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Patrick J Connolly MD

InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentOrthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation
AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
119 Belmont Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentOrthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation

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    Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, United StatesBALiberal Arts
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, United StatesMDMedicine

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    Patrick Connolly

    Clinical InterestAdult Spinal Deformity
    Cervical Myelopathy
    Cervial Spine Disk Herniation
    Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    Spinal Fractures
    Practice Location
    119 Belmont Street
    Orthopedic Surgery
    Worcester, MA 01605
    Board CertificationAmerican Board of
    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Medical DegreeNorthwestern University
    Medical School 1984
    Chicago Illinois
    Residency/TrainingRobert Wood Johnson
    University Hospital
    FellowshipToronto General Hospital

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    1. Connolly PJ. Sleeping in Airports. JAMA Neurol. 2023 Sep 01; 80(9):887-888. PMID: 37358868.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Curtin P, Mitchell B, Patel J, Lansbury J, Connolly P, Stauff M. Patterns of concomitant injury in thoracic spine fractures. N Am Spine Soc J. 2022 Jun; 10:100109. PMID: 35313626.
    3. Narain AS, Kitto AZ, Braun B, Poorman MJ, Curtin P, Slavin J, Whalen G, DiPaola CP, Connolly PJ, Stauff MP. Does the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Accurately Predict Complications Rates After Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedures? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2021 Jun 15; 46(12):E655-E662. PMID: 33337678.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Ziani W, Shao J, Fang A, Connolly PJ, Wang X, Veazey RS, Xu H. Mucosal integrin a4?7 blockade fails to reduce the seeding and size of viral reservoirs in SIV-infected rhesus macaques. FASEB J. 2021 02; 35(2):e21282. PMID: 33484474.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    5. Shu HT, Rigor P, Panish BJ, Connolly P, Argintar E. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Suture Augmentation: A Report of Two Cases With Two-Year Follow-Up. Cureus. 2021 Jan 03; 13(1):e12447. PMID: 33552765.
    6. Connolly PJ. Causation and gravitation in George Cheyne's Newtonian natural philosophy. Stud Hist Philos Sci. 2021 02; 85:145-154. PMID: 33966769.
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    7. Rockson HB, DiPaola CP, Connolly PJ, Stauff MP. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis for Patients Having Elective Spine Surgery: When, Why, and How Much. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jul 03; 101(13):1220-1229. PMID: 31274725.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Ramayya AG, Chen HI, Marcotte PJ, Brem S, Zager EL, Osiemo B, Piazza M, Sharma N, McClintock SD, Schuster JM, Ali ZS, Connolly P, Heuer GG, Grady MS, Kung DK, Ozturk AK, O'Rourke DM, Malhotra NR. Assessing variability in surgical decision making among attending neurosurgeons at an academic center. J Neurosurg. 2019 May 31; 132(6):1970-1976. PMID: 31151100.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    
    9. Wagner PJ, DiPaola CP, Connolly PJ, Stauff MP. Controversies in the Management of Central Cord Syndrome: The State of the Art. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Apr 04; 100(7):618-626. PMID: 29613932.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Foley MM, Magilligan FJ, Torgersen CE, Major JJ, Anderson CW, Connolly PJ, Wieferich D, Shafroth PB, Evans JE, Infante D, Craig LS. Landscape context and the biophysical response of rivers to dam removal in the United States. PLoS One. 2017; 12(7):e0180107. PMID: 28692693.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    
    11. Connolly PJ. Lockean superaddition and Lockean humility. Stud Hist Philos Sci. 2015 Jun; 51:53-61. PMID: 26227231.
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    12. Bellmore JR, Baxter CV, Connolly PJ. Spatial complexity reduces interaction strengths in the meta-food web of a river floodplain mosaic. Ecology. 2015 Jan; 96(1):274-83. PMID: 26236912.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    13. Stauff MP, Connolly PJ, Hurwitz EL. Commentary on perioperative variables and minimally invasive surgical techniques: are we asking the right questions? Spine J. 2014 Aug 01; 14(8):1709-11. PMID: 25085724.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Bookland MJ, Sukul V, Connolly PJ. Use of a cyanoacrylate skin adhesive to reduce external ventricular drain infection rates. J Neurosurg. 2014 Jul; 121(1):189-94. PMID: 24506244.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Carvalho KS, Sukul VV, Bookland MJ, Koch SA, Connolly PJ. Deep brain stimulation of the globus pallidus suppresses post-traumatic dystonic tremor. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Jan; 21(1):153-5. PMID: 23896546.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Lange J, Karellas A, Street J, Eck JC, Lapinsky A, Connolly PJ, Dipaola CP. Estimating the effective radiation dose imparted to patients by intraoperative cone-beam computed tomography in thoracolumbar spinal surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 01; 38(5):E306-12. PMID: 23238490.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Bellmore JR, Baxter CV, Martens K, Connolly PJ. The floodplain food web mosaic: a study of its importance to salmon and steelhead with implications for their recovery. Ecol Appl. 2013 Jan; 23(1):189-207. PMID: 23495646.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    18. Abosch A, Timmermann L, Bartley S, Rietkerk HG, Whiting D, Connolly PJ, Lanctin D, Hariz MI. An international survey of deep brain stimulation procedural steps. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2013; 91(1):1-11. PMID: 23154755.
      Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Eskander MS, Balsis SM, Balinger C, Howard CM, Lewing NW, Eskander JP, Aubin ME, Lange J, Eck J, Connolly PJ, Jenis LG. The association between preoperative spinal cord rotation and postoperative C5 nerve palsy. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Sep 05; 94(17):1605-9. PMID: 22992851.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    20. Eck JC, Martin CJ, Lapinsky A, Connolly PJ, Dipaola C. Does intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring have predictive value for functional recovery following spinal cord injury? A case report. J Clin Monit Comput. 2013 Feb; 27(1):93-6. PMID: 22941585.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Kramer DR, Halpern CH, Connolly PJ, Jaggi JL, Baltuch GH. Error reduction with routine checklist use during deep brain stimulation surgery. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2012; 90(4):255-9. PMID: 22699928.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Connolly PJ, Halpern CH, Baltuch GH, Danish SF, Jaggi JL. Implications for programming strategy of the location of the active contact in subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. J Clin Neurosci. 2012 Jul; 19(7):1029-31. PMID: 22551587.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Osbun JW, Ellenbogen RG, Chesnut RM, Chin LS, Connolly PJ, Cosgrove GR, Delashaw JB, Golfinos JG, Greenlee JD, Haines SJ, Jallo J, Muizelaar JP, Nanda A, Shaffrey M, Shah MV, Tew JM, van Loveren HR, Weinand ME, White JA, Wilberger JE. A multicenter, single-blind, prospective randomized trial to evaluate the safety of a polyethylene glycol hydrogel (Duraseal Dural Sealant System) as a dural sealant in cranial surgery. World Neurosurg. 2012 Nov; 78(5):498-504. PMID: 22381303.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Liu MX, Cai DM, Connolly PJ, Eskander MS. 54-year follow-up of lumbar posterior fusion with tibial graft. Orthopedics. 2011 Nov; 34(11):838-9. PMID: 22050248.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Eskander MS, Aubin ME, Drew JM, Eskander JP, Balsis SM, Eck J, Lapinsky AS, Connolly PJ. Is there a difference between simultaneous or staged decompressions for combined cervical and lumbar stenosis? J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Aug; 24(6):409-13. PMID: 21150658.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Eskander MS, Aubin ME, Major JW, Huning BA, Drew J, Marvin J, Connolly PJ. The characteristics of patients with type 1: intraforaminal vertebral artery anomalies? Orthopedics. 2011 Jun 14; 34(6):184. PMID: 21667905.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Aubin ME, Eskander MS, Drew JM, Marvin J, Eskander JP, Eck J, Connolly PJ. Identification of type 1: interforaminal vertebral artery anomalies in cervical spine MRIs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Dec 15; 35(26):E1610-1. PMID: 21116215.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Eskander MS, Onyedika II, Eskander JP, Connolly PJ, Eck JC, Lapinsky A. Revision strategy for posterior extrusion of the CHARIT? polyethylene core. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 15; 35(24):E1430-4. PMID: 21030890.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Eskander MS, Drew JM, Aubin ME, Marvin J, Franklin PD, Eck JC, Patel N, Boyle K, Connolly PJ. Vertebral artery anatomy: a review of two hundred fifty magnetic resonance imaging scans. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Nov 01; 35(23):2035-40. PMID: 20938397.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Eskander MS, Eskander JP, Drew JM, Pelow-Aidlen JL, Eslami MH, Connolly PJ. A modified technique for dowel fibular strut graft placement and circumferential fusion in the setting of L5-S1 spondylolisthesis and multilevel degenerative disc disease. Neurosurgery. 2010 Sep; 67(3 Suppl Operative):ons91-5; discussion ons95. PMID: 20679943.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Gold JI, Law CT, Connolly P, Bennur S. Relationships between the threshold and slope of psychometric and neurometric functions during perceptual learning: implications for neuronal pooling. J Neurophysiol. 2010 Jan; 103(1):140-54. PMID: 19864439.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    32. Eskander MS, Connolly PJ, Eskander JP, Brooks DD. Injury of an aberrant vertebral artery during a routine corpectomy: a case report and literature review. Spinal Cord. 2009 Oct; 47(10):773-5. PMID: 19308072.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Connolly PJ, Kilpatrick M, Jaggi JL, Church E, Baltuch GH. Feasibility of an operational standardized checklist for movement disorder surgery. A pilot study. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2009; 87(2):94-100. PMID: 19223695.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    34. Gold JI, Law CT, Connolly P, Bennur S. The relative influences of priors and sensory evidence on an oculomotor decision variable during perceptual learning. J Neurophysiol. 2008 Nov; 100(5):2653-68. PMID: 18753326.
      Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    35. Brooks D, Eskander M, Eskander J, Franklin P, Connolly P, Sagi HC, Riew KD. The risk of reintubation following anterior cervical spine surgery. Orthopedics. 2008 Mar; 31(3):198. PMID: 18351038.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Brooks D, Eskander M, Balsis S, Ordway N, Connolly P. Imaging assessment of lumbar pedicle screw placement: sensitivity and specificity of plain radiographs and computer axial tomography. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Jun 01; 32(13):1450-3. PMID: 17545915.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Eskander M, Brooks D, Ordway N, Dale E, Connolly P. Analysis of pedicle and translaminar facet fixation in a multisegment interbody fusion model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Apr 01; 32(7):E230-5. PMID: 17414898.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. McCally RL, Connolly PJ, Stark WJ, Jain S, Azar DT. Identical excimer laser PTK treatments in rabbits result in two distinct haze responses. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Oct; 47(10):4288-94. PMID: 17003417.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
    39. Sagi HC, Manos R, Benz R, Ordway NR, Connolly PJ. Electromagnetic field-based image-guided spine surgery part one: results of a cadaveric study evaluating lumbar pedicle screw placement. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Sep 01; 28(17):2013-8. PMID: 12973150.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Sagi HC, Manos R, Park SC, Von Jako R, Ordway NR, Connolly PJ. Electromagnetic field-based image-guided spine surgery part two: results of a cadaveric study evaluating thoracic pedicle screw placement. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Sep 01; 28(17):E351-4. PMID: 12973162.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Shapiro S, Connolly P, Donnaldson J, Abel T. Cadaveric fibula, locking plate, and allogeneic bone matrix for anterior cervical fusions after cervical discectomy for radiculopathy or myelopathy. J Neurosurg. 2001 Jul; 95(1 Suppl):43-50. PMID: 11453430.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    42. Beutler WJ, Sweeney CA, Connolly PJ. Recurrent laryngeal nerve injury with anterior cervical spine surgery risk with laterality of surgical approach. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2001 Jun 15; 26(12):1337-42. PMID: 11426148.
      Citations: 39     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Morganti C, Sweeney CA, Albanese SA, Burak C, Hosea T, Connolly PJ. Return to play after cervical spine injury. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2001 May 15; 26(10):1131-6. PMID: 11413424.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Carroll EA, Gordon B, Sweeney CA, Joy S, Connolly PJ. Traumatic atlantoaxial distraction injury: a case report. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2001 Feb 15; 26(4):454-7. PMID: 11224897.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Jain S, McCally RL, Connolly PJ, Azar DT. Mitomycin C reduces corneal light scattering after excimer keratectomy. Cornea. 2001 Jan; 20(1):45-9. PMID: 11189003.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    46. Herkowitz HN, Connolly PJ, Gundry CR, Varlotta GP, Zdeblick TA, Truumees E. Resident and fellowship guidelines: educational guidelines for resident training in spinal surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2000 Oct 15; 25(20):2703-7. PMID: 11034660.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Seybold EA, Baker JA, Criscitiello AA, Ordway NR, Park CK, Connolly PJ. Characteristics of unicortical and bicortical lateral mass screws in the cervical spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1999 Nov 15; 24(22):2397-403. PMID: 10586467.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Connolly PJ, Ordway NR, Sacks T, Kolata R, Yuan HA. Video-assisted thoracic diskectomy and anterior release: a biomechanical analysis of an endoscopic technique. Orthopedics. 1999 Oct; 22(10):923-6. PMID: 10535554.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    49. Kopacz KJ, Connolly PJ. The prevalence of cervical spondylolisthesis. Orthopedics. 1999 Jul; 22(7):677-9. PMID: 10418863.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    50. Connolly PJ, Grob D. Bracing of patients after fusion for degenerative problems of the lumbar spine--yes or no? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1998 Jun 15; 23(12):1426-8. PMID: 9654635.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Connolly PJ, Rosenbaum AE, Sacks T, Kopacz KJ. Incomplete intradural lumbar disk herniation. Orthopedics. 1997 Oct; 20(10):977-9. PMID: 9362083.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    52. Connolly PJ, Clem MF, Kolata R, Ordway N, Zheng Y, Yuan H. Video-assisted thoracic corpectomy and spinal reconstruction: a biomechanical analysis of open versus endoscopic technique. J Spinal Disord. 1996 Dec; 9(6):453-9. PMID: 8976484.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    53. Connolly PJ, Esses SI, Kostuik JP. Anterior cervical fusion: outcome analysis of patients fused with and without anterior cervical plates. J Spinal Disord. 1996 Jun; 9(3):202-6. PMID: 8854274.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Christens-Barry WA, Green WJ, Connolly PJ, Farrell RA, McCally RL. Spatial mapping of polarized light transmission in the central rabbit cornea. Exp Eye Res. 1996 Jun; 62(6):651-62. PMID: 8983947.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Animals
    55. Braunstein RE, Jain S, McCally RL, Stark WJ, Connolly PJ, Azar DT. Objective measurement of corneal light scattering after excimer laser keratectomy. Ophthalmology. 1996 Mar; 103(3):439-43. PMID: 8600420.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Connolly PJ, Von Schroeder HP, Johnson GE, Kostuik JP. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Long-term effect of instrumentation extending to the lumbar spine. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1995 Aug; 77(8):1210-6. PMID: 7642667.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Mardjetko SM, Connolly PJ, Shott S. Degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. A meta-analysis of literature 1970-1993. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1994 Oct 15; 19(20 Suppl):2256S-2265S. PMID: 7817240.
      Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Kostuik JP, Connolly PJ, Esses SI, Suh P. Anterior cervical plate fixation with the titanium hollow screw plate system. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1993 Aug; 18(10):1273-8. PMID: 8211358.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. Connolly PJ, Esses SI, Heggeness MH, Cook SS. Unilateral facet dislocation of the lumbosacral junction. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1992 Oct; 17(10):1244-8. PMID: 1440017.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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