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