Spine Care Center Research
The University's Spine Care Center is actively involved in clinical research. This research helps to further the understanding of spinal cord injuries and disorders plus improves the diagnostic and treatment capabilities available.
Several Center members also review and publish extensively in peer-reviewed journals such as Spine, The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Orthopaedics and the Journal of Trauma. Below, please find publications in peer-reviewed journals by our clinical and research faculty since 2010. Click the title for a link to the article's abstract.
Kiapour A, Abdelgawad AA, Goel VK, Souccar A, Terai T, Ebraheim NA. Relationship between limb length discrepancy and load distribution across the sacroiliac joint--a finite element study. J Orthop Res. 2012 Oct;30(10):1577-80.
Faizan A, Goel VK, Garfin SR, Bono CM, Serhan H, Biyani A, Elgafy H, Krishna M, Friesem T. Do design variations in the artificial disc influence cervical spine biomechanics? A finite element investigation. Eur Spine J. 2012 Jun;21 Suppl 5:S653-62.
Faizan A, Goel VK, Biyani A, Garfin SR, Bono CM. Adjacent level effects of bi level disc replacement, bi level fusion and disc replacement plus fusion in cervical spine--a finite element based study. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2012 Mar;27(3):226-33.
Elgafy H, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR. Epidural hematoma associated with occult fracture in ankylosing spondylitis patient: a case report and review of the literature. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Oct;24(7):469-73.
Terai T, Sairyo K, Goel VK, Ebraheim N, Biyani A, Ahmad F, Kiapour A, Higashino K, Sakai T, Yasui N. Biomechanical rationale of sacral rounding deformity in pediatric spondylolisthesis: a clinical and biomechanical study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Sep;131(9):1187-94.
Shi J, Mei X, Liu J, Jiang W, Moral MZ, Ebraheim NA, Yang H. The influence of correction loss in thoracolumbar fractures treated by posterior instrumentation: a minimum 7-year follow-up. J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Apr;18(4):500-3.
Yang H, Shi JH, Ebraheim M, Liu X, Konrad J, Husain I, Tang TS, Liu J. Outcome of thoracolumbar burst fractures treated with indirect reduction and fixation without fusion. Eur Spine J. 2011 Mar;20(3):380-6.
Zhao YL, Yang HL, Konrad J, Liu J, Moral M, Xu YZ, Geng DC, Ebraheim NA. Kyphoplasty does not maintain all restored height postoperatively: a prospective, comparative study. Orthopaedics. 2010 Aug 11;33(8).
Terai T, Sairyo K, Goel VK, Ebraheim N, Biyani A, Faizan A, Sakai T, Yasui N. Spondylolysis originates in the ventral aspect of the pars interarticularis: a clinical and biomechanical study. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2010 Aug;92(8):1123-7.
Elgafy H, Bransford RJ, McGuire RA, Dettori JR, Fischer D. Blood loss in major spine surgery: are there effective measures to decrease massive hemorrhage in major spine fusion surgery? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Apr 20;35(9 Suppl):S47-56.
Elgafy H, Potluri T, Goel VK, Foster S, Faizan A, Kulkarni N. Biomechanical analysis comparing three C1-C2 transarticular screw salvaging fixation techniques. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 15;35(4):378-85.
Bhattacharya S, Nayak A, Goel VK, Warren C, Schlaegle S, Ferrara L. Gravimetric wear analysis and particulate characterization of bilateral facet-augmentation system--PercuDyn™. Biomed Mater Eng. 2010;20(6):329-38.