Spinal Surgery

Early work with Dr Ian Macnab, one of the world’s leaders in spinal degeneration and its treatment by decompression and fusion, led to an early career in spinal trauma, as the head of the adult spinal injuries unit of the Toronto General Hospital. This also led to work in the rehabilitation of traumatic paraplegia. After 10 years or so, the volume of knee surgery (due to arthroscopy), was such that spinal injuries were all referred to Dr John Kostuik, who did such an excellent job that he later became Professor of Surgery, and Head of Spinal Surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

Selected Spine Papers

* Jackson, R.W.: Correction of Spinal Curvatures in Paraplegia by Method of Harrington Fusion. Medical Services Journal Canada. Vol. 22: No. 7, 486496, July/August 1966 [PubMed]
Jackson, R.W. & Langer, B.: Spinal Osteotomy to Correct Deformity in Paraplegia. Modern Medicine. Vol. 28: 663665, 1973
Jackson RW. Surgical stabilisation of the spine. Paraplegia. 1975;13:71–74. [PubMed]
Jackson RW. Sport for the spinal paralysed person. Paraplegia. 1987;25:301–304. [PubMed]