Table 1

Top 100 cited papers in Cervical Spine Surgery.

RankAuthorsTitleCitationsLevel of Evidence
1Frankel et al.7The Value Of Postural Reduction In The Initial Management Of Closed Injuries Of The Spine With Paraplegia And Tetraplegia. I.12073
2Vernon et al.9The Neck Disability Index - A Study Of Reliability And Validity9592
3Smith et al.12The Treatment Of Certain Cervical-Spine Disorders By Anterior Removal Of The Intervertebral Disc And Interbody Fusion7244
4Hilibrand et al.23Radiculopathy And Myelopathy At Segments Adjacent To The Site Of A Previous Anterior Cervical Arthrodesis6412
5Harms et al.17Posterior C1-C2 Fusion With Polyaxial Screw And Rod Fixation6242
6Hoffman et al.24Validity Of A Set Of Clinical Criteria To Rule Out Injury To The Cervical Spine In Patients With Blunt Trauma.4372
7Silber et al.25Donor Site Morbidity After Anterior Iliac Crest Bone Harvest For Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion3992
8Bohlman et al.26Robinson Anterior Cervical Diskectomy And Arthrodesis For Cervical Radiculopathy - Long-Term Follow-Up Of 100 And 22 Patients3963
9Carragee et al.6A Critical Review Of Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Trials In Spinal Surgery: Emerging Safety Concerns And Lessons Learned3831
10Boden et al.27Abnormal Magnetic-Resonance Scans Of The Cervical-Spine In Asymptomatic Subjects - A Prospective Investigation3823
11Bohlman 28Acute Fractures And Dislocations Of The Cervical-Spine - Analysis Of 300 Hospitalized-Patients And Review Of The Literature3822
12Stiell et al.29The Canadian C-Spine Rule For Radiography In Alert And Stable Trauma Patients3592
13Ranawat et al.30Cervical-Spine Fusion In Rheumatoid-Arthritis3383
14Resnick et al.31Radiographic And Pathologic Features Of Spinal Involvement In Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (Dish)3383
15Bailey et al.32Stabilization Of The Cervical Spine By Anterior Fusion3343
16Bovim et al.33Neck Pain In The General-Population3302
17Hirabayashi et al.34Expansive Open-Door Laminoplasty For Cervical Spinal Stenotic Myelopathy3233
18Payne et al.35The Cervical Spine - An Anatomico-Pathological Study Of 70 Specimens (Using A Special Technique) With Particular Reference To The Problem Of Cervical Spondylosis291N/A
19Schneider et al.36The Syndrome Of Acute Central Cervical Spinal Cord Injury - With Special Reference To The Mechanisms Involved In Hyperextension Injuries Of Cervical Spine2884
20Shields et al.22Adverse Effects Associated With High-Dose Recombinant Human Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Use In Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion2872
21Eck et al.37Biomechanical Study On The Effect Of Cervical Spine Fusion On Adjacent-Level Intradiscal Pressure And Segmental Motion286N/A
22Barnsley et al.38Whiplash Injury2863
23Allen et al.39A Mechanistic Classification Of Closed, Indirect Fractures And Dislocations Of The Lower Cervical-Spine2693
24Wright et al.40Vertebral Artery Injury In C1-2 Transarticular Screw Fixation: Results Of A Survey Of The Aans/Cns Section On Disorders Of The Spine And Peripheral Nerves2663
25Pang et al.41Spinal-Cord Injury Without Radiographic Abnormalities In Children2653
26Robinson et al.13The Results Of Anterior Interbody Fusion Of The Cervical Spine2623
27Schrader et al.42Natural Evolution Of Late Whiplash Syndrome Outside The Medicolegal Context2593
28Sen et al.43An Extreme Lateral Approach To Intradural Lesions Of The Cervical-Spine And Foramen Magnum2583
29Jones et al.44Cervical Pedicle Screws Versus Lateral Mass Screws - Anatomic Feasibility And Biomechanical Comparison2474
30Abumi et al.45Complications Of Pedicle Screw Fixation In Reconstructive Surgery Of The Cervical Spine2403
31Gore et al.46Roentgenographic Findings Of The Cervical-Spine In Asymptomatic People2373
32Panjabi et al.47Cervical Human Vertebrae - Quantitative 3-Dimensional Anatomy Of The Middle And Lower Regions2353
33Radanov et al.48Long-Term Outcome After Whiplash Injury - A 2-Year Follow-Up Considering Features Of Injury Mechanism And Somatic, Radiologic, And Psychosocial Findings2313
34Grob et al.49Atlantoaxial Fusion With Transarticular Screw Fixation2314
35Hurwitz et al.50Manipulation And Mobilization Of The Cervical Spine - A Systematic Review Of The Literature2302
36Kotani et al.51Biomechanical Analysis Of Cervical Stabilization Systems - An Assessment Of Transpedicular Screw Fixation In The Cervical-Spine2293
37Jull et al.52A Randomized Controlled Trial Of Exercise And Manipulative Therapy For Cervicogenic Headache2282
38Jeanneret et al.14Primary Posterior Fusion-C1/2 In Odontoid Fractures - Indications, Technique, And Results Of Transarticular Screw Fixation2273
39Sambrook et al.53Genetic Influences On Cervical And Lumbar Disc Degeneration - A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study In Twins2153
40Penning 54Normal Movements Of Cervical-Spine2144
41Ylinen et al.55Active Neck Muscle Training In The Treatment Of Chronic Neck Pain In Women - A Randomized Controlled Trial2132
42Davis et al.56The Etiology Of Missed Cervical-Spine Injuries2133
43Mummaneni et al.57Clinical And Radiographic Analysis Of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty Compared With Allograft Fusion: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial2122
44Fang et al.58Direct Anterior Approach To The Upper Cervical Spine2124
45Goffin et al.59Intermediate Follow-Up After Treatment Of Degenerative Disc Disease With The Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis: Single-Level And Bi-Level2113
46Teresi et al.60Asymptomatic Degenerative Disk Disease And Spondylosis Of The Cervical-Spine - Mr Imaging2103
47Abumi et al.61Transpedicular Screw Fixation For Traumatic Lesions Of The Middle And Lower Cervical-Spine - Description Of The Techniques And Preliminary-Report2094
48Conlon et al.62Rheumatoid Arthritis Of Cervical Spine - An Analysis Of 333 Cases2093
49Rogers 63Fractures And Dislocations Of The Cervical Spine - An End-Result Study2093
50Emery et al.64Anterior Cervical Decompression And Arthrodesis For The Treatment Of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy - Two To Seventeen-Year Follow-Up2023
51Vaccaro et al.65Early Failure Of Long Segment Anterior Cervical Plate Fixation1983
52Youdas et al.66Reliability Of Measurements Of Cervical-Spine Range Of Motion - Comparison Of 3 Methods1983
53Southwick et al.67Surgical Approaches To The Vertebral Bodies In The Cervical And Lumbar Regions1984
54Buskila et al.68Increased Rates Of Fibromyalgia Following Cervical Spine Injury - A Controlled Study Of 161 Cases Of Traumatic Injury1953
55Goffin et al.69Long-Term Follow-Up After Interbody Fusion Of The Cervical Spine1933
56Stiell et al.70The Canadian C-Spine Rule Versus The Nexus Low-Risk Criteria In Patients With Trauma1933
57Goffin et al.18Preliminary Clinical Experience With The Bryan Cervical Disc Prosthesis1933
58Flanders et al.71Acute Cervical-Spine Trauma - Correlation Of Mr Imaging Findings With Degree Of Neurologic Deficit1932
59Sawin et al.72A Comparative Analysis Of Fusion Rates And Donor-Site Morbidity For Autogeneic Rib And Iliac Crest Bone Grafts In Posterior Cervical Fusions1923
60Clark et al.73Fractures Of The Dens - A Multicenter Study1922
61Cattell et al.74Pseudosubluxation And Other Normal Variations In Cervical Spine In Children . A Study Of 160 Children1913
62Fountas et al.75Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion Associated Complications1903
63Kaiser et al.76Anterior Cervical Plating Enhances Arthrodesis After Discectomy And Fusion With Cortical Allograft1893
64Levine et al.77The Management Of Traumatic Spondylolisthesis Of The Axis1893
65Wada et al.78Subtotal Corpectomy Versus Laminoplasty For Multilevel Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy - A Long-Term Follow-Up Study Over 10 Years1842
66An et al.21Comparison Between Allograft Plus Demineralized Bone-Matrix Versus Autograft In Anterior Cervical Fusion - A Prospective Multicenter Study1842
67Smucker et al.79Increased Swelling Complications Associated With Off-Label Usage Of Rhbmp-2 In The Anterior Cervical Spine1834
68Boden et al.80Rheumatoid-Arthritis Of The Cervical-Spine - A Long-Term Analysis With Predictors Of Paralysis And Recovery1823
69Murrey et al.81Results Of The Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Food And Drug Administration Investigational, Device Exemption Study Of The Prodisc-C Total Disc Replacement Versus Anterior Discectomy And Fusion For The Treatment Of 1-Level Symptomatic Cervical Disc Disease1812
70Hosono et al.82Neck And Shoulder Pain After Laminoplasty - A Noticeable Complication1813
71Bazaz et al.83Incidence Of Dysphagia After Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery - A Prospective Study1803
72Vasavada et al.84Influence Of Muscle Morphometry And Moment Arms On The Moment-Generating Capacity Of Human Neck Muscles179N/A
73Dickman et al.85The Interspinal Method Of Posterior Atlantoaxial Arthrodesis1784
74Panjabi et al.86Mechanical Properties Of The Human Cervical Spine As Shown By Three-Dimensional Load-Displacement Curves176N/A
75Aker et al.87Conservative Management Of Mechanical Neck Pain: Systematic Overview And Meta-Analysis1751
76Bishop et al.20Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion Using Autogeneic And Allogeneic Bone Graft Substrate: A Prospective Comparative Analysis1752
77Itoh et al.88Technical Improvements And Results Of Laminoplasty For Compressive Myelopathy In The Cervical-Spine1753
78Pellicci et al.89A Prospective-Study Of The Progression Of Rheumatoid-Arthritis Of The Cervical-Spine1732
79Abumi et al.90Posterior Occipitocervical Reconstruction Using Cervical Pedicle Screws And Plate-Rod Systems1723
80Heller et al.91Comparison Of Bryan Cervical Disc Arthroplasty With Anterior Cervical Decompression And Fusion Clinical And Radiographic Results Of A Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial1712
81Abumi et al.92Pedicle Screw Fixation For Nontraumatic Lesions Of The Cervical Spine1713
82Melcher et al.93Biomechanical Testing Of Posterior Atlantoaxial Fixation Techniques170N/A
83Katsuura et al.94Kyphotic Malalignment After Anterior Cervical Fusion Is One Of The Factors Promoting The Degenerative Process In Adjacent Intervertebral Levels1703
84Perry et al.95Total Cervical-Spine Fusion For Neck Paralysis1703
85Matsumoto et al.96Mri Of Cervical Intervertebral Discs In Asymptomatic Subjects1693
86Johnson et al.97Cervical Orthoses - Study Comparing Their Effectiveness In Restricting Cervical Motion In Normal Subjects167N/A
87Richter et al.98Posterior Atlantoaxial Fixation - Biomechanical In Vitro Comparison Of Six Different Techniques166N/A
88Bogduk et al.99Biomechanics Of The Cervical Spine. I: Normal Kinematics166N/A
89Gore et al.100Neck Pain - A Long-Term Follow-Up Of 205 Patients1663
90Torg et al.101Neurapraxia Of The Cervical Spinal-Cord With Transient Quadriplegia1663
91Sakaura et al.102C5 Palsy After Decompression Surgery For Cervical Myelopathy - Review Of The Literature1653
92Wang et al.103Increased Fusion Rates With Cervical Plating For Two-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy And Fusion1653
93Matsunaga et al.104Strain On Intervertebral Discs After Anterior Cervical Decompression And Fusion165N/A
94Wainner et al.105Reliability And Diagnostic Accuracy Of The Clinical Examination And Patient Self-Report Measures For Cervical Radiculopathy1633
95Coe et al.106Biomechanical Evaluation Of Cervical Spinal Stabilization Methods In A Human Cadaveric Model162N/A
96Tan et al.107Morphometric Evaluation Of Screw Fixation In Atlas Via Posterior Arch And Lateral Mass161N/A
97Resnick et al.108Anatomic Suitability Of The C1-C2 Complex For Pedicle Screw Fixation1614
98Bailey5The Normal Cervical Spine In Infants And Children1613
99Resnick et al.109C1-C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation With Rigid Cantilever Beam Construct: Case Report And Technical Note1604
100Hacker et al.110A Prospective Randomized Multicenter Clinical Evaluation Of An Anterior Cervical Fusion Cage1602