AO Spine Focus Issues

Collections of treatment recommendations, hot topics, and current controversies in spine care produced by AO Spine

MARCH 2024-VOL. 14 (3S)

Global Spine Journal

AO Spine & Praxis Spinal Cord Institute Guidelines for the Management of Acute Spinal Cord Injury

FEBRUARY 2024-VOL. 14 (2S)

Global Spine Journal

AO Spine Guideline for the Use of Osteobiologics (AOGO) in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion for Spinal Degenerative Cases

JANUARY 2024-VOL. 14 (1S)

Global Spine Journal

What Motivates Treatment Decisions in Neurologically Intact Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures?

APRIL 2023-VOL. 13 (1S)

Global Spine Journal

Spine Surgery in Geriatric Patients: Recommendations of the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU)

FEBRUARY 2022–VOL. 12(1S)

Global Spine Journal

Transforming Care for Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: The Top Ten Priorities. Findings in Context From AO Spine RECODE-DCM, an International and Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

APRIL 2021–VOL. 11(1S)

Global Spine Journal

Predictive Analytics and Cost Modeling in Spine Surgery

APRIL 2020–VOL. 10(2S)

Global Spine Journal

The 6 T’s of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

JANUARY 2020–VOL. 10(1S)

Global Spine Journal

Quality Improvement and Spine Surgery

MAY 2019–VOL. 9(1S)

Global Spine Journal

AO Spine Knowledge Forums: Driving Research, Discovery, and Innovation in Spine

DECEMBER 2018–VOL. 8(4S)

Global Spine Journal

Spinal Infections—From Prevention to Cure. Evidence based review of spinal infections, how to improve practices, and provide better care for our patients.

SEPTEMBER 5, 2017–Vol. 7(3S)

Global Spine Journal

Clinical Practice Guidelines—Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy and Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.

APRIL 19, 2017–Vol. 7(1S)

Global Spine Journal

Special Issue: Rare Complications of Cervical Spine Surgery.

September, 2017–Vol. 31(4S)


Current controversies in injury assessment and surgical techniques in spine trauma.

October 15, 2016–Vol. 41(20S)


Focus Issue II in Spine Oncology: Evidence-based Medicine Recommendations for Spine Oncology.

October 1, 2015–Vol. 77(1S.)


The Aging of the Global Population: The Changing Epidemiology of Disease and Spinal Disorders.

October 15, 2014–Vol. 39(22S)


Introduction to Value Based Spine Care

October 15, 2013–Vol. 38(22S)


Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Current State of the Art and Future Directions.

October 15, 2012–Vol. 37(22S)


Adjacent Segment Pathology: Symptomatic or imaging-based findings that occur at a segment adjacent to a previously operated spinal motion segment.

April 20, 2010–Vol. 35(9S)


Spine Focus Issue on Complications—Do No Harm: The Balance of “Beneficence” and “Non-Maleficence”.

“We wanted to provide a framework of best evidence for current best practices; to give the reader the possibility to sit down with one source in their hand and find answers.”

Alex Vaccaro, Knowledge Forum Trauma and Infection Advisory Board

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