Research surveys

Explore regional and international research surveys from the AO Spine community, for the community

Engaging our members and understanding their perspectives can bring about invaluable results to various topics and research questions. We invite our members to share their opinions and perspectives by participating in our online surveys.

Complete our open surveys. Explore the outcomes and findings from our closed surveys.

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Open surveys

The AO Spine Knowledge Forum Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) seeks spine surgeons' input to understand the current management preference of cervical SCI. The results will be used to plan a larger international multicenter prospective study.

The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete. Deadline Sunday, January 17, 2021. Access survey here.

Closed surveys (2019 to present)

  • Perceived impact of gender on spine surgery practice and training: a web-based survey

    Purpose: To identify gender-based differences within spine surgery, trying to identify factors that may influence male and female careers.

    Release date: September 2019

    Target community: Latin America

    Principal investigator: Asdrubal Falavigna

    Outcomes: -

  • Use, Accessibility and Limitations of Intraoperative Neurophysiology in Latin America

    Purpose: To describe the use, accessibility, and limitations of the intraoperative neuromonitoring in Latin America. See which countries have more difficulties on access and which pathologies surgeons believe neuromonitoring is more important in.

    Release date: August 2019

    Target community: Latin America

    Principal investigator: Alfredo Guiroy


  • International Survey of Anti-Coagulation Practices in Spine Surgery 1.0

    Purpose: The objective of this survey is to assess the practices and variations towards anti-coagulation procedures of the international spine surgery community to establish future consensus and guidelines
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    Release date: May 2019

    Target community: International

    Principal Coordinating Investigator: Dino Samartzis


  • Surgery for acute traumatic spinal cord injury

    Purpose: To evaluate the opinion and practices among spine surgeons on timing of decompression in patients with acute traumatic spinal cord injury.

    Release date: March 2019

    Target community: Latin America

    Principal investigator: Asdrubal Falavigna and Alisson Telles

    Outcomes: -

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