Carlo Bellabarba, M.D.

Carlo Bellabarba, M.D.

Professor
Acting Chief of Service, Orthopaedics, Harborview Medical Center
Director, Spine Service
Program Director, Spine Fellowship
Joint Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery

Specialties: Spine, Trauma

College: B.Sc. with Honours in Biochemistry, McGill University, 1988

Medical School: McGill University, 1992

Residency: Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center 1993-1997

Fellowship: Northwestern University, Spine Surgery, 1998-1999
Tampa General Hospital, Orthopedic Trauma, 1997-1998

Board Certification: Board Certified

UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/carlo-bellabarba

About Dr. Bellabarba

Dr. Carlo Bellabarba is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Following his training in Orthopedic Surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois he completed a Trauma Fellowship at Tampa General Hospital and then a Spine Fellowship at Northwestern University. He is currently a Professor at University of Washington in the Orthopedics and Neurosurgery departments. 

He is the Director of the Spine ACE Program at Harborview Medical Center and is on the HMC Medical Staff Quality Assurance Committee, and Medical School Admissions Committee at University of Washington. He is on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma and has presented at numerous medical meetings. Dr. Bellabarba has published several articles and book chapters.

Honors

  • 2014 Top Doctors, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, August 2014
  • 2014 Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, June 2014
  • 2012 Top Doctors, Seattle Magazine, July 2012
  • 2010 Harborview C.A.R.E.S. Service Excellence Award

Memberships:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Spinal Injury Association
  • AOSpine
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association
  • Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Western Orthopedic Association
  • Washington State Orthopedic Association
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Spine Faculty, AO/ASIF Continuing Education
  • Orthopedic Faculty, AO/ASIF Continuing Education

Editorial Responsibilities

2001-2013, Editorial Board: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. Section Editor, Spine Trauma

2010, Spine Section Editor:  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update –Trauma, 4 ed., American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

AAOS Disclosures

Submitted on: 03/29/2015
Cervical Spine Research Society: Board or committee member
North American Spine Society: Board or committee member
Orthopedics Today: Editorial or governing board

Publications

Scientific Publications (PubMed Listing)

MANUSCRIPTS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

1. Schroeder GD, Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK, Koerner JD, Oner FC, Dvorak MF, Vialle LR, Aarabi B, Bellabarba C, Fehlings MG, Schnake KJ, Kandziora F. Establishing the Injury Severity of Thoracolumbar Trauma: Confirmation of the Hierarchical Structure of the AOSpine Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 15;40(8):E498-503. 

2. 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. Reliability analysis of the AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system by a worldwide group of naïve spinal surgeons. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]

3. Bransford RJ, Alton TB, Patel AR, Bellabarba C. Upper Cervical Spine Trauma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Nov;22(11):718-729.

4. Vilela MD, Kim LJ, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. Blunt cerebrovascular injuries in association with craniocervical distraction injuries: a retrospective review of consecutive cases. Spine J. 2015 Mar 1;15(3):499-505. Epub 2014 Oct 15.

5. Alton TB, Patel AR, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ, Chapman JR. Is there a difference in neurologic outcome in medical versus early operative management of cervical epidural abscesses? Spine J. 2015 Jan 1;15(1):10-7. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2014.06.010. Epub 2014 Jun 14.

6. Patel AR, Alton TB, Bransford RJ, Lee MJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Spinal epidural abscesses: risk factors, medical versus surgical management, a retrospective review of 128 cases. Spine J. 2014 Feb 1;14(2):326-30. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.10.046. Epub 2013 Nov 12.

7. Vaccaro AR, Oner C, Kepler CK, Dvorak M, Schnake K, Bellabarba C, Reinhold M, Aarabi B, Kandziora F, Chapman J, Shanmuganathan R, Fehlings M, Vialle L; for the AOSpine Spinal Cord Injury & Trauma Knowledge Forum. AOSpine thoracolumbar spine injury classification system: Fracture description, neurological status and key modifiers. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Nov 1;38(23):2028-37.(2013 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print])

8. Bellabarba C. Expert's comment concerning Grand Rounds case entitled "Lead toxicity and management of gunshot wounds in the lumbar spine" (by B. Rentfrow, R. Vaidya, C. Elia, A. Sethi doi:10.1007/s00586-013-2805-6).Eur Spine J. 2013 May 14. [Epub ahead of print] 2013;22:2358-9 .

9. Luszczyk MJ, Blaisdell GY, Wiater BP, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Agel JA, Bransford RJ. Traumatic dural tears: what do we know and are they a problem? Spine J. 2013 May 10. pii: S1529-9430(13)00401-4. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.03.049. [Epub ahead of print]

10. Hacquebord J, Cizik AM, Malempati SH, Konodi MA, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman J, Lee MJ. Medicaid Status is Associated With Higher Complication Rates After Spine Surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]. 

11. Reinhold M, Audigé L, Schnake KJ, Bellabarba C, Dai LY, Oner FC. AO spine injury classification system: a revision proposal for the thoracic and lumbar spine. Eur Spine J. 2013 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]

12. Bellabarba C, Zhang F, Wagner T. [Kontroversen um die Einteilung thorakolumbaler Frakturen - Klassifikationssysteme für Wirbelfrakturen: Perspektiven] Controversies in TL classifications. What are we actually treating? Some perspectives on the evolution of spine fracture classification systems. Unfallchirurg. 2012 Dec;115:1056–60.

13. Kazemi N, Bellabarba C, Bransford R, Vilela M. Incidence of blunt cerebrovascular injuries associated with craniocervical distraction injuries. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012 Nov;3(4):63-4. 

14. Lehman RA Jr, Kang DG, Bellabarba C. A new classification for complex lumbosacral injuries. Spine J. 2012 Jul;12(7):612-28.

15. Jacobs WB, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR: Surgical management of Charcot spinal arthropathy: a single-center retrospective series highlighting the evolution of management. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Nov;17(5):422-31. doi: 10.3171/2012.7.SPINE111039. Epub 2012 Aug 31.

16. Lee MJ, Konodi MA, Cizik AM, Weinreich MA, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman J. Risk Factors for Medical Complication After Cervical Spine Surgery: A Multivariate Analysis of 582 Patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Jul 14. [Epub ahead of print]

17. Bransford RJ, Freeborn MA, Russo AJ, Nguyen QT, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Accuracy and complications associated with posterior C1 screw fixation techniques: a radiographic and clinical assessment. Spine J. 2012 Mar;12(3):231-8. Epub 2012 Mar 3.

18. Baker GA, Cizik AM, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Konodi MA, Chapman JR, Lee MJ. Risk factors for unintended durotomy during spine surgery: a multivariate analysis. Spine J. 2012 Feb;12(2):121-6. Epub 2012 Feb 18.

19. Cizik AM, Lee MJ, Martin BI, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Mirza SK. Using the spine surgical invasiveness index to identify risk of surgical site infection: a multivariate analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 15;94(4):335-42.

20. Lee MJ, Konodi MA, Cizik AM, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Risk factors for medical complication after spine surgery: a multivariate analysis of 1,591 patients. Spine J. 2012 Mar;12(3):197-206. Epub 2012 Jan 14.

21. Lee MJ, Hacquebord J, Varshney A, Cizik A, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Konodi M, Chapman JR. Risk Factors for Medical Complications after lumbar spine surgery: a multivariate analysis of 767 patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21):1801-6.

22. Lehman RA, Paik H, Eckel TT, Helgeson MD, Cooper PB, Bellabarba C. Low lumbar burst fractures: a unique fracture mechanism sustained in our current overseas conflicts Spine J. 2011; Oct 7. [Epub ahead of print]

23. Chou D, Samartzis D, Bellabarba C, Patel A, Luk KD, Kisser JM, Skelly AC. Degenerative magnetic resonance imaging changes in patients with chronic low back pain: a systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 1;36(21 Suppl):S43-53.

24. Reinhold M, Bellabarba C, Bransford R, Chapman J, Krengel W, Lee M, Wagner T.  Radiographic analysis of type II odontoid fractures in a geriatric patient population: description and pathomechanism of the "Geier"-deformity. Eur Spine J. 2011 Jul 28. [Epub ahead of print]

25. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen Q, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Accuracy and Complications Associated with Four Techniques. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011;Jun 15;36(14):E936-43

26. Vilela MD, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Ellenbogen RG:  C1 Horizontal fractures in association with craniocervical dissociation. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011; 2011 Aug;15(2):182-6.

27. Bransford R, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Primary Internal Fixation of Unilateral C1 Lateral Mass Sagittal Split Fractures: A Series of 3 Cases. J Spinal Disord Tech 2011;May 24(3):157-63.

28. Helgeson MD, Lehman R, Sieg RA, Cooper P, Frisch M, Andersen RC, Bellabarba C. Retrospective Review of Lumbosacral Dissociations in Blast Injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011;Apr 1;36(7):E469

29. Howe C, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Wagner TA, Chapman JR. The Morbidity and Mortality of Fusions from the Thoracic Spine to the Pelvis in the Adult Population Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011; Aug 1;36(17):1397-401.

30. Stone AT, Bransford RJ, Lee MJ, Vilela MD, Bellabarba C, Anderson PA, Agel J. Reliability of classification systems for subaxial cervical injuries. Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal 2010;1(3):19-26.

31. Lee MJ, Wiater B, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Lordosis restoration after Smith-Petersen osteotomies and interbody strut placement: a radiographic study in cadavers.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 1;35(25):E1487-91.

32. Imposti F, Cizik A, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ. Risk Factors for Pulmonary Complications after Spine Surgery: a multivariate analysis. Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal 2010;1(2):27-34.

33. Guyot JP, Cizik A, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ. Risk Factors for Cardiac Complications after Spine Surgery: a multivariate analysis. Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal 2010;1(2):19-26.

34. Lee MJ, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Cohen AM, Harrington RM, Ching RP. The Effect of Bilateral Laminotomy vs. Laminectomy on the Motion and Stiffness of the Human Lumbar Spine: a Biomechanical Comparison.  Spine 2010;35(19):1789-93.

35. Reis A, Bransford R, Penoyar T, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Diagnosis and treatment of craniocervical dissociation in 48 consecutive survivors. Evid Based Spine Care J. 2010 Aug;1(2):69-70. 

36. Bellabarba C, Fisher C, Chapman JR, Dettori JR, Norvell DC. Does Early Fracture Fixation of Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures Decrease Morbidity or Mortality?  Spine 2010;35(9S):S138-45.

37. Bransford RJ, Zhang F, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ. Treating thoracic-disc herniations: Do we always have to go anteriorly? Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal 2010;1(1):21-28.

38. Caron T, Bransford RJ, Nguyen Q, Agel J, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C: Spine Fractures in Patients with Ankylosing Spinal Disorders. Spine 2010;35(11):E458–E464.

39. Bransford R, Zhang F, Bellabarba C, Konodi M, Chapman JR. Early experience treating thoracic disc herniations using a modified transfacet pedicle-sparing decompression and fusion. J Neurosurg Spine 2010;12(2):221-31.

40. Bransford RJ, Stevens DW, Uyeji S, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Halo vest treatment of cervical spine injuries: a success and survivorship analysis. Spine 2009;34(15):1561-6.

41. Vilela MD, Gelfenbeyn M, Bellabarba C. U-shaped sacral fracture and lumbosacral dislocation as a result of a shotgun injury. Neurosurgery 64(1):193-4, 2009.

42. Klineberg E, McHenry T, Bellabarba C, Wagner TA, Chapman JR. Sacral insufficiency fractures caudal to instrumented posterior lumbosacral arthrodesis. Spine 33(16):1806-11, 2008. 

43. Chapman JR, Agel J, Jurkovich GJ, Bellabarba C:  Thoracolumbar Flexion-Distraction Injuries:  Associated Morbidity and Neurological Outcomes.  Spine 33(6):648-57, 2008.

44. Elgafy HK, Bellabarba C: Three-Column Ligamentous Extension Injury of the Thoracic Spine: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Spine 32(25):785-8, 2007.

45. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Selznick HS, McRoberts D, Vedder NB, Chapman JR: Unstable Pediatric Sacral Fracture with Bone Loss Caused by a High-Energy Gunshot Injury. J Trauma Feb [Epub ahead of print], 2007 

46. Do KD, Bellabarba C, Bhananker, SM:  Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in a Bodybuilder following Overexertion: A Possible Link to Creatine Overconsumption. Clin J Sport Med. 17:78-9, 2007.

47. Lynch JR, Jenkins MV, Smith DG, Bellabarba C. Bilateral Exercise-Induced Compartment Syndrome of the Thigh and Leg Associated with Massive Heterotopic Ossification.  A Case Report. J Bone Joint Surg [Am] 88:2265-2269, 2006.

48. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Nork SE, Barei DP, Routt MLC, Chapman JR: Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for High Grade Sacral Fracture-Dislocations with Spino-Pelvic Dissociation, J Orthop Trauma 20:447-457, 2006.

49. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, West GA, Mann FA, Dailey AT, Newell DW, Chapman JR: Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation.  One Institution’s Experience with 17 Consecutive Survivors over Eight Years. J Neurosurg Spine 4:429-440, 2006.

50. Bransford R, Bellabarba C, Thompson JH, Henley MB, Mirza SK, Chapman JR: The safety of fluoroscopically-assisted thoracic pedicle screw instrumentation for fracture stabilization.  J Trauma 60(5):1047-1052, 2006.

51. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Vaccaro AR, Chapman JR: Complications associated with Surgical Stabilization of High-Grade Sacral Fracture-Dislocations with Spino-Pelvic Instability. Spine 31(11S):S80-88, 2006.

52. Barei DP, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan BJ:  Is the absence of an ipsilateral fibular fracture predictive of increased radiographic tibial pilon fracture severity? J Orthop Trauma 20(1):6-10, 2006. 

53. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR: Distraction External Fixation in Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures. J Orthop Trauma 20(1 Suppl):S7-S14, 2006

54. Matsui Y, Mirza SK, Wu JJ, Carter B, Bellabarba C, Shaffrey CI, Chapman JR, Eyre DR: The association of lumbar spondylolistheses with collagen IX tryptophan alleles. J Bone Joint Surg Br 86(7):1021-6, 2004.

55. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Herscovici D: Percutaneous Treatment of Pertrochanteric Fractures Using the Gamma Nail [Classical Article]. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma  17(8):S38-S50, 2003.

56. Barrett-Wiseman D, Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Chapman JR:  Anterior versus Posterior Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Cervical Spine Dislocation. Current Opinion in Orthopedics. 14(3):174-181, 2003.

57. Bellabarba C, Barei DP, Mills WJ, Nork SE, Routt MLC Jr:  Total Hip Arthroplasty for Post-Traumatic Arthritis after Acetabular Fractures.  Minerva Ortop Traumatol  54(1):1-11, 2003. 

58. Mirza SK, Wiggins GC, Kuntz C IV, York JE, Bellabarba C, Konodi MA, Chapman JR, Shaffrey, CI: Accuracy of Thoracic Vertebral Body Screw Placement Using Standard Fluoroscopy, Fluoroscopic Image Guidance, and Computed Tomographic Image Guidance: A Cadaver Study.   Spine 28(4):402-413, 2003.

59. Bellabarba C, Stewart JD, Ricci WM, DiPasquale TG, Bolhofner BR:  Midline Sagittal Sacral Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 17(1): 32-37, 2003.

60. Bellabarba C, Nemecek AN, Chapman JR: Management of Injuries to the Cervicothoracic Junction. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 17(3):355-364, 2002.

61. Chapman JR, Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Nork SE, Mirza SK:  Treatment of Sacral Fractures with Neurologic Injuries.  Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil, 8(2): 59-78, 2002.

62. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR:  Indirect Reduction and Plating of Distal Femoral Nonunions. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 16(5): 287-296, 2002. 

63. Ricci WM, Bellabarba C, Sanders RW: Transcalcaneal Talonavicular Dislocation (TCTND): A New Injury Pattern. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 84A(4): 557-561, 2002.

64. Barei DP, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke SK: Fractures of the Calcaneus. Orthopaedic Clinic North Am 33(1): 263-285, 2002.

65. Wiggins GC, Mirza SK; Bellabarba C, West GA, Chapman JR, Shaffrey CI: Perioperative Complications with Costotransversectomy and Anterior Approaches to Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Tumors. Neurosurgical Focus 11(6): 1-9, 2001. 

66. Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Newell DW, Kuntz C, West GA, Mirza SK:  Craniocervical Injuries: Atlanto-Occipital Dissociation and Occipital Condyle Fractures. Seminars in Spine Surgery 13(2): 90-105, 2001.

67. Bellabarba C, Berger RA, Bentley CD, Jacobs JJ, Rosenberg AG, Galante JO: Cementless Acetabular Reconstruction after Acetabular Fracture. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 83-A(6): 868-876, 2001.

68. Barei DP, Bellabarba C; Mills WJ, Routt ML: Percutaneous Management of Unstable Pelvic Ring Disruptions. Injury 32 (sup 1): 33-44, 2001.  

69. Ricci WM, O’Boyle MJ, Borelli J, Bellabarba C, Sanders RW:  Fractures of the Proximal Third of the Tibial Shaft Treated With Intramedullary Nails and Blocking Screws. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 15(4): 264-270, 2001.

70. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR: Results of Indirect Reduction and Plating of Femoral Shaft Nonunions After Intramedullary Nailing. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 15(4): 254-263, 2001.

71. Ricci WM, Bellabarba C, Evanoff B, Herscovici D, DiPasquale TO, Sanders RW: Retrograde vs. Antegrade Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 15(3): 161-169, 2001.

72. Ricci WM, Bellabarba C, Lewis R, Evanoff B, Herscovici D, DiPasquale T, Sanders RW: Angular Malalignment after Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 15(2): 90-95, 2001.

73. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR: Distraction External Fixation in Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 14(7), 475-482, 2000.

74. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Herscovici D: Percutaneous Treatment of Pertrochanteric Fractures Using the Gamma Nail. Clinical Orthopaedics 375:30-42, 2000. 

75. Bellabarba C, Goodkin R, Chapman JR: Late Structural Effects of Spinal Cord Injury. Spine - State of the Art Reviews - Spinal Cord Injuries 13(3): 569-573, 1999.

76. Bellabarba C, Kuo KN, Sheinkop MB: Idiopathic Hip Instability: An Unrecognized Cause of Coxa Saltans in the Adult. Clinical Orthopaedics 355: 261-271, 1998.

77. Bellabarba C, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR: Patterns of Meniscal Injury in the ACL-Deficient Knee: A Review of the Literature. American Journal of Orthopaedics 26:18-23, 1997. 

78. Bellabarba C, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR: Knee dislocation without anterior cruciate ligament disruption: A report of three cases. American Journal of Knee Surgery 9(4): 167-170, 1996.  

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. Shatsky J, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C: Cervical Spine Trauma. In: Spine Surgery: Current Concepts and Evidence. Mroz, Wang (eds.). McGraw-Hill. Submitted

2. Bellabarba C,  Shatsky J, Bransford RJ: Sacral Fractures. In: Spine Surgery: Current Concepts and Evidence. Mroz, Wang (eds.). McGraw-Hill. Submitted

3. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ: High Energy Sacral Fractures. In: Clinical Decision Support System: Spine Surgery. Vaccaro, Rihn, Prasad, Wang (eds.), Decision Support in Medicine, LLC. Submitted

4. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ:  Indications and Techniques for Spino-Pelvic Fixation In: AOSpine Masters Series. Volume 6: Volume 6, Spinal Trauma 2 - Pitfalls of Thoracolumbar Trauma. Bellabarba, Kandziora, Vialle (eds.). Thieme. Chapter 13. In press, 2015.

5. Bellabarba C, Anissipour AK, Bransford RJ: Management of Sacral Fractures. In: International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Textbook on Comprehensive Management of Spinal Cord Injuries. Chhabra (ed.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 16.  In press, 2015.

6. Bransford RJ, Anissipour AK, Bellabarba C: Classification and Management of Sacral Fractures. In: Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management. Benzel (ed.). Elsevier. Chapter 16. In press, 2015

7. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ:  Injuries to the Cervicocranium. Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2nd ed.  Stannard JP, Schmidt AH and Kregor PJ - eds. Thieme, New York NY. In press, 2015.

8. Bellabarba C, Vialle E, Bransford RJ: Spino-pelvic fixation. Adult Degnerative Scoliosis – Coronal and Sagittal Deformities Treatment and Management. Harrop, Vaccaro, Awad (eds.). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.

9. Bellabarba C, Winkelmann M, Decker S, Bransford RJ: Pelvic Ring Injuries. Skeletal Trauma, 5th edition. Browner, Jupiter, Trafton & Krettek (eds.). Elsevier. Chapter 40. 2015.

10. Bransford RJ, Manoso M, Bellabarba C. Occipito-cervical Spine Injuries. Skeletal Trauma, 5th edition. Browner, Jupiter, Trafton & Krettek (eds.). Elsevier. Chapter 33A. 2015.

11. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR: Occipitocervical and Upper Cervical Spine Fractures. In: The Cervical Spine. Shen, Samartis & Fessler (eds.), Elsevier. Chapter 17. pp 167-183, 2014.

12. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Chapman JR. Sacral Fractures. In: Schmidek & Sweet: Operative Neurosurgical Techniques. Quinones AJ(ed.), Elsevier, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 179. pp 2035 - 46, 2012.

13. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR: Posterolateral Approaches for Thoracic Discectomy. In: Advanced Reconstruction: Spine. Wang JC (ed.), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Chapter 25. pp 231 - 42, 2011.

14. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Routt MLC, Chapman JR. Treatment of Fractures and Dislocations at the Spinopelvic Junction.  In: Advanced Reconstruction: Spine. Wang JC (ed.), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Chapter 39. pp 379 - 92, 2011.

15. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Chapman JR. Fractures of the Sacrum. In: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 4. Rao RD & Smuck M (eds.), AAOS Publishing, Rosemont IL. Chapter 22. pp __ - __, 2011.

16. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Routt MLC, Chapman JR. Management and Surgical Treatment of Fractures of the Lumbosacral Region and the Sacrum. In: The Textbook of Spinal Surgery, 3rd edition. Bridwell KH & DeWald RL (eds.), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 136. pp 1460-1473, 2011. 

17. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Chapman JR: Sacral Fractures. In: Rothman-Simeone – The Spine, 6 ed. Herkowitz HN, Garfin SR, Eismont FJ, Bell GR, Balderston RA – eds. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 80. pp 1405-21, 2011.

18. Bellabarba C:  Section Editor - Axial Skeleton: Spine.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update – Trauma, 4 ed., Schmidt AH, Teague DC – eds. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Section 4, Chapters 26 – 30. pp 337–96, 2011.

19. Chapman JR, Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C. Sacral Fractures. In: Spine Secrets Plus, Devlin JV (ed), Hanley & Belfus, Inc., 2nd edition, Chapter 58. pp 399-403, 2011.

20. Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Sasso RC, Vaccaro AR. Sacral Fractures. In: Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence Based Management. Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG, Dvorak MF (eds.), Thieme Medical Publishers, New York NY. Chapter 45. pp 441 - 452, 2010.

21. Chapman JR, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C. Orthopaedic Trauma. In: Greenfield’s Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice – 5th edition. Mulholland MW, Lillemoe KD, Doherty GM, Maier RV, Simeone DM, Upchurch GR (eds.). Chapter 27. pp 423-30, 2010.

22. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Routt MLC, Chapman JR: Surgical Stabilization Options for Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations at the Lumbosacral Junction and for Posterior Pelvic Reconstruction. Spine Trauma: Surgical Techniques. Patel VV, Burger E, Court-Brown CW – eds. Springer, New York, NY. Chapter 28, pp. 321-333, 2010

23. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. Upper Cervical Spine Trauma Classification. In: AOSpine: Spine Classifications and Severity Measures, 1st edition. Chapman JR, Dettori JR, Norvell DC – eds. Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. Chapter 6.3, pp. 355 - 400, 2009.

24. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C. Spine Trauma Severity Measures: Lumbosacral Spine Trauma Classification Systems. In: AOSpine: Spine Classifications and Severity Measures, 1st edition. Chapman JR, Dettori JR, Norvell DC – eds. Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart. Chapter 6.6, pp.485-502, 2009. 

25. Bellabarba C, Elgafy H: Mechanisms of Injury in the Sacral Spine: Concepts, Pathomechanics, Classifications, Instability and Clinical Applications. In: Atlas of Spine Trauma: Adult and Pediatric. Kim DH, Ludwig SC, Vaccaro AR – eds. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 40. pp.421-437, 2008.

26. Stevens D, Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Chapman JR:  Sacral Fractures. Atlas of Spine Trauma: Adult and Pediatric. Kim DH, Ludwig SC, Vaccaro AR, Chang JC – eds. WB Saunders, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 38. pp.404-14, 2008.

27. Bellabarba C, McHenry T, Schildhauer TA, Chapman JR:  Treatment of Lumbosacral Fracture-Dislocations.  Techniques in Orthopaedics.  Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA.  Bono CM and Tornetta P, eds.  Completed - In press.

28. Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Craniocervical Injuries. Cervical Spine Surgery Challenges. Albert TJ, Lee JY, Lim MR (eds). Thieme, New York, NY. Chapter 26. pp 172-182, 2008.

29. Bellabarba C:  Fractures of the Spine. Trauma – Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics Series. Sanders RW – ed. Mosby – Elsevier  Press, Philadelphia PA. Ch. 11, pp 162-209, 2008. 

30. Bellabarba C, Chapman JR - Odontoid Screw Insertion. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Vaccaro AR and Bono CM – eds. Informa Healthcare, New York, NY. Ch. 15, pp 135-147, 2007.

31. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Chapman JR:  Injuries to the Cervicocranium. Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma.  Stannard JP, Schmidt AH and Kregor PJ - eds. Thieme, New York NY. Ch. 6, pp 101-137, 2007. 

32. Bellabarba C, Barei DP, Sanders RW: Dislocations of the Foot. Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (8th ed.). Coughlin MJ, Mann RA and Saltzman CL - eds, C.V. Mosby/Elsevier Press, Philadelphia, PA. Ch. 40, pp 2137-2197, 2007.

33. Bellabarba C, Anderson PA:  Injuries of the Lower Cervical Spine.  Rothman-Simeone – The Spine, 5 ed. Herkowitz HN, Garfin SR, Eismont FJ, Bell GR, Balderston RA  – eds. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. Ch. 68, pp 1100–1131, 2006. 

34. McHenry T, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Sacral Fractures.  Rothman-Simeone – The Spine, 5 ed. Herkowitz HN, Garfin SR, Eismont FJ, Bell GR, Balderston RA – eds. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. Ch 71. pp 1172 – 1184, 2006.

35. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Chapman JR:  Injuries to the Craniocervical Junction.  Rockwood & Green, Fractures in Adults, 6 ed.. Bucholz RW, Heckman JD, Court-Brown CM – eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 38, pp 1435 – 1496, 2006.

36. Mirza SK, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Principles of Spine Trauma Care.  Rockwood & Green, Fractures in Adults, 6 ed.. Bucholz RW, Heckman JD, Court-Brown CM – eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 37, pp 1401 – 1434, 2006.

37. Bellabarba C, McHenry T, Chapman JR:  Lumbosacral Trauma.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update – Trauma, 3 ed., Baumgartner M, Tornetta P – eds. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Chapter 29, pp 337 – 347, 2005. 

38. Wiggins G, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Anatomy and Approaches: Posterior Thoracic and Lumbar.  Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Spine.  Bono CM and Garfin SR – eds, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. Chapter 25.3, pp 231-234, 2004. 

39. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Chapman JR:  Surgical Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fractures – Posterior Approach. Management of Thoracolumbar Fractures.  Reitman CA – ed. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL. Chapter 8, pp. 65-78, 2004.

40. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Chapman JR; Biomaterials and their Application to Spine Surgery. Principles and Practice of Spine Surgery. Vaccaro AR, Betz RR and Zeidman SM – eds. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 5, pp 67-81, 2003.

41. Cree A, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Mirza SK: Closed Treatment of Cervical Spine Injuries. Principles and Practice of Spine Surgery. Vaccaro AR, Betz RR and Zeidman SM – eds. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. Chapter 33, pp 415-440, 2003. 

42. Thompson JH, Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Chapman JR:  Anterior Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fractures with Neurologic Deficit. Arnold P – ed. Seminars in Spine Surgery. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. pp 215-225, 2002. 

43. Bellabarba C, Newell D, West GA, Mirza SK, Chapman JR: Craniocervical Injuries: Atlanto-Occipital Dissociation and Occipital Condyle Fractures. Seminars in Spine Surgery. Harris MB – ed. Elsevier Press, Philadelphia PA. 2001. 

44. Bellabarba C, Sanders RW: Dislocations of the Foot. Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (7th ed.). Mann RA and Coughlin MJ - eds, C.V. Mosby, St. Louis MO, 1999. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

1. Bellabarba C, Reis AA, Bransford RJ, Penoyar T, Chapman JR. Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation in 48 Consecutive Survivors. University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2010 Research Report. pp 81-83, 2010.

2. Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. The Halo: Allowing the Severely Injured Neck to Regenerate Stability Without Surgery. University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2009 Research Report. pp 18-20, 2009.

3. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations at the Lumbosacral Junction: Part III. Nonoperative Treatment and Pitfalls. Contemporary Spine Surgery 7(5):1-5, 2006.

4. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations at the Lumbosacral Junction: Part II. Surgical Treatment. Contemporary Spine Surgery 7(4):1-8, 2006.

5. Schildhauer TA, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Fractures and Fracture-Dislocations at the Lumbosacral Junction: Part I. Evaluation and Classification. Contemporary Spine Surgery 7(3):1-7, 2006.

6. Barei DP, Mills WJ, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Henley MB, Benirschke SK. Functional Outcomes of High-Energy AO/OTA C3 Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures Treated with Dual Incisions and Medial and Lateral Plating. University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2004 Research Report. pp, 47-49, 2004.

7. Mirza SK, Chapman JR, Ananthakrishnan D, Bellabarba C, Bower JO, Bransford RJ, Dailey AT, Deyo RA, Goodkin R, Heagerty PJ, Jarosz TS, Konodi MA, Lee LA, Turner JA.  Genetic Association of Lumbar Spondylolisthesis with Type IX Collagen Allelic Variants.  University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2004 Research Report. pp 18-20, 2004.

8. Matsui Y, Mirza SK, Wu J-J, Carter B, Bellabarba C, Shaffrey CI, Chapman JR, Eyre DR.  Surveillance of Adverse Occurrences in Spine Surgery:  Evaluation of Data Quality in the First Year of Implementation.  University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2004 Research Report. pp 12-14, 2004. 

9. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, West GA, Mann FA, Newell DW, Chapman JR:  Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation:  A Series of 17 Consecutive Survivors over Seven Years.  University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2003 Research Report. 2003.

10. Barei, DP, Holt S, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Mills WJ, Sangeorzan BJ:  The Association Between Smoking and Nonunion of Long Bone Fractures.  University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2003 Research Report. 2003.

11. Barei DP, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan, BJ:  In the Absence of an Ipsilateral Fibular Fracture Predictive of Tibial Pilon Fracture Severity?  University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2002 Research Report. 2002.

12. Mirza AJ, Konodi MA, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Ching RC, Tencer AF, Mirza SK: Vertebroplasty with a Cavitation Drill.  University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine 2001 Research Report.  2001.

Presentations

Spine Summit in Seattle 2012

Lumbo-Pelvic Reconstructions

Tumor disease or serious injuries to the junction of the lower back and the pelvis pose major challenges to orthopaedic surgeons in terms of reestablishing normal anatomy for patients. Until recently there were no predictable methods to reestablish a mechanically sound and lasting junction of this major skeletal intersection. Dr. Darin Davidson is an Orthopaedic Oncologist (Tumor and Cancer) specialist and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the UW Medical Center. He discusses assessment and therapeutic approaches towards surgical treatment of skeletal tumors in this critical and complex area. Dr. Carlo Bellabarba, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Chief of Spine Service and Joint Professor of Neurological Surgery at Harborview Medical Center follows with a presentation on a technique referred to as 'lumbo-pelvic fixation'. This procedure allows for unprecedented reconstruction options and the substantial experience gained at Harborview Medical Center with the development of this technique.

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS

Podium Presentations

1. Child ZA, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ, Bransford RJ, Ching RP, Chapman JR, Rau D A provocative radiographic traction test for diagnosing occipitocervical dissociation: A cadaveric biomechanical study and reappraisal of the pathogenesis of occipitocervical instability. CSRS Asia Pacific Meeting 5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. April 4, 2014.

2. Manoso MW, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. “Floating” Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine. CSRS Asia Pacific Meeting 5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. April 4, 2014. 

3. Shatsky J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. Unstable C1 ring fractures managed with primary internal fixation without fusion - a retrospective review. CSRS Asia Pacific Meeting 5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. April 4, 2014.

4. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Accuracy and Risks. Associated with Four Techniques. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen Q, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. CSRS Asia Pacific Meeting 5. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. April 4, 2014. 

5. Child ZA, Lee MJ, Ching RP, Bransford RJ, Rau D, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. The Provocative Traction Radiograph for Occipito-cervical Instability: A Cadaveric Assessment. 4th Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA. July 25-27, 2013.

6. Shatsky J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. Open reduction and internal fixation of atlas (C1) fractures. 12th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 29, 2014.

7. Child ZA, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ, Bransford RJ, Ching RP, Chapman JR, Rau D. The Provocative Radiographic Traction Test for Diagnosing Occipito-cervical Dissociation. 81st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans, LA. March 14, 2014.

8. Bransford RJ, Manoso MW, Bellabarba C. Floating Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine. Abstract #91. 28th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. New Orleans, LA, October 10, 2013. Abstract Published in Spine J. 2013;13 (9S):45-6S.

9. Alton TB, Patel AR, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ, Chapman JR.  Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Risk Factors, Medical versus Surgical Management. A Retrospective Review of 128 cases. Abstract #90. 28th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. New Orleans, LA, October 10, 2013. Abstract Published in Spine J. 2013;13 (9S):45S. 

10. Bransford RJ, Vilela MD, Bellabarba C. Blunt Cerebrovascular Injuries in Association with Craniocervical Distraction Injuries. Abstract #95.28th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. New Orleans, LA, October 10, 2013. Abstract Published in Spine J. 2013;13 (9S):48S.

11. Bransford R, Reis AA, Penoyar T, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Timing to Diagnosis and Neurological Outcomes in 48 Consecutive Craniocervical Dissociation Patients. Spine Across the Sea. Lihue, Kauai. July 29-August 2, 2012.

12. Manoso MW, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. “Floating” Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine. 4th Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA. July 25-27, 2013.

13. Child ZA, Lee MJ, Ching RP, Bransford RJ, Rau D, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. The Provocative Traction Radiograph for Occipito-cervical Instability: A Cadaveric Assessment. 4th Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA. July 25-27, 2013.

14. Daniels M, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Lumbopelvic Fixation for Failed Iliosacral Screws.  4th Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA. July 25-27, 2013.

15. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR.  Timing to Diagnosis and Neurological Outcomes in 48 Consecutive Craniocervical Dissociation Patients. 4th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Asia Pacific Meeting. Seoul, Korea. April 13, 2013. 

16. Patel A, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ, Alton T, Baldwin K, Louie P, Ortiz J. A retrospective review of patients with spinal epidural abscesses: risk factors, outcomes of surgical vs medical management, and predictive indicators of treatment failure. 4th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Asia Pacific Meeting. Seoul, Korea. April 13, 2013.

17. Manoso MW, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. “Floating” Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine. 4th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Asia Pacific Meeting. Seoul, Korea. April 13, 2013.

18. Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Vilela M. Blunt cerebrovascular injuries in association with craniocervical dissociation injuries. 3rd Global Spine Congress. Hong Kong. April 5, 2013. 

19. Patel A, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ, Alton T, Baldwin K, Louie P, Ortiz J. A retrospective review of patients with spinal epidural abscesses: risk factors, outcomes of surgical vs medical management, and predictive indicators of treatment failure. 3rd Global Spine Congress. Hong Kong. April 6, 2013. 

20. Bransford RJ, Lusczyzk M, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR.Traumatic dural tears: what do we know and are they a problem? 3rd Global Spine Congress. Hong Kong. April 5, 2013. 

21. Alton TB, Patel AR, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Lee MJ, Malempati H, Bransford RJ. Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Risk Factors of Medical vs. Surgical Management: A Retrospective Review of 100 Cases. 80th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago, IL. March 22, 2013.

22. Manoso MW, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. “Floating” Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine. 11th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 16, 2013.

23. Child ZA, Lee MJ, Ching RP, Bransford RJ, Rau D, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. The Provocative Traction Radiograph for Occipito-cervical Instability: A Cadaveric Assessment. 11th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 16, 2013.

24. Patel A, Bransford RJ, Alton T, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Lee MJ. Retrospective Review of Patients with Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Risk Factors, Outcomes of Surgical vs. Medical Management, and Predictive Indicators of Treatment Failure. 3rd Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle WA. July 26-28, 2012.

25. Bellabarba C, Audigé L, Dai L.Y, Reinhold M. Proposed Revision of Magerl Thoracolumbar Fracture Classification. AO North America (AONA) scientific meeting - 2012 Challenges in Fracture Care Across Disciplines. Orlando, FL. February 23–25, 2012.

26. Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Reis A, Chapman JR. Timing to Diagnosis and Neurological Outcomes in 48 Consecutive Craniocervical Dissociation Patients.  2012 Challenges in Fracture Care Across Disciplines Orlando, FL. February 23-25, 2012.

27. Bransford RJ, Lusczyzk MJ, Blaisdell G, Wiater B, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Bransford RJ, Lee MJ, Agel J. Traumatic Dural Tears: Are They a Problem? 2012 Challenges in Fracture Care Across Disciplines. Orlando, FL. February 23-25, 2012. 

28. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn MA, Nguyen QT, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Posterior C2 Instrumentation in the Management of Trauma: Accuracy and Risks Associated with Four Techniques."  2012 Challenges in Fracture Care Across Disciplines. Orlando, FL. February 23-25, 2012.

29. Schnake KJ, Audigé L, Bellabarba C, Reinhold M, Dai LY, Oner C. Entwicklung und Validierung einer neuen Klassifikation für thorakolumbale Frakturen. German Spine Society Meeting, Hamburg, Germany, Dec 16–18, 2011.

30. Bellabarba C (presenter), Chapman JR, Arnold PM, Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG, Kopjar B. The AOSpine North America Geriatric Odontoid Fracture Study: A Retrospective Review of Mortality Outcomes of Surgical vs Conservative Treatment in 332 Patients with Long-Term Follow-up. 39th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Scottsdale AZ. December 10, 2011.

31. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR.  Timing to Diagnosis and Neurological Outcomes in 48 Consecutive Craniocervical Dissociation Patients. 26th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL. November 3, 2011.

32. Schnake KJ, Oner C, Bellabarba C, Reinhold M, Dai LY, Audigé L. Development and Validation of the New AOSpine thoracolumbar injury classification system. [selected as candidate for the EuroSpine Full Paper Award 2011]. EuroSpine Congress, Milan, Italy, Oct 19–21, 2011.

33. Luszczyk MJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Agel JA, Bransford RJ..  Traumatic Dural Tears – Are they a problem?.  2nd Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA.  July 28-30, 2011.

34. Maddox JJ, Pruitt DR, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Bransford RJ.  Single vs. Two-Stage Long Posterior Thoracolumbar Fusions:  A Retrospective Comparison of Perioperative Complications.  2nd Annual Summit in Seattle., Seattle, WA.  July 28-30, 2011.

35. Varshney A, Cizik AM,  Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Lee MJ. A Multivariate Analysis of Medical Risk Factors and Resulting Medical Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery.  2nd Annual Summit in Seattle. Seattle, WA.  July 28-30, 2011.

36. Bransford RJ, Freeborn MA, Lee MJ, Russo AJ, Nguyen QT, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Accuracy & Complications Associated with Posterior C1 Screw Fixation Techniques: A Radiographic and Clinical Assessment.  18th International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST). Copenhagen, Denmark. July 13-16, 2011.

37. Varshney A, Cizik AM,  Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Lee MJ. A Multivariate Analysis of Medical Risk Factors and Resulting Medical Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery. 9th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff, Canada. April 1-2, 2011.

38. Luszczyk MJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Agel JA, Bransford RJ. Traumatic Dural Tears - Are They A Problem?  9th Annual AOSpine North America Banff Spine Fellows Forum. Banff, Canada.  April 1-2, 2011.

39. Maddox JJ, Pruitt DR, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Bransford RJ. Single vs. Two-Stage Long Posterior Thoracolumbar Fusions:  A Retrospective Comparison of Perioperative Complications. 9th Annual AO Spine North America Fellows Forum. Banff, Canada. April 1-2, 2011.

40. Lee MJ, Baker G, Cizik AM, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Risk factors for dural tear during spine surgery: A multivariate analysis of a prospective cohort of 1591 patients. Scientific Session: Thoracolumbar – Surgery. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 26, 2011.

41. Bransford RJ, Jacobs WB, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. The surgical treatment of charcot spinal arthropathy. Scientific Session: Spine – Infections. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 25, 2011.

42. Lee MJ, Hacquebord J, Cizik AM, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Medical complications after lumbar spine surgery: A multivariate analysis of a prospective cohort. Scientific Session: Lumbar – Surgical Techniques and Complications. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 25, 2011.

43. Bransford RJ, Freeborn MA, Lee MJ, Russo AJ, Nguyen QT, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR.Accuracy and complications associated with posterior C1 screw fixation techniques: A radiographic and clinical assessment. Scientific Session: Cervical – Craniocervical Junction. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 25, 2011.

44. Kent RS, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Continued experience with lumbopelvic fixation for spinopelvic dissociation. Scientific Session: Trauma – Classification and Treatment. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 25, 2011.

45. Oner FC, Reinhold M, Schnake K, Bellabarba C, Audigé L. The new AOSpine injury classification system: Development and validation progress. Scientific Session: Trauma – Classification and Treatment. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 25, 2011.

46. Bellabarba C, Reis A, Bransford RJ,  Lee MJ, Agel J, Vilela MD, Chesnut R, Chapman JR. Diagnosis and treatment of craniocervical dissociation in 48 consecutive survivors. Scientific Session – Best Abstracts. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 24, 2011.

47. Lee MJ, Varshney A, Cizik AM,  Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Medical complications after cervical spine surgery: A multivariate analysis of a prospective cohort. Scientific Session – Best Abstracts. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 24, 2011.

48. Bransford RJ, Freeborn M, Russo A, Nguyen Q, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Accuracy and Complications Associated with Posterior C1 Screw Fixation Techniques: A Radiographic and Clinical Assessment. Eurospine Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, September 17, 2010. 

49. Bellabarba C, Reis AA, Penoyar T, Bransford R, Chapman JR.Timing to Diagnosis and Neurological Outcomes in 48 Consecutive Craniocervical Dissociation Patients, Eurospine Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, September 16, 2010.

50. Jacobs WB, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR. The Surgical Treatment of Charcot Spinal Arthropathy. AANS/CNS 26th Annual Meeting. Orlando,FL, February 20, 2010

51. Lehman RA, Helgeson MD, Andersen RC, Bellabarba C, Frisch M. Lumbosacral Dissociation Injuries in High Energy Blast Injuries. NASS 24th Annual Meeting. San Francisco CA, November 12, 2009. 

52. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen Q, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Accuracy and Risks. Associated with Four Techniques. EuroSpine 16th Annual Meeting. Warsaw, Poland. October 23, 2009.

53. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn MA, Nguyen QT, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Posterior C2 Instrumentation in the Management of Trauma: Accuracy and Risks associated with Four techniques, Orthopaedic Trauma Association 25th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 10, 2009.  

54. Lee, MJ, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Cohen AM, Harrington RM, Ching RP. The Effect of Bilateral Laminotomy vs. Laminectomy on the Motion and Stiffness of the Human Lumbar Spine.  Western Orthopaedic Association 73rd Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, July 29- August 1, 2009.

55. Lehman RA, Eckel T, Helgeson MD, Cooper PB, Sieg R, Bellabarba C. Low Lumbar Burst Fractures: A Unique Fracture Mechanism Sustained in Our Current Overseas Conflicts. IMAST 16th Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria, July 18, 2009.

56. Lehman RA, Helgeson MD, Andersen RC, Bellabarba C, Frisch M. Lumbosacral Dissociation Injuries in High Energy Blast Injuries. IMAST 16th Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria, July 18, 2009.

57. Lee MJ, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Cohen AM, Harrington RM, Ching RP. The Effect of Bilateral Laminotomy vs. Laminectomy on the Motion and Stiffness of the Human Lumbar Spine. IMAST 16th Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria, July 16, 2009.

58. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen Q, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Accuracy and Risks. Associated with Four Techniques. IMAST 16th Annual Meeting. Vienna, Austria, July 16, 2009.

59. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen QT, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Risks and Accuracy Associated with Four Techniques. Global Spine Congress. San Francisco CA, June 23-26, 2009.

60. Lee MJ, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Cohen AM, Harrington RM, Ching RP, The Effect of Bilateral Laminotomy vs. Laminectomy on the Motion and Stiffness of the Human Lumbar Spine.  Global Spine Congress, San Francisco CA, June 23-26, 2009.

61. Caron T, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Treatment and Outcomes of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH). Lumbar Spine Research Society 2nd Annual Meeting, Chicago IL, April 2, 2009. 

62. Lee MJ, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Cohen AM, Harrington RM, Ching RP. The Effect of Bilateral Laminotomy vs. Laminectomy on the Motion and Stiffness of the Human Lumbar Spine. Lumbar Spine Research Society 2nd Annual Meeting. Chicago IL, April 2, 2009. 

63. Bransford RJ, Stevens DW, Uyeji S, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Halo Vest Treatment of Cervical Spine Injuries: A success and survivorship analysis. 36th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Austin TX, December 6, 2008.

64. Helgeson M, Lehman R, Sieg R, Cooper P, Rosner M, Bellabarba C: A unique fracture mechanism sustained in our current overseas conflicts. Low Lumbar Burst Fractures. 15th International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Hong Kong, China, July 8-11, 2008. 

65. Bransford RJ, Caron T, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C: Spine Fractures in Patients with Ankylosing Spinal Disorders 15th International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Hong Kong, China, July 8-11, 2008. 

66. Elgafy H, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Wagner TA: Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Sagittal Imbalance: A New Radiographic Assessment. 15th International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Hong Kong, China, July 8-11, 2008.

67. Bransford RJ, Stevens D, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Halo Rings with Vests in Cervical Spine Trauma: Success and Causes of Failure. 15th International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), Hong Kong, China, July 8-11, 2008.

68. Russo A, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C. Complications and Risks of Posterior C2 Instrumentation. 6th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum. Banff AB, Canada, April 5, 2008.

69. Kraemer P, Lee MB, Bransford RJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. Infectious Pin Complication Rates in Halo Vest Fixators Utilizing Ceramic vs Metallic Pins. 6th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum. Banff AB, Canada, April 5, 2008.

70. Caron TH, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Cervical Spine Fractures in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH). 35th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, San Francisco CA, November 29, 2007

71. Caron TH, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Treatment and Outcomes of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis and Spine Fractures at a High-Volume Trauma Center, 23rd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Boston MA, October 20, 2007.

72. Caron TH, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Cervical Spine Fractures in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH). 5th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum. Banff AB, Canada, April 7, 2008.

73. Klineberg E, McHenry T, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Wagner TA. Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Caudal to Instrumented Posterior Lumbosacral Arthrodesis 21st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Seattle WA, September 30, 2006.

74. Thompson JH, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Mirza SK. Complications Associated with Iatrogenic Dural Tears. 3rd Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum. Banff AB, Canada, March 19, 2005.

75. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, West GA, Mann FA, Dailey AT, Newell DW, Chapman JR: Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation.  A Series of 17 Consecutive Survivors over Eight Years. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, Boston MA, December 10, 2004.

76. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Nork SE, Barei DP, Routt MLC, Chapman JR:  Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for Highly Displaced Sacral Fracture-Dislocations with Neurologic Deficits. 19th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Chicago IL, October 27, 2004.

77. Barei DP, Mills WJ, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Henley MB, Benirschke SK: Functional Outcomes of AO/OTA C3 Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures Treated with Dual Incisions and Medial and Lateral Plating. 20th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Hollywood FL, October 8, 2004.

78. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, West GA, Mann FA, Dailey AT, Newell DW, Chapman JR: Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation.  One Institution’s Experience with 17 Consecutive Survivors over Eight Years.  59th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Calgary AB, June 18, 2004.

79. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Barei DP, Nork SE, Routt MLC, Chapman JR:  Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for Sacral Fracture-Dislocations with Neurologic Deficits.  59th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Calgary AB, June 18, 2004.

80. Barrett-Wiseman D, Thompson J, Chapman JR, Mirza SK, Bellabarba C, Shaffrey CI:  Hyperextension Spinal Injuries: The University of Washington Experience. 20th Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. San Diego, CA, March 17, 2004.

81. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Mann FA, West GA, Newell DW, Chapman JR: Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation – One Institution’s Experience with 17 Consecutive Survivors Over 7 Years.  19th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Salt Lake City UT, October 11, 2003.

82. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Mirza SK, Nork SE, Routt MLC, Chapman JR:  Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for Sacral Fracture-Dislocations with Neurologic Deficits.  19th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Salt Lake City UT, October 11, 2003.  

83. Jones CB, Bellabarba C, Agel J, Chapman JR:  Neurologic Outcome of Operatively Treated Flexion-Distraction Spine Injuries.  19th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Salt Lake City UT, October 11, 2003.

84. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Mann FA, West GA, Newell DW, Chapman JR:  Survival after Craniocervical Dissociation.  Combined Meeting of the North American Spine Society and Japan Spine Research Society -- Spine Across the Sea, Maui HI, July 30, 2003.

85. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Mirza SK, Nork SE, Routt MLC, Chapman JR:  Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for Sacral Fracture-Dislocation with Neurologic Deficits.  Combined Meeting of the North American Spine Society and Japan Spine Research Society-- Spine Across the Sea, Maui HI, July 30, 2003.

86. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Kuntz C, Newell D, West GA, Chapman JR:  Survival after Craniocervical Dissociation.  70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans LA, February 6, 2003.

87. Bellabarba C, Schildhauer TA, Mirza SK, Nork SE, Routt ML, Chapman JR:  Decompression and Lumbopelvic Fixation for the Treatment of Sacral Fracture-Dislocations with Neurologic Deficits.  70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans LA, February 6, 2003.

88. Bellabarba C, Thompson JH, Bransford R, Henley MB, Mirza SK, Chapman JR:  Safety of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Instrumentation in the Treatment of Traumatic Spinal Instability.  18th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Toronto ON, Canada, October 12, 2002.

89. Wiggins GC, Shaffrey CI, Mirza SK, York JE, Kuntz C IV, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR:  Safety of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Insertion with and without Computer Assistance.  52nd Annual Meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Philadelphia PA, September 24, 2002.

90. Wiggins GC, Mirza SK, York JE, Bellabarba C, Kuntz C IV, Chapman JR, Shaffrey CI:  Thoracic Vertebral Body Screw Placement Using Fluoroscopic, FluoroNav, and Stealth Guidance, A Cadaveric Study.  Annual Combined Spine Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando FL, March, 2002.

91. Wiggins GC, Chapman JR, Mirza SK, West GA, Bellabarba C, Shaffrey CI:  Approaches to Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Tumors:  Costotransversectomy and Anterior Thoracolumbar Approaches:  Which is Safer? Annual Combined Spine Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Orlando FL, March, 2002.

92. Bellabarba C, Meyer PR Jr: Closed Reduction without MRI in Bilateral Cervical Facet Dislocation. 17th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Diego CA, October 19, 2001.

93. Bellabarba C, Berger RA, Bentley CD et al: Cementless Acetabular Reconstruction After Acetabular Fracture. 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco CA, March 2, 2001. 

94. Bellabarba C, Meyer PR Jr: Closed Reduction of Bilateral Cervical Facet Fracture Without MRI. 28th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Charleston SC, December 1, 2000.

95. Summa CD, Mirza SK, Konodi MA, Nuckley DJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Ching RC: Cervical Spine Instability as Measured by Neural Space Occlusion: Series #2 Lateral Lesions: 28th Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Charleston SC, December 1, 2000

96. Bellabarba C, Meyer PR Jr: Immediate Closed Reduction Without MRI in Bilateral Facet Dislocation of the Cervical Spine. 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orlando FL, March 15, 2000.

Poster Presentations:

1. Shatsky J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. Open reduction and internal fixation of atlas (C1) fractures. 12th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 29, 2014.

2. Alton TB, Patel AR, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Lee MJ, Malempati H, Bransford RJ. Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Risk Factors of Medical vs. Surgical Management: A Retrospective Review of 100 Cases. 80th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago, IL. March 19-22, 2013.

3. Manoso MW, Agel J, Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ. “Floating” Lateral Mass Fractures of the Cervical Spine. 11th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 15-17, 2013 

4. Child ZA, Lee MJ, Ching RP, Bransford RJ, Rau D, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR. The Provocative Traction Radiograph for Occipito-cervical Instability: A Cadaveric Assessment. 11th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 15-17, 2013

5. Daniels M, Bransford RJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Lumbopelvic Fixation for Treatment of Failed Iliosacral Screw Stabilization. 11th Annual AOSpine North America Fellows Forum, Banff AB, Canada. March 15-17, 2013

6. Bransford RJ, Nguyen, QT, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Accuracy and Complications Associated with Posterior C1 Screw Fixation Techniques: A Radiographic and Clinical Assessment. 26th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society. Chicago, IL. November 2-5, 2011.

7. Bellabarba C, Kent RS, Bransford RJ, Agel J, Chapman JR. Continued experience with lumbopelvic fixation for spinopelvic dissociation. Global Spine Conference, Barcelona, Spain. March 23-26, 2011.

8. Low Lumbar Burst Fractures: A Unique Fracture Mechanism Sustained in our Current Overseas Conflicts. Lehman RA, Eckel T, Helgeson MD, Cooper PB, Sieg R, Bellabarba C. NASS 24th Annual Meeting. San Francisco CA, November 10-14, 2009. 

9. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Accuracy and Risks. Associated with Four Techniques. Bransford RJ, Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen Q, Lee MJ, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. NASS 24th Annual Meeting. San Francisco CA, November 10-14, 2009.  

10. Posterior C2 Instrumentation: Complications and Risks. Russo A, Freeborn M, Nguyen QT, Lee MJ, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Bransford RJ.  Cervical Spine Research Society 36th Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, Dec 4-6, 2008. 

11. Low Lumbar Burst Fractures: A unique fracture mechanism sustained in our current overseas conflicts. Helgeson M, Lehman R, Sieg R, Cooper P, Rosner M, Bellabarba C. 23rd Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Toronto ON, Canada, October 10-14, 2008.

12. Sacral Insufficiency Fractures Caudal to Instrumented Posterior Lumbosacral Arthrodesis. Klineberg E, McHenry T, Bellabarba C, Wagner TA, Chapman JR.  21st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Seattle WA, September 26-30, 2006.

13. Diagnosis and Treatment of Craniocervical Dissociation: One Institution’s Experience with 17 Survivors over Eight Years. Bellabarba C, Mirza SK, Dailey AT, Mann FA, Newell DW, Chapman JR. 19th Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society, Chicago IL, October 26-29, 2004.

14. Risk Factors for Stiffness following Operative Fixation of Supracondylar/Intercondylar Fractures of the Distal Humerus. Coles C, Barei DP, Bellabarba C, Nork SE, Taitsman LA, Hanel DP. 20th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Hollywood FL, October 8-10, 2004. 

15. The Safety of Thoracic Pedicle Screws: Thompson JH, Bellabarba C, Bransford R, Henley MB, Mirza SK, Chapman JR.  70th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans LA, February 5-9, 2003.

16. Effect of Fibula Fracture on the Severity of Pilon Fractures: Barei DP, Nork SE, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan BJ:  66th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association, Maui HI, August 1-4, 2002.

17. Approaches to Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Tumors:  Costotransversectomy and Anterior Thoracolumbar Approaches:  Which is Safer?  Wiggins GC, Chapman JR, Mirza SK, West GA, Bellabarba C, Shaffrey CI:  Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Chicago IL, April 2002.

18. Longitudinal Sacral Fracture in Open-Book Pelvic Ring Injury: Stewart JD, Bellabarba C, Bolhofner BR: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orlando FL, March 15-19, 2000.

19. Double-Tong Traction for Temporary Stabilization of Cervical Spine Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Bellabarba C, Meyer PR Jr: 67th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Orlando FL, March 15-19, 2000. 

20. Bellabarba C, Kuo KN, Hurwitz D, Alexander M: Results of Pelvic Osteotomy in Arthritis Secondary to Hip Dysplasia: Clinical Evaluation and Gait Analysis.  Transactions of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orlando FL, March 12-15, 2000.

21. Midline Longitudinal Sacral Fracture in Open-Book Pelvic Ring Injury: Stewart JD, Bellabarba C, Bolhofner BR, 15th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Charlotte NC, October 22-24, 1999. 

22. Longitudinal Sacral Fractures: Stewart JD, Bellabarba C: Annual Meeting of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. Vail CO, December 6-10, 1998. 

23. Distraction External Fixation in Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures: Bellabarba C, O’Boyle MJ, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR, 4th International Pelvic and Acetabular Symposium, University of Alabama. Birmingham AL, November 1-4, 1998.

24. Cementless Acetabular Reconstruction after Acetabular Fracture: Bellabarba C, Berger RA, Bentley CD, Jacobs JJ, Rosenberg AG, Galante JO: 4th International Pelvic and Acetabular Symposium, University of Alabama. Birmingham AL, November 1-4, 1998.

25. Retrograde vs. Antegrade Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures: Ricci WM, Bellabarba C, O’Boyle MJ, Lewis RG et al: 14th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association. Vancouver BC, Canada, October 8-10, 1998.

26. The Trans-Calcaneal Talo-Navicular Dislocation (TCTND): A New Injury Pattern. Ricci WM, Bellabarba C, Sanders RW: 14th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.  Vancouver BC, Canada, October 8-10, 1998.