 2011. PMID 22018279 (PubMed-indexed for MEDLINE)

180. Tosteson, Anna N.A. ScD; Tosteson, Tor D. ScD; Lurie, Jon D MD, MS; Abdu, William MD, MS; Herkowitz, Harry MD, Andersson, Gunnar MD, PhD: Albert, TJ; Bridwell, Keith MD; Zhao, Wenyan MS; Grove, Margaret R. MS; Weinstein, Milton C. PhD; Weinstein, James N. DO, MS. Comparative Effectiveness Evidence From the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial: Surgical Versus Nonoperative Care for Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, and Intervertebral Disc Herniation. SPINE, Volume 36 – Issue 24, Pgs. 2061-2068, November 15, 2011.

181. Skolasky RL, Carreon LY, Anderson PA, Albert TJ, Riley LH, III. Predicting Health-Utility Scores from the Cervical Spine Outcomes Questionnaire in a MulticenterNationwide Study of Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery. SPINE (Phila., Pa 1976), 2011; 36(25): 2211-2216. December 2011.

182. Sayadipour A, Mago R, Kepler CK, Chambliss RB, Certa KM, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, 52 Todd J. Albert, MD Anderson DG. Antidepressants and the Risk of Abnormal Bleeding During Spinal Surgery: A Case-Control Study. Eur. Spine J., January 31, 2012.

183. Kepler CK, Rihn JA, Patel AA, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Restoration of Lordosis and Disk Height after Single Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Orthop. Surg. February 4, 2012.

184. Helgeson MD, Albert TJ. Surgery for Failed Cervical Spine Reconstruction. SPINE, Volume 37, Number 5, Pg. E323, March 1, 2012.

185. Rihn JA, Albert TJ. The Value of Lumbar Discectomy. SPINE LINE, Pgs. 23-27. SPINELINE January-February, 2012.

186. Smith JS, Helgeson MD, Albert TJ. The Argument for Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion Over Total Disk Replacement. SEMINARS IN SPINE SURGERY, Volume 24, No. 1, Pgs. 2-7. March, 2012.

187. Radcliff KE, Limthongkul W. Kepler CK, Sidhu GD, Anderson DG, Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Cervical Laminectomy Width and Spinal Cord Drift Are Risk Factors for Postoperative C5 Palsy. J. Spinal Disord. Tech. March 20, 2012. PMID: 22425890.

188. Kepler CK, Brodt ED, Dettori JR, Albert TJ. Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement Versus Fusion in the Cervical Spine: A Systematic Review Comparing Multilevel Versus Single-Level Surgery. EBSJ Volume 3/Issue 1.

189. Zeng Y, White AP, Albert TJ, Chen Z. Surgical Strategy in Adult Lumbar Scoliosis: The Utility of Categorization into 2 Groups Based on Primary Symptom, Each With 2-Year Minimum Follow-Up. E556. SPINE, Volume 37, Number 9, April 20, 2012.

190. Radcliff K, Su BW, Kepler CK, Rubin T, Shimer AL, Rihn JA, Harrop JA, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Correlation of Posterior Ligamentous Complex Injury and Neurological Injury to Loss of Vertebral Body Height, Kyphosis, and Canal Compromise. SPINE, Volume 37, Number 13, June 1, 2012 – Pgs. 1142-1150.

191. Radcliff K, Kepler CK, Rubin TA, Maaieh M, Hilibrand AS, Harrop J, Rihn JA, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Does the Load-Sharing Classification Predict Ligamentous Injury, Neurological Injury, and the Need for Surgery in Patients with Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures? JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY: SPINE, Volume 16, No. 6, June 2012: 534-538.

192. Schouten R, Albert TJ, Kwon BK. The Spine-Injured Patient: Initial Assessment 53 Todd J. Albert, MD And Emergency Treatment. JOURNAL OF THE AAOS, Volume 20, No. 6, Pgs. 336-346, June 2012.

193. 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. JBJS, June 20, 2012 – Volume 94-A, No. 12, Pgs. 1088-1094.

194. Kepler CK, Wilkinson SM, Radcliff KE, Vaccaro AR, Anderson DG, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Rihn JA. Cost –Utility Analysis in Spine Care: A Systematic Review. SPINE JOURNAL, July 10, 2012.

195. Radcliff K, Hilibrand AS, Lurie JD, Tosteson TD, Delasotta L, Rihn JA, Zhao W, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN. The Impact of Epidural Steroid Injections on the Outcomes of Patients Treated for Lumbar Disc Herniation. JBJS, Volume 94-A, No. 15, Pgs. 1353-1358, August 1, 2012.

196. Smith JS, Helgeson MD, Albert TJ. The Argument for Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion Over Total Disk Replacement. Seminars in Spine Surgery, 24 (1), 2-7.

197. Radcliff K, Hwang R, Hilibrand AS, Smith HE, Gruskey J, Lurie JD, Zhao W, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. The Effect of Iliac Crest Autograft on the Outcome of Fusion in the Setting of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A Subgroup Analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). J. Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012, August 8, 2012.

198. Radcliff K, Kepler CK, Rubin TA, Maaieh M, Hilibrand AS, Harrop J, Rihn JA, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Does the load-sharing classification predict ligamentous injury, neurological injury, and the need for surgery in patients with thoracolumbar burst fractures? J. Neurosurg Spine, 16(6); 534-8, June 2012.

199. Kurtz SM, Lau E, Ong KL, Carreon L. Watson H, Albert TJ, Glassman S. Infection Risk for Primary and Revision Instrumented Lumbar Spine Fusion in the Medicare Population. J. Neurosurg. Spine, August 24, 2012.

200. Kurd MF, Lurie JD, Zhao W, Tosteson T, Hilibrand AS, Rihn J, Albert TJ, Weinstein DO. Predictors of Treatment Choice in Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Spine, Volume 37, Number 19, Pgs. 1702-1707, September 1, 2012.

201. Radcliff K, Hwang R, Hilibrand AS, Smith HE, Gruskay J, Lurie JD, Zhao W, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. The Effect of Iliac Crest Autograft on the Outcome of Fusion in the Setting of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. JBJS, Volume 94-A, No. 18, Pgs. 1685-1692, September 19, 2012. 54 Todd J. Albert, MD.

202. Kepler CK, Rihn JA, Bennett JD, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS. Dysphagia and Soft-Tissue Swelling After Anterior Cervical Surgery: A Radiographic Analysis. The Spine Journal, Volume 12, Number 8, August, 2012.

203. Rihn JA, Radcliff K, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DT, Zhao W, Lurie J, Vaccaro AR, Freedman MK, Albert TJ, Weinstein JN. Does Obesity Affect Outcomes of Treatment For Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis? SPINE, Volume 37, Number 23, Pgs. 1933-1946, November 1, 2012.

204. Gruskay J, Smith J, Kepler CK, Radcliff K, Harrop J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. The Seasonality of Postoperative Infection in Spine Surgery. J. NEUROSURG SPINE. November 2, 2012.

205. Radcliff KE, Sidhu GD, Kepler CK, Gruskay J, Anderson DG, Hilibrand A, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Complications of Flat Bedrest Following Incidental Dural Repair. Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23197257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] Related citations.

206. Anderson DG, Limthongkul W, Sayadipour A, Kepler CK, Harrop JS, Maltenfort M, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Rihn JA, Albert TJ. A Radiographic Analysis of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis at the L4-5 Level. J. Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Feb;16(2):130-4. Epub 2011 Nov. 25.

207. Rihn JA, Kurd M, Hilibrand AS, Lurie J, Zhao W, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. The Influence of Obesity on the Outcome of Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation: Analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). J. BONE JOINT SURG. AM. November 28, 2012. PMID: 23192403.

208. Kepler CK, Markova DZ, Dibra F, Yadia S, Vaccaro AR, Risbud M, Albert TJ, Anderson DG. The Expression and Relationship of Pro-Inflammatory Chemokine RANTES/CCL5 AND Cytokine IL13 in Painful Human Intervertebral Discs. SPINE, January 15, 2013. PMID: 23660804

209. Radcliff KE, Koyonos L, Clyde C, Sidhu GS, Fickes M, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Rihn J. What is the Incidence of Dysphagia After Posterior Cervical Surgery? SPINE, January 24, 2013. PMID: 23354105.

210. Hu Y, Kepler CK, Albert TJ, Yuan ZS, Ma WH, Gu YJ, Xu RM. Accuracy and Complications Associated With the Freehand C-1 Lateral Mass Screw Fixation Technique Radiographic and Clinical Assessment. J. NEUROSURG. SPINE, 55 Todd J. Albert, MD February 1, 2013. PMID: 23373564.

211. Hu Y, Kepler CK, Albert TJ, Hann S, Ma WH, Tuan ZS, Dong WX, Xu RM. Conservative and Operative Treatment in Extension Teardrop Fractures of the Axis. J. SPINAL DISORD. TECH, February 19, 2013. PMID: 23429320.

212. Radcliff K, Kepler C, Hilibrand A. Rihn J, Zhao W, Lurie J, Tosteson T, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. Epidural Steroid Injections Are Associated With Less Improvement in Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Subgroup Analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial. SPINE, Volume 38, Number 4, Pgs. 279-291, February 14, 2013. PMID: 23238485.

213. Albert, TJ. Point of View, SPINE, 38(5): 443-448, March 1, 2013.

214. Radcliff KE, Rasouli MR, Neusner A, Kepler CK, Albert TJ, Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. Preoperative Delay Greater Than One Hour Increases the Risk of Surgical Site Infection. SPINE, March 1, 2013. PMID: 23459132.

215. Choi D, Morris S, Crockard A, Albert TJ, Bunger C, Fehlings M, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Martin A, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Oner F.C., Peul W, Tomita K, Wang M. Assessment of Quality of Life After Surgery for Spinal Metastases. Position Statement of the Global Spine Tumour Study Group. WORLD NEUROSURGERY, February 11, 2013. PMID: 23422266.

216. Albert TJ. Point of View. Health Services Research, SPINE Volume 38, Number 5, p. 442. March, 2013.

217. Radcliff KE, Bennett J, Stewart RJ, Kepler CK, Sidhu GS, Hilibrand AS, Kane J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Change in Angular Alignment is Associated with Early Dysphagia after Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion. J. Spinal Disord. Tech., March 18, 2013. PMID: 23511647

218. Radcliff KE, Curry P, Hilibrand A, Kepler, C, Lurie J, Zhao W, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. Risk for Adjacent Segment and Same Segment Reoperation After Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis: A Subgroup Analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT). SPINE, Volume 38, Issue 7, P. 531-539, April 1, 2013. PMID: 23154835.

219. Radcliff K, Freedman M, Hilibrand A, Isaac R, Lurie JD, Zhao W, Vaccaro A, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. Does Opioid Pain Medication Use Affect the Outcome of Patients with Lumbar Disk Herniation? SPINE, April 15, 2013. PMID: 23591657.

220. Sidhu GS, Kepler CK, Savage KE, Bachus B, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Neurological Deficit Due to Cement Extravasation Following a Vertebral Augmentation Procedure. J. Neurosurg Spine. May 3, 2013. PMID: 23641675.

221. Radcliff KE, Sonagli MA, Rodrigues LM, Sidhu GS, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Does C1 Fracture Displacement Correlate with Transverse Ligament Integrity? ORTHOP SURG., May, 2013. PMID: 23658043.

222. Kepler CK, Markova DZ, Dibra F, Yadla S, Vaccaro AR, Risbud MV, Albert TJ, Anderson DG. Expression and Relationship of Proinflammatory Chemokine RANTES/CCL5 and Cytokine IL-1B in Painful Human Intervertebral Discs. SPINE, Volume 38, Number 11, pp. 783-880, May 15, 2013. PMID: 23660804.

223. Radcliff KE, Kepler CK, Jakoi A, Sidhu GS, Rihn J, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS. Adjacent Segment Disease in the Lumbar Spine Following Different Treatment Interventions. SPINE J., June 14, 2013. PMID: 23773433.

224. Rihn JA, Currier BL, Philips FM, Glassman SD, Albert TJ. Defining the Value of Spine Care. JOURNAL OF THE AAOS, Pgs. 419-426, Volume 21, No. 7, July, 2013. PMID: 23818029.

225. Bevevino AJ, Helgeson MD, Albert TJ. Iatrogenic Spinal Instability: Cervical And Thoracic Spine. Seminars in Spine Surgery, 25(2), 119-130.

226. Hu Y, Yuan ZS, Spiker WR, Albert TJ, Dong WX, Xie H, Yuan JB, Wang CT. Deviation analysis of C2 translaminar screw placement assisted by a novel rapid prototyping drill template: a cadaveric study. Eur Spine J. 2013 Dec;22(12):2770-6. Epub 2013 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 24005997.

227. Sidhu GS, Kepler, CK, Savage KE, Eachus B, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Neurological deficit due to cement extravasation following a vertebral augumentation procedure. J Neurosurg Spine, July, 2013: 19(1):61-70. PMID: 23641675.

228. Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR, Dibra F, Anderson DG, Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Harrop JS, Albert TJ, Radcliff KE. Neurologic Injury Because of Trauma After Type II Odontoid Nonunion. Spine Journal, s1529-9430(13) 013364-8 September 27, 2013. PMID: 24080191.

229. Radcliff K, Kepler CK, Rubin TA, Maaieh M, Hilibrand AS, Harrop J, Rihn JA, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Does the Load-Sharing Classificatin Predict Ligamentous Injury, Neurological Injury and the Need for Surgery in Patients with Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures? J Neurosurg Spine, June 2012, Volume 16, Issue 6, Pgs. 534-538.Todd J. Albert, MD PMID: 22482423.

230. Markova DZ, Kepler CK, Murray AS, Vaccaro AR, Shapiro IM, Anderson, GD, Albert TJ, Risbud MV. An organ culture system to model early degenerative changes Of the intervertebral disc II: profiling global gene expression changes. Arthritis Res. Ther. September 16, 2013; 15 (5): R121. PMID: 24171898.

231. Gandhi SD, Verma K, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Radcliff K. How Often is Adjacent Segment Disease Reported? A Systematic Review of Prospective Studies Comparing Total Disc Arthroplasty vs ACDF. Seminars in Spine Surgery, Volume 25, Issue 3, Pgs. 205-208.

232. Verma K, Gandhi SD, Maltenfort M, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Radcliff KE. Rate of Adjacent Segment Disease in Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Versus Single-level Fusion: Meta-analysis of Prospective Studies. Spine, Volume 38 – Issue 26. PMID: 24335631.

233. Hu Y, Xu RM, Albert TJ, Vaccaro, AR, Zhao HY, Ma WH, Gu YJ, Yuan ZS. Function-Preserving Reduction and Fixation of Unstable Jefferson Fractures Using a C1 Posterior Limited Construct. J. Spinal Diord. Tech. January 22, 2014. PMID: 24463337.

234. Rihn JA, Gandhi SD, Sheehan P, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Anderson DG. Disc Space Preparation in Transforaminal Lumber Interbody Fusion: A Comparison of Minimally Invasive and Open Approaches. Clinical Orthopaedic Related Research, February 13, 2014. PMID: 24522382.

235. Hu Y, Yuan ZS, Kepler CK, Albert TJ, Yuan JB, Dong WX, Sun XY, Wang CT. Deviation Analysis of C1-C2 Transarticular Screw Placement Assisted by a Novel Rapid Prototyping Drill Template: A Dadaveric Study. J. Spinal Disord. Tech., February 12, 2014. PMID: 24525747.

236. Radcliff KE, Kepler CK, Hellman M, Restreppo C, Jung KA, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Parvizi J. Does Spinal Alignment Influence Acetabular Orientation: A Study of Spinopelvic Variable Sagittal Acetabular Verson. Ortho Surg. February 6, 2014, (1): 15-22.

237. Hu Y, Albert TJ, Kepler CK, Ma WH, Yuan ZS, Dong WX. Unstable Jefferson Fractures of Tranoral Osteosynthesis. Indian J. Orthop. Volume 48, Issue 2, Pgs.145-151, 2014.

238. Sidhu GS, Henkelman E, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Rihn JA. Minimally Invasive versus Open Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Systematic Review. Todd J. Albert, MD Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res, April 19, 2014. PMID: 24748069.

239. Hann S, Chalouhi N, Madineni R, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Heller JE. An Algorithmic Strategy for Selecting a Surgical Approach in Cervical Deformity Correction. Neurosurg Focus May 2014 (36(5):E5. PMID: 24785487.

240. Kepler CK, Markova DZ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Risbud MV, Albert TJ, Anderson DG. Substance P Stimulates Production of Inflammatory Cytokines in Human Disc Cells. SPINE October 1, 2013: 38(21) PMID: 23873242.

241. Radcliff KE, Kepler CK, Maaieh M, Anderson DG, Rihn J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS. What is the Rate of Lumbar Adjacent Segment Disease after Percutaneous Versus Open Fusion? ORTHOP. SURG. May, 2014;6(2):118-20. PMID: 24890293.

242. Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Rihn JA, Albert TJ, Radcliff KE. National trends in the use of fusion techniques to treat degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Sep 1;39(19):1584-9. PMID: 24979276

243. Ghogawala Z, Benzel EC, Heary RF, Riew KD, Albert TJ, Butler WE, Barker FG 2nd, Heller JG, McCormick PC, Whitmore RG, Freund KM, Schwartz JS. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy surgical trial: Randomized, controlled trial design and rationale. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):334-46. PMID: 24991714.

244. Rihn JA, Gandhi SD, Sheehan P, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ, Anderson DG. Disc space preparation in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: A comparison of minimally invasive and open approaches. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jun;472(6):1800-5. PMID: 24522382.

245. Sidhu GS, Henkelman E, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Hilibrand A, Anderson DG, Rihn JA. Minimally invasive versus open posterior lumbar interbody fusion: A systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jun;472(6):1792-9. PMID: 24748069.

246. Radcliff KE, Limthongkul W, Kepler CK, Sidhu GD, Anderson DG, Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Cervical laminectomy width and spinal cord drift are risk factors for postoperative C5 palsy. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2014 Apr;27(2):86-92. PMID: 22425890.

247. Radcliff KE, Neusner AD, Millhouse P, Harrop JD, Kepler CK, Rasouli MR, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. What’s New in the Diagnosis and Prevention of Spine Surgical Site Infections. Spine J. 2014 Sep 25. PMID: 25264181

248. Martin JT, Collins CM, Ikuta K, Mauck RL, Elliott DM, Zhang Y, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Arlet V, Smith HE. Population average T2 MRI maps reveal quantitative regional Todd J. Albert, MD transformations in the degenerating rabbit intervertebral disc that vary by lumbar level. J Orthop Res. 2014 Oct 1 PMID: 25273831

249. Koerner, John D. MD, Markova, Dessislava Z. PhD, Yadla, Sanjay MD, Mendelis, Joseph BS, HIlibrand, Alan MD, Vaccaro, Alexander R. MD, PhD, Risbud, Makarand V. PhD, Albert TJ, Anderson, D. Greg MD, Kepler, Christopher K. MD, MBA. Differential Gene Expression in Anterior and Posterior Annulus Fibrosus. Spine. 2014 Nov 01.

250. Koerner JD, Albert TJ, Kepler CK, Hilibrand AS, Harrop J, Vaccaro AR. The argument against surgery for symptomatic low back pain. J Neurosurg Sci. 2014 Jun;58(2 Suppl 1):1-5. PMID: 25371941

251. Hu Y, Dong WX, Spiker WR, Yuan ZS, Sun XY, Zhang J, Xie H, Albert TJ. An Anatomic Study to Determine the Optimal Entry Point, Medial Angles, and Effective Length for Safe Fixation using Posterior C1 Lateral Mass Screws. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Nov 13.PMID: 25398038

252. Radcliff KE, Kepler CK, Maaieh M, Anderson DG, Rihn J, Albert TJ, Vaccaro A, Hilibrand A. What is the rate of lumbar adjacent segment disease after percutaneous versus open fusion? Orthop Surg. 2014 May;6(2):118-20. doi: 10.1111/os.12103. PMID: 24890293

253. Hann S, Chalouhi N, Madineni R, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Harrop J, Heller JE. Neurosurg An algorithmic strategy for selecting a surgical approach in cervical deformity correction. Focus. 2014 May;36(5):E5. doi: 10.3171/2014.3.FOCUS1429. Review. PMID: 24785487

254. Rihn J, Hillibrand A, Zhao W, Lurie J, Vaccaro A, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. Effectiveness of Surgery for Lumbar Stenosis and Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in the Octogenarian Population. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2015; 97:177-85

255. Radcliff K, Hussain M, Moldavsky M, Klocke N, Vaccaro A, Albert TJ, Khalil S, Bucklen B.In Vitro Biomechanics of the Craniocervical junction - a Sequential Sectioning of Its Stabilizing Structures.Spine J. 2015 Feb 6. pii: S1529-9430(15)00102-3. PMID: 25666697.

256. Hu, Yong; Dong, Wei-xin; Spiker, William Ryan; Yuan, Zhen-shan; Sun, Xiao-yang; Zhang, Jiao; Xie, Hui; Albert, TJ. An Anatomic Study to Determine the Optimal Entry Point, Medial Angles, and Effective Length for Safe Fixation Using Posterior C1 Lateral Mass Screws. February 15, 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 pp: i-i,209-273,E191-E258.

257. Radcliff K, Hussain M, Moldavsky M, Klocke N, Vaccaro A, Albert TJ, Khalil S, Bucklen B. Stabilization of the Craniocervical Junction after an Internal Dislocation Injury: An In-Vitro Study spine J. 2015 Feb 10. pii: S1529-9430(15)00100-X. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2015.02.002.

258. Martin JT, Collins CM, Ikuta K, Mauck RL, Elliott DM, Zhang Y, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Arlet V, Smith HE. Population average T2 MRI maps reveal quantitative regional transformations in the degenerating rabbit intervertebral disc that vary by lumbar level. J Orthop Res. 2015 Jan;33(1):140-8. doi: 10.1002/jor.22737. Epub 2014 Oct 1.

259. Koerner JD, Kepler CK, Albert TJ. Revision Surgery for Failed Cervical Spine Reconstruction. HSS J. 2015 Feb;11(1):2-8. doi: 10.1007/s11420-014-9394-8. Epub 2014 Jul 25. Review. PMID: 25737662

260. Rihn JA, Hilibrand AS, Zhao W, Lurie JD, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Weinstein J. Effectiveness of surgery for lumbar stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis in the octogenarian population: analysis of the Spine Patient Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) data. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Feb 4;97(3):177-85. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00313. PMID: 25653317

261. Kepler, Christopher K.; Markova, Dessislava Z.; Koerner, John D.; Mendelis, Joseph; Chen, Chiu-Ming; Vaccaro, Alexander R.; Risbud, Makarand V.; Albert, TJ; Anderson, D. Greg Substance P Receptor Antagonist Suppresses Inflammatory Cytokine Expression in Human Disc Cells.Epidemiology: PDF Only.

262. Hu Y, Dong WX, Spiker WR, Yuan ZS, Sun XY, Zhang J, Xie H, Albert TJ. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015 Apr 20. Optimal Entry Point and Trajectory for Anterior C1 Lateral Mass Screw.

263. Farzin M, Albert TJ, Pierce N, VandenBrooks JM, Dodge T, Harrison JF Acute and chronic effects of atmospheric oxygen on the feeding behavior of Drosophila melanogaster larvae. J Insect Physiol. 2014 Sep;68:23-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.06.017. Epub 2014 Jul 4.

264. Choi D, Fox Z, Albert TJ, Arts M, Balabaud L, Bunger C, Buchowski JM, Coppes MH, Depreitere B, Fehlings MG, Harrop J, Kawahara N, Martin-Benlloch JA, Massicotte EM, Mazel C, Oner FC, Peul W, Quraishi N, Tokuhashi Y, Tomita K, Verlaan JJ, Wang M, Crockard HA. Predicition of Quality of Life and Survival After Surgery for Symptomatic Spinal Metastases: A Multicenter Cohort Study to Determine Suitability for Surgical Treatment. Neurosurgery. 2015 Jul 22. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 26204361 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

265. Koerner JD, Markova DZ, Yadla S, Mendelis J, Hilibrand A, Vaccaro AR, Risbud MV, Albert TJ, Anderson DG, Kepler CK. Differential gene expression in anterior and posterior annulus fibrosus. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Nov 1;39(23):1917-23. doi: 10.1097/BRS. 0000000000000590. PMID: 25365709 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

266. Radcliff KE, Neusner AD, Millhouse PW, Harrop JD, Kepler CK, Rasouli MR, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. What is new in the diagnosis and prevention of spine site infections. Spine J. 2015 Feb 1;15(2):336-47. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2014.09.022. Epub 2014 Sep 28. Review. PMID: 25264181 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

267. Gandhi SD, Patel SA, Maltenfort M, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Rihn JA.Patient and surgical factors associated with postoperative Albert TJ urinary retention after lumbar spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22):1905-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000572. PMID: 25299169 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

268. Ghogawala Z, Benzel EC, Heary RF, Riew KD, Albert TJ, Butler WE, Barker FG 2nd, Heller JG, McCormick PC, Whitmore RG, Freund KM, Schwartz JS. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy surgical trial: randomized, controlled trial design and rationale. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):334-46. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000479. PMID: 24991714 [PubMed -indexed for MEDLINE]

269. Gandhi SD, Patel SA, Maltenfort M, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Rihn JA. Patient and surgical factors associated with postoperative urinary retention after lumbar spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15;39(22):1905-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000572. PMID: 25299169 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

270. Ghogawala Z, Benzel EC, Heary RF, Riew KD, Albert TJ, Butler WE, Barker FG 2nd, Heller JG, McCormick PC, Whitmore RG, Freund KM, Schwartz JS. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy surgical trial: randomized, controlled trial design and rationale. Neurosurgery. 2014 Oct;75(4):334-46. doi: 10.1227/NEU.0000000000000479. PMID: 24991714 [PubMed -indexed for MEDLINE]

271. Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Rihn JA, Albert TJ, Radcliff KE. National trends in the use of fusion techniques to treat degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Sep 1;39(19):1584-9. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000486. PMID:24979276 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

272. Fu MC, Nemani VM, Albert TJ. Operative Treatment of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures: Is Fusion Necessary? HSS J. 2015 Jul;11(2):187-9. doi: 10.1007/s11420-015-9439-7. Epub 2015 May 5. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 26140041 [PubMed]

273. Ames CP, Smith JS, Eastlack R, Blaskiewicz DJ, Shaffrey CI, Schwab F, Bess S, Kim HJ, Mundis GM Jr, Klineberg E, Gupta M, O'Brien M, Hostin R, Scheer JK, Protopsaltis TS, Fu KG, Hart R, Albert TJ, Riew KD, Fehlings MG, Deviren V, Lafage V; International Spine Study Group. Reliability assessment of a novel cervical spine deformity classification system. J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Aug 14:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26273762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

274. Christopher K. Kepler, Dessislava Z. Markova, John D. Koerner, Joseph Mendelis, Chiu-Ming Chen, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Makarand V. Risbud, Albert TJ and D. Greg Anderson. Substance P Receptor Antagonist Suppresses Inflammatory Cytokine Expression in Human Disc Cells. Spine, 2015 Aug 15, Volume 40, Number 16, ISSN: 0362-2436.

Non Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Albert TJ, McLaughlin RE: Osteoinductive activity of demineralized bone matrix in canine muscle: Development of a potential assay system. Jeff Ortho J 1987; XVI:29-33.

2. Sharkey PF, Albert TJ, Hume EL, Rothman RH: Initial stability of a collarless wedge-shaped prosthesis in the femoral canal. Seminar Arthroplasty 1990; 1:87-90.

3. Albert TJ, Cohn JC, Rothman JS, Springstead J, Rothman RH, Booth RE: Patient-controlled analgesia in a postoperative total joint arthroplasty population. J Arthroplasty 1991; 6(Suppl):S523-528.

4. Albert TJ, Sharkey PJ, Hume EL, Rothman RH: Rotation affects apparent radiographic positioning of femoral components in total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty 1991; 6(Suppl):S567-571.

5. Albert TJ, Lamb D, Piazza MR, Flanders AE, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: MRI evaluation of fusion mass incorporation after anterior cervical fusions. Jeff Ortho J 1991; XX:18-21.

6. Balderston RA, Albert TJ: Cotrel Dubousset instrumentation for adult scoliosis. Semin Spine Surg 1992; 4:193-206.

7. Albert TJ: Surgical treatment of adult scoliosis. Curr Opin Orthopaedics 1994; 5:10-17.

8. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Cotler JM: Anterior instrumentation for the treatment of lower cervical spine deformities. Op Tech Ortho 1996; 6:52-57.

9. Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Vaccaro AR, Rothman RH: Generic outcomes forms best to assess different procedures. Orthop Today 1996; 16:23.

10. Abraham DJ, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Balderston RA: The sensitivity of MRI in detecting lumbar spondylolisthesis. Jeff Ortho J 1996; XXV:27-28.

11. Albert TJ, Rushton S: Post-traumatic cervical spine instability: Evaluation and treatment. Semin Spine Surg 1996; 8:339-353.

12. Reddy V, Vaccaro AR, Klein GR, Albert TJ, Cotler JM: Selecting the surgical approach for thoracolumbar fractures. Jeff Ortho J 1997; XXVI:24-29.

13. Klein GR, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Cook C, Cotler JM: Occipitocervical fusion: Indications and techniques. Jeff Ortho J 1997; XXVI:30-34.

14. Klein GR, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Management of cervical radiculopathy. Jeff Ortho J 1997; XXVI:35-42.

15. Rosenfeld JF, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Cotler JM: The benefits of early decompression in cervical spine injury. Jeff Ortho J 1997; XXVI: 15-20.

16. Ludwig SC, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Vaccaro AR: Thoracic kyphosis. Semin Spine Surg 1997;9(Scoliosis edition):112-129.

17. Klein GR, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Failed surgical treatment for lumbar stenosis: Principles of revision surgery. Curr Opin Orthop 1998; 9:53-58.

18. Klein GR, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Failed lumbar fusion and revision surgery. Curr Opin Orthop 1998; 11:59-65.

19. Klein G, Ludwig S, Vaccaro AR, Rushton S, Lazar R, Albert TJ: The efficacy of using an image-guided Kerrison in performing an anterior cervical foramenotomy: An anatomic analysis. Jeff Ortho J 1998; XXVII:33-37.

20. Ball S, Vaccaro AR, Klein GR, Albert TJ, Cotler JM: Combined anterior and posterior surgery for fractures of the thoracolumbar spine. Jeff Ortho J 1998; XXVII:38-44.

21. Klein GR, Vaccaro AR, Ludwig SC, Song SJ, Albert TJ: Simultaneous anterior and posterior thoracic and lumbar spinal fusion. Jeff Ortho J 1998; XXVII:45-49.

22. Klein G, Vaccaro AR, Kramer D, Albert TJ: Instrumentation for occipital cervical fusion. Semin Spine Surgery 1998; 9:227-232.

23. Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Anterior plate fixation for subaxial cervical spinal disorders. Semin Spine Surg 1998; l9:233-239.

24. Kramer DL, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Posterior Cervical Instrumentation. Semin Spine Surg 1998; 9:240-249.

25. Conant R, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Complications of posterior occipital and cervical screw placement. Semin Spine Surg 1998; 10:228-236.

26. Shakil M, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Non-operative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Semin Spine Surg 1999; 11:229-233.

27. Klein GR, Albert TJ, Joffe D, Cwik J, Seitchik S, Vaccaro AR: The efficacy of cervical epidural steroids in the treatment of cervical spinal disorders. Jeff Ortho J 1999; XXVII:31-34.

28. Klein GR, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Health outcome assessment before and after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for radiculopathy: A prospective analysis. Jeff Ortho J 1999; XXVII:35-38.

29. Hilibrand AS, Singh K, Albert TJ: Pyogenic cervical osteomyelitis. Spine: State of the Art Reviews 1999; 13:107-122.

30. Bush JL, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Cotler JM: Electrical stimulation in lumbar spinal fusion. Jeff Ortho J 1999; XXVII:90.

31. Banco SP, Albert TJ, Klein GR, Vaccaro AR: Anterior cervical instrumentation for radiculopathy: An economic analysis. Jeff Ortho J 1999; XXVIII:39-41.

32. Albert TJ, Zlotolow D, Vaccaro AR, Ilyas A, Hilibrand AS: Revision lumbar spine surgery. Semin Spine Surg 1999; 11:163-175.

33. Shakil M, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Efficacy of conservative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis: Nonoperative. Semin Spine Surg 1999; 11:229-233.

34. Hilibrand AS, Singh K, Albert TJ: Pyogenic Cervical Osteomyelitis. Spine: State of the Art Reviews 1999; 13:107-122.

35. Taylor BA, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Complications of anterior and posterior surgical approaches in the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease. Semin Spine Surg 2000; 11:337-346.

36. Moulton JR, Nachwalter R, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Management of cervical kyphosis in patients with ankylosing spondylitis. Orth Tech Rev 2000; May.

37. Daffner S, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ: Lumbar degenerative scoliosis. Jeff Ortho J 2000; XXIX:36-39.

38. Daffner S, Vaccaro AR, Cotler J, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS: Disorders at the cervicothoracic junction. Jeff Ortho J 2000; XXIX:25-28.

39. Ehrler DM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ: Surgical treatment of multilevel cervical spondylosis. Spine: State of the Art Reviews 2000; 14:611-624.

40. Albert TJ, Zlotolow DA, Hilibrand AS: Cervicothoracic junctional problems. State of the Art Reviews, 2000; 14:651-660.

41. Henderson CP, Brislin BT, Albert TJ: Combined anterior/posterior fusion for the previously operated back. Semin Spine Surg 2001

42. Caterson EJ, Albert T, Danielson K, Tuan RS: Application of mesenchymal stem cells in the regeneration of musculoskeletal tissues. Jeff. Orthop. J 1999; 28:96-100.

43. Silber J, Albert T: Anterior approaches for the surgical treatment of multilevel cervical  spondylotic myelopathy. Curr Opin Orthopaedics 2001; 12:231-237.

44. Vaccaro A, Pfaff W, Watkins B, Klein G, Albert T, Silber J: Cervical Spine Injuries in Athletes: Current Return-to-Play Criteria. Jeff. Orthop. J 2001 24:699-705.

45. Banco S, Vaccaro A, Eck J, Cotler J, Albert T, Murphey S: Spinal Infections: Variations in Incidence during the Academic Year. Jeff. Orthop. J 2001 29:7-12.

46. Blam O, Vaccaro A, Vanichkachorn J, Minnich JM, Albert T, et al: Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection in the Spinal Injury Patient. Jeff. Orthop. J 2001 29:13-20.

47. Craig M, Berts S, Vaccaro A, Albert T, Cotler J: Bone Graft Alternatives and Modulation of Intervertebral Disc Metabolism in Spinal Surgery. Jeff Orthop. J 2001 29:21-24.

48. Daffner S, Vaccaro A, Hilibrand A, Albert T, Cotler J: Management of Disorders of the Cervicothoracic Junction. Jeff. Orthop. J 2001 29:25-28.

49. Vaccaro A, Klein G, Thaller J, Rushton S, Cotler J, Albert T: Distraction Extension Injuries of the Cervical Spine. Jeff. Orthop. J 2001 29:29-35.

50. Daffner S, Vaccaro A, Hilibrand A, Albert T, Cotler J: Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis. Jeff. Orthop. J 2001 29:36-39.

51. Silber J, Anderson D, Albert T: Practical and Functional Spinal Neuroanatomy for the Orthopaedic Surgeon. Jeff. Orthop. J. 2001 29:40-46.

52. Henderson C, Brislin B, Albert T: Combined Anterior/Posterior Fusion for the Previously Operated Back. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2001 13:239-248.

53. Silber JS, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Simeone FA, Albert TJ: Pre-operative Discography: Appropriate Indications and Clinical Interpretation. Univ of Penn Orthop J 2001 14:79-82.

54. Blam OG, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Surgical Reconstruction of Post-laminectomy Cervical Kyphosis. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal 2002. 30:26-32.

55. Blam OG, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Surgical Reconstruction of Postlaminectomy Cervical Kyphosis. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 2002. 13:208-213.

56. Henderson CP, Brian BT, Albert TJ: Combined Anterior/Posterior Fusion for the Previously Operated Back. Seminars in Spine Surgery 2002 13:239-248.

57. Kwon BK, Beiner J, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Anterior/Posterior Operative Reduction of Cervical Spine Dislocations: Techniques and Literature Review. Current Opinion in Orthopedics (submitted 11/02).

58. Singh K, Berta SC, Albert TJ: Anterior Cervicothoracic Junction Approach. Techniques in Orthopaedics 2003 17(3).

59. Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Cervical Radiculopathy. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 1/03).

60. Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Cervical Facet Dislocations. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 1/03).

61. Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Odontoid Fractures. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 1/03).

62. Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 1/03).

63. Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 1/03).

64. Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Thoracolumbar Fractures. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 2/03).

65. Grauer JN, Hilibrand AS, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Albert TJ. Metastatic Spine Disease. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 2/03).

66. Grauer JN, Kwon BK, Beiner JM, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Lumbar Stenosis. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http://www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 2/03).

67. Shah R, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Degenerative Disc Disease. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http:// www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 2/03).

68. Shah R, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Lumbar Disc Herniations. Orthopedics Hyperguide. http:// www.ortho.hyperguides.com/ (User oh580073, Password Stryker, Posted 2/03).

69. Kwon BK, Berta SC, Daffner S, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Grauer JN, Beiner J, Albert TJ. Radiographic Analysis of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the Treatment of Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis: A Retrospective Radiographic Assessment. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. 2003, XXXI.

70. Vaccaro AR, Scuderi GJ, Kwon BK, Berta SC, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Beiner J, Grauer JN,
Brusovanik GV. Conjoined Lumbar Nerve Root Variants: Pitfalls and Precautions. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. 2003, XXXI.

71. Daffner SD, Silber J, Hilibrand AS, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Riew KD. Why Are Spine Patients Lost to Follow-up? The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. 2003, XXXI.

72. Kwon BK, Berta SC, Beiner J, Grauer JN, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. A Review of Injuries to the Pediatric Spine. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. 2003, XXXI.

73. Kwon BK, Vaccaro AR, Wolfram T, Berta SC, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Woo J, Austin M, Grauer JN, Beiner J. Strategies and Tactics of Spinal Cord Regeneration. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal. 2003, XXXI.

74. Albert TJ, Moumene M. Are Radiolucent Composite Cages for Lumbar Interbody Fusion Equal? The Anterior Column. Volume I, June 2003.

75. Albert TJ, Anderson DG. Seminars in Spine Surgery. Introduction vol. 15, No. 4. December 2003.

76. Albert TJ, Anderson DG. The Molecular Basis of Intervertebral Disk Degeneration.Seminars in Spine Surgery. Volume 15, No. 4 - Pages 352-360. December 2003.

77. Hannallah D, White AP, Goldberg G, Albert TJ. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2007; 17(3):174-177.

Books Authored or Edited

1) Surgical Approaches to the Spine, Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Northrup BN eds. Philadelphia, PA Saunders 1998.

2) Mastercases: Spine Surgery, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ eds. London. Thieme 2001.

3) Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ eds. London. Thieme 2002.

4) Physical Examination of the Spine, Albert, TJ, Vaccaro AR eds. London. Thieme 2004.

5) Spinal Deformities: The Essentials, Heary RS, Albert TJ; Thieme, 2006.

6) Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ eds. London. Thieme, 2009 (SECOND EDITION)

7) Measuring Quality in Spinal Care, Rihn, J, Vaccaro, AR, Albert, TJ; New Dehli, Jaypee, 2011.

8) The Spine Third Edition, Zdeblick TA, Albert TJ, November, 2013.

9) Spinal Deformities: The Essentials, Heary RS, Albert TJ; Thieme, 2014 (SECOND EDITION)

10) Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ; Thieme, 2016 ( THIRD EDITION)

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Albert TJ, Jones AA, Balderston RA: Spinal Instrumentation. In: The Spine. Vol. 3. Rothman RH, Simeone FA, Eds. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1992.

2. Albert TJ, An H, Balderston RA, Cotler JC: Harrington Instrumentation and Modifications. In: Spinal Instrumentation. H & Cotler JC, Eds. William & Wilkins, 1992.

3. Albert TJ, Balderston RA: Harrington and Luque Instrumentation in Thoracolumbar Trauma. In: Surgery for Spinal Cord Injury. Garfin SG, Northrup B, Eds. Aspen Press, 1992.

4. Albert TJ, Balderston RA: Adult Scoliosis. In: The Lumbar Spine. Weisel, Ed. WB Saunders, 1996.

5. Albert TJ, Balderston RA, Winter RB: Galveston Technique. In: Lumbosacral and Spinopelvic Arthodesis. Margulies JY, Floman Y, Farcy JP, Neurwirth MG, Eds. Lippincott- Raven, 1996.

6. Albert TJ, Balderston, RA, Northrup, B, Eds. Surgical Approaches to the Spine. WB Saunders, 1997.

7. Kramer DL, Albert TJ: The Spinal Cord and Its Reaction to Traumatic Injury. In: Comprehensive Management of Spine Trauma. Mosby, 1998.

8. Balderston, RA, Albert TJ, Vaccaro, AR: Adult Scoliosis. In: Principles and Techniques of Spine Surgery. An H, Ed. Williams & Wilkins, 1998:475-488.

9. Albert TJ, Jones AA, Vaccaro AR, Balderston RA: Spinal Instrumentation. In: The Spine. Vol. 4. Rothman RH, Simeone FA, Eds. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1998:1641-1660.

10. Albert TJ, Rushton S: Thoracic Burst Fracture: Surgical Treatment. In: Controversies in Spine Surgery. Zdeblick, Benzel, Anderson, Stillman, Eds. Quality Medical Publishing, 1999.

11. Albert TJ, An H, Balderston RA, Cotler, JM: Harrington Instrumentation and Modifications. In: Spinal Instrumentation. Vol II. An H, Cotler JC, Eds. William & Wilkins, 2001.

12. Albert TJ, Rushton SA: Evaluation of Back Pain. In: Handbook of Lower Extremity Neurology. Mandel S, Willis J, Eds. Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone, 2000.

13. Sharan AD, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Ankylosing Spondylitis: Cervical Osteotomy. In: Master Case Series. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Eds. London: Thieme, 2001.

14. Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR: Postlaminectomy Kyphosis. In: Master Case Series. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Eds. London: Thieme, 2001.

15. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Spine Surgery. In: Master Case Series. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Eds. London: Thieme, 2001.

16. Albert TJ: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In: Tricks of the Trade. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Eds. London: Thieme. 2002.

17. Albert TJ: Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. In: Tricks of the Trade. Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ, Eds. London: Thieme. 2002.

18. Albert TJ, Kim D: Update on Use of Instrumentation in Lumbar Spine Disorders. In: Best Practice & research Clinical Rheumatology. London: Harcourt, 2002.

19. Albert TJ: Complications of Thoracolumbar Surgery. OKU Spine. New York: AAOS, 2002.

20. Vaccaro AR, Blam OG, Anderson DG, Albert TJ: Cervical Spine Trauma. In: Orthopaedics. Fitzgerald et al eds, Philadelphia: Mosby, 2002.

21. Savas PE, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Thoracolumbar Spine Injuries. In: Orthopaedics. Fitzgerald et al eds. Philadelphia: Mosby, 2002.

22. Albert TJ, Singh K: Low Back Pain and Sciatica. In: Orthopaedics. Fitzgerald at al eds. Philadelphia: Mosby, 2002.

23. Albert TJ, Lazar R: Cervical Spine Deformity. In: The Failed Spine. Boden ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2002.

24. Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR, Brislin B: Postlaminectomy Cervical Kyphosis. In: Principles and Practice of Spine Surgery. Vaccaro et al eds. St. Louis: Elsevier Science. Philadelphia: Mosby, 2002.

25. Ludwig SC, Rumi MN, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ: Posterior Cervical Fixation. In: Fractures of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine. Vaccaro et al eds. New York: Marcel Dekker, 2002.

26. Albert TJ: Anterior Cervico-Thoracic Approach. In: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Spine 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2002.

27. Singh K., Albert TJ: Anterior Cervicothoracic Junction Approaches. In: The Cervical Spine. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2002.

28. Silber JS, Albert TJ, Anterior Cervical Approaches In: Atlas of Cervical Surgery. Cervical Spine Research Society. Herkowitz et al eds. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2002.

29. Kim DH, Silber JS, Albert TJ: Symposium: Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures. In: Instructional Course Lectures, Vol. 52. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002.

30. Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Albert TJ. Evaluation and Management of Cervical Spine Deformities. In: Adult and Pediatric Spine, 3rd Edition. Frymoyer wt al eds. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. In press.

31. Lugo R, Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Albert TJ. Kyphosis of the Cervical Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine. In: Spine Textbook for Residents and Fellows. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. In press.

32. Beiner JM, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Lumbar Spondylolisthesis. In: Essentials in Orthopaedics: Spine. In press.

33. Grauer JN, Beiner JM, Kwon BK, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Cervical Postlaminectomy Kyphosis. In: Complications of Pediatric and Adult Spinal Surgery. In press.

34. Erulkar JS, Grauer JN, Albert TJ. Spine Arthroplasty: Restoration of Motion and Function. In: Best New Technologies in Spine and Pain Management from A to Z. San Diego, CA: SYA Press and Research. In press.

35. Crowl AC, Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Devlin VJ. Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Fractures. In: Spine Secrets Hanley & Belfus, Inc. P367. 2003.

36. Kim DH, Silber JS, Albert TJ. Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures. In: Spine Instructional Course Lecture Series American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, pp 275-284, 2003.

37. Lim M, Rybak L, Albert TJ. Imaging Studies for Acute and Chronic Neck Pain. In: Neck Pain , JS Fischgrund Ed. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, pp 11-26, 2004.

38. Beiner JM, Grauer JN, Kwon BK, Albert TJ. Lumbar Spondylolithesis. In: Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine. Lippincott Williams & Williams, pp 146-155, 2004.

39. Yuan PS, Booth Jr. RE, Albert TJ. Nonsurgical and Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. In Instructional Course Lectures American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, pp. 303-312.

40. Kim DH, Chun YS, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Albert TJ. Complications of Iliac Crest: Bone Graft Harvesting. Section II: Thoracolumbar/Lumbosacral Spine, pp 143-153.

41. Kim DH, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR. Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Evaluation of Low Back Pain. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Low Back Pain Bone and Joint Decade 2005, pp 11-23.

42. Singh K, Berta SC, Albert TJ: Anterior Cervicothoracic Approach in Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Spine Bradford DS and Zdeblick TA Eds, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2004.

43. Zeiller SC, Albert TJ: Anterior Retroperitoneal Approach in Surgical Anatomy & Techniques of the Spine: Kim DH, Henn JS, Vaccaro AR,& Dickman CA Eds. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2006.

44. Albert TJ: Foreword in Spinal Instrumentation; Kim DH, Vaccaro AR, and Feesler RG Eds, Thieme, NY, NY, 2005.

45. Albert TJ, Zeiller SC. Postlaminectomy Kyphosis. Complications of Spine Surgery Treatment and Prevention. Pgs. 41-46, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.

46. Anderson DG, Albert TJ, Tannoury C: Adult Scoliosis. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Spine, North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Editors Jeffrey M. Spivak, MD and Patrick J. Connelly, MD, Chapter 35, Pgs. 331-338.

47. Lawrence JP, White AP, Albert TJ, Brown AK, Stock GH, Grauer JN: Chapter 15 A General Principles of Lumbar Intervertebral Arthroplasty: Biomechanics and Design Considerations. Spinal Arthroplasty. Pgs. 241-252.

48. Lim MR, Lee JY, Albert TJ. Chapter 43 – Adult Scoliosis. Decision Making in Spinal Care Thieme 2006 - Pages 279-287.

49. Albert TJ. Chapter – Posterior Cervical Approaches for Radiculopathy and Myelopathy. Spine Concepts 2007. Pgs. 43-48.

50. Albert TJ, Edwards J, Jefferson T. Chapter – Cervicasl Stabilization: Simple and Complex Revisions, Complications. Pgs. 187-191.

51. Rao RD, Currier BL, Albert TJ, Bono CM, Marawar SV, Poelstra KAS, Eck JC. Degenerative Cervical Spondylosis: Clinical Syndromes, Pathogenesis and Management. AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 57, 2008 – Pgs. 447-469.

52. Tannoury C, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Posterior Far Lateral Disk Herniation. Spine Surgery Operative Techniques. Pgs. 325-333.

53. Rihn JA, Gates C, Glassman SD, Phillips FM, Schwender, JD, Albert TJ. The Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Lumbar Spine Surgery AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 58, 2009 – Pgs. 677-688.

54. Kerr SM, White AP, Albert TJ. Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Disc Disease: A Critical Review. The Lumbar Intervertebral Disc. Pgs. 283-291.

55. Patel AA, Donegan DJ, Albert TJ. Management of Posttraumatic Cervical Kyphosis. Cervical Spine Trauma Chapter 27, Pgs. 431-441.

56. Tannoury C, Anderson DG, Albert TJ. Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Disorders of the Spine. Arthritis & Arthroplasty The Spine Chapter 22 – Pgs. 172-177.

57. Su BW, Albert TJ. Cervical Myelopathy: Anterior versus Posterior Approach. Controversies In Spine Surgery Chapter 12, Pgs. 95-104.

58. Su BW, Rihn J, Byers R, Albert TJ. Surgical Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. The Spine Sixth Edition, Chapter 64, Pgs. 1083-1100.

59. Kim D, Rihn J, Albert TJ. Anterior and Posterior Instrumentation Techniques Used in the Thoracic Spine for Treatment of Fractures. The Textbook of Spinal Surgery 3rd Edition. October, 2011.

60. Baron EM, Albert TJ. Medical Complications Associated with Spinal Surgery. Textbook of Spine Surgery, 3rd Edition. Chapter 156.

6. Rihn JA, Albert TJ. Disease-Specific Health-Related Quality of Life Measures: Lumbar Degenerative Disease. Defining the Value of Spine Care, Chapter 4 – Editor.

61. Radcliff K, Ferguson JL, Rodriques L, Gruskey J, Levine AM, Albert TJ, Vaccaro AR. Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of the Axis (Hangman’s Fracture). Chapter 24, Pgs. 389-409. Spine Trauma.

62. Rihn JA, Harrod C, Albert TJ. Treatment of Complex Cervical Spine Disorders. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. Chapter entitled Revision Cervical Spine Surgery, Pgs. 123-136. 1/2012.

63. Lim MR, Lee JY, Albert TJ. Restoration of Lumbar Motion Segment D. Facet Replacement 44 Facet Replacement Technologies. Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine 2nd Edition.

64. Spinal Fixation With hook, Screw and Wire Anchorage for Posterior Occipital, Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar Regions of the Spine. Shimer AL, Albert TJ. 2012.

65. Tannoury C, Anderson DG, Vaccaro AR, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Posterior Far Lateral Disk Herniation.: SPINE SURGERY Second Edition Operative Techniques. Pgs. 256-262.

66. Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Cervical Kyphosis.: DECISION MAKING IN SPINAL CARE, Pgs. 149-155.

67. Anderson DT, Rihn JA, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy And Radiculopathy: Natural History and Clinical Presentation. THE CERVICAL SPINE 5TH Edition. Pgs. 928-933.

68. Goldstein MJ, Ast MP, Silber JS, Anderson DG, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Post Laminectomy Cervical Kyphosis.” THE CERVICAL SPINE 5th Edition. Pgs. 1223-1231.

69. Ching AC, Albert TJ, Hart RA. Chapter entitled, “Esophageal Perforation.” THE CERVICAL SPINE 5th Edition, Pgs. 1301-1306.

70. Renaldo N, Silber JS, Brandoff JF, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Postoperative Airway Obstruction: When to Keep Intubated and the Use of Steroids, THE CERVICAL SPINE 5th Edition, Pgs. 1388-1390.

71. White AP, Harrop JS, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Adult Scoliosis.” OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES IN SPINE SURGERY – November, 2012. Pgs. 221-233.

72. Dumonski ML, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Isthmic Spondylolisthesis and Scoliosis.” ADULT CONSEQUENCES OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDIC CONDITIONS –AAOS Monograph Series 51, June, 2013 - Pgs. 1-11.

73. Patel RR, Rihn JA, Ponnoppan RK, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Surgical Indications For Lumbar Degenerative Disease. THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC – September, 2013 – Pgs. 213-224.

74. Kepler CK, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.” THE SPINE THIRD EDITION – November 2013 – Pgs. 21-35.

75. Rihn JA, Gandhi SD, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Transforaminal Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion.” THE SPINE THIRD EDITION – November 2013, Pgs. 323-333.

76. Pearson A, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Cervical and Cervicothoracic Instrumentation.”SPINE SURGERY BASICS – December 2013 – Pgs. 99-112.

77. Koerner JD, Harrop J, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Evaluation and Management of Iatrogenic Sagittal Imbalance.” GLOBAL SPINAL ALIGNMENT – publication 2014.

78. Helgeson, Melvin D., Albert, TJ. Chapter entitled “Anterior Surgical Approach to the Cervical Spine.” TEXTBOOK OF THE CERVICAL SPINE – Pgs. 33-38.

79. Chambliss Harrod, C., Albert, TJ. Chapter entitled, “Cervical Postlaminectomy Kyphosis, Suprajacent Atlantoaxial Stenosis with Recurrent Myelopathy: Treatment with Combined Posterior and Anterior Osteotomy via Posterior-Anterior-Posterior Approach. Complex Spne Cases, A Collection of Current Techniques, 2015 Jaypee Publishers, New DelhiF.

80. Lawrence JP, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “The Decision to Operate: Advanced Concepts”, ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN LUMBAR DEGENERATIVE DISK DISEASE – Part V, 2016- Pgs. 289-298.

81. Pearson A, Albert TJ . Chapter entitled, “Cervical and Cervicothoracic Instrumentation”, SPINE SURGERY BASICS- Pgs. 99-112.

82. Patel RR, Rihn JA, Ponnoppan RK, Albert TJ. Chapter entitled, “Surgical Indications for Lumbar Degenerative Disease”, THE INTERVERTEBRAL DISC – Pgs. 213-224.

Articles Written by Todd J. Albert, MD

Take Charge of Your Upper Back Pain

The upper back, or thoracic spine, is the area between the neck and low back. Stiffness, muscle spasms, and pain are common upper back symptoms.

Whiplash: A Common Neck Injury

The symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain, headache, dizziness, nausea, and in rare cases difficulty swallowing.

Whiplash: Neck Trauma and Treatment

In this article, learn about whiplash. This injury to the soft tissues in the neck can impact the spinal joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerves.

Whiplash: Treatment and Recovery

Conservative treatment includes use of pain, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxant medications; and physical therapy.

Discharge Instructions for Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty discharge instructions. These discharge instructions are printed with permission from Todd Albert, M.D. of the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

Case Studies Presented by Todd J. Albert, MD

15-Year-Old Male Football Player with Severe Neck Pain After Spear Tackle

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 15-year-old male football player who presents with severe neck pain after a spear tackle.

Former Professional Lacrosse Player Presents with Right Arm Pain and Triceps Weakness

No Evidence of Myelopathy
Presented by: T. Albert MD
Spine Case: Former professional lacrosse player in s/p C3-7 laminectomy without fusion (10 years prior) and C5-6 ACDF (5 years prior) for myelopathy presents with right arm pain and severe right triceps weakness. Vote on your preferred treatment.

Fixed Cervical Kyphosis and Recurrent Myelopathy

Presented by: T. Albert MD
The patient is a 69-year-old male who had PCDF in 2009. He now presents with severe neck pain/weakness and loss of horizontal gaze. Vote in SpineUniverse's Interactive Case Library for how you would treat this patient.

Cervical Disc Herniation Adjacent to Fusion

Presented by: T. Albert MD

The patient is a 26-year-old healthy, nonsmoker, non-laborer. A year ago, he underwent C5-C6 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion and now presents with new and acute symptoms.

Progressive Cervical Myelopathy in a 57-year-old

Presented by: T. Albert MD

The patient is a 57-year-old male with progressive cervical myelopathy who has been ambulating with a walker during the past four weeks.

Radicular Neck Pain

Presented by: T. Albert MD

This 60-year-old female presents with neck pain, hand numbness, radiculopathy, and hyper-reflexia.

Kyphosis Nonunion with Cervical Spinal Myelopathy

Presented by: T. Albert MD

The patient is a 75-year-old male, who is status post laminectomy and fusion at C2-C5. His pain has worsened and other symptoms have led to his inability to ambulate.

Articles Reviewed by Todd J. Albert, MD

Spine Specialists On-Call: Charité Artificial Disc

"Disc replacement is the most significant advancement since the modern treatment of spinal disorders began 70 years ago" as stated by Richard Guyer, MD.

Intervertebral Disc Replacement

Prosthetic devices to replace the intervertebral disc may be broadly divided into devices that replace the nucleus only, leaving the annulus and cartilaginous portions of the endplate intact, and devices that replace the entire disc.

Caudal Epidural Injection Information

Read how this treatment may help to decrease nerve root inflammation and hopefully reduce back or leg pain.

Perspective on Training Future Spine Surgeons

A new residency pathway focused specifically on training future spine surgeons should be developed to meet the changing needs of modern spine surgery practice.

Physical Therapy for Cervical Radiculopathy Linked to Improved Post-surgical Outcomes

New findings suggest that physical therapy and epidural injections may have beneficial effects on post-surgical outcomes in patients with degenerative non-myelopathic cervical radiculopathy.

Lumbar Facet Joint Injection Information

Get the answers to your questions related to lumbar facet joint injections including what to know during and after the procedure.

Epidural Injections to Reduce Pain from Pinched Nerves

The epidural space is often used to deliver medicine close to the spinal nerves. Local anesthetics and anti-inflammatory steroids help to reduce inflammation that can cause pinched nerves.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Selective (Transforaminal) Epidural Spinal Injection

A lumbar epidural steroid injection, transforaminal spinal injection, and selective epidural injection are types of diagnostic spinal injections that may help your doctor pinpoint the cause of your symptoms and provide relief from back pain. There are different types of spinal injections that involve powerful anti-inflammatory medicine (eg, corticosteroid) to reduce inflammation and pain.

Sex and Back Pain

Back pain can disrupt a sexual relationship. However, back pain doesn’t have to mean no more sex. It does mean that you’ll have to make some adjustments. Dr. Corners discusses this common concern of back pain sufferers and offers solutions.

Cervical Sports Injuries: The Stinger

A stinger, sometimes called a burner, is an injury that occurs when the head or neck is hit to one side causing the shoulder to be pulled in the opposite direction.

Greater BMI Linked to Risk for Revision Procedures Following Lumbar Discectomy

Surgeons should consider a patient’s bone mass index (BMI) when evaluating them for lumbar surgery, due to the fact that "increased BMI is associated with increased risk of revision surgery, especially in the morbidly obese.

Surgery for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Increased by 2.4-fold in the Last Decade

Surgical treatment of lumbar/ lumbosacral degenerative disc disease increased by 2.4-fold between 2000 and 2009, according to data from a nationwide, population-based cohort published in the The Spine Journal.

Industrial Ergonomics: Prevent Injury from Hand and Power Tool Use

Research studies show that workers who are taught how to safely perform their jobs in a suitable environment are at reduced risk for work related muscuolskeletal disorders.

How to Choose and Use Hand and Power Tools to Reduce Risk of Injury

Proper tools along with posture and body mechanics can help reduce the risk for injury.

Preventing Injuries at Work

Work injuries range from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to calf strains, headaches to radiating leg pain (Sciatica).

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