Table 8

Comparison of rank by number of citations per year and total citations.

AuthorsTitleAverage per YearRank by averageRank by Total
Carragee et al.6A critical review of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 trials in spinal surgery: emerging safety concerns and lessons learned76.619
Harms et al.17Posterior C1-C2 fusion with polyaxial screw and rod fixation41.625
Vernon et al.9The neck disability index - A study of reliability and validity38.3632
Hilibrand et al.23Radiculopathy and myelopathy at segments adjacent to the site of a previous anterior cervical arthrodesis37.7144
Silber et al.25Donor site morbidity after anterior iliac crest bone harvest for single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion30.6957
Shields et al.22Adverse effects associated with high-dose recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 use in anterior cervical spine fusion28.7620
Hoffman et al.24Validity of a set of clinical criteria to rule out injury to the cervical spine in patients with blunt trauma.27.3176
Murrey 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 andfusion for the treatment of 1-level symptomatic cervical disc disease25.86869
Frankel et al.7The value of postural reduction in the initial management of closed injuries of the spine with paraplegia and tetraplegia. I.25.6891
Heller et al.91Comparison of BRYAN Cervical Disc Arthroplasty With Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion Clinical and Radiographic Results of a Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial24.431080