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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics
 

Spine Research


Our physicians aren't just in the OR all day—they're advancing the field of spine surgery as a whole. Our doctors work closely with other research faculty to explore and search for ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic injury, disease, and deformity.


Featured Research

Spine researcher awarded state grant for marijuana study

Emily Lindley, PhD, is now part of the largest-ever state research program on medical marijuana—and the first that compares the benefits of medical marijuana to a commonly used opioid for chronic pain. More »


Books Published

 Patel, VV, Brown, C, Burger, E: "Spine Trauma Surgical Techniques", Springer Verlag, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-642-03693-4, eISBN: 978-3-642-03694-4.

 Patel, VV, Patel, A, Harrop, J, Burger, E: "Spine Surgery Basics", Springer Verlag, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-642-34125-0, eISBN: 978-3-642-34126-7. 



All Research

Predictors of spine deformity progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Noshchenko A, Hoffecker L, Lindley EM, Burger EL, Cain CM, Patel VV, Bradford AP. World J Orthop. 2015 Aug 18;6(7):537-58. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i7.537. eCollection 2015 Aug 18.

What is the clinical relevance of radiographic nonunion after single-level lumbar interbody arthrodesis in degenerative disc disease? A meta-analysis of the YODA Project database. Noshchenko A, Lindley EM, Burger EL, Cain CM, Patel VV. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Cost-effectiveness of three treatment strategies for lumbar spinal stenosis: Conservative care, laminectomy, and the Superion interspinous spacer. Parker SL, Anderson LH, Nelson T, Patel VV. Int J Spine Surg. 2015 Jul 9;9:28. doi: 10.14444/2028.

Observational evaluation of outcomes and resource utilization from hemostatic matrices in spine surgery. Tackett S, Price JS, Patel VV. J Med Econ. 2015 May 1:1-31.

Superion interspinous process spacer for intermittent neurogenic claudication secondary to moderate lumbar spinal stenosis: two-year results from a randomized controlled FDA-IDE pivotal trial. Patel VV, Whang PG, Haley TR, Bradley WD, Nunley PD, Davis RP, Miller LE, Block JE, Geisler FH. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Mar 1;40(5):275-82.