Research Publications


  • Posterior short-segment instrumentation and fusion provides better results than combined anterior plus posterior stabilization for mid-lumbar (L2 to L4) burst fractures.
  • Initial intervertebral stability after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with plating.
  • Management of chronic limb pain with spinal cord stimulation.
  • Assessment of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of lumbar spine foraminal stenosis–a surgeon’s perspective.
  • Low back pain: prediction of short-term outcome of facet joint injection with bone scintigraphy.
  • Spinal epidural lipomatosis: case reports, literature review and meta-analysis.
  • Surgical evaluation and management of symptomatic lumbosacral meningeal cysts.
  • Changes in segmental intervertebral motion adjacent to cervical arthrodesis: a prospective study.
  • Coccygodynia: evaluation and management.
  • Cervical plates: comparison of physical characteristics and in vitro pushout strength.
  • Hip spine syndrome: management of coexisting radiculopathy and arthritis of the lower extremity.
  • Scoliosis associated with lumbar spondylolisthesis: a case presentation and review of the literature.
  • Scheuermann kyphosis: long-term follow-up.
  • Direct repair of spondylolytic defects in young competitive athletes.
  • Physical characteristics of polyaxial-headed pedicle screws and biomechanical comparison of load with their failure.
  • Anterior locking screw plate fixation for cervical spondylosis.
  • Posterior annular strains during discography.
  • Sensitivity and specificity of dural sac and herniated disc dimensions in patients with low back-related leg pain.
  • Thoracolumbar pseudarthrosis.
  • Long-term functional and radiographic follow-up of surgically treated isthmic spondylolisthesis.
  • Use of percutaneous transpedicular external fixation pins to measure intervertebral motion.

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Stephen I. Esses, M.D.

Spine Surgery, Bone & Joint Surgery

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