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Anthony Agostino Catanzano Jr.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery

Selected Publications


A Framework for Studying Healthcare Equity in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Scoping Review and Meta-Analysis of Existing Literature.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg · May 1, 2024 INTRODUCTION: Health inequities remain a notable barrier for pediatric patients, especially in conditions such as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), where the efficacy of nonsurgical treatment is dependent on early diagnosis and referral to a specialis ... Full text Link to item Cite

Depression Screening in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Clinics and Identifying Patients At-Risk.

Journal Article J Pediatr Orthop · April 1, 2024 BACKGROUND: Up to 25% of youth experience a depressive episode by 18 years of age, leading the US Preventive Services Task Force to recommend depression screening within this population. This study aimed to understand the prevalence of depression identifie ... Full text Link to item Cite

Breaking the Rules in Three Dimensions: What to Expect After a Thoracic-only Fusion With Structural Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Curves.

Journal Article J Pediatr Orthop · March 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: Despite guidelines to fuse both thoracic and thoracolumbar/lumbar (TH/L) curves in patients with structural curves in both regions, a thoracic-only fusion allows preservation of lumbar motion segments. The purpose of this study was to assess the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does Spinal Cord Type Predict Intraoperative Neuro-Monitoring Alerts in Scoliosis Correction Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Operative and Radiologic Predictors.

Journal Article Global Spine J · March 1, 2024 STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVES: Predicting patient risk of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) alerts preoperatively can aid patient counselling and surgical planning. Sielatycki et al established an axial-MRI-ba ... Full text Link to item Cite

From PHQ-2 to SRS-22: how a depression screening tool relates to SRS scores in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Journal Article Spine Deform · January 2024 PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to determine the relationship between Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) scores-a simple, validated depression screening tool-and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)-22 questionnaire scores in patients with idiopathic scolios ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cast or Nail? Using a Preference-Based Tool for Shared Decision-Making in Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fracture Treatment.

Journal Article J Pediatr Orthop · September 1, 2023 BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are common injuries in children 2 to 7 years of age, with treatments ranging from casting to flexible intramedullary nails (FIN). Each treatment has unique attributes and outcomes are overall similar. Given equivalent ou ... Full text Link to item Cite

Decision-Making and Management of Tarsal Coalition in the Young Adult Patient: A Critical Analysis Review.

Journal Article JBJS Rev · June 1, 2023 » Tarsal coalitions most commonly affect the calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal joints in up to 13% of the general population. They alter the mechanics of the subtalar joint, limiting inversion and eversion, and place excessive stress on neighboring joint ... Full text Link to item Cite

Beware of open triradiate cartilage: 1 in 4 patients will lose > 10° of correction following posterior only fusion.

Journal Article Spine Deform · January 2023 PURPOSE: As 2-year follow-up may not be sufficient to assess the risk of curve progression following fusion in immature patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), this study reports on 5-year outcomes of AIS patients, factoring in maturity and su ... Full text Link to item Cite

Spontaneous Lumbar Curve Correction Following Vertebral Body Tethering of Main Thoracic Curves.

Journal Article J Bone Joint Surg Am · September 21, 2022 BACKGROUND: Growth modulation through anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) has emerged as a fusionless option for the treatment of progressive scoliosis. When tethering the main thoracic curve, the compensatory thoracolumbar/lumbar curve must correct i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Arthrodesis of the Pubic Symphysis With Compression Plating and Femoral Strut Allograft for Pubic Instability and Osteitis Pubis: A Novel Surgical Technique

Journal Article Techniques in Orthopaedics · June 18, 2022 Introduction: Osteitis pubis and pubic instability represent an uncommon, yet a potentially debilitating problem for patients. While many cases are amendable to conservative measures, the few recalcitrant cases present a difficult challenge for surgical ma ... Full text Cite

Treatment Outcomes in Spinal Metastatic Disease With Indeterminate Stability.

Journal Article Global Spine J · April 2022 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between different treatment modalities for metastatic disease with indeterminate instability (Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score [SINS] 7-12). METHODS: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Surgical Site Infection in Spine Surgery

Chapter · January 1, 2022 Even within the pediatric population, surgical site infections (SSIs) after spinal surgery lead to substantial patient morbidity and are an overall burden to the healthcare and hospital systems. The overall incidence ranges from 2% to 15% depending on the ... Full text Cite

Implant Distribution Versus Implant Density in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Does the Position of the Screw Matter?

Journal Article Global Spine J · September 2021 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated that increased implant density (ID) results in improved coronal deformity correction. However, low-density constructs with strategically placed fixation points may achieve sim ... Full text Link to item Cite

Staying ahead of the curve: the use of spinopelvic parameters to predict curve progression and bracing success in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Journal Article Spine Deform · December 2020 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate radiographic sagittal and spinopelvic parameters of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated with bracing and assess differences among those treated successfully and un ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Role of Radiotherapy for Chordoma Patients Managed With Surgery: Analysis of the National Cancer Database.

Journal Article Spine (Phila Pa 1976) · June 15, 2020 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To determine if adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) improves overall survival (OS) following surgical resection of chordomas. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The role of RT for the treatment of chordomas remains incom ... Full text Link to item Cite

Epidemiologic and survival trends in adult primary bone tumors of the spine.

Journal Article Spine J · December 2019 BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Malignant primary spinal tumors are rare making it difficult to perform large studies comparing epidemiologic, survival, and treatment trends. We investigated the largest registry of primary bone tumors, the National Cancer Database (NC ... Full text Link to item Cite

Revisiting the Role of Radiation Therapy in Chondrosarcoma: A National Cancer Database Study.

Journal Article Sarcoma · 2019 BACKGROUND: Although chondrosarcomas (CS) are mostly considered radioresistant, advancements in radiotherapy have brought attention to its use in these patients. Using the largest registry of primary bone tumors, the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we sou ... Full text Link to item Cite

A Framework for Studying Healthcare Equity in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Scoping Review and Meta-Analysis of Existing Literature.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg · May 1, 2024 INTRODUCTION: Health inequities remain a notable barrier for pediatric patients, especially in conditions such as adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), where the efficacy of nonsurgical treatment is dependent on early diagnosis and referral to a specialis ... Full text Link to item Cite

Depression Screening in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Clinics and Identifying Patients At-Risk.

Journal Article J Pediatr Orthop · April 1, 2024 BACKGROUND: Up to 25% of youth experience a depressive episode by 18 years of age, leading the US Preventive Services Task Force to recommend depression screening within this population. This study aimed to understand the prevalence of depression identifie ... Full text Link to item Cite

Breaking the Rules in Three Dimensions: What to Expect After a Thoracic-only Fusion With Structural Thoracic and Thoracolumbar Curves.

Journal Article J Pediatr Orthop · March 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: Despite guidelines to fuse both thoracic and thoracolumbar/lumbar (TH/L) curves in patients with structural curves in both regions, a thoracic-only fusion allows preservation of lumbar motion segments. The purpose of this study was to assess the ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does Spinal Cord Type Predict Intraoperative Neuro-Monitoring Alerts in Scoliosis Correction Surgery? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Operative and Radiologic Predictors.

Journal Article Global Spine J · March 1, 2024 STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review and meta-analysis. OBJECTIVES: Predicting patient risk of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) alerts preoperatively can aid patient counselling and surgical planning. Sielatycki et al established an axial-MRI-ba ... Full text Link to item Cite

From PHQ-2 to SRS-22: how a depression screening tool relates to SRS scores in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Journal Article Spine Deform · January 2024 PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to determine the relationship between Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) scores-a simple, validated depression screening tool-and Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)-22 questionnaire scores in patients with idiopathic scolios ... Full text Link to item Cite

Cast or Nail? Using a Preference-Based Tool for Shared Decision-Making in Pediatric Femoral Shaft Fracture Treatment.

Journal Article J Pediatr Orthop · September 1, 2023 BACKGROUND: Femoral shaft fractures are common injuries in children 2 to 7 years of age, with treatments ranging from casting to flexible intramedullary nails (FIN). Each treatment has unique attributes and outcomes are overall similar. Given equivalent ou ... Full text Link to item Cite

Decision-Making and Management of Tarsal Coalition in the Young Adult Patient: A Critical Analysis Review.

Journal Article JBJS Rev · June 1, 2023 » Tarsal coalitions most commonly affect the calcaneonavicular and talocalcaneal joints in up to 13% of the general population. They alter the mechanics of the subtalar joint, limiting inversion and eversion, and place excessive stress on neighboring joint ... Full text Link to item Cite

Beware of open triradiate cartilage: 1 in 4 patients will lose > 10° of correction following posterior only fusion.

Journal Article Spine Deform · January 2023 PURPOSE: As 2-year follow-up may not be sufficient to assess the risk of curve progression following fusion in immature patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), this study reports on 5-year outcomes of AIS patients, factoring in maturity and su ... Full text Link to item Cite

Spontaneous Lumbar Curve Correction Following Vertebral Body Tethering of Main Thoracic Curves.

Journal Article J Bone Joint Surg Am · September 21, 2022 BACKGROUND: Growth modulation through anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT) has emerged as a fusionless option for the treatment of progressive scoliosis. When tethering the main thoracic curve, the compensatory thoracolumbar/lumbar curve must correct i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Arthrodesis of the Pubic Symphysis With Compression Plating and Femoral Strut Allograft for Pubic Instability and Osteitis Pubis: A Novel Surgical Technique

Journal Article Techniques in Orthopaedics · June 18, 2022 Introduction: Osteitis pubis and pubic instability represent an uncommon, yet a potentially debilitating problem for patients. While many cases are amendable to conservative measures, the few recalcitrant cases present a difficult challenge for surgical ma ... Full text Cite

Treatment Outcomes in Spinal Metastatic Disease With Indeterminate Stability.

Journal Article Global Spine J · April 2022 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare outcomes between different treatment modalities for metastatic disease with indeterminate instability (Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score [SINS] 7-12). METHODS: ... Full text Link to item Cite

Surgical Site Infection in Spine Surgery

Chapter · January 1, 2022 Even within the pediatric population, surgical site infections (SSIs) after spinal surgery lead to substantial patient morbidity and are an overall burden to the healthcare and hospital systems. The overall incidence ranges from 2% to 15% depending on the ... Full text Cite

Implant Distribution Versus Implant Density in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Does the Position of the Screw Matter?

Journal Article Global Spine J · September 2021 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated that increased implant density (ID) results in improved coronal deformity correction. However, low-density constructs with strategically placed fixation points may achieve sim ... Full text Link to item Cite

Staying ahead of the curve: the use of spinopelvic parameters to predict curve progression and bracing success in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

Journal Article Spine Deform · December 2020 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate radiographic sagittal and spinopelvic parameters of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated with bracing and assess differences among those treated successfully and un ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Role of Radiotherapy for Chordoma Patients Managed With Surgery: Analysis of the National Cancer Database.

Journal Article Spine (Phila Pa 1976) · June 15, 2020 STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To determine if adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) improves overall survival (OS) following surgical resection of chordomas. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The role of RT for the treatment of chordomas remains incom ... Full text Link to item Cite

Epidemiologic and survival trends in adult primary bone tumors of the spine.

Journal Article Spine J · December 2019 BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Malignant primary spinal tumors are rare making it difficult to perform large studies comparing epidemiologic, survival, and treatment trends. We investigated the largest registry of primary bone tumors, the National Cancer Database (NC ... Full text Link to item Cite

Revisiting the Role of Radiation Therapy in Chondrosarcoma: A National Cancer Database Study.

Journal Article Sarcoma · 2019 BACKGROUND: Although chondrosarcomas (CS) are mostly considered radioresistant, advancements in radiotherapy have brought attention to its use in these patients. Using the largest registry of primary bone tumors, the National Cancer Database (NCDB), we sou ... Full text Link to item Cite

New Techniques for Diagnosis and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Tumors: Methods of Intraoperative Margin Detection

Conference Techniques in Orthopaedics · September 1, 2018 Although frozen section analysis remains the standard for intraoperative margin detection for some cancers, there are critical limitations with using this method in the treatment of musculoskeletal tumors. Extensive work has been done to develop more accur ... Full text Cite

The Use of Distraction Osteogenesis and a Taylor Spatial Frame in the Treatment of a Tibial Shaft Nonunion and Deformity in a Pediatric Patient with Osteopetrosis: A Case Report.

Journal Article JBJS Case Connect · 2018 CASE: Osteopetrosis is a heritable disease that causes brittle bones that are prone to fracture. Furthermore, these brittle bones have a poor healing response and a high risk of subsequent refracture. Many treatment strategies have been described for initi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Retrieval Analysis of Porous Titanium Glenoid Posts: An Evaluation of Osteointegration.

Journal Article Orthopedics · July 1, 2017 Glenoid component loosening is a commonly encountered complication of total shoulder replacements. Therefore, focus has been placed on glenoid fixation. Porous metal implants, which promote biological fixation through osteointegration, have provided an unc ... Full text Link to item Cite

Vascularized Fibula-Based Physis Transfer: A Follow-Up Study of Longitudinal Bone Growth and Complications.

Journal Article Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open · May 2017 BACKGROUND: The vascularized free fibula epiphyseal transfer provides an option for the preservation of limb lengthening after resection of the proximal humerus in pediatric sarcoma patients. The purpose of this study was to provide a long-term follow-up o ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The Relationship Between Hospital Payer Mix and Volume Growth in Total Joint Arthroplasty: A 12-Year Analysis.

Journal Article J Arthroplasty · August 2016 BACKGROUND: Hospital reimbursement for Medicare/Medicaid/self-pay patients has not kept pace with rising expenses, and even well run efficient organizations struggle to maintain a positive margin on these cases. Therefore, hospitals rely on commercially in ... Full text Link to item Cite

Expanded Gram-Negative Antimicrobial Prophylaxis Reduces Surgical Site Infections in Hip Arthroplasty.

Journal Article J Arthroplasty · March 2016 BACKGROUND: A first-generation cephalosporin is the recommended antibiotic prophylaxis for implants. However, this standard does not address the increasing prevalence and virulence of gram-negative pathogens infecting patients. We found that gram-negative ... Full text Link to item Cite

Tendon phenotype should dictate tissue engineering modality in tendon repair: a review.

Journal Article Discov Med · July 2011 Advancements in the technical aspects of tendon repair have significantly improved the treatment of tendon injuries. Arthroscopic techniques, suture material, and improved rehabilitation have all been contributing factors. Biological augmentation and tissu ... Link to item Cite

On the Horizon From the ORS.

Journal Article J Am Acad Orthop Surg · January 2011 Full text Link to item Cite