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Journal Publications - Clinical Research (selected)


Hearty TM, Hsu WK.  Radionuclide Imaging in the Diagnosis and Management of Orthopaedic Disease.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon, 2011


Schroeder GD, Murray MR, Hsu WK.  A Review of Dynamic Stabilization in the Lumbar spine.  Operative Techniques in Orthopedics, 2011


Roberts DW, Roc GC, Hsu WK.  Outcomes of Cervical and Lumbar Disc Herniations in Major League Baseball Pitchers.  Orthopedics, 2011


Hsu WK, Polavarapu M, Riaz R, Roc GC, Stock SR, Glicksman ZS, Ghodasra JH, Hsu EL.  A nanocomposite therapy as a more efficacious and less inflammatory alternative to bone morphogenetic protein-2 in a rodent arthrodesis model.  Journal of Orthoapedic Research, 2011 May 16


Hsu WK.  Outcomes Following Nonoperative and Operative Treatment for Cervical Disc Herniations in National Football League Athletes.  Spine, 2011 May 1;36(10):800-5


Hsu WK.  Instructional Course Lectures 61: Advanced Techniques in Cervical Spine Surgery.  J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2011 Apr;93A:780-8


Hsu WK, McCarthy KJ, Savage JW, Roberts DW, Roc GC, Micev AJ, Terry MA, Gryzlo SM, Schafer MF. The Professional Athlete Spine Initiative (PASI): Outcomes after Lumbar Disc Herniations in 342 Elite Professional Athletes.  The Spine Journal, 2011 Mar;11(3):180-6


Muchow RD, Hsu WK, Anderson PA.  Histopathologic Inflammatory Response Induced by Recombinant Bone Morphogenetic Protein – 2 Characterized by Histopathology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  The Spine Journal, 2010 Sep; 10(8):e1-e6


Hsu WK.  The Rationale of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty.  Techniques in Orthopedics, 2010 June;25(2):84-87


Hsu WK, Anderson PA. An Update on the Management and Treatment of Odontoid Fractures.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010 July;18(7): 383-394


Hsu WK, Anderson PA.  Artificial Disc Surgery of the Cervical Spine: Material and Design Characteristics. The Cervical Spine, 5th Edition, Edited by Benzel E. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Williams-Wilkins, 2010


Hsu WK, Anderson PA. Cervical Disc Arthroplasty.  Operative Spine Surgery.  Edited by Bridwell K.  Philadelphia: Lippincott-Williams-Wilkins, 2010


Hsu WK, Wang JC, Krenek L, Liu NQ, Lieberman JR.  Stem Cells from Human Fat as Cellular Delivery Vehicles in a Rat Posterolateral Spine Fusion Model, J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2008 May;90(5):1043-52


Hsu WK, Wang JC. The Contemporary Use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein in Spine Fusion. The Spine Journal, 2008 May-Jun;8(3):419-25


Tow BP, Hsu WK, Wang JC. Disc Regeneration – A Glimpse of the Future.  Clinical Neurosurgery, 2007, Vol. 54:122-8.


Hsu WK, Wang JC.  Demineralized Bone Matrix in Spinal Arthrodesis.  Seminars in Spine Surgery, 2006 April;18:22-25


Ghiselli, G, Wang JC, Bhatia NN, Hsu WK, Dawson EG.  Adjacent segment degeneration in the lumbar spine: an analysis of 215 patients.   J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004 Jul;86-A(7):1497-503


















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