David Polly, MD

David Polly, MD
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Orthopaedic Clinic
Clinics and Surgery Center, Floor 4 909 Fulton St. SE
Minneapolis MN 55454

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U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor

Best Doctors in America®, 2009-2010

2002 Outstanding Poster Award, 17th annual meeting of the North American Spine Society

2002 Finalist Hibbs' basic science award paper, Scoliosis Research Society annual meeting

2002 recipient of the General Claire L. Chennault award as the outstanding teacher at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

2002 recipient of the David C. Wherry Award in emerging technologies from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Klemme WR, Cunningham BW, Polly DW. Microradiographic and Histopathologic Findings in a Human Cage Explant Following Two-Level Corpectomy: A Case Report. Spine 27, 2002, pp. E15-E17.

Cunningham BW, Polly DW. Anterior Column Support of the Spine: The Use Of Interbody Cage Devices in the Surgical Management of Spinal Deformity: A Biomechanical Perspective. Clin Orthop 394, 2002, pp. 73-83.

Lehman RA, Kuklo TR, Belmont PJ, Andersen RC, Polly DW. Advantage of Sacral Pedicle Screw Directed into the Apex of the Sacral Promontory vs. Bicortical Fixation: A Biomechanical Analysis. Spine 27, 2002, pp.806-811.

Klemme WR, Belmont PJ, Robinson M, Polly DW. In vivo Accuracy of Transpedicular Thoracic Screws in Patients With and Without Coronal Plane Spinal Deformities. Spine 2002;27:1558-1566.

Ackerman SJ, Mafilios MS, Polly DW. Economic evaluation of bone morphogenetic protein versus autogenous iliac crest bone graft in single-level anterior lumbar fusion: an evidence-based modeling approach. Spine 2002;27:S94-99.

Shawen SB, Belmont PJ, Kuklo TR, Owens BD, Taylor KF, Kruse R, Polly DW. Hemimetameric Segmental Shift: A Case Series and Review. Spine 2002;27:E539-544.

Cohen SP, Larken T, Polly DW. Case Report - A Giant Herniated Disc Following Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy. J Spinal Disord 2002; 15(6): 537-541.

Javernick MA, Kuklo TR, Polly DW. Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Unilateral Versus Bilateral Disk Removal-An In Vivo Study. Am J Orthop 2003; 32(7): 344-348.

Kuklo TR, Owens BD, Polly DW. Perioperative Blood and Blood Product Management for Spinal Deformity. The Spine Journal Kuklo TR, Owens BD, Polly DW. Perioperative Blood and Blood Product Management for Spinal Deformity. The Spine Journal, 3(4)1-6, 2003.

Kirk K, Kuklo TR, Polly DW. Assessment of the Proximal Thoracic Curve with Traction Versus Side-Bending Radiographs. Am J Orthop. 2003;XXXII (6):284-288.

Cunningham BW, Hallab NJ, Polly DW, Gaines R, Lubicky J, McAfee, PC. Basic Science Summary Statement. Spine, 2003, 28(20):S195.

Lenke LG, Anderson G, Bridwell KH, Gaines, R, Lubicky J, McAfee PC. Summary Statement: Fusion Technologies. Spine, 2003, 28(20):S243-244.

McAfee PC, Polly DW, Cuningham B, Gaines B, Hallab N, Lubicky J, Lenke L, Bridwell, K. Clinical Summary Statement. Spine, 2003, 28(20):S196-198.

Polly DW. Adapting Innovative Motion-Preserving Technology to Spinal Surgical Practice: What Should We Expect to Happen. Spine, 2003, 28(20):S104-109.

Lehman RA, Polly DW, Kuklo TR, Cunningham B, Kirk KL, Belmont PJ. Straight-Forward Versus Anatomic Trajectory Technique of Thoracic Pedicle Screw Fixation: A Biomechanical Analysis. Spine, 2003 28(18):2058-2065.

Polly DW, Cunningham BW, Kuklo TR, Lenke LG, Ota I, Klemme WR. Biomechanical Analysis of Anterior Scoliosis Constructs Using Intervertebral Cages. The Spine Journal. 2003;3:213-219.

Polly DW, Ackerman SJ, Shaffrey CI, Wang JC, Stralka SW, Mafilios MS, Ogilvie JW, Heim SE, Sandhu HS. A Cost Analysis Of rhBMP-2 Vs. Autogenous Iliac Crest Bone Graft In Single-Level Lumbar Interbody Fusion. Orthopedics 2003, 26:1027-1037.

Sanders JO, Polly DW, Cats-Baril W, Jones J Lenke LG, O'Brien MF, Richards BS, Sucato DJ. An Analysis of Patient and Parent Assessment of Deformity in Idiopathic Scoliosis using the Walter Reed Visual Assessment Scale. Spine 28(18): 2158-2163; Sep 2003.

Polly DW. Adapting innovative motion preserving technology to spinal surgical practice: what should we expect to happen? Spine 28(20): S104-S109; Oct 2003.

Lenke LG, Anderson G, Bridwell KH, Gaines R, Lubicky J, McAfee P, Polly DW, Weinstein J. Summary Statement: Fusion Technologies. Spine 28(20): S243-S244; Oct 2003.

McAfee P, Polly DW, Cunningham B, Gaines R, Hallab N, Lubicky J, Lenke L, Bridwell K. Clinical Summary Statement Spine 28(20): S196-S198; Oct 2003.

Cunningham B, Hallab N, Polly DW, Gaines R, Lubicky J, McAfee PC. Basic Science Summary Statement Spine 28(20): S195; Oct 2003.

Polly DW, Young JS, Johnson C, Kuklo TR. Comparison of Volumetric Intrusion of Pedicle Screws Versus Hooks. Spine, 2004; 29:63-29.

Shawen SB, Lehman RA, Kuklo TR, Orchowski JR, Potter BK, Chang A, Polly DW. Probing for Thoracic Pedicle Screw Tract Violation(s): Is it Valid? J Spinal Deform and Tech (in press).

Orchowski JR, Polly DW, Kuklo TR, Klemme WR. Use of Fluoroscopy to Evaluate the Position of Iliac Screws. Am J Orthop (in press).

Kuklo TR, Lenke LG, O'Brien MB, Lehman RA, Schroeder TM, Polly DW. Accuracy and Efficacy of Thoracic Pedicle Screws in Curves over 90 Degrees. Spine (in press).

Dhawan A, Kuklo TR, Polly DW. Analysis of Posterior Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvesting. Am J Orthop (in press).

Bojescul J, Polly DW, Allen TW, Wieand K. The Use of Coralline Hydroxyapetite for Iliac Crest Donor Site Backfill: A Prospective, Randomized Study. Am J Orthop (submitted).

Pollock P, Polly DW, Rosner M, Nesti L, Kuklo TR. A Review of the Development and Biomechanics of Long Segment Posterior Spinal Instrumentation. Orthopedics (submitted).

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