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Fahim DK, Sun K, Tawackoli W, Mendel E, Rhines LD, Burton AW, Kim DH, Ehni BL, Liebschner MA. Premature adjacent vertebral fracture after vertebroplasty: a biomechanical study. Neurosurgery. 09/2011; 69(3): 733-44. 21499145


Fahim DK, Kim SD, Cho D, Lee S, Kim DH. Avoiding abdominal flank bulge after anterolateral approaches to the thoracolumbar spine: cadaveric study and electrophysiological investigation. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 11/2011; 15(5): 532-40. 21819186


Fahim DK, Tatsui CE, Suki D, Gumin J, Lang FF, Rhines LD. Orthotopic murine model of a primary malignant bone tumor in the spine: functional, bioluminescence, and histological correlations. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 09/2014; 21(3): 378-85. 24971476


Thomas AM, Fahim DK, Gemechu JM. Anatomical Variations of the Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve and Implications for Injury Prevention during Surgical Procedures of the Neck. Diagnostics (Basel, Switzerland). 09/2020; 10(9). 32899604


We are currently in the early stages of a new laboratory project to evaluate the possible superiority of nanometalene surface technology implants compared to PEEK or Titanium implants with regards to biofilm formation.  This is an important question as it may affect the rates of post-operative infections after spine surgery.  Infections after these types of operations can result in discitis and osteomyelitis, which can be devastating and life-threatening complications. Our research investigates whether certain implant surface technology may protect against this complication.