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profileAugustus A. White III, Ph.D., M.D.

TitleEllen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education
InstitutionHarvard Medical School
DepartmentPME
AddressHarvard Medical School
HMS, Landmark East, 2N07
401 Park Dr
Boston MA 02215
Phone617/998-8802
Fax617/998-8808
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TitleProfessor of Orthopedic Surgery
InstitutionBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
DepartmentOrthopedic Surgery


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  1. White AA, Logghe HJ, Goodenough DA, Barnes LL, Hallward A, Allen IM, Green DW, Krupat E, Llerena-Quinn R. Self-Awareness and Cultural Identity as an Effort to Reduce Bias in Medicine. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Mar 24. PMID: 28342029.
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  2. Powers BW, White AA, Oriol NE, Jain SH. Race-Conscious Professionalism and African American Representation in Academic Medicine. Acad Med. 2016 Jul; 91(7):913-5. PMID: 26760060.
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  3. White AA, Stubblefield-Tave B. Some Advice for Physicians and Other Clinicians Treating Minorities, Women, and Other Patients at Risk of Receiving Health Care Disparities. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2017 Jun; 4(3):472-479. PMID: 27287277.
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  4. Shields HM, Leffler DA, Peters AS, Llerena-Quinn R, Nambudiri VE, White AA, Hayward JN, Pelletier SR. A faculty development program integrating cross-cultural care into a gastrointestinal pathophysiology tutorial benefits students, tutors, and the course. Adv Physiol Educ. 2015 Jun; 39(2):81-90. PMID: 26031723.
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  5. McClellan FM, White AA, Jimenez RL, Fahmy S. Do poor people sue doctors more frequently? Confronting unconscious bias and the role of cultural competency. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 May; 470(5):1393-7. PMID: 22367624; PMCID: PMC3314751.
  6. Okike K, Utuk ME, White AA. Racial and ethnic diversity in orthopaedic surgery residency programs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 21; 100(2):1-10. PMID: 23079777.
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  7. Okike K, Utuk ME, White AA. Racial and ethnic diversity in orthopaedic surgery residency programs. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Sep 21; 93(18):e107. PMID: 21938358.
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  8. Dykes DC, White AA. Culturally competent care pedagogy: what works? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jul; 469(7):1813-6. PMID: 21461607; PMCID: PMC3111794.
  9. Dykes DC, White AA. Getting to equal: strategies to understand and eliminate general and orthopaedic healthcare disparities. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Oct; 467(10):2598-605. PMID: 19655210; PMCID: PMC2745478.
  10. Shields HM, Leffler DA, White AA, Hafler JP, Pelletier SR, O'farrell RP, Llerena-Quinn R, Hayward JN, Salamone S, Lenco AM, Blanco PG, Peters AS. Integration of racial, cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic factors into a gastrointestinal pathophysiology course. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009 Mar; 7(3):279-84. PMID: 19118643.
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  11. White AA, Hill JA, Mackel AM, Rowley DL, Rickards EP, Jenkins B. The relevance of culturally competent care in orthopaedics to outcomes and health care disparities. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Jun; 89(6):1379-84. PMID: 17545441.
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  12. Green AR, Miller E, Krupat E, White A, Taylor WC, Hirsh DA, Wilson RP, Betancourt JR. Designing and implementing a cultural competence OSCE: lessons learned from interviews with medical students. Ethn Dis. 2007; 17(2):344-50. PMID: 17682369.
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  13. White AA, Hoffman HL. Culturally competent care education: overview and perspectives. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2007; 15 Suppl 1:S80-5. PMID: 17766798.
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  14. White AA. Food for thought. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2002 Sep 15; 27(18):1965-70. PMID: 12634555.
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  15. White AA. Resident selection: are we putting the cart before the horse? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Jun; (399):255-9. PMID: 12011718.
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  16. White AA. Alfred R. Shands, Jr., lecture: our humanitarian orthopaedic opportunity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Mar; 84-A(3):478-84. PMID: 11886921.
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  17. White AA. Justifications and needs for diversity in orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999 May; (362):22-33. PMID: 10335274.
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  18. White AA. Compassionate patient care and personal survival in orthopaedics. A 35-year perspective. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999 Apr; (361):250-60. PMID: 10212620.
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  19. Hall H, McIntosh G, Melles T, White AA. Outcomes of surgeons who have undergone spine surgery. J Spinal Disord. 1997 Dec; 10(6):518-21; discussion 522. PMID: 9438818.
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  20. Sutherland JP, Yaszemski MJ, White AA. Radiographic appearance of the odontoid lateral mass interspace in the occipitoatlantoaxial complex. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1995 Oct 15; 20(20):2221-5. PMID: 8545716.
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  21. Shea M, Takeuchi TY, Wittenberg RH, White AA, Hayes WC. A comparison of the effects of automated percutaneous diskectomy and conventional diskectomy on intradiscal pressure, disk geometry, and stiffness. J Spinal Disord. 1994 Aug; 7(4):317-25. PMID: 7949699.
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  22. Wittenberg RH, Lee KS, Shea M, White AA, Hayes WC. Effect of screw diameter, insertion technique, and bone cement augmentation of pedicular screw fixation strength. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1993 Nov; (296):278-87. PMID: 8222439.
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  23. Crowell RR, Shea M, Edwards WT, Clothiaux PL, White AA, Hayes WC. Cervical injuries under flexion and compression loading. J Spinal Disord. 1993 Apr; 6(2):175-81. PMID: 8504231.
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  24. McGowan DP, Hipp JA, Takeuchi T, White AA, Hayes WC. Strength reductions from trabecular destruction within thoracic vertebrae. J Spinal Disord. 1993 Apr; 6(2):130-6. PMID: 8504224.
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  25. Bernhardt M, Gurganious LR, Bloom DL, White AA. Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of percutaneous discectomy. A preliminary report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1993 Feb; 18(2):211-7. PMID: 8441936.
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  26. Bernhardt M, Hynes RA, Blume HW, White AA. Cervical spondylotic myelopathy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1993 Jan; 75(1):119-28. PMID: 8419381.
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  27. Bernhardt M, Swartz DE, Clothiaux PL, Crowell RR, White AA. Posterolateral lumbar and lumbosacral fusion with and without pedicle screw internal fixation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1992 Nov; (284):109-15. PMID: 1395279.
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  28. Shea M, Wittenberg RH, Edwards WT, White AA, Hayes WC. In vitro hyperextension injuries in the human cadaveric cervical spine. J Orthop Res. 1992 Nov; 10(6):911-6. PMID: 1403306.
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  29. Williams HJ, White AA, Valkenburg H, Coeburgh JW, Fraser P. Prevalence of idiopathic vertebral sclerosis, Zöetermeer, Rotterdam, 1975-1978. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1991 Dec; 16(12):1372-6. PMID: 1837616.
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  30. Wittenberg RH, Shea M, Swartz DE, Lee KS, White AA, Hayes WC. Importance of bone mineral density in instrumented spine fusions. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1991 Jun; 16(6):647-52. PMID: 1862404.
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  31. Shea M, Edwards WT, White AA, Hayes WC. Variations of stiffness and strength along the human cervical spine. J Biomech. 1991; 24(2):95-107. PMID: 2037617.
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  32. Shea M, Edwards WT, Clothiaux PL, Crowell RR, Nachemson AL, White AA, Hayes WC. Three-dimensional load displacement properties of posterior lumbar fixation. J Orthop Trauma. 1991; 5(4):420-7. PMID: 1762002.
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  33. Swartz DE, Wittenberg RH, Shea M, White AA, Hayes WC. Physical and mechanical properties of calf lumbosacral trabecular bone. J Biomech. 1991; 24(11):1059-68. PMID: 1761582.
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  34. Wittenberg RH, Moeller J, Shea M, White AA, Hayes WC. Compressive strength of autologous and allogenous bone grafts for thoracolumbar and cervical spine fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1990 Oct; 15(10):1073-8. PMID: 2263975.
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  35. White AA. Clinical biomechanics of cervical spine implants. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1989 Oct; 14(10):1040-5. PMID: 2686041.
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  36. Panjabi MM, Lindsey RW, Walter SD, White AA. The clinician's ability to evaluate the strength of healing fractures from plain radiographs. J Orthop Trauma. 1989; 3(1):29-32. PMID: 2709201.
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  37. Edwards WT, Hayes WC, Posner I, White AA, Mann RW. Variation of lumbar spine stiffness with load. J Biomech Eng. 1987 Feb; 109(1):35-42. PMID: 3560877.
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  38. White AA, McBride ME, Wiltse LL, Jupiter JB. The management of patients with back pain and idiopathic vertebral sclerosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1986 Jul-Aug; 11(6):607-16. PMID: 2947333.
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  39. Clark CR, White AA. Fractures of the dens. A multicenter study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1985 Dec; 67(9):1340-8. PMID: 4077905.
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  40. McBroom RJ, Hayes WC, Edwards WT, Goldberg RP, White AA. Prediction of vertebral body compressive fracture using quantitative computed tomography. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1985 Oct; 67(8):1206-14. PMID: 4055845.
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  41. Panjabi MM, Walter SD, Karuda M, White AA, Lawson JP. Correlations of radiographic analysis of healing fractures with strength: a statistical analysis of experimental osteotomies. J Orthop Res. 1985; 3(2):212-8. PMID: 3998898.
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  42. Kaplan SJ, Hayes WC, Mudan P, Lelli JL, White AA. Monitoring the healing of a tibial osteotomy in the rabbit treated with external fixation. J Orthop Res. 1985; 3(3):325-30. PMID: 4032104.
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  43. Cheal EJ, Hayes WC, White AA, Perren SM. Stress analysis of compression plate fixation and its effects on long bone remodeling. J Biomech. 1985; 18(2):141-50. PMID: 3988783.
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  44. Cheal EJ, Hayes WC, White AA, Perren SM. Three-dimensional finite element analysis of a simplified compression plate fixation system. J Biomech Eng. 1984 Nov; 106(4):295-301. PMID: 6513523.
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  45. White AA, Panjabi MM. The role of stabilization in the treatment of cervical spine injuries. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1984 Jul-Aug; 9(5):512-22. PMID: 6387954.
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  46. Kelsey JL, Githens PB, Walter SD, Southwick WO, Weil U, Holford TR, Ostfeld AM, Calogero JA, O'Connor T, White AA. An epidemiological study of acute prolapsed cervical intervertebral disc. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1984 Jul; 66(6):907-14. PMID: 6736091.
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  47. Kelsey JL, Githens PB, White AA, Holford TR, Walter SD, O'Connor T, Ostfeld AM, Weil U, Southwick WO, Calogero JA. An epidemiologic study of lifting and twisting on the job and risk for acute prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc. J Orthop Res. 1984; 2(1):61-6. PMID: 6491800.
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  48. Beaupre GS, Hayes WC, Jofe MH, White AA. Monitoring fracture site properties with external fixation. J Biomech Eng. 1983 May; 105(2):120-6. PMID: 6865353.
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  49. Posner I, White AA, Edwards WT, Hayes WC. A biomechanical analysis of the clinical stability of the lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1982 Jul-Aug; 7(4):374-89. PMID: 7135070.
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  50. White AA, Kolisch ME, McBride ME. A system for the management of clinical information in orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1982 Apr; (164):154-9. PMID: 7067278.
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  51. Panjabi MM, Hausfeld JN, White AA. A biomechanical study of the ligamentous stability of the thoracic spine in man. Acta Orthop Scand. 1981 Jun; 52(3):315-26. PMID: 7282325.
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  52. White AA, Kolisch Savit ME, McBride ME. Clinical information coordinator: a new information specialist role for medical librarians. Bull Med Libr Assoc. 1980 Oct; 68(4):367-9. PMID: 7437590; PMCID: PMC226646.
  53. Lewinnek GE, Kelsey J, White AA, Kreiger NJ. The significance and a comparative analysis of the epidemiology of hip fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1980 Oct; (152):35-43. PMID: 7438622.
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  54. Panjabi MM, White AA. Basic biomechanics of the spine. Neurosurgery. 1980 Jul; 7(1):76-93. PMID: 7413053.
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  55. Kelsey JL, White AA. Epidemiology and impact of low-back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1980 Mar-Apr; 5(2):133-42. PMID: 6446158.
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  56. Kelsey JL, White AA, Pastides H, Bisbee GE. The impact of musculoskeletal disorders on the population of the United States. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1979 Oct; 61(7):959-64. PMID: 158597.
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  57. Schlicke LH, Panjabi MM, White AA. Optimal orientation of transfixation screws across oblique fractures lines. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1979 Sep; (143):271-7. PMID: 509833.
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  58. Schlicke LH, White AA, Panjabi MM, Pratt A, Kier L. A quantitative sutdy of vertebral displacement and angulation in the normal cervical spine under axial load. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1979 May; (140):47-9. PMID: 477086.
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  59. White AA, Panjabi MM. The clinical biomechanics of the occipitoatlantoaxial complex. Orthop Clin North Am. 1978 Oct; 9(4):867-78. PMID: 740380.
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  60. Crelin ES, White AA, Panjabi MM, Southwick WO. Microscopic changes in fractured rabbit tibias. Conn Med. 1978 Sep; 42(9):561-9. PMID: 699564.
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  61. Panjabi MM, White AA, Keller D, Southwick WO, Friedlaender G. Stability of the cervical spine under tension. J Biomech. 1978; 11(4):189-97. PMID: 690154.
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  62. White AA, Panjabi MM, Thomas CL. The clinical biomechanics of kyphotic deformities. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1977 Oct; (128):8-17. PMID: 598178.
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  63. White AA, Panjabi MM, Southwick WO. The four biomechanical stages of fracture repair. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1977 Mar; 59(2):188-92. PMID: 845202.
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  64. Panjabi MM, White AA, Southwick WO. Temporal changes in the physical properties of healing fractures in rabbits. J Biomech. 1977; 10(11/12):689-99. PMID: 606717.
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  65. White AA, Panjabi MM, Southwick WO. Effects of compression and cyclical loading on fracture healing--a quantitative biomechanical study. J Biomech. 1977; 10(4):233-9. PMID: 858729.
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  66. Panjabi MM, Krag MH, White AA, Southwick WO. Effects of preload on load displacement curves of the lumbar spine. Orthop Clin North Am. 1977 Jan; 8(1):181-92. PMID: 857225.
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  67. Panjabi MM, Brand RA, White AA. Mechanical properties of the human thoracic spine as shown by three-dimensional load-displacement curves. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1976 Jul; 58(5):642-52. PMID: 932062.
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  68. White AA, Panjabi MM. The clinical biomechanics of scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1976 Jul-Aug; (118):100-12. PMID: 954262.
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  69. Panjabi MM, Brand RA, White AA. Three-dimensional flexibility and stiffness properties of the human thoracic spine. J Biomech. 1976; 9(4):185-92. PMID: 1262353.
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  70. Panjabi MM, White AA, Johnson RM. Cervical spine mechanics as a function of transection of components. J Biomech. 1975 Sep; 8(5):327-36. PMID: 1184604.
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  71. Johnson RM, Crelin ES, White AA, Panjabi MM, Southwick WO. Some new observations on the functional anatomy of the lower cervical spine. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1975 Sep; (111):192-200. PMID: 1157417.
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  72. White AA, Panjabi MM, Brand RA. A system for defining position and motion of the human body parts. Med Biol Eng. 1975 Mar; 13(2):261-5. PMID: 1195817.
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  73. White AA, Johnson RM, Panjabi MM, Southwick WO. Biomechanical analysis of clinical stability in the cervical spine. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1975; (109):85-96. PMID: 1132209.
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  74. Panjabi MM, White AA, Brand RA. A note on defining body parts configurations. J Biomech. 1974 Aug; 7(4):385-7. PMID: 4411698.
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  75. White AA. A precision posterior ankle fusion. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1974 Jan-Feb; (98):239-50. PMID: 4817236.
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  76. White AA, Panjabi MM, Hardy RJ. Analysis of mechanical symmetry in rabbit long bones. Acta Orthop Scand. 1974; 45(3):328-36. PMID: 4406999.
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  77. Feagin JA, White AA. Volkmann's ischemia treated by transfibular fasciotomy. Mil Med. 1973 Aug; 138(8):497-9. PMID: 4200143.
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  78. White AA, Southwick WO, Deponte RJ, Gainor JW, Hardy R. Relief of pain by anterior cervical-spine fusion for spondylosis. A report of sixty-five patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1973 Apr; 55(3):525-34. PMID: 4703205.
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  79. White AA, Jupiter J, Southwick WO, Panjabi MM. An experimental study of the immediate load bearing capacity of three surgical constructions for anterior spine fusions. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1973 Mar-Apr; (91):21-8. PMID: 4574065.
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  80. Panjabi MM, White AA, Southwick WO. Mechanical properties of bone as a function of rate of deformation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1973 Mar; 55(2):322-30. PMID: 4696163.
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  81. White AA, Southwick WO, DePonte RJ. Cervical spine fusions--psychological and social considerations. Arch Surg. 1973 Feb; 106(2):150-2. PMID: 4265590.
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  82. White AA, Raphael IG. The effect of quadriceps loads and knee position on strain measurements of the tibial collateral ligament. An experimental study on human amputation specimens. Acta Orthop Scand. 1972; 43(3):176-87. PMID: 5081075.
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  83. White AA, Feagin JA. The management of the foot in leprosy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1972; 85:115-21. PMID: 4402558.
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  84. White AA, Hirsch C. The significance of the vertebral posterior elements in the mechanics of the thoracic spine. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1971 Nov-Dec; 81:2-14. PMID: 5133041.
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  85. White AA. Kinematics of the normal spine as related to scoliosis. J Biomech. 1971 Oct; 4(5):405-11. PMID: 5133357.
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  86. Panjabi M, White AA. A mathematical approach for three-dimensional analysis of the mechanics of the spine. J Biomech. 1971 May; 4(3):203-11. PMID: 5119416.
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  87. Hirsch C, White AA. Characteristics in the thoracic spine motion. Studies on autopsy specimens. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1971 Mar-Apr; 75:156-63. PMID: 5554619.
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  88. White AA, Hirsch C. An experimental study of the immediate load bearing capacity of some commonly used iliac bone grafts. Acta Orthop Scand. 1971; 42(6):482-90. PMID: 4947292.
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  89. White AA. Analysis of the mechanics of the thoracic spine in man. An experimental study of autopsy specimens. Acta Orthop Scand Suppl. 1969; 127:1-105. PMID: 5264709.
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