Spine High-Yield Topics

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

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