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Vincent C. Traynelis, MD

Vincent C. Traynelis, MD
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  • Neurological Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Neurological Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: West Virginia University School of Medicine
Residency: West Virginia University Hospitals - Neurological Surgery
Clinical Expertise:
  • Atlantoaxial instability
  • Craniovertebral junction abnormalities
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spinal arthroplasty
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal instrumentation
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spinal tumor, complex
  • Spine and back disorders
  • Spine surgery
  • Spine surgery, cervical
  • Spine surgery, minimally invasive
  • Spondylolisthesis
Research Interests:
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Neuro-oncology surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Spinal biomechanics
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  • University Neurosurgery
  • Professional Building
  • 1725 W. Harrison St.
  • Suite 855
  • Chicago, IL  60612
  • Phone: (312) 942-6644
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Alternative Procedures for the Treatment of Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Arthroplasty, Oblique Corpectomy, Skip Laminectomy: Evaluation of Comparative Effectiveness and Safety.
    Traynelis VC, Arnold PM, Fourney DR, Bransford RJ, Fischer DJ, Skelly AC
    2013 Sep 10
  2. Comparison of anterior surgical options for the treatment of multilevel cervical spondylotic myelopathy: A systematic review.
    Shamji MF, Massicotte EM, Traynelis V, Norvell DC, Hermsmeyer JT, Fehlings MG
    2013 Oct 15
    38(22 Suppl 1):S195-209.
  3. Association of Myelopathy Scores with Cervical Sagittal Balance and Normalized Spinal Cord Volume: Analysis of 56 Preoperative Cases from the AOSpine North America Myelopathy Study.
    Smith JS, Lafage V, Ryan DJ, Shaffrey CI, Schwab FJ, Patel AA, Brodke D, Arnold PM, Riew KD, Traynelis V, Radcliff K, Vaccaro AR, Fehlings MG, Ames CP
    2013 Oct 15
    38(22 Suppl 1):S161-70.
  4. Frequency, Timing and Predictors of Neurological Dysfunction in the Non-Myelopathic Patient With Cervical Spinal Cord Compression, Canal Stenosis, and/or Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament.
    Wilson JR, Barry S, Fischer DJ, Skelly AC, Arnold PM, Riew KD, Shaffrey C, Traynelis VC, Fehlings MG
    2013 Oct 15
    38(22 Suppl 1):S37-54.
  5. Surgical Management of Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy: A Consensus Statement.
    Lawrence BD, Shamji MF, Traynelis VC, Yoon ST, Rhee JM, Chapman J, Brodke DS, Fehlings MG
    2013 Oct 15
    38(22 Suppl 1):S171-2.
  6. Cervical radiographical alignment: comprehensive assessment techniques and potential importance in cervical myelopathy.
    Ames CP, Blondel B, Scheer JK, Schwab FJ, Le Huec JC, Massicotte EM, Patel AA, Traynelis VC, Kim HJ, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Lafage V
    2013 Oct 15
    38(22 Suppl 1):S149-60.
  7. Alternative procedures for the treatment of cervical spondylotic myelopathy: arthroplasty, oblique corpectomy, skip laminectomy: evaluation of comparative effectiveness and safety.
    Traynelis VC, Arnold PM, Fourney DR, Bransford RJ, Fischer DJ, Skelly AC
    2013 Oct 15
    38(22 Suppl 1):S210-31.
  8. Maintenance of certification: part 2--continuous certification.
    Hirsch JA, Becker GJ, Derdeyn CP, Jayaraman MV, Traynelis VC, Meyers PM.
    J Neurointerv Surg. 2013
    2013 Mar 15. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
  9. Iliac crest osteotomy to enhance exposure of the L4-5 interspace in minimally invasive lateral transpsoas interbody fusion: a cadaveric feasibility study.
    Fontes RB, Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2013
    2013 Jan
    18(1):13-7. doi: 10.3171/2012.10.SPINE12311. Epub 2012 Nov 9.
  10. Letter to the Editor: Surgical seroma.
    Tan LA, Kasliwal MK, Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2013 Dec
  11. Cervical Radiographic Alignment: Comprehensive Assessment Techniques and Potential Importance in Cervical Myelopathy.
    Ames CP, Blondel B, Scheer JK, Schwab F, Le Huec JC, Massicotte EM, Patel AA, Traynelis VC, Kim HJ, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Lafage V
    2013 Aug 16
  12. Cost Effectiveness of Single-Level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Five Years After Surgery.
    Carreon LY, Anderson PA, Traynelis VC, Mummaneni PV, Glassman SD.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012
    2012 Sep 13. [Epub ahead of print]
  13. Analysis of the three United States Food and Drug Administration investigational device exemption cervical arthroplasty trials.
    Upadhyaya CD, Wu JC, Trost G, Haid RW, Traynelis VC, Tay B, Coric D, Mummaneni PV.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2012
    2012 Mar
    16(3):216-28. doi: 10.3171/2011.6.SPINE10623. Epub 2011 Dec 23.
  14. Cervical pedicle screws.
    Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2012
    2012 Mar
    16(3):236; discussion 236-7. doi: 10.3171/2011.9.SPINE11703. Epub 2011 Dec 16. No abstract available.
  15. Editorial: Load-sharing score.
    Traynelis VC, Alahmadi H.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2012
    2012 Jun
    16(6):532-3. doi: 10.3171/2012.1.SPINE111007. Epub 2012 Apr 6. No abstract available.
  16. Return to work rates and activity profiles: are there differences between those receiving C-ADR and ACDF?
    Traynelis VC, Leigh BC, Skelly AC.
    Evid Based Spine Care J. 2012
    2012 Feb
    3(S1):47-52. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1298608.
  17. Hypertrophic posterior arch of atlas causing cervical myelopathy.
    Kasliwal MK, Traynelis VC.
    Asian Spine J. 2012
    2012 Dec
    6(4):284-6. doi: 10.4184/asj.2012.6.4.284. Epub 2012 Dec 14.
  18. Editorial: C-5 palsy and foraminal stenosis.
    Traynelis VC, Alahmadi HI.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2012
    2012 Aug
    17(2):101-2; discussion 102. doi: 10.3171/2012.3.SPINE12110. Epub 2012 May 25. No abstract available.
  19. Editorial.
    Traynelis V.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Sep 23
  20. Editorial.
    Traynelis VC, Kasliwal MK.
    J Neurosurg.
    2011 Sep
  21. Editorial.
    Ryken T, Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Sep
  22. Editorial.
    Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Oct 28
  23. Cervical decompression and reconstruction without intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring.
    Traynelis VC, Abode-Iyamah KO, Leick KM, Bender SM, Greenlee JD.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Nov 11
  24. Preservation of Spinal Instrumentation After Development of Postoperative Bacterial Infections in Patients Undergoing Spinal Arthrodesis.
    Ahmed R, Greenlee JD, Traynelis VC.
    J Spinal Disord Tech.
    2011 May 25
  25. Editorial
    O'Toole JE, Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2011 Mar 4
  26. Effect of deep wound infection following lumbar arthrodesis for degenerative disc disease on long-term outcome: a prospective study.
    Falavigna A, Righesso O, Traynelis VC, Teles AR, Silva PG.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Jun 17
  27. Spine shortening of tethered cord.
    Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Jul
    15(1):19-20; author reply p 20
  28. Transpsoas approach and complications.
    Fontes RB, Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Jul
    15(1):9-10; author reply p 10
  29. C-2 neurectomy.
    Traynelis VC.
    J Neurosurg Spine.
    2011 Jul
    15(1):1-2; author reply p 2
  30. Failure of Porous Tantalum Cervical Interbody Fusion Devices: Two-year Results From a Prospective, Randomized, Multicenter Clinical Study.
    Kasliwal MK, Baskin DS, Traynelis VC.
    J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011
    2011 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print]
  31. Cervical spinal cord, root, and bony spine injuries: a closed claims analysis.
    Hindman BJ, Palecek JP, Posner KL, Traynelis VC, Lee LA, Sawin PD, Tredway TL, Todd MM, Domino KB.
    2011 Apr
  32. Long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of cervical disc replacement with the Prestige disc: results from a prospective randomized controlled clinical trial
    Burkus JK, Haid RW, Traynelis VC, Mummaneni PV
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2010 Sep
  33. Anterior fixation of the axis
    Traynelis VC, Fontes RB
    2010 Sep
    67(3 Suppl Operative):ons229-36; discussion ons236
  34. Total subaxial reconstruction
    Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2010 Oct
  35. Occipital condyle fractures
    Karam YR, Traynelis VC
    2010 Mar
    66(3 Suppl):56-9
  36. Posterolateral approaches to the craniovertebral junction
    Karam YR, Menezes AH, Traynelis VC
    2010 Mar
    66(3 Suppl):135-40
  37. Ectopic bone
    Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2010 Jan
  38. Onset of symptomatic hydrocephalus requiring emergency cerebrospinal fluid diversion following high-voltage electrical burn injury
    Ackerman LL, Ryken TC, Kealey GP, Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg
    2010 Feb
  39. Achondroplasia and cervical laminoplasty
    Yoshii J, Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2009 Oct
  40. Use of cervical collar after single-level anterior cervical fusion with plate: is it necessary?
    Campbell MJ, Carreon LY, Traynelis V, Anderson PA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976)
    2009 Jan 1
  41. Role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of bacterial spinal osteomyelitis
    Ahmed R, Severson MA, Traynelis VC
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2009 Jan
  42. Thoracolumbar spinal deformity: evaluation and treatment. Prefaces
    Benzel EC, Resnick DK, Traynelis VC
    2008 Sep
    63(3 Suppl):2-3
  43. Anatomy and biomechanics of normal craniovertebral junction (a) and biomechanics of stabilization (b)
    Menezes AH, Traynelis VC
    Childs Nerv Syst
    2008 Oct
  44. Fusions at the craniovertebral junction
    Ahmed R, Traynelis VC, Menezes AH
    Childs Nerv Syst
    2008 Oct
  45. Cervical disc arthroplasty compared with fusion in a workers' compensation population
    Steinmetz MP, Patel R, Traynelis V, Resnick DK, Anderson PA
    2008 Oct
    63(4):741-7; discussion 747
  46. Inhibitors of EGFR signaling retard cytotoxicity of fenretinide in rat gliosarcoma cells
    Zaheer A, Sahu SK, Traynelis VC
    Neurochem Res
    2008 Jan
  47. Laminoplasty
    Traynelis V
    J Neurosurg Spine
    2008 Dec
    9(6):528; discussion 528-9
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