His early pioneering work on CT scans for burst
fractures led to a better understanding of implant behavior first
with Harrington rods and, subsequently, with many other devices. He
and his lab have set the standard on biomechanical testing of
implant and construct performance. More recently, they have done
pioneering work on disk endplate interface behavior and the effects
of wear debris around the spine.
Dr. McAfee has been an investigator and international leader for
minimally-invasive surgical techniques. He has led the way in
understanding approach-related morbidity from conventional and
minimally-invasive strategies. He has the most personal experience
with lumbar artificial disk replacement of any surgeon in the United
States. A member of the Committee on the Spine - American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. McAfee also serves on the editorial boards
of Spine, Journal of Spinal Disorders, and The Spine Journal. He has
published extensively throughout his career.
» CLICK to read a letter from one of Dr. McAfee's patients
To view a PDF of Dr. McAfee's disclosures » click here.