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. Stabilization of a thoracolumbar flexion-distraction injury utilizing a temporary interspinous process construct: Technical note
  2. Risk factors for and complications after surgical delay in elective single-level lumbar fusion
  3. The effect of postoperative spinal infections on patient mortality
  4. Intraoperative pedicle screw navigation does not significantly affect complication rates after spine surgery
  5. Reliability and Clinical Utility of the CARDS Classification for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  6. Sacral Fractures and Associated Injuries
  7. Answer to the Letter to the Editor of A. Piazzolla et al. concerning, “The Surgical Algorithm for the AOSpine, Thoracolumbar Spine Injury Classification System” by A. R. Vaccaro et al.; Eur Spine J (2016); 25(4):1087–1094
  8. The evolution of current research impact metrics
  9. Comparing the Treatment Algorithm and Complications for Patients Undergoing an Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion at a Physician-Owned Specialty Hospital and a University-Owned Tertiary Care Hospital
  10. Randomization Strategies
  11. Is An Isolated Intervertebral Disk with Significant Degeneration Magnetic Resonance Imaging A Cause of Low Back Pain That Requires No Confirmatory Diagnostic Tests?
  12. Should TLIF be Routinely Used in a 60-Year-Old Man with a Mild Degenerative Spondylolisthesis?
  13. Outcome of a Resident Spine Surgical Skills Training Program
  14. Comparison of occipitocervical and atlantoaxial fusion in treatment of unstable Jefferson fractures
  15. Perioperative Complications of Spinal Metastases Surgery
  16. Understanding Traditional Research Impact Metrics
  17. Impact of elevated body mass index and obesity on long-term surgical outcomes for patients with degenerative cervical myelopathy: Analysis of a combined prospective dataset
  18. Are Modic changes associated with intervertebral disc cytokine profiles?
  19. The Effect of Dynamic Versus Static Plating Systems on Fusion Rates and Complications in 1-Level and/or 2-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  20. Treatment of Axis Body Fractures