Christopher K. Kepler, MD

Christopher K. Kepler, MD

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925 Chestnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(267) 339-3500

Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Circumferential fusion with open versus percutaneous posterior fusion for lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis
  2. A Novel Scoring System to Predict Length of Stay After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  3. Timing of Preoperative Surgical Antibiotic Prophylaxis After Primary One-Level to Three-Level Lumbar Fusion
  4. Do patients with back pain-dominant symptoms improve after lumbar surgery for radiculopathy or claudication?
  5. The Management of Acute Lumbar Stress Reactions of the Pedicle and Pars in Professional Athletes Playing Collision Sports
  6. Static Versus Expandable Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) Interbody Cages: A Comparison of One-Year Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes for One-Level Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  7. The impact of preoperative motor weakness on postoperative opioid use after ACDF
  8. Postoperative Glycemic Variability and Adverse Outcomes After Posterior Cervical Fusion
  9. Comparison Between Three- and Four-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Patient-Reported and Radiographic Outcomes
  10. Higher Paraspinal Muscle Density Effect on Outcomes After Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  11. How does the presence of a surgical trainee impact patient outcomes in lumbar fusion surgery?
  12. Can imaging characteristics on magnetic resonance imaging predict the acuity of a lumbar disc herniation?
  13. Variation in global treatment for subaxial cervical spine isolated unilateral facet fractures
  14. Does Smoking Affect Short-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes After Lumbar Decompression?
  15. Radiographic measures of spinal alignment are not predictive of the development of C5 palsy following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery
  16. Lumbar pedicle morphology and vertebral dimensions in isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis — A comparative study
  17. Combined depression and anxiety influence patient-reported outcomes after lumbar fusion
  18. Depression Identified on the Mental Component Score of the Short Form-12 Affects Health Related Quality of Life after Lumbar Decompression Surgery
  19. Cervical Paraspinal Muscle Fatty Degeneration Is Not Associated with Muscle Cross-sectional Area: Qualitative Assessment Is Preferable for Cervical Sarcopenia
  20. How do C2 tilt and C2 slope correlate with patient reported outcomes in patients after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion?
  21. Patient Outcomes following Short-segment Lumbar Fusion Are Not Affected by PI-LL Mismatch
  22. Impact of Sarcopenia on Degenerative Lumbar Spondylosis
  23. Surgical management of thoracolumbar burst fractures: Surgical decision-making using the AOSpine thoracolumbar injury classification score and thoracolumbar injury classification and severity score
  24. Processing and handling cost of single-use versus traditional instrumentation for 1 level lumbar fusions
  25. Do Preoperative Epidural Steroid Injections Increase the Risk of Infection after Lumbar Spine Surgery?