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REFEREED JOURNALS

1. AKBARNIA BA, TORG JS, KIRKPATRICK J AND SUSMAN S: MANIFESTATIONS OF THE BATTERED CHILD SYNDROME. J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 56-A, SEPTEMBER 1974.

2. CAMPBELL CJ, AKBARNIA BA: GIANT CELL TUMOR OF THE RADIUS TREATED BY MASSIVE RESECTION AND TIBIAL BONE GRAFT.  J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 57-A, OCTOBER 1975.

3. STEEL HH, AKBARNIA BA, AND LANG BD: BILATERAL DISLOCATION OF THE HIP IN HALLERMAN STREIFF SYNDROME. J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 57-A, OCTOBER 1975.

4. AKBARNIA BA, WIRTH CR, AND COLEMAN, N: FIBROSARCOMA ARISING FROM CHRONIC OSTEOMYELITIS. J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 58-A, JANUARY 1976.

5. DOUGHERTY J, WIRTH CR, AND AKBARNIA BA: MANAGEMENT OF PATELLAR SUBLUXATION. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 115, MARCH-APRIL 1976.

6. AKBARNIA BA, CAMPBELL CJ, AND BOWEN JR: MANAGEMENT OF MASSIVE DEFECTS IN RADIUS AND ULNA FOLLOWING WRINGER INJURY. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 116, MAY 1976.

7. AKBARNIA BA, AKBARNIA NO: THE ROLE OF THE ORTHOPEDIST IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, VOL. 7, NO. 3, JULY 1976.

8. BRADFORD DS, AKBARNIA BA, WINTER RB, AND SELIJESKOG EL: SURGICAL STABILIZATION OF FRACTURE AND FRACTURE DISLOCATIONS OF THE THORACIC SPINE. SPINE, VOL. 2, NO. 3, SEPTEMBER 1977.

9. AKBARNIA BA AND MOE JH: FAMILIAL CONGENITAL SCOLIOSIS WITH UNILATERAL UNSEGMENTED BAR. CASE REPORT IN TWO SIBLINGS. J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 60-A, MARCH 1978.

10. AKBARNIA BA, BOWEN JR, AND DOUGHERTY J: FAMILIAL ARTHROGRYPTIC-LIKE HAND ABNORMALITY AND SENSORINEURAL DEAFNESS. AM. J. DIS. CHILD, 113, 403-405, APRIL 1979.

11. AHMADI B, AKBARNIA BA, GHOBADI F, GANJAVIAN MS, AND NASSERI D: EXPERIENCE WITH 141 TIBIAL LENGTHENINGS IN POLIOMYELITIS AND COMPARISON OF THREE DIFFERENT METHODS. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 145, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1979.

12. AKBARNIA BA and ROOHOLAMINI SA: SCOLIOSIS CAUSED BY BENIGN OSTEOBLASTOMA OF THE THORACIC AND LUMBAR SPINE. J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 63-A, SEPTEMBER 1981.

13. LONSTEIN JE AND AKBARNIA BA: OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF SPINE DEFORMITIES IN PATIENTS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY OR MENTAL RETARDATION, AN ANALYSIS OF 107 CASES. J. BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 65-A, JANUARY 1983.

14. AKBARNIA BA, HEYDARIAN K, AND GANJAVIAN MS: CONCORDANT CONGENITAL SPINE DEFORMITY IN MONOZYGOTIC TWINS. J.PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, 3, 502, 1983.

15. AKBARNIA BA AND VAFAIE M: ATLANTOAXIAL ROTARY FIXATION, REPORT OF A CASE WITH MASSIVE DISPLACEMENT. SPINE, 8, 907, 1983.

16. AKBARNIA BA, FOGARTY JP AND TAYOB AA: CONTOURED HARRINGTON INSTRUMENTATION IN THE TREATMENT OF UNSTABLE SPINAL FRACTURES, THE EFFECT OF SUPPLEMENTARY SUBLAMINAR WIRES. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 189, 186, OCTOBER 1984.

17. HEYDARIAN K, AKBARNIA BA, JABALAMELI M, and TABADOR K: POSTERIOR CAPSULOTOMY FOR THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE FLEXION CONTRACTURES OF THE KNEE. J. PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, 4, 700-4, 1984.

18. SILBERSTEIN MJ, SUNDARAM M, AKBARNIA BA, ET AL: EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA OF THE SPINE. ORTHOPAEDICS,  8:267-274, 1985.

19. LUISIRI A, SILBERSTEIN MJ, SUNDARAM M, AKBARNIA BA, AND GRAVISS RE: DYSPLASIA EPIPHYSIALIS HEMIMELICA. ORTHOPEDICS, 8:1170-1177, 1985.

20. AKBARNIA, BA, FOGARTY, J.P., SMITH, K.; NEW TRENDS IN SURGICAL STABILIZATION OF THORACO-LUMBAR SPINE FRACTURES WITH EMPHASIS IN SUBLAMINAR WIRING, PARAPLEGIA. 23:27-33, 1985.

21. AKBARNIA BA, SILBERSTEIN MJ, RENDE RJ, GRAVISS ER, AND LUISIRI A: ARTHROGRAPHY IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF FRACTURES OF THE DISTAL END OF THE HUMERUS IN INFANTS. J. OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 68-A, APRIL 1986.

22. MC GRAW JJ, AKBARNIA BA, HANEL DP, KEPPLER L, AND BURDGE RE: NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS RESULTING FROM SUPRACONDYLAR FRACTURES OF THE HUMERUS IN CHILDREN. J. PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, 6:647-650, 1986.

23. ROBSON DR, AKBARNIA BA, de MELLO D, CRAFTS D, AND CONNORS RH: MALIGNANT RHABOID TUMOR OF THE THORACIC SPINE: A CASE REPORT. SPINE, 12: 620-624, 1987.

24. WESTFALL SH, AKBARNIA BA, MERENDA JT, NAUNHEIM KS, CONNORS RH, KAMINSKI DL, AND WEBER TR: EXPOSURE OF THE ANTERIOR SPINE, TECHNIQUE, COMPLICATIONS AND RESULTS IN 85 PATIENTS. THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 154:700-704, DECEMBER 1987.

25. COHN SL, AKBARNIA BA, LUISIRI A, AND SUNDARUM M: DISC SPACE INFECTION VERSUS SCHEUERMANN’S DISEASE. ORTHOPAEDICS, VOL.88, NO. 2, 330-335, FEBRUARY 1988.

26. AKBARNIA BA: SELECTION OF METHODOLOGY IN SURGICAL TREATMENT OF ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS. ORTHOPAEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, VOL. 19, NO. 2., APRIL, 1988.

27. COHN SL, KEPPLER L, AND AKBARNIA, BA: TRAUMATIC RETROLISTHESIS OF THE LUMBOSACRAL JUNCTION: A CASE REPORT. SPINE, 14, 1:132-134, 1989.

28. SHAPIRO J, HANEL DK, AND AKBARNIA BA: FREE TISSUE TRANSFER IN CHILDREN. J.PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS, 9:590-595, 1989.

29. AKBARNIA BA, SHAPIRO J, ZIAEE M, AND AKBARNIA NO: HYPERTENSION AFTER OPERATIVE CORRECTION OF CLUB FOOT DEFORMITY. J. OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY, 72-A, OCTOBER 1990.

30. WESTFALL S, GANJAVIAN MS, WEBER T, AND AKBARNIA BA: ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS FOLLOWING SPINAL FUSION IN CHILDREN. J.PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, 11:663-665, 1991.

31. CRANDaLL DG, GABRIEL KR, AND AKBARNIA BA: SECOND OPERATION FOR SLIPPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS: PIN REMOVAL J PEDIATR ORTHOP, 12:434-437, 1992.

32. CLOHISY JC, AKBARNIA BA, BUCHOLZ RD, BURKUS JK, AND BACKER RJ: NEUROLOGIC RECOVERY ASSOCIATED WITH ANTERIOR DECOMPRESSION OF SPINAL FRACTURES AT THE THORACOLUMBAR JUNCTION. SPINE, 17,8S:325-330, 1992.

33. AKBARNIA BA, GABRIEL KR, BECKMAN E, AND CHALK D: PREVALENCE OF SCOLIOSIS IN NEUROFIBROMATOSIS. SPINE, 17,8S:244-248, 1992.

34. AKBARNIA BA, CRANDALL DG, BURKUS JK, AND MATTHEWS T: USE OF LONG RODS AND A SHORT ARTHRODESIS FOR BURST FRACTURES OF THE THORACOLUMBAR SPINE. JBJS, 76A:1629-1635, 1994.

35. BUONCRISTIANI AM, MCCULLEN G, SHIN AY, BATHGATE B, and AKBARNIA BA: AN UNUSUAL CAUSE OF LOW BACK PAIN: OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE SPINOUS PROCESS. SPINE, 23: 839-841, 1998.

36. akbarnia ba: spinal deformities in neurofibromatosis, point of view. spine 25:1 p.75, 2000

37. Carson WL, Asher MA, Boachie-Adjei O, Akbarnia bA, dzioba r, and lebwohl nh: history of isola-vsp fatigue testing results with correlation to clinical implant failures. spinal implants: are we evaluating them appropriately? ASTM STP 1431, p. 3-16.  Melkerson, M.N., griffith, s.l. and kirkpatrick, j.s. editors: ASTM International, West conshohocken, pa, 2003.

38. Carson WL, Asher MA, Boachie-Adjei O, and Akbarnia bA: Transverse connectors: clinical objectives, biomechanical involved in their achievment, and summary of current and needed in vitro tests,  spinal implants: are we evaluating them appropriately? ASTM STP 1431, p. 191-208.  Melkerson, M.N., griffith, s.l. and kirkpatrick, j.s. editors: ASTM International, West conshohocken, pa, 2003.

39. AKBARNIA BA, MARKS DS, BOACHIE-ADJEI O, THOMPSON AG, AND ASHER MA: DUAL GROWING ROD TECHNIQUE FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROGRESSIVE EARLY-ONSET SCOLIOSIS: A MULTICENTER STUDY.  SPINE 30:17S PP.S46-57, SEPTEMBER 2005.

40. BRAUN, J., AKBARNIA, B., EMANS, J., AND LOWE, T.: SUMMARY STATEMENT: DEFORMITY. SPINE. DEFORMITY SURGERY. 30(17S) SUPPLEMENT: S34, SEPTEMBER 1, 2005.

41. THOMPSON G, AKBARNIA BA, KOSTIAL P, ET AL: COMPARISON OF SINGLE VS DUAL GROWING ROD TECHNIQUES FOLLOWED THROUGH DEFINITIVE SURGERY. A PRELIMINARY STUDY. SPINE, 30:18 PP 2039-2044, OCTOBER 2005.

42. GILLINGHAM BL, FAN RA, AND AKBARNIA BA: THE EVALUATION AND TREATMENT OF EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS, 14:2 PP. 101-112, FEBRUARY 2006.

43. NGUYEN, H.V., AKBARNIA, B.A., VAN DAM, B.E., RAISZADEH, K., BAGHERI, R., CANALE, S., SYLVAIN, M., BARONE, R., BENCH, G.: ANTERIOR EXPOSURE OF THE SPINE FOR REMOVAL OF LUMBAR INTERBODY DEVICES AND IMPLANTS. SPINE, 31:21, 2006.

44.  AKBARNIA, BA., OGILVIE, JW., HAMMERBERG, KW.: DEGENERATIVE SCOLIOSIS DEBATE: TO OPERATE OR NOT TO OPERATE. SPINE, 31:19S PPS195-S201,2006.

45. BEHTASH, H., GANJAVIAN, M., SHAHRE BABAKI, B.,FERESHTEHNEJAD, S.M., AKBARNIA, B.A.: THE EFFECT OF HALO TRACTION BETWEEN ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR SPINAL FUSION ON THE CORRECTION OF SCOLIOSIS. TEHRAN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL JOURNAL 64:10 PP6-14 JANUARY 2007

46. AKBARNIA, BA.: MANAGEMENT OF THEMES IN EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS. IMATURE SPINE SUPPLEMENT ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY. 89-A SUPPLEMENT 1, PP 42-54-. MARCH 8, 2007.

47. THOMPSON,G.H., LENKE, L.G., AKBARNIA, B.A. ET AL: EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS: FUTURE DIRECTIONS, J. OF BONE AND SURGERY,89-A SUPPLEMET 1 PP. 163-166, 2007

48. THOMPSON, G.H., AKBARNIA, B.A., CAMPBELL, R.M. JR: GROWING ROD TECHNIQUES IN EARLY-ONSET SCOLIOSIS. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS, 27:3 PP354-361, APRIL/MAY 2007

49. GANJAVIAN, M.S., AMERI MOBINIBEHTASHVAHID TAHERI,NOJOOMI AND AKBARNIA, B.A.: OSTEOID OSTEOMA OF THE SPINE, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL COUNCIL OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN. 26:3 PP 309-316, FALL
2007.

50. AKBARNIA, B.A.: EMBRACING OPPORTUNITIES IN EXCITING TIMES: 2006 SCOLIOSIS RESEARCH SOCIETY PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS, SPINE, 32:20 PP 2153-2157 SEPTEMBER 15, 2007

51. AKBARNIA, B.A., BREAKWELL, L., MARKS, D. ET AL: END RESULTS OF DUAL GROWING ROD TECHNIQUE FOLLOWED FOR 3 TO 11 YEARS UNTIL FINAL FUSION: THE EFFECT OF FREQUENCY OF LENGTHENING, SPINE,
33(9) 984-990, APRIL 20, 2008.

52. MAHAR, A.T., BAGHERI, R., OKA, R., KOSTIAL, P., AND AKBARNIA, B. A.: BIOMECHANICALCOMPARISON OF DIFFERENT ANCHORS (FOUNDATIONS) FOR THE PEDIATRIC DUAL GROWING ROD TECHNIQUE. THE SPINE JOURNAL 8 (2008) 933-939

53. SPONSELLER, P.D., YANG, J.S., THOMPSON, G.H., MCCARTHY, R.E., EMANS, J.B., SKAGGS, D.L., ASHER, M.A., YAZICI, M., POE-KOCHERT, C., KOSTIAL, P. AND AKBARNIA, B.A. : PELVIC FIXATION OF GROWING RODS: SPINE
34(16):1706-1710, 2009.

54. BILLINGHURST, J., AKBARNIA, B. A.: EXTREME LATERAL INTERBODY FUSION: CURRENT ORTHOPAEDIC PRACTICE: VOL.20, NO. 3, MAY/ JUNE, 2009

55. SPONSELLER, P.D., THOMPSON, G.H., AKBARNIA, B.A., GLAITS, S.A., ASHER, M.A., EMANS, J.B., AND DIETZ, H.C. III: GROWING RODS FOR INFANTILE SCOLIOSIS IN MARFAN SYNDROME: SPINE 34(16):1711-1715, 2009.

56. SANKAR, W.N., SKAGGS, D., EMANS, J., MARKS, D., DORMANS J.P., THOMPSON, G., SHAH, S., SPONSELLER,P.D. AND AKBARNIA, B.A.: NEUROLOGIC RISK IN GROWING SPINE SURGERY IN ERLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS: IS NEUROMONITORING NECESSARY FOR ALL CASES?  SPINE 34(18):1952-1955, 2009.

57. BESS, S, BOACHIE-ADJEI, O, CUNNINGHAM, M.E., BURTON, D.C., SHAFFERY, C.I., SHELOKOV, A.P., HOSTIN, R.A., SCHWAB, F.J.,WOOD, K, GUPTA, M.C., AKBARNIA, B.A., INCREASING PAIN AND DISABILITY ,RATHER THAN DEFORMITY, DETERMINE TREATMENT MODALITY FOR OLDER PATIENTS WITH ADULT SCOLIOSIS: SPINE
34(20):2186-2190, 2009.

58. ROHMILLER, M.T., AKBARNIA, B.A., RAISZADEH, K., RAISZADEH, K., CANALE, S.: CLOSED SUCTION IRRIGATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF WOUND INFECTIONS FOLLOWING POSTERIOR SPINAL FUSION AND INSTRUMENTATION: SPINE 35(6): 642-646, 2010

59. YANG, J.S.,MC ELROY, M.J., AKBARNIA, B.A., SALARI, P., OLIVEIRA D., THOMPSON, G.H., EMANS, J.B., YAZICI, M., SKAGGS, D.L., SHAH, S.A., KOSTIAL, P.N., SPONSELLER, P.D.: GROWING RODS FOR SPINAL DEFORMITY: CHARACTERIZING CONSENSUS AND VARIATION IN CURRENT USE: J PEDIATR ORTHOP 30(3):264-270, APRIL-MAY,
2010

60. ELSEBAIE, H.B., KAPTAN, W., El MILIGUI, Y., El MASRY, M.A., SALAHELDINE, M., Noordeen, H.M., Akbarnia, B.A.: ANTERIOR INSTRUMENTATION AND CORRECTION OF CONGENITAL SPINAL DEFORMITIES UNDER AGE OF FOUR WITHOUT HEMIVERTEBRECTOMY: A NEW ALTERNATIVE: SPINE 35 (6) E218-E222, 2010

61. MOUSAVI, S.J., MOBINI, B., MEHDIAN, H., AKBARNIA, B., BOUZARI, B., ASKARY-ASHTIANI, A., MONTAZERI, A., PARNIANPOUR, M.: RELIABILITY AND VALIDITYOF THE PERSIAN VERSION OF THE SCOLIOSIS RESEARCH SOCIETY-22r QUESTIONNAIRE: SPINE 35 (7) 784-789, 2010

62. BESS, S., AKBARNIA, B.A., THOMPSON, G.H., SPONSELLER, P., SHAH, S.A., ELSEBAIE, H., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., KARLIN, L.I., CANALE, S., POE-KOCHER, C., SKAGGS, D.L: COMPLICATIONS OF GROWING-ROD TREATMENT FOR EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS: ANALYSIS OF ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY PATIENTS. J BONE JOINT SURG AM, 92(15)
2533-43, 2010

63. AKBARNIA, B.A., EMANS, J.B.: COMPLICATIONS OF GROWTH SPARING IN EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS. SPINE,
35(26) 2193-2204, DEC. 2010.

64. MCAFEE, P.C., PHILLIPS, F.M., ANDERSSON, G., BUVENENADRAN, A., KIM, C.W., LAURYSSEN, C., ISAACS, R.E., YOUSSEF, J.A., BRODKE, D.S., CAPPUCCINO, A., AKBARNIA, B.A., MUNDIS, G.M., SMITH, W.S., URIBE, J.S., GARFIN, S., ALLEN, T., RODGERS, W.B., PIMENTA, L., TAYLOR, W.: MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY. SPINE 35 (26S) S271-S273, 2010

65. MUNDIS, G.M., AKBARNIA, B.A., PHILLIPS, F.M.: ADULT DEFORMATIY CORRECTION THROUGH MINIMALLY INVASIVE LATERAL APPROACH TECHNIQUES. SPINE 35 (26S) S312-S321, DEC. 2010

66. ELSAEBAI, H.B., YAZICI, M., EMANS, J.B., SKAGGS, D.L., CRAWFORD, A.H., KARLIN,L.I., MCCARTHY R.E., POE- KOCHERT, C., KOSTIAL, P., AKBARNIA, B.A.: SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF GROWING ROD TECHNIQUE FOR PEDIATRIC CONGENITAL SPINAL DEFORMITIES. J OF PEDIATR ORTHO 31(1) 1-5, JAN.-FEB. 2011

67. LAFAGE, V., SCHWAB, F., HART, R., BURTON, D., SMITH, J.S., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., SHELOKOV, A., HOSTIN, R., SHAFFREY, C.I., GUPTA, M., AKBARNIA, B.A., BESS, S., FARCY, J.P.: DOES VERTEBRAL LEVEL OF PEDICLE SUBTRACTION OSTEOTOMY CORRELATE WITH DEGREE OF SPINOPELVIC PARAMETER CORRECTION? J NEUROSURG SPINE, 14(2) 184-91 FEB. 2011

68. MOUSAVI, S.J., AKBARI, M.E., MEHDIAN, H., MOBINI, B., MONTAZERI, A., AKBARNIA, B., PARNIANPOUR, M.: LOW BACK PAIN IN IRAN: A GRWOING NEED TO ADAPT AND IMPLEMENT EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. SPINE 36 (10) E638, 2011

69. WINTER, R.B., AKBARNIA, B.A.: CASE REPORT 122° KYPOSIS SECONDARY TO C5-L3 LAMINECTOMY AND QUADRIPLEGIA, SURGICAL CORRECTION AND 30- YEAR FOLLOW UP. SPINAL CORD April 5; p S1476-5624, 2011

70. SANKAR, W.N., SKAGGS, D.L., YAZICI, M., JOHNSTON, C., SHAH, S.A., JAVIDAN, P., KADAKIA, R.V., DAY, T.F., AKBARNIA, B.A.: LENGTHENING OF DUAL GROWING RODS AND THE LAW OF DIMINISIN RETURNS. SPINE; 36:806-
809, MAY,2011

71. AKBARNIA BA; CAMPBELL RM; DIMEGLIO A; FLYNN JM; REDDING GJ; SPONSELLER PD; VITALE MG; YAZICI M: FUSIONLESS PROCEDURES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF EARLY-ONSET SPINE DEFORMITIES IN 2011: WHAT DO WE KNOW? J CHILD ORTHOP 2011 JUN;5(3):159-72

72. MCELROY, M.J., SHANER, A.C., CRAWFORD, T.O., THOMPSON, G.H., KADAKIA, R.V., AKBARNIA, B.A., SKAGGS, D.L., EMANS, J.B., SPONSELLER, P.D.: GROWING RODS FOR SCOLIOSIS IN SPINAL MUSCULAR ATROPHY: STRUCTURAL EFFECTS, COMPLICATIONS AND HOSPITAL STAYS. SPINE 36 (16) 1305-11, July,2011

73. YANG, J.S., SPONSELLER, P.D., THOMPSON G.H., AKBARNIA, B.A., EMANS, J.B., YAZICI, M., SKAGGS, D.L., SHAH, S.A., SALARI, P., POE-KOCHERT, C., GROWING SPINE STUDY GROUP: GROWING ROD FRACTURES: RISK FACTORS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PREVENTION.  SPINE 36 (20) 1639-44, Sept.2011

74. DAKWAR, E., LE T.V., BAAJ, A.A., LE A.X., SMITH, W.D., AKBARNIA B.A., URIBE, J.S.: ABDOMINAL WALL PARESIS AS A COMPLICATION OF MINIMALLY INVASIVE LATERAL TRANSPSOAS INTERBODY FUSION. NEUROSURG FOCUS 31 (4) E18, Oct. 2011

75. KLINEBERG, E., SCHWAB F., AMES, C., HOSTIN, R., BESS, S., SMITH, J.S., GUPTA, M.C., BOACHIE, O., HART, R.A., AKBARNIA, B.A., BURTON, D.C., LAFAGE, V.: ACUTE RECIPROCAL CHANGES DISTANT FROM THE SITE OF SPINAL OSTEOTOMIES AFFECT GLOBAL POSTOPERATIVE ALLIGNMENT. ADV ORTHOP. Oct. 2011:415946

76. LAFAGE, V., BHARUCHA, N.J., SCHWAB, F., HART, R.A., BURTON, D., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., SMITH, J.S., HOSTIN, R., SHAFFREY, C., GUPTA, M., AKBARNIA, B.A., BESS, S.: MULTICENTER VALIDATION OF A FORMULA PREDICTING POSTOPERATIVE SPINOPELVIC ALIGNMENT. J NEUROSURG SPINE, VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1, JANUARY 2012, PP. 15-21

77. LAFAGE, V., AMES, C., SCHWAB, F.S., KLEINBERG, E., AKBARNIA, B.A., SMITH, J., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., BURTON, HART., R., HOSTIN, R., SHAFFREY, C., WOOD, K., BESS, S., INTERNATIONAL SPINE STUDY GROUP: CHANGES IN THORACIC KYPHOSIS NEGATIVELY IMPACT SAGITTAL ALIGNMENT AFTER LUMBAR PEDICLE SUBTRACTION OSTEOTOMY.: A COMPREHENSIVE RADIOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS. SPINE (PHILA PA 1976) 37(3) PP E180-187, FEB. 2012

78. CHEUNG, K.M.C., CHEUNG, J., SAMARTZIS, D., MAK, K.C., CHEUNG, W-Y, Wong Y-W, AKBARNIA, B.A., LUK, K.D.K., MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED GROWING RODS FOR SEVERE SPINAL CURVATURE IN YOUNG CHILDREN: A PROSPECTIVE CASE SERIES. LANCET, APRIL 19, 2012  [EPUB AHEAD OF PRINT]. 379(9830) PP 1967-74, MAY, 2012

79. AKBARNIA, B.A., MUNDIS, G.M., SALARI, P., YASZAY, B., PAWELEK, J.B.: INOVATION IN GROWING ROD TECHNIQUE: A STUDY OF SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF A MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED GROWING ROD IN A PORCINE MODEL.SPINE. 37 (13) PP 1109-1114, JUNE 2012

80. SCHWAB, F.J., PATEL, A., SHAFFREY, C.I., SMITH, J.S., FARCY, J.P., BOACHIE-ADJAEI,O., HOSTIN, R., HART,R.,
AKBARNIA, B.A., BURTON, D.C., BESS, S., LAFAGE, V. : SAGITTAL REALIGNMENT FAILURES FOLLOWING

PEDICLE SUBTRACTION OSTEOTOMY SURGERY: ARE WE DOING  ENOUGH? JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY: SPINE. VOL 16(6) 539-46, JUNE 2012

81. FU K, SMITH J, BURTON D, SHAFFREY, BOACHI-ADJEI O, CARLSON B, SCHWAB F, LAFAGE V, HOSTIN R, BESS S, AKBARNIA B. A., MUNDIS G, KLINEBERG E, GUPTA M., INTERNATIONAL SPINE STUDY GROUP. OUTCOMES AND COMPLICATIONS OF EXTENSION OF PREVIOUS LONG FUSION TO THE SACRO-PELVIS: IS AN ANTERIOR
APPROACH NECESSARY? WORLD NEUROSURG. JUN 18, 2012

82. SCHROERLUCKE, S., AKBARNIA, B.A., PAWELEK, J., SALARI, P., MUNDIS, G.M.Jr., YAZICI, M., EMANS, J.B., SPONSELLER, P.D., GROWING SPINE STUDY GROUP. HOW DOES THORACIC KYPHOSIS AFFECTS PATIENT OUTCOMES IN GROWING ROD SURGERY? SPINE (PHILA PA 1976). 37 (15) PP 1303-1309, JULY 2012

83.  BESS, S., LINE, B.G., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., HART, R., LAFAGE, V., SCHWAB, F., AKBARNIA, B.A., AMES, C.P., BURTON, D.C., HOSTIN, R.A., KLEINBERG, E., MUNDIS, G., SHAFFREY, C.I., SMITH, J.S.: DOES RECOMBINANT HUMAN BONE MORPHOGENETIC PROTEIN-2 (BMP) USE IN ADULT SPINAL DEFORMITY (ASD) INCREASE COMPLICATIONS AND ARE COMPLICATIONS DOSE RELATED? A PROSPECTIVE, MULTICENTER STUDY OF 257
CONSECUTIVE PATIENTS: NEUROSURGERY: 71(2) P E556-7 AUG.2012

84. TIS, J.E., KARLIN, L.I., AKBARNIA, B.A., BLAKEMORE, L.C., THOMPSON, G.H., MCCARTHY, R.E., TELLO, C., MENDELOW, M.J., SOUTHERN, E.P.: EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS: MODERN TREATMENT AND RESULTS. J OF PEDIATR ORTHO. 32(7) PP 647-657, Oct. - Nov.2012

85. AKBARNIA, B.A., CAMPBELL, R., MCCARTHY, R.E.: OPTIMIZING SAFETY AND OUTCOMES IN SPINAL DEFORMITY SURGERY:  EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS: SPINAL DEFORMITY, PREVIEW ISSUE, SEPTEMBER 2012

86 URIBE, J.S., SMITH, D.A., DAKWAR, E., BAAJ, A.A., MUNDIS, G.M., TURNER, A.W.L., CORNWALL,G.B., AKBARNIA, B.A.: LORDOSIS RESTORATION AFTER ANTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT RELEASE AND PLACEMENT OF LATERAL HYPERLORDOTIC INTERBODY CAGES DURING THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE LATERAL TRANSPSOAS APPROACH: A RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY IN CADAVERS. J NEUROSURG SPINE. 17(5) p476-85,  NOV. 2012

87. MCELROY, M.J., SPONSELLER, P.D., DATTILO, J.R., THOMPSON, G.H., AKBARNIA, B.A., SHAH, S.A., SNYDER, B.D., GROWING SPINE STUDY GROUP: GROWING RODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SCOLIOSIS IN CHILDREN WITH CEREBRAL PALSY: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT. SPINE 37 (24) E1504-E1510, NOV. 2012

88. KAI-MING, G.F., SMITH, J.S., BURTON, D.C., SHAFFREY, C.I., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., CARLSON, B., SCHWAB, F.J., LAFAGE, V., HOSTIN, R., BESS, S., AKBARNIA, B.A., MUNDIS, G., KLINEBERG, E., GUPTA, M.: OUTCOMES AND COMPLICATIONS OF EXTENSION OF PREVIOUS LONG FUSION TO THE SACRO-PELVIS: IS AN ANTERIOR APPROACH NECESSARY? WORLD NEUROSURGERY 2012

89. SCHWAB, F.J., HAWKINSON, N., LAFAGE, V., SMITH, J.S., HART, R., MUNDIS, G., BURTON, D.C., LINE, B., AKBARNIA, B.A., BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., HOSTIN, R., SHAFFREY, C.I., ARLET, V., WOOD, K., GUPTA, M., BESS, S., MUMMANENI, P.V., INTERNATIONAL SPINE STUDY GROUP: RISK FACTORS FOR MAJOR PERI-OPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS IN ADULT SPINAL DEFORMITY SURGERY: A MULTI-CENTER REVIEW OF 953 CONSECUTIVE PATIENTS. EUR SPINE J (21) PP 2603-2610, 2012

90. KAI-MING G FU, JUSTIN S SMITH, DOUGLAS C BURTON, KHALED M KEBAISH, CHRISTOPHER I SHAFFREY, FRANK SCHWAB, VIRGINIE LAFAGE, VINCENT ARLET, RICHARD HOSTIN, OHENEBA BOACHIE, BEHROOZ AKBARNIA, SHAY BESS REVISION EXTENSION TO THE PELVIS VERSUS PRIMARY SPINO-PELVIC INSTRUMENTATION IN ADULT DEFORMITY: COMPARISON OF CLINICAL OUTCOMES AND COMPLICATIONS. WORLD NEUROSURGERY 2/2013

91. KABIRIAM, N., HUNT, L.A., GANJAVIAN, M.S., AKBARNIA, B.A.: PROGRESSIVE EARLY-ONSET SCOLIOSISIN CONRADI DISEASE: A 34 YEAR OLLOW-UP OF SURGICAL MANAGEMENT. J PEDIATR ORTHOP, 33 (2) MARCH 2013

92. AKBARNIA, B.A., CHEUNG, K.M., NOORDEEN, H.H., ELSEBAIE, H.B., YAZICI, M., DANNAWI, Z., KABIRIAN, N.: NEXT GENERATION OF GROWTH-SPARING TECHNIQUES; PRELIMINARY CLINICAL RESULTS OF A MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLED GROWING ROD IN 14 PATIENTS. SPINE 38 (8) PP 665-670, APRIL 2013

93. HART, R., CABALO, A., BESS, S., AKBARNIA, B.A.,  BOACHIE-ADJEI, O., BURTON, D., CUNNINGHAM, M.E., GUPTA, M., HOSTIN, R., KEBAISH, K., KLINBERG, E., RICHARD HOSTIN, MUNDIS, G., GREGORY MUNDIS, SHAFFREY, C., SMITH, J., WOOD, K., THE INTERNATIONAL SPINE STUDY GROUP: COMPARISON OF PATIENT AND
SURGEON PERCEPTIONS OF ADVERSE EVENTS FOLLOWING ADULT SPINAL DEFORMITY SURGERY: SPINE 38 (9) PP
732-736, May, 2013

94. AKBARNIA, B.A.: MUNDIS, G.M., MOAZZAZ, P., KABIRIAN, N., BAGHERI, R., EASTLACK, R., PAWELEK, J.: ANTERIOR COLUMN REALIGNMENT (ACR) FOR FOCAL KYPHOTIC SPINAL DEFORMITY USING A LATERAL TRANSPSOAS APPROACH AND ALL RELEASE; J SPINAL DISORDERS & TECHNIQUES Feb. 2013
DOI:10.1097/BSD.0b013e318287bdc1.

95. MCELROY MJ, SPONSELLER PD, FUHRHOP SK, RUSSELL CJ, NEWTON PO, MARKS MC, SANDERS JO, YAZICI M, PAWELEK JB, AKBARNIA B.A.: CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES EXIST BETWEEN CURVES IN OPERATIVE IDIOPATHIC EARLY-ONSET SCOLIOSIS AND ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS SPINE (PHILA PA 1976). 2013;IN PRESS

PUBLISHED PAPERS (invited)
NON-REFEReED JOURNALS

1. AKBARNIA, BA, FOGARTY, J.P., SMITH, K.; NEW TRENDS IN SURGICAL STABILIZATION OF THORACO-LUMBAR SPINE FRACTURES WITH EMPHASIS IN SUBLAMINAR WIRING, PARAPLEGIA. 23:27-33, 1985.

2. AKBARNIA, B.A.: OSTEOID OSTEOMA AND OSTEOBLASTOMA OF THE SPINE. SPINE: STATE OF THE ART REVIEWS, VOL 2, NO. 2, JANUARY 1988.

3. AKBARNIA, B.A.: ANEURYSMAL BONE CYSTS OF THE SPINE. SPINE: STATE OF THE ART REVIEWS, VOL. 2, NO. 2, JANUARY 1988.

4. BECKMAN, E., AKBARNIA, B.A.: THE CARDINAL GLENNON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NEUROFIBROMATOSIS CLINIC MODEL. NEUROFIBROMATOSIS, 1:133, 1988.

5. AKBARNIA, BA, SCHEID, K.D., MERENDA, J.T. AND GRAVISS, E.: THE THREE DIMENSIONAL CORRECTION OF CD INSTRUMENTATION IN IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS. PROCEEDINGS OF COTREL-DUBOUSSET INSTRUMENTATION, SAURAMPS MEDICAL, MONTPELLIER, France, 1988.

6. AKBARNIA, BA, MOSCOWITZ, A., MERENDA, J.T. AND CARL, A.: SURGICAL TREATMENT OF SPINE FRACTURES USING CD INSTRUMENTATION. PROCEEDINGS OF COTREL-DUBOUSSET INSTRUMENTATION, SAURAMPS MEDICAL, MONTPELLIER, france, 1988.

7. AKBARNIA, BA, MOSKOWITZ, A.L., MERENDA, J.T., CARL, A., NIEMANN, P.F. AND MEASECK, B.: SURGICAL TREATMENT OF THORACIC SPINE FRACTURES USING COTREL-DUBOUSSET INSTRUMENTATION. COTREL-DUBOUSSET INSTRUMENTATION, SAURAMPS MEDICAL, MONTPELLIER, france, 1989.

8. AKBARNIA, B.A.: SURGICAL TREATMENT OF UPPER THORACIC SPINE FRACTURES USING COTREL-DUBOUSSET INSTRUMENTATION. SPINE:STATE OF THE ART REVIEWS, VOL. 7, #2, MAY 1993.

9. AKBARNIA, B.A. AND MERENDA, J.T: BENIGN TUMORS OF THE SPINE. SPINE: STATE OF THE ART REVIEWS, VOL. 10, #1, JANUARY 1996.

10. AKBARNIA, BA, SPINAL INSTRUMENTATION WITHOUT FUSION FOR THE TREATMENT OF EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS. BACK TALK, VOL.21 NO. 2, 1998.

11. Raiszadeh, k., akbarnia, b.a.: frontiers of anterior column reconstruction. in devlin v.j.(ed): anteriorspinal column surgery. spine: state of the art reviews, vol. 12, no. 3. philadelphia, hanley & belfus, inc., 1998.

12. raiszadeh, k., akbarnia, b.a.: anterior column surgery for lumbar degenerative disorders. in devlin vj (ed): anterior spinal column surgery. spine: state of the arts reviews, vol. 12, no. 3. philadelphia, hanley & belfus, inc., 1998.

13. RAISZADEH, K., AKBARNIA, B.A.: kyphosis in adults. in hu s. (ed): adult spine deformity. seminars in spine surgery, Vol. 10, NO. 4. DECEMBER, 1998: PP367-380. W.B. SAUNDER, PHILADELPHIA.

14. akbarnia, BA, rAISZADEH, K.: pediatric discitis. in floman Y. (ed): spinal infections.  spine: state of the art reviews, VOL. 13, NO. 1.  philadelphia, hanley & belfus, 1999.

15. akbarnia, b.a.: pediatric spine fractures. in Stanitski d. (ed):  pediatric spine .orthopedic clinics of north america, vol 30, july 1999.

16. akbarnia, b.a. and marks, ds: INSTRUMENTATION WITH LIMITED ARTHRODESIS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PROGRESSIVE EARLY ONSET SCOLIOSIS. SPINE: STATE OF THE ARTS REVIEWS, VOL. 14, NO. 1.  PHILADELPHIA, HANLEY & BELFUS, 2000.

17. AKBARNIA, BA, the challenge of early onset scoliosis. BACK TALK, VOL.26 NO. 3, 2003.

18. Rooney, R. C. and akbarnia, b.a.: Idiopathic scoliosis in children- an update on screening and bracing: The Journal of Musculoskeletal medicine. vol.21,NO.5,  May 2004.

19. AKBARNIA, B.A. and Mundis, G.: Adult Scoliosis: current concepts.  BACK TALK,VOL .32 NO. 1, March/April 2009.

20. salari, p., akbarnia, b.a., el-sabaie, h.yazici, m: Growing spine devices in the treatment of congenital spine deformity (growing rods): seminars in spine surgery, vol 22, no 3, pp 121-125 september 2010