The Spine Journal

A Multidisciplinary Journal of Spinal Disorders




Editor-in-Chief::Eugene J. Carragee, MD





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The Spine Journal, the official journal of the North American Spine Society, is an international and multidisciplinary journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on research and treatment related to the spine and spine care, including basic science and clinical investigations. It is a condition of publication that manuscripts submitted to The Spine Journal have not been published, and will not be simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. The Spine Journal also publishes major reviews of specific topics by acknowledged authorities, technical notes, teaching editorials, and other special features, Letters to the Editor-in-Chief are encouraged.

The Spine Journal is ranked 4th of 63 journals in Orthopaedics category on the 2012 Journal Citation Reports®, published by Thomson Reuters, and has an Impact Factor of 3.220.

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Editor-in-Chief: Eugene J. Carragee, MD Stanford, CA, USA, Deputy Editors: C. M. Bono, MD Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA, USA, Z. Ghogawala, MD Neurosurgery, Burlington, MA, USA, E. Hurwitz, DC, PhD Evidence & Methods, Honolulu, HI, USA, R.A. Lehman Jr., MD Deformity, Bethesda, MD, C. O'Neill, MD Special Features, San Francisco, CA, USA, J. A. Rihn, MD Socioeconomics, Media, PA, M. Smuck, MD Interventional Medicine & Rehab, Stanford, CA, USA, B. K. Weiner, MD Evidence & Methods, Houston, TX, USA, T. Yoon, MD, PhD Basic Science, Atlanta, GA, USA, Managing Editor: R. T. Campbell Burr Ridge, IL, USA, Associate Board Members: J. T. Alexander, MD Winston-Salem, NC, USA, P. A. Anderson, MD Madison, WI, USA, A. Araghi, DO Phoenix, AZ, USA, P. M. Arnold, MD Past TSJ Deputy Editor, Kansas City, KS, USA, R. A. Balderston, MD Philadelphia, PA, USA, N. G. Baldwin, MD, PA Lubbock, TX, USA, T. E. P. Barros Filho, MD Sao Paulo, Brazil, G. R. Bell, MD Cleveland, OH, USA, E. C. Benzel, MD Cleveland, OH, USA, P. B. Bishop, DC, MD, PhD Past TSJ Deputy Editor, Vancouver, BC, Canada, A. Biyani, MD Toledo, OH, USA, C. L. Branch, Jr, MD NASS Past President and Past TSJ Editor in Chief, Winston-Salem, NC, USA, A. L. Carl Albany, NY, USA, T. C. Chen, MD, PhD Los Angeles, CA, USA, B. C. Cheng, PhD Pittsburgh, PA, USA, I. Cheng, MD Stanford, CA, USA, P. J. Connolly, MD Worcester, MA, USA, N. R. Crawford, PhD Phoenix, AZ, USA, S. Dagenais, DC, PhD, MSC Boston, MA, USA, O. A. Danisa, MD Mount Crawford, VA, USA, H. L. A. Defino, MD Sao Paulo, Brazil, A. S. Don, FRACS Auckland, New Zealand, T. E. Dreisinger, PhD Troy, MI, USA, N. E. Epstein, MD New Hyde Park, NY, USA, S. I. Esses, MD Houston, TX, USA, J. G. Finkenberg, MD San Diego, CA, USA, B. E. Fredrickson, MD Syracuse, NY, USA, M. D. Freeman PhD, DC, MPH Salem, OR, USA, R. J. Gatchel, MD Arlington, TX, USA, P. C. Gerszten, MD, MPH Pittsburgh, PA, USA, S. D. Gertzbein, MD Aspen, CO, USA, K. Gill, MD Dallas, TX, USA, J. A. Glaser, MD Charleston, SC, USA, P. A. Glazer, MD Boston, MA, USA, V. K. Goel, PhD Toledo, OH, USA, Z. L. Gokaslan, MD, FACS Baltimore, MD, USA, J. A. Goldstein, MD New York, NY, USA, R. D. Guyer, MD NASS Past President, Plano, TX, USA, A. J. Haig, MD Ann Arbor, MI, USA, S. Halderman, DC, MD, PhD NASS Past President, Past TSJ Deputy Editor, Santa Ana, CA, USA, H. Hall, MD, FRCSC Markdale, ON, Canada, J. S. Harrop, MD Philadelphia, PA, USA, H. T. Hee, MD, FRCS Singapore, M. H. Heggeness, MD, PhD NASS Past President, Wichita, KS, USA, H. N. Herkowitz, MD Royal Oak, MI, USA, A. S. Hilibrand, MD Philadelphia, PA, USA, A. Jawahar, MD, MS Shreveport, LA, USA, L. G. Jenis, MD Boston, MA, USA, P. S. Khalsa, DC, PhD Bethesda, MD, USA, A. J. Khanna, MD, MBA Baltimore, MD, USA, D. H. Kim, MD Boston, MA, USA, S. W. Kim, MD, PhD Seoul, S. Korea, J. P. Kostuik, MD NASS Past President, Leesburg, VA, USA, D. W. Kucharzyk, DO Crown Point, IN, USA, F. P. Lagattuta, MD Santa Maria, CA, USA, N. A. Langrana, PhD Piscataway, NJ, USA, C. K. Lee, MD NASS Past President, Roseland, NJ, USA, L. G. Lenke, MD St. Louis Park, MO, USA, T.- H. Lim, PhD Iowa City, IA, USA, G. A. Malanga, MD Cedar Knolls, NJ, USA, W. S. Marras, PhD Columbus, OH, USA, P. G. Matz, MD Birmingham, AL, USA, D. J. Mazanec, MD Cleveland, OH, USA, C. T. Mehlman, DO, MPH, FAOAO Cincinnati, OH, USA, S. D. Miller, DO, FACS Akron, OH, USA, T. T. Miller, MD New York, NY, USA, C. Noe, MD Dallas, TX, USA, P. D. Nunley, MD Shreveport, LA, USA, D. R. O'Brien, Jr., MD Winston-Salem, NC, USA, G. Ochoa, MD Bogota, Colombia, P. B. Polatin, MD Dallas, TX, USA, J. M. Press, MD NASS Past President, Chicago, IL, USA, G. J. Przybylski, MD NASS Past President, Edison, NJ, USA, C. H. Rabb, MD Oklahoma City, OK, USA, J. Rainville, MD Boston, MA, USA, R. D. Rao, MD Milwaukee, WI, USA, G. R. Rechtine, MD Rochester, NY, USA, D. K. Resnick, MD Past TSJ Deputy Editor, Madison, WI, USA, L. Sekhon, MD, PhD, FRACS Reno, NV, USA, W. O. Shaffe, MD Lexington, KY, USA, F. H. Shen, MD Charlottesville, VA, USA, A. Silveri, MD Montevideo, Uruguay, C. W.
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