Spine High-Yield Topics

Number of times each topic has been tested on the OITE exam since 2004.

# Topic Questions
1 Cervical Myelopathy 23
2 Lumbar Disc Herniation 19
3 Spinal Cord Injuries 18
4 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis 15
5 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis 15
6 Cervical Radiculopathy 14
7 Degenerative Spondylolisthesis 14
8 Ankylosing Spondylitis 12
9 Pediatric Spondylolisthesis & Spondylolysis 11
10 Intervertebral Disc 10
11 Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries 10
12 Odontoid Fracture (Adult and Pediatric) 9
13 Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture 6
14 Thoracolumbar Burst Fractures 6
15 Adult Spinal Deformity 6
16 Adult Isthmic Spondylolisthesis 5
17 Spinal Epidural Abscess 5
18 Halo Orthosis Immobilization 5
19 Atlas Fracture & Transverse Ligament Injuries 5
20 Cervical Facet Dislocations & Fractures 4
21 Congenital Scoliosis 4
22 Cervical Spine Trauma Evaluation 3
23 Adult Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitis 3
24 Chance Fracture (flexion-distraction injury) 3
25 Thoracic Disc Herniation 3
26 Low Back Pain - Introduction 3
27 Discogenic Back Pain 2
28 Spinal Tuberculosis 2
29 Cervical Stenosis 2
30 Rheumatoid Cervical Spondylitis 2
31 DISH (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis) 2
32 Spinal Cord Anatomy 2
33 Lumbar Spine Anatomy 2
34 Cauda Equina Syndrome 2
35 Synovial Facet Cyst 2
36 Cervical Spine Anatomy 2
37 Pathologic Scoliosis 2
38 Congenital Muscular Torticollis 2
39 Atlantoaxial Rotatory Displacement (AARD) 2
40 Klippel-Feil Syndrome 1
41 Cerebral Palsy - Spinal Disorders 1
42 Thoracic Spine Anatomy 1
43 Spinal Cord Monitoring 1
44 Cervical Disc Replacement 1
45 Lumbar Disc Replacement 1
46 Scheuermann's Kyphosis 1
47 Occipitocervical Instability & Dislocation 1
48 Primary Spine Tumors 1
49 Cervical Lateral Mass Fracture Separation 1
50 Lower Extremity Spine & Neuro Exam 1
51 Thoracolumbar Fracture-Dislocation 1
52 Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of Axis (Hangman's Fracture) 1
53 Pediatric Cervical Trauma Overview 1
54 Pseudosubluxation of the Cervical Spine 1
55 Atlantoaxial Instability 1
56 Disk Space Infection - Pediatric 1