Hiroyuki Yoshihara, M.D., PhD

Specialties

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Yoshihara is a spine and scoliosis surgeon. During his residency, most of his mentors were spine surgeons and he had undergone lumbar discectomy surgery twice himself, so he was drawn to a sub-specialty in spine.  Since then, he has learned philosophy, knowledge and advanced surgical techniques from dozens of the world’s leading spine surgeons. In his free time, Dr. Yoshihara enjoys jogging, weight-lifting and playing tennis. He has volunteered in Honduras, performing epidural injections and cervical and lumbar spine surgery.

Hiroyuki Yoshihara, M.D., PhD

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Education & Training

  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Clinical Spine Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Spine Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Clinical Spine and Scoliosis Fellowship, 2008-2010
  • Hokkaido University Hospital (Japan), Clinical Spine and Scoliosis Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Niigata Spine Surgery Center (Japan), Clinical Spine Fellowship, 2007 (3 months)
  • Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Japan), Doctor of Philosophy, 2008
  • Nagoya City University Hospital (Japan), Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2002
  • Nagoya City University Medical School (Japan), Medical Degree, 1996

Certifications

  • Board Certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certified by Japanese Orthopaedic Association

Publications

Peer reviewed journals

(First author articles)

  1. Yoshihara H, Horowitz E, Nadarajah V.
    Prevalence and characteristics of thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in 3299 Black patients: a cross-sectional study of a prospectively registered database.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12(8):e059238
  2. Yoshihara H, Nadarajah V, Horowitz E.
    Prevalence and Characteristics of Thoracic Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in 3,299 Black Patients.
    Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):22181.
  3. Yoshihara H.
    Pathomechanisms and predisposing factors for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: A narrative review.
    JBJS Reviews. 8(9):e20.00068, September 2020.
  4. Yoshihara H.
    Greater trochanteric pain syndrome after lumbar spinal surgery.
    Pain Med. 2020:pnaa022.
  5. Yoshihara H, Penny GS, Kaur H, Shah NV, Paulino CB.
    Are inferior facetectomies adequate and suitable for surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
    Medicine (Baltimore). 2019;98(47).
  6. Yoshihara H.
    Surgical treatment of Lenke Type 5 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review.
    Spine. 2019;44(13):E788-E799.
  7. Yoshihara H, Margalit A, Yoneoka D.
    Incidence of C5 palsy: Meta-analysis and potential etiology.
    World Neurosurg. 2019;122:e828-e837.
  8. Yoshihara H, Hasegawa K, Okamoto M, Hatsushikano S, Watanabe K.
    Patients with higher PI are more affected by spinopelvic mismatch on HRQOL than those with lower PI.
    Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research. 2018;104(7):1017-1023.
  9. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    In-hospital outcomes of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplant undergoing spinal fusion: Analysis of a nationwide database.
    Clin Spine Surg. 2018;31(9):400-405.
  10. Yoshihara H, Pivec R, Naam A.
    Positioning-related neuromonitoring change during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A case report.
    World Neurosurg. 2018;117:238-241.
  11. Yoshihara H, Paulino CB.
    Radiation exposure to the surgeons and patients in fluoroscopic-guided segmental pedicle screw placement for pediatric scoliosis.
    Spine. 2018;43(23):E1398-E1402.
  12. Yoshihara H, Paulino CB, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of increased hospital stay in adolescent idiopathic patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion: analysis of national database.
    Spine Deformity. 2018;6(3):226-230.
  13. Yoshihara H.
    Indirect decompression in spinal surgery.
    J Clin Neurosci. 2017;44:63-68.
  14. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Paulino C, Agarwal S, Reyna J, Hasegawa K.
    National trends and in-hospital outcomes of patients with solid organ transplant undergoing spinal fusion.
    Spine. 2017;42(21):E1231-E1237.
  15. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Margalit AM.
    National trends and in-hospital outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective atlantoaxial spinal fusion surgery.
    Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2016;34(6):1045-1050.
  16. Yoshihara H, Chatterjee D, Paulino CB, Errico TJ.
    Revision surgery for “real” recurrent lumbar disc herniation: A systematic review.
    Clinical Spine Surgery. 2016;29(3):111-8.
  17. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Margalit AM, Zuckerman JD.
    Rheumatoid arthritis patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty have better in-hospital outcomes compared with non-rheumatoid arthritis patients.
    Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2016;34(2):270-5.
  18. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Re: “comparison of in-hospital morbidity and mortality rates between anterior and nonanterior approach procedures for thoracic disc herniation” by Yoshihara et al.
    Spine. 2015;40(17):E1001.
  19. Yoshihara H.
    Pain medication use after spine surgery; Is it assessed in the literature? : A systematic review, January 2000 – December 2009.
    BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:323.
  20. Yoshihara H.
    PGE1 treatment for lumbar spinal canal stenosis: review of the literature.
    Pain Practice. 2016;16(2):245-56.
  21. Yoshihara H.
    Pain medication use after spine surgery.
    Pain Med. 2014;15(12):2161-2.
  22. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends in the surgical treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease.
    Spine J. 2015;15(2):265-71.
  23. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of allogeneic blood transfusion in spinal fusion for pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis in the United States, 2004–2009.
    Spine. 2014;39(22):1860-7.
  24. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends and in-hospital outcomes in HIV-positive patients undergoing spinal fusion.
    Spine. 2014;39(20):1694-8.
  25. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of allogeneic blood transfusion in total hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States, 2000-2009.
    J Arthroplasty. 2014;29(9):1736-40.
  26. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends in the utilization of blood transfusions in total hip and knee arthroplasty.
    J Arthroplasty. 2014;29(10):1932-7.
  27. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the incidence and in-hospital outcomes of elective major orthopedic surgeries in patients aged 80 years and older in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96(14):1185-1191.
  28. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Understanding the statistics and limitations of large database analyses.
    Spine. 2014;39(16):1311-2.
  29. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends in spinal fusion for pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis: demographics, blood transfusions, and complications.
    Spine. 2014;39(14):1144-50.
  30. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Comparison of in-hospital morbidity and mortality between anterior and non-anterior approach procedures for thoracic disc herniation.
    Spine. 2014;39(12):E728-33.
  31. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Demographic epidemiology of unstable pelvic fracture in the United States from 2000 to 2009: trends and in-hospital mortality.
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(2):380-5.
  32. Yoshihara H.
    Surgical treatment for thoracic disc herniation: an update.
    Spine. 2014;39(6):E406-12.
  33. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Incidental dural tear in cervical spine surgery: analysis of a nationwide database.
    J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015;28(1):19-24.
  34. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the surgical treatment for spinal metastasis and the in-hospital patient outcomes in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    Spine J. 2013:S1529-9430(13)01844-5.
  35. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of allogeneic blood transfusion in spinal fusion in the United States, 2004–2009.
    Spine. 2014;39(4):304-10.
  36. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the utilization of blood transfusions in spinal fusion in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    Spine. 2014;39(4):297-303.
  37. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Incidental dural tear in spine surgery: analysis of a nationwide database.
    Eur Spine J. 2014;23(2):389-94.
  38. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the treatment for traumatic central cord syndrome without bone injury in the US from 2000 to 2009.
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(3):453-458.
  39. Yoshihara H, Passias PG, Errico TJ.
    Screw related complications in subaxial cervical spine: lateral mass screw vs cervical pedicle screw.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2013;19(5):614-23.
  40. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Incidental dural tear in lumbar spinal decompression and discectomy: analysis of a nationwide database.
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013;133(11):1501-8.
  41. Yoshihara H.
    Surgical options for lumbosacral fusion: Biomechanical stability, advantage, disadvantage and affecting factors in selecting options.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014;24 Suppl 1:73-82.
  42. Yoshihara H.
    Rod in spinal surgery: a review of the literature.
    Spine J. 2013;13(10):1350-8.
  43. Yoshihara H, Nojiri K, Yabe M, Takahata T.
    Vertebra collapse due to primary systemic amyloidosis causing neurological compromise.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013.
  44. Yoshihara H, Abumi K, Ito M, Kotani Y, Sudo H, Takahata M.
    Severe fixed cervical kyphosis treated with circumferential release, osteotomy and pedicle screw fixation using anterior-posterior-anterior surgical sequence.
    World Neurosurg. 2013;80(5):654.e17-21.
  45. Yoshihara H.
    Letter to the Editor: Re: Combined anterior-posterior surgery is the most important risk factor for developing proximal junctional kyphosis in idiopathic scoliosis.
    Clinical Orthop Relat Res. 2013;471(3):1060-1.
  46. Yoshihara H.
    Sacroiliac joint pain after lumbar/lumbosacral fusion: current knowledge.
    Eur Spine J. 2012 2012;21(9):1788-96.
  47. Yoshihara H, Kepler CK, Rawlins BA.
    Cervicothoracic junction fracture/subluxation after multilevel anterior cervical spine fusion surgery.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2012;22:597-601.
  48. Yoshihara H, VanderHeiden TF, Stahel PF.
    A missed injury leading to delayed diagnosis and postoperative infection of an unstable thoracic spine fracture – case report of a potentially preventable complication.
    Patient Saf Surg. 2011;5:25.
  49. Yoshihara H, VanderHeiden TF, Harasaki Y, Beauchamp KM, Stahel PF.
    Fatal outcome after brain stem infarction related to bilateral vertebral artery occlusion – case report of a detrimental complication of cervical spine trauma.
    Patient Saf Surg. 2011;5:18.
  50. Yoshihara H.
    “Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Masashi Neo concerning “Surgical treatment for atlantooccipital osteoarthritis: a case report of two patients” by H. Yoshihara et al. (2010).
    Eur Spine J. 2011;20(9):1578.
  51. Yoshihara H.
    “Letter to the Editor concerning “”C5 palsy following anterior decompression and spinal fusion for cervical degenerative diseases”” by Hashimoto M et al. (2010) Eur Spine J 19:1702-1710.
    Eur Spine J. 2011;20(7):1188-9.
  52. Yoshihara H, Kepler C, Hasegawa K, Rawlins R.
    Surgical treatment for atlantooccipital osteoarthritis – A case report of two patients.
    Eur Spine J. 2011;20 Suppl 2:S243-7.
  53. Yoshihara H, Shumsky JS, Neuhuber B, Otsuka T, Fischer I, Murray M.
    Combining motor training with transplantation of rat bone marrow stromal cells does not improve repair or recovery in rats with thoracic contusion injuries.
    Brain Res. 2006;13;1119(1):65-75.

Peer reviewed journals

(Corresponding author articles other than above)

  1. Ryan DJ, Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Egol KA, Zuckerman J.
    Delay in hip fracture surgery: an analysis of patient- and hospital-specific risk factors.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2015;29(8):343-8.
  2. Ryan DJ, Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Zuckerman JD.
    Blood transfusion in primary total shoulder arthroplasty: incidence, trends, and risk factors in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015;24(5):760-5.

Chapters

(First or corresponding author only)

  1. Stekas ND, Yoshihara H.
    Lumbar herniated intervertebral disc: Chapter 36. Musculoskeletal Disorders. Springer Nature. Pending publication.
  2. Jason Oh, Yoshihara H.
    Drug treatment for spinal cord injury: Chapter 1. Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – CNS and Neurological Disorders. Bentham Science Publishers. 2017.
  3. Yoshihara H.
    Cervical laminectomy with or without fusion: Chapter 17. Cervical Myelopathy. Jaypee Medical Publishers, Philadelphia. 2015.
  4. Yoshihara H, Bendo JA.
    Lumbar total disc replacement surgery: Chapter 48. Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD comprehensive textbook. 2015.
  5. Yoshihara H, Bendo JA.
    Surgical treatment of cervical spondylosis & OPLL: Chapter 44. Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD comprehensive textbook. 2015.
  6. Yoshihara H, VanderHeiden TF, Weckbach S, Stahel PF.
    Vertebral burst fractures: Chapter 39. In: Hak DJ, Ipaktchi KR, Morgan SJ, eds. Orthopaedic Trauma Call for the Attending Surgeon: SLACK Incorporated: Professional Book Division. 2013.

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital
  • Surgery Center of Lynchburg
  • Virginia Baptist Hospital

Organizations & Awards

  • Healio Rheumatology News: “Patients with RA had better perioperative outcomes after THA, TKA vs controls”, 2016
  • Healio Spine News: “Researchers find spine fusion is a realistic option for HIV-positive patients”, 2014
  • MPR News: “Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000-2009”, 2014
  • Press release by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS): “Orthopaedic surgery generally safe for patients age 80 and older”, 2014
  • MPR News: “14.4% of Kids’ Scoliosis Surgeries Have In-Hospital Complications”, 2014
  • MPR News: “Blood Transfusions for Spinal Fusion Holding Stead, 2014
  • North American Spine Society
  • Japanese Orthopaedic Association
  • Japanese Society of Spine Surgery and Related Research

Treatments

  • Anterior and posterior scoliosis fusion
  • Anterior cervical microdiscectomy with fusion
  • Bone morphogenetic protein
  • Cervical disc replacement surgery
  • Cervical lumbar spine surgery
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylosis surgery
  • Computer assisted robotic spine surgery
  • Endoscopic disectomy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injection
  • Fusion for cervical, thoracic and lumbar trauma
  • Herniated cervical disc surgery
  • Kyphosis surgery
  • Lower back pain (lumbar) surgeries
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdisectomy
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Nerve root block
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative scoliosis treatment
  • Non-operative spinal cord injury treatment
  • Non-operative spinal infection treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative whiplash – neck sprain or strain treatments
  • Osteoporosis care
  • Posterior foraminotomy and disctomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression and fusion
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • SI joint injections
  • Spinal cord injury surgery
  • Spinal infection surgery
  • Spinal stenosis surgeries
  • Spinal tumor surgery
  • Spondylolysis
  • Thoracic spine surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Clinical Spine Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • University of Colorado, Clinical Spine Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Clinical Spine and Scoliosis Fellowship, 2008-2010
  • Hokkaido University Hospital (Japan), Clinical Spine and Scoliosis Fellowship, 2007-2008
  • Niigata Spine Surgery Center (Japan), Clinical Spine Fellowship, 2007 (3 months)
  • Nagoya City University Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Japan), Doctor of Philosophy, 2008
  • Nagoya City University Hospital (Japan), Orthopedic Surgery Residency, 2002
  • Nagoya City University Medical School (Japan), Medical Degree, 1996

Certifications

  • Board Certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Board Certified by Japanese Orthopaedic Association

Peer reviewed journals

(First author articles)

  1. Yoshihara H, Horowitz E, Nadarajah V.
    Prevalence and characteristics of thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament in 3299 Black patients: a cross-sectional study of a prospectively registered database.
    BMJ Open. 2022;12(8):e059238
  2. Yoshihara H, Nadarajah V, Horowitz E.
    Prevalence and Characteristics of Thoracic Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis in 3,299 Black Patients.
    Sci Rep. 2021;11(1):22181.
  3. Yoshihara H.
    Pathomechanisms and predisposing factors for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis: A narrative review.
    JBJS Reviews. 8(9):e20.00068, September 2020.
  4. Yoshihara H.
    Greater trochanteric pain syndrome after lumbar spinal surgery.
    Pain Med. 2020:pnaa022.
  5. Yoshihara H, Penny GS, Kaur H, Shah NV, Paulino CB.
    Are inferior facetectomies adequate and suitable for surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis?
    Medicine (Baltimore). 2019;98(47).
  6. Yoshihara H.
    Surgical treatment of Lenke Type 5 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: A systematic review.
    Spine. 2019;44(13):E788-E799.
  7. Yoshihara H, Margalit A, Yoneoka D.
    Incidence of C5 palsy: Meta-analysis and potential etiology.
    World Neurosurg. 2019;122:e828-e837.
  8. Yoshihara H, Hasegawa K, Okamoto M, Hatsushikano S, Watanabe K.
    Patients with higher PI are more affected by spinopelvic mismatch on HRQOL than those with lower PI.
    Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research. 2018;104(7):1017-1023.
  9. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    In-hospital outcomes of patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplant undergoing spinal fusion: Analysis of a nationwide database.
    Clin Spine Surg. 2018;31(9):400-405.
  10. Yoshihara H, Pivec R, Naam A.
    Positioning-related neuromonitoring change during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A case report.
    World Neurosurg. 2018;117:238-241.
  11. Yoshihara H, Paulino CB.
    Radiation exposure to the surgeons and patients in fluoroscopic-guided segmental pedicle screw placement for pediatric scoliosis.
    Spine. 2018;43(23):E1398-E1402.
  12. Yoshihara H, Paulino CB, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of increased hospital stay in adolescent idiopathic patients undergoing posterior spinal fusion: analysis of national database.
    Spine Deformity. 2018;6(3):226-230.
  13. Yoshihara H.
    Indirect decompression in spinal surgery.
    J Clin Neurosci. 2017;44:63-68.
  14. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Paulino C, Agarwal S, Reyna J, Hasegawa K.
    National trends and in-hospital outcomes of patients with solid organ transplant undergoing spinal fusion.
    Spine. 2017;42(21):E1231-E1237.
  15. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Margalit AM.
    National trends and in-hospital outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing elective atlantoaxial spinal fusion surgery.
    Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2016;34(6):1045-1050.
  16. Yoshihara H, Chatterjee D, Paulino CB, Errico TJ.
    Revision surgery for “real” recurrent lumbar disc herniation: A systematic review.
    Clinical Spine Surgery. 2016;29(3):111-8.
  17. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Margalit AM, Zuckerman JD.
    Rheumatoid arthritis patients undergoing total hip and knee arthroplasty have better in-hospital outcomes compared with non-rheumatoid arthritis patients.
    Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2016;34(2):270-5.
  18. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Re: “comparison of in-hospital morbidity and mortality rates between anterior and nonanterior approach procedures for thoracic disc herniation” by Yoshihara et al.
    Spine. 2015;40(17):E1001.
  19. Yoshihara H.
    Pain medication use after spine surgery; Is it assessed in the literature? : A systematic review, January 2000 – December 2009.
    BMC Res Notes. 2015;8:323.
  20. Yoshihara H.
    PGE1 treatment for lumbar spinal canal stenosis: review of the literature.
    Pain Practice. 2016;16(2):245-56.
  21. Yoshihara H.
    Pain medication use after spine surgery.
    Pain Med. 2014;15(12):2161-2.
  22. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends in the surgical treatment for lumbar degenerative disc disease.
    Spine J. 2015;15(2):265-71.
  23. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of allogeneic blood transfusion in spinal fusion for pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis in the United States, 2004–2009.
    Spine. 2014;39(22):1860-7.
  24. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends and in-hospital outcomes in HIV-positive patients undergoing spinal fusion.
    Spine. 2014;39(20):1694-8.
  25. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of allogeneic blood transfusion in total hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States, 2000-2009.
    J Arthroplasty. 2014;29(9):1736-40.
  26. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends in the utilization of blood transfusions in total hip and knee arthroplasty.
    J Arthroplasty. 2014;29(10):1932-7.
  27. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the incidence and in-hospital outcomes of elective major orthopedic surgeries in patients aged 80 years and older in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96(14):1185-1191.
  28. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Understanding the statistics and limitations of large database analyses.
    Spine. 2014;39(16):1311-2.
  29. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    National trends in spinal fusion for pediatric patients with idiopathic scoliosis: demographics, blood transfusions, and complications.
    Spine. 2014;39(14):1144-50.
  30. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Comparison of in-hospital morbidity and mortality between anterior and non-anterior approach procedures for thoracic disc herniation.
    Spine. 2014;39(12):E728-33.
  31. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Demographic epidemiology of unstable pelvic fracture in the United States from 2000 to 2009: trends and in-hospital mortality.
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(2):380-5.
  32. Yoshihara H.
    Surgical treatment for thoracic disc herniation: an update.
    Spine. 2014;39(6):E406-12.
  33. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Incidental dural tear in cervical spine surgery: analysis of a nationwide database.
    J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015;28(1):19-24.
  34. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the surgical treatment for spinal metastasis and the in-hospital patient outcomes in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    Spine J. 2013:S1529-9430(13)01844-5.
  35. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Predictors of allogeneic blood transfusion in spinal fusion in the United States, 2004–2009.
    Spine. 2014;39(4):304-10.
  36. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the utilization of blood transfusions in spinal fusion in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    Spine. 2014;39(4):297-303.
  37. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Incidental dural tear in spine surgery: analysis of a nationwide database.
    Eur Spine J. 2014;23(2):389-94.
  38. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Trends in the treatment for traumatic central cord syndrome without bone injury in the US from 2000 to 2009.
    J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(3):453-458.
  39. Yoshihara H, Passias PG, Errico TJ.
    Screw related complications in subaxial cervical spine: lateral mass screw vs cervical pedicle screw.
    J Neurosurg Spine. 2013;19(5):614-23.
  40. Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D.
    Incidental dural tear in lumbar spinal decompression and discectomy: analysis of a nationwide database.
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013;133(11):1501-8.
  41. Yoshihara H.
    Surgical options for lumbosacral fusion: Biomechanical stability, advantage, disadvantage and affecting factors in selecting options.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014;24 Suppl 1:73-82.
  42. Yoshihara H.
    Rod in spinal surgery: a review of the literature.
    Spine J. 2013;13(10):1350-8.
  43. Yoshihara H, Nojiri K, Yabe M, Takahata T.
    Vertebra collapse due to primary systemic amyloidosis causing neurological compromise.
    BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013.
  44. Yoshihara H, Abumi K, Ito M, Kotani Y, Sudo H, Takahata M.
    Severe fixed cervical kyphosis treated with circumferential release, osteotomy and pedicle screw fixation using anterior-posterior-anterior surgical sequence.
    World Neurosurg. 2013;80(5):654.e17-21.
  45. Yoshihara H.
    Letter to the Editor: Re: Combined anterior-posterior surgery is the most important risk factor for developing proximal junctional kyphosis in idiopathic scoliosis.
    Clinical Orthop Relat Res. 2013;471(3):1060-1.
  46. Yoshihara H.
    Sacroiliac joint pain after lumbar/lumbosacral fusion: current knowledge.
    Eur Spine J. 2012 2012;21(9):1788-96.
  47. Yoshihara H, Kepler CK, Rawlins BA.
    Cervicothoracic junction fracture/subluxation after multilevel anterior cervical spine fusion surgery.
    Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2012;22:597-601.
  48. Yoshihara H, VanderHeiden TF, Stahel PF.
    A missed injury leading to delayed diagnosis and postoperative infection of an unstable thoracic spine fracture – case report of a potentially preventable complication.
    Patient Saf Surg. 2011;5:25.
  49. Yoshihara H, VanderHeiden TF, Harasaki Y, Beauchamp KM, Stahel PF.
    Fatal outcome after brain stem infarction related to bilateral vertebral artery occlusion – case report of a detrimental complication of cervical spine trauma.
    Patient Saf Surg. 2011;5:18.
  50. Yoshihara H.
    “Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Masashi Neo concerning “Surgical treatment for atlantooccipital osteoarthritis: a case report of two patients” by H. Yoshihara et al. (2010).
    Eur Spine J. 2011;20(9):1578.
  51. Yoshihara H.
    “Letter to the Editor concerning “”C5 palsy following anterior decompression and spinal fusion for cervical degenerative diseases”” by Hashimoto M et al. (2010) Eur Spine J 19:1702-1710.
    Eur Spine J. 2011;20(7):1188-9.
  52. Yoshihara H, Kepler C, Hasegawa K, Rawlins R.
    Surgical treatment for atlantooccipital osteoarthritis – A case report of two patients.
    Eur Spine J. 2011;20 Suppl 2:S243-7.
  53. Yoshihara H, Shumsky JS, Neuhuber B, Otsuka T, Fischer I, Murray M.
    Combining motor training with transplantation of rat bone marrow stromal cells does not improve repair or recovery in rats with thoracic contusion injuries.
    Brain Res. 2006;13;1119(1):65-75.

Peer reviewed journals

(Corresponding author articles other than above)

  1. Ryan DJ, Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Egol KA, Zuckerman J.
    Delay in hip fracture surgery: an analysis of patient- and hospital-specific risk factors.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2015;29(8):343-8.
  2. Ryan DJ, Yoshihara H, Yoneoka D, Zuckerman JD.
    Blood transfusion in primary total shoulder arthroplasty: incidence, trends, and risk factors in the United States from 2000 to 2009.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015;24(5):760-5.

Chapters

(First or corresponding author only)

  1. Stekas ND, Yoshihara H.
    Lumbar herniated intervertebral disc: Chapter 36. Musculoskeletal Disorders. Springer Nature. Pending publication.
  2. Jason Oh, Yoshihara H.
    Drug treatment for spinal cord injury: Chapter 1. Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – CNS and Neurological Disorders. Bentham Science Publishers. 2017.
  3. Yoshihara H.
    Cervical laminectomy with or without fusion: Chapter 17. Cervical Myelopathy. Jaypee Medical Publishers, Philadelphia. 2015.
  4. Yoshihara H, Bendo JA.
    Lumbar total disc replacement surgery: Chapter 48. Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD comprehensive textbook. 2015.
  5. Yoshihara H, Bendo JA.
    Surgical treatment of cervical spondylosis & OPLL: Chapter 44. Spinal Disorders and Treatment: The NYU-HJD comprehensive textbook. 2015.
  6. Yoshihara H, VanderHeiden TF, Weckbach S, Stahel PF.
    Vertebral burst fractures: Chapter 39. In: Hak DJ, Ipaktchi KR, Morgan SJ, eds. Orthopaedic Trauma Call for the Attending Surgeon: SLACK Incorporated: Professional Book Division. 2013.

  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital
  • Surgery Center of Lynchburg
  • Virginia Baptist Hospital

  • Healio Rheumatology News: “Patients with RA had better perioperative outcomes after THA, TKA vs controls”, 2016
  • Healio Spine News: “Researchers find spine fusion is a realistic option for HIV-positive patients”, 2014
  • MPR News: “Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000-2009”, 2014
  • Press release by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS): “Orthopaedic surgery generally safe for patients age 80 and older”, 2014
  • MPR News: “14.4% of Kids’ Scoliosis Surgeries Have In-Hospital Complications”, 2014
  • MPR News: “Blood Transfusions for Spinal Fusion Holding Stead, 2014
  • North American Spine Society
  • Japanese Orthopaedic Association
  • Japanese Society of Spine Surgery and Related Research

  • Anterior and posterior scoliosis fusion
  • Anterior cervical microdiscectomy with fusion
  • Bone morphogenetic protein
  • Cervical disc replacement surgery
  • Cervical lumbar spine surgery
  • Cervical spine surgery
  • Cervical spondylosis surgery
  • Computer assisted robotic spine surgery
  • Endoscopic disectomy
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injection
  • Fusion for cervical, thoracic and lumbar trauma
  • Herniated cervical disc surgery
  • Kyphosis surgery
  • Lower back pain (lumbar) surgeries
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdisectomy
  • Lumbar spine surgery
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Nerve root block
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative scoliosis treatment
  • Non-operative spinal cord injury treatment
  • Non-operative spinal infection treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative whiplash – neck sprain or strain treatments
  • Osteoporosis care
  • Posterior foraminotomy and disctomy
  • Posterior lumbar decompression and fusion
  • Robotic spine surgery
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Scoliosis surgery
  • Scoliosis treatment
  • SI joint injections
  • Spinal cord injury surgery
  • Spinal infection surgery
  • Spinal stenosis surgeries
  • Spinal tumor surgery
  • Spondylolysis
  • Thoracic spine surgery
  • Vertebroplasty