Publications & Presentations
Our team of spine surgeons strives to guide you through the decision-making process related to your spine care. We take that responsibility to heart and are actively involved in the academic community to keep up to date on the most modern, cutting edge techniques and practices in the field of spine surgery. Here is a list of some of our publications in national/international journals and textbooks and presentations at national/international meetings.
Smith MW, Ith A, Carragee EJ, Cheng I, Alamin TF, Golish SR, Mitsunaga K, Scuderi GJ, Smuck M. “Does the presence of the fibronectin-aggrecan complex predict outcomes from lumbar discectomy for disc herniation?” Spine J. 2013 Nov 13. pii: S1529-9430(13)00767-5.
Comer GC, Smith MW, Hurwitz EL, Mitsunaga KA, Kessler R, Carragee EJ. “Retrograde ejaculation after anterior lumbar interbody fusion with and without bone morphogenetic protein-2 augmentation: a 10-year cohort controlled study.” Spine J. 2012 Oct;12(10):881-90.
Carragee EJ, Mitsunaga KA, Hurwitz EL, Scuderi GJ. “Retrograde ejaculation after anterior lumbar interbody fusion using rhBMP-2: a cohort controlled study.” Spine J. 2011 Jun;11(6):511-6.
Smith M, Golish SR, Ith A, Cheng I, Scuderi GJ, Alamin TF, Mitsunaga K, Carragee EJ, Smuck M. “Inflammatory or Mechanical? Can Inflammatory Profiles predict Outcomes from Lumbar Discectomy for Disc Herniation?” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.
Mitsunaga LK, Bains S, Singh N, Majid K, Bains R. “Postoperative Spine Dressing Changes are Unnecessary: Our 15-Year Experience with an Institutional Dressing Change Protocol.” North American Spine Society (NASS) 29th Annual Meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA.
Mitsunaga KA, Schairer W, Hu S. “Concomitance of Adult Spinal Deformity and Cervical Spondylosis.” AO Spine North America Banff Fellows Forum 2012, Banff, Canada.
Mitsunaga KA, Mitsunaga MM. “The Use of Bone Marrow Aspirate to Supplement Spinal Fusion.” Western Orthopedic Association (WOA) 2002, Maui, Hawaii.
Mitsunaga, KA. Lerman, J. “Early Transition to Oral Antimicrobial Therapy in the Treatment of Deep Wound Infections after Scoliosis Surgery.” Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting 2011, Quebec, Canada
Mitsunaga, KA. Roberto, RF. “The Use of Bone Marrow Aspirate to Supplement Spinal Fusion in Scoliosis Patients.” International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 2006, Athens, Greece.
Mitsunaga LK, Bains SS, Singh N, Majid K, Bains R. “Postoperative Spine Dressing Changes Are Unnecessary: Our 15-Year Experience with an Institutional Dressing Change Protocol”. The Spine Journal. Spine J. 2014 Nov;14(11) supplement:S93-S94.
Tomov M, Mitsunaga L, Durbin-Johnson B, Nallur D, Roberto R. “Reducing surgical site infection in spinal surgery with betadine irrigation and intrawound vancomycin powder.” Spine. 2015 Apr;40(7):491-9.
Mitsunaga LK, Klineberg EO, Gupta MC. “Laminoplasty Techniques for the Treatment of Multilevel Cervical Stenosis.” Advances in Orthopedics. 2012 Mar 6 (published online).
Mitsunaga LK, Klineberg EO, Gupta MC. “Laminoplasty with Suture Anchor Fixation.” Chapter in New Horizons in Spine Surgery. A Bhave, ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, 2014, Ch. 19.
Mitsunaga LK, Kim CW. “Thoracoscopic Corpectomy.” Chapter in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. AR
Vaccaro and CM Bono, eds. New York: Informa Healthcare USA, Inc., 2007, pp. 81-90.
Mahar A, Kim C, Wedemeyer M, Mitsunaga L, Odell T, Johnson B, Garfin S. “Short-Segment Fixation of Lumbar Fractures Using Pedicle Fixation At the Level of the Fracture.” Spine. 2007 Jun 15;32(14):1503-7.
Eno JJ, Chen JL, Mitsunaga MM. “Short same-segment fixation of thoracolumbar burst fractures”.Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2012 Jan;71(1):19-22.
Santi MD, Mitsunaga MM, Locket JL. “Total Sacrectomy for a Giant Sacral Schwannoma: A Case Report”. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Sep;(294):285-9.
Mitsunaga MM, Chong G, Maes K. “Microscopically Assisted Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion.” Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1991 Feb;(263):121-7.