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Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Miami Children's Hospital
Miami, FL

About Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD

Dr. Shufflebarger is Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He holds a hospital appointment at Miami Children's Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Shufflebarger earned a medical degree from Emory University, School of Medicine, where he was recognized for academic achievement with the Alpha Omega Alpha award. His residency in orthopaedic surgery was at Emory University's Affiliated Hospitals.

Dr. Shufflebarger is a past President of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the Scoliosis Research Society. For 15 years, Dr. Shufflebarger was the Medical Director of Children's Medical Services. The Ronald McDonald Foundation recognized Dr. Shufflebarger for his excellent medical service to children.

The published research of Dr. Shufflebarger includes 20 chapters contributed to medical textbooks, 50 peer-reviewed articles published in journals, and more than 200 presentations at professional meetings. He has presented numerous scientific exhibits and instructional videotape productions. In addition, Dr. Shufflebarger has been a Visiting Professor world-wide, including much of Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Publications

Textbook Chapters:

1. Theory and Mechanisms of Posterior Derotation Systems. The Pediatric Spine, Raven Press, New York, pp 1515-143, 1994.

2. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. in The Pediatric Spine, Raven Press, New York, pp 1545-1583, 1994.

3. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. in Spinal Instrumentation Technique, ed Courtney Brown M.D. Scoliosis Research Society, Chicago,(only by section, no pagination), 1994.

4. Moss Miami Instrumentation. in Spinal Instrumentation Technique, ed Courtney Brown M.D. Scoliosis Research Society, Chicago,(only by section, no pagination), 1994.

5. Moss Miami Spinal System: Methods of Fixation of the Spondylopelvic Junction. pp 381-395, in Lumbosacral and Spinopelvic Fixation, Lippincott Raven, Philadelphia, 1996

6. Thoracoplasty: Anterior Techn3'-que. in The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, ed Keith Bridwell and Ronald DeWald, pp 463-469. Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1996.

7. Moss Miami Instrumentation. in The Textbook of Spinal Surgery ed Keith Bridwell and Ronald DeWald, pp 675-695. Lippincott- Raven, Philadelphia, 1996.

8. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. in Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery: The Spine, ed David Bradford, pp 323-351 Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1996.

9. Posterior-Anterior-Posterior Sequence in Revision Spinal Surgery. in Revision Spinal Surgery, ed Marguiles J, Abei M, and Farcy, J, pp 175-188. Mosby, Philadelphia, 1999.

10. Revision for Pediatric Spinal Deformity. in Revision Spinal Surgery, ed Marguiles J, Abei M, and Farcy J, pp 424-439. Mosby, Philadelphia, 1999.

11. Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis. in operative Spinal Surgery. ed William Welch MD and George Jacobs MD. Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1999.

Scientific Papers Published:

1. Keiser, R.,Shufflebarger, H. The Milwaukee Brace in the Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis. Cl. Ortho. and Rel. Res. 118:19, 1976.

2. Keiser, R., Shufflebarger, H., King, W. Non-operative Treatment of Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Ten Year Study. Orthop. Trans. 7:11, 1983.

3. Shufflebarger, H., King, W. Composite Measurement of Scoliosis. Spine 12:228, 1987.

4. Javech, N., Shufflebarger, H. Solitary Bone Cysts. Orthopedic Surgery Update, Vol 4, 1986.

5. Shufflebarger, H., Clark, C. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. Orthopedics 11:1435, 1988.

6. Shufflebarger, H. Point-Counterpoint--Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation is the Current Standard for idiopathic Scoliosis. Orthopedics 11:1579, 1988.

7. Dubousset, J., Herring, J., Shufflebarger, H. Crankshaft Phenomenon in Spinal Surgery. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics 9:541, 1989.

8. Shufflebarger, H., Clark, C. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation for Scheuerman's Kyphosis. Orthop. 13:90, 1989.

9. Shufflebarger, H., Clark, C. Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Orthop. Trans. 13:79, 1989. .

10. Shufflebarger, H. Clark, C. Fusion Levels and Hook Patterns in Thoracic Scoliosis with Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. Spine 15:916, 1990.

11. Shufflebarger, H., Gepstein, R. Recovery of Pulmonary Function after Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. in Proceeding of the 4th International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, pp34-42, Sauramps Medical, Montpeller, France, 1987.

12. Neustadt, J., Shufflebarger, H. Treatment of Severe Spondylolisthesis with Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. in Proceedings of 7th International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, 1990.

13. Shufflebarger, H. Cotrel-Duboussat Instrumentation in Neurofibromatosis Spinal Problems. Cl. Ortho and Rel. Res. 245:24, 1989.

14. Shufflebarger, H., Clark, C. Prevention of the Crankshaft Phenomenon. Spine 16:s4O9, 1991.

15. Shufflebarger, H. Sagittal Plane Deformity in Idiopathic Scoliosis. in Proceeding of 3rd International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, Sauramps Medical, Montpellier, 1986.

16. Shufflebarger, H., Dubousset, J. Examples in the Use of Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation. in Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, Sauramps Medical, Montpellier, 1987.

17. Shufflebarger, H. Saving Lumbar Levels with Cotrel- Du]Dousset Instrumentation. in Proceedings of 4th International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, Sauramps Medical, Montpellier, 1987.

18. Shufflebarger, H., Gepstein, R., Latta, L. Cotral-Dubousset Instrumentation for Lumbar Burst Fractures. in Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation, Sauramps Medical, Montpellier, 1987.

19. Shufflebarger, H., Bui, V. Anterior and Posterior Spinal Fusion--Staged vs Same Day Surgery. Spine 16:930, 1991.

20. Shufflebarger, H., Clark, C. Posterior Spinal Osteotomy for Post-surgical Sagittal Plane Deformity. Spine 17:S287, 1992.

21. Shufflebarger, H. Comparison of Erect vs. Supine Bending Radiographs for Correction of Coronal and Axial Deformity in Idiopathic Scoliosis. in Proceeding of the Ist International Symposium on 3-D Scoliotic Deformities, Gustav Verlag, 1992.

22. Neustadt, J., Shufflebarger, H., Camissa, F. Spinal Fusions to the Pelvis Augmented by Cotrel-Dubousset Instrumentation for Neuromuscular Scoliosis. J Pediat Orthop 12:465, 1992.

23. Shufflebarger, H., Roth, H., Smiley, K. internal Thoracoplasty: A New Procedure. Spine 19:840, 1994.

24. Slucky, A., Engelking, B., Shufflebarger, H. A Simple Method for improving Visualization on a Scoliosis Lateral Radiograph. Spine 20:2570, 1995.

25. Shufflebarger, H and Clark, C: Effect of Wide Posterior Release on Correction in Adolescent idiopathic Scoliosis. J Pedi Ortho 7:117, 1998.

26. Shufflebarger with Lenke et al: intraobserver and inter observer reliability of the Classification of Thoracic Adolexcent Idiopathic Scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg 8OA:1097, 1998.

27. Shufflebarger with Betz et al: Comparison of anterior and posterior instrumentation for correction of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 24:22S, 1999. (Note: 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 - Full article, peer reviewed by J. Dubousset & M. Guillaumat for publication).

28. Shufflebarger H and Clark C: Late developing infection in instrumented idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 24:1909, 1999.

Articles Written by Harry L. Shufflebarger, MD

Pediatric Spinal Deformity: On the Cutting Edge - Presentations

View the highlights from the Pediatric Spinal Deformity: On the Cutting Edge; a spine-related CME meeting held during April 2007 in Miami, Florida.

Pediatric Spinal Deformity: On the Cutting Edge - Sessions

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