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Information on philosophy, genesis, and methodology of the Spine Tango documentation system and patient based assessment can be found under:

  • Deyo RA, Battie M, Beurskens AJHM, Bombardier C, Croft P, Koes B, Malmivaara A, Roland M, Von Korff M, Waddell G. Outcome Measures for Low Back Pain Research: A Proposal for Standardized Use. Spine. 1998;23(18):2003-2013.
  • Röder C, EL-Kerdi A, Grob D, Aebi M. A European Spine Register. Eur Spine J. 2002;11(4):303-307.
  • Röder C, EL-Kerdi A, Eggli S, Aebi M. A centralized total joint replacement registry using web-based technologies. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86:2077-2079.
  • Aebi M, Grob D. SSE Spine Tango: a European Spine Registry promoted by the Spine Society of Europe (SSE). Eur Spine J. 2004;13(8):661-662.
  • Mannion AF, Elfering A, Staerkle R, Junge A, Grob D, Semmer NK, Jacobshagen N, Dvorak J, Boos N. Outcome assessment in low back pain: how low can you go? Eur Spine J. 2005;14(10):1014-1026.
  • Röder C, Chavanne A, Mannion AF, Grob D, Aebi M. SSE Spine Tango - content, workflow, set-up. - Spine Tango. Eur Spine J. 2005;14(10):920-924.
  • Röder C, Müller U, Aebi M. The rationale for a spine registry. Eur Spine J. 2006;15(Supp 1):S52-S56.
  • Ferrer M, Pellisé F, Escudero O, Alvarez L, Pont A, Alonso J, Deyo R. Validation of a minimum outcome core set in the evaluation of patients with back pain. Spine. 2006;31(12):1372-1379.
  • Sobottke R, Csécsei G, Kaulhausen T, Delank S, Franklin J, Aghayev E, Zweig T, Eysel P. [Spinal surgery in the elderly: does age have an influence on the complication rate?] Orthopade. 2008 Apr;37(4):367-73. Review. German.
  • Melloh M, Staub L, Aghayev E, Zweig T, Barz T, Theis JC, Chavanne A, Grob D, Aebi M, Roeder C. The international spine registry SPINE TANGO: status quo and first results. Eur Spine J. 2008 Sep;17(9):1201-9.
  • Röder C, Staub L, Dietrich D, Zweig T, Melloh M, Aebi M. Benchmarking with Spine Tango: potentials and pitfalls. Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug;18 Suppl 3:305-11.
  • Grob D, Mannion AF. The patient's perspective on complications after spine surgery. Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug;18 Suppl 3:380-5.
  • Kleinstück FS, Grob D, Lattig F, Bartanusz V, Porchet F, Jeszenszky D, O'Riordan D, Mannion AF. The influence of preoperative back pain on the outcome of lumbar decompression surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 May 15;34(11):1198-203.
  • Lattig F, Grob D, Kleinstueck FS, Porchet F, Jeszenszky D, Bartanusz V, O'Riordan D, Mannion AF. Ratings of global outcome at the first post-operative assessment after spinal surgery: how often do the surgeon and patient agree? Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug;18 Suppl 3:386-94.
  • Porchet F, Bartanusz V, Kleinstueck FS, Lattig F, Jeszenszky D, Grob D, Mannion AF. Microdiscectomy compared with standard discectomy: an old problem revisited with new outcome measures within the framework of a spine surgical registry. Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug;18 Suppl 3:360-6. Review.
  • Zweig T, Mannion AF, Grob D, Melloh M, Munting E, Tuschel A, Aebi M, Röder C. How to Tango: a manual for implementing Spine Tango. Eur Spine J. 2009 Aug;18 Suppl 3:312-20. Epub 2009 Jun 28. Review.
  • Grob D, Bartanusz V, Jeszenszky D, Kleinstück FS, Lattig F, O'Riordan D, Mannion AF. A prospective, cohort study comparing translaminar screw fixation with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and pedicle screw fixation for fusion of the degenerative lumbar spine. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Oct;91(10):1347-53.
  • Grob D, Porchet F, Kleinstück FS, Lattig F, Jeszenszky D, Luca A, Mutter U, Mannion AF. A comparison of outcomes of cervical disc arthroplasty and fusion in everyday clinical practice: surgical and methodological aspects. Eur Spine J. 2010 Feb;19(2):297-306.
  • Kessler JT, Melloh M, Zweig T, Aghayev E, Röder C.Development of a documentation instrument for the conservative treatment of spinal disorders in the International Spine Registry, Spine Tango. Eur Spine J. 2011 Mar;20(3):369-79.
  • Grob D, Luca A, Mannion AF. An observational study of patient-rated outcome after atlantoaxial fusion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Mar;469(3):702-7.
  • Kleinstueck FS, Fekete T, Jeszenszky D, Mannion AF, Grob D, Lattig F, Mutter U, Porchet F. The outcome of decompression surgery for lumbar herniated disc is influenced by the level of concomitant preoperative low back pain. Eur Spine J. 2011 Jul;20(7):1166-73.
  • Mannion AF, Boneschi M, Teli M, Luca A, Zaina F, Negrini S, Schulz PJ. Reliability and validity of the cross-culturally adapted Italian version of the Core Outcome Measures Index. Eur Spine J. 2012 Aug;21 Suppl 6:S737-49.
  • Genevay S, Cedraschi C, Marty M, Rozenberg S, De Goumoëns P, Faundez A, Balagué F, Porchet F, Mannion AF. Reliability and validity of the cross-culturally adapted French version of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) in patients with low back pain. Eur Spine J. 2012 Jan;21(1):130-7.
  • Sobottke R, Aghayev E, Röder C, Eysel P, Delank SK, Zweig T. Predictors of surgical, general and follow-up complications in lumbar spinal stenosis relative to patient age as emerged from the Spine Tango Registry. Eur Spine J. 2012 Mar;21(3):411-7.
  • Röder C, Errico TJ, Spivak JM, Murray M, Protopsaltis T, Lis A, Nordin M, Bendo J. Hospital for joint diseases participates in international spine registry spine tango after successful pilot study. Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2012;70(4):254-8.
  • Fankhauser C, Mutter U, Aghayev E, Mannion A. Validity and responsiveness of the Core Outcome Measures Index (COMI) for the neck. Eur Spine J 2012 Jan;21(1):101-14.
  • Aghayev E, Henning J, Munting E, Diel P, Moulin P, Röder C; SWISSspine and Spine Tango Registry groups. Comparative effectiveness research across two spine registries. Eur Spine J. 2012 Aug;21(8):1640-7.
  • Lattig F, Fülöp Fekete T, Kleinstück FS, Porchet F, Jeszenszky D, Mannion AF. Lumbar Facet Joint Effusion on MRI as a Sign of Unstable Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: Should it Influence the Treatment Decision? . J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Miekisiak G, Kollataj M, Dobrogowski J, Kloc W, Libionka W, Banach M, Latka D, Sobolewski T, Sulewski A, Nowakowski A, Kiwic G, Pala A, Potaczek T. Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Polish version of the core outcome measures index for low back pain. Eur Spine J. 2013 May;22(5):995-1001.
  • Mannion AF, Fekete TF, O'Riordan D, Porchet F, Mutter UM, Jeszenszky D, Lattig F, Grob D, Kleinstueck FS. The assessment of complications after spine surgery: time for a paradigm shift? Spine J. 2013 Jun;13(6):615-24.
  • Burkhardt JK, Mannion AF, Marbacher S, Dolp PA, Fekete TF, Jeszenszky D, Porchet F. A comparative effectiveness study of patient-rated and radiographic outcome after 2 types of decompression with fusion for spondylotic myelopathy: anterior cervical discectomy versus corpectomy. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Jul;35(1):E4.
  • Al-Mahfoudh R, Qattan E, Ellenbogen JR, Wilby M, Barrett C, Pigott T. Applications of the ultrasonic bone cutter in spinal surgery - our preliminary experience. Br J Neurosurg. 2014 Jan;28(1):56-60.
  • Bellut D, Mutter UM, Sutter M, Eggspuehler A, Mannion AF, Porchet F. Back pain in patients with degenerative spine disease and intradural spinal tumor: what to treat? when to treat? Eur Spine J. 2014 Apr;23(4):821-9.
  • Mannion AF, Fekete TF, Porchet F, Haschtmann D, Jeszenszky D, Kleinstück FS. The influence of comorbidity on the risks and benefits of spine surgery for degenerative lumbar disorders. Eur Spine J. 2014 Apr;23 Suppl 1:S66-71.
  • Munting E, Röder C, Sobottke R, Dietrich D, Aghayev E; on behalf of the Spine Tango Contributors. Patient outcomes after laminotomy, hemilaminectomy, laminectomy and laminectomy with instrumented fusion for spinal canal stenosis: a propensity score-based study from the Spine Tango registry. Eur Spine J. 2015 Feb;24(2):358-68.
  • Burkhardt JK, Mannion AF, Marbacher S, Kleinstück FS, Jeszenszky D, Porchet F. The influence of cervical plate fixation with either autologous bone or cage insertion on radiographic and patient-rated outcomes after two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jan;24(1):113-9.
  • Kleinstueck FS, Fekete TF, Jeszenszky D, Haschtmann D, Mannion AF. Adult degenerative scoliosis: comparison of patient-rated outcome after three different surgical treatments. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2649-56.
  • Murray NJ, Demetriades AK, Rolton D, Nnadi C. Do surgeon credentials affect the rate of incidental durotomy during spine surgery. Eur Spine J. 2014 Aug;23(8):1767-71.
  • Reinshagen C, Ruess D, Molcanyi M, Redjal N, Walcott BP, Goldbrunner R, Rieger B. A novel translaminar crossover approach for pathologies in the lumbar hidden zone. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jun;22(6):1030-5.
  • Mannion AF, Mutter UM, Fekete TF, Porchet F, Jeszenszky D, Kleinstueck FS. Validity of a single-item measure to assess leg or back pain as the predominant symptom in patients with degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine. Eur Spine J. 2014 Apr;23(4):882-7.
  • Rischke B, Zimmers KB, Smith E. Viscoelastic Disc Arthroplasty Provides Superior Back and Leg Pain Relief in Patients with Lumbar Disc Degeneration Compared to Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Int J Spine Surg. 2015 Jul 1;9:26.
  • Röder C, Baumgärtner B, Berlemann U, Aghayev E. Superior outcomes of decompression with an interlaminar dynamic device versus decompression alone in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and back pain: a cross registry study. Eur Spine J. 2015 Oct;24(10):2228-35.
  • Reinshagen C, Ruess D, Molcanyi M, Redjal N, Walcott BP, Goldbrunner R, Rieger B. A novel translaminar crossover approach for pathologies in the lumbar hidden zone. J Clin Neurosci. 2015 Jun;22(6):1030-5.
  • Lattig F, Fekete TF, Kleinstück FS, Porchet F, Jeszenszky D, Mannion AF. Lumbar facet joint effusion on MRI as a sign of unstable degenerative spondylolisthesis: should it influence the treatment decision? J Spinal Disord Tech. 2015 Apr;28(3):95-100.
  • Mannion AF, Fekete TF, Wertli MM, Mattle M, Nauer S, Kleinstueck FS, Jeszenszky D, Haschtmann D, Becker HJ, Porchet F. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Outcome Study (LSOS) Group. Could less be more when assessing patient-rated outcome in spinal stenosis? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 May 15;40(10):710-8.
  • Bellut D, Burkhardt JK, Mannion AF, Porchet F. Assessment of outcome in patients undergoing surgery for intradural spinal tumor using the multidimensional patient-rated Core Outcome Measures Index and the modified McCormick Scale. Neurosurg Focus. 2015 Aug;39(2):E2.
  • Aghayev E, Roder C, Define HLA, Herrero CF, Aebi M. The Importance of a Registry in Spinal Surgery. In Pinheiro-Franco JL, Mayer M, Vaccaro AR, Brenzel EC: Advanced Concepts in Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, Springer Science + Business Media; 2015: pp. 793-804. ISBN 978-3-662-47756-4.
  • 2015 Outstanding Paper Winner (Surgical Science): Staub L, Ryser C, Röder C, Mannion AF, Jarvik JG, Aebi M, Aghayev E. Total disc arthroplasty versus anterior cervical interbody fusion: use of the Spine Tango registry to supplement the evidence from RCTs. The Spine Journal 2016;16:136–145.
  • Pochon L, Kleinstück FS, Porchet F, Mannion AF. Influence of gender on patient-oriented outcomes in spine surgery. Eur Spine J. 2016 Jan;25(1):235-46.
  • Marbacher S, Mannion AF, Burkhardt JK, Schär RT, Porchet F, Kleinstück F, Jeszenszky D, Fekete TF, Haschtmann D. Patient-Rated Outcomes of Lumbar Fusion in Patients With Degenerative Disease of the Lumbar Spine: Does Age Matter? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 May;41(10):893-900.
  • Zehnder P, Aghayev E, Fekete TF, Haschtmann D, Pigott T, Mannion AF. Influence of previous surgery on patient-rated outcome after surgery for degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2553-62.
  • Beyer F, Geier F, Bredow J, Oppermann J, Schmidt A, Eysel P, Sobottke R. Non-operative treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Technol Health Care. 2016 Jul 27;24(4):551-7.
  • Fekete TF, Haschtmann D, Kleinstück FS, Porchet F, Jeszenszky D, Mannion AF. What level of pain are patients happy to live with after surgery for lumbar degenerative disorders? Spine J. 2016 Apr;16(4 Suppl):S12-8.
  • Greiner-Perth R, Sellhast N, Perler G, Dietrich D, Staub LP, Röder C. Dynamic posterior stabilization for degenerative lumbar spine disease: a large consecutive case series with long-term follow-up by additional postal survey. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2563-70. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4532-2. Epub 2016 Mar 30. Erratum in: Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2571.
  • Virdee JS, Nadig A, Anagnostopoulos G, George KJ. Comparison of peri-operative and 12-month lifestyle outcomes in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion versus conventional lumbar fusion. Br J Neurosurg. 2016 Jun 22:1-5.
  • van Hooff ML, Mannion AF, Staub LP, Ostelo RW, Fairbank JC. Determination of the Oswestry Disability Index score equivalent to a "satisfactory symptom state" in patients undergoing surgery for degenerative disorders of the lumbar spine-a Spine Tango registry-based study. Spine J. 2016 Jun 22. pii: S1529-9430(16)30245-5.
  • Ferlic PW, Mannion AF, Jeszenszky D, Porchet F, Fekete TF, Kleinstück F, Haschtmann D. Patient-reported outcome of surgical treatment for lumbar spinal epidural lipomatosis. Spine J. 2016 Jun 27. pii: S1529-9430(16)30280-7.
  • Morris S, Booth J, Hegarty J. Spine Tango registry data collection in a conservative spinal service: a feasibility study. Eur Spine J. 2016 ;25(9):2984-92.
  • Sobottke R, Herren C, Siewe J, Mannion AF, Röder C, Aghayev E. Predictors of improvement in quality of life and pain relief in lumbar spinal stenosis relative to patient age: a study based on the Spine Tango registry. Eur Spine J. 2015. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Zweig T, Enke J, AF Mannion, Freeman B, Röder C, Aghayev E; Spine Tango Contributors. Is the duration of pre-operative conservative treatment associated with the clinical outcome following surgical decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis? A study based on the Spine Tango Registry. Eur Spine J 2016: conditionally accepted
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