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  • Open Dislocations of the Thumb Interphalangeal Joint:  Treatment with Early Motion and a Discussion of the Anatomic Considerations. Rodgers WB, Heyman PG, Seiler JG III.  J South Orthop Assoc 1:258-260, 1992
  • Case Report:  A Type IV Monteggia Injury with a Distal Diaphyseal Radius Fracture in a Child.  Rodgers WB, Smith BG.  J Orthop Trauma 7:84-86, 1993
  • Pyomyositis in patients who have Human Immunodeficiency Virus:  Case report and review of the literature. Rodgers WB, Yodlowski M, Mintzer CM.  J Bone Joint Surg 75A:588-592, 1993
  • The One-Bone Forearm as a Salvage Procedure for Recalcitrant Forearm Deformity in Hereditary Multiple Exostoses. Rodgers WB, Hall JE.  J Ped Orthop 13:587-591, 1993
  • The Incidence of Trigger Digits in Newborns. Rodgers WB, Waters PM. J Hand Surg 19A:364-368, 1994
  • Long arm Charnley Splint. Evans D, Rodgers WB. Contemp Orthop  28:505-506, 1994
  • Marginal Mandibular Nerve Palsy due to compression by a Cervical Hard Collar. Rodgers JA, Rodgers WB. J Orthop Trauma 9:177-179, 1995
  • Dislocation of the Elbow Complicated by Arterial Injury:  Reconstructive Strategy and Functional Outcome. Kharrazi FD, Rodgers WB, Waters PM, Koris MJ. Am J Orthop 24S:11-15, 1995
  • Short Segment Fusion using Pedicle Screw Instrumentation for Unstable Fractures of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine.  A prospective study using a single instrumentation system. Rodgers WB, Kramer DL, Mansfield FL.  J Orthop Trauma 9:499-506, 1995
  • Complications and Results of Reconstruction of Chronic Monteggia Lesions in Children. Rodgers WB, Waters PM, Hall JE.  J Bone Joint Surg  78A:1322-1329, 1996
  • Malignant, Metastatic Chondroblastoma. Rodgers WB, Mankin HJ.  Am J Orthop 25:846-849, 1996
  • Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing of Femur Fractures Using Unreamed Tibial Nails:  Adjunctive Use of  an Existing Implant. Rodgers WB, Kennedy JG, Coran DL, Goodman LJ, Lhowe DW.  Bull Hosp Joint Disease 55:78-80, 1996
  • The Use of Osseous Suture Anchors in the Treatment of Severe, Complicated Elbow Dislocations. Rodgers WB, Kharrazi FD, Kennedy JG, Waters PM, McKee M, Lhowe DW.  Am J Orthop 25:794-798, 1996
  • Surgery of the Spine in Myelodysplasia:  An Overview. Rodgers WB, Frim DM, Emans JB.  Clin  Orthop 338:19-35, 1997
  • Parturition-Induced Pelvic Dislocation. Kharrazi FD, Rodgers WB, Kennedy JG, Lhowe DW.  J Orthop Trauma 11:277-282, 1997
  • Chondromyxoid Fibroma of the Ala of the Sacrum. Rodgers WB, Kennedy JG, Zimbler S. Eur Spine J 6:351-353, 1997
  • Protrusio Acetabuli and Bilateral Femoral Neck Fractures in a Patient with Marfans Syndrome. Kharrazi FD, Rodgers WB, Coran DL, Kasser JR, Hall JE.  Am J Orthop  26:689-691, 1997
  • Spinal Deformity in Myelodysplasia:  Correction with Posterior Pedicle Screw Instrumentation. Rodgers  WB, Williams MS, Schwend RM, Emans JB. Spine  22:2435-2443, 1997
  • Increasing Lordosis of the Occipitocervical Junction after Arthrodesis in Young Children:  The Occipitocervical Crankshaft Phenomenon. Rodgers WB, Coran DL, Kharrazi FD, Hall JE, Emans JB  J Ped Orthop  17:762-766, 1997
  • Chronic Physeal Fractures in Myelodysplasia:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Histologic Analysis, Treatment, and  Outcome. Rodgers WB, Schwend RM, Jaramillo D, Kasser JR, Emans JB.  J Ped Orthop  17:615-621, 1997
  • Pyrexia following Total Knee Replacement.  A cause for concern? Kennedy JG, Rodgers WB Zurakowski D, Sullivan R, Griffin D, Beardsley B, Sheehan LJ.  Am J Orthop  26:549-554, 1997
  • Femur Fractures in Children:  Treatment with Early Spica Casting. Illgen R, RodgersWB, Hresko MT,  Waters PM, Zurakowski D, Kasser JR.  J Ped Orthop 18:481-487, 1998
  • The Effect of Acetabular Component orientation on Osteolysis, Polyethylene Wear, and Component Migration: A Comparison of Two Fixation Positions at Four Year Follow Up. Kennedy JG, Rodgers WB, Griffin DM, Sullivan RA, Sheehan LJ. J  Arthroplasty 13: 530-534, 1998
  • Occipitocervical Fusions in Children: Retrospective Analysis and Technical Considerations. Rodgers WB, Coran DL, Emans J, Hresko MT, Millis M, Hall JE. Clin Orthop 364:125-133, 1999
  • Perioperative Outcome of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease undergoing Spinal Fusion. Coran DL, Rodgers WB, Keane JB, Hall JE, Emans JB.  Clin Orthop  364: 99-107, 1999
  • Massive Subperiosteal Hemorrhage and Femoral Shaft Osteonecrosis:  A Complication of Tissue Plasminogen Activator Therapy for Purpura Fulminans. Rodgers WB, Kennedy JG, Hergreuter CA, Kasser JR.  Am J Orthop 315-319, 2000
  • DVT prophylaxis in Hip Fractures: A comparison of the AV Impulse System and Aspirin. Kennedy JG, Soffe KE, Rodgers WB, Vrdova PD, Sullivan R, McMannsF, Sheehan LJ. J Trauma 48: 268-272, 2000.
  • Surgical Technique: Bone Marrow Aspiration. Rodgers WB. Orthopedics 26/5: 560, 2003
  • Clinical Case Discussion:  Stenosis and Cauda Equina. Rodgers WB.  ARGOS Spine News 10:30-31, 2004
  • Experience and Early Results with a Minimally Invasive Technique for Anterior Column Support through eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion: XLIF®.  Rodgers, WB, Cox, CS, Gerber, EJ.  Musculoskeletal Review 1:28-32, 2007
  • Minimally Invasive (XLIF) Treatment of Adjacent Segment Disease after Prior Lumbar Fusions. Rodgers, WB, Cox, CS, Gerber, EJ.  Internet Journal of Minimally Invasive Spinal Technology 2009; 4(3): 1-7
  • Early Complications of eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF) in the Obese.  Rodgers, WB, Cox, CS, Gerber, EJ.  Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques.  23:393-397, 2010
  • Value and Cost in Less Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery:  Lessons from a Community Hospital.  Deluzio KJ, Lucio JC, Rodgers WB.  Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal.  4: 63-66, 2010
  • Fusion after Minimally Disruptive ALIF:  Analysis of XLIF by Computed Tomography.  Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ, Patterson, JR.  Spine Arthroplasty Society Journal.  4:  37-40, 2010
  • Intraoperative and early postoperative complications in extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF):  An analysis of 600 cases. Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ, Patterson, JR.  Spine 36 (1): 26–33, 2011
  • Lumbar Fusion in Octogenarians: The Promise of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ., Rodgers, JA.  Spine 35 (26S): S355–S360, 2010
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery.  McAfee, PC, Phillips, FM, Andersson, G, Buvenenadran, A, Kim, CW, Lauryssen, C, Isaacs, RE, Youssef, JA, Brodke, DS, Cappuccino, A, Akbarnia, BA, Mundis, GM,  Smith, WD, Uribe, JS, Garfin, S, Allen, RT, Rodgers, WB, Pimenta, L, Taylor, W.   Spine 35 (26S): S271–S273, 2010
  • Dynamically evoked, discrete-threshold electromyography (EMG) in the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF®) approach.  Tohmeh, AG, Rodgers, WB, and Peterson, M.  J Neurosurg Spine 14:31–37, 2011
  • A Prospective, Nonrandomized, Multicenter Evaluation of Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion for the Treatment of Adult Degenerative Scoliosis: Perioperative Outcomes and Complications Isaacs, RE, Hyde, J, Goodrich, JA, Rodgers, WB, Phillips, FM. Spine 35 (26S): S322–S330, 2010
  • An attempt at clinically defining and assessing minimally invasive surgery compared with traditional "open" spine surgery.  McAfee PC, Garfin SR, Rodgers WB, Allen RT, Phillips F, Kim CW. SAS Journal 2011;5:125-30
  • Clinical and radiographic outcomes of extreme lateral approach to interbody fusion with β-tricalcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite composite for lumbar degenerative conditions. Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ, Rodgers, JA.  International Journal of Spine Surgery 2012;6:24-8
  • Economics of less invasive spinal surgery: An analysis of hospital cost differences between open and minimally invasive instrumented spinal fusion procedures during the perioperative period. Lucio, JC,  VanConia, RB, DeLuzio, KJ, Lehmen, JA, Rodgers, JA,  and Rodgers, WB. The Journal of Risk Management and Healthcare Policy 2012;5:65-74
  • Grade II Spondylolisthesis at L4-5 Treated by XLIF:  Safety and Mid-term Results in the “Worst Case Scenario” Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ, Rodgers, JA Scientific World Journal 2012; Article 356712:7pp
  • Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ, Rodgers, JA. Clinical and Radiographic Outcome in Less Invasive Lumbar Fusion:  XLIF at Two Year Follow-up. J Spine Neurosurg 2013;2(3):1-6
  • XLIF at L4-5:  Safety, Technical Considerations, & the Protective Effect of Preoperative Steroids.  Rodgers, WB, Gerber, EJ, Rodgers, JA. Submitted for publication.
  • Phillips F, Isaacs RE, Rodgers WB, Khajavi K, Tohmeh AG, Deviren V, Peterson MD, Hyde J, Kurd MF. Adult degenerative scoliosis treated with XLIF: Clinical and radiographic results of a prospective multicenter study with 24-month follow-up. Spine 2013;38(21):1853-61.
  • Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance (DW-MR) neurography of the lumbar plexus in the preoperative planning of lateral access lumbar surgery. Menezes, CM, Mota de Andrade, L , Pereira da Silva Herrero, CF, Defino, HL, Ferreira, MA, Rodgers, WB, Nogueira-Barbosa, MH Eur Spine J 2015; 24:817–826

​Published Abstracts

  • Rodgers WB, Waters PM.  The Incidence of Trigger Digits in Newborns. Orthop Trans 19:34, 1995
  • Kramer DL, Rodgers WB, Mansfield FL.  Short Segment Fusion using Pedicle Screws for Unstable & Fractures of the Thoraco-Lumbar Spine. Orthop Trans 19:311-312, 1995
  • Rodgers WB, Lange DR. Proximal Facet Preservation in Lumbar Fusion Procedures using a new OMNI-AXIAL Connector: Preliminary North American Experience.  ARGOS Spine News 3(1): 25, 2002
  • Rodgers WB. Three-Level Anterior Cervical Fusion with Allograft-Demineralized Bone Matrix Composite and Dynamic Plate Fixation.  ARGOS Spine News 3(1): 22-23, 2002

​Other Publications

  • W. Blake Rodgers.  Next Patient.  J Am Med Assoc 258(1):96, 1987
  • W. Blake Rodgers. Next Patient. In:  A Piece of My Mind.  Bruce B. Dan, Roxanne K. Young, eds. New York:  Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.  1988, 208-210.

Book Chapters

  • Safety of XLIF Afforded by Automated Neurophysiology Monitoring with NeuroVision. Rodgers, WB, Cornwall, GB, Howell, K, Cohen, BA. in Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Goodrich, JA, Volcan, I, eds.  2008
  • Lehmen JA, Rodgers WB. Minimally disruptive lateral transpsoas approach for thoracolumbar anterior interbody fusion. In: Phillips FM, Lieberman I, Polly D, eds. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management. New York, NY: Springer, 2013
  • Rodgers WB, Papatheofanis F. Economics of the Lateral Approach: The Effect of Minimally Invasive Surgery on Health Care Costs. In: Goodrich JA, Volcan IJ, eds. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing (QMP), 2013
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Scoliosis. Isaacs R, Phillips F, Tohmeh AG et al  In: Goodrich JA, Volcan IJ, eds. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion..2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing (QMP), 2013
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. Khajavi K, Peterson MD, Shen A et al. In: Goodrich JA, Volcan IJ, eds. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing (QMP), 2013
  • Rodgers WB, Uribe JS. Complications and Their Avoidance in Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. In: Goodrich JA, Volcan IJ, eds. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing (QMP), 2013
  • Rodgers WB, Osio G, Malone KT et al. Anatomical Considerations in XLIF. In: Goodrich JA, Volcan IJ, eds. Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion. 2nd ed. St, Louis, MO: Quality Medical Publishing, 2013
  • Smith WD, Malone KT, Rodgers JA, Rodgers WB. AxiaLIF L5S1. In: Kim DH, Vaccaro AR, Whang PG, Kim SD, Kim SH (eds), Lumbosacral and pelvic procedures. 2014. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.
  • Retractor Technology for Lateral Access Surgery, Rodgers, EJ, Rodgers, WB in Textbook of Minimally Invasive Lateral Spine Surgery, Wang, MY, Sama, A, and Uribe, JS eds, in press

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