Cumhur Oner

Full Professor

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Cumhur Öner obtained in 1980 his Medical Degree in Ankara, Turkey and did his orthopaedic surgery training in Rotterdam between 1987 and 1993. Since 1993 he works as an orthopaedic spine surgeon at the University Medical Centre Utrecht. He obtained his PhD (cum laude) in 1999 from the University of Utrecht. The work for his PhD thesis focused on the diagnostic and prognostic parameters in spinal trauma patients. He is the head of the neuro-orthopaedic spine unit since 2002. Cumhur Öner has actively participated in the foundation of the international Spine Trauma Study Group and is currently member of the steering committee of the Knowledge Forum Trauma of the AOSpine International. He has been involved in clinical spine research as well as the bone and intervertebral disc RM program in the UMC Utrecht. He was the president of the Dutch Spine Society between 2007-2011.

Recent publications

Surgical treatment of traumatic fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine Timon F.G. Vercoulen, Menco J.S. Niemeyer, Felix Peuker, Jorrit Jan Verlaan, F. Cumhur Oner, Said Sadiqi
Brain and Spine, 2024, vol. 4
Radiologic Assessment of Interbody Fusion Anneli A A Duits, Paul R van Urk, A Mechteld Lehr, Don Nutzinger, Maarten R L Reijnders, Harrie Weinans, Wouter Foppen, F Cuhmur Oner, Steven M van Gaalen, Moyo C Kruyt
JBJS reviews, 2024, vol. 12, p.1-11
Spinal Post-traumatic Deformity Erin E A De Gendt, Greg D Schroeder, Andrei Joaquim, Jin Tee, Rishi M Kanna, Frank Kandziora, Gaurav R Dhakal, Emiliano N Vialle, Mohammad El-Sharkawi, Klaus J Schnake, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Alex R Vaccaro, Sander P J Muijs, Lorin M Benneker, F Cumhur Oner
Clinical Spine Surgery, 2023, vol. 36, p.E94-E100
The use of red flags during the referral chain of patients surgically treated for symptomatic spinal metastases Floris R van Tol, Isabelle M L P Kamm, Anne L Versteeg, Karijn P M Suijkerbuijk, Helena M Verkooijen, Cumher Oner, Jorrit-Jan Verlaan
Neuro-Oncology Practice, 2023, vol. 10, p.301-306
The Influence of Regional Differences on the Reliability of the AO Spine Sacral Injury Classification System Brian A Karamian, Gregory D Schroeder, Mark J Lambrechts, Jose A Canseco, Emiliano N Vialle, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Lorin M Benneker, Marcel R Dvorak, Frank Kandziora, Cumhur Oner, Klaus Schnake, Christopher K Kepler, Alexander R Vaccaro,
Global Spine Journal, 2022, vol. 13, p.2025-2032
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis of the cervical spine causing dysphagia and airway obstruction Netanja I. Harlianto, Jonneke S. Kuperus, Firdaus A.A. Mohamed Hoesein, Pim A. de Jong, Jacob A. de Ru, F. Cumhur Öner, Jorrit Jan Verlaan
Spine Journal, 2022, vol. 22, p.1490-1503