3D-Printed Anatomical Modeling for Operative Guidance in Complex Spinal Tumor Surgery
We developed 3D-printed anatomical models of complex spinal tumors for operative guidance and patient education, and validated their efficacy in our institution.
Plastic Surgery Closures for Complex Spine Neoplasm Surgery Improves Outcomes in High-Risk Patients
We demonstrate that wound complication outcomes in patients with high-complexity neoplasms who received flap closure with plastic surgery are the same as in patients with low-complexity neoplasms with conventional layered closures. These results are now being validated prospectively across multiple centers by the AO Foundation.
C1-C2 Fixation With Posterior Arch Femoral Head Allograft Strut
This paper demonstrates a technique to augment screw-rod C1-C2 fixation via a bisected femoral head allograft with a keyhole for the C2 spinous process and sutures along its convex surface to secure it to hardware.
Quantitative Modeling of Transverse Ligament Injury With Flexion-Extension CT for Diagnosis of Atlantoaxial Instability
By modeling abnormal motion of 3D point mesh surfaces of C1 and C2 across flexion and extension in CT scans, we developed a quantitative method to predict atlantoaxial instability.