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Carlo Bellabarba, M.D.

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

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, Orthopaedic Trauma, 1997-1998
Board Certification
Board Certified
About

Dr. Carlo Bellabarba is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.  Following his training in Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University 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 Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery departments.  

Dr. Bellabarba treats the full spectum of spine conditions including:

  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical stenosis 
  • Thoracic myelopathy
  • Spinal infections 
  • Spinal tumors
  • Lumbar stenosis 
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Spinal trauma

Dr. Bellabarba currently sees patients at Harborview Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington.

Patient Care Philosophy

Dr. Bellabarba treats each patient as if he or she were a family member, and uses the full extent of his research and clinical experience to tailor a treatment program to each patient's unique clinical situation.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Bellabarba's clinical interests include surgical treatment of the full range and complexity of spine conditions throughout the spine, from the upper cervical spine to the sacrum, including spine trauma; degenerative spine conditions such as stenosis and disc pathology; spine deformity such as scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis; spine infections; spine tumors; and minimally invasive spine surgery and motion-sparing treatments.

Personal Interests

Dr. Bellabarba stays active with endurance sports.

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Spine Center

908 Jefferson Street
Fifth Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone
206.520.5000
Publications

Dr. Bellabarba is actively involved in research pertaining to varius spine conditions such as; trauma, deformity and  degenerative conditions.

Publications

Scientific Publications (PubMed Listing)

MANUSCRIPTS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Koerner JD, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C, Oner FC, Reinhold M, Dvorak MF, Aarabi B, Vialle L, Fehlings MG, Rajasekaran S, Kandziora F, Schnake KJ, Vaccaro AR. Is there a regional difference in morphology interpretation of A3 and A4 fractures among different cultures?J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Oct 9:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Koerner JD, Oner FC, Fehlings MG, Aarabi B, Dvorak MF, Reinhold M, Kandziora F, Bellabarba C, Chapman JR, Vialle LR, Vaccaro AR. A Worldwide Analysis of the Reliability and Perceived Importance of an Injury to the Posterior Ligamentous Complex in AO Type A Fractures.Global Spine J. 2015 Oct;5(5):378-82. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1549034. Epub 2015 Mar 27.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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]
  5. Bransford RJ, Alton TB, Patel AR, Bellabarba C. Upper Cervical Spine Trauma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Nov;22(11):718-729.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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])
  10. 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.
  11. 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]
  12. 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].
  13. 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]
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Lehman RA Jr, Kang DG, Bellabarba C. A new classification for complex lumbosacral injuries. Spine J. 2012 Jul;12(7):612-28.
  17. 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.
  18. 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]
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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]
  25. 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.
  26. 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]
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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. 
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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. 
  45. Chapman JR, Agel J, Jurkovich GJ, Bellabarba C:  Thoracolumbar Flexion-Distraction Injuries:  Associated Morbidity and Neurological Outcomes.  Spine 33(6):648-57, 2008.
  46. 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.
  47. 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 
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. 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. 
  55. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR: Distraction External Fixation in Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures. J Orthop Trauma 20(1 Suppl):S7-S14, 2006
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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. 
  60. 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.
  61. Bellabarba C, Stewart JD, Ricci WM, DiPasquale TG, Bolhofner BR:  Midline Sagittal Sacral Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 17(1): 32-37, 2003.
  62. Bellabarba C, Nemecek AN, Chapman JR: Management of Injuries to the Cervicothoracic Junction. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 17(3):355-364, 2002.
  63. 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.
  64. dBellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR:  Indirect Reduction and Plating of Distal Femoral Nonunions. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 16(5): 287-296, 2002. 
  65. 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.
  66. Barei DP, Bellabarba C, Sangeorzan BJ, Benirschke SK: Fractures of the Calcaneus. Orthopaedic Clinic North Am 33(1): 263-285, 2002.
  67. 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. 
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. Barei DP, Bellabarba C; Mills WJ, Routt ML: Percutaneous Management of Unstable Pelvic Ring Disruptions. Injury 32 (sup 1): 33-44, 2001.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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.
  75. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Bolhofner BR: Distraction External Fixation in Lateral Compression Pelvic Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 14(7), 475-482, 2000.
  76. Bellabarba C, Ricci WM, Herscovici D: Percutaneous Treatment of Pertrochanteric Fractures Using the Gamma Nail. Clinical Orthopaedics 375:30-42, 2000. 
  77. 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.
  78. Bellabarba C, Kuo KN, Sheinkop MB: Idiopathic Hip Instability: An Unrecognized Cause of Coxa Saltans in the Adult. Clinical Orthopaedics 355: 261-271, 1998.
  79. 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. 
  80. 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. In progress.
  2. Bellabarba C,  Shatsky J, Bransford RJ: Sacral Fractures. In: Spine Surgery: Current Concepts and Evidence. Mroz, Wang (eds.). McGraw-Hill. In progress.
  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:  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. pp 152-183, 2015.
  5. Bransford RJ, Anissipour AK, Child ZA, Bellabarba C:  Transpedicular and Costotransversectomy Approaches for Trauma: Indications and Techniques  In: AOSpine Masters Series. Volume 6: Volume 6, Spinal Trauma 2 - Pitfalls of Thoracolumbar Trauma. Bellabarba, Kandziora, Vialle (eds.). Thieme. Chapter 6. pp 76 – 84, 2015.
  6. 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. pp 252 – 273, 2015.
  7. 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
  8. Bellabarba C, Bransford RJ:  Injuries to the Cervicocranium. In: Surgical Treatment of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2nd ed.  Stannard JP, Schmidt AH and Kregor PJ - eds. Thieme, New York NY. Chapter 9. pp 178 – 219, 2015.
  9. Bellabarba C, Vialle E, Bransford RJ: Spino-pelvic fixation. In: Adult Degnerative Scoliosis – Coronal and Sagittal Deformities Treatment and Management. Harrop, Vaccaro, Awad (eds.). Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. Chapter 18. pp 144-155. 2015.
  10. Bellabarba C, Winkelmann M, Decker S, Bransford RJ: Pelvic Ring Injuries. In: Skeletal Trauma, 5th edition. Browner, Jupiter, Trafton & Krettek (eds.). Elsevier. Chapter 40. pp 1021-1105, 2015.
  11. Bransford RJ, Manoso M, Bellabarba C. Occipito-cervical Spine Injuries. In: Skeletal Trauma, 5th edition. Browner, Jupiter, Trafton & Krettek (eds.). Elsevier. Chapter 33A. pp 813-829, 2015.
  12. Daniels M, Child Z, Chapman JR, Bellabarba C. Posterior Occipitocervical Fusion. In: Masters Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery - The Spine.  Zdeblick TA & Albert TJ (eds.), Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Chapter 12. pp 157-170. 2014
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. 2011.
  18. 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. 
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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. 
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
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