Alexander Ghanayem
  • Professor
  • Division Director, Spine Surgery
  • Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Care
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
Neck Problems, Back Problems, Spine, Cervical Lumbar Disc Disorder, Spinal Disc Disease, Spine Surgery, Spinal Cord Injury
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Cert: AM Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Postural Consequences of Cervical Sagittal Imbalance - A Novel Laboratory ModelPatwardhan,A. G.; Havey,R. M.; Khayatzadeh,S.; Muriuki,M. G.; Voronov,L. I.; Carandang,G.; Nguyen,N. L.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Schuit,D.; Patel,A. A.; Smith,Z. A.; Sears,W.Spine 2015 ; ( ):

Effect of Physiologic Loads on Cortical and Traditional Pedicle Screw FixationBaluch,D. A.; Patel,A. A.; Lullo,B.; Havey,R. M.; Voronov,L. I.; Nguyen,N. L.; Carandang,G.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2014 ; ( ):

The Effect of Posterior Decompressive Procedures on Segmental Range of Motion Following Cervical Total Disc ArthroplastyBrody,M. J.; Patel,A. A.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Wojewnik,B.; Carandang,G.; Havey,R. M.; Voronov,L. I.; Vastardis,G.; Potluri,T.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2014 ; ( ):

Biomechanical evaluation of a low-profile, anchored cervical interbody spacer device at the index level or adjacent to plated fusionBalaram,A. K.; Ghanayem,A. J.; O'Leary,P. T.; Voronov,L. I.; Havey,R. M.; Carandang,G.; Abjornson,C.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2014 ;39(13):E763-9

Biomechanical evaluation of a low profile, anchored cervical interbody spacer device in the setting of progressive flexion-distraction injury of the cervical spineWojewnik,B.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Tsitsopoulos,P. P.; Voronov,L. I.; Potluri,T.; Havey,R. M.; Zelenakova,J.; Patel,A. A.; Carandang,G.; Patwardhan,A. G.European spine journal : official publication of the European Spine Society, the European Spinal Deformity Society, and the European Section of the Cervical Spine Research Society 2013 ;22(1):135-141

Relaxation response of lumbar segments undergoing disc-space distraction: implications to the stability of anterior lumbar interbody implantsHavey,R. M.; Voronov,L. I.; Tsitsopoulos,P. P.; Carandang,G.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Lorenz,M. A.; Zindrick,M. R.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2012 ;37(9):733-740

Conflicting disclosure of conflicts of interest among spine societies: a cause for concern or an opportunity to evolve?Ghanayem,A. J.Spine Journal 2011 ;11(1):9-10

Radiologic case studySweis,O.; Lomasney,L. M.; Demos,T. C.; Lebioda,K.; Hijaz,T.; Ghanayem,A.Orthopedics 2011 ;34(12):925, 1011-4

Cauda equina syndrome in an eleven-month-old infant following sacrococcygeal teratoma tumor resection and coccyx excision: case report.Sears,B. W.; Gramstad,G. G.; Ghanayem,A. J.Spine 2010 ;35(1):E22-4

Effect of increasing implant height on lumbar spine kinematics and foraminal size using the ProDisc-L prosthesis.Gaffey,J. L.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Voronov,M. L.; Havey,R. M.; Carandang,G.; Abjornson,C.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2010 ;35(19):1777-1782

Biomechanical evaluation of segmental occipitoatlantoaxial stabilization techniques.Nassos,J. T.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Sasso,R. C.; Tzermiadianos,M. N.; Voronov,L. I.; Havey,R. M.; Rinella,A. S.; Carandang,G.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2009 ;34(25):2740-2744

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with a locked plate and wedged graft effectively stabilizes flexion-distraction stage-3 injury in the lower cervical spine: a biomechanical study.Paxinos,O.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Zindrick,M. R.; Voronov,L. I.; Havey,R. M.; Carandang,G.; Hadjipavlou,A.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2009 ;34(1):E9-15

Failure within one year following subtotal lumbar discectomy.Wera,G. D.; Marcus,R. E.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Bohlman,H. H.Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 2008 ;90(1):10-15

Spondylolisthesis and spondylolysisHu,S. S.; Tribus,C. B.; Diab,M.; Ghanayem,A. J.Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 2008 ;90(3):656-671

Infraumbilical anterior retroperitoneal exposure of the lumbar spine in 128 consecutive patients.Brewster,L.; Trueger,N.; Schermer,C.; Ghanayem,A.; Santaniello,J.World journal of surgery 2008 ;32(7):1414-1419

Effect of uncovertebral joint excision on the motion response of the cervical spine after total disc replacement.Snyder,J. T.; Tzermiadianos,M. N.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Voronov,L. I.; Rinella,A.; Dooris,A.; Carandang,G.; Renner,S. M.; Havey,R. M.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2007 ;32(26):2965-2969

Anesthetic considerations in spine surgeryLangen,K.; Jellish,W. S.; Ghanayem,A.Contemporary Spine Surgery 2006 ;7( ):1-8

Three-dimensional analysis of pelvic volume in an unstable pelvic fracture.Stover,M. D.; Summers,H. D.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Wilber,J. H.Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care 2006 ;61(4):905-908

Effect of prone positioning systems on hemodynamic and cardiac function during lumbar spine surgery: an echocardiographic study.Dharmavaram,S.; Jellish,W. S.; Nockels,R. P.; Shea,J.; Mehmood,R.; Ghanayem,A.; Kleinman,B.; Jacobs,W.Spine 2006 ;31(12):1388-1393

Restoring geometric and loading alignment of the thoracic spine with a vertebral compression fracture: effects of balloon (bone tamp) inflation and spinal extension.Gaitanis,I. N.; Carandang,G.; Phillips,F. M.; Magovern,B.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Voronov,L. I.; Havey,R. M.; Zindrick,M. R.; Hadjipavlou,A. G.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society 2005 ;5(1):45-54

Response of Charite total disc replacement under physiologic loads: prosthesis component motion patterns.O'Leary,P.; Nicolakis,M.; Lorenz,M. A.; Voronov,L. I.; Zindrick,M. R.; Ghanayem,A.; Havey,R. M.; Carandang,G.; Sartori,M.; Gaitanis,I. N.; Fronczak,S.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society 2005 ;5(6):590-599

Flexion-extension response of the thoracolumbar spine under compressive follower preload.Stanley,S. K.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Voronov,L. I.; Havey,R. M.; Paxinos,O.; Carandang,G.; Zindrick,M. R.; Patwardhan,A. G.Spine 2004 ;29(22):E510-4

Biomechanical analysis of cervical orthoses in flexion and extension: a comparison of cervical collars and cervical thoracic orthoses.Gavin,T. M.; Carandang,G.; Havey,R.; Flanagan,P.; Ghanayem,A.; Patwardhan,A. G.Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development 2003 ;40(6):527-537

Compressive preload improves the stability of anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage constructs.Patwardhan,A. G.; Carandang,G.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Havey,R. M.; Cunningham,B.; Voronov,L. I.; Phillips,F. M.Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 2003 ;85-A(9):1749-1756

Effect of compressive follower preload on the flexion-extension response of the human lumbar spine.Patwardhan,A. G.; Havey,R. M.; Carandang,G.; Simonds,J.; Voronov,L. I.; Ghanayem,A. J.; Meade,K. P.; Gavin,T. M.; Paxinos,O.Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2003 ;21(3):540-546

Medical School
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve University, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Orthopaedic Surgery: Spine Surgery
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