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 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis 15
5 Cervical Radiculopathy 14
6 Lumbar Spinal Stenosis 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 Congenital Scoliosis 4
21 Cervical Facet Dislocations & Fractures 4
22 Synovial Facet Cyst 3
23 Cervical Spine Trauma Evaluation 3
24 Adult Pyogenic Vertebral Osteomyelitis 3
25 Chance Fracture (flexion-distraction injury) 3
26 Discogenic Back Pain 3
27 Thoracic Disc Herniation 3
28 Low Back Pain - Introduction 3
29 Spinal Tuberculosis 2
30 Cervical Stenosis 2
31 Rheumatoid Cervical Spondylitis 2
32 DISH (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis) 2
33 Spinal Cord Anatomy 2
34 Cervical Spine Anatomy 2
35 Cauda Equina Syndrome 2
36 Pathologic Scoliosis 2
37 Congenital Muscular Torticollis 2
38 Atlantoaxial Rotatory Displacement (AARD) 2
39 Lumbar Spine Anatomy 2
40 Klippel-Feil Syndrome 1
41 Cerebral Palsy - Spinal Disorders 1
42 Scheuermann's Kyphosis 1
43 Thoracic Spine Anatomy 1
44 Spinal Cord Monitoring 1
45 Cervical Disc Replacement 1
46 Occipitocervical Instability & Dislocation 1
47 Primary Spine Tumors 1
48 Cervical Lateral Mass Fracture Separation 1
49 Lower Extremity Spine & Neuro Exam 1
50 Thoracolumbar Fracture-Dislocation 1
51 Traumatic Spondylolisthesis of Axis (Hangman's Fracture) 1
52 Pediatric Cervical Trauma Overview 1
53 Pseudosubluxation of the Cervical Spine 1
54 Atlantoaxial Instability 1
55 Disk Space Infection - Pediatric 1