Early onset scoliosis & corrective spine surgery
Scoliosis animal models & spine biomechanics
Disc cell biology; bone anabolic agents
McGill Scoliosis & Spinal Research Chair, McGill University
Chief of McGill Scoliosis & Spine Group, McGill University
Assistant Professor of Surgery, McGill University
Clinical Director of Scoliosis & Spine Surgery, Shriners Hospital Canada and Montreal Children's Hospital
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, McGill University Health Centre
Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ)
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
MITACS (submitted and pending grant approval)
Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Children's Specialist Foundation of San Diego
BioSurface Engineering Techno (BioSet)
BRAIST Study/AIS/University of Iowa
Montreal General Hospital
1650 Cedar Avenue, T8-200
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
Telephone (514) 934-1934 ext 42234
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G Rahul, F Mwale, J Ouellet, P Roughley, T Steffen, J Antoniou, L Haglund. Development of an organ culture system for long term survival of the intact human intervertebral. (Accepted but pending publication Spine Journal)
M Parolin, R Gawri, F Mwale, T Steffen, P Roughley, J Antoniou, P Jarzem, L Haglund, J Ouellet. Development of a whole disc organ culture system to study human intervertebral disc (Abstract)
F Mwale, G Yao, JA Ouellet, A Petit, J Antoniou. Effect of Parathyroid Hormone on Type X and Type II Collagen Expression in Mesenchymal Stem cells from Osteoarthritic Patients. Tissue Eng Part A. Epub ahead of print, Aug 18, 2010
MY Akoume, B Azeddine, I Turgeon, A Franco, H Labelle, B Poitras, CH Rivard, G Grimard, J Ouellet, S parent, A Moreau. Cell-based screening test for idiopathic scoliosis using cellular dielectric spectroscopy. Spine. 2010 Jun 1:25(13):E601-8
A Moreau, M-Y Akoumé, Ndong, B Azeddine, A Franco, PH Rompré, M-H Roy-Gagnon, I. Turgeon, D Wang, KM Bagnall, B Poitras, H. Labelle, C-H Rivard, G Grimard, J Ouellet, S Parent, F Moldovan. Molecular and genetic aspects of idiopathic scoliosis. Blood test for idiopathic scoliosis [German]. Orthopäde. 38:114–121, 2009.
F Mwale, HT Wang, A Petit, P-L Girard-Lauriault, JA Ouellet, MR Wertheimer, J Antoniou. The potential of N-rich plasma-polymerized ethylene (PPE:N) films for regulating the phenotype of the nucleus pulposus. The Open Orthop J. 2: 137-144, 2008.
F Mwale, CN Demers, A Petit, JA Ouellet, J Antoniou. Differential effects of tri-iodothyronine and transforming growth factor beta-1 on collagens newly synthesized by human and murine mesenchymal stem cells. J Stem Cells. 3: 13-23, 2008.
F Mwale, G Marguier, JA Ouellet, A Petit, LM Epure, J Antoniou, LE Chalifour. Effect of Dexrazoxane and Amifostine on the vertebral bone quality of Doxorubicin treated male rats. The Open Orthop J. 2: 115-120, 2008.
V Arlet, J Shilt, E Bersusky, M Abel JA Ouellet, D Evans, KV Menon, F Kandziora, F Shen, C Lamartina, M Adams, V Reddi. Experience with an online prospective database on adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: development and implementation. Eur Spine J. 17:1497-506, 2008.
AS Kanter, J Jagannathan, CI Shaffrey, JA Ouellet, PV Mummaneni. Inflammatory and dysplastic lesions involving the spine. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 19:93-109, 2008.
FH Shen, I Marks, C Shaffrey, JA Ouellet, V Arlet. The use of an expandable cage for corpectomy reconstruction of vertebral body tumors through a posterior extracavitary approach: a multicenter consecutive case series of prospectively followed patients. Spine J. 8:329-39, 2008.
K Letellier, B Azeddine, S Blain, I Turgeon, DS Wang, BM Samba, F Moldovan, H Labelle, B Poitras, CH Rivard, G Grimard, S Parent, JA Ouellet, G Lacroix, A Moreau. Etiopathogenesis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and new molecular concepts [French]. Med Sci. 23:910-916, 2007.
HB Yeon, J Weinberg, V Arlet, JA Ouellet, KB Wood. Anterior lumbar instrumentation improves correction of severe lumbar Lenke C curves in double major idiopathic scoliosis Eur Spine J. 16(:1379-1385, 2007.
F Mwale, HT Wang, A Petit, P-L Girard-Lauriault, CJ Hunter, JA Ouellet, MR Wertheimer, J Antoniou J. The effect of novel nitrogen-rich plasma polymer coatings on the phenotypic profile of notochordal cells. Biomed Eng Online. 6:33, 2007.
JM Mac-Thiong, H Labelle, S Parent, B Poitras, A Jodoin, JA Ouellet, L Duong. Assessment of sacral doming in lumbosacral spondylolisthesis. Spine. 32:1888-1895, 2007.
A Alobaid, V Arlet, JA Ouellet, R Reindl. Surgical technique. Technical notes on reduction of thoracic spine fracture dislocation. Can J Surg. 49:131-134, 2006.
V Arlet, L Jiang, T Steffen, JA Ouellet, R Reindl, M Aebi. Harvesting local cylinder autograft from adjacent vertebral body for anterior lumbar interbody fusion: surgical technique, operative feasibility and preliminary clinical results. Eur Spine J. 15:1352-1359, 2006
R Reindl, JA Ouellet, E Harvey, G Berry, V Arlet. Anterior reduction for cervical spine dislocations. Spine. 31:648-52, 2006.
Refereed Papers (submitted)
L Haglund, JA Ouellet, P Roughley. Variation in chondroadherin abundance and fragmentation in the human scoliotic disc. Spine. Under revision.
F Mwale, A Petit, G Yao, JA Ouellet, J Antoniou. Effect of parathyroid hormone on type X and type II collagen expression in mesenchymal stem cells from osteoarthritis patients. Tissue Eng. Submitted, February 2010.
Gawri R, Mwale F, Ouellet JA, Roughley PJ, Stephen T, Antoniou J, Haglund L. Development of an organ culture system for long-term survival of the intact human intervertebral disc. Spine. Submitted, February 2010.
F Mwale, CN Demers, P-L Girard-Lauriault, D Stachura, JA Ouellet, A Petit, MR Wertheimer, J Antoniou. Effect of nitrated surfaced on type X collagen expression by growth plate chondrocytes. Tissue Eng Part A. Epub ahead of print, Aug 18, 2010
Book Chapters (2005-2010)
Neuromuscular Scoliosis. In: Spinal Disorders: Fundamentals of Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer, 2008.
Neuromuscular Scoliosis (Chapter 5.1.3). In: AO Manuel of Spinal Surgery. Thieme, 2007.
Congenital Kyphosis and Kyphoscoliosis (Chapter 5.2.2). In: AO Manuel of Spinal Surgery. Thieme, 2007.