The International Spine Centre

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Current Publications

1. R.D. FRASER, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS“Discitis Following Chemonucleolysis: An Experimental Study”(Spine 11: 679-687) (JBJS 70B 166, 1988)2. OSTI, O.L., FRASER R.D., CORNISH B.L.“Fractures & fracture dislocations of the lumbar spine–A long term follow-up”(JBJS 68B: 334, 1986)3. FRASER R.D., OSTI O.L., VERNON-ROBERTS B.“Discitis After Discography”(JBJS 68B: 335, 1986)4. R.D. FRASER, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS“Discitis after Discography I: Incidence and Pathology”(JBJS (B) 69B: 26-30, 1987)5. R.D. FRASER, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS“Discitis after Discography II: An Experimental Study”(JBJS 69B: 31-35, 1987)6. O.L. OSTI, R.D. FRASER, B.L. CORNISH“Fractures & fracture dislocations of the lumbar spine: A Retrospective Study of 70 patients” - (International Orthopaedics, 11:323-39, 1987)7. OSTI O.L., FRASER R.D., CORNISH B.L., POTTER G.“Cervical dislocations – A comparison of postural nursing with lateral dowel fusion” - (JBJS 69B: 164, 1987)8. O.L. OSTI, R.D. FRASER, E.R. GRIFFITHS“Reduction and Stabilisation of Cervical Dislocations”(JBJS 71B: 275-282, 1989)9. OSTI O.L., FRASER R.D., GRIFFITHS E.R.“Reduction and stabilisation of cervical dislocations: Analysis of 167 cases”Orthopaedics/Rheumatology Digest 1989, 7: 12-1310. R.D. FRASER, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS“Iatrogenic Discitis: The Role of Antibiotics in Prevention & Treatment – An Experimental Study” - (Spine 14: 1025-1032, 1989)11. O.L. OSTI, R.D. FRASER, B. VERNON-ROBERTS“Discitis after Discography: The Role of Prophylactic Antibiotics”(JBJS (B) 72B:271-274, 1990)12. O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS, R.D. FRASER“Annulus tears and Intervertebral Disc Degeneration: An Experimental Study using an animal model” - (Spine 15: 762-767, 1990)13. R.D. FRASER, O.L. OSTI“Discitis” - (Chapter: Surgery of the Spine, GFG Findlay Ed. Blackwell Scientific Publishers 1992)14. O.L. OSTI, R.D. FRASER“Osseous Bridging of Lumbar Intertransverse Processes Following Trauma”(Spine 17: 362, 1992)15. O.L. OSTI, R.J. MOORE, B. VERNON-ROBERTS, R.D. FRASER“Annular tears and Lumbar Disc Degeneration-A post-mortem study” (JBJS 74B: 678-682, 1992)16. O.L. OSTI, R.D. FRASER“Annular tears and Lumbar Disc Degeneration – A comparison between MRI & Discography: A Prospective Clinical Study” - (JBJS 74B: 431-435, 1992)17. R.J. MOORE, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS, R.D. FRASER“Changes in Endplate Vascularity Following an Outer Annulus Tear in Sheep”(Spine 17: 874-878, 1992)18. J. MELROSE, P. GHOSH, T.K.F. TAYLOR, A. HALL, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS, R.D. FRASER“A Longitudinal Study of the Matrix Changes Induced in the Intervertebral Disc by Surgical Damage to the Annulus Fibrosis”(Journal of Orthopaedic Research 10: 665-676, 1992)19. R.D. FRASER, O.L. OSTI, B. VERNON-ROBERTS“Intervertebral Disc Degeneration” (A Review Article)(European Spinal Journal 1: 205-213, 1993)20. R.D. FRASER, B. VERNON-ROBERTS, O.L. OSTI“Discitis” - Animal Models of disc degeneration. Chapter 5 in: Weisel SW, Weinstein JN, Herkowitz H, Dvorak J, Vell G, eds, The Lumbar Spine, Second Edition, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp 281-4, 199621. O.L. OSTI, D.E. CULLUM“Occupational Low Back Pain and Intervertebral Disc Degeneration-Epidemiology Imaging & Pathology” –(Clinical Journal of Pain 10: 331-335 199422. J. URBAN, O.L. OSTI“Biochemistry and Function of the Intervertebral Disc”(The Lumbar Spine, Second Edition, Saunders Philadelphia, Edited by S. Wiesel and J. Weinstein, 1995)23. O.L. OSTI, R.J. MOORE“Biochemistry and Histology of the Intervertebral Disc” Animal Models of disc degeneration. Chapter 5: Weisel SW, Weinstein JN, Herkowitz H, Dvorak J, Vell G, eds, The Lumbar Spine, Second Edition, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, pp 281-4, 199624. MOORE R.J., VERNON-ROBERTS B., FRASER R.D., OSTI O.L., SCHEMBRI M.“The Origin and Fate of Herniated Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Tissue”(Spine 21:2149-55, 1996)25. MOORE R.J., VERNON-ROBERTS B., OSTI O.L., FRASER R.D.“Remodelling of Vertebral Bone After Outer Annular Injury in Sheep”(Spine 21: 936-940, 1996)26. P. SANDERSON, O.L. OSTI, R. FRASER, D.J. HALL, C.M.H.J. CAIN, G.R. POTTER“Short Segment Fixation of Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures Without Fusion” (European Spinal Journal In Press 1999)27. R.J. MOORE, T. CROTTI, O.L. OSTI, R.D FRASER, B. VERNON- ROBERTSOsteoarthrosis of the Facet Joints – Resulting from Annular Rim Lesions in Sheep Lumbar Discs” - (Spine 24: 519-525, 1999)28. F. POSTACCHINI, G. CINOTTI, O.L. OSTI“Primary Spinal Fusion and Disc Replacement” - Chapter 20 in Lumbar Disc Prolapse, F. Postacchini Editor, A Delfi Rome 199829. O.L. OSTI, R. SEBBEN“High Frequency Radio-Wave Ablation of Osteoid Osteoma in the Lumbar Spine” - (European Spine Journal 7: 422-424 Spinger-Verlad, 1998)30. S.D. HANLEY, O.L. OSTI, E.M. SHANAHAN, M.T. GUN“Radiology of Intervertebral Cages & Spinal Surgery: A Pictorial Essay”(Clinical Radiology April Edition Vol. 54 201-206, 1999)31. F. POSTACCHINI, G. CINOTTI, O.L. OSTI“Spinal Fusion & Disc Prosthesis at Primary Surgery”Chapter 20 in Lumbar Disc Herniation, F. Postacchini Editor, Spinger-Wien New York 199932. N.JONES, R.D.FRASER,P.DOHRMANN, P.DONNELLY, J.D.LIDDELL, O.L.OSTI“PELD Paper”Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery(July 2000, Vol. 70 (7) 475-479)33. O.L.OSTI, R.T.GUN, G.ABRAHAM“Epidemiology of Whiplash In South Australia”Medical Journal of Australia In Press 200034. O.L.OSTI, G.ECKERWALL, R.SEBBEN, A.SHETTY“Cylindrical Threaded Cages for Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: A Prospective Long Term Radiological Study”The Back Letter, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 200135. O.L.OSTI, S.MACKLIN, H.NAKAMURA“Preparation for Surgery In The Lumbar Spine”3rd Edition, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 200436. O.L.OSTI, R.T.GUN, G.ABRAHAM, N.L.PRATT, G. ECKERWALL, H. NAKAMURA“Potential Risk Factors for Prolonged Recovery Following Whiplash Injury”European Spine Journal, 2005; 14:90-9437. R.T.GUN, O.L.OSTI, A.O’RIORDAN, F.MPELASOKA, C.G.ECKERWALL, J.SMYTH“Risk Factors for Prolonged Disability after Whiplash Injury: A Prospective Study”Spine, 30: 386-391, 200538. M.ZOTTI, O.L.OSTI“Repeat Percutaneous Radiofrequency Facet Joint Denervation for Chronic Back Pain: A Prospective Study”Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 200839. O. L. OSTI, S. ZAHARI, J. OOI TC, L. TRUONG, E. PERILLI, N. L. FAZZALARI “Modic (endplate) changes in the lumbar spine: A preliminary report on bone micro-architecture and remodelling” 200940. E. PERILLI, I.H. PARKINS, L. TRUONG, K.C. CHONG, N .L FAZZALARI, O.L. OSTI“Modic (end plate) changes in the lumbar spine: bone micro-architecture and Remodelling”European Spine Journal 201441. O.L. OSTI, T.J. FISHER. “The Role of Bacteria in the Pathogenesis of Disc Protrusion” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 201542. Y.C. LEE, M.G.T. ZOTTI, O.L. OSTI “Operative Management of Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease” Asian Spine Journal 201643. O.L. OSTI, J. DANIELL “Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A Review Article” Asian Spine Journal 201744. T.NAKAMAE, O.L. OSTI, et al (Accepted publication 2017) Kiyotaka Yamada1 MD, PhD, Takeshi Hiramatsu1 MD, PhD, Takashi Hashimoto1 MD, Osami Suzuki1 MD, PhD, Yuji Tsuchikawa1 MD, Yasuyuki Tsuchida2 MD, PhD, Nobuo Adachi4 MD, PhD and Yoshinori Fujimoto1 MD, PhD.“Risk factors for cement loosening after vertebroplasty for osteoporotic vertebral fracture with intravertebral cleft: a retrospective analysis”European Spine Journal 2017

Current Involvement

Senior Visiting Spinal Surgeon, Calvary Health Care, North Adelaide Campus, South Australia (since 1996)Clinical Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma – University of Adelaide (since 1993)Chairman, Surgical Services Committee – Calvary Health Care, North Adelaide Campus, South AustraliaActing Chair, Medical Committee – Calvary Health Care, North Adelaide Campus, South AustraliaMember, Advisory Editorial Board, Spine Journal, Philadelphia USA.Member, Editorial Board, Asian Spine Journal.Chief Delegate for Australia, Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS)Adjunct Lecturer, Division of Health Sciences, University of South AustraliaMember, Prosthesis List Advisory Committee (PLAC) and Spinal Prosthesis Clinical Advisory Group, (SPCAG) Federal Department of Health, Commonwealth of Australia First-line Assessor, SA Audit of Perioperative Mortality (SAAPM), Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).