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Frank L. Acosta, MD

TitleAssociate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentNeurological Surgery
AddressDEI 5501
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089
Phone+1 323 226 7421
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    Cedars Sinai Medical Center Golden Apple Resident Teaching Award
    Becker's Orthopaedic and Spine Review 50 Best Spine Specialists in America
    CSRS-E Mario Boni Award
    Harvard Medical School National Scholarship
    Harvard College Scholarship Award
    Harvard College Dean's List
    Bank of America Achievement Award in Humanities

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    Dr. Acosta brings depth to our team as a highly talented neurosurgeon, fellowship trained in complex spine deformity. His outstanding academic and research credentials accelerates our understanding of various spine pathologies and lead us to new translational discoveries.


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    1. Musa A, Wang JC, Acosta FL, Movahedi R, Melkonian A, Shahbazi A, Safani D, Gucev G. Attitudes of Spine Surgeons Regarding Management of Preoperative Anxiety: A Cross-sectional Study. Clin Spine Surg. 2018 Aug 24. PMID: 30148730.
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    2. Pendi A, Wang JC, Bederman SS, Farhan SD, Bhatia NN, Lee YP, Ashraf J, Acosta FL. Preferences of Spine Surgeons With Regard to Management of Intraoperative Durotomy: A Survey of Current Management. Clin Spine Surg. 2018 Jun 29. PMID: 29965812.
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    3. Pendi A, Lee YP, Farhan SAB, Acosta FL, Bederman SS, Sahyouni R, Gerrick ER, Bhatia NN. Complications associated with intrathecal morphine in spine surgery: a retrospective study. J Spine Surg. 2018 Jun; 4(2):287-294. PMID: 30069520.
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    4. Tuchman A, Turner AWL, Metzger MF, Acosta FL. An in Vitro Biomechanical Model of Differing Pedicle Screw Configurations for Long Construct Segmental Thoracic Fixation. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2017 Dec 01; 13(6):718-723. PMID: 29186600.
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    5. Pham MH, Tuchman A, Chen TC, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Liu JC. Transpedicular Corpectomy and Cage Placement in the Treatment of Traumatic Lumbar Burst Fractures. Clin Spine Surg. 2017 Oct; 30(8):360-366. PMID: 28937458.
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    6. Acosta FL, Mehta VA, Arakelyan A, Drazin D, Cortland C, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Pham MH. A Novel Lumbar Motion Segment Classification to Predict Changes in Segmental Sagittal Alignment After Lateral Interbody Fixation. Global Spine J. 2017 Oct; 7(7):642-647. PMID: 28989843.
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    7. Pendi A, Acosta FL, Tuchman A, Movahedi R, Sivasundaram L, Arif I, Gucev G. Intrathecal Morphine in Spine Surgery: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2017 Jun 15; 42(12):E740-E747. PMID: 28422794.
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    8. Jakoi AM, Pannu G, D'Oro A, Buser Z, Pham MH, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Acosta FL, Hah R, Wang JC. The Clinical Correlations between Diabetes, Cigarette Smoking and Obesity on Intervertebral Degenerative Disc Disease of the Lumbar Spine. Asian Spine J. 2017 Jun; 11(3):337-347. PMID: 28670401.
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    9. Stone MA, Jakoi AM, Iorio JA, Pham MH, Patel NN, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Acosta FL, Hah R, Wang JC. Bisphosphonate's and Intermittent Parathyroid Hormone's Effect on Human Spinal Fusion: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Asian Spine J. 2017 Jun; 11(3):484-493. PMID: 28670418.
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    10. Strickland BA, Pham MH, Bakhsheshian J, Russin JJ, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Bow Hunter's Syndrome: Surgical Management (Video) and Review of the Literature. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jul; 103:953.e7-953.e12. PMID: 28450231.
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    11. Bakhsheshian J, Strickland BA, Patel NN, Jakoi AM, Minneti M, Zada G, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Wang JC, Liu JC, Pham MH. The use of a novel perfusion-based cadaveric simulation model with cerebrospinal fluid reconstitution comparing dural repair techniques: a pilot study. Spine J. 2017 09; 17(9):1335-1341. PMID: 28412565.
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    12. Metzger MF, Robinson ST, Maldonado RC, Rawlinson J, Liu J, Acosta FL. Biomechanical analysis of lateral interbody fusion strategies for adjacent segment degeneration in the lumbar spine. Spine J. 2017 07; 17(7):1004-1011. PMID: 28323239.
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    13. Pham MH, Ohiorhenuan IE, Patel NN, Jakoi AM, Hsieh PC, Acosta FL, Wang JC, Liu JC. A Portable Shoulder-Mounted Camera System for Surgical Education in Spine Surgery. Surg Technol Int. 2017 Feb 07; 30:462-467. PMID: 28182824.
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    14. Pham MH, Buser Z, Wang JC, Acosta FL. Low-magnitude mechanical signals and the spine: A review of current and future applications. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jun; 40:18-23. PMID: 28089422.
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    15. Pham MH, Tuchman A, Smith L, Jakoi AM, Patel NN, Mehta VA, Acosta FL. Semitendinosus Graft for Interspinous Ligament Reinforcement in Adult Spinal Deformity. Orthopedics. 2017 Jan 01; 40(1):e206-e210. PMID: 27735976.
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    16. Pham MH, Tuchman A, Chen TC, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Liu JC. Transpedicular Corpectomy and Cage Placement in the Treatment of Traumatic Lumbar Burst Fractures. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Jul 14. PMID: 26301730.
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    17. Pham MH, Cohen J, Tuchman A, Commins D, Acosta FL. Large solitary osteochondroma of the thoracic spine: Case report and review of the literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2016; 7(Suppl 13):S323-7. PMID: 27274405; PMCID: PMC4879861.
    18. Phillips FM, Cheng I, Rampersaud YR, Akbarnia BA, Pimenta L, Rodgers WB, Uribe JS, Khanna N, Smith WD, Youssef JA, Sulaiman WA, Tohmeh A, Cannestra A, Wohns RN, Okonkwo DO, Acosta F, Rodgers EJ, Andersson G. Breaking Through the "Glass Ceiling" of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr; 41 Suppl 8:S39-43. PMID: 26839987.
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    19. Cheng I, Acosta F, Chang K, Pham M. Point-Counterpoint: The Use of Neuromonitoring in Lateral Transpsoas Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Apr; 41 Suppl 8:S145-51. PMID: 26796711.
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    20. Buser Z, Acosta FL. Stem cells and spinal fusion--are we there yet? Spine J. 2016 Mar; 16(3):400-1. PMID: 27063500.
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    21. Drazin D, Nuño M, Patil CG, Yan K, Liu JC, Acosta FL. Emergency room resource utilization by patients with low-back pain. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 May; 24(5):686-93. PMID: 26824585.
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    22. Pham MH, Mehta VA, Patel NN, Jakoi AM, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Wang JC, Acosta FL. Complications associated with the Dynesys dynamic stabilization system: a comprehensive review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Jan; 40(1):E2. PMID: 26721576.
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    23. D'Oro A, Spoonamore MJ, Cohen JR, Acosta FL, Hsieh PC, Liu JC, Chen TC, Buser Z, Wang JC. Effects of fusion and conservative treatment on disc degeneration and rates of subsequent surgery after thoracolumbar fracture. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Mar; 24(3):476-82. PMID: 26637065.
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    24. Metzger MF, Robinson ST, Svet MT, Liu JC, Acosta FL. Biomechanical Analysis of the Proximal Adjacent Segment after Multilevel Instrumentation of the Thoracic Spine: Do Hooks Ease the Transition? Global Spine J. 2016 Jun; 6(4):335-43. PMID: 27190735; PMCID: PMC4868576.
    25. Attenello FJ, Wen T, Huang C, Cen S, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Evaluation of weekend admission on the prevalence of hospital acquired conditions in patients receiving thoracolumbar fusions. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Aug; 22(8):1349-54. PMID: 26055958.
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    26. Wen T, Pease M, Attenello FJ, Tuchman A, Donoho D, Cen S, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Evaluation of Effect of Weekend Admission on the Prevalence of Hospital-Acquired Conditions in Patients Receiving Cervical Fusions. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul; 84(1):58-68. PMID: 25731795.
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    27. Tuchman A, Mehta VA, Mack WJ, Acosta FL. Novel application of pre-operative vertebral body embolization to reduce intraoperative blood loss during a three-column spinal osteotomy for non-oncologic spinal deformity. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Apr; 22(4):765-7. PMID: 25564274.
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    28. Davis TT, Hynes RA, Fung DA, Spann SW, MacMillan M, Kwon B, Liu J, Acosta F, Drochner TE. Retroperitoneal oblique corridor to the L2-S1 intervertebral discs in the lateral position: an anatomic study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2014 Nov; 21(5):785-93. PMID: 25216400.
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    29. Shweikeh F, Hanna G, Bloom L, Sayegh ET, Liu J, Acosta FL, Drazin D. Assessment of outcome following the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for spinal fusion in the elderly population. J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Jun; 60(2):256-71. PMID: 25027648.
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    30. Acosta FL, Ames C, Hsieh PC, McCarthy IM. Introduction: Costs and benefits of modern-day spine care. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Jun; 36(6):Introduction. PMID: 24881639.
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    31. Acosta FL, Drazin D, Liu JC. Supra-psoas shallow docking in lateral interbody fusion. Neurosurgery. 2013 Sep; 73(1 Suppl Operative):ons48-51; discussion ons52. PMID: 23361324.
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    32. Drazin D, Liu JC, Acosta FL. CT navigated lateral interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1438-41. PMID: 23931938.
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    33. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Smith JS, Acosta FL, Protopsaltis TS, Blondel B, Bess S, Shaffrey CI, Deviren V, Lafage V, Schwab F, Ames CP. Cervical spine alignment, sagittal deformity, and clinical implications: a review. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Aug; 19(2):141-59. PMID: 23768023.
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    34. Acosta FL, McClendon J, O'Shaughnessy BA, Koski TR, Ondra SL, Koller H, Meier O, Neal CJ, Ames CP. Deformity surgery. Response. J Neurosurg Spine. 2013 Apr; 18(4):415-6. PMID: 23667928.
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    35. Nuño M, Drazin DG, Acosta FL. Differences in treatments and outcomes for idiopathic scoliosis patients treated in the United States from 1998 to 2007: impact of socioeconomic variables and ethnicity. Spine J. 2013 Feb; 13(2):116-23. PMID: 23182025.
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    36. Rosner J, Avalos P, Acosta F, Liu J, Drazin D. The potential for cellular therapy combined with growth factors in spinal cord injury. Stem Cells Int. 2012; 2012:826754. PMID: 23091499; PMCID: PMC3471462.
    37. Shirzadi A, Drazin D, Shirzadi N, Westhout F, Drazin N, Fan X, Acosta FL. Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma to the Spine Complicated With Thrombocytopenia. World J Oncol. 2012 Aug; 3(4):182-186. PMID: 29147302.
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    38. Koller H, Mayer M, Zenner J, Resch H, Niederberger A, Fierlbeck J, Hitzl W, Acosta FL. Implications of the center of rotation concept for the reconstruction of anterior column lordosis and axial preloads in spinal deformity surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jul; 17(1):43-56. PMID: 22607223.
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    39. Shirzadi A, Birch K, Drazin D, Liu JC, Acosta F. Direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF) at the lumbosacral junction L5-S1. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jul; 19(7):1022-5. PMID: 22551586.
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    40. Drazin D, Rosner J, Avalos P, Acosta F. Stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease. Adv Orthop. 2012; 2012:961052. PMID: 22593830; PMCID: PMC3347696.
    41. McClendon J, O'Shaughnessy BA, Sugrue PA, Neal CJ, Acosta FL, Koski TR, Ondra SL. Techniques for operative correction of proximal junctional kyphosis of the upper thoracic spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Feb 15; 37(4):292-303. PMID: 21629169.
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    42. Moller DJ, Slimack NP, Acosta FL, Koski TR, Fessler RG, Liu JC. Minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion and transpsoas approach-related morbidity. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E4. PMID: 21961867.
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    43. Drazin D, Shirzadi A, Rosner J, Eboli P, Safee M, Baron EM, Liu JC, Acosta FL. Complications and outcomes after spinal deformity surgery in the elderly: review of the existing literature and future directions. Neurosurg Focus. 2011 Oct; 31(4):E3. PMID: 21961866.
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    44. Acosta FL, Metz L, Adkisson HD, Liu J, Carruthers-Liebenberg E, Milliman C, Maloney M, Lotz JC. Porcine intervertebral disc repair using allogeneic juvenile articular chondrocytes or mesenchymal stem cells. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011 Dec; 17(23-24):3045-55. PMID: 21910592; PMCID: PMC3226053.
    45. Acosta FL, McClendon J, O'Shaughnessy BA, Koller H, Neal CJ, Meier O, Ames CP, Koski TR, Ondra SL. Morbidity and mortality after spinal deformity surgery in patients 75 years and older: complications and predictive factors. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Dec; 15(6):667-74. PMID: 21888481.
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    46. Acosta FL, Sanai N, Cloyd J, Deviren V, Chou D, Ames CP. Treatment of Enneking stage 3 aggressive vertebral hemangiomas with intralesional spondylectomy: report of 10 cases and review of the literature. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Jun; 24(4):268-75. PMID: 20844447.
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    47. Acosta FL, Liu J, Slimack N, Moller D, Fessler R, Koski T. Changes in coronal and sagittal plane alignment following minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of degenerative lumbar disease in adults: a radiographic study. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jul; 15(1):92-6. PMID: 21476802.
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    48. Neal CJ, McClendon J, Halpin R, Acosta FL, Koski T, Ondra SL. Predicting ideal spinopelvic balance in adult spinal deformity. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Jul; 15(1):82-91. PMID: 21476795.
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    49. Rodriguez AG, Slichter CK, Acosta FL, Rodriguez-Soto AE, Burghardt AJ, Majumdar S, Lotz JC. Human disc nucleus properties and vertebral endplate permeability. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 01; 36(7):512-20. PMID: 21240044; PMCID: PMC3062730.
    50. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Deviren V, Acosta F, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of cervicothoracic junction osteotomy in cadaveric model of ankylosing spondylitis: effect of rod material and diameter. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Mar; 14(3):330-5. PMID: 21235305.
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    51. Koller H, Zenner J, Hitzl W, Meier O, Ferraris L, Acosta F, Hempfing A. The morbidity of open transthoracic approach for anterior scoliosis correction. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 15; 35(26):E1586-92. PMID: 21116213.
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    52. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Polley MY, Ames CP. En bloc resection for primary and metastatic tumors of the spine: a systematic review of the literature. Neurosurgery. 2010 Aug; 67(2):435-44; discussion 444-5. PMID: 20644431.
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    53. Koller H, Acosta F, Zenner J, Ferraris L, Hitzl W, Meier O, Ondra S, Koski T, Schmidt R. Spinal surgery in patients with Parkinson's disease: experiences with the challenges posed by sagittal imbalance and the Parkinson's spine. Eur Spine J. 2010 Oct; 19(10):1785-94. PMID: 20422434; PMCID: PMC2989214.
    54. Koller H, Resch H, Tauber M, Zenner J, Augat P, Penzkofer R, Acosta F, Kolb K, Kathrein A, Hitzl W. A biomechanical rationale for C1-ring osteosynthesis as treatment for displaced Jefferson burst fractures with incompetency of the transverse atlantal ligament. Eur Spine J. 2010 Aug; 19(8):1288-98. PMID: 20386935; PMCID: PMC2989204.
    55. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Cloyd C, Ames CP. Effects of age on perioperative complications of extensive multilevel thoracolumbar spinal fusion surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2010 Apr; 12(4):402-8. PMID: 20367376.
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    56. Koller H, Resch H, Acosta F, Zenner J, Schwaiger R, Tauber M, Forstner R, Lederer S, Auffarth A, Hitzl W. Assessment of two measurement techniques of cervical spine and C1-C2 rotation in the outcome research of axis fractures: a morphometrical analysis using dynamic computed tomography scanning. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Feb 01; 35(3):286-90. PMID: 20075766.
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    57. Koller H, Kolb K, Zenner J, Reynolds J, Dvorak M, Acosta F, Forstner R, Mayer M, Tauber M, Auffarth A, Kathrein A, Hitzl W. Study on accuracy and interobserver reliability of the assessment of odontoid fracture union using plain radiographs or CT scans. Eur Spine J. 2009 Nov; 18(11):1659-68. PMID: 19714373; PMCID: PMC2899404.
    58. Koller H, Hitzl W, Acosta F, Tauber M, Zenner J, Resch H, Yukawa Y, Meier O, Schmidt R, Mayer M. In vitro study of accuracy of cervical pedicle screw insertion using an electronic conductivity device (ATPS part III). Eur Spine J. 2009 Sep; 18(9):1300-13. PMID: 19575244; PMCID: PMC2899545.
    59. Acosta FL, Cloyd JM, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Patient satisfaction and radiographic outcomes after lumbar spinal fusion without iliac crest bone graft or transverse process fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 16(9):1184-7. PMID: 19500992.
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    60. Chou D, Acosta F, Cloyd JM, Ames CP. Parasagittal osteotomy for en bloc resection of multilevel cervical chordomas. J Neurosurg Spine. 2009 May; 10(5):397-403. PMID: 19442000.
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    61. Koller H, Acosta F, Tauber M, Komarek E, Fox M, Moursy M, Hitzl W, Resch H. C2-fractures: part I. Quantitative morphology of the C2 vertebra is a prerequisite for the radiographic assessment of posttraumatic C2-alignment and the investigation of clinical outcomes. Eur Spine J. 2009 Jul; 18(7):978-91. PMID: 19225813; PMCID: PMC2899576.
    62. Koller H, Acosta F, Forstner R, Zenner J, Resch H, Tauber M, Lederer S, Auffarth A, Hitzl W. C2-fractures: part II. A morphometrical analysis of computerized atlantoaxial motion, anatomical alignment and related clinical outcomes. Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug; 18(8):1135-53. PMID: 19224254; PMCID: PMC2899496.
    63. Barnes AH, Eguizabal JA, Acosta FL, Lotz JC, Buckley JM, Ames CP. Biomechanical pullout strength and stability of the cervical artificial pedicle screw. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jan 01; 34(1):E16-20. PMID: 19127143.
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    64. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Effect of age on the perioperative and radiographic complications of multilevel cervicothoracic spinal fusions. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Dec 15; 33(26):E977-82. PMID: 19092608.
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    65. Meier R, Boddington S, Krug C, Acosta FL, Thullier D, Henning TD, Sutton EJ, Tavri S, Lotz JC, Daldrup-Link HE. Detection of postoperative granulation tissue with an ICG-enhanced integrated OI-/X-ray System. J Transl Med. 2008 Nov 27; 6:73. PMID: 19038047; PMCID: PMC2613387.
    66. Acosta FL, Cloyd JM, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Perioperative complications and clinical outcomes of multilevel circumferential lumbar spinal fusion in the elderly. J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jan; 16(1):69-73. PMID: 19019682.
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    67. Koller H, Acosta F, Hempfing A, Rohrmüller D, Tauber M, Lederer S, Resch H, Zenner J, Klampfer H, Schwaiger R, Bogner R, Hitzl W. Long-term investigation of nonsurgical treatment for thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures: an outcome analysis in sight of spinopelvic balance. Eur Spine J. 2008 Aug; 17(8):1073-95. PMID: 18575898; PMCID: PMC2518772.
    68. Acosta FL, Christensen FB, Coe JD, Jahng TA, Kitchel SH, Meisel HJ, Schnöring M, Wingo CH, Ames CP. Early Clinical & Radiographic Results of NFix II Posterior Dynamic Stabilization System. SAS J. 2008; 2(2):69-75. PMID: 25802605; PMCID: PMC4365829.
    69. Cloyd JM, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Complications and outcomes of lumbar spine surgery in elderly people: a review of the literature. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008 Jul; 56(7):1318-27. PMID: 18503519.
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    70. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Chou D, Ames CP. Long-term biomechanical stability and clinical improvement after extended multilevel corpectomy and circumferential reconstruction of the cervical spine using titanium mesh cages. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2008 May; 21(3):165-74. PMID: 18458585.
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    71. Acosta FL, Buckley JM, Xu Z, Lotz JC, Ames CP. Biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques for unstable thoracolumbar burst fractures. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Apr; 8(4):341-6. PMID: 18377319.
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    72. Aryan HE, Newman CB, Nottmeier EW, Acosta FL, Wang VY, Ames CP. Stabilization of the atlantoaxial complex via C-1 lateral mass and C-2 pedicle screw fixation in a multicenter clinical experience in 102 patients: modification of the Harms and Goel techniques. J Neurosurg Spine. 2008 Mar; 8(3):222-9. PMID: 18312073.
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    73. Koller H, Hempfing A, Acosta F, Fox M, Scheiter A, Tauber M, Holz U, Resch H, Hitzl W. Cervical anterior transpedicular screw fixation. Part I: Study on morphological feasibility, indications, and technical prerequisites. Eur Spine J. 2008 Apr; 17(4):523-38. PMID: 18224358; PMCID: PMC2295270.
    74. Koller H, Acosta F, Tauber M, Fox M, Martin H, Forstner R, Augat P, Penzkofer R, Pirich C, Kässmann H, Resch H, Hitzl W. Cervical anterior transpedicular screw fixation (ATPS)--Part II. Accuracy of manual insertion and pull-out strength of ATPS. Eur Spine J. 2008 Apr; 17(4):539-55. PMID: 18224357; PMCID: PMC2295271.
    75. Acosta FL, Sanai N, Chi JH, Dowd CF, Chin C, Tihan T, Chou D, Weinstein PR, Ames CP. Comprehensive management of symptomatic and aggressive vertebral hemangiomas. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2008 Jan; 19(1):17-29. PMID: 18156044.
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    76. Aryan HE, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Two-level total en bloc lumbar spondylectomy with dural resection for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jan; 15(1):70-2. PMID: 18068050.
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    77. Chi JH, Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Chou D, Ames CP. Partial spondylectomy: modification for lateralized malignant spinal column tumors of the cervical or lumbosacral spine. J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Jan; 15(1):43-8. PMID: 18037295.
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    78. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Stand-alone anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion with plate: initial experience. Surg Neurol. 2007 Jul; 68(1):7-13; discussion 13. PMID: 17586210.
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    79. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL, Hartl R, McCormick PW, Ames CP. Bioabsorbable anterior cervical plating: initial multicenter clinical and radiographic experience. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 May 01; 32(10):1084-8. PMID: 17471089.
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    80. Acosta FL, Ames CP, Chou D. Operative management of adult high-grade lumbosacral spondylolisthesis. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2007 Apr; 18(2):249-54. PMID: 17556125.
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    81. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Chi J, Parsa AT, Ames CP. Modified paramedian transpedicular approach and spinal reconstruction for intradural tumors of the cervical and cervicothoracic spine: clinical experience. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Mar 15; 32(6):E203-10. PMID: 17413461.
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    82. Aryan HE, Lu DC, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Corpectomy followed by the placement of instrumentation with titanium cages and recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 for vertebral osteomyelitis. J Neurosurg Spine. 2007 Jan; 6(1):23-30. PMID: 17233287.
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    83. Acosta FL, Galvez LF, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Recent advances: infections of the spine. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2006 Sep; 8(5):390-3. PMID: 16934198.
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    84. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Successful outcome of six-level cervicothoracic corpectomy and circumferential reconstruction: case report and review of literature on multilevel cervicothoracic corpectomy. Eur Spine J. 2006 Oct; 15 Suppl 5:670-4. PMID: 16924551; PMCID: PMC1602202.
    85. Auguste KI, Chin C, Acosta FL, Ames CP. Expandable cylindrical cages in the cervical spine: a review of 22 cases. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006 Apr; 4(4):285-91. PMID: 16619674.
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    86. Aryan HE, Ames CP, Szandera B, Nguyen AD, Acosta FL, Taylor WR. Coblation of spinal endplates in preparation for interbody spinal fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2006 Apr; 13(3):349-52. PMID: 16540328.
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    87. Acosta FL, Dowd CF, Chin C, Tihan T, Ames CP, Weinstein PR. Current treatment strategies and outcomes in the management of symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas. Neurosurgery. 2006 Feb; 58(2):287-95; discussion 287-95. PMID: 16462482.
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    88. Ames CP, Acosta FL, Chamberlain RH, Larios AE, Crawford NR. Biomechanical analysis of a newly designed bioabsorbable anterior cervical plate. Invited submission from the joint section meeting on disorders of the spine and peripheral nerves, March 2005. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Dec; 3(6):465-70. PMID: 16381209.
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    89. Aryan HE, Acosta FL, Ames CP. The Charité Artificial Disc: insertion technique. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):637-50, vii. PMID: 16326287.
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    90. Acosta FL, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Gadkary CA, Schmidt MH, Chin CT, Ames CP, Rosenberg WS, Weinstein P. Frameless stereotactic image-guided C1-C2 transarticular screw fixation for atlantoaxial instability: review of 20 patients. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2005 Oct; 18(5):385-91. PMID: 16189447.
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    91. Acosta FL, Ames CP. Artificial pedicle screw reconstruction of the cervical spine after lateral paramedian transpedicular approach for lesions of the ventral cervical spinal canal. Neurosurgery. 2005 Oct; 57(4 Suppl):281-5; discussion 281-5. PMID: 16234675.
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    92. Ames CP, Acosta FL, Chi J, Iyengar J, Muiru W, Acaroglu E, Puttlitz CM. Biomechanical comparison of posterior lumbar interbody fusion and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion performed at 1 and 2 levels. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Oct 01; 30(19):E562-6. PMID: 16205329.
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    93. Acosta FL, Ames CP. Cervical disc arthroplasty: general introduction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):603-7, vi. PMID: 16326283.
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    94. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Ames CP. Emerging directions in motion preservation spinal surgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):665-9, vii. PMID: 16326290.
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    95. Aryan HE, Acosta FL, Ames CP. The ProDisc artificial disc: insertion technique. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2005 Oct; 16(4):651-6, vii. PMID: 16326288.
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    96. Acosta FL, Lotz J, Ames CP. The potential role of mesenchymal stem cell therapy for intervertebral disc degeneration: a critical overview. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Sep 15; 19(3):E4. PMID: 16190603.
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    97. Ames CP, Bozkus MH, Chamberlain RH, Acosta FL, Papadopoulos SM, Sonntag VK, Crawford NR. Biomechanics of stabilization after cervicothoracic compression-flexion injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Jul 01; 30(13):1505-12. PMID: 15990664.
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    98. Acosta FL, Thompson TL, Campbell S, Weinstein PR, Ames CP. Use of intraoperative isocentric C-arm 3D fluoroscopy for sextant percutaneous pedicle screw placement: case report and review of the literature. Spine J. 2005 May-Jun; 5(3):339-43. PMID: 15863091.
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    99. Acosta FL, Aryan HE, Taylor WR, Ames CP. Kyphoplasty-augmented short-segment pedicle screw fixation of traumatic lumbar burst fractures: initial clinical experience and literature review. Neurosurg Focus. 2005 Mar 15; 18(3):e9. PMID: 15771399.
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    100. Ames CP, Acosta F, Nottmeier E. Novel treatment of basilar invagination resulting from an untreated C-1 fracture associated with transverse ligament avulsion. Case report and description of surgical technique. J Neurosurg Spine. 2005 Jan; 2(1):83-7. PMID: 15658133.
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    101. Acosta FL, Binder DK, Barkovich AJ, Frieden IJ, Gupta N. Neurocutaneous melanosis presenting with hydrocephalus. Case report and review of the literature. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jan; 102(1 Suppl):96-100. PMID: 16206742.
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    102. Parsa AT, Chi JH, Acosta FL, Ames CP, McCormick PC. Intramedullary spinal cord tumors: molecular insights and surgical innovation. Clin Neurosurg. 2005; 52:76-84. PMID: 16626057.
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    103. Acosta FL, Chin CT, Quiñones-Hinojosa A, Ames CP, Weinstein PR, Chou D. Diagnosis and management of adult pyogenic osteomyelitis of the cervical spine. Neurosurg Focus. 2004 Dec 15; 17(6):E2. PMID: 15636572.
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    104. Acosta FL, Quinones-Hinojosa A, Schmidt MH, Weinstein PR. Diagnosis and management of sacral Tarlov cysts. Case report and review of the literature. Neurosurg Focus. 2003 Aug 15; 15(2):E15. PMID: 15350046.
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    105. Ehtesham M, Samoto K, Kabos P, Acosta FL, Gutierrez MA, Black KL, Yu JS. Treatment of intracranial glioma with in situ interferon-gamma and tumor necrosis factor-alpha gene transfer. Cancer Gene Ther. 2002 Nov; 9(11):925-34. PMID: 12386831.
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