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Richard Mccarthy

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InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentOrthopaedics Surgery, College of Medicine
DivisionOrthopaedics Surgery Faculty
Address501 Jack Stephens Drive
Mail Slot # 531
Little Rock AR 72205
Phone501-526-7219
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    InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    DepartmentNeurosurgery, College of Medicine


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    Richard E. McCarthy, M.D., Professor, Chief of Spinal Deformities, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery. He is also the past President of the Scoliosis Research Society. His area of research is early onset spinal deformities in children, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and neuromuscular/syndromic scoliosis. He practices at UAMS and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. His practice is almost exclusively spine with 80% children and 20% adults.

    Background: After completing college at Fordham University (B.S. 1970) and medical school at SUNY Downstate (M.D. 1974) he completed his training in orthopaedics at Harvard (1980) with six months of the training at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, UK. His fellowship in spine and pediatric orthopaedics was with John Hall M.D. at Harvard.


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    1. Luhmann SJ, Smith JC, McClung A, McCullough FL, McCarthy RE, Thompson GH. Radiographic Outcomes of Shilla Growth Guidance System and Traditional Growing Rods Through Definitive Treatment. Spine Deform. 2017 Jul; 5(4):277-282. PMID: 28622904.
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    2. Wilkinson JT, Songy CE, Bumpass DB, McCullough FL, McCarthy RE. Curve Modulation and Apex Migration Using Shilla Growth Guidance Rods for Early-onset Scoliosis at 5-Year Follow-up. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Apr 03. PMID: 28375968.
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    3. Poe-Kochert C, Shannon C, Pawelek JB, Thompson GH, Hardesty CK, Marks DS, Akbarnia BA, McCarthy RE, Emans JB. Final Fusion After Growing-Rod Treatment for Early Onset Scoliosis: Is It Really Final? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 16; 98(22):1913-1917. PMID: 27852908.
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    4. Morell SM, McCarthy RE. New developments in the treatment of early-onset spinal deformity: role of the Shilla growth guidance system. Med Devices (Auckl). 2016; 9:241-6. PMID: 27499651; PMCID: PMC4959757.
    5. Sun D, McCarthy M, Dooley AC, Ramakrishnaiah RH, Shelton RS, McLaren SG, Skinner RA, Suva LJ, McCarthy RE. Utility of an allograft tendon for scoliosis correction via the costo-transverse foreman. J Orthop Res. 2017 Jan; 35(1):183-192. PMID: 26990453.
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    6. Luhmann SJ, McCarthy RE. A Comparison of SHILLA GROWTH GUIDANCE SYSTEM and Growing Rods in the Treatment of Spinal Deformity in Children Less Than 10 Years of Age. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr 01. PMID: 27043203.
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    7. Knott P, Sturm P, Lonner B, Cahill P, Betsch M, McCarthy R, Kelly M, Lenke L, Betz R. Multicenter Comparison of 3D Spinal Measurements Using Surface Topography With Those From Conventional Radiography. Spine Deform. 2016 Mar; 4(2):98-103. PMID: 27927552.
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    8. McCarthy RE, McCullough FL. Shilla Growth Guidance for Early-Onset Scoliosis: Results After a Minimum of Five Years of Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Oct 07; 97(19):1578-84. PMID: 26446965.
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    9. Andras LM, Joiner ER, McCarthy RE, McCullough L, Luhmann SJ, Sponseller PD, Emans JB, Barrett KK, Skaggs DL. Growing Rods Versus Shilla Growth Guidance: Better Cobb Angle Correction and T1-S1 Length Increase But More Surgeries. Spine Deform. 2015 May; 3(3):246-252. PMID: 27927466.
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    10. Williams BA, Matsumoto H, McCalla DJ, Akbarnia BA, Blakemore LC, Betz RR, Flynn JM, Johnston CE, McCarthy RE, Roye DP, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Snyder BD, Sponseller PD, Sturm PF, Thompson GH, Yazici M, Vitale MG. Development and initial validation of the Classification of Early-Onset Scoliosis (C-EOS). J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 20; 96(16):1359-67. PMID: 25143496.
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    11. McCarthy RE, Luhmann S, Lenke L, McCullough FL. The Shilla growth guidance technique for early-onset spinal deformities at 2-year follow-up: a preliminary report. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Jan; 34(1):1-7. PMID: 23934092.
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    12. Flynn JM, Tomlinson LA, Pawelek J, Thompson GH, McCarthy R, Akbarnia BA. Growing-rod graduates: lessons learned from ninety-nine patients who completed lengthening. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Oct 02; 95(19):1745-50. PMID: 24088966.
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    13. Corona J, Miller DJ, Downs J, Akbarnia BA, Betz RR, Blakemore LC, Campbell RM, Flynn JM, Johnston CE, McCarthy RE, Roye DP, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Snyder BD, Sponseller PD, Sturm PF, Thompson GH, Yazici M, Vitale MG. Evaluating the extent of clinical uncertainty among treatment options for patients with early-onset scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 15; 95(10):e67. PMID: 23677368.
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    14. Tis JE, Karlin LI, Akbarnia BA, Blakemore LC, Thompson GH, McCarthy RE, Tello CA, Mendelow MJ, Southern EP. Early onset scoliosis: modern treatment and results. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Oct-Nov; 32(7):647-57. PMID: 22955526.
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    15. Sanders JO, Diab M, Richards SB, Lenke LG, Johnston CE, Emans JB, Sucato DJ, Erickson MA, Bridwell KH, McCarthy RE, Sarwark JF, Dormans JP. Fixation points within the main thoracic curve: does more instrumentation produce greater curve correction and improved results? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Oct 01; 36(21):E1402-6. PMID: 21681134.
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    16. Williams BJ, Smith JS, Fu KM, Hamilton DK, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, Knapp DR, McCarthy RE, Shaffrey CI. Does bone morphogenetic protein increase the incidence of perioperative complications in spinal fusion? A comparison of 55,862 cases of spinal fusion with and without bone morphogenetic protein. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Sep 15; 36(20):1685-91. PMID: 21897187.
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    17. Reames DL, Smith JS, Fu KM, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, Glassman SD, McCarthy RE, Knapp RD, Heary R, Shaffrey CI. Complications in the surgical treatment of 19,360 cases of pediatric scoliosis: a review of the Scoliosis Research Society Morbidity and Mortality database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Aug 15; 36(18):1484-91. PMID: 21037528.
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    18. Hamilton DK, Smith JS, Sansur CA, Glassman SD, Ames CP, Berven SH, Polly DW, Perra JH, Knapp DR, Boachie-Adjei O, McCarthy RE, Shaffrey CI. Rates of new neurological deficit associated with spine surgery based on 108,419 procedures: a report of the scoliosis research society morbidity and mortality committee. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 01; 36(15):1218-28. PMID: 21217448.
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    19. Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, McCarthy RE, Knapp DR, Shaffrey CI. Correlation of higher preoperative American Society of Anesthesiology grade and increased morbidity and mortality rates in patients undergoing spine surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Apr; 14(4):470-4. PMID: 21294615.
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    20. Elsebai HB, Yazici M, Thompson GH, Emans JB, Skaggs DL, Crawford AH, Karlin LI, McCarthy RE, Poe-Kochert C, Kostial P, Akbarnia BA. Safety and efficacy of growing rod technique for pediatric congenital spinal deformities. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jan-Feb; 31(1):1-5. PMID: 21150722.
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    21. Fu KM, Smith JS, Polly DW, Ames CP, Berven SH, Perra JH, Glassman SD, McCarthy RE, Knapp DR, Shaffrey CI. Morbidity and mortality associated with spinal surgery in children: a review of the Scoliosis Research Society morbidity and mortality database. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2011 Jan; 7(1):37-41. PMID: 21194285.
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    22. Kelly DM, McCarthy RE, McCullough FL, Kelly HR. Long-term outcomes of anterior spinal fusion with instrumentation for thoracolumbar and lumbar curves in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Jan 15; 35(2):194-8. PMID: 20081516.
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    23. McCarthy RE, Sucato D, Turner JL, Zhang H, Henson MA, McCarthy K. Shilla growing rods in a caprine animal model: a pilot study. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Mar; 468(3):705-10. PMID: 19693636; PMCID: PMC2816750.
    24. Sponseller PD, Yang JS, Thompson GH, McCarthy RE, Emans JB, Skaggs DL, Asher MA, Yazici M, Poe-Kochert C, Kostial P, Akbarnia BA. Pelvic fixation of growing rods: comparison of constructs. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jul 15; 34(16):1706-10. PMID: 19770612.
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    25. McCarthy, R.E., Sucato DJ, Zhang H, Turner J, Henson MA, McCarthy K. Shilla Growing Rods in Caprine Animal Model. Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. 2009.
    26. Elsebaie, HB, Yazici M, Thompson GH, Emans JB, Marks DX, Skaggs DL, Crawford AH, Karlin LI, McCarthy, R.E., Poe-Koechart C, Kostial P, Chen T, Akbarnia BA, Growing Spine Study Group. Safety and Efficacy of Growing Rods for pediatric Congenital Spinal Deformities. Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. September 2008. Salt Lake City, Utah. Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. 2009.
    27. McCarthy, R.E., Akbarnia BA, McCullough FL, Salari PA, Skaggs DA, Thompson GH, Shah SA, Perez-Grueso FS, Asher MA, Yazici M, Growing Spine Study Group. Growing Rods in Myelomeningocele for Scoliosis Treatment: Long Term Follow-up. Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. 2009.
    28. Sponseller PD, Yang JS, Akbarnia BA, Emans JB, Skaggs DL, McCarthy, R.E., Asher MA, Yazici M, Perez-Grueso FS, Poe-Kochert C, Kostial P, Thompson GH. Pelvic Fixation of Growing Rods: Comparison of Constructs. Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting. 2009.
    29. Akbarnia BA, Breakwell LM, Marks DS, McCarthy RE, Thompson AG, Canale SK, Kostial PN, Tambe A, Asher MA. Dual growing rod technique followed for three to eleven years until final fusion: the effect of frequency of lengthening. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Apr 20; 33(9):984-90. PMID: 18427320.
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    30. Sanders JO, Harrast JJ, Kuklo TR, Polly DW, Bridwell KH, Diab M, Dormans JP, Drummond DS, Emans JB, Johnston CE, Lenke LG, McCarthy RE, Newton PO, Richards BS, Sucato DJ. The Spinal Appearance Questionnaire: results of reliability, validity, and responsiveness testing in patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2007 Nov 15; 32(24):2719-22. PMID: 18007251.
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    31. Thompson GH, Lenke LG, Akbarnia BA, McCarthy RE, Campbell RM. Early onset scoliosis: future directions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Feb; 89 Suppl 1:163-6. PMID: 17272433.
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    32. Frino J, McCarthy RE, Sparks CY, McCullough FL. Trends in adolescent lumbar disk herniation. J Pediatr Orthop. 2006 Sep-Oct; 26(5):579-81. PMID: 16932094.
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    33. Stroud MH, McCarthy RE, Parham DM, Schexnayder SM. Fatal pulmonary fat embolism following spinal fusion surgery. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2006 May; 7(3):263-6. PMID: 16575351.
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    34. McCarthy RE. Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) meeting introduces new ideas, questions old beliefs, and challenges us to think in new and exciting ways. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2003 Sep 15; 28(18):2181. PMID: 14501934.
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