Spinal Surgery Publications

MBBS, BSc(hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth), FRACS


Dr Farhaan Altaf


Spinal Surgery Publications

Dr Altaf has published more than twenty-five peer-reviewed medical research articles in journals such as:

  • The British Medical Journal
  • European Spine Journal
  • Spine
  • Spine Deformity
  • Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques

He has also had his work published in two book chapters.
A complete list of his spinal surgery publications is available below.

Peer-reviewed Publications

Spinal Surgery Publications

1.   Posterior scoliosis correction with thoracoplasty: effect on pulmonary function with a mean follow-up of 4.8 years. F Altaf, J Drinkwater, S Mungovan, E Wong, KJ Cho, A Sebaaly, AK Cree. Spine Deformity. 2022 Feb 21. Online ahead of Print.

3.   Adult Degenerative Lumbar Scoliosis. E Wong, F Altaf, LJ Oh, RJ Gray. Orthopaedics. 2017 Jun 9:1-10.

5.   An Evidence-Based Review and Survey of Expert Opinion of Reconstruction of Metastatic Spine Tumors. F Altaf, M Weber, N Dea, S Boriani, C Ames, R Williams, JJ Verlaan, I Laufer, CG Fisher. Spine. 2016 Oct 15;41 Suppl 20:S254-S26.

7.   Minimally invasive surgery in adult degenerative scoliosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of decompression, anterior/lateral and posterior lumbar approaches. K Phan, YH Huo, JA Hogan, J Xu, A Dunn, SK Cho, RJ Mobbs, P McKenna, T Rajagopal, F Altaf. Journal Spine Surgery. 2016;2(2):89-104.

9.   Percutaneous pars interarticularis screws fixation: a technical note. LF Wilson, F Altaf, P Tyler. European Spine Journal. 2016 Jun;25(6):1651-4.

11.   Prospective study of posterior lumbar interbody fusion with either interbody graft or interbody cage in the treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis. A Sivaraman, F Altaf, A Jalgoankar, R Kakkar, PBR Sirigiri, A Howieson, RJ Crawford. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2013 Jul 23.

13.    Early results of a remotely-operated magnetic growth rod in early-onset scoliosis. Z Dannawi, F Altaf, NS Harshavardhana, H El Sebaie, H Noordeen. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br). 2013;95-B(1):75-80.

15.   Severe brachial plexus injuries in rugby. F Altaf, K Manna, P Bharania, MD Sewell, L Di Mascio, M Sinisi. Injury 2011 May; 43(3):272-3.

17.   Minimizing complications with single submuscular growing rods: a review of technique and results on 88 patients with minimum two-year follow-up. N Farooq, E Garrido, F Altaf, J Dartnell, SS Shah, SK Tucker. H Noordeen. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 1;35(25):2252-8.

19.   Skip laminectomy and laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: A prospective study of clinical and radiological outcomes. A Sivaraman, AK Bhadra, F Altaf, A Singh, A Rai, A Casey, RJ Crawford. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2010 Apr;23(2):96-100.

21.   Severe brachial plexus injuries in rugby: Mechanisms and management. F Altaf, K Mannan, M Sinisi, R Birch. Injury Extra. 2008 January; 39(5):206.

23.   Cyclical sciatica. Endometriosis of the sciatic nerve. K Mannan, F Altaf, S Maniar, R Tirabosco, M Sinisi, T Carlstedt. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br). 2008;90-B:98-101.

25.   Orthopaedic management of caudal regression syndrome. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. F Altaf , W Hakel, A Sivaraman, H Noordeen. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. 2008 Oct; 18(7):531-535.

2.   Systematic Review of School Scoliosis Screening F Altaf, J Drinkwater, K Phan, AK Cree. Spine Deformity. 2017 Sep;5(5):303-309.

4.   Mean Arterial Blood Pressure Management of Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injured Patients during the Pre-Hospital and Early Admission Period. JW Tee, F Altaf, L Belanger, T Ailon, J Street, S Paquette, M Boyd, CG Fisher, MF Dvorak, BK Kwon. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Mar 15;34(6):1271-1277.

6.   The differential effects of norepinephrine and dopamine on cerebrospinal fluid pressure and spinal cord perfusion pressure after acute human spinal cord injury. F Altaf, DE Griesdale, L Belanger, L Ritchie, J Markez, T Ailon, MC Boyd, S Paquette, CG Fisher, J Street, MF Dvorak, BK Kwon. Spinal Cord. 2016 Jun 7. Online ahead of print.

8.   Clinically orientated classification incorporating shoulder balance for the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. HB Elsebaie, Z Dannawi, F Altaf, A Zaidan, M Al Mukhtar, MJ Shaw, A Gibson, H Noordeen. European Spine Journal. 2016 Feb;25(2):430-7.

10.   Back pain in children and adolescents F Altaf, MK Heran, LF Wilson Bone Joint J. 2014 Jun;96-B(6):717-23.

12.   Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. F Altaf, A Gibson, Z Dannawi, H Noordeen. British Medical Journal. 2013;346:f2508.

14.   Osteochondroma of C1 causing vertebral artery occlusion. F Altaf, H Movlok, S Brew, K Rezajooi, A Casey. British Journal of Neurosurgery. 2013 Feb;27(1):130-1.

16.   Repair of spondylolysis using compression with a modular link and screws. F Altaf, NA Osei, E Garrido, M Al-Mukhtar, C Natali, A Sivaraman, H Noordeen. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br). 2011 Jan;93(1):73-7.

18.   A case of Necrotising Fasciitis caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa. A Lota, F Altaf, R Shetty, R Courtney, P McKenna, S Lyer. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br). 2010 Feb; 92(2): 284-5.

20.   Cerebral venous thrombosis post cervical disc arthroplasty. F Altaf, N Derbyshire, R Marshall. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br). 2010 Apr; 92(4): 576-8.

22.   Minimal access non-instrumented pars interarticularis repair using rh-BMP-2. LF Wilson, F Altaf, R Hawkins. The internet journal of minimally invasive spinal technology. 2008 Jan; 1(2).

24.   Intradural repair of lumbar nerve roots for traumatic paraparesis leading to functional recovery. A Sivaraman, F Altaf, T Carlstedt, H Noordeen. Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques. 2008 Dec; 21(8): 553-6.

26.   Spontaneous thrombosis of dissecting middle cerebral aneurysm. F Altaf, S Pushpananthan, SM Joshi, JP Wadley. British Journal of Neurosurgery.

Book Chapters

Spinal Surgery Publications

1.   Flashcards in Surgery. Medicine, and Practical procedures Orthopaedics section. F Altaf. Oxford University Press, 2010.

2.   Clinical Decision Support System on Spine Surgery. Chapter: Cervical flexion compression injuries. F Altaf, C Fisher, J Rihn, A Vacarro. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, USA. University of British Columbia, Vancouver General Hospital, Canada. 2016.

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