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Publications 2015 - 2016

How reliable are the Reported Genetic Associations in Disc Degeneration? The Influence of Phenotypes, Age, Population Size and Inclusion Sequence in 809 Patients.

  • Rajasekaran S, Kanna RM, Reddy RR, Natesan S, Raveendran M, Cheung KM, Chan D, Kao PY, Yee A, Shetty AP.
  • Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Aug 10. [Epub ahead of print].

The value of CT and MRI in the classification and surgical decision-making among spine surgeons in thoracolumbar spinal injuries.

  • Rajasekaran S, Vaccaro AR, Kanna RM, Schroeder GD, Oner FC, Vialle L, Chapman J, Dvorak M, Fehlings M, Shetty AP, Schnake K, Maheshwaran A, Kandziora F.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Jun 1. [Epub ahead of print]

Trends in scientific publications of Indian spine surgeons over 14 years (2000-2013).

  • Kanna RM, Falavigna A, da Silva PG, Quadros FW, Merlin LH, Radaelli L, Guyot JP, Dozza D, Riew DK, Martins D, Yoshiharu K.
  • Indian J Orthop. 2016 May-Jun;50(3):322-6. doi: 10.4103/0019-5413.181797

Aneurysmal bone cyst of C2 treated with novel anterior reconstruction and stabilization.

  • Rajasekaran S, Aiyer SN, Shetty AP, Kanna R, Maheswaran A.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print].

Spinal cord herniation following cervical meningioma excision: a rare clinical entity and review of literature.

  • Aiyer SN, Shetty AP, Kanna R, Maheswaran A, Rajasekaran S.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 May;25 Suppl 1:216-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4412-9. Epub 2016 Feb 4.

Measurement of kyphosis and vertebral body height loss in traumatic spine fractures: an international study.

  • Sadiqi S, Verlaan JJ, Lehr AM, Chapman JR, Dvorak MF, Kandziora F, Rajasekaran S, Schnake KJ, Vaccaro AR, Oner FC.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print].

Critical Values of Facet Joint Angulation and Tropism in the Development of Lumbar Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: An International, Large-Scale Multicenter Study by the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium.

  • Samartzis D, Cheung JP, Rajasekaran S, Kawaguchi Y, Acharya S, Kawakami M, Satoh S, Chen WJ, Park CK, Lee CS, Foocharoen T, Nagashima H, Kuh S, Zheng Z, Condor R, Ito M, Iwasaki M, Jeong JH, Luk KD, Prijambodo B, Rege A, Jahng TA, Luo Z, Tassanawipas W, Acharya N, Pokharel R, Shen Y, Ito T, Zhang Z, Aithala P J, Kumar GV, Jabir RA, Basu S, Li B, Moudgil V, Goss B, Sham P, Williams R.
  • Global Spine J. 2016 Aug;6(5):414-21. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1564417. Epub 2015 Oct 26.

Universal disease-specific outcome instruments for spine trauma: a global perspective on relevant parameters to evaluate clinical and functional outcomes of thoracic and lumbar spine trauma patients.

  • Sadiqi S, Verlaan JJ, Mechteld Lehr A, Dvorak MF, Kandziora F, Rajasekaran S, Schnake KJ, Vaccaro AR, Oner FC.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print].

Is lumbar facet joint tropism developmental or secondary to degeneration? An international, large-scale multicenter study by the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium.

  • Samartzis D, Cheung JP, Rajasekaran S, Kawaguchi Y, Acharya S, Kawakami M, Satoh S, Chen WJ, Park CK, Lee CS, Foocharoen T, Nagashima H, Kuh S, Zheng Z, Condor R, Ito M, Iwasaki M, Jeong JH, Luk KD, Prijambodo B, Rege A, Jahng TA, Luo Z, Tassanawipas WA, Acharya N, Pokharel R, Shen Y, Ito T, Zhang Z, Aithala P J, Kumar GV, Jabir RA, Basu S, Li B, Moudgil V, Goss B, Sham P, Williams R.
  • Scoliosis Spinal Disord. 2016 Feb 9;11:9. doi: 10.1186/s13013- 016-0062-2. eCollection 2016.

Incidence and preventability of adverse events in an orthopaedic unit: a prospective analysis of four thousand, nine hundred and six admissions.

  • Rajasekaran S, Ravi S, Aiyer SN.
  • Int Orthop. 2016 Sep 1. [Epub ahead of print].

The Thoracolumbar AOSpine Injury Score.

  • Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR, Schroeder GD, Koerner JD, Vialle LR, Aarabi B, Rajasekaran S, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Kandziora F, Schnake KJ, Dvorak MF, Reinhold M, Oner FC.
  • Global Spine J. 2016 Jun;6(4):329-34.

Surgeon Reported Outcome Measure for Spine Trauma an International Expert Survey Identifying Parameters Relevant for The Outcome of Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries.

  • Sadiqi S, Verlaan JJ, Lehr AM, Dvorak MF, Kandziora F, Rajasekaran S, Schnake KJ, Vaccaro AR, Oner FC.
  • Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May 11. [Epub ahead of print].

Efficacy of Diffusion Tensor Imaging Indices in Assessing Postoperative Neural Recovery in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy.

  • Rajasekaran S, Kanna R, Chittode VS, Maheswaran A, Aiyer SN, Shetty AP.
  • Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May 25. [Epub ahead of print].

Vertebral and Intraspinal Anomalies in Indian Population with Congenital Scoliosis: A Study of 119 Consecutive Patients.

  • Gupta N, Rajasekaran S., Balamurali G, Shetty A.
  • Asian Spine J. 2016 Apr;10(2):276-81. doi: 10.4184/asj.2016.10.2.276. Epub 2016 Apr 15.


The selection of core International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) categories for patient-reported outcome measurement in spine trauma patientsresults of an international consensus process.

  • Sadiqi S, Lehr AM, Post MW, Jacobs WC, Aarabi B, Chapman JR, Dunn RN, Dvorak MF, Fehlings MG, Rajasekaran S, Vialle LR, Vaccaro AR, Oner FC.
  • Spine J. 2016 Aug;16(8):962-70. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2016.03.050. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

Prediction of posterior ligamentous complex injury in thoracolumbar fractures using non-MRI imaging techniques.

  • Rajasekaran S, Maheswaran A, Aiyer SN, Kanna R, Dumpa SR, Shetty AP.
  • Int Orthop. 2016 Jun;40(6):1075-81. doi: 10.1007/s00264-016-3151-1. Epub 2016 Mar 17.

An International Multicenter Study Assessing the Role of Ethnicity on Variation of Lumbar Facet Joint Orientation and the Occurrence of Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Asia Pacific: A Study from the AOSpine Asia Pacific Research Collaboration Consortium.

  • Williams R, Cheung JP, Goss B, Rajasekaran S, Kawaguchi Y, Acharya S, Kawakami M, Satoh S, Chen WJ, Park CK, Lee CS, Foocharoen T, Nagashima H, Kuh S, Zheng Z, Condor R, Ito M, Iwasaki M, Jeong JH, Luk KD, Prijambodo B, Rege A, Jahng TA, Luo Z, Tassanawipas W, Acharya N, Pokharel R, Shen Y, Ito T, Zhang Z, Aithala P J, Kumar GV, Jabir RA, Basu S, Li B, Moudgil V, Sham P, Samartzis D.
  • Global Spine J. 2016 Feb;6(1):35-45. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1555655. Epub 2015 Jul 16.

Pyogenic lumbar spondylodiscitis treated with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: safety and outcomes.

  • Shetty AP, Aiyer SN, Kanna RM, Maheswaran A, Rajasekaran S..
  • Int Orthop. 2016 Jun;40(6):1163-70. doi: 10.1007/s00264-015-3063-5.

A rare cause of recalcitrant coccydynia: benign dermoid cyst masquerading as coccygeal pain.

  • Gaike CV, Kanna RM, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 May;25 Suppl 1:194-7. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-4354-7.

Effectiveness of Riluzole as a pharmacotherapeutic treatment option for early cervical myelopathy: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomised controlled trial.

  • Rajasekaran S, Aiyer SN, Shetty AP, Kanna RM, Maheswaran A, Shetty JY.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Jun;25(6):1830-5. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-4323-1.

Toward the Development of a Universal Outcome Instrument for Spine Trauma: A Systematic Review and Content Comparison of Outcome Measures Used in Spine Trauma Research Using the ICF as Reference.

  • Oner FC, Jacobs WC, Lehr AM, Sadiqi S, Post MW, Aarabi B, Chapman JR, Dvorak MF, Fehlings MG, Kandziora F, Rajasekaran S,, Vaccaro AR.
  • Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb;41(4):358-67.

Multilevel noncontiguous spinal injuries: incidence and patterns based on whole spine MRI.

  • Kanna RM, Gaike CV, Mahesh A, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Apr;25(4):1163-9. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-4209-2.

AOSpine subaxial cervical spine injury classification system.

  • Vaccaro AR, Koerner JD, Radcliff KE, Oner FC, Reinhold M, Schnake KJ, Kandziora F, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF, Aarabi B, Rajasekaran S,, Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Vialle LR.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Jul;25(7):2173-84. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3831-33.

Reliability analysis of the AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system by a worldwide group of naïve spinal surgeons.

  • Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR, Koerner JD, Dvorak MF, Kandziora F, Rajasekaran S, Aarabi B, Vialle LR, Fehlings MG, Schroeder GD, Reinhold M, Schnake KJ, Bellabarba C, Cumhur Öner F.
  • Eur Spine J. 2016 Apr;25(4):1082-6. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3765-9.

Circumferential fusion through all-posterior approach in Andersson lesion

  • Reddy S, Kanna RM, Aiyer S, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S.
  • Accepted for publication in Asian Spine Journal (Proof attached).

Isolated dorsal column dysfunction due to an intraspinal Osteolipoma- case report and review of literature.

  • Aiyer S, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S.
  • Accepted for publication in Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma (Proof attached).

Does the spine surgeon's experience affect fracture classification, assessment of stability and treatment plan in thoracolumbar injuries?

  • Rajasekaran S, Kanna RM, Vaccaro AR, Schroeder GD, Oner FC, Vialle L, Chapman J, Dvorak M, Fehlings M, Shetty AP, Schnake K, Maheshwaran A, Kandziora F.
  • Accepted in Global Spine Journal (Proof attached).

Surgical Management of Pott's spine induced kyphosis in elderly children and adults.

  • Kanna RM, Shetty AP, Rajasekaran S.
  • Accepted in Current Orthopaedics (Proof attached).

Enterococcus faecalis Causing Delayed Spondylodiscitis in a Case with Retained Intraspinal Bullet

  • Aiyer S., Shetty A., Kanna R., Rajasekaran S., Dumpa S.
  • IN press with Journal of Spine Surgery-Manuscript ID: JSS-16-145.

Universal disease-specific outcome instruments for spine trauma:a global perspective on relevant parameters to evaluate clinical and functional outcomes of thoracic and lumbar spine trauma patients.

  • S. Rajasekaran, Said Sadiqi, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan, A. Mechteld Lehr, Marcel F. Dvorak, Frank Kandziora, Klaus J. Schnake, Alexander R. Vaccaro, F. Cumhur Oner.
  • Eur Spine J, DOI 10.1007/s00586-016-4596-z, 2016.

The value of CT and MRI in the classification and surgical decision-making among spine surgeons in thoracolumbar spinal injuries.

  • S. Rajasekaran, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Gregory D. Schroeder, Frank Cumhur Oner, Luiz Vialle, Jens Chapman, Marcel Dvorak, Michael Fehlings, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Klaus Schnake, Anupama Maheshwaran, Frank Kandziora.
  • Eur Spine J, DOI 10.1007/s00586-016-4623-0, 2016.

Individualised distal femoral cut improves femoral component placement and limb alignment during total knee replacement in knees with moderate and severe varus deformity.

  • Dhanasekararaja Palanisami, Geethan Iyyampillai, Sivaraj Shanmugam, Rajkumar Natesan, S Rajasekaran.
  • International Orthopaedics (SICOT) DOI 10.1007/s00264-016-3123-5, 2016.

Effectiveness of Riluzole as a pharmacotherapeutic treatment option for early cervical myelopathy: a double-blinded, placebo-controlled randomised controlled trial.

  • S. Rajasekaran, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, Rishi Mugesh Kanna1 Siddharth N. Aiyer, Anupama Maheswaran, Janardhan Yerram Shetty.
  • Eur Spine J, DOI 10.1007/s00586-015- 4323-1, 2015.

Reliability analysis of the AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system by a worldwide group of naı ̈ve spinal surgeons.

  • S Rajasekaran, Christopher K. Kepler, Alexander R. Vaccaro, John D. Koerner, Marcel F. Dvorak, Frank Kandziora, Bizhan Aarabi, Luiz R. Vialle, Michael G. Fehlings, Gregory D. Schroeder, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Carlo Bellabarba, F. Cumhur O ̈ ner.
  • Eur Spine J, DOI : 10.1007/s00586-015-3765-9, 2015.

Vaccaro1 Can a Thoracolumbar Injury Severity Score Be Uniformly Applied from T1 to L5 or Are Modifications Necessary?

  • S Rajasekaran, Gregory D. Schroeder, Christopher K. Kepler, John D. Koerner, F. Cumhur Oner, Michael G. Fehlings, Bizhan Aarabi, Klaus J. Schnake, Frank Kandziora7 Luiz R. Vialle8 Alexander R.
  • Global Spine J 2015;5:339–345.

Acute fl accid paraparesis (cauda equina syndrome) in a patient with Bardet–Biedl syndrome: An illustrative case and literature review.

  • Vibhu Krishnan Viswanathan, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty S Rajasekaran,.
  • IJOrtho_478_15R8.

AOSpine subaxial cervical spine injury classification system.

  • Alexander R. Vaccaro, John D. Koerner, Kris E. Radcliff, F. Cumhur Oner, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus J. Schnake, Frank Kandziora, Michael G. Fehlings, Marcel F. Dvorak, Bizhan Aarabi, S.Rajasekaran, Gregory D. Schroeder, Christopher K. Kepler, Luiz R. Vialle.
  • Eur Spine J, DOI: 10.1007/s00586-015-3831-3, 2015.

Toward developing a Specific Outcome Instrument for Spine Trauma, An Empirical Cross-sectional Multicenter ICF-Based study by AOSpine Knowledge Forum Trauma.

  • F. Cumhur Oner, Said Sadiqi A, Mechteld Lehr, Bizhan Aarabi, Robert N. Dunn, Marcel F. Dvorak, Michael G. Fehlings, Frank Kandziora, Marcel W. Post, S. Rajasekaran, Luiz Vialle, Alexander R. Vaccaro.
  • SPINE Vol 40, Number 17, pp 1371-1379, 2015

Genetic susceptibility of lumbar degenerative disc disease in young Indian adults.

  • S Rajasekaran , Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Natesan Senthil, Muthuraja Raveendran, Veera Ranjani, Kenneth MC Cheung, Danny Chan.
  • ESJ 2015,, Vol 24, No.9. DOI 10.1007/s00586-014-3687-y

Is there a regional difference in morphology interpretation of A3/A4 fractures among different cultures?.

  • Gregory D. Schroeder, MD, Christopher K. Kepler, MD, MBA, John D. Koerner, MD, Jens R. Chapman, MD, Carlo Bellabarba, MD, F. Cumhur Oner, MD, PhD, Max Reinhold, MD, Marcel Dvorak, MD, Bizhan Aarabi, MD, Luiz Vialle, MD, PhD, Michael G. Fehlings, MD, PhD, S.Rajasekaran, MD, Frank Kandziora, MD, PhD, Klaus J. Schnake, MD, and Alexander R. Vaccaro, MD, PhD.
  • Journal of Neurosurgery: SPINE, DOI: 10.3171/2015.4.SPINE1584, 2015.

Towards the development of an outcome instrument for spinal trauma,

  • F. Cumhur Oner, Said Sadiqi A, Mechteld Lehr, Marcel F. Dvorak, Bizhan Aarabi, Jens R Chapman, Michael G Fehlings, Frank Kandziora, S. Rajasekaran, Alexander R. Vaccaro.
  • SPINE Vol 40, Number 2, pp E91-E96, 2015.

TB Spine – Current Aspects on Clinical Presentation, Diagnosis and Management Option, Seminars in Spine Surgery, UNDER PRINT

  • S Rajasekaran, AP Shetty

Successful Re-implantation of Extruded Long bone Segments in Open fractures of Lower limb - Report of 3 cases, INJURY Journal (Accepted for Publication).

  • S Rajasekaran, Arun Kamal, Chandra Mohan, Devendra Agraharam, Ramesh Perumal, Dheenadhayalan Jeyaramulu.

Neglected stress fracture Navicular and review of literature- The Journal of Foot And Ankle Surgery (Asia-Pacific)

  • Sundararajan SR, Pradeep V, Rajasekaran S.
  • January – June 20152(1):38-40, DOI:10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1026

Is height the best predictor for adequacy of semitendinosus alone ACLR? A study of hamstring graft dimensions and anthropometric measurement.

  • Sundararajan S.R, Ramakanth, Rajasekaran S.
  • International Orthopaedics 40(5) , july 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s00264-015-2882-2, source:PubMed

Irreducible Dislocation of Great Toe Interphalangeal Joint by an Accessory Sesamoid Bone: A Case Report and Review of Literature-JFAS(AP)The Journal of Foot And Ankle Surgery (Asia-Pacific)

  • Sundararajan S.R, Ramakanth, Rajasekaran S.
  • January – June 2016, 3(1):56-58DOI:10.5005/jp-journals-10040-1049,

Chapter Publications

The Cervical Spine – Turek’s

  • Rishi M Kanna, S Rajasekaran, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • Textbook of Orthopaedics, Wolters Kluwer publishers. 2016.

Thoracolumbar Sacral Fractures. Texbook on Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly.

  • S Rajasekaran, Rishi M Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • 1st Edition, Taylor and Francis publishers, 2016.

Back pain in Spinal infections – AO Spine Master Series on Spinal Infections,

  • Rishi M Kanna, S Rajasekaran, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • Thieme publishers, 2016.

Pediatric Spinal infections

  • S Rajasekaran, Rishi M Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • The Growing Spine – 2nd Edition. Springer 2016.

Granulomatous infections of the Spine.

  • S Rajasekaran, Rishi M Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • Chapman’s text of Orthopaedic surgery. Jaypee Publications 2016.

Spinal tuberculosis.

  • S Rajasekaran, Rishi M Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • Textbook of Spine Surgery. Ed: Brian Su. Jaypee Publications 2016.

Neurological Deficit after spinal osteotomy,

  • S Rajasekaran,
  • Pg 253-260 - Spinal Osteotomy by Yan Wang, Oheneba Boachie, Lawrence Lenke, 2015

Evidence Based Medicine.

  • S Rajasekaran, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • AO Spine textbook on Research, Thieme publishers, 2015.

Geriatric Thoracolumbar and Sacral Fractures.

  • S Rajasekaran, Rishi Mugesh Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty.
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma in the Elderly, 1st edition, CRC Press, 2016.

Angular and torsional deformities in children, Algorithms in Paediatrics (Jaypee)

  • Venkatadass K & Taral Nagda.

Perthes disease.

  • Venktadass K & Harish Hosalkar.
  • Textbook of Paediatrics for Postgraduates, 2nd edn. Authors –Section editor – Dr Harish Hosalkar, Editor-in-chief – Dr Piyush Gupta.

DDH.

  • Venktadass K & Harish Hosalkar.
  • Textbook of Paediatrics for Post-graduates, 2nd edn. Authors –Section editor – Dr Harish Hosalkar, Editor-in-chief – Dr Piyush Gupta.








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